Explorer Group Sunseeker Specifications

Explorer Group Sunseeker Specifications
AUTOQUEST
Motor Caravan
The Explorer Group Limited Delves Lane, Consett, Co. Durham DH8 7PE
Telephone: 01207 699000 • Facsimile: 01207 699001 • www.explorer-group.co.uk
All the illustrations and descriptive matter in this guide are intended to give a general idea of the
caravan. Changing market and supply situations may prevent the manufacturer from maintaining
the exact specifications and details in this handbook and we therefore reserve the right to alter
specifications and materials as conditions demand.
Retailers are independent of the manufacturer and have absolutely no authority to bind the
manufacturer by any express or implied undertaking or representation.
Model Year 2011
OWNERS
HANDBOOK
Issue 2
CONTENTS
WELCOME & INTRODUCTION ......... 1-1
End Of Life Vehicle Directive ............................. 1-1
Explorer Group Technical Approvals ................ 1-1
GENERAL SAFETY ................................ 2-1
Please read before using your new
motorhome. ................................................... 2-1
Proper And Safe Use Of Storage Areas In
Motorhomes ................................................... 2-1
Ventilation .............................................................. 2-2
High-Level Ventilation .......................................... 2-2
Low-Level Ventilation ........................................... 2-2
Ventilation in Separate Bedrooms ..................... 2-2
Gas Dispersal Holes ............................................ 2-2
Fire Safety ............................................................... 2-2
Fire Extinguishers .................................................. 2-2
In Case Of Fire ...................................................... 2-2
Fire Retardant Foams .......................................... 2-2
PREPARING FOR THE ROAD .............. 3-1
Motorhome Weights Explained ......................... 3-1
Mass in Running Order ....................................... 3-1
Maximum Technically Permissible Laden Mass 3-1
User Payload .......................................................... 3-1
Loading .................................................................... 3-1
Roof Racks ............................................................. 3-1
Roof Loading ......................................................... 3-1
Before moving off .................................................. 3-2
For Safety ............................................................... 3-2
Pulling Off ............................................................... 3-2
MOTORWAY HANDLING .................... 4-1
Best Practice .......................................................... 4-1
Speed Limits ........................................................... 4-1
Bicycle Racks ......................................................... 4-1
ARRIVING ON SITE .............................. 5-1
Check Site Regulations ........................................ 5-1
Selecting A Pitch ................................................... 5-1
Lateral Levelling (Side To Side) .......................... 5-1
Leveller Jack ........................................................... 5-1
Ramp ........................................................................ 5-1
GETTING STARTED ............................. 6-1
Electricity ................................................................ 6-1
Power Supply Charger ........................................ 6-1
12v Systems: .......................................................... 6-1
Generator/Charger ............................................... 6-1
Electricity Mains Supply ....................................... 6-1
Connecting To Mains Supply On Arrival at
Site ................................................................... 6-1
Disconnecting Mains Supply When Leaving
Site ................................................................... 6-2
Overseas Electrical Connection ......................... 6-2
Gas Supply .............................................................. 6-3
Connection ............................................................ 6-3
Gas Regulator ........................................................ 6-3
Road Safe Gas Regulator .................................... 6-4
High Pressure Gas Hoses ................................... 6-5
Water System ........................................................ 6-5
Filling your fresh water tank .............................. 6-5
Waste Water Tank ................................................. 6-5
Draining Down Your Water System ................. 6-5
GAS SAFETY ADVICE ........................... 7-1
Facts about LPG .................................................... 7-1
Awning Spaces, LPG and Appliance Exhaust ... 7-1
LPG Gas System ................................................... 7-1
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM .......................... 8-1
12v Power Supply .................................................. 8-1
Battery Installation ................................................ 8-1
Battery Maintenance ............................................ 8-1
Generators / Charger ......................................... 8-1
230v Power Supply ................................................ 8-1
Mains Unit .............................................................. 8-1
Resetting the RCD ................................................ 8-1
Automatic Charging System ............................... 8-2
Maximum Bulb Ratings for Internal Lights ...... 8-2
HOW TO USE YOUR MOTORHOMES
EQUIPMENT .................................... 9-1
How To Operate Your Motorhome Entrance
Door ................................................................ 9-1
High Pressure Gas Hoses ................................... 9-1
Electrical Control Panel ...................................... 9-2
Gauge ...................................................................... 9-2
Switches .................................................................. 9-2
Indicator Lights ..................................................... 9-2
Cooking Equipment .............................................. 9-3
Gas Hob ................................................................. 9-3
Using The Oven .................................................... 9-4
Midi Prima Gas Oven .......................................... 9-4
Refrigerator Operation ....................................... 9-5
Autoquest Fridge ................................................... 9-5
230V Operation .................................................... 9-5
12V Operation ...................................................... 9-5
Water Heater Operation ................................... 9-6
Gas operation ........................................................ 9-6
230V Operation .................................................... 9-6
Space Heater Operation ..................................... 9-6
Gas Operation ...................................................... 9-6
Electric Operation ................................................. 9-6
Fan Operation (Option) ..................................... 9-6
Battery Charger .................................................... 9-7
Smoke Detector ................................................... 9-7
Rooflights ............................................................... 9-7
CONTENTS-1
CONTENTS
The Heki 2 ............................................................. 9-7
To Open To The Tilted Position: ......................... 9-7
To Open In The Intermediate Position: ........... 9-7
To Open In The Ventilation Position: ................ 9-7
Closing The Blinds: ................................................ 9-7
Opening The Blinds: .............................................. 9-8
Standard MPK Rooflight ...................................... 9-8
Door Flyscreen ..................................................... 9-8
Windows ................................................................ 9-8
Taps ........................................................................... 9-8
Kitchen Taps ........................................................... 9-8
Exterior Doors Retainers .................................. 9-9
Internal Doors ...................................................... 9-9
Toilet / Washroom Doors .................................. 9-9
Other Internal Doors .......................................... 9-9
Magnetic Catches ............................................... 9-10
Sprung Hinges ..................................................... 9-10
TV Aerial ............................................................... 9-10
FM Radio Connections ...................................... 9-10
Thetford Bench Toilet ........................................ 9-11
Preparing the toilet for use .............................. 9-11
Thetford Cassette Toilet .................................. 9-15
Introduction ......................................................... 9-15
Features: ............................................................... 9-15
Preparing for use ................................................ 9-15
Emptying the waste holding tank .................... 9-15
Winterising/Storage ........................................... 9-18
Cold weather use ............................................... 9-18
High Altitude and hot weather use ................ 9-18
Cleaning and maintenance ................................ 9-18
Toilet unit malfunctions ..................................... 9-19
How To Make Up Your Beds ............................ 9-20
SECURITY ............................................. 10-1
Motorhome Theft ............................................... 10-1
Explorer Protect - Autowatch 650 Motorhome
Alarm System (Optional Extra) ............... 10-1
Explorer Protect Autowatch 650 Motorhome
Alarm (Option) ........................................... 10-1
Basic Operation Arming the System .............. 10-1
Disarming the System ........................................ 10-1
Panic Alarm .......................................................... 10-1
Emergency Disarm ............................................. 10-1
Silent Arm and Disarm. ..................................... 10-1
Sensors .................................................................. 10-1
Passive Infra Red Sensor ................................... 10-1
Enhanced Features Arming The System In
“At Home” Mode. ...................................... 10-2
Arming the System in Test or Buzz Mode ..... 10-2
CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME ........ 11-1
Glass Fibre Reinforced Plastic (GRP) ............. 11-1
Acrylic Windows ................................................ 11-1
Window Blinds & Flyscreens ........................... 11-1
ABS - Wheel Spats & Panels ............................. 11-1
Interior Walls ....................................................... 11-1
Furniture ............................................................... 11-1
Carpets, Upholstery And Curtains ................. 11-1
Washroom And Handbasin Fittings ................ 11-1
Shower Trays ........................................................ 11-2
Water Systems .................................................... 11-2
Water Containers .............................................. 11-2
Internal Water Systems ..................................... 11-2
Truma Space Heater .......................................... 11-2
Thetford Toilet ..................................................... 11-3
Changing A Wheel .............................................. 11-3
STORAGE .............................................. 12-1
Long Term & Winter Storage ........................... 12-1
Motorhome Covers ........................................... 12-1
Power Drain ........................................................ 12-1
WARRANTY ......................................... 13-1
3-Year Manufacturer’s Warranty ..................... 13-1
Parts Covered By This Warranty for
Years 1 - ........................................................ 13-1
Specific Exclusions for Years 2 & 3 ................. 13-1
Conditions Attached To The Warranty: ......... 13-1
CODE OF PRACTICE - WATER
INGRESS ......................................... 14-1
Six (6) Year Body Shell Integrity Guarantee . 14-1
Conditions Attached To the Body Shell
Integrity Guarantee .................................... 14-1
Customer Obligation - Servicing .................... 14-1
Mains Electrics ..................................................... 14-2
Spare Parts ........................................................... 14-2
Remedial Work ................................................... 14-2
Body Shell ............................................................. 15-1
Windows .............................................................. 15-1
EQUIPMENT LIST ............................... 16-1
Autoquest ............................................................. 16-1
ELECTRICAL DRAWINGS ................. 17-1
Autoquest ............................................................. 17-1
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ........ 18-1
GENERAL QUESTIONS ..................... 19-1
GLOSSARY ........................................... 20-1
ANNUAL HABITATION SERVICE
RECORDS ....................................... 21-1
INDEX ................................................... 23-1
CONTENTS-2
INTRODUCTION
specification details in this guide and we therefore
reserve the right to alter specifications as
materials and conditions demand and supply an
alternative.
WELCOME & INTRODUCTION
Thank you for choosing a motorhome
manufactured by The Explorer Group.
Before you drive off, please familiarise yourself
with the motorhome and read this owners’
handbook. This will help you to obtain the
maximum pleasure from your vehicle and avoid
endangering yourself and others.
Enjoy your new motorhome.
End Of Life Vehicle Directive
Your new motorhome fully complies with the
European Directive on the End of Life Vehicles. In
order to obtain information on how to dispose of
your motorhome at the end of its life please visit
the Peugeot website. The Peugeot website
contains full details on all Peugeot products
together with details of their environmental and
recycling policies. The site address is
www.peugeot.co.uk.
Additional information and detailed appliance
instruction manuals are also contained in your
Owner’s Information Pack.
Your new Elddis motorhome has been designed
as a recreational vehicle and is intended for
recreational use only. It is not intended for
business use or for permanent habitation. The
Explorer Group accepts no liability if the
motorhome is used for any purpose other than
recreational/holiday use.
Explorer Group Technical Approvals
All Explorer Group Motorhomes have been
European Commission Whole Vehicle Type
approved via the Vehicle Certification Agency
(VCA). In order to ensure your new motorhome
is safe to use the Explorer Group are members
of and have been inspected by the following
bodies.
Please Note: All Explorer Group motorhomes
are classified as Grade 2 and therefore meet with
the thermal insulation and heat levels for specific
climatic conditions as specified within the British
and European Standard BS EN 1646 part 1.
By following the instructions provided in this
handbook and maintaining your motorhome in a
first class roadworthy condition, you are sure to
have many years of carefree use. To ensure the
very best quality and reliability all motorhome
designs and new developments are rigorously
tested. Therefore the Explorer Group Ltd will
accept no liability or uphold the warranty if the
motorhome is altered or modified in such a way
that would adversely affect the reliability.
National Caravan Council (NCC) who operate a
certification scheme to ensure compliance with
the European safety standards for motorhomes.
National Inspection Council for Electrical
Installation and Contracting (NICEIC) who carry
out an annual inspection of the Explorer Group
electrical installations within motorhomes.
Gas Safe Register™ approved installers carry out
an annual inspection to ensure that the gas
installation installed by the Explorer Group fully
comply with all relevant regulations and
standards.
IMPORTANT
The Explorer Group serial number of your
motorhome should be quoted in all
correspondence, it can be found stamped on a
plate fixed next to the motorhome door. It is also
found within the engine compartment marked in
blue ink.Your Explorer Group motorhome serial
number can also be found on the NCC certificate
that can be found within your Owner’s
Information Pack.
The Explorer Group is an ISO 9001:2000
approved manufacturer certified by SGS Limited.
Please note: Explorer Group Motorcaravan
model year.
The Explorer Group model year starts on the 1st
September and runs to the 31st of August.
There is also a Peugeot serial number on the
chassis cab or pillar, which should be quoted in
any communications with Peugeot.
Changing market and supply situations may
prevent us from maintaining the exact
1-1
INTRODUCTION
1-2
GENERAL SAFETY
GENERAL SAFETY
Please read before using your new
motorhome.
(xii)
Only those seats designated for travelling
should be occupied when the motorhome
is in motion.
(xiii)
Please note that motorhomes are covered
by the new seat belt regulations, which
came into force in October 2006. These
require children that are under 12 years
old and also under 135cm in height to be
seated in either child seats or on bolster
cushions.
(xiv)
Before travelling in your motorhome:
In order for you to get the most out of your new
Explorer Group motorhome it is necessary for
you to be aware of the following:
(i)
Do not obstruct ventilators (See Safety
Section - Ventilation)
(ii)
Inspect the flexible gas hose regularly for
deterioration and renew as necessary, with
approved type, as and in any case no later
than the expiry date stated on the hose.
(iii)
It is recommended that you provide a dry
powder fire extinguisher complying with
ISO 7165 of at least 1 KG capacity by the
exit door and a fire blanket next to the
cooker. Ensure you read the ‘advice to
occupier label’ fitted to your motorhome.
(iv)
Never use portable cooking or heating
equipment inside your motorhome. Do
not use your fitted cooking equipment as
heating at any time.
(v)
Never allow modification to your gas or
electrical system unless qualified persons
carry them out. A Gas Safe Register™
approved gas fitter should carry out all
modification to the gas system. Any
modifications carried out on the electrical
system should be carried out by an
electrician on the roll of the NICEIC or be
a member of the ECA.
(vi)
(vii)
(viii)
(a) Ensure all the tables have been stored
in their designated table storage position.
(b) Ensure that the water heater cowl has
been secured onto the external vent.
Proper And Safe Use Of Storage Areas In
Motorhomes
The storage areas provided in your motorhome
are designed solely for the purpose of carrying
personal possessions; these areas must not be
used:
•
As a habitation area (e.g. living, sleeping or
cooking).
•
To carry passengers, animals or livestock.
•
For the installation (or use) of any LPG gas
operated appliances, (unless supplied fitted by
the manufacturer).
•
For carrying LPG gas bottle cylinders, (unless
designated by the manufacturer).
•
Never exceed your motorhome’s
Maximum Technical Permissible Laden
Mass.
To carry any flammable liquids, (unless
properly stored, sealed and secured).
•
For the operation of an electrical generator.
•
Never exceed the front or rear axle
maximum load as specified by the Peugeot
weight plate under the bonnet.
In such a way that the loading exceeds the
payload limit, as defined by the manufacturer.
•
Such that the weight distribution of the
vehicle means non-compliance with the
vehicle axle loads.
Please ensure extra care when young
children use high level bunks and always
use the safety net provided.
(ix)
Turn off all gas appliances and turn off the
gas supply before driving your
motorhome.
(x)
Do not leave children under 14 years of
age unattended in your motorhome.
(xi)
Ensure the main gas tap is in the off
position before setting off on any journey.
Care must be taken to ensure that exterior
doors are closed, locked and that all possessions
are properly stored and secured before setting
off on any journey.
2-1
GENERAL SAFETY
VENTILATION
FIRE SAFETY
All motorhomes manufactured by The Explorer
Group are ventilated at both high and low level in
accordance with BS EN 721 Safety Ventilation. The
fixed ventilation points fitted in your motorhome
must not be blocked under any circumstances as
your safety may depend upon them. It is advisable
that the fixed ventilation points are checked and
cleaned (where necessary) on a regular basis.
Fire Extinguishers
High-Level Ventilation
(i) Get everyone out of the motorhome as
quickly as possible using whichever exit is
quickest including windows. Do not stop to
collect any personal items.
It is recommended that a 1 kg (21b) minimum
capacity dry powder fire extinguisher be carried
inside your motorhome at all times. Fat pan fire
must not have an extinguisher aimed at it, but
must be smothered with a fire blanket.
In Case Of Fire
This is always provided by fixed ventilation within
the fitted roof skylight. All roof skylights fitted by
Explorer Group provide fixed free area
ventilation. These roof skylights should be cleaned
annually by use of a small brush to remove any
dust that may have accumulated around the mesh
fitted. On some roof skylights the mesh can be
easily removed to aid cleaning. On fan-assisted
roof skylights it is essential that the fan is
switched off prior to cleaning
(ii) Raise the alarm. Call the fire brigade.
(iii) Turn off gas container valve if safe to do so.
Fire Retardant Foams
Under the requirements of the Consumer
Protection Act 1987, the manufacturer has a
responsibility to ensure that their product is as
safe as possible. With this in mind all
motorhomes are equipped with either
Combustion Modified High Resilient (CMHR)
foam cushions or sprung mattresses. These foams
are very much safer from a fire point of view than
those previously used. In addition all upholstery is
made of fire retardant fabric.
Low-Level Ventilation
The vents built into the step by the main
entrance door provide lowlevel ventilation. These
vents should be kept clear and cleaned regularly
using soapy water.
Ventilation in Separate Bedrooms
In motorhomes with separated sleeping areas,
separate ventilation is required and is provided
via a roof skylight at high level and a ventilator at
low level within a bed box.
Gas Dispersal Holes
All appliances and gas unions have a gas dispersal
hole nearby. It is essential that these are not
blocked or made ineffective.
2-2
PREPARING FOR THE ROAD
IMPORTANT: Do not exceed
recommended maximum loading for your
motorhome.
PREPARING FOR THE ROAD
Before venturing out on to the road with your
motorhome, it is important that you prepare
correctly.
Roof Racks
Some models of motorhomes have, available as an
option, a roof rack and ladder. Care is needed
when using this facility. We recommend you
exercise extreme caution when loading and
unloading.
MOTORHOME WEIGHTS EXPLAINED
Mass in Running Order
The weight of your motorhome as it leaves the
factory, as new with standard fixtures and fittings,
plus an allowance for the driver of 75kgs and the
mass of the fuel when the tank is full, 90% of the
water carried in the water tank and an allowance
for the gas bottles.
CAUTION
Do not allow children to climb onto the
roof. Do not exceed the stated maximum
load. Items fitted other than standard
equipment will deplete the payload stated
in this handbook.
Maximum Technically Permissible Laden
Mass
The maximum mass the vehicle can be when fully
laden for use on the road.
Roof Loading
All motorhomes have a specially designed roof
rack system fitted or available as an optional
extra. The roof of each motorhome is
strengthened to accommodate the roof rack,
however, the strengthened area only relates to
that contained within the roof rack area, and to
step beyond this area may cause damage to the
roof.
User Payload
The load margin (payload), this represents the
difference between the Mass in Running Order
and the Maximum Technically Permissible Laden
Mass. It shows the maximum weight that can be
loaded into your motorhome, covering items
such as food, crockery, cutlery, clothing, bedding,
etc.
Please Note: The roof rack is capable of
withstanding a maximum weight of 12 stone/
76kgs. Static roof loading or top box loading
should be limited to a maximum of 76kgs
including contents, or the limit set by the top box
manufacturer, whichever is the lower figure.
Loading
It should be noted that even weight distribution
is a major factor in making your motorhome an
easy and pleasant vehicle to drive. Care should
therefore be taken in balancing the load, ensuring
that heavy items are well spaced and are in as low
a position as possible, for example, low cupboards
and bed boxes.
WARNING: Under NO circumstances walk
on the over cab roof section
Before venturing out on to the road with your
motorhome, it is important that you prepare
correctly.
SENSIBLE LOADING
HOW TO APPORTION WEIGHT
Roof loads should be evenly distributed and
securely fastened, but care must be taken not to
overtighten straps or ropes to the point where
roof rails or brackets may become distorted,
particularly as during braking and cornering,
forces exerted by straps or ropes are greatly
increased.
It is also worth noting that when carrying heavy
or large objects on the roof, the vehicles handling
may change due to the resultant displacement of
the centre of gravity and the increased area
exposed to the wind.
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PREPARING FOR THE ROAD
BEFORE MOVING OFF
(xvi)
Whenever making a journey with your
motorhome, either setting off on holiday or
returning home, it is good practice to run
through this simple checklist.
(xvii) Check that the water heater cowl cap has
been secured on the external vent.
(i)
Close and secure all cupboards and
drawers and check for any loose articles.
For Safety
(ii)
Do not store tins, bottles, etc. in overhead
lockers.
(iii)
Close and secure all windows and roof
lights.
(iv)
Leave all curtains and blinds open to aid
visibility.
Pulling Off
•
Engage the clutch smoothly.
Check that gas cylinders are securely
fastened and that the valve on the gas
cylinder is turned off. Also ensure that the
gas locker door is securely fastened.
•
Avoid wear and tear on clutch and
transmission by taking extra care.
•
Change gears smoothly.
•
Try not to jerk the clutch.
(v)
(vi)
Turn off all gas appliances.
(vii)
Switch off 240volt supply at source;
disconnect mains cable and store in an
appropriate place.
(viii)
Check that the battery is secure and that
the battery box lid is fastened.
(ix)
Ensure the fridge is on 12V operation and
door lock is set. (Note: the electrical
relays will allow the fridge to be run on
the vehicle battery when the engine is
running.)
(x)
Remove any external fresh water
connections etc.
(xi)
Make sure any heavy articles are stored in
accordance with the loading procedure.
Tables should also be made secure.
(xii)
Lock the motorhome exterior door
(remember to take out your keys).
(xiii)
Check your external rear view mirrors
and adjust if necessary.
(xiv)
If a step is used, ensure it is put away
before moving off.
(xv)
Your new Explorer Group motorhome
has been designed to carry passengers in
designated passenger seats only. The fitting
of a 3-point seat belt can identify these
seats. Any seat not fitted with a 3point
seat belt is not designated as a passenger
seat.
3-2
You are strongly recommended not to
carry passengers unless they are seated in
a designated passenger seat.
(i)
Ensure all the tables have been stored in
their designated table storage position.
(ii)
Ensure that the water heater cowl cover
has been secured onto the external vent.
MOTORWAY HANDLING
Bicycle Racks
MOTORWAY HANDLING
Fitting a bicycle rack to the rear panel of a
motorhome will affect how weight is distributed.
There are restraints to be aware of with such
fitments.
Best Practice
To gain the most enjoyment and ensure a long life
for your motorhome, the following should be
observed:
•
Do not bump kerbs with wheels.
•
When passing other vehicles allow more
than the normal clearance.
•
Allow longer to get up speed to pass. Do not
suddenly swing out.
•
Carry out all manoeuvers as smoothly as
possible.
•
Use the nearside wing mirror to check your
motorhome has cleared when overtaking.
•
Slow down and take care when driving over
raised speed bumps, ‘sleeping policemen’ or
when embarking/ disembarking ferries.
•
In high or cross winds, travelling downhill or
in conditions of poor visibility reduce your
speed.
•
High-sided vehicles can cause air buffeting so
extra care must be taken when passing or
being passed. Leave as much space as possible
when overtaking these types of vehicles
We would advise you to carry a maximum of
75kgs on the bicycle rack provided this does not
exceed the bicycle racks own weight limit.
The motorhome must also be balanced to take
into account the new weight distribution. Weight
must be distributed evenly.
Bicycle racks are not standard fit or supplied as
an optional extra by The Explorer Group.
Explorer cannot be held responsible for problems
related to a bicycle rack fitted by a third party. A
copy of the rear panel drawing must be obtained
from The Explorer Group to ensure correct
fixing points are located.
Speed Limits
Be sure to observe all statutory speed limits and
adapt your speed to take account of prevailing
weather and road conditions.
WARNING
Ensure the wheel is of the same
construction and size as the one that has
been removed.
4-1
MOTORWAY HANDLING
4-2
ARRIVING ON SITE
RAMP
ARRIVING ON SITE
CHECK SITE REGULATIONS
On arrival at a campsite, you should always check
the site regulations. This will help avoid any
unnecessary conflict with site management and
other site users.
SELECTING A PITCH
Carefully select where you wish to place your
motorhome. The site should be as level as
possible, preferably not under or near trees, well
drained and away from possible boggy areas.
Consider how you will move the motorhome
when it is time to leave the site. On sloping
ground it is better to pitch facing downhill,
especially during wet weather.
LATERAL LEVELLING (SIDE TO SIDE)
Reverse onto your pitch about a foot further
back than you wish to end up. Then place the
levelling ramp in front of the wheel that needs to
be raised.
A quick glance at your pitch should tell you if you
are likely to need side to side leveling i.e. levelling
across the axle. On uneven ground lateral
levelling is accomplished by the use of a leveler
jack or ramp and a spirit level placed ‘across’ the
motorhome floor.
Place a spirit level parallel to the axle or just
inside the motorhome door. It helps to have two
people at this point. One should drive the
motorhome very slowly forward moving the
wheel up the ramp, and the other should indicate
when the spirit level bubble is in the middle.
LEVELLER JACK
Whichever method you use, once level, apply the
motorhome handbrake and chock the
motorhome wheel if necessary.
Place the leveller jack, folded flat, in front of the
wheel that is to be raised to level the axle. Drive
the motorhome onto the leveler jack and adjust
the height until the spirit level shows that the
motorhome is laterally level.
5-1
ARRIVING ON SITE
5-2
GETTING STARTED
accept a supply from a socket outlet or plug
having only two pins, or from a lighting
outlet.
GETTING STARTED
You have arrived at your destination and now
want to start to enjoy your new Explorer Group
motorhome. The following is a step by step guide
to connecting your services and getting
everything in your motorhome working.
(iii) Any residual current device (earth leakage
circuit breaker) in the mains supply to the
motorhome has been tested within the last
month. In case of doubt, consult the site
owner or their agent.
ELECTRICITY
(iv) Make sure that the switch at the site supply
point is off and that all electrical equipment
in the motorhome is switched off by
ensuring your motorhome mains isolating
switch on the MCB is in the ‘OFF’ position.
Power Supply Charger
Your motorhome is fitted with a power supply/
charger. This will charge the motorhome leisure
battery when fitted and also power the 12V
systems in your motorhome.
Once the above checks have been made:
It is recommended that you always carry a leisure
battery.
(v)
The Charger is fully automatic and will not
overcharge the leisure battery.
Remove any cover to the electricity inlet
provided on the motorhome, and insert the
female connector of the flexible orange
supply cable as shown.
12v Systems:
Your motorhome is fitted with an automatic
system for selection of power.
When connected to the 230V site supply the
automatic Power Supply/Charger will charge the
leisure battery and the 12V systems.
When the ignition is switched on the 12V system
in the motorhome is automatically switched off,
car power is supplied to the refrigerator and
battery charging is in operation.
GENERATOR/CHARGER
When connecting to a generator, always switch
off the RCD, start the generator and allow
running for a few minutes to stabilize. When this
has happened, switch the RCD to the ON
position.
(vi) Locate the site supply and remove any cover
from the socket outlet provided at the
supply point. Insert the male plug at the
other end of the flexible orange supply
cable. Switch on the main switch at the site
supply point (if appropriate).
ELECTRICITY MAINS SUPPLY
Your motorhome’s main electrical installation is
designed to run on 230V at 50 hertz AC supply.
(vii) Place any surplus cable under the
motorhome. Ensure that the surplus cable is
not coiled up as it could overheat.
(viii) The MCB main electricity supply switch
should be put in the ‘ON’ position.
(ix) Check the RCD is working by pressing the
test button. Once pressed all electrical lights
and appliances should cease to operate.
Reset, and then check the electrical system
is operational.
CONNECTING TO MAINS SUPPLY ON
ARRIVAL AT SITE
Before connecting the motorhome installation to
the mains supply, check that:
(i)
The mains supply is suitable for your
installation and appliances, i.e. whether it is
AC or DC and whether it is at the correct
voltage and frequency.
(ii)
Your motorhome is properly earthed. Never
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GETTING STARTED
WIRING OF CONNECTING CABLE AND MOTORHOME MAINS INLET
WARNING: It is essential that connections are made exactly as shown. If terminal
markings are not in accordance with the above diagram they must be ignored.
(x) Finally in order to get your 12V system
operational, ensure the master 12V switch is
in the ‘ON’ position.
OVERSEAS ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
DISCONNECTING MAINS SUPPLY
WHEN LEAVING SITE
(i) Switch ‘OFF’ at the motorway mains
isolating switch.
(ii) Remove the male plug from the site supply.
(iii) Disconnect the female plug from the
motorhome and store the cable in an
appropriate locker.
Care must be taken when connecting supplies
abroad since the supplies can be of REVERSE
POLARITY.
Please Note: Connection to a mains voltage
supply OVERSEAS requires particular attention.
The significance of REVERSE POLARITY is that
when equipment is switched off, it may not be
electrically isolated. The only certain way of
making equipment safe is to unplug it.
A means of checking the polarity of the mains
supply when overseas is recommended. There are
available several proprietary makes of equipment
for the purpose.
If it can be achieved, it is preferable to connect
live to live, and neutral to neutral to maintain full
electrical protection.
CHECK all motorhome equipment is set-up to
accept the site supply before actually switching
on.
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GETTING STARTED
GAS SUPPLY
Your motorhome is designed to operate using
either propane or butane liquefied petroleum gas
at 30M/bar. Gas can be obtained from your
motorhome dealer. Your motorhome is designed
to accept a maximum 2 x 6kg Calor Lite propane
cylinders available from motorhome dealers and
Calor gas retailers. For further information please
visit www.calorlite.co.uk.
Gas Regulator
Connection
Make sure that heating and cooking appliances
and gas cylinders are switched off.
Each gas appliance is connected to its own gas
isolation tap under the cooker. These are
identified on the tap via a label. Below is a key to
identify each label.
To operate the tap the arrow on the tap shows
the direction of flow for the gas. The arrow
should be pointing towards the appliance for the
appliance to operate. There will be a small label
next to the bank of taps under the cooker, which
is also reproduced below:
Water Heater
Space Heater
Refrigerator
Your 2010 Motorhome is fitted with a Road
safe gas regulator.
The operating instructions are given below.
Intended use
The Truma SecuMotion gas-pressure regulator is
a device that ensures uniform gas pressure (30
mbar) with a permissible inlet pressure range of
0.3 - 16 bar.
SecuMotion regulates and monitors the
consumption of liquid gas. If the specified
consumption is exceeded or if the pressure at
the regulator outlet falls below 27 mbar (due to
gas pipe break, for example), the integrated gas
flow monitor will shut off the flow of gas. A high
pressure hose with a hose-break safety device is
essential for connecting the SecuMotion gas
pressure regulator to the gas cylinder.
Cooking Appliance
Truma offers hoses with common connection
fittings to enable use of gas cylinders with various
valve connection sizes.
Hob
Your Motorhome has been supplied with a
hose for connection to a propane gas
bottle.
The integrated overpressure safety device
complies with the requirements for a commercial
safety device against impermissible pressure
increases throughout Europe, a type tested
liquefied-gas heating system may be used while
driving (according to the EU directive 2001/56/
EC) if the system includes a regulator with an
appropriately configured gas installation.
Gas On/Off
Pressure regulating devices and hoses must be
replaced with new ones no more than 10 years
after their date of manufacture (every 8 years if
used commercially). This is the responsibility of
the operator.
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GETTING STARTED
ROAD SAFE GAS REGULATOR
and remove the high pressure hoses. It will help
you generate the necessary tightening torque and
will prevent damage to the screw fittings, which
may otherwise result from using an improper
tool.
Operating instructions
The use of upright gas cylinders from which gas is
taken in the gas phase is mandatory for the
operation of gas regulators, gas equipment and
gas systems. Gas cylinders from which gas is
taken in the liquid phase (e.g. for fork lifts) must
not be used, since they would result in damage to
the gas system.
Residual gas: No smoking! No open flames!
- Close the gas cylinder’s valve.
- Remove the high pressure hose from the gas
cylinder (or from the slip-on adapter) and from
the regulator inlet.
Taking into operation
Open gas remote switch if present.
2. Firmly press the green reset button on the
high pressure hose.
When performing a hose change, please ensure
that the white gasket provided with the hose
(hose outlet - regulator inlet) is correctly
installed and not damaged.
3. Press gas flow monitor reset button (green
button) on gas pressure regulator slowly.
We recommend that the gasket (part no. 5002076300) be replaced with every hose change.
4. Release gas flow monitor reset button (green
button) on gas pressure regulator slowly (3
seconds). If no pressure point is felt when the
button is pressed again, the regulator is ready for
operation (repeat procedure if necessary). Start
the gas-burning devices if desired. If the gas
cylinders are closed, SecuMotion may switch off
after an extended period of no usage.
- Screw country-specific high pressure hose to
SecuMotion inlet and cylinder (or to adapter).
1.
Open the cylinder’s valve.
Open the gas cylinder’s valve.
- Press the hose-break safety device and, if
necessary, the gas-flow monitor (see “Taking into
operation”).
Anytime after making changes, check the hose
connections to the cylinder valve and to the inlet
of the SecuMotion gas-pressure regulator for
leaks.
Changing a gas cylinder
Please use the included screwing tool to attach
and remove the high pressure hoses. It will help
you generate the necessary tightening torque and
will prevent damage to the screw fittings, which
may otherwise result from using an improper
tool.
Residual gas: No smoking! No open flames!
- Close the empty gas cylinder’s valve.
- Remove the high pressure hose from the gas
cylinder and remove the clip-on adapter, if
present.
- Attach the high pressure hose to the full gas
cylinder and apply the clip-on adapter, if present.
- Open the full cylinder’s valve.
- Press the hose-break safety device and the gasflow monitor (see “Taking into operation”).
Anytime after making changes, check the hose
connection to the cylinder valve for leaks (see
“Checking for leaks in the high pressure area”).
Exchanging hoses.
Please use the included screwing tool to attach
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GETTING STARTED
High Pressure Gas Hoses
WATER SYSTEM
You should only connect to this regulator using a
length of approved high-pressure hose not
exceeding 450mm from the gas cylinder to the
regulator. These approved high-pressure hoses
are available from your Elddis Retailer. These
hoses are connected using screw thread fittings,
which will make a seal if connected and tightened
using a spanner. Once the hose is securely
connected turn on the gas tap above the
regulator, then turn on the gas bottle to allow gas
to flow into the caravan.
Filling your fresh water tank
In order to make all your caravan gas appliances
operational it is necessary to open each appliance
gas tap as detailed in previous column. All your
gas appliances should now be operational.
Instructions on how to use each appliance are
detailed later in your handbook.
Waste Water Tank
Your new Elddis motorhome is fitted with a
Whale Autofill water system. In order to fill up
and automatically top up your water tank from
either a fixed water supply or a water container
please follow the instruction given on the next
page.
Please take care not to over fill your tank it is
advised that someone monitors the water level in
the tank while filling is in progress.
Your new Explorer Group motorhome is also
fitted with a 451itre waste water tank. All waste
water excluding the toilet waste will run into the
waste water tank. The level of water in the tank
can be monitored using the control panel.
Opening the grey waste outlet provided on the
outside of the motorhome empties the tank.
Open the tap when the outlet is over a drain and
the water will run out of the tank.
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 caravan.
Draining Down Your Water System
(i)
It is essential that you drain down your
motorhome water system when it is not in
use. This is most important during winter
months to protect against frost damage
(ii)
Disconnect the water pump and switch off
power supply.
Ventilation holes must be clear at all times.
(iii) Remove the water heater fuse from the
switch spur and store in a safe place.
(iv) Open the safety drain valve on the water
heater located next to the water heater.
(v)
Open all taps and remove all plugs from
sinks and showers. Lever operated taps
should have the lever put into the up and
central position.
(vi) Open both the blue and grey drain outlets
on the outside of your motorhome.
(vii) Adjust the level of the motorhome to
ensure that the drain outlet is at the lowest
point of the motorhome. This will aid the
flow of water to ensure all water is drained
off.
After 30 minutes level the motorhome and
prepare it for storage if necessary.
6-5
GETTING STARTED
How to fill your motorhome’s water tank
Your new Elddis motorhome is fitted with a Whale Autofill water system. In order to fill up and
automatically top up your water tank from either a fixed water supply or a water container please follow
the instruction given below.
Auto filling and top up using mains water stand pipe
Auto filling and top up from water container using submersible pump
6-6
GAS SAFETY ADVICE
GAS SAFETY ADVICE
LPG GAS SYSTEM
In the event of a suspected gas leak the gas must
be turned off using the isolation valve on the gas
bottle. A competent gas fitter should then check
the system before it is used/reused.
The Explorer Group does not recommend the
use of any external cylinders. All cylinders in use
should be within the gas locker provided. If you
wish to utilise a larger cylinder and have this
outside the gas locker then the connecting hose
must not exceed 750mm.
Regularly check flexible gas hose, joints and
connections for tightness. Finally, make sure that
each gas appliance is working efficiently to the
recommendations of the appliance
manufacturers.
It is recommended that no flammable material is
stored or placed within 300mm of any open
flame. Your attention is also drawn to the fact that
the surface of the Space Heater in your
motorhome will get hot when in use. You are
advised not to use any additional gas appliances
outside your motorhome unless it is a Gas
Barbecue connected via the Barbecue point
supplied with your motorhome.
See Index - Ventilation
FACTS ABOUT LPG
•
LPG is not poisonous.
•
Bi-products are harmless.
•
LPG is dangerous if all air and oxygen is
excluded.
•
LPG has been given a smell by the
manufacturers in order to identify leaks.
•
The gas is heavier than air and therefore
sinks to the lowest point.
Please ensure that you have read the operating
instructions for each gas appliance contained in
your Owners Information Pack. Please ensure
that any gas hose left unconnected is protected
from dirt or other foreign bodies entering the
hose.
AWNING SPACES, LPG AND
APPLIANCE EXHAUST
There is no danger of pollution of an enclosed
awning space from the LPG exhaust from a
refrigerator venting into it. Space heaters may
produce sufficient exhaust to pollute the awning
space, if it is totally enclosed, from a general
comfort, smell and hygiene point of view. In
extreme cases there could be a build up of
carbon dioxide to a dangerous level. Motorhome
owners are advised to allow some fresh air
circulation in the awning space when such
appliances are in use.
Please Note: Ventilation holes must be clear at
all times.
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GAS SAFETY ADVICE
7-2
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
For normal operation all switches on the unit
need to be in the ON position. The switches on
the left of the unit are known as MCB’s
(miniature circuit breakers). These take the place
of the conventional fuse but are more convenient.
In the event of a fault the MCB ‘trips’ i.e.
automatically moves to the OFF position. After
elimination of the fault the MCB can be re-set by
switching to the ON position (against the spring
pressure in an upwards direction). If an earth fault
develops, or a person was to touch a live piece of
equipment, the leakage of current to earth should
immediately operate the RCD (residual current
device) and ‘trip’ the main switch, to the OFF
position. This switch can only be re-set after
elimination of the fault.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
12v POWER SUPPLY
Battery Installation
Your motorhome will be fitted with a BCA
Leisure charging and power distribution unit.
If you wish to install a leisure battery please
ensure that it is placed on the battery tray
supplied with your motorhome. Then place the
tray in the battery locker fitted to the side of
your motorhome. Connect the battery to the
clamp fittings connected to the connection leads
within the battery box.
The Explorer Group recommends that you use
sealed for life leisure batteries of a minimum
rating off 40 ampere-hours at 20 hours discharge
rate.
Please Note: In case of difficulty, consult an
approved electrical installation contractor (who
may be the local electricity board). It is dangerous
to attempt modifications and additions yourself.
Battery Maintenance
Your leisure battery should be maintained in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
For information on the automatic charging
system in your motorhome please refer to
‘Automatic Charging System’ in the index.
Caution: Lamp holder-plugs (bayonet- cap
adaptors) should not be used under any
circumstances.
Do not charge your leisure battery with any
charger other than that supplied. Failure to
comply may cause damage to your battery. If you
remove your leisure battery, ensure that it is not
placed on a cold surface as the battery will
deteriorate more rapidly than if stored at a
suitable temperature
To re-set, operate the switch as for MCB’s.
Periodically, the RCD should be checked by
operating the test button marked ‘T’. The unit
should immediately switch to the OFF position. If
the unit does not switch off then a qualified
electrician should be consulted. If the unit does
switch off, the test is complete and the switch can
be re-set restoring the supply back to normal.
Resetting the RCD
Generators / Charger
Please Note: Simultaneous operation of all of
the 230V mains electrical equipment may not be
possible. A typical UK site mains hook-up point
provides a maximum output of 16 amps and on
some continental sites the available output may
be as low as 5 amps. If your loading exceeds the
site supply it may trip the site circuit breaker.
Please check the available mains output with your
site operator. The following items need to be
added together if used simultaneously.
All electrical equipment fitted in your new
motorhome can be run from either a controlled
generator or charger whose output is maintained
between 11volts and 14volts.
At least once every 3 years, the motorhome
electrical installation should be inspected and
tested, and a report on its condition obtained, as
prescribed in British Standard BS7671.
230v POWER SUPPLY
230V mains equipment typical consumption
figures:
• Refrigerator ............................................ 0.50 amps
• Charger .................................................... 0.50 amps
• Water heater ............................................ 3.9 amps
• Blown air heaters .................................... 8.5 amps
• Colour TV ............................................... 2.50 amps
Mains Unit
The Mains Unit replaces the conventional fuse
box. Similar, but larger ones are often fitted in
new houses. The unit, normally located in the
wardrobe, gives overloads and earth leakage
protection for the 230V electrical supply in your
motorhome.
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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
AUTOMATIC CHARGING SYSTEM
The battery charger will operate automatically
when the motorhome is connected to the mains
outlet on a motorhome site. The 12V system,
with the exception of the 12V refrigerator and
battery charging, will not operate when the
motorhome is connected to the towing vehicle.
CHECK all motorhome equipment is set-up to
accept the site supply before actually switching
on.
MAXIMUM BULB RATINGS FOR
INTERNAL LIGHTS
Type of Light
Maximum Bulb Rating
12V Fluorescent Lumo ....................................... 9W
12V Fluorescent Crown .................................... 9W
12V Zoe Eyeball Lights ..................................... 10W
12V Nova Halogen Downlighter ................... 10W
230V Wall Lights ................................................ 20W
Please Note: Ensure that you only replace a
blown bulb with one of the same rating. Never
replace a bulb with one with a higher rating.You
should ensure that when fitted, no bulb is in
contact with the surface of the lamp or shade.
8-2
HOW TO USE YOUR MOTORHOME’S
EQUIPMENT
HOW TO USE YOUR
MOTORHOMES EQUIPMENT
From the inside
Within this section of your motorhomes
handbook we will give you brief details on how
to operate all of the motorhomes equipment
from the gas cooking equipment to the window
blinds. For further details on the major
equipment within your motorhome please read
the individual appliance instructions contained
with your user information pack.
Ensure the locking
pins on the inside of
the door are in the
position shown in
figure 1 and then
close the door using
a reasonable force.
To open the door
Note. The door
fitted is of a burst
proof type and
therefore requires
more force to close
than a normal
motorhome door.
Please Note: Before attempting to use any gas
equipment please ensure that the gas bottle is
connected securely to the motorhomes regulator
via a high pressure gas hose and the bottle valve
is in the on position. Also ensure the appliance
isolation valves are in the on position as shown in
the gas system section.
Turn the inside
door knob
clockwise while simultaneously pushing the door
open. The knob will return to its original position
once you release it.
Figure 1
Please Note: Before attempting to use any
electrical appliance please ensure that you have
connected the mains connection cable to a mains
hook up and that the mains isolation switch is in
the on position. Ensure the 12V master switch is
in the ON position. This is found in the side of
the unit next to the entrance door.
To close and lock the door
Turn the knob anti clockwise the knob will click
into a position and remain there. The door is now
locked. Please note that due to British Safety
standards this door cannot be locked using a key
from the inside.
HOW TO OPERATE YOUR
MOTORHOME ENTRANCE DOOR
CAUTION It is strongly recommended that
only Gas Safe Register™ approved gas fitters
carry out any work on your motorhomes gas
installation.
From the Outside
To Unlock
Insert the key and turn key anti clockwise until it
is in a vertical position, then return it to a
horizontal position. This will unlock the door.
High Pressure Gas Hoses
You should only connect to this regulator using a
length of approved high-pressure hose not
exceeding 450mm from the gas cylinder to the
regulator. These approved high-pressure hoses
are available from your Explorer Group Retailer.
These hoses are connected using screw thread
fittings, which will make a seal if connected and
tightened using a spanner. Once the hose is
securely connected turn on the gas tap above the
regulator, then turn on the gas bottle to allow gas
to flow into the motorhome.
Now pull the handle toward you and the door
should open.
To lock the door.
Ensure the locking pins on the inside of the door
are in the position shown in figure 1 and then
close the door using a reasonable force.
Note. The door fitted is of a burst proof type and
therefore requires more force to close than a
normal motorhome door.
Once the door is closed insert the key and turn
the key clockwise until it is in the vertical
position then returning it to the horizontal
position. Remove the key then pull the handle to
ensure the door is locked.
In order to make all your motorhome gas
appliances operational it is necessary to open
each appliance gas tap as detailed in previous
column. All your gas appliances should now be
operational. Instructions on how to use each
9-1
HOW TO USE YOUR MOTORHOME’S
EQUIPMENT
water tank. Releasing the switch causes the gauge
to return to showing the voltage.
appliance are detailed later in your handbook.
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.
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 motorhomes auxiliary
battery or the 12- volt charger/power supply if
the motorhome is connected to a 230volt supply.
Ventilation holes must be clear at all times.
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.
ELECTRICAL CONTROL PANEL
Indicator Lights
There are two indicator lights on the control
panel;
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.
Please Note: This indicator only works with the
internal pump.
The control panel consists of a gauge, three
switches and two indicator lights.
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.
Gauge
The gauge will normally show the voltage in the
vehicle or auxiliary battery depending on the
position of the AUXNEH change over switch. The
gauge can also show the water level in the
inboard water tank (see Water Switch).
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.
Water
Pressing and holding the ‘Water’ switch will cause
the gauge to show the water level in the fresh
9-2
HOW TO USE YOUR MOTORHOME’S
EQUIPMENT
COOKING EQUIPMENT
Duplex Grill and Oven
WARNINGS
(i) Ensure gas cylinder/supply is connected and
turned on. In the event of a gas smell turn off
at gas cylinder/mains and contact supplier.
(i) All pans should be mounted centrally
over the burners, even when cooling, to
protect adjacent walls.
(ii) To light the grill open door, push in the
control knob and turn to full rate. The
burner can be ignited by depressing the
ignition button, which is located on the fascia.
Ignition must be carried out with the door
open, and if the burner has not lit within 15
seconds the control knob should be released
and the grill left for at least 1 minute before a
further attempt to ignite the burner.
(ii) Do not lower the glass cover until hob
has cooled down.
(iii) Glass lids may shatter when heated.
Turn off all burners and grill before
shutting the lid.The glass cover should
be raised when operating the grill.
(iv) Accessible parts may be hot when the
grill and oven are in use.Young children
should be kept away.
(iii) On first use of the grill, it should be heated
for about 20 minutes to eliminate any
residual factory lubricants that might impart
unpleasant smells to the food being cooked.
A non-toxic smoke may occur when using
for the first time so open any windows and
turn on mechanical ventilators to help
remove the smoke.
(v) Do not use grill or oven as a space
heater.
Gas Hob
(i) Turn the individual gas tap for the burner you
wish to light.
(ii) Depress the ignition button, which can be
found on the front of the oven next to the
oven control, while depressing the gas tap.
The depressing of the gas tap overrides the
flame failure device fitted to the burner. If the
burner fails to light within 20 seconds then
release the gap tap and wait 30 seconds
before trying again.
(iv) Although the grill does heat up quickly, it is
recommended that a few minutes preheat be
allowed.
IMPORTANT
The grill MUST only be used with the door open.
The heat deflector below the fascia should be
pulled out prior to lighting the grill. Never adjust
the heat deflector position without using hand
protection - i.e. oven gloves.
(iii) Once the burner lights it will be necessary to
keeps the tap depressed for about 5 to 10
seconds to ensure that the flame failure
device is heated up enough to operate.
Burner controls
Ignitor button
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(v)
Flame Failure Device (FFD): the grill
burner is fitted with a flame sensing probe,
which will automatically cut off the gas
supply in the event of the flame going out
In the event of the burner flames being
accidentally extinguished, turn off the
burner control and do not attempt to
re-ignite the burner for at least one
minute.
(vi)
It is normal for the flames on this burner
to develop yellow tips as it heats up,
particularly on Butane.
(vii)
A reversible grill pan trivet enables the
correct grilling height to be achieved. Fast
Toasting trivet in high position. Grilling
Sausages trivet in high position. Grilling
Steak/Bacon trivet in high position. Grilling
Chops, etc trivet in low position.
HOW TO USE YOUR MOTORHOME’S
EQUIPMENT
(viii)
Slow Grilling trivet removed. To turn off:
turn the control knob until the line on the
control knob is aligned with the dot on
the control panel. Always make sure the
control knob is in the off position when
you have finished grilling.
line on the control knob is aligned with
the dot on the control panel.
(vi)
Using The Oven
(i)
(ii)
(iii)
Ensure gas cylinder/supply is connected
and turned on. In the event of a gas smell
turn off at gas cylinder/mains and contact
supplier.
IMPORTANT: The pan supplied with the
appliance is multi functional, for use either whilst
grilling or when using the oven.
To light the oven open door, push in the
control knob and turn to gas mark 9. The
burner can be ignited by depressing the
ignition button, which is located on the
fascia. Ignition must be carried out with
the door open, and if the burner has not
lit within 15 seconds the control knob
should be released and the oven left for at
least 1 minute before a further attempt to
ignite the burner.
The handle design allows removal or insertion
whilst the pan is in use. Always remove the handle
when the pan is in use.
Midi Prima Gas Oven
Place the oven shelf in the required
position and close the door. Set control
knob to approximately gas mark 5 and
heat the oven for about 30 minutes to
eliminate any residual factory lubricants
that might impart unpleasant smells to the
meals being cooked. A non-toxic smoke
may occur when using for the first time so
open any windows and turn on mechanical
ventilators to help remove the smoke.
(iv)
Although the oven does heat up quickly, it
isrecommended that a 10 minutes preheat
be allowed. The oven should be up to full
temperature in about 15-20mins.
(v)
To turn off: turn the control knob until the
The shelf has been designed to allow good
circulation at the rear of the oven and are
also fitted with a raised bar to prevent
trays or dishes making contact with the
back of the oven. To remove a shelf, pull
forward until it stops, raise at front and
remove.
(i)
Turn the gas oven control knob to
maximum then depress the knob while
pressing the electronic ignitor button. If
the oven does not light within 20 seconds
turn off the control knob and wait for 30
seconds before trying again.
(ii)
Once the oven is lit it will be necessary to
keep the control knob depressed for 5 to
10 seconds to ensure the flame failure
device is heated up enough to operate.
Oven control knob
Grill control knob
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REFRIGERATOR OPERATION
CAUTION: When the motorhome is on the
road the refrigerator should only be operated
from the vehicle battery and not by means of the
bottled gas.
The refrigerator can be run on 230V or LP gas
whilst stationary. Changing between these modes
of operation is carried out by means of the
controls shown on the relevant control panel on
the refrigerator.
CAUTION: Only use one source of energy at a
time.
WARNING:The refrigerator should not be
operated on LP gas whilst being towed or
when on a petrol station forecourt.
Autoquest Fridge
A = energy selector switch. B = gas/electric thermostat. C = manual ignition button (“Piezo ignition”)
Gas operation
230V Operation
Turn the fridge energy source control knob, on
the left hand side of the fridge, onto gas as shown
by the flame symbol. Turn the gas control knob,
on the right hand side of the fridge, to maximise
i.e. all the way clockwise. Now depress and hold
the gas control knob and depress the piezo
ignition button several times at intervals of 1-2
seconds.
(i)
Ensure that the motorhome is connected
to a mains hook up and that the mains
control panel is switch on.
(ii)
Turn the refrigerator control knob, located
on the left of the refrigerator, to the mains
position as indicated by the plug symbol.
The refrigerator should start to operate
on mains.
When the gas ignites the needle in the viewing
window next to the piezo ignition button will go
into the green of the viewing window. If the fridge
fails to light after 5 attempts release the gas
control knob and wait for 30 seconds before
trying again.
12V Operation
Turn the refrigerator control knob to the 12V
position as indicated by the battery symbol.
Please note that this function is only available
when the motorhome is connected via the 12n
and 12s plugs to a driving vehicle.
Note: If the refrigerator is being used for the 1st
time in a while then it may take a couple of
attempts to purge the gas pipes of air before the
refrigerator lights on gas.
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WATER HEATER OPERATION
should hear it ticking and eventually see
the pilot light. If however you have Piezo
ignition then you will have to manually
depress the ignitor repeatedly until you
see the pilot light.
Gas operation
(i)
Ensure that the water heater has been
filled with water and that the outside flue
cover has been removed.
(ii)
Using the Ultrastore control knob, turn
the dial to the desired temperature setting
then turn the outer ring to the flame
position.
(iii)
Once the Ultrastore is switched on a
green light is visible within the switch and
the unit will now try and ignite.
(iv)
If within approximately 10 seconds, the
Ultrastore fails to ignite then a red failure
light will also appear. If this happens wait
30 seconds before trying again.
(iii)
Once the pilot light is lit keep the control
knob depressed for a further 20 seconds
to allow the thermocouple to operate.
(iv)
If the heater fails to ignite please wait 20
seconds for trying again.
Electric Operation
Ultraheat control
Ultrastore control
(i)
Simply depress the main switch on the
Ultraheat control panel to the 230V
position.
(ii)
Then set the power rating you require on
the panel at either 500w, 1000w or
2000w.
230V Operation
Simply depress the Electrical switch fitted next to
the gas control to the 230V position. This will
turn on the water heaters electrical element. It is
imperative that there is water in the heater
whenever the Gas or Electric is switched on.
FAN OPERATION (Option)
The blown air function of the space heater is
controlled by the three-position switch on top of
the heater.
SPACE HEATER OPERATION
(i)
Position 0 is
off.
Gas Operation
(ii)
Position A
operates the
fan in
automatic
mode. In this Fan control
position the
fan will only
run when there is sufficient heat to
require the air to be circulated.
(iii)
The third Position will operate the fan at
all times.
(iv)
The speed of the fan is controlled by the
(i)
Turn the gas
control on
top of the
heater to the
desired
setting and
depress the
knob.
(ii)
Keeping the
control knob depressed look into the
viewing window and see if the gas ignites.
If you have an automatic ignitor then you
Gas control
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number position set with 5 being the
fastest speed and 1 being the lowest.
ROOFLIGHTS
Your motorhome is fitted with at least one type
of the following roof lights:
BATTERY CHARGER
The battery charger for the motorhome battery
will automatically switch on when the
motorhome is connected to a mains supply. The
battery charger will also provide a 12V supply to
the motorhome when a battery is not connected.
Please note that the battery charger fitted is
designed to keep your battery charged and is not
designed for charging up a flat battery.
The Heki 2
To Open To The Tilted Position:
(i)
(ii)
SMOKE DETECTOR
(iii)
(iv)
Press the knob in the toggle catches on
either side of the rooflight and turn
through approx. 90°.
Grasp the metal bar in the middle, snap it
out of its holder, swivel down and press
the rooflight upwards. (The rooflight is
held by the two gas springs after approx.
150mm).
Swivel the metal bar towards the rooflight
and snap into its holder.
To close the rooflight, proceed with steps
(i to iii) in reverse order.
To Open In The Intermediate Position:
(i)
(ii)
The motorhome smoke detector will become
active once the 9V battery that should be
supplied with the smoke detector is connected.
The smoke detector fitted to your motorhome
has an alarm pause mode that will reduce the
sensitivity of the alarm for a short period to
allow for cooking within the motorhome. The
alarm pause mode is activated by pressing the
button marked HUSH on the smoke detector.
While the detector is in the pause mode the
detector will beep once per minute to alert that
the alarm pause mode is activated.
(iii)
(iv)
Open the toggle catches on either side of
the rooflight.
Grasp the metal bar in the middle; snap it
out of its holder, swivel down and press
the rooflight outwards. Rooflight is opened
automatically after approx. 150mm by the
two gas springs).
Open both fasteners and swivel the metal
strap towards the intermediate position
and pull the rooflight down until the metal
strap is stopped by the fasteners.
To close, proceed with steps (i to iii) in
reverse order.
To Open In The Ventilation Position:
(i)
Open the toggle catches on either side of
the rooflight.
(ii)
Using both hands on the two toggle
catches, press the rooflight up about 2cm
and fasten the toggle catches in the
corresponding setting.
(iii)
To close, proceed with steps (i-ii) in
reverse order.
Closing The Blinds:
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(i)
Take hold of the end rod (without rocker)
in the recessed grip and engage in the
opposite end rod (with rocker).
(ii)
Select the required position (blackout/
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flyscreen) by moving both joined end rods
together.
(ii) The Polyplastic window should remain in the
open position once opened, however if it
does not then tighten the friction control on
the window stays to increase the holding
force.
CAUTION: In extremely bright sunshine, the
blackout blind must only be closed two-thirds,
and the rooflight must be set in the continuous
airing position.
(iii) The Polyplastic window is also fitted with a
night ventilation position where the catch is
set to the centre position on the backing
plate; in this position it may be possible for
rain to enter the motorhome in adverse
conditions.
Opening The Blinds:
(i)
Move blind (end rod with rocker) right to
the outside.
(ii)
Hold the recessed grip with one hand;
with the other hand, press the rocker and
move the blind back (do not let it recoil).
TAPS
CAUTIONS:
Kitchen Taps
•
Do not stand on the acrylic rooflight.
•
Close HEKI 2 completely before moving off.
Your new motorhome will be fitted with a Whale
mixer tap.
•
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.
Standard MPK Rooflight
Operation
The MPK 400 x 400 rooflight is generally fitted in
washroom areas.
For correct operation of the tap swivel the spout
to the desired position over the sink. Lift the
control lever to activate the pump and allow
water to flow simultaneously. To adjust the
temperature, swivel the lever to the left to
increase the temperature and to the right to
reduce the temperature.
(i) Lowering the flyscreen then pressing the
black control rod in towards the centre of
the rooflight.
(ii) Then while the rods are depressed, push
upwards to open the rooflight.
Door Flyscreen
CAUTION: The water temperature could be
very high so do not lift the lever with the tap
turned to the full left position. For winter storage
and to prevent frost damage the tap swivel must
be left in the centre up position.
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.
Washroom Taps And Showers
Your motorhome will be supplied with either a
vanity mixer tap or separate shower mixer, or
with a combined mixer tap with retractable
shower head.
Windows
Your new Autoquest Motorhome will be fitted
with Polyplastic opening windows.
Polyplastic Window Opening
(i) In order to open the Polyplastic window it is
only necessary to move the catch upwards
and release the catch from the backing plate.
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Operation
INTERNAL DOORS
The mixer tap and shower mixer are operated in
the same manner as the kitchen tap by lifting the
control lever to activate the pump and swivelling
the lever left or right to determine the
temperature surface.
Toilet / Washroom Doors
Toilet / washroom doors are fitted with a level
lock, which is operated by pushing the lever
down. The level is spring-loaded and will return
to the closed position upon release. It is
recommend that the lever is always used when
the closing the door.
Note:
Other Internal Doors
A. The water temperature could be very high
so do not lift the lever with the tap turned to
the full left position.
B.
For winter storage and to prevent frost
damage the tap swivel must be left in the
centre up position.
EXTERIOR DOORS RETAINERS
Other internal doors such as the wardrobe and
table storage locker are fitted with a 2-position
button lock. Push the button to lock the door
and the button should remain flush with the door.
Push the button again to release and the button
should then protrude from the door surface.
The exterior door can be secured to the side of
the motorhome by pushing the door retainer
into the spring clip. To comply with European
Standards, the exterior door lock must not be
replaced with a double dead lock.
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Magnetic Catches
TV AERIAL
Magnetic catches work
on contact with the
metal plate on the rear
of the door. Simply
close the door until
the magnet engages
and holds the metal
plate. Pulling the door
towards you with a
moderate force will be
sufficient to disengage
the magnetic catch and
open the door.
Your new motorhome may be fitted with a 315
Status TV aerial
Sprung Hinges
Status 315 Directional Antenna
Status 315 Omni Directional Aerial
(Where Fitted)
To operate your 315 omni directional TV aerial
follow the procedure outlined below:
(i) Switch ON the power pack and the red LED
will illuminate
(ii) Check the gain control switch is set to the
normal “NML” position (Switch up).
Overhead lockers will use sprung hinges. These
are suitably strong enough when closed to
securely retain the door and prevent it from
opening in transit. Pulling the handle towards you
with moderate force is sufficient to open the
locker door and hold it in the open position.
(iii) Turn on your television set and tune in. This
may be necessary at all new locations.
FM RADIO CONNECTIONS
The Status aerial is designed to receive FM radio
when connected to a car-style radio.
(i) This will require a coaxial car radio plug, a
coaxial plug and a length of coaxial cable,
which are available from your local
motorhome retailer.
(ii) Assemble the cable and plugs and route the
cable from the power pack to the radio.
(iii) Insert the plug into the back of the radio and
into the TV-FM socket of the power pack.
Please Note: For information on the
Entertainment equipment provided in your
motorhome please refer to the instruction
manuals provided in your Owners information
pack.
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THETFORD BENCH TOILET
WARNING: Never add toilet fluid via the
valve blade or via the toilet bowl.
Preparing the toilet for use
Open the access door on the outside of your
motorhome.
5.
Rotate the waste tank emptying spout 90 degrees
and remove the water filling extension (you will
find it positioned beneath the handle closest to
the emptying spout).
Note: Never use force if you cannot get the tank
back into place easily. This may cause serious
damage.
6
Rotate the water fill funnel outwards, remove the
cap and place the extension on the water fill
funnel. Add the stated amount of Thetford fresh
water additive to the water tank. This ensures a
better and cleaner flush and keeps the water in
the flush tank fresh.
WARNING: Keep water level below the
top of the water filling funnel.
Remove the extension and return to its original
position on the waste tank.
Note: Depending on the space between the
door and waste tank, this extension part may also
be fixed on the door with a hook.
7.
Run water into the bowl by pressing the
flush knob briefly or open the valve blade by
turning the handle anti-clockwise.Your
Thetford toilet is now ready for use.
8.
After use, open the valve blade (if still closed)
by turning the handle anti-clockwise. Flush
the toilet by pressing the flush knob for
several seconds. Close the valve blade after
use.
Note: Do not leave water in the bowl if the
toilet is not being used. This does not help to
reduce unpleasant smells and only leads to
flooding.
Screw the cap back onto the water filling funnel
and push back inwards towards the side of the
flush water tank.
Important: Please do not travel with water in
the flush tank of your toilet. Failure to adhere to
this notice may result in water damage to your
motorhome.
Note: 150 ml of water will remain in the water
fill funnel when the water tank is empty.
Remove the waste tank by pulling the safety
catch upwards.
2.
Pull the waste tank outward to the stop. Tip
it slightly and take the tank fully out.
3.
Place the tank upright and turn the emptying
spout upwards.
4.
Remove the cap, with the measuring cup
inside, from the emptying spout and pour the
stated quantity of toilet fluid into the waste
tank. This avoids unpleasant smells in the
waste tank and keeps the inside of the waste
tank clean. Next add approximately 2 litres of
water - enough to ensure that the bottom of
the waste tank is covered. Screw the cap
back onto the emptying spout. Turn the
emptying spout back to its original position.
Make sure that the waste tank is secured
with the safety catch. Shut the access door
and lock it.
USE
Fill the water tank with clean water.
1.
Slide the waste tank back into its original
position via the access door.
When entirely necessary, up to 2 litres can be
added to the flush tank giving you enough water
for two flushes. Having less than 2 litres of water
in the flush tank will not cause any damage to the
toilet or the motorhome.
Please be aware that travelling with more than 2
litres of water in the flush tank can cause water
damage to both the toilet compartment and to
the motorhome itself as water can escape from
around the flushing mechanism. This is due to the
fact that the flushing mechanism is used as the
entry point for anyone needing to carry out
maintenance procedures and is therefore not
water tight.
EMPTYING
The waste tank has a capacity of 19 litres and
must be emptied at the latest when the red light
in the level display lights up. The indicator lamp
will light up when the waste tank can still take
N.B.: The emptying spout measuring cap is
supplied in the same packaging as this manual.
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13. If required make the toilet ready for use
once again. Return the water filling extension
to its original position on the waste tank.
Slide the waste tank into the toilet and close
the access door.
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about 2 litres, which is about three uses. It is
advisable to empty the waste tank earlier.
Note: Do not allow the waste tank to become
too full.
9.
Make sure that the valve blade is closed.
Open the access door located outside the
vehicle. Pull the safety catch upwards and
remove the waste tank.
Remove the water filling extension first to
avoid it getting lost during emptying of the
waste tank.
10. Stand the waste tank upright (pull-out handle
at the top, wheels at the bottom). Press the
handle down and move it away from the
waste tank until it snaps out of its locked
position.
11. Pull the handle up and wheel the waste tank
to an authorised waste dump.
12. Push the handle back. Turn the emptying
spout upwards and remove the cap from the
spout. Hold the waste tank by the upper
handle with one hand, while placing your
other hand by the rear handle so that during
emptying you can operate the vent plunger
with your thumb. To empty the tank without
splashing, depress the vent plunger while
emptying the tank. After emptying, flush the
tank thoroughly with water. Also clean the
valve blade with water.
Note: The vent plunger should only be pressed
once the emptying spout is pointing downwards!
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THETFORD CASSETTE TOILET
Preparing for use
Introduction
Following is a brief illustrated step by step guide.
For more detailed information please refer to
manufacturers literature.
The Thetford Cassette Toilet is functional and
incorporates modern styling with home like
features. The unit is an integral part of the
motorhome bathroom.
CAUTION (step 4): 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. Never add
toilet fluid directly into the toilet bowl.
The Thetford Cassette Toilet is constructed of
high quality plastics for durability and has a high
gloss finish that is easy to clean and maintain. The
unit consists of two sections, a permanently
installed toilet system and a slide out waste
holding tank - the Cassette.
CAUTION (step 14): Do not depress air release
valve button until pour out spout is facing
downwards.
The toilet section includes a rotatable bowl, a
removable seat, and a control unit with a flush
button and a waste level warning device. The
valve blade handle is located under the bowl.
Emptying the waste holding tank
The cassette capacity is approx. 17 litres and the
tank should be emptied when the waste-level
warning device comes on. This will occur when
the tank contains more than 15 litres of waste.
The cassette is located underneath the toilet and
is removed for emptying from the outside of the
vehicle through an access door. A rotating pourout spout, automatic holding tank vent, air release
valve, valve blade, carrying handles and hand grips
are incorporated into the cassette. A sliding
cover guarantees optimum hygiene.
Note: After the warning device comes on, the
capacity remaining is equal to approximately 5
uses.
CAUTION: Do not allow the waste cassette to
become overfilled. See trouble shooting section
for emergency emptying procedure.
Features:
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Note: Some vehicles are equipped with water
pumps supplying high water pressure, which can
result in having an over flushing problem. It is
possible to use the flow restrictor supplied with
the toilet (packed together with the instruction
manual) by installing it in the water tube at the
connection level.
Removable seat and cover.
Rotatable bowl.
Valve blade handle: opens and closes valve
blade manually.
Flush button: activates flush.
Waste level indicator: indicates when
cassette requires emptying.
Rotating pour-out spout: makes emptying
cassette easy and convenient.
Automatic cassette vent: vents the cassette
when inserted in the toilet. This prevents
over pressure in the cassette.
Upper-carrying handles: makes carrying and
emptying easy.
Sliding cover: opens and closes automatically
when sliding the cassette in and out.
Guarantees optimal hygiene.
Valve blade and blade seal.
Vent button: vents the cassette to avoid
splashing while emptying.
Handgrip.
Valve blade opener.
Access door. Locks from outside the
motorhome.
Rinse the holding tank with clean water. Prepare
the cassette for use again by following steps 1 to
6. Replace the holding tank and lock the access
door.
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4 - Remove dosage cap and pour-out spout.
Add toilet fluid in the dosage cup. Add
approx. 2L of water through spout to cover
tank bottom. Replace cap, return pour-out
spout to original stored position.
1 - Open access door and pull
retaining clips upward.
2 - Remove cassette by pulling
straight out. When cassette hits
stop, tilt downwards
5 - Slide the holding tank into position
through access door. Never force
insertion as this can cause damage to
the toilet.
3 - Position tank vertically and
swivel pour-out spout upwards.
6 - Make sure the retaining clip secures
the holding tank. Close and lock the
access door.
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10 - After use, open the blade, by
pushing the blade handle in an anticlockwise direction and press the flush
button.
7 - Open water fill door and add 50ml.
of Aqua Rinse.Then fill the tank with
fresh water using a jerry can or hose.
Tank capacity is 7 litres.
11 - After flushing, close the blade by
pushing the blade handle clockwise.The
toilet may also be used with the valve
blade open, which allows the waste to
pass directly into the holding tank.
8 - Turn the bowl into the most
comfortable position, when necessary.
9 - Before using the toilet, we
recommend to add some water to the
bowl by pressing the flush button.
Release button to stop.
12 - Open access door and remove
holding tank.The holding tank can
only be removed when valve blade is
closed.
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Winterising/Storage
The Thetford Cassette C-200 CWE is easily
winterised for storage. If the toilet is connected
to a separate water tank, drain the tank. When
the motorhome water tank is empty, press the
flush button until the water stops flowing. Empty
the cassette. If the toilet is connected to a
central water tank, open the electric valve by
pushing the flush button while draining the water
supply system of the motorhome. Empty the
cassette. Leave the blade of the cassette open. Do
not replace cap on spout, this helps to keep the
cassette dry.
13 - Carry the holding tank to a normal
household toilet or authorised disposal
point. Place holding tank in vertical
position and rotate pour-out spout
upwards.
Cold weather use
The cassette can be used in cold weather when
the motorhome is heated. When the vehicle is
not heated for more than a day (or a night),
winterise the cassette.
High Altitude and hot weather use
Changes in altitude during driving, and large
temperature variations give no problems as long
as the cassette is inserted into the toilet. The
automatic cassette vent will depressurise that
tank when there is over or under pressure. High
temperatures may require additional Thetford
toilet fluid.
14 - Remove measuring cap. Grasp unit
by upper carrying handle nearest pourout spout. Place other hand on upper
rear hand grip so that the vent button
can be depressed with thumb while
emptying. This ensures a smooth outflow
of tank contents.
Cleaning and maintenance
To clean the seal and blade, the use of Thetford
bathroom cleaner and rinse with water is
recommended. Alternatively, use a luke warm
solution of diluted washing up liquid. Do not use
household cleaners as they may damage the seals
and other toilet parts.
Dry the seal and blade thoroughly and spray
economically with silicone spray, alternatively use
olive oil. Do not use Vaseline or other vegetable
oil products.
The toilet bowl, seat, cover and the exterior of
the toilet unit and cassette can be cleaned with a
mild detergent/water mixture.
15 - Once the pump has been cleared of
water place appropriate size container
under the drain plug. Empty any
remaining water from the fresh water
tank by taking out the drain plug. Clean
the seals and lubricate them where
appropriate after drying.
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Toilet unit malfunctions
Contact your dealer or a Thetford Service
Centre.
We advise draining the fresh water tank prior to
travelling. Antifreeze should not be required if
the motor home is heated. If you do wish to use
antifreeze, brands containing the following
properties may be used in the fresh water tank:
• Ethylene glycol
• Mono-Ethylene glycol
• Propane-diol
• Glycerol
• Ethane-diol
• Glycol
Never use alcohol based antifreeze, i.e. Methanol,
Ethanol, and Iso-propanol.
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HOW TO MAKE UP YOUR BEDS
100 - 130
Step 1 Remove all cushions from the front and rear facing seats.
Step 2 Pull out the bed slats located between 1 and 2 and fully extend as shown.
Step 3 Place cushions as shown in the diagram.
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NIGHT LAYOUT FRONT
DAY LAYOUT FRONT
3
1
N/SIDE
6
1
8
4
N/SIDE
3
O/SIDE
5
4
2
2
7
1 - REAR FACING BASE CUSHION
2 - FORWARD FACING BASE CUSHION
3 - REAR FACING BACKREST CUSHION
4 - NEARSIDE BACKREST CUSHION
5 - MAKE UP CUSHION 955 x 290
6 - MAKE UP CUSHION 510 x 275
7 - FORWARD FACING BACKREST CUSHION
8 - NEARSIDE BASE CUSHION
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DAY LAYOUT FRONT
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N/SIDE
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N/SIDE
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4
O/SIDE
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1 - REAR FACING BASE CUSHION
2 - FORWARD FACING BASE CUSHION
3 - REAR FACING BACKREST CUSHION
4 - NEARSIDE BACKREST CUSHION
5 - MAKE UP CUSHION 955 x 290
6 - MAKE UP CUSHION
7 - FORWARD FACING BACKREST CUSHION
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120 - 115 - 140
Step 1 Remove the centre cushion (5).
Step 2 Slide out the bed slats from under the centre seat.
Step 3 Place cushions on beds as shown.
DAY LAYOUT
120 - 115 - 140
N/SIDE
3
1
2
4
5
1 - NEARSIDE BASE CUSHION
2 - OFFSIDE BASE CUSHION
3 - NEARSIDE BACKREST CUSHION
4 - OFFSIDE BACKREST CUSHION
5 - REAR BASE CUSHION
REAR
NIGHT LAYOUT
N/SIDE
1
3
4
REAR
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Step 1 Remove and store cushion (3).
Step 2 Pull out the sliding bed slats into the centre of the bed.
Step 3 Place the cushions on the bed as shown below.
DAY LAYOUT
NIGHT LAYOUT
145
N/SIDE
5
1
2
3
6
1 - NEARSIDE BASE CUSHION
2 - OUTSIDE BASE CUSHION
N/SIDE
3 - REAR BASE CUSHION
4 - NEARSIDE BACKREST CUSHION
5 - OFFSIDE BACKREST CUSHION
REAR
1
5
6
REAR
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2
O/SIDE
HOW TO USE YOUR MOTORHOME’S
EQUIPMENT
HOW TO MAKE UP YOUR BEDS
180
FRONT DINETTE
Step 1 - Remove all cushions from the front and rear facing seats.
Step 2 - Pull out the bed slats located between 1 and 2 and fully extend as shown.
Step 3 - Place cushions as shown in the diagram.
REAR BED
Step 1 - Remove the centre cushion (7).
Step 2 - Slide out the bed slats from under the centre seat.
Step 3 - Place cushions on beds as shown.
FRONT DINETTE
DAY LAYOUT
NIGHT LAYOUT
3
180
1
1
1 - REAR FACING BASE CUSHION
2 - FORWARD FACING BASE CUSHION
3 - REAR FACING BACKREST CUSHION
4 - FORWARD FACING BACKREST CUSHION
10 - MAKE UP CUSHIONS 2 @ 955 x 286
11 - MAKE UP CUSHIONS 2 @ 986 x 275
2
4
N/SIDE
O/SIDE
11
10
10
11
2
O/SIDE
N/SIDE
REAR BED
8
5
6
7
9
5 - NEARSIDE REAR BASE CUSHION
6 - OFFSIDE REAR BASE CUSHION
7 - REAR BASE CUSHION
8 - NEARSIDE BACKREST CUSHION
9 - OFFSIDE BACKREST CUSHION
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5
8
9
6
HOW TO USE YOUR MOTORHOME’S
EQUIPMENT
Over Cab Double Bed
If your new motorhome has an over cab bed
fitted then in order to put the bed into the
sleeping position simply pull down on the ladder
fixing the bed will come down to a horizontal
position and the gas struts will lock in place.
Over cab bed in the up position
Over cab bed in the down position
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SECURITY
Explorer Protect Autowatch 650
Motorhome Alarm (Option)
SECURITY
Theft deterrent, prevention and security of your
motorhome is taken very seriously at The
Explorer Group. That is why we have provided a
combination of standard features and optional
extras designed to deter and prevent thieves
from stealing your property. And in the unlikely
event that they should succeed, aid the
identification, speedy recovery of your property
and assist in the prosecution of the thief.
Basic Operation Arming the System
(i) Briefly press (large) arm/disarm button.
(ii) Single chirp.
(iii) Awning light illuminates for 30 seconds.
(iv) Settling time of 15 seconds before
responding to triggers.
(v) Single intermittent flash of status LED (every
2 seconds).
Motorhome Theft
(vi) All sensors triggered will result in siren
sounding for 30 seconds, or until reset by
pressing the arm/disarm button.
The theft of a motorhome can occur in the most
unlikely circumstances; from a motorway service
area, even from an owner’s driveway. Secure all
windows and doors when your motorhome is
unoccupied, even if only for a short length of
time.
Disarming the System
(i) Briefly press the (large) arm/disarm button.
(ii) Double chirp.
Explorer Protect - Autowatch 650
Motorhome Alarm System (Optional
Extra)
(iii) Awning light illuminates briefly on and off and
then on again for 30 seconds.
(iv) LED off.
Manufactured by Autowatch, The Explorer
Protect system is designed to give years of
trouble free operation. Made with only the
highest quality components and using state of the
art technology you can be assured that your
motorhome has the best electronic protection
available.
Panic Alarm
(i) Press and hold the small panic button on the
transmitter for two seconds.
(ii) The siren will sound for thirty seconds,
unless reset by pressing any of the
transmitter buttons.
Each motorhome alarm is installed with a Passive
Infrared Detector (PIR), a wireless sensor that
detects movement in the motorhome and
transmits a radio signal to the alarm module. If the
alarm is on the siren will sound. Additional sensors
can be purchased from your retailer to enhance
security. See following section for operation or
consult the manufacturers instructions provided in
the Owners Information Pack.
Emergency Disarm
(i) Insert the touch-key briefly into the socket.
The alarm will turn off.
Silent Arm and Disarm.
(i) Press the small button briefly followed by a
press on the arm/disarm button.
(ii) The alarm will arm/disarm without chirps.
Additional Security
Sensors
Consider fitting any device which might deter or
prevent intrusion by thieves. For example: A
wheel lock will prevent driving of the
motorhome and removal of the wheel.
Each motorhome alarm is installed with a Passive
Infrared Detector (PIR). Additional sensors can
be purchased from your dealer to enhance
security.
Free Crime Prevention
Passive Infra Red Sensor
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.
The wireless PIR sensor will detect movement in
the motorhome and transmit a radio signal to the
alarm module, if the alarm is on the siren will
sound.
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SECURITY
Enhanced Features Arming The System In
“At Home” Mode.
In the ‘at home’ mode, any sensor that is
programmed to be isolated, such as the PIR
sensor will not trigger the alarm. Arm as normal
followed by a second press on the arm/disarm
button within 2 seconds. Normal “on” tone
followed by “at home” tone indicating isolation is
active. There will then be a Settling time of 15
seconds before the alarm responds to any
triggers. Armed in the isolation mode will be
indicated by a double flash intermittently of the
LED. The “at home” sensors will be isolated;
other sensors will trigger the siren for 30
seconds.
Arming the System in Test or Buzz Mode
In the buzz mode the siren will sound a short
tone when a sensor is triggered instead of
sounding for 30 seconds. It is advisable to test all
the sensors.
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CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME
Please Note: Should scratches appear on the
acrylic windows these can often be removed with
an acrylic polish. E.g. ICI Perspex polish. Gentle
polishing with a liquid metal polish, i.e. Brasso may
also have the desired effect - consult your retailer
BEFORE attempting to remove any but the
slightest scratch.
CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME
This section of the guide is devoted to the care,
cleaning and general preservation of your
motorhome in order to retain its showroom
condition.
Exterior Body Shell
The exterior painted body shell of your
motorhome, usually the side walls, is acrylic
finished aluminium, which is extremely durable
and easy to clean. It is recommended you first
wash off any caked dirt and mud with cold water
then use a proprietary brand wash and wax
shampoo and rinse with plenty of cold water.
Window Blinds & Flyscreens
CAUTION: Under no circumstances should an
abrasive or harsh cleaner be used. Do not use a
pressure washer as this can disturb mastic seals.
ABS - Wheel Spats & Panels
To clean the blinds and flyscreens, moisten a soft
cloth or sponge with a small amount of water
and mild soap suds and gently wipe dirt off. Allow
to dry before retracting, failure to due this could
result in mildew forming.
To preserve the appearance of all ABS panels and
fittings road grit, dust, sand, flies, lime tree
secretions, bird droppings etc., should be washed
off using plenty of cold water. Any remaining dirt
should be washed off using a soft cloth and warm
water. Under NO circumstances should any
abrasive cleaning agents, household detergents or
proprietary cleaning fluids be used. Wash the ABS
material again using only cold water and dry off.
Glass Fibre Reinforced Plastic (GRP)
GRP components need to be washed, waxed and
taken care of like a car. Chemicals and dirt can
collect during storage, and the gel coat can be
stained or marked when chemicals combine with
rain or dew. Most stains or marks can be
removed with mild dishwashing detergent, but
more stubborn marks may require a (fine grit)
rubbing compound such as T-cut. To help keep
your GRP components looking almost like new, it
is wise to wash the parts monthly (or more
frequently) using mild dishwashing detergent, but
avoid using strong alkaline (e.g. trisodium
phosphate) or acidic cleaners or abrasives.
Waxing the components once or twice a year
with a good grade paste wax will help to maintain
the colour and finish.
Interior Walls
Your motorhome interior walls will only require
a wipe over with a damp cloth, using a mild
detergent, to keep them in a ‘showroom’
condition.
Furniture
Treat your motorhome furniture as you would
the furniture in your home. Polish wood surfaces
sparingly with a good quality wax or spray polish.
Use a damp cloth to clean Melanate laminated
surfaces.
Acrylic Windows
Your motorhome is fitted with shatter resistant
acrylic windows. To preserve their clarity and
unblemished transparency it is essential that the
following cleaning instructions are strictly
adhered to: Road grit, dust, sand, flies, lime tree
secretions, bird droppings etc., should be washed
off using plenty of cold water do not use a
sponge to clean off heavy dirt deposits. Any
remaining dirt should be washed off using a soft
cloth and warm water. Under NO circumstances
should any abrasive cleaning agents, household
detergents or proprietary cleaning fluids be used.
Wash the window again using only cold water
and dry off with chamois leather.
Carpets, Upholstery And Curtains
Vacuum clean carpets and upholstery to ensure a
long life, marks on cushions can be removed using
a mild upholstery shampoo with the minimum of
water. Curtains should be dry cleaned only.
Washroom And Handbasin Fittings
These should be cleaned using a non abrasive
household cleaner. Always put the cold water into
the hand basin before adding the hot in order to
preserve the finish of the thermoplastic formed
basin.
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CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME
Please Note: Under no circumstances should
alcohol, spirit or solvent-based liquids be used on
GRP or ABS plastic panels as these substances
may react with the material and cause visible
damage.
pre-prepared wipe impregnated with a
disinfectant / sterilizing solution.
(vi)
External containers should be inverted
whilst stored overnight (if possible).
(vii)
Only clean your shower tray using soap and
water. Do not use chemical based cleaning agents
as this may attack the material of the tray.
Containers must be filled with mains
water only and mains water only should
be used for the above cleaning procedure.
(viii)
On no account should garden hoses be
used to fill water tanks.
Water Systems
Internal Water Systems
The water systems, and in particular storage
tanks, in motorhomes are susceptible to
contamination by bacteria if care is not taken
with their use and cleaning. The symptoms caused
by bacterial contamination are not purely limited
to gastro-intestinal diseases, but may also
manifest themselves as ear, nose, throat, and eye
or skin infections. It is therefore important that
you carry out the following procedure prior to
using the motorhome each time, even if you boil
or filter all water you use for drinking.
(i)
Drain down the system. (Open all taps to
allow air in, enabling the system to drain
quickly.) See Index - Draining Down The
Water System.
(ii)
Remove any water filters fitted, and
replace with a short length of hose or
empty filter cartridge (this will ensure the
filter is not affected by the disinfectant /
sterilizing solution).
(iii)
Fill the system by using the pump with a
disinfectant / sterilizing solution. (Check
that the solution at full strength appears at
all taps/showers). Allow to stand for the
recommended period of time.
Shower Trays
Please Note: If your motorhome is not going
to be used for an extended period of time it is
recommend that you disconnect the vehicle
battery to prevent the battery from discharging.
Water Containers
(i)
All water remaining in any water container
should be disposed of so that the
container is empty.
(ii)
The outside of external water containers
should be thoroughly cleansed and washed
down to remove any dirt, dust or other
contaminant. Water at a suitably hot
temperature containing an appropriate
detergent is recommended for this
purpose. Water should then be put into
the container, swirled round, and then
emptied out.
(iii)
All containers should then be totally filled
with water containing an appropriate
disinfectant /sterilizing solution and
allowed to stand for the recommended
contact time (e.g. Milton for 15 minutes).
(iv)
The solution should be emptied from the
container.
(v)
The opening of the any container should
be cleaned thoroughly with an appropriate
(iv)
Drain the system down completely.
(v)
Thoroughly clean the outside of all taps/
connectors with a cloth soaked in the
disinfectant / sterilizing solution.
(vi)
Flush the system through with clean
drinking water until no traces of
disinfectant / sterilizing solution can be
detected at any tap.
(vii)
Replace the filter. Suitable sterilizing
chemicals are available from your Explorer
Group Retailer, accessory shop, chemists,
or homebrew shops. It is not, however,
recommended to use bleach or sodium
metabisulphide.
Truma Space Heater
Please Note: Your Truma Space Heater front is
now attached using 2 screws. These screws must
be removed prior to removal of the Space
Heater front. These screws can be seen when
looking into the fire through the air vents.
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CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME
Thetford Toilet
WARNINGS
Cold Weather Use - To prevent freezing
during cold weather use, add antifreeze to
the toilet system fresh water tank. Use a
non-toxic (propylene glycol) type of
antifreeze. Refer to chart on container to
obtain level of protection.
Warmer Weather Use - In warmer
weather or longer intervals between
emptying the waste tank you may require
additional toilet fluid. Use only Thetford
toilet fluid to achieve the best results.
CAUTIONS
•
Never add toilet fluid directly into toilet
bowl.
•
Do not use strong household detergents or
cleaners that contain chlorine, solvents or
acid contents.
•
High Altitude and Hot Weather Use - with
large temperature differences and changing
heights during driving, pressure can start to
build up in the waste holding tank, causing
contents to splash upward upon opening the
valve blade if opened too fast.
Changing A Wheel
(i)
Ensure handbrake is applied and chock the
wheel diagonally opposite the wheel to be
removed.
(ii)
Remove the hub cap. (If applicable)
(iii)
Use wheel brace to slacken off wheel nuts
on the wheel to be changed.
(iv)
Position jack at the appropriate jacking
point (see Peugeot vehicle handbook).
(v)
Jack up the motorhome until the wheel
for removal is just off the ground.
(vi)
Remove the wheel nuts and remove the
wheel.
(vii)
Fit spare wheel and reverse the above
procedure.
(viii)
Tighten wheel nuts in accordance with the
Peugeot handbook instructions.
WARNING
Ensure the wheel is of the same
construction and size as the one that has
been removed.
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CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME
11-4
STORAGE
Power Drain
STORAGE
In order to reduce any drain on your Leisure
Battery while your motorhome is being stored
you should ensure that the main control switch
on the refrigerator is set to the 0 position
LONG TERM & WINTER STORAGE
If your motorhome is to be stored for any length
of time, especially over the winter period, the
following operations are recommended:
Please Note: If you have the Explorer Protect
alarm fitted and you disconnect the leisure
battery the alarm will run off the back-up battery
for approximately 2 weeks.
(i) Remove all linens, blankets, cushions, clothes,
mattresses, etc. that could be affected by
damp conditions
(ii) Clean the motorhome inside and out as
detailed in the previous section.
Should the motorhome be stored for a
prolonged period of time it is strongly
recommended that the motorhome is fully
serviced before the commencement of use. Your
retailer will ensure that your motorhome is safe,
secure and ready for your enjoyment.
(iii) Drain the water system (see index).
(iv) Ensure all windows, roof lights and doors are
correctly fastened. Check fixed ventilation
apertures are not obstructed.
(v) Check that the site you have chosen to store
the motorhome is open, fairly high and dry
and if possible not exposed to gales etc. If
this proves impossible it is recommended
that the motorhome chassis is anchored to
the ground.
(vi) Jack up the motorhome (use bottle or screw
jack), so that the wheels are clear of the
ground. Support the motorhome axle with
wooden blocks, axle stands or similar so that
when the jacks are removed the wheels
remain clear of the ground. Cover the tyres
to prevent deterioration.
(vii) Release the handbrake.
(viii)Removing the wheels reduces the risk of
motorhome theft.
Motorhome Covers
Covers may be used to protect your new
Explorer Group motorhome provided that the
cover used is of a breathable type. Ensure that
any sharp objects are removed e.g. the point of a
status omni-directional aerial, and that the cover
is well tied down. Your motorhome must be
ventilated every 4 to 6 weeks if it is to be stored
with a cover in place.
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STORAGE
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WARRANTY
WARRANTY
(iii)
That an “annual” habitation service, damp
and safety check has been carried out by
an approved Retailer or Service Centre.
The first and second services are due 60
days either side of the anniversary of the
original date of purchase. The interval
between services must not exceed 14
months. The third service must be on or
before the anniversary date of the original
purchase.
(iv)
That original VAT service invoices are
retained as proof that annual service and
inspections have been carried out.
(v)
No work should be commenced under
the terms of the warranty unless prior
authorization is obtained from Explorer
Group.
(vi)
Explorer Group reserves the right to
inspect the motorhome before any work
commences.
(xii)
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,
overheating, freezing, failure to follow
Explorer Group instructions, misuse or
alteration or repair of the motorhome
without The Explorer Group prior
approval.
(xiii)
Motorhomes covered by this warranty
shall not be put out to hire, reward, or any
other commercial use or used in any
timed race.
(xiv)
That the motorhome 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.
(xv)
That no liability arises from this warranty
for transport costs to and from the place
of remedial work or consequential cost
relating to transportation. No liability
arises out of this warranty 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.
3-Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
Subject to the following conditions, your
motorhome is supplied with a manufacturer’s
warranty for 3 years from the original date of
purchase, at no additional cost to you the
customer. We sincerely hope you will never have
cause to complain about your motorhome.
However, if you do have a problem then please
contact your Retailer so they can report this
through our warranty system. We are confident
they will do their utmost to resolve any problems
to your complete satisfaction. The Retailer from
whom the motorhome 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.
Parts Covered By This Warranty for
Years 1 Subject to the specific exclusions in years 2 and 3
set out below all original components of the
motorhome, including permanently fitted
equipment, forming part of the manufacturer’s
original specification.
Specific Exclusions for Years 2 & 3
Tyres, batteries, plastic windows, glass, exterior
paint work, bright work 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; GRP, ABS and PVC products, wheel
spats and shower trays. Natural movement of
internal doors and furniture. Normal wear and
tear/servicing items and other components
subject to routine maintenance.
Conditions Attached To The Warranty:
(i)
The duration of the warranty is 36 months
from the original date of purchase.
(ii)
That the original construction of the
motorhome has not been tampered with
or repaired other than by Explorer Group
or an approved Retailer or Service
Centre.
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WARRANTY
(xvi)
No liability will be accepted for any
accidental or fire damage or any loss
incurred by accident or fire.
(xvii) The unexpired period of the 3-year
warranty is transferable to second and
subsequent owners during the 3-year
period. The new owner should contact
Explorer Group within 3 months of their
purchase, with proof of ownership, service
history and their payment of £30 to have
their details recorded in our database.
Please Note: 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.
Please Note: In order to maintain your Peugeot
warranty you will be required to fulfil their
warranty requirements, as detailed in your
Peugeot handbook
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CODE OF PRACTICE - WATER INGRESS
CODE OF PRACTICE - WATER
INGRESS
SIX (6) YEAR BODY SHELL INTEGRITY
GUARANTEE
At The Explorer Group Limited, we are confident
that our new motorhomes, built with innovative
manufacturing techniques and tested materials,
make water ingress concerns unnecessary. We
are so confident of our new motorhomes that
we offer a six (6) Year Body Shell Integrity
Guarantee which gives certain guarantees to our
customers, both consumers and retailers, of
financial reimbursement for remedial work costs
should problems occur.
•
The unexpired period of the 6-year
Guarantee is assignable to second and
subsequent owners during the 6-year period.
The new owner should contact Explorer
Group with proof of ownership, service
history and their payment of £50 to have
their details recorded in our database within
3 months of the change of ownership.
The first service is due 60 days either side of the
anniversary of the original date of purchase. The
interval from purchase date to the first service
and the intervals between services must not
exceed 14 months. Years 3 and 5 must be on or
before the anniversary date of the original
purchase.
Your caravan requires servicing for safety,
efficiency and to protect the investment you have
made. Whether the caravan is used for short
trips or continental long range touring, regular
servicing is necessary and will ensure continued
enjoyment of your caravan.
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,
providing that there is documentary evidence
that the caravan has been annually serviced and
that it is less than 6 years old.
Your Retailer or Service Centre will carry out
your service using the latest techniques and
equipment (a list of the items to be inspected,
tested and adjusted appears on the Service
Vouchers in this handbook), and should provide
you with the service document as proof of
regular maintenance.
CONDITIONS ATTACHED TO THE
BODY SHELL INTEGRITY GUARANTEE
The Explorer Group Limited will pay the
costs of remedial work, only after approved
work has been carried out.
The arbitrator’s decision is final and both
parties must agree to abide by the decision.
Please Note: Failure to do so will invalidate
your warranty.
Customers without a full service history may
receive up to 100% of the costs of remedial work
for water ingress damage in year 2, up to 75% in
year 3, up to 50% in year 4 and up to 25% in year
5. If you do not have a full service history there is
no warranty in year 6. Each case will be examined
on its own merit. The Explorer Group Limited
will decide the amount of contribution towards
the remedial work costs.
•
•
It is a condition of your warranty that your
caravan must have an “annual” service, damp and
safety check and this should be carried out by an
Explorer Group Limited approved Retailer or
Service Centre, in accordance with NCC
guidelines. Proof of this will be required in the
event of a warranty claim.
All owners with documentary proof of annual
services by an approved Explorer Group retailer
or Service Centre will be paid in full for the costs
of remedial work due to water ingress. This is
valid for up to 6 years from the original date of
purchase of a new product.
Work may only be undertaken after approval
by The Explorer Group Limited (depending
upon individual circumstances).
In the case of dispute, The Explorer Group
Limited, will agree to the appointment of an
independent arbitrator with both parties
agreeing to pay 50% of their costs.
CUSTOMER OBLIGATION - SERVICING
This Guarantee applies to all new products
manufactured by The Explorer Group Limited
after 1st September 2009.
•
•
As with motor vehicle service documents, not
only will the proof of regular servicing enhance
your caravan resale value, but in the unlikely
event of any defect appearing at some later date -
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CODE OF PRACTICE - WATER INGRESS
a properly serviced and documented caravan
history will enable your Retailer to rapidly assess
and where appropriate, carry out the necessary
remedial work.
MAINS ELECTRICS
It is recommended that you have your Mains
Electrics System inspected by an NICEIC
approved contractor every 3 years.
SPARE PARTS
Should you require any replacement parts for
your caravan it is necessary that you contact the
Retailer from whom you purchased the caravan
or any Explorer Group Limited approved Retailer
and give the following information, which will help
in identifying the required component:
(i) Model and make of caravan
(ii) VIN number
(iii) Description of required part
(iv) Photograph, size or diagram of required part
Please Note: All parts must be ordered and
supplied through an approved retailer.
REMEDIAL WORK
The Explorer Group Limited together with its
suppliers is continually undertaking extensive
research into testing, remedial work procedures
and materials such as sealants, adhesives, gaskets
and tapes. Therefore, if for any reason your new
caravan is damaged or requires remedial work
then only an approved Explorer Group Limited
Retailer or Service Centre should undertake such
work.
All such work should be undertaken using only
approved Explorer Group Limited genuine parts,
recommended sealant and following Explorer
Group Limited procedures. The Explorer Group
Limited will also undertake to supply certain
specialist repairers with the necessary spare
parts. In this case, your selected repairer must
contact the PARTS DEPARTMENT with all
enquiries.
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MOTORHOME CONSTRUCTION
MOTORHOME CONSTRUCTION
- MAIN COMPONENTS
The following is a brief description of the main
components used in your motorhome. More
comprehensive descriptions can be found in the
equipment manufacturers literature held in the
Owner’s Information Pack.
Body Shell
Motorhome bodies are constructed from the
highest quality materials. The fully insulated floor
is constructed from a timber frame with plywood
and insulation laminated together for strength.
The walls comprise an insulated foam sandwich
having pre-coated aluminium exterior surface and
vinyl coated plywood interior finish. Wooden
framing is positioned within the sandwich to add
strength. The very latest ‘state of the art’ presses
are employed to produce the extremely well
insulated, robust, yet lightweight sections.
Windows
Windows are all of a double glazed acrylic
construction and the door frames are extruded
aluminium.
WARNING
On NO account should screw threads
longer than 5/8th inch (15mm) be
permitted to enter the shell sandwich
(from inside). Ensure that all screws are of
the selftapping type. No screw or any other
object should be permitted to enter the
ceiling of your new motorhome.
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MOTORHOME CONSTRUCTION
15-2
EQUIPMENT LIST
EQUIPMENT LIST
AUTOQUEST
REFRIGERATOR
DOMETIC RM7360
HEATER
TRUMA S3002 PIEZO
WATER HEATER
TRUMA ULTRASTORE
SINK AND DRAINER
SPACE SAVING ARGENT STAINLESS STEEL
OVEN
SPINFLO MIDI PRIMA
HOB
SPINFLO 3 BURNER HOB
TAPS KITCHEN
WHALE MIXER SINGLE BAR TT111
SHOWER EQUIPMENT
WHALE SHOWER MIXER SINGLE BAR TT141
WATER FILTER / PUMP
AUTOFILL SMARTFLO PUMP & STRAINER
LIGHTS 12V FLUORESCENT
LUMO & CROWN
12V READING DOWN LIGHTS
ZOE EYEBALL HALOGEN
CONTROL PANELS
BCA BLACK
ELECTRICAL FITTINGS
PDL BLACK
TOILET
THETFORD C402 CASSETTE
THETFORD ROTATABLE WITH ELECTRONIC FLUSH 180 155 ONLY
CASSETTE BLINDS
SEITZ SERIES 2000
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EQUIPMENT LIST
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ELECTRICAL DRAWINGS
ELECTRICAL DRAWINGS
AUTOQUEST
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ELECTRICAL DRAWINGS
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
AUTOQUEST
Model
Base Vehicle
No. of Berths / Designated
Passenger Seats (Exc Driver)
100
115
120
Peugeot 330 SWB
Peugeot 330 SWB
Peugeot 330 SWB
4/3
2/1
2/1
Exterior Length
5650mm (18’6”)
5650mm (18’6”)
5786mm (19’0”)
Overall Width including
wing mirrors
2690mm (8’10”)
2690mm (8’10”)
2690mm (8’10”)
Overall Body Width
2200mm (7’2”)
2200mm (7’2”)
2200mm (7’2”)
Overall Height
3065mm (10’0”)
2770mm (9’1”)
2770mm (9’1”)
Minimum Headroom
1950mm (6’4”)
1950mm (6’4”)
1950mm (6’4”)
Maximum Headroom
2300mm (7’6”)
1950mm (6’4”)
1950mm (6’4”)
Interior Width
2074mm (6’10”)
2074mm (6’10”)
2074mm (6’10”)
Tyre Size
215/70 R15C 109 S
215/70 R15C 109 S
215/70 R15C 109 S
Front 410/60. Rear 450/65
Front 410/60. Rear 450/65
Front 410/60. Rear 450/65
Overhead Cab Bed Sizes
Double
2050mm x 1370mm
(6’8” x 4’6”)
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Centre Dinette Bed Sizes
Double
1870mm x 1210mm
(6’2” x 4’0”)
Double
2074mm x 1365mm
(6’10” x 4’6”)
or
2 x Single
1850mm x 700mm
(6’1” x 2’3”)
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Double
2074mm x 1365mm
(6’10” x 4’6”)
Tyre Pressure Kpa / Psi
Rear Bed Sizes
Maximum Front Axle Weight
1600kgs (31.43cwt)
1600kgs (31.43cwt)
1600kgs (31.43cwt)
Maximum Rear Axle Weight
1650kgs (32.41cwt)
1650kgs (32.41cwt)
1650kgs (32.41cwt)
Maximum Towing Limit
2000kgs (39.28cwt)
2000kgs (39.28cwt)
2000kgs (39.28cwt)
Mass in Running Order
2661kgs (52.26cwt)
2606kgs (51.18cwt)
2621kgs (51.48cwt)
Essential Habitation Equipment
16kgs (0.31cwt)
16kgs (0.31cwt)
16kgs (0.31cwt)
Personal Effects Payload
97kgs (1.91cwt)
77kgs (1.51cwt)
78kgs (1.53cwt)
Conventional Load
225kgs (4.42cwt)
75kgs (1.47cwt)
75kgs (1.47cwt)
209kgs (4.10cwt)
Optional Equipment Payload
Maximum User Payload
M.T.P.L.M.
0
168kgs (3.3cwt)
339kgs (6.65cwt)
394kgs (7.74cwt)
379kgs 7.44cwt)
3000kgs (58.93cwt)
3000kgs (58.93cwt)
3000kgs (58.93cwt)
The Mass in Running Order includes a tolerance for material variances and an allowance for the driver, a full tank of fuel, 90% of the
water tank and the gas bottles.
Maximum User Payload includes Personal Effects, Optional Equipment and the Conventional Load.
Note 1: Please take care to ensure that you have allowed for the masses of all items you intend to carry in the motorcaravan.
Note 2: Warning under no circumstances must the Maximum Technical Permissible Laden Mass of the motorcaravan be exceeded.
Note 3: All data is calculated using metric weights and measurements. The imperial figures quoted are conversions thereof.
Note 4: Care should be taken when loading your motorhome in order to ensure that you do not exceed either the front or rear axle
maximum weight.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS (continued)
AUTOQUEST
Model
Base Vehicle
No. of Berths / Designated
Passenger Seats (Exc Driver)
130
140
145
Peugeot 333 MWB
Peugeot 333 MWB
Peugeot 333 MWB
5/3
2/1
4/3
Exterior Length
6130mm (20’1”)
6239mm (20’6”)
6239mm (20’6”)
Overall Width including
wing mirrors
2690mm (8’10”)
2690mm (8’10”)
2690mm (8’10”)
Overall Body Width
2200mm (7’2”)
2200mm (7’2”)
2200mm (7’2”)
Overall Height
2990mm (9’10”)
2770mm (9’1”)
2990mm (9’10”)
Minimum Headroom
1950mm (6’4”)
1950mm (6’4”)
1950mm (6’4”)
Maximum Headroom
2300mm (7’6”)
1950mm (6’4”)
2300mm (7’6”)
Interior Width
Tyre Size
Tyre Pressure Kpa / Psi
2074mm (6’10”)
2074mm (6’10”)
2074mm (6’10”)
215/70 R15C 109 S
215/70 R15C 109 S
215/70 R15C 109 S
Front 410/60. Rear 450/65
Front 410/60. Rear 450/65
Front 410/60. Rear 450/65
Overhead Cab Bed Sizes
Double
2050mm x 1370mm
(6’8” x 4’6”)
Not Applicable
Double
2050mm x 1370mm
(6’8” x 4’6”)
Centre Dinette Bed Sizes
Double
1870mm x 1210mm
(6’2” x 4’0”)
and
Single
1820mm x 700mm
(6’0” x 2’3”)
Double
2074mm x 1820mm
(6’10” x 6’0”)
or
2 x Single
1820mm x 700mm
(6’0” x 2’3”)
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Double
2074mm x 1820mm
(6’10” x 6’0”)
or
2 x Single
1820mm x 700mm
(6’0” x 2’3”)
Double
2050mm x 1370mm
(6’8” x 4’6”)
Rear Bed Sizes
Maximum Front Axle Weight
1750kgs (34.38cwt)
1750kgs (34.38cwt)
1750kgs (34.38cwt)
Maximum Rear Axle Weight
1900kgs (37.32cwt)
1900kgs (37.32cwt)
1900kgs (37.32cwt)
Maximum Towing Limit
2000kgs (39.28cwt)
2000kgs (39.28cwt)
2000kgs (39.28cwt)
Mass in Running Order
2800kgs (55.00cwt)
2710kgs (53.23cwt)
2825kgs (55.49cwt)
Essential Habitation Equipment
16kgs (0.31cwt)
16kgs (0.31cwt)
16kgs (0.31cwt)
Personal Effects Payload
112kgs (2.20cwt)
83kgs (1.63cwt)
103kgs (2.02cwt)
Conventional Load
225kgs (4.42cwt)
75kgs (1.47cwt)
225kgs (4.42cwt)
Optional Equipment Payload
147kgs (2.88cwt)
416kgs (8.17cwt)
131kgs (2.57cwt)
Maximum User Payload
500kgs (9.82cwt)
590kgs (11.58cwt)
475kgs 9.33cwt)
3300kgs 64.82cwt)
3300kgs 64.82cwt)
3300kgs 64.82cwt)
M.T.P.L.M.
The Mass in Running Order includes a tolerance for material variances and an allowance for the driver, a full tank of fuel, 90% of the
water tank and the gas bottles.
Maximum User Payload includes Personal Effects, Optional Equipment and the Conventional Load.
Note 1: Please take care to ensure that you have allowed for the masses of all items you intend to carry in the motorcaravan.
Note 2: Warning under no circumstances must the Maximum Technical Permissible Laden Mass of the motorcaravan be exceeded.
Note 3: All data is calculated using metric weights and measurements. The imperial figures quoted are conversions thereof.
Note 4: Care should be taken when loading your motorhome in order to ensure that you do not exceed either the front or rear axle
maximum weight.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS (continued)
AUTOQUEST
Model
Base Vehicle
No. of Berths / Designated
Passenger Seats (Exc Driver)
155
180
Peugeot 335 MLWB
Peugeot 335 MLWB
2/1
6/5
Exterior Length
7201mm (23’7”)
7154mm (23’6”)
Overall Width including
wing mirrors
2690mm (8’10”)
2690mm (8’10”)
Overall Body Width
2200mm (7’2”)
2200mm (7’2”)
Overall Height
2990mm (9’10”)
2990mm (9’10”)
Minimum Headroom
1950mm (6’4”)
1950mm (6’4”)
Maximum Headroom
2300mm (7’6”)
2300mm (7’6”)
Interior Width
Tyre Size
Tyre Pressure Kpa / Psi
2074mm (6’10”)
2074mm (6’10”)
215/70 R15C 109 S
215/70 R15C 109 S
Front 410/60. Rear 450/65
Front 410/60. Rear 450/65
Overhead Cab Bed Sizes
Not Applicable
Double
2050mm x 1370mm
(6’8” x 4’6”)
Centre Dinette Bed Sizes
Not Applicable
Double
1980mm x 1260mm
(6’” x 4’6”)
Fixed Bed
1866mm x 1342mm
(6’2” x 4’6”)
Double
2050mm x 1370mm
(6’8” x 4’6”)
Maximum Front Axle Weight
1850kgs (36.33cwt)
1850kgs (36.33cwt)
Maximum Rear Axle Weight
2000kgs (39.28cwt)
2000kgs (39.28cwt)
Maximum Towing Limit
2000kgs (39.28cwt)
2000kgs (39.28cwt)
Mass in Running Order
2850kgs (50.67cwt)
2965kgs (58.24cwt)
Rear Bed Sizes
Essential Habitation Equipment
16kgs (0.31cwt)
16kgs (0.31cwt)
Personal Effects Payload
93kgs (1.83cwt)
132kgs (2.59cwt)
Conventional Load
75kgs (1.47cwt)
375kgs (7.36cwt)
Optional Equipment Payload
466kgs (9.15cwt)
11kgs (0.21cwt)
Maximum User Payload
650kgs (12.76cwt)
535kgs (10.51cwt)
M.T.P.L.M.
3500kgs (68.75cwt)
3500kgs (68.75cwt)
The Mass in Running Order includes a tolerance for material variances and an allowance for the driver, a full tank of fuel, 90% of the
water tank and the gas bottles.
Maximum User Payload includes Personal Effects, Optional Equipment and the Conventional Load.
Note 1: Please take care to ensure that you have allowed for the masses of all items you intend to carry in the motorcaravan.
Note 2: Warning under no circumstances must the Maximum Technical Permissible Laden Mass of the motorcaravan be exceeded.
Note 3: All data is calculated using metric weights and measurements. The imperial figures quoted are conversions thereof.
Note 4: Care should be taken when loading your motorhome in order to ensure that you do not exceed either the front or rear axle
maximum weight.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
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GENERAL QUESTIONS
and power supply (master light switch). Refer to
your Retailer for further assistance.
GENERAL QUESTIONS
Q: Where Can I Obtain Your Latest
Brochure?
PLEASE NOTE: The internal lights in your
motorhome will not operate whilst the
motorhome engine is running.
A: Our latest brochures are available from
Approved Retailers or can be viewed and printed
from the download section on our website
www.explorer-group.co.uk. A request form can
also be completed should you wish to receive a
printed copy of our latest brochures.
Q: Where Can I Get Spare Parts For My
Motorhome?
A: Retailers will be able to source most parts you
require. For details of your nearest Explorer
Group Retailer please refer to our Find A
Retailer section on our website, or call 01207
699 000 for assistance.
Q: Why Is the Handbook Not Specific To
My Model?
A: Many of the components used in the
manufacture of our motorhomes are identical
throughout our model ranges, so we produce a
generic handbook, which covers all models
manufactured for that season. If the literature
supplied with your motorhome does not answer
your question then please contact your Retailer
for further assistance.
Q. How Many Years Will Spare Parts Be
Available For My Motorhome?
A. The Explorer Group will endeavour to supply
spare parts for a motorhome, for at least 8 years
from new.
Q. Why Don’t You Stock Parts At The
Explorer Group Factory?
Q. I Require Technical Or Other
Information, Who Can Help Me?
A. Due to the volume of models we produce it is
not possible for us to maintain stock levels of
every individual component used in our
manufacturing process. We do stock commonly
requested items, but some items must be made
to order
A. The majority of information you require is
available through your Explorer Group Retailer.
Q - Can You Tell Me The Second Hand Price
Of My Motorhome?
A - As a manufacturer we are not involved in the
second hand market.You should contact a
Retailer, The Camping and Caravanning Club and/
or The Caravan Club. They should be able to give
some indication of market value.
Q. What If The Parts Are No Longer
Available?
Q: Can I Fit A Bicycle Rack/Top Box/Air
Conditioning To My motorhome?
Q: Who Can Service My Motorhome?
A.Where an original part is no longer available,
whenever possible we will suggest a suitable
alternative if it is available.
A:Your supplying Retailer is obliged to undertake
your warranty work. However, any approved
Explorer Group Retailer or Service Centre can
undertake the work, but this is at their discretion.
We will also accept services completed by a
NCC approved company, but they will not be
able to undertake warranty work if they are not
approved by Explorer Group.
A: It may be possible to fit accessories to your
motorhome but this will depend upon the
internal construction of the roof/walls and
whether they can support the weight of the
accessory. If it is possible your Retailer will be
able to advise you, (or alternatively they will
obtain confirmation and a drawing where
necessary, from The Explorer Group). Please note
that weight of any accessories will reduce your
User Payload allowance.
Q. I Am Having Trouble Booking My
Motorhome in For Its Service, In Line With
The Requirements. What Timescale Is
Acceptable?
Q: My Interior Lights Are Not Working,
What Do I Do?
A. We will allow a delay of 60 days after your
service is due, but subsequent annual services
should still be undertaken as close as possible to
the anniversary of the original date of purchase.
A: It is possible that all of the 230V mains
electrical equipment may not be operated
simultaneously. Check fuses, battery connections
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GENERAL QUESTIONS
Except for 3rd and 5th services that must be on
or before the anniversary of the original date of
purchase.
Q. I Have A Problem With My motorhome,
Who Can Help Me?
A. We would always recommend that you contact
your supplying Retailer. Your local Explorer Group
Retailer or Explorer Group Approved Service
Centre may be able to assist. An inspection can
then take place and the necessary course of
action agreed.
Q. I Am Unhappy With The Service I Have
Received From My Retailer/Service Centre,
Where Do I Go From Here?
A. We would recommend that you write to your
Retailer/Service Centre, detailing your problems
and requirements, requesting a response
explaining how they will resolve your complaint.
A copy of your letter can also be forwarded to
The Explorer Group Customer Services
Department, quoting the serial number of your
motorhome and the name of the Retailer/Service
Centre. Please be assured that we will assist your
Retailer/Service Centre in resolving any
problems.
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GLOSSARY
GLOSSARY
Control Panel
ABS - plastic
Used as the description for the panel of electrical
switches and gauges governing 12V and mains
electricity systems.
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Plastic the
material used for most of the large plastic
components within your motorhome.
Dinette
This is a popular style of seating arrangement
where two seats or settees face each other
across a table.
Actual Laden Weight
This is the total weight of the motorhome when
loaded ready for use by the end user.
Earth Leakage Circuit Breaker (ELCB)
Aquaroll
ELCB Earth leakage circuit breaker - see residual
current device (RCD)
Brand name used generically for a water
container that rolls so you don’t need to lift it.
End Kitchen
Battery Charger
A common term used to describe floor plans
that put the kitchen across the rear, usually
adjacent to a motorhome door on one side and
washroom on the other.
This is required to keep a leisure battery charged.
Most motorhomes include a charging facility that
operates via the mains hook-up, and also has the
ability to recharge from the tow car’s alternator
while travelling.
Essential Habitation Equipment
Those items and fluids required for the safe and
proper functioning of the equipment for
habitation as defined by the manufacturer of the
motorhome. This includes items such as the
leisure battery and gas cylinders, plus water
contained in the water heater etc.
Berth(s)
Sleeping place - Refers to the number of people a
motorhome can accommodate for sleeping.
Blown Air Heating
A method of heating the living quarters of a
motorhome by use of a fan pushing air out
through a number of outlets.
Flyscreens
Mesh fittings for windows doors and roof vents,
to keep out insects etc.
Bunk Bed
This is a sleeping place, usually higher up than a
conventional bed. Often (but not always) this can
be folded or removed to provide additional living
space.
Free-Standing Table
This is a table that, because of its leg design, can
be used inside or outside.
Full Service Pitch
Butane
This is a pitch that has individual provision for
fresh water supply and waste water disposal, in
addition to mains electricity and in some cases TV
aerial connection.
Is a form of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) that
normally comes in blue cylinders. This type of gas
is most commonly used in the UK, although a
switch to propane is advised in severely cold
weather conditions.
Gas Cylinder
This is a portable, pressurized container for the
storage of LPG.
Campingaz
This is the trade name of Butane gas.
Gas Cylinder Locker
Cassette Blind
Is the compartment on the motorhome for the
storage of gas cylinders.
This is a roller blind that is fitted as part of the
window assembly, often along with a flyscreen,
thus giving a neat installation.
Gas Drop out Holes
These are not part of the ventilation. LPG is
heavier than air, so holes through the floor below
gaspowered appliances allow any leakage of gas to
exit the habitation area.
Cassette Toilet
A form of chemical toilet found in modern
motorhomes, where the waste holding tank can
be accessed and emptied from outside.
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GLOSSARY
Grey Water
LPG
This is the waste water from sink/shower.
Liquid Petroleum Gas, i.e. butane or propane.
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW)
L-Shaped
This is the weight of the vehicle laden to its
maximum, as defined by the manufacturer. See
also MTPLM.
This is a term where the seating area of a
motorhome is indeed Lshaped.
GRP
This is a site facility where you can plug into a
mains electricity supply.
Mains Hook-Up
Is Glass-reinforced plastic, but more commonly
known as glass fibre (not fibre glass, which is a
trade name
Maximum User Payload
Handbook
This is the maximum payload available for the
user including essential habitational equipment.
This is an owner’s manual, a guide to the
workings of your motorhome.
MIRO - Mass In Running Order
Weight of the motorhome equipped to the
manufacturer’s standard specification. Therefore
the condition in which it leaves the factory. Note
that this does not include any part of the user
payload, including the essential habitation
equipment.
Hardstanding
This is a pitch which has a hard surface made of
gravel, asphalt, concrete etc, instead of grass.
Hook-Up
This is a facility on a pitch for connection to
mains electricity.
MTPLM - Maximum Technically
Permissible Laden Mass
Ingress
The technical maximum permissible laden weight
of the motorhome, this must not be exceeded.
Usually meaning water ingress, a possible problem
where water seeps in at the joins, usually as a
result of worn sealant.
National Caravan Council
The only trade association representing
manufacturers, retailers and suppliers within the
caravan and motorhome industry.
Jack
This is a device for raising the vehicle so that a
wheel can be changed.
Optional Equipment Payload
Kerb Weight
The payload provided by the Explorer Group for
any factory fitted options that may be available.
This is the empty weight of a motor vehicle as
defined by the manufacturer.
Owners’ Club
Layout
This is a group of people who usually own the
same brand of caravan or motorhome and enjoy
meeting up for rallies.
This is the Interior design and details where
furniture units are placed in relation to each
other.
Payload
Leisure Battery
This supplies the power for the motorhome
electrical systems and is sometimes called an
auxiliary battery.
The amount you can put into a motorhome.
Specifically the difference between the Maximum
Technical Permissible Laden Mass (MTPLM) and
the Mass In Running Order (MIRO).
Levelling
PDI
The process of ensuring that a motorhome is
level when sited on a pitch. It is important for
comfort and also to ensure the correct
functioning of the fridge and water systems.
This is an inspection undertaken by the Retailer
prior to handover to the customer.
Pitch
A designated area of a caravan site allocated for
the use of one outfit. Most sites will be arranged
with defined pitches.
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GLOSSARY
Propane
U-Shaped Settee
Gas used in colder conditions and is usually
supplied in red cylinders.
Usually a reference to seating that literally is ‘U’
shaped.
RCD
Vehicle Kerb weight
This is a residual current device and is part of the
electrical system that will ‘trip’ if there is an
electrical fault.
The weight of the tow car often indicated in the
manufacturers specifications.
Gas Regulator
This is a unique serial identification number for a
vehicle. All cars and motorhomes should carry a
VIN. Motorhomes are not obliged to, but most of
those sold in recent years in the UK do.
VIN - Vehicle Identification Number
Safety device fitted between the gas cylinder and
the gas system of a motorhome, which controls
the pressure of gas being released from the
cylinder.
Warranty
Road Lights
Roof Lights - See Roof Vent.
Are the terms and conditions that spell out your
rights with regard to servicing, repair or
replacement of parts as provided by the
manufacturer.
Roof Vent
Wild Camping
Is an opening unit in the ceiling that lets in
ventilation and light, these vary in size, but the
best ones will have integral blinds and flyscreens
and are also called rooflights.
Term used for staying overnight away from a site.
Illegal in many countries, but permission may be
granted by individual landowners.
The external lights used while the vehicle is
traveling.
Semi-Rigid Pipe work
Is water pipes made of a semi rigid plastic and are
infinitely preferable to cheaper convoluted piping
which can act as a trap for germs and smells.
Slats
Sometimes used for beds and can improve
ventilation to mattress cushions.
Space Heater
This is a type of heating equipment for the living
quarters. Modern units fitted offer gas and
mains-operation.
Speed Rating
This is the maximum speed at which a tyre may
be used, as marked on its sidewall.
SMMT
Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
Torque Wrench
A form of spanner used to set nuts and bolts to a
specified degree of tightness. It is recommended
for adjustment of wheel fixings on motorhomes.
User Payload
The weight of all items carried in the
motorhome.
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GLOSSARY
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SERVICE DOCUMENTS
ANNUAL HABITATION SERVICE RECORDS
ANNUAL SERVICE RECORD
MOTORHOME MODEL .........................................................................................................................................
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ...................................................................... YEAR ...........................
1st SERVICE
2nd SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
RETAILERS STAMP:
RETAILERS STAMP:
I/We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and National Caravan
Council recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and National Caravan
Council recommendations.
3rd SERVICE
4th SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
RETAILERS STAMP:
RETAILERS STAMP:
I/We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and National Caravan
Council recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and National Caravan
Council recommendations.
5th SERVICE
6th SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
RETAILERS STAMP:
RETAILERS STAMP:
I/We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and National Caravan
Council recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and National Caravan
Council recommendations.
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7th SERVICE
8th SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
RETAILERS STAMP:
RETAILERS STAMP:
I/We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and National Caravan
Council recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and National Caravan
Council recommendations.
9th SERVICE
10th SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
RETAILERS STAMP:
RETAILERS STAMP:
I/We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and National Caravan
Council recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and National Caravan
Council recommendations.
11th SERVICE
12th SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
RETAILERS STAMP:
RETAILERS STAMP:
I/We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and National Caravan
Council recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and National Caravan
Council recommendations.
13th SERVICE
14th SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
RETAILERS STAMP:
RETAILERS STAMP:
I/We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and National Caravan
Council recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and National Caravan
Council recommendations.
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15th SERVICE
16th SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
RETAILERS STAMP:
RETAILERS STAMP:
I/We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and National Caravan
Council recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and National Caravan
Council recommendations.
17th SERVICE
18th SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
RETAILERS STAMP:
RETAILERS STAMP:
I/We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and National Caravan
Council recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and National Caravan
Council recommendations.
19th SERVICE
20th SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
RETAILERS STAMP:
RETAILERS STAMP:
I/We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and National Caravan
Council recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and National Caravan
Council recommendations.
21th SERVICE
22th SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
RETAILERS STAMP:
RETAILERS STAMP:
I/We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and National Caravan
Council recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and National Caravan
Council recommendations.
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SERVICE DOCUMENTS
21-4
INDEX
INDEX
A
F
Aerial .................................................... 9-10
Alarm system ...................................... 10-1
Automatic Charging System ............... 8-2
Fire safety ............................................... 2-2
B
Gas ........................................................... 6-3
Connection ........................................ 6-3
Hoses ........................................ 6-5, 9-1
Regulator............................................ 6-3
Gas Regulator ........................................ 6-4
Gas Safety Advice ................................. 7-1
Generators / Charger .......................... 8-1
Glossary ............................................... 20-1
Grill .......................................................... 9-3
G
Battery charger ..................................... 9-7
Battery Installation ............................... 8-1
Battery Maintenance ............................ 8-1
Bed make up ....................................... 9-20
Bicycle racks .......................................... 4-1
Bulb Ratings ........................................... 8-2
C
H
Care of your Motorhome ................ 11-1
Charging System ................................... 8-2
Code of Practice - Water Ingress .. 14-1
Conditions ...................................... 14-1
Customer Obligation ................... 14-1
Mains Electrics ............................... 14-2
Remedial Work .............................. 14-2
Spare Parts ...................................... 14-2
Cooking equipment .............................. 9-3
Hob .......................................................... 9-3
L
Levelling .................................................. 5-1
Loading .................................................... 3-1
M
Mains Unit .............................................. 8-1
D
O
Door flyscreen ...................................... 9-8
Door operation .................................... 9-1
Doors ...................................................... 9-9
Oven ........................................................ 9-3
E
RCD ......................................................... 8-1
Refrigerator ........................................... 9-5
Rooflights ................................................ 9-7
R
Electrical System ................................... 8-1
Electricity ................................................ 6-1
12v Systems ....................................... 6-1
Connecting To Mains Supply .......... 6-1
Disconnecting Mains Supply .......... 6-2
Generator/Charger ......................... 6-1
Mains Supply ...................................... 6-1
Overseas Electrical Connection ... 6-2
Power Supply Charger .................... 6-1
Equipment list ..................................... 16-1
S
Safety, general ........................................ 2-1
Security ................................................ 10-1
Service records .................................. 21-1
Site Regulations ..................................... 5-1
Smoke detector .................................... 9-7
Space heater .......................................... 9-6
22-1
INDEX
Specifications ........................... 18-1, 18-2
Storage
Long Term & Winter ..................... 12-1
T
Taps .......................................................... 9-8
Toilet Bench Toilet ............................. 9-11
Thetford Cassette Toilet .................. 9-15
V
Ventilation .............................................. 2-2
W
Warranty ............................................. 13-1
Water heater ......................................... 9-6
Water System ........................................ 6-5
Wheel changing .................................. 11-3
Windows ................................................ 9-8
Wiring diagram .................................. 17-1
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AUTOQUEST
Motor Caravan
The Explorer Group Limited Delves Lane, Consett, Co. Durham DH8 7PE
Telephone: 01207 699000 • Facsimile: 01207 699001 • www.explorer-group.co.uk
All the illustrations and descriptive matter in this guide are intended to give a general idea of the
caravan. Changing market and supply situations may prevent the manufacturer from maintaining
the exact specifications and details in this handbook and we therefore reserve the right to alter
specifications and materials as conditions demand.
Retailers are independent of the manufacturer and have absolutely no authority to bind the
manufacturer by any express or implied undertaking or representation.
Model Year 2011
OWNERS
HANDBOOK
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