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OWNERS
AIRSTREAM MANUAL
390/396
390 Sky Deck
XL MOTORHOME
A MOTORHOME GUIDE
INTRODUCTION
2006 MODEL
The Owners Manual for your new Airstream Motorhome is designed to respond to
the most frequent inquiries regarding the operation, function and care of the many
systems that make modern motor homing a joy.
Airstream realizes our customers possess varying degrees of expertise in the area
of repairing and maintaining the appliances in their motorhome. For this reason, the
service and trouble-shooting information found in this manual is directed toward those
with average mechanical skills. We also realize you may be more familiar in one area
than you are in another. Only you know your capabilities and limitations.
We want you to use this manual, and hope you will find the information contained in it
useful, however, should you ever feel you may be “getting in over your head” please
see your dealer to have the repairs made.
The operation and care of component parts such as chassis, refrigerator, furnace, water
heater and others are briefly explained in this manual. However, you will also find the
complete manufacturer’s information supplied in a packet included with this manual.
Note: All information, illustrations and specifications contained in the literature are
based on the latest product information available at the time of publication approval.
Airstream reserves the right to make changes if and when new materials and/or production techniques are developed that can improve the quality of its product, or when
material substitutions are necessary due to availability.
Throughout this manual CAUTION and
WARNING notations are used.
Failure to observe “CAUTION” can cause equipment damage if not observed..
Failure to observe “
WARNING” can lead to damaged equipment, serious
personal injury and/or death if not observed.
Please read and follow all cautions and warnings. If any questions arise contact your
dealer or the factory customer service department.
© Airstream, Inc. 2006
TABLE OF CONTENTS
A. WARRANTY AND SERVICE
LP Gas Detector
H. ELECTRICAL
Overnight Stop
Warranty
Winter Traveling
12-volt system
Warranty Explanation
Extended Stay
Fuses
Service
Campground Setup
Monitor Panel
Reporting Safety Defects
Condensation
TV Antenna
Maintenance Schedule
Slide-out Room
Satellite and CB Hookups
Sky Deck
Solar Panel
B. DRIVING
110-Volt Power
E. EXTERIOR
Wide Body Limitations
Generator
Inverter
Loading
Maintenance
Solar Panel
Safety, Pre-Travel Check List
Roof Storage, Ladder
Search Light
Dash controls & Instruments
Main Door Locks
Trailer Towing & Driving Tips
Keyless Entry
I. APPLIANCES
C. CHASSIS
F. INTERIOR
Air Conditioner
Furnace
Chassis-Body Product Definition
Features & Fixtures
Refrigerator
Engine Access
Fabric Care
Range/Oven
Air Brake System Drainage
Tire/Wheels
Microwave Oven
G. PLUMBING
Air Conditioner/Heater
Power Roof Vent
Electric Step
LP (Liquid Petroleum) Gas
Windshield Wiper
Water System
Air Supply
Water Pump
D. CAMPING
SPECIFICATIONS
City Water Hookup
Coach Dimensions
Faucets
Tank Capacities
Storage and Winterizing
Chassis Components
Camping Safety
Drainage System
Smoke Alarm
Toilet
Carbon Monoxide Alarm
Water Heater
WARRANTY AND SERVICE
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AIRSTREAM INC.
LIMITATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES
LIMITED WARRANTY
All warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, whether written
WARRANTY COVERAGE
or oral, express or implied, shall extend only for a period of two years from the date
When you buy a new Airstream Motorhome from an authorized Airstream dealer,
ranties, which extend beyond those described on the face hereof and which expressly
Airstream, Inc., warrants the motorhome from defects in material and workmanship
excludes conditions resulting, from normal wear, accident, abuse, exposure or over-
as follows:
load. Some states do not allow limitation on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the
of original purchase, or 30,000 miles, whichever comes first. There are no other war-
above limitations may not apply to you.
BASIC WARRANTY PERIOD
AIRSTREAM’S RESPONSIBILITY
This warranty is for 30,000 miles (40,000 Kilometers) or two years, whichever comes
first, beginning when the vehicle is delivered to the first retail customer or first placed
The basic Airstream Limited Warranty applies for a period of two years from the date
into demonstrator service. This warranty must have started prior to the accumulation
of original purchase or 30,000 miles, whichever comes first, and the application date of
of 4,000 miles in order to be valid.
all warranties is that indicated on the owner’s Limited Warranty. Defects in items covered under this Warranty will be corrected without cost upon the return, at the owner’s
ITEMS COVERED
expense, of the motorhome or defective part to an authorized Airstream dealer.
Any part of the motorhome or any component equipment installed by the factory is
covered by the basic warranty except the following items, which are not covered:
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House Batteries
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Automotive Chassis
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Generator
The above items will be handled by their respective service points and according to
their written policy. This limited warranty does not include failure caused by accident,
abuse, normal wears, overload or any cause not attributable to a defect in original
material or workmanship of the motorhome or component equipment as installed by
the factory.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
AIRSTREAM, INC.
419 W. Pike Street - P.O. Box 629
This warranty covers only defective material and/or workmanship; adjustments are
Jackson Center, Ohio 45334-0629
made at the factory prior to shipment, and rechecked by the dealer prior to delivery to
Attention: Owner Relations Department
the customer. Adjustments thereafter become a customer responsibility.
Furnish the following information:
The owner is also responsible for following all recommendations, instructions and
precautions contained in the Airstream Motorhome Owner’s Manual and the individual
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The complete serial number of the motorhome
manuals furnished by the chassis, appliance and other manufacturers.
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Mileage
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Date of original purchase
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Selling dealer
•
Nature of service problem and steps or service, which have
INSTALLATIONS NOT COVERED
Airstream Inc. does not accept any responsibility in connection with any of its mo-
been performed. (The owner may be directed to another dealer
torhomes for additional equipment or accessories installed at any dealership or other
at the owner's expense.)
place of business, or by any other party. Such installation of equipment or accessories
by any other party will not be covered by the terms of this warranty.
4. If, after taking the above steps, repairs are still not complete, the Airstream
owner may request the motorhome be allowed to be brought to the Factory
IF REPAIRS ARE NEEDED
Service Center at the owner’s expense.
If your motorhome needs repairs under the terms of the basic Airstream Limited War-
DEALER REPRESENTATION EXCLUDED
ranty, you should:
The full extent of the basic Airstream Limited Warranty is set forth-in detail in the
1. Take your motorhome to your selling dealer or other Authorized
folder, and in the explanation of the basic Airstream Limited Warranty covered in the
Airstream Dealer.
Airstream Motorhome Owner’s Manual. Airstream Inc. will not be responsible for additional representations or implied warranties made by any of its dealers to the extent
2. If the dealer is incapable of making the repair, request that he contact the Service
those representations are not a part of, or are contrary to, the terms and conditions of
Administration Department at Airstream, Inc., for technical assistance.
the basic Airstream Limited Warranty.
3. If repairs are still not made, the customer should contact:
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CONSEQUENTIAL AND INCIDENTAL DAMAGES
To find out more about this program, or to request an application/brochure, please call
the Arbitration Administration office toll-free 800.279.5343.
Airstream, Inc., will not be responsible for any consequential or incidental expenses or damages resulting from a defect. Incidental expenses include, but are
For recreational vehicles purchased in the State of California: The CAP-RV program
not limited to: travel expenses, gasoline, oil, lodging, meals, telephone tolls, and
operates as a certified mechanism under the review of the California Arbitration
loss of work and loss of use of the motorhome. Some examples of consequen-
Certification Program. You must utilize the arbitration program before claiming rights
tial damages would be: stained curtains due to rain leaks or delaminated floor
conferred by 15 USC section 2310 (Uniform Commercial Code) or Civil Code section
caused by a plumbing leak. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation
1793.22(b) (Son-Beverly Warranty Act). You are not required to use the program if you
of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may
choose to seek redress by pursuing rights and remedies not created by those laws.
not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights,
WARRANTY TRANSFER
which vary from state to state.
The basic Airstream Limited Warranty is transferable to subsequent owners for the
Thor Industries
duration of the warranty period. Warranty transfer application forms are available from
Airstream Inc.
your dealer or the Airstream Inc. Service Administration Department.
419 West Pike Street
Jackson Center, Ohio 45334
CHANGES IN DESIGN
937-596-6111
Airstream Inc. reserves the right to make changes in design and improvements upon
its product without imposing my obligation upon itself to install the same upon its
products theretofore manufactured.
CONSUMER ARBITRATION PROGRAM
Airstream, Inc. participates in the consumer Arbitration Program for Recreational Vehicle (CAP-RV). This third-party dispute resolution program is available, at no charge
to you, to settle unresolved warranty disputes for recreational vehicles. This dispute
resolution program reviews eligible product and service related complaints involving
warranty covered components.
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WARRANTY EXPLANATION
The Airstream Limited Warranty Excludes:
Along with your new Airstream motorhome you have purchased the Airstream Limited
Normal Wear:
Warranty. Read your Limited Warranty carefully. It contains the entire agreement with
Items such as water purifier packs, curtains, upholstery, floor coverings, window, door
respect to Airstream’s obligation on the Limited Warranty on your new vehicle. The
and vent seals may show wear within the one year Limited Warranty period depending
terms of the Limited Warranty, and only those terms, will define Airstream’s responsi-
upon the amount of usage, weather and atmospheric conditions.
bility. When you receive your Limited Warranty file it for safekeeping.
Accident
Upon proof of purchase date to any Airstream Dealer Service Center, defects in materiDamage caused by accident is usually visible, and we strongly urge our dealers and
als or workmanship will be repaired or replaced without cost to the owner for a period
customers to inspect the motorhome upon delivery for any damage caused by ac-
of twenty four (24) months from the original purchase date, or 30,000 miles, whichever
cident while being delivered to the dealer, or while it is on the dealer’s lot. Damage
occurs first. Written warranties of some component manufacturers of the motorhome
of this nature becomes the dealer’s or your responsibility upon acceptance of the
will be honored by Airstream for the duration on that manufacturer’s warranty.
motorhome. GLASS BREAKAGE, whether obviously struck or mysterious, is always
accidental and covered by most insurance policies.
Items such as motorhome chassis, engine, tires, batteries and generator are serviced
Abuse
by their respective manufacturers and will be handled by their service centers according to the terms of their written policy. Any warranty forms from these manufacturers
Lack of customer care and/or improper maintenance, including failure to comply with
should be completed promptly, preferably at time of purchase.
the terms of the Owner’s Manual, or failure to heed proper vehicle operation shown by
the dash instruments is not covered by warranty.
Your motorhome chassis is pre-checked by its manufacturer before delivery to Airstream. All service to the chassis must be performed by the chassis manufacturer according to the manufacturer’s warranty and service policies. Literature is supplied with
each Airstream motorhome, which gives important information concerning its warranty
coverage; however, the Airstream Limited Warranty covers the chassis heater, defrosters, windshield wiper blade, motor, washer, LP gas bottle and gas regulator.
Paint and appearance items, which show imperfections, should be brought to the attention of your dealer at the time of delivery and during pre-delivery inspection. Normal
deterioration by use and exposure is not covered by the Airstream Limited Warranty.
Damage to enamel or porcelain surfaces resulting from abrasion, collision or impact,
and broken window glass are not covered by the Airstream Limited Warranty.
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Exposure
SERVICE
It is the responsibility of the owner to take such preventative measures as are neces-
The Airstream Silver Key Delivery Program is an exclusive Airstream program. Before
sary to maintain the exterior caulking and sealer of your unit. It is the responsibility of
leaving the factory each and every vital part of the motorhome is tested for perfor-
the owner to use reasonable, prudent care to prevent foreseeable secondary damage
mance. Each test is signed and certified by an inspector. After the motorhome arrives
from rain, plumbing leaks, and the natural accumulation of moisture in your unit, such
on your dealer’s lot all of these vital parts and systems are again tested. When you take
as a delaminated floor; stained upholstery, carpeting, or drapes; mold formation and
delivery of your new motorhome you will receive a complete checkout.
growth; furniture damage, etc. Mold is a natural growth given certain environmental
conditions and is not covered by the terms of the Limited Warranty.
Please contact your dealer if you need service. Major service under your Airstream
Limited Warranty is available through our nationwide network of Airstream Dealer Ser-
Deterioration by sunlight is possible to such items as tires, curtains or upholstery. Steel
vice Centers. An up-to-date list of Dealer Service Centers has been provided with your
or metal surfaces are subject to the elements, causing rust and corrosion, which is
new motorhome. This list is current as of the date of publication.
normal, and beyond the control and responsibility of Airstream.
Occasionally dealerships change, or new dealers are added who may not appear on
Overload
this list. For this reason, it is suggested that you contact your local dealer from time
to time and bring your list up to date. He can also provide you with additional copies
Overload Damage due to loading beyond capacity or to cause improper balance is
if you need them.
not covered by the Airstream Limited Warranty. The Airstream motorhome body is
engineered to properly handle any normal load. There are limits to the amount of load
ALL CENTERS OPERATE ON AN APPOINTMENT BASIS FOR THE
that can be safely transported depending upon speed and road conditions. If these
UTMOST EFFICIENCY.
limits have been exceeded the Airstream Limited Warranty will not cover resulting
damage. For additional information on the load capacity of your motorhome consult
When you require service from the Airstream Factory Service Center, or a Certified
your Owner’s Manual or gross vehicle weight rating plate. Each motorhome is aligned
Dealer Service Center, please contact the service manager for an appointment, and
during the last quality inspection. These tolerances will only change if the motorhome
kindly inform him if you are unable to keep the appointment date or wish to change
is subjected to abuse, such as dropping off a sharp berm, striking a curb, or hitting a
it. Service may be arranged at the Factory Service Center by contacting the Service
deep hole in the road. Such damage would be considered as resulting from an accident
Coordinator at:
which risks are not covered under the warranty. Abnormal tire wear and/or wheel alignment resulting from such damage is not covered under the terms of the warranty.
Airstream Factory Service Center
419 W. Pike Street P.O. Box 629
Jackson Center, Ohio 45334-0629
Phone: 937-596-6111 Fax: 937-596-6802
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You Should Also be Aware of the Following:
Certification Program. You must utilize the arbitration program before claiming rights
conferred by 15 USC section 2310 (Uniform Commercial Code) or Civil Code section
Airstream is not responsible for any consequential or incidental damages incurred as
1793.22(b) (Son-Beverly Warranty Act). You are not required to use the program if you
a result of any defect. Consequential damages include, but are not limited to, travel
choose to seek redress by pursuing rights and remedies not created by those laws.
expenses, gasoline, oil, lodging, meals, telephone tolls, loss of work and loss of use
of the motorhome.
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
In the event of a defect, the owner must take all reasonable corrective action to lessen
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect, which could cause a crash or could cause
the damages, which might result from such defect. Airstream will not be responsible
injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety
for damages, which could have been avoided.
Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Airstream, Inc.
Airstream’s responsibility is defined solely by the Airstream Limited Warranty. Air-
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a
stream is not responsible for or bound by representations or warranties made by
safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign.
any of its dealers.
However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your
dealer, or Airstream, Inc.
Your Airstream Limited Warranty is transferable to subsequent owners of the motorhome, but only for the duration of the warranty period. Warranty transfer application
To contact NHTSA you may either call the Auto Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-800-327-
forms are available from your dealer or the Airstream factory.
4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or write to: NHTSA, 400Seventh ST, S.W., Washington,
D.C. 20590.
CONSUMER ARBITRATION PROGRAM
You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from the Hotline or
Airstream, Inc. participates in the consumer Arbitration Program for Recreational Ve-
view the NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
hicle (CAP-RV). This third-party dispute resolution program is available, at no charge
to you, to settle unresolved warranty disputes for recreational vehicles. This dispute
resolution program reviews eligible product and service related complaints involving
warranty covered components.
To find out more about this program, or to request an application/brochure, please call
the Arbitration Administration office toll-free 800.279.5343.
For recreational vehicles purchased in the State of California: The CAP-RV program
operates as a certified mechanism under the review of the California Arbitration
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
WARNING: FAILURE TO MAINTAIN YOUR COACH CAN CAUSE PRE-
Roof Vent Elevator Screws
Lubricate with light household oil
Main Door Step
Check and lubricate moving parts.
MATURE AND UNEXPECTED PARTS BREAKAGE AND/OR ERRATIC OPERATION
THAT MAY BE HAZARDOUS.
EVERY 10, 000 MILES OR 6 MONTHS
Note: See Freightliner and appliance manufacturer’s literature for further information.
Exterior
Clean and wax.
EVERY 1,000 MILES OR 60 DAYS
Hitch
Check bolts and welds. (60 Ft. Lbs.)
Escape Window
Check operation of latches and upper hinge.
EVERY YEAR or 12,000 miles
Battery (Lead acid)
Check water level.
Battery
Clean, neutralize and coat terminals with
petroleum jelly.
Smoke Alarm
Test and replace battery as required.
Tires
Check tire pressure (125 psi max.)
See tire warnings on page C-4.
LP Tank
Have purged by an LP supplier.
Seams
Check and reseal exterior seams, windows, lights
and vents if necessary. Reseal with Bostik urethane
GFI Circuit Breaker
Test and record.
sealant or equivalent as needed.
EVERY 5,000 MILES OR 90 DAYS
Exterior Door locks
Lubricate with dry graphite
Exterior Hinges
Lubricate with light household oil
LPG Regulator
Check bottom vent for obstructions
Main Door Striker Pocket
Coat with paraffin.
Range Exhaust Hood
Clean fan blades and wash filter.
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MAINTENANCE RECORDS
DATE
DEALER
DATE
SERVICE PERFORMED
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SERVICE PERFORMED
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WIDE BODY LIMITATIONS
WARNING: NEVER exceed the weight ratings of the trailer hitch in-
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Vehicles with overall body width greater than 96” are known as “wide bodies. Wide
stalled on a motorhome.
body vehicles are restricted to use on main highways in certain states. A vast majority
of states allow 102” body width on all highways, but wide body width is not allowed on
The Unloaded Vehicle Weight (UVW), listed on the chart in your coach, is the weight of
all federal highways in the United States. Your dealer may be able to furnish more spe-
this motorhome as manufactured at the factory with full fuel, engine oil, and coolants.
cific information. If you are concerned about vehicle width, we invite you to consider
other fine Thor vehicles offered in the standard 96” width.
Cargo Carrying Capacity (CCC) is equal to the GVWR minus each of the following:
UVW, full fresh (potable) water weight (including water heater), full propane weight,
LOADING
and SCWR.
Below is a sample of the weight information chart provided in all Airstream vehicles.
WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION
This information can be found in your vehicle in one of the lounge overhead lockers.
The motorhomes have large fluid tanks and lots of storage areas. It gives you great
flexibility in loading. With flexibility comes responsibility. If you want to load down all
the storage compartments the amount of fluids will have to be reduced. Distribute
your additional cargo as evenly as possible with the heaviest objects located as low
as possible.
Do you really want to carry 750 pounds of water to a RV park 1,000 miles away and
then hook up to a city water supply? Even if you’re going to the “boondocks” you can
usually fill your water tank shortly before entering the area. Just reducing your load by
10 gallons of water lets you carry an awful lot of fishing and camping gear.
See specification section in this manual for weights and term definitions.
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WEIGHING
EXTERIOR CHECK LIST (BEFORE ENTERING VEHICLE)
To determine the actual weight of your vehicle with personal cargo, water and LP, it
1.
Check condition of tires for proper inflation.
weigh trucks used along the highway. In rural areas grain elevators are a good source
2.
Turn off LPG valve on LPG tank.
and another would be a gravel pit. See instructions on weighing you vehicle later in
3.
Check that sewer connection, all external compartments and filler openings
See tire warnings on page C-4.
must be weighed on scales. The most common scales are those used by states to
this section.
are properly stowed or closed and/or locked.
4.
Check that items stored on exterior of vehicle are securely tied down.
If you have trouble locating scales, a call to your State Highway Patrol will usually find
5.
Would any items stored on exterior of vehicle present a clearance problem?
them very cooperative in assisting you.
6.
Lower and secure awnings/TV antenna.
7.
Check that Sky Deck area is stowed properly.
WARNING: Do not exceed the Gross Axle Weight Ratings or the Gross
Vehicle Weight Rating when loading your vehicle.
INTERIOR CHECK LIST (BEFORE DRIVING OFF)
SAFETY CHECK LIST
1.
It is important that the main door and cab door be completely closed and
locked during travel. As an added precaution we recommend the dead bolt
Your Airstream motorhome should be given a thorough safety check before a trip.
also be locked on the main door.
Regular use of the following list will provide safe operation of your motorhome and
2.
Turn off living area water pump.
will help you spot any malfunctioning equipment and correct the problem as soon as
3.
Check that refrigerator door is fastened.
possible. The list is to help you and may not be all-inclusive.
4.
Check that nothing heavy is stored in overhead or high cabinets that could
fall out and cause injury. Heavy items should be stored in low cabinets.
WARNING: Failure to heed many of the following items may cause
damage to the vehicle or personal injury.
5.
Stow folding and pedestal tables.
6.
Check that counter tops, range top, credenza tops and shelves are clear of
7.
Do not cook while under way. Hot food or liquid could scald due to a sudden
even small items that could become projectiles in an accident.
stop or accident.
8.
Check that any internal stowage is securely held in place.
9.
Secure optional freestanding dinette chairs to the dinette table support using the fabric straps.
10. Check that lights and switches are set in positions safe for travel.
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INTERIOR CHECK LIST (BEFORE DRIVING OFF) (continued)
Child restraint devices are designed to be secured with lap or lap/shoulder belts. All
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11. Adjust the driver’s seat so that you can easily reach and operate all controls.
instructions supplied by the restraint manufacturer must be followed. Statistics have
Make sure seat is locked in position. Do not adjust driver’s seat swivel or fore
shown children are safer when properly restrained in a rear seating position than in a
and aft mechanism while vehicle is moving. The seat could move unexpect-
front seating position.
edly causing loss of control.
Often the children traveling in motorhomes are grandchildren. There are times when
12. Check that front passenger’s seat is locked in position - both fore and aft
our love for grandchildren makes us hesitate to properly supervise their actions. Don’t
adjustment and swivel mechanism.
hesitate when it comes to their safety. Make sure they are properly restrained.
13. Check rear view mirror adjustment.
14. Fasten lap belts.
15. Check that step light goes out and that electric step has retracted.
CHILDREN HAVE LOVED ONES TOO.
16. Check that Sky Deck area is ready for travel, including safety .
IF YOU WON’T BUCKLE UP FOR YOURSELF, BUCKLE UP FOR THEM.
SAFETY SEAT BELTS
In the forward driver’s area of the motorhome, safety seat belts are provided for the use
of the driver and the right front passenger. Safety belts are available for other seats. It
is strongly recommended that all occupants remain seated with their safety belts firmly
attached while the motorhome is in motion, in most states it is illegal to travel without
buckling up the driver’s and passenger seat. occupants. The driver should adjust his
seat so that he is able to reach all controls easily with the belt on, especially able to use
all the travel on the foot brake. The belt should be placed as low as possible around the
hips to prevent sliding out from under them in case of accident. This places the load of
the body on the strong hipbone structure instead of around the soft abdominal area.
Two people should never try to use the same seat belt.
WARNING: Children must be secured in a Federally Approved Child
Restraint Device. Failure to use proper restraints can result in severe or fatal
injuries in case of accidents.
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AIRSTREAM CAB CONTROLS
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Defrost Fans In cool, damp weather these fans really help to clear the
large windshields.
NOTE: Switches will vary according to options on vehicle.
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Door Lock The main door deadbolt can be locked or unlocked electronically
Most automotive gauges and controls are standard instruments provided by the chas-
from the drivers seat. Remember to hide an extra door key on the exterior
sis manufacturer. Their function and use is described in your Drivers Manual. The
in case of unexpected battery failure. The manual knob is located by the
exception on automotive controls is the heater/air conditioner. Operating- instructions
passenger seat and is for interior use only.
on these components can be found in the chassis section of this manual.
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DASH SWITCHES:
Auxiliary Start The auxiliary start switch is used to start the motorhome
if the engine battery becomes too discharged to turn the engine over. To
operate, hold the switch in the start position, and then use the ignition switch
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Aisle Lights The low aisle lights will allow passengers to converse without
in a normal fashion. Operating the auxiliary start switch closes the points
using overhead lights that could be bothersome to a driver at night. These
on a large solenoid, tying all three-vehicle batteries together for increased
lights operate on the Coach electrical system.
starting power.
ARMREST SWITCHES:
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Generator Switch - The remote generator switch on the dash allows the
driver to start or stop the Generator without leaving the driver’s seat. It
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Docking Lights The docking lights illuminate the area at the side of the
should be noted a built-in time delay allows the generator to reach full
motorhome and are intended for use when parking in a campground at
operating speed before 120 volt current is provided to the coach.
night. These lights operate on the Engine electrical system.
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ICC Blink With this switch it is possible to blink the clearance lights on the
motorhome. Ifs most commonly used as a way of indicating your thanks for
a courtesy shown to you by another driver. This switch only operates with
the headlamp switch on.
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Backup Camera The rear view-monitoring camera has two positions. One
will show the rear bumper and operating the switch tilts the camera to view
further back.
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Mirror - Move center switch to R or L. The four perimeter switches will then
is listed on the hitch. Vehicles should be properly equipped for towing trailers.
move the flat part of the right or left mirror in the direction indicated. The
Information on trailer hauling capabilities and special equipment required may be
wide angle mirrors are adlusted manually. The paddle type switch marked
obtained from your Airstream dealer.
heat is for defrosting the mirrors. (Hopefully you won’t need this unless
WARNING: Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) means the maximum
you’re a skier).
allowable loaded weight of this motorhome and any towed trailer or towed vehicle. Do
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not exceed this weight whenever you are towing behind your motorhome.
Map Lights – Lights mounted above both cab seats to aid in reading.
Switches are mounted in both armrests. These lights operate on the Coach
To assist in attaining good handling of the vehicle/trailer combination it is important
electrical system.
that the trailer tongue load be maintained at approximately 10% of the loaded trailer
POWER SEAT CONTROLS
weight, but not to exceed the hitch weight ratings. Tongue loads can be adjusted by
proper distribution of the load in the trailer, and can be checked by weighing separately
Besides the normal power seat switch there are two additional finger levers. One
the loaded trailer and then the tongue. When towing trailers, tires should be inflated to
allows the seat to recline and the other will allow the seat to rotate.
the highest pressures shown on the information plate attached to the driver’s doorjamb
or dash of your motorhome. The allowable passenger and cargo load (GVW) of this
WARNING: Never adjust drivers seat while vehicle is in motion.
vehicle is reduced by an amount equal to the trailer tongue load on the trailer bitch.
CAUTION: Revolving the power seat completely around will pull the wiring
WARNING: The towing vehicle’s braking system is rated for operation
apart. The seats should only be swiveled toward the center of the vehicle. If the
at GVWR (GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RATING), NOT at the GCWR (GROSS COM-
wires are loosened following the color code can reconnect them: Red-to-red,
BINED WEIGHT RATING). A separate functioning brake system is required for
green-to-green, etc. On some models the wires will be on a plug that can be
any towed vehicles or trailers weighing more than 1000 lbs. (450 kg) when fully
reattached.
loaded. NEVER exceed the GVWR (GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RATING), or the
GAWR (GROSS AXLE WEIGHT RATING) specified on a motorhome certification
label. Also NEVER exceed the weight ratings of trailer hitch installed on a mo-
TRAILER TOWING AND DRIVING TIPS
torhome. Failure to heed any part of this warning could result in loss of control
This vehicle is designed and intended to be used primarily as a load-carrying recre-
of the motorhome and towed vehicle or trailer and may cause an accident and
ational vehicle, towing a trailer will affect handling, durability and economy. Maximum
serious injury. For specified towed vehicle braking requirements, consult the
safety and satisfaction depends upon proper use of correct equipment and avoiding
chassis owner’s manual that comes with this vehicle.
overloads and other abusive operation. The 10, 000 pound GVW hitch requires a 2.5”
CAUTION: If your Freightliner chassis requires towing please refer to their
x 2.5” draw bar.
manual for directions. They may be called at 1-864-487-1700. Towed vehicle and
trailer brake requirements vary by state.
CAUTION: The maximum loaded trailer weight that you can pull with your vehicle
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DRIVING
Procedure for Weighing A RV
FRONT AXLE GAWR
1.
GVWR
REAR AXLE GAWR
GCWR – GVW
Fill in first row from Specification Section of
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this manual.
2.
Weigh vehicle as shown in row 2 (Scale Weight)
SCALE WEIGHT
Optional Tow Weight
and fill in blanks.
3.
Weigh one side of vehicle as shown In Individual Wheel Position Weight.
4.
Calculate the other side as shown in last row.
___________
___________
___________
___________
STEP 1
STEP 2
STEP 3
Front Axle GAW
GVW
Rear Axle GAW
STEP 3a
Tow Weight minus
Weight of Trailer
or Vehicle Towed
INDIVIDUAL WHEEL POSITION WEIGHT
___________
STEP 4
Left Front Wheel
Position
___________
STEP 5
Left Side
(Total LF + LR)
___________
STEP 6
Left Rear Wheel
Position
Calculated
Calculated
Calculated
___________
Right Front Wheel
Position
Step 1 minus Step 4
___________
Right Front
(Total RF + RR)
Step 2 minus Step 5
___________
Right Rear Wheel Position
Step 3 minus Step 6
GAWR = Gross Axle Weight Rating
GVWR = Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
GCWR = Gross Combination Weight Rating
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ENGINE ACCESS
The Airstream motorhome is built on a Freightliner chassis. Operation of the engine
and other related components are discussed in the Freightliner Owners and Drivers
Although most engine functions and maintenance can be preformed from outside the
Manual supplied with each coach.
coach, occasionally “top” engine service will be required.
If repairs are needed it can be difficult to determine which parts of the chassis are
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warranted by Freightliner, and which are Airstream’s responsibility. The following
To make this servicing easier the bed top can be raised with the assistance of gas
list shows the major components of the chassis and the company responsible for
props. Once the bed top is raised the engine cover can be unlatched and raised to
their servicing.
expose the engine.
WARNING: The lifting and supporting strength of the gas props vary
FREIGHTLINER X LINE CHASSIS
according to temperature. Props that support the bed top when hot may let the
bed close rapidly when cold.
Engine
AirConditioner Compressor
Transmission
Shocks
Brakes
Automotive Fuse Panels
Steering Assembly
Parking Brake
Front Spindle, Bearings
Fuel Tank
Your motorhome is equipped with an air brake system. When air is compressed some
Alternator
Cruise Control
liquid is forced out and collects in the bottom of the air ranks and must be drained.
Turn Signals
Wheels
AIR BRAKE SYSTEM DRAINAGE
Three drain valves are on your brake system. The valves can be opened for drain-
Drive Axle and Hubs
age by pulling on the looped cables in your front wheel wells on each side. See your
Freightliner operator’s manual under Pre-trip Inspection for directions.
AIRSTREAM
Auxiliary Heater
Windshield Wipers
Dash Air Conditioner/Heater
Isolator
REFUELNG
For your conveinence refueling access is located on both sides of the motorhome.
The above list covers almost all of the chassis components. If you need further clarifi-
The placement of the fuel tank dual necks and pipes and/or a slightly unlevel vehicle
cation or information your dealer should be contacted with the details.
will prevent the fuel tank from being filled to the stated capacity. The fuel guage will
indicate between 3/4 and 7/8 full when no mare can be added. This a normal condition.
For calculating the distance between fueling stops, use 120 gallons fro calculations.
Please read and follow all refueling cautions and warnings in your chassis manual.
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CAUTION: Extreme care must be taken to ensure that the tires are fully supported
TIRE SUPPORT (Leveling)
when using blocks to level motorhomes and/or RV’s. The load on the tire should be
Since motorhomes may sit for long periods of time it is important to properly support
evenly distributed on the block and in the case of duals, evenly distributed on blocks
the tires if blocks are used for leveling.
for both tires. If not property done, the steel cables in the sidewall of the tires may be
The tire manufacturer for your RV provides a Recreational Vehicle Tire Guide with
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damaged and could lead to premature fatigue of the sidewall. See tire warnings on
each Freightliner chassis that is passed along to you in the Airstream Owner’s Packet.
Please take the time to read it as it has information on the loading, weighing, care, and
The CORRECT methods are shown in Figure 1. Please note that the blocks are wider
inflation of your RV and its tires.
than the tread and longer than the tire’s footprint. This provides maximum support to the
tires and assures that the load is evenly distributed throughout the tire’s footprint area.
FIGURE I
CORRECT
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INCORRECT
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One tire or a portion of one tire is supporting the full load.
Portion of two tires are supporting the full load.
CAUTION: Tires incorrectly supported, as shown above, may be damaged which
could lead to casing failure resulting in serious injury or property damage. If, on
previous occasions, the tires have been incorrectly supported, a hidden damage
may be present. Please contact your local tire dealer and request an inspection and
a determination of possible damage. See tire warnings on page C-4
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TIRE INFLATION INFORMATION
WARNING: An inflated tire and rim can be very dangerous if improperly
Your vehicle is equipped with a tire that is an all-steel radial. All-steel radial tires utilize
used, service or maintained. To avoid serious injury, never attempt to re-inflate
steel cords in the sidewalls, and also require increased inflation pressures. Has such,
a tire which has been run flat or seriously under inflated without first removing
they cannot be treated like normal light truck tires. Personnel trained, supervised and
a tire from the wheel assembly for inspection. Do not attempt to add air to tires
equipped according to Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
or replace tires or wheels without first taking precautions to protect persons
regulations must perform tire service, including adjusting tire pressure. For example,
and property.
during a procedure involving tire inflation, the technician or individual must utilize a
remote inflation device, and insure that all persons are clear of the trajectory area.
The tire manufacturer provides a Recreational Vehicle Tire Guide with each Freightliner
chassis that is passed along to you in the Airstream Owner’s Packet. Please take the
time to read it as it has information on the loading, weighing, and inflation of your RV
and its tires.
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DASH AIR CONDITIONER/HEATER
Specific Climate Systems Inc.
1200 West Risinger Road
Fort Worth, Texas
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Technical Assistance: 1-800-275-7524
OPERATION
The dash heater control is very similar to many automobiles
The center rotary switch marked “cold-hot” controls the amount of hot water flowing
through the heater core. When the maximum air conditioner is engaged, inside air is
circulated through the evaporator to obtain the utmost in cooling.
SERVICE
SCS has requested you to call them on the 800 number listed above should you experience any service problems. They are usually able to help get any repairs needed at
an air conditioner repair facility close to your location.
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ELECTRIC STEP
WITH THE POWER SWITCH “ON”
SCS Frigette Coach Step
Open the door and the steps will extend and lock in the down position. The amber
Manufacturer:
entry lamp will turn on automatically.
Fleming Sales Company
2101 Industrial Parkway
Closing the door will shut off the light and will cause the steps to retract.
Elkhart, Indiana 46516
CAUTION : With the power switch ON, steps extended, and door open,
574 - 295 - 0234
it will be possible to start the vehicle and drive away with the steps extended.
The step is easy and convenient to operate. Just inside the main door is a wall switch
This combination of events is discouraged since damage to the steps and vehicle
for the step. When traveling, leave the switch in the “ON” position - the step will lower
is possible.
when the door is opened and retract when the door is closed.
WITH THE POWER SWITCH “OFF”
When parked, open the door so the step is lowered, then shut the switch off. The step
will remain in the lowered position
If the steps are extended with the door open and the power switch is then turned OFF,
the steps will remain extended. The amber light will go off.
WARNING: Look before you exit. As it is possible to deliberately lock
the steps up with the rocker switch, passengers should always be cautioned to
If the steps are retracted when the power switch is turned OFF, the steps will remain
be sure the steps are fully deployed before exiting the motor home.
retracted.
With the power switch OFF, the steps extended and the door closed, turning on the
ignition will cause the steps to automatically retract. This feature reduces the possibility of the vehicle being driven with the steps extended.
After the ignition is turned OFF, and the door is opened, the steps will extend one time
only. This is known as the “last man out” feature.
If the door is opened and closed without allowing the steps to fully extend, the step
will retract and will stay in that position until the power switch is turned ON and the
door is reopened.
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ELECTRIC STEP
OPERATION NOTE:
If the step encounters an immovable obstacle such as a curb, they will stop and shut
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down in that position, they will retract normally when the door is closed.
Lubrication
Coach Steps are equipped with self-lubricating bushings on the drive assembly and all
step joints. No lubrication is necessary: If in extreme conditions lubrication is deemed
necessary silicon based grease or spray will not harm the bushing material.
BE SAFE-LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP
A complete SCS/Frigette Coach Step Owner’s Manual is provided with you owner’s
packet. If any difficulty is encountered either in the use, installation or service of the
steps that is not covered in the service instructions, please call the following number
for service or warranty information. The manufacturer takes no responsibility for unauthorized service or installation procedures. 1-800-275- 7524
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STEP WELL COVER
Your motorhome is equipped with a pneumatically powered step well cover.
The switch (valve) is a black lever located in the front of the passenger right hand
armrest. The air pressure is supplied by the chassis air ride system. It is normal for the
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air system to leak down so you may find the cover to be inoperable if the engine has
been shut off for a period of time.
The intent of the step cover is to provide the passenger with a “floor” while traveling
and then be retracted so the steps can be used when stopped. With this in mind you
can see where the loss of air after the motorhome has been shut off for a time is not a
problem. When you park the motorhome you’ll normally retract the step cover so you
can at least get out and stretch your legs.
If you happen to lose air pressure before retracting the step cover just starting the
engine for a few minutes will replenish the air supply.
WARNING: Do not operate the pneumatic cover while standing in the
step well.
WINDSHEILD WIPER
The wiper system is a made by Trico and uses a 28” blade. The washer bottle and
motor is located in the roadside front compartment.
AIR SUPPLY
There is an air supply chuck located in the roadside front compartment. A hose and
fitting is included with the tool kit for your convenience. The air is supplied by the
chassis compressor and will be replenished only with the ignition on.
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CAMPING
SAFETY
We have all heard these warnings many times, but they are still among the leading
causes of fires.
As always, safety should be one of your top priorities. Make sure you, and everyone
Other safety information on the LPG system of your motorhome is located in the
traveling with you, can operate the main door and exit window rapidly without light.
Plumbing Section of this manual.
WARNING: The escape windows(s) are identified by their red release
SMOKE ALARM
handles. Pull red handle toward window center. Push out on the glass and it will
swing clear. The window operation should be checked each trip and the latches
OPERATION, TESTING
lubricated with WD-40 or equivalent every six months.
Do not parked in a manner that would prevent the escape windows from opening
OPERATION: The smoke detector is operating once a fresh battery is installed and
or block an emergency exit route.
testing is complete. When products of combustion are sensed, the unit sounds a loud
85 db pulsating alarm until the air is cleared.
WARNING: At each campsite make sure you have not parked in
such a manner as to block the operation of the escape window by being too
close to trees, fences or other impediments. Scenic views are one reason for
HUSH CONTROL: The “HUSH” feature has the capability of temporarily desensitizing
traveling, but don’t park so the beautiful lake or steep cliff is just outside your
the alarm circuit for approximately 7 minutes. This feature is to be used only when a
escape window.
known alarm condition, such as smoke from cooking, activates the alarm. The smoke
detector is desensitized by pushing the “HUSH” button on the smoke detector cover. If
WARNING: Read the directions carefully on the fire extinguisher. If
the smoke is not too dense, the alarm will silence immediately and “Chirp” every 30-40
there is any doubt on the operation, you and your family should practice, then
seconds for approximately 7 minutes. This indicates that the alarm is in a temporarily
replace or recharge the extinguisher. You will find your local fire department will
desensitized condition. The smoke alarm will automatically reset after approximately 7
be happy to assist you and answer any questions.
minutes and sound the alarm if particles of combustion are still present. The “HUSH”
feature can be used repeatedly until the air has been cleared of the condition causing
the alarm.
WARNING:
DON’T SMOKE IN BED!
KEEP MATCHES OUT OF REACH OF SMALL CHILDREN!
DON’T CLEAN WITH FLAMMABLE MATERIAL!
KEEP FLAMMABLE MATERIAL AWAY FROM OPEN FLAME!
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NOTE: DENSE SMOKE WILL OVERRIDE THE HUSH CONTROL FEATURE AND
If the detector does alarm, check for fires first. If a fire is discovered, get out and call
SOUND A CONTINUOUS ALARM.
the fire department. If no fire is present, check to see if other reasons may have caused
the alarm.
CAUTION: BEFORE USING THE ALARM HUSH FEATURE, IDENTIFY THE SOURE
OF THE SMOKE AND BE CERTAIN A SAFE CONDITION EXISTS.
MAINTENANCE
FLASHING L.E.D. LIGHT: This smoke detector is equipped with a flashing red indica-
BATTERY REPLACEMENT
tor light. The light is located under the test button and will flash every 30-40 seconds
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to indicate that the smoke detector is receiving power.
To replace-the battery remove the detector from the mounting plate by rotating the
detector in the direction of the “OFF” arrow on the cover.
TESTING: Test by pushing the test button on the cover and holding it down for a
minimum of 2 seconds. This will sound the alarm if all the electronic circuitry, horn and
The Model 0916 Smoke Detector uses one (1) 9-volt battery. The SMOKE DETEC-
battery are working. If no alarm sounds the unit has defective batteries or other failure.
TOR is powered by a 9V carbon zinc battery (alkaline battery may also be used). A
You can also test the alarm by blowing smoke into it.
fresh battery should last for one year under normal operating condition. This detector
has a low battery monitor circuit that will cause the detector to “chirp” approximately
TEST THE ALARM WEEKLY TO ENSURE PROPER OPERATION. Erratic or low
every 30-40 seconds for a minimum of seven (7) days when the battery gets low. Re-
sound coming from your alarm may indicate a defective detector, and it should be
place the battery when this condition occurs. USE ONLY THE FOLLOWING 9 VOLT
returned for service.
BATTERIES FOR SMOKE DETECTOR REPLACEMENT
FALSE ALARMS
Carbon-zinc type:
EVEREADY 216 OR 1222,
GOLD PEAK 1604P OR 1604S
Smoke detectors are designed to minimize false alarms. Cigarette smoke will not normally set off the alarm, unless the smoke is blown directly into the detector. Combus-
Alkaline type:
tion particles from cooking may set off the alarm if the detector is located close to the
EVEREADY 522;
DURACELL MN 1604, Gold Peak 1604A
cooking area. Large quantities of combustible particles are generated from spills or
when broiling. Using the fan on a range hood which vents to the outside (non-recircu-
Lithium type:
ULTRALIFE U9VL. NOTE:
lating type) will also help remove these combustible products from the kitchen.
REGULAR TESTING IS RECOMMENDED.
MODEL 0916 HAS A “HUSH” CONTROL that is extremely useful in a kitchen area
WARNING: USE ONLY THE BATTERIES SPECIFIED. USE OF DIFFERENT
or other areas prone to nuisance alarms. For more information refer to OPERATION
AND TESTING.
BATTERIES MAY HAVE A DETRIMENTAL EFFECT ON THE SMOKE DETECTOR.
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NOTE: IF AFTER BATTERY REPLACEMENT, THE UNIT CONTINUES TO CHIRP,
Smoke detectors must be tested regularly to make sure the batteries and the detector
WAIT FOR APPROXIMATELY 7 MINUTES. THE “HUSH” FEATURE MAY HAVE
circuits are in good operating condition.
BEEN ACTIVATED ACCIDENTALLY WHILE CHANGING THE BATTERIES AND WILL
RESET AUTOMATICALLY
Smoke detectors cannot provide an alarm if smoke does not reach the detector. Therefore, smoke detectors may not sense fires starting in chimneys, walls, on roofs, on the
CLEANING YOUR DETECTOR:
other side of a closed door or on a different floor. If the detector is located outside
the bedroom or on a different floor, it may not wake up a sound sleeper. The use of
To clean your detector remove it from the mounting bracket as outlined in the begin-
alcohol or drugs may also impair ones ability to hear the smoke alarm. For maximum
ning of this section.
protection a smoke detector should be installed in each sleeping area on every level
of a home.
You can clean the interior of your detector (sensing chamber) by using your vacuum
cleaner hose and vacuuming through the openings around the perimeter of the
Although smoke detectors can help save lives by providing an early warning of a fire,
detector.
they are not a substitute for an insurance policy. Homeowners and renters should have
adequate insurance to protect their lives and property.
The outside of the detector can be wiped with a damp cloth.
GOOD SAFETY HABITS
AFTER CLEANING, REINSTALL YOUR DETECTOR. TEST YOUR DETECTOR BY
USING THE TEST BUTTON.
DEVELOP AND PRACTICE A PLAN OF ESCAPE:
LIMITATIONS OF SMOKE ALARMS:
•
Make a floor plan indicating all doors and windows and at least two (2)
escape routes from each room. Second story windows may need a rope or
WARNING: Smoke detectors are devices that can provide early warning
chain ladder.
of possible fires at a reasonable cost; however, detectors have sensing limitations.
•
Ionization type detectors offer a broad range of fire sensing capability but are better at
Have a family meeting and discuss your escape plan, showing everyone
what to do in case of fire.
detecting fast flaming fires than slow smoldering fires. Photoelectric detectors sense
•
Determine a place outside your home where you all can meet if a fire occurs.
smoldering fires better than flaming fires. Home fires develop in different ways and
•
Familiarize everyone with the sound of the Smoke Alarm and train him or her
are often unpredictable. Neither type of detector (photoelectric or ionization) is always
to leave your home when they hear it.
best, and a given detector may not always provide warning of a fire. Also, smoke
•
Practice a fire drill at least every six months. Practice allows you to test your
detectors do have limitations. For a battery powered detector the battery must be of
plan before an emergency; you may not be able to reach your children. It is
the specified type, in good condition, and installed properly. AC powered detectors will
important they know what to do.
not operate if AC power has been cut off such as by an electrical fire or an open fuse.
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WHAT TO DO WHEN THE ALARM SOUNDS:
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SERVICE AND WARRANTY
Leave immediately by your escape plan. Every second counts, so don't
If after reviewing this manual you feel that your smoke alarm is defective in any way, do
waste time getting dressed or picking up valuables.
not tamper with the unit. Return it for servicing to: FYRNETICS, INC., 1055 STEVEN-
In leaving, don't open any inside door without first feeling its surface. If hot,
SON CT./STE 102W, ROSELLE, IL 60172. (See Warranty for in-warranty returns).
or if you see smoke seeping through cracks, don't open that door! Instead
CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM
use your alternate exit. If the inside of the door is cool, place your shoulder
against it, open it slightly and be ready to slam it shut if heat and smoke
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•
rush in.
The following information is highlights from the folder provided by the alarm manufac-
Stay close to the floor if the air is smoky. Breathe shallowly through a cloth,
turer. The folder, with more detailed information, is contained in your Owners’ Packet.
wet if possible.
•
Once outside go to your selected meeting place and make sure everyone
Test detector immediately following installation and weekly for proper operation
is there.
by pushing the test button until the YELLOW L.E.D. lights and a short beep is heard
•
Call the fire department from your neighbor’s home - not from yours!
(approximately three seconds). Release the button. The detector will then test itself for
•
Don't return to your home until the fire officials say that it is all right to do so.
proper operation. At completion of the self-test, the alarm will sound and both L.E.D.s
will light for 3/4 of a second. The detector then resumes normal operation.
There are situations where a smoke detector may not be effective to protect against
fire as stated in the NFPA standards 72.
NORMAL OPERATION
For instance:
In normal operation the detector will flash the RED L.E.D. once every 30 seconds.
a) Smoking in bed;
WARNING CONDITION
b) Leaving children home alone.
c) Cleaning with flammable liquids, such as gasoline.
If the COSTAR senses a low level of CO The YELLOW L.E.D. will light and the deFurther information on fire safety can be obtained in a pamphlet titled “IN A FIRE SEC-
tector will beep every three seconds warning that CO is present. The area should
ONDS COUNT” published by the NFPA, Batterymarch Park, Quincy, Mass. 02269.
immediately be ventilated. A concentration of 60 PPM within 67 minutes will cause
the warning condition. Pushing the test button will silence the warning signal but the
YELLOW L.E.D. will stay on. After two hours the warning signal will sound again if the
CO source has not been eliminated. If the condition persists there is a possibility that
it may cause the unit to enter alarm condition (below). If this occurs pushing the reset
button will silence the alarm for 30 minutes.
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ALARM CONDITION
Alkaline type: EVEREADY522; DURACELL MN1604; GOLD PEAK 1604A
Lithium type: ULTRALIFE U9VL
If the COSTAR senses unsafe levels of CO, the RED L.E.D. will light up and the alarm
NOTE: REGULAR TESTING IS RECOMMENDED.
will sound. The alarm condition will be signified by a repetitive alarm-sounding pattern
of approximately 4.5 seconds on 1.5 second off. Immediate evacuation is required.
Pushing the test button will silence the alarm once for approximately 4 minutes.
WARNING: USE ONLY THE BATTERIES SPECIFIED. USE OF DIFFERENT BATTERIES MAY HAVE A DETRIMENTAL EFFECT ON THE CO DETECTOR.
After approximately 4 minutes the alarm will once again sound until the unsafe CO
concentration is removed.
CLEANING YOUR DETECTOR:
To clean your detector remove it from the mounting bracket as outlined in the begin-
FAULT CONDITION
ning of this section.
Periodically the detector’s measurement circuit is tested. If an error is detected, the detector will sound twice and the YELLOW L.E.D. will flash twice every 30 seconds. This is
You can clean the interior of your detector by using your vacuum cleaner hose and
an indication of circuit malfunction and that the detector requires immediate servicing.
vacuuming through the openings around the perimeter of the detector. The outside can
be wiped with a damp cloth.
MAINTENANCE
Battery Replacement:
AFTER CLEANING, REINSTALL YOUR DETECTOR. TEST YOUR DETECTOR BY
USING THE TEST BUTTON.
If tamper resistant pin has been used, refer to “tamper resistant locking pin” for
removal instructions.
Test detector weekly for proper operation by pushing the test button until the YELLOW
L.E.D. lights and a short beep is heard (approximately three seconds). Release the
To replace the battery remove the detector from the mounting plate by rotating the
button. The detector will then test itself for proper operation. At completion of the self-
detector in the direction of the “OFF” arrow on the cover.
test, the alarm will sound and both L.E.D.s will light for 3/4 of a second. The detector
then resumes normal operation.
The Model 9L-i CO Detector uses one (1) 9-volt battery. A 9V alkaline battery powers
the CO DETECTOR. A fresh battery should last for one year under normal operat-
SERVICE AND WARRANTY
ing conditions. This detector has a low battery monitor circuit which will cause the
If after reviewing this manual you feel that your CO Detector is defective in any
detector to “chirp” and the red LED to flash approximately every 30-40 seconds for
way, do not tamper with the unit. Return it for servicing to: Quantum Group, Inc.,
a minimum of seven (7) days when the battery gets low. Replace the battery when
11211 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite Valley Road, Suite V. San Diego, CA 92121.
this condition occurs. USE ONLY THE FOLLOWING 9 VOLT BATTERIES FOR CO
Or call us toll free (800) 432-5599
DETECTOR REPLACEMENT.
E-mail address: mktsls@qginc.com
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LP GAS DETECTOR
DETECTOR TEST
In the kitchen area of your unit, approximately six inches above the floor, is the LP
Press the test button for 5 to 6 seconds until the alarm sounds then release
gas detector. LP gas is a mixture of gases produced and sold commercially as a fuel
button. The red LED should flash and the alarm sound for approximately 4 minutes.
for heating and cooking appliances. LP gas is highly flammable and, as a result, can
This test should be performed at least once a week during normal vehicle operation,
be explosive if ignited under certain circumstances. LP gas is heavier than air and, if
and after periods of storage, and before each trip.
the test
confined in a closed space, will accumulate close to the floor. When the LP gas conLOW VOLTAGE
centration in your unit exceeds 2000 PPM the detector will provide a visual and audible
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alarm by sounding a buzzer and flashing the red LED two times per second.
Below 10 VDC the detector will continue to operate but will blink alternately green and
WARNING: Activation of this detector indicates the presence of LP gas,
orange. Below 8 VDC the unit will behave erratically and will eventually shut off. To
which can cause an explosion and/or fire. This normally indicates a leak in the
ensure proper operation, do not operate the unit below 10 VDC.
LP gas installation or a LP gas appliance. Extinguish all open flames, open your
windows and door and evacuate the unit immediately. Do not activate any electri-
COMPONENT FAILURE
cal switch. Turn off the LP at your gas bottle(s). DO NOT RE-ENTER YOUR UNIT
UNTIL A QUALIFIED REPAIR TECHNICIAN HAS CORRECTED THE PROBLEM.
The failure of any circuit component will cause the detector to display a continuous
orange LED fault light and a short beep indicating failure. If this occurs, immediately
OPERATION
contact your dealer or Airstream Customer Service for the name of the nearest detector service center.
Your LP gas detector is wired directly to your vehicle battery and incorporates a 1-amp
in-line fuse. When the device is operating normally the green LED will be lit.
Please read the operating instructions for your detector, which have been supplied
with the paper work of your unit.
WARNING: It is not recommended that the detector be disconnected
WARNING: Have a professional check your system if you have
from the battery during periods of storage. There is a small heater on the sensor
of the device, which “burns” away impurities in the air during periods of normal
any doubts.
use. During periods when power is interrupted, impurities can build up on the
sensor. When power is returned to the detector the detector alarm may activate
until the impurities are “burned” off. This could take a number of hours, during
which time the alarm will be constantly “on”.
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Overnight Stop
Hydraulic Leveling Jacks
In time you will develop a knack for spotting wonderful little roadside locations by turn-
Some models are equipped with hydraulic leveling jacks that can be deployed. Com-
ing off the main highway and exploring. There are many modern recreational vehicle
plete instructions are included with the Owners Packet. Be sure to read the directions
parks, including State, County and Federal parks with good facilities, where you may
completely prior to operating the jacks. The jacks will be able to level your unit in most
obtain hookups of electrical, water and sewer connections. Directories are published
modern campgrounds. However, their capabilities are limited, and in some situations
which describe in detail these parks and tell what is available in the way of services
you will have to use planks to level the coach.
and hookups. On overnight or weekend trips, chances are you will not use up the caWinter Traveling
pacity of the sewage holding tank, deplete the water supply, or run down the batteries
which supply the living area 12 volt current.
Traveling in your motorhome during the cold winter months can be a most exhilarating
Longer Trip
experience. There are, of course, certain precautions that must be taken as you would
in your home in low temperatures.
On a longer trip, when you have stayed where sewer connections and utility hookups
were not available, it will be necessary for you to stop from time to time to dispose of
1. You must have a plentiful supply of propane gas.
the waste in the holding tank and replenish the water supply. Many gas stations (chain
and individually owned) have installed sanitary dumping stations for just this purpose.
2. If your stay is longer than overnight, you should endeavor to have 120-volt electricity
Booklets are available which list these dumping stations.
available. The batteries, fully charged, will not last more than about 15 hours in
freezing weather. Of course, you can run your generator to recharge the batteries, or
When you stop for the night, your Airstream motorhome is built to be safely parked in
even use the generator continually. Since the generator starts off the same battery
any spot that is relatively level and where the ground is firm. Your facilities are with you.
as the engine, it is recommended to start the generator prior to shutting off the
You are self- contained. Try to pick as level a parking spot as possible.
engine. This will prevent running the engine battery down should there be a difficulty
in starting the generator in the cold temperatures.
All you need to do to enjoy self-contained luxury is to:
1.
Turn on the LP Gas supply and light the appliance pilots if required.
2.
Turn on the water pump and open the faucets until the air is expelled from
3. Minimize use of electricity if 120-volt power source is not available.
the system.
3.
Deploy the slide out if so equipped and you desire the extra space.
Before moving on, turn off the LP gas and the water pump, check you campsite,
both for cleanliness and also to be sure you haven’t left anything behind. Make sure
everything is properly stowed.
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4. Leave cabinet doors, bed doors and wardrobe doors slightly open at flight to allow
circulation of air in and around all furniture components
5. Use propylene glycol type antifreeze in waste and drain water tanks to prevent
freezing. Quantity of antifreeze needed will vary with ambient temperature and the
amount of liquids in tank.
6. For extended stays in cold weather, insulate the water line outside the motorhome.
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You should remember that low temperatures in combination with high winds cause
an equivalent chill temperature much below what your thermometer is reading. For
instance, with an outside temperature of zero degrees, and the wind velocity of 10
miles per hour, the equivalent chill temperature is minus 20’ F. The exterior water
faucet has an in-line valve inside the motorhome. In below freezing temperatures,
shut off the valve inside and open the exterior brass valve so it will drain.
WARNING: Always shut off the LP gas when gasoline is added to the
fuel tank.
Some states do not allow LPG to be turned on while moving. While traveling in these
states you must use your common sense. How cold is it? How long will it be before
you can turn the heat back on? Is the temperature dropping or rising? Remember, the
wind chill factor when driving 50 MPH will cause the interior of the motorhome to cool
much faster than when it is parked.
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Extended Stay
A Cable TV and Telephone Hookup is located on the roadside power cord compartment of the motorhome. It is already wired into the existing system, so the exterior
Making a long trip is not very different from making a weekend excursion. Since every-
connection is all that is required. An exterior TV outlet w/12-V outlet and a 110-V outlet
thing you need is right at hand, you are at home wherever you go. When packing for
are in the lower compartment in front of the curbside rear wheel.
an extended trip, take everything you need, but only what you need. Some models are
equipped with Hydraulic Leveling Jacks that can be deployed. Complete instructions
To use the Generator you simply start it. All switching is done automatically. The gen-
are included with the Owners Packet. Be sure to read the directions completely prior
erator can be started either from your interior monitor panel, armrest switch, bedroom
to operating the jacks.
switch, or the switch on the generator itself. It is easier on your generator and appliances if you’ll allow the generator to reach its normal operating speed (about a minute)
When you plan to stay in the same place for several days, weeks or months, you will
prior to applying heavy current loads.
want your motorhome to be as level as possible. Check the attitude with a small spirit
level set on the inside work counter. If a correction is necessary, then you must first
WARNING: The escape windows(s) are identified by their red release
level from side to side. This can be done most easily by driving up a small ramp con-
handles. Pull red handle toward window center. Push out on the glass and it will
sisting of 2” x 6” boards tapered at both ends. WE DO NOT RECOMMEND PLACING
swing clear. The window operation should be checked each trip and the latches
TIRES IN A HOLE FOR LEVELING.
lubricated with WD-40 or equivalent every six months. Do not parked in a manner
that would prevent the escape windows from opening or block an emergency
Campground Setup
exit route.
Hook Up to Water by attaching a ½” minimum high-pressure water hose to the city
Hook your Waste Drain Hose into the Sewer Disposal Facility and attach to the
water service, or the hose from the water reel if so equipped.
drain outlet in your motorhome. For details on this procedure see Drain and Waste
System Section.
The 110-volt power cord is an electrically operated cord reel in the first compartment
located behind the roadside rear wheels. Turning the switch to “out” will extend the
Turn on the gas supply and light the oven pilot. Lighting a top range burner to bleed
power cord so it can be plugged into City Power Service.
any air from the system will make it easier to start other appliances.
When you stay for extended periods where electric or water hookups are not avail-
The range exhaust fan has an exterior door that must be unlatched to be effective.
able, you must make regular checks on the condition of your 12-volt battery and the
You will see the two small twist latches if you look at the fan from outside the motor
contents of your water tank. Carry drinking water in a clean bucket to refill your tank.
home. In most circumstances you can leave the door unlatched. During storage and
When your waste tank nears capacity, move your motorhome to a dumping location.
adverse weather conditions, latching the door is recommended.
WARNING: If adapters are required make sure the polarity is correct
and the “ground” function is not lost.
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Effect of Prolonged Occupancy
Tips to Controlling Condensation
Your motorhome was designed primarily for recreational use and short-term occu-
To avoid condensation problems, try to follow these tips to help alleviate
pancy. If you expect to occupy the motorhome for an extended period, be prepared
excess moisture.
to deal with condensation and the humid conditions that may be encountered. The
relatively small volume and tight compact construction of modern recreation vehicles
1. Allow excess moisture to escape to the outside when bathing, washing dishes, hair
mean that the normal living activities of even a few occupants will lead to rapid mois-
drying, laundering, and using appliances and non-vented gas burners.
ture saturation of the air contained in the motorhome and the appearance of visible
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moisture, especially in cold weather.
2. Always use the vent hood when cooking.
Just as moisture collects on the outside of a glass of cold water during humid weather,
3. Keep the bathroom door closed and the vent or window open when bathing and for
moisture can condense on the inside surfaces of the motorhome during cold weather
a period of time after you have finished.
when relative humidity of the interior air is high. This condition is increased because
the insulated walls of a recreation vehicle are much thinner than house walls. Esti-
4. Do not hang wet clothes in the motorhome to dry.
mates indicate that a family of four can vaporize up to three gallons of water daily
through breathing, cooking, bathing, and washing. Unless the water vapor is carried
5. In hot weather, start the air conditioner early as it removes excess humidity from the
outside by ventilation, or condensed by a dehumidifier, it will condense on the inside
air while lowering the temperature.
of the windows and walls as moisture, or in cold weather as frost or ice. It may also
condense out of sight within the walls or the ceiling where it will manifest itself as
6. Keep the temperature as reasonably cool during cold weather as possible. The
warped or stained panels. Appearance of these conditions may indicate a serious
warmer the vehicle, the more cold exterior temperatures and warm interior
condensation problem. When you recognize the signs of excessive moisture and con-
temperatures will collide on wall surfaces, thus creating condensation.
densation in the motorhome, action should be taken to minimize their effects. For tips
on controlling condensation see the “Tips To Controlling Condensation” section.
7. Use a fan to keep air circulating inside the vehicle so condensation and mildew cannot
form in dead air spaces. Allow air to circulate inside closets and cabinets (leave
Note: Your motorhome is not designed, nor intended, for permanent housing.
doors partially open). Please keep in mind that a closed cabinet full of stored goods
Use of this product for long term or permanent occupancy may lead to premature
prevents circulation and allows the exterior temperature to cause condensation.
deterioration of structure, interior finishes, fabrics, carpeting, and drapes. Damage or deterioration due to long-term occupancy may not be considered normal,
and may under the terms of the warranty constitute misuse, abuse, or neglect,
and may therefore reduce the warranty protection.
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TIPS TO CONTROLLING CONDENSATION (continued)
How can mold growth be inhibited?
8. The natural tendency would be to close the vehicle tightly during cold weather. This
By controlling relative humidity, the growth of mold and mildew can be inhibited. In
will actually compound the problem. Simply put, you need to remove some of the
warm climates, use of the air conditioner will reduce the relative humidity. Vents are
warm air, and allow some cool outside air to get inside the vehicle, so the furnace
located in the bathing and cooking areas and constant use is advised during food
will not recycle the humid interior air.
preparation and bathing, even during colder weather. Additionally, opening a window
during these activities will assist in ventilation. In extremely humid conditions, the use
9. Use fluorescent ceiling lights and minimize prolonged use of incandescent
of a dehumidifier can be helpful.*
lights, which produce heat and contribute to condensation in the roof above the
ceiling lights.
Frequent use of your RV or cleaning regularly is an important preventive measure.
Further, any spills should be wiped up quickly and dried as soon as possible. Avoid
ABOUT MOLDS
leaving damp items lying about. On safe surfaces, use mold or mildew killing cleaning
products. Check sealants regularly, and reseal when necessary to avoid water leaks.
What are molds?
Proper preventive maintenance to the RV and its accessories, as described both in this
manual and in accompanying literature, will provide the best protection to the RV.
Molds are microscopic organisms that naturally occur in virtually every environment,
indoors and out. Outdoors, mold growth is important in the decomposition of plants.
For more information of controlling moisture in the RV, please read, “Tips to Controlling
Indoors, mold growth is unfavorable. Left unchecked, molds break down natural ma-
Condensation,” located in this manual.
terials, such as wood products and fabrics. Knowing the potential risks is important
for any type of homeowner to protect their investment.
What factors contribute to mold growth?
*If using a dehumidifier, please read and follow all manufacturer instructions and recommendations to the use and cleaning of the dehumidifier.
For mold growth to occur, temperatures, indoor or outdoors, must be between 40
degrees and 100 degrees Fahrenheit and also have a source of moisture, such as
humidity, standing water, damp materials, etc. Indoors, the most rapid growth occurs
with warm and humid conditions.
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SLIDE OUT OPERATION
CAUTION: Read and follow all warning labels in the coach and safety instructions in the Power Gear owner manual and as posted inside your coach.
To operate the SLIDE-OUT rooms you MUST first remove the interior travel locks.
These are located on the top of the room on the interior of the coach and are out of
your normal sight. There are two and they provide pressure between the exterior wall
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of the coach and the top facer board on the room. They have a caming action and the
tension is adjustable. The first time you remove them you’ll probably need to stand on
a stable step stool to see how the cam is released. After seeing their simple operation
you may able to operate them from the floor according to your height and strength.
Also make sure the driver’s seat is forward enough to clear the room. Push and hold
the rocker switch located at the top of the control panel in the hallway. You’ll easily
be able to tell by the sound of the mechanism when the room is fully extended or
retracted. Instructions for manual retraction and extension of the room during a power
failure are in the Power gear owner’s manual.
NOTE: Before a slide-out room can be deployed the ignition switch must be off.
We also recommend leveling the coach prior to deploying the slide-out.
To operate the SLIDE OUT ROOM, push and hold the Slide Out Room rocker switch.
You’ll easily be able to tell by the sound of the mechanism when the room is fully
extended or retracted.
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SKY DECK
Inspect the sky deck area again to be sure it is free of any safety hazards.
The Airstream Sky Deck will make your travels a unique experience. The opportunities
Deploy and secure the hatch safety rails.
from this vantage point are endless. Whether viewing your favorite outdoor spectator
sport or watching the sunset across a lake at your favorite parking spot, the safety of
Raise the roadside safety rail (if you have the optional power motor, this rail can be
yourself and your companions should be utmost in your mind. Enjoy your Sky Deck
deployed along with the curbside rail) and unfold the sun lounger backrest.
and use it responsibly.
Check the escape ladder’s location and availability.
Setup
WARNING: Instruct people using the sky deck on the location and use of
Choose your parking spot carefully. The spot should be fairly level and provide an
the emergency escape ladder. Do not park in a manner that would obstruct or prevent
unobstructed view from the Sky Deck. Before setting up, take a walk around the mo-
escape ladder use.
torhome and observe the area above and around the Sky Deck. This area should be
free from all safety hazards (electric wires, tree limbs, etc.). Plan for an emergency
WARNING: Maximum capacity on deck is 15 persons. Children must be
escape. Check out at least two positions in which the escape ladder can be used. Be
supervised by a responsible adult. Do not occupy unless safety rails are in their up
sure the escape routes are unobstructed to the ground.
and locked position. All persons must stay within the safety rails. Never sit on safety
Level and stabilize the motorhome with the power leveling jacks. Proceed up the stairs
can the deck be occupied when the vehicle is moving.
rails. Do not stand on anything other than the deck within the safety rails. At no time
and unlatch the roof hatch.
CAUTION: Always use the lock pin in the umbrella holder to secure umbrella
CAUTION: Use the handrails when climbing or descending stairway. Steps
poles in place. If the wind is blowing in excess of 15 mph, close umbrella and secure
are slippery when wet.
fabric with tie. Before moving vehicle, remove and stow the umbrellas.
WARNING: Before entering sky deck, inspect the area above and around
WARNING: All people should exit sky deck area to a safe location immedi-
the sky deck from the ground for adequate clearance from electrical wires, tree
ately upon the approach of severe weather, lightning, or high wind.
limbs, and other obstructions that may cause injuries during setup and use of the
sky deck area.
Use the Safety Rail switch to raise the electrically operated curbside rail. The hatch
door will rise also as it is attached to the safety rail by elastic cords. The cords may be
slid off the knobs to allow hatch to close while the safety rail remains deployed.
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SKY DECK
Travel Preparation
Close and latch all cabinet doors and lids.
Stow Sky Deck umbrellas and lights in a secure location.
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Check Sky Deck area for any loose objects. Remove any loose objects found to a
secure location.
Fold sun lounger backrest down to the store position.
Lower the roadside safety rail. This safety rail will secure the sofa and sun lounger
backs along with the grill lid.
Slide elastic cords over hatch lid knobs if they were removed.
Lower the hatch safety rails.
Lower the curbside safety rail.
CAUTION: Before moving vehicle, lower safety rails, stow and secure all sky
deck furniture, deck lights, and stow any objects that could blow off the motorhome
during travel.
A safety rail warning light and buzzer system is mounted on the dash. The light will flash
and buzzer will sound if the side safety rails are not lowered to the down position.
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CLEANING
careful not to scratch the finish.
The roof of your Airstream Land Yacht motorhome is a fiberglass compound. If it is
It is recommended that the caulking and sealant used in external seams and joints
damaged contact the Airstream customer service department and ask for the Service
such as window frames, light bezels, beltline and rub-rail molding, etc., be checked
Bulletin on roof repairs.
regularly. If this material has dried out and becomes cracked or checked, or if a portion
has fallen out, it should be replaced with fresh material to prevent possible rain leaks.
The walls, front, and rear end are fiberglass that is custom painted by Carrera Designs
Caulking and sealing material is available from your motorhome dealer.
with an automotive finish. As a general rule of thumb, we recommend the motorhome
CAUTION: Do not use high-pressure vehicle washes with harsh detergents or
be washed about every four weeks and waxed in the spring and fall.
automatic truck washes.
ALWAYS CLEAN YOUR MOTORHOME IN THE SHADE OR ON A CLOUDY DAY WHEN
THE SKIN IS COOL. Oil, grease, dust and dirt may be removed by washing with any
The front nose of the motorhome is coated with a protectie paint film. This film
mild non- abrasive soap or detergent. Do not use hot water. Cleaning should be fol-
gives added protection from insects. The care of the film is the same as for the
lowed by a thorough clean water rinse. Drying the unit with a chamois or a soft cloth
rest of the motorhome.
can prevent spots and streaks.
After cleaning and drying, a good grade of nonabrasive automotive paste or liquid
wax will increase the life of the finish, especially in coastal areas where the finish is
exposed to salt air, or in polluted industrial areas. It will also protect the shell from
minor scratches and make subsequent cleaning easier.
If your vehicle is exposed to pollen, bird droppings, tree sap, or the like, especially in
hot and sunny weather, wash it as often as necessary to keep it clean. If you do not,
your paint will be damaged. Take similar precautions if your vehicle is exposed to
chemical industrial fallout. If asphalt remains on the motorhome after washing, use a
small amount of 100% mineral spirits on a rag and wipe the spots individually, being
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ROOF, LADDER AND STORAGE
KEYLESS DOOR LOCK
For traveling, the lower section of the ladder should be removed and stored in one of
Operation
your lower compartments.
The dead bolt portion of your motorhome may be controlled by radio signals produced
To remove, pull out the cross pins in the lower sockets then pull the bottom of the
by the key fob shown below. One characteristic of this system is the one second delay
ladder out of the sockets. This will allow the top of the ladder to be unhooked freeing
after a pad has been depressed.
it for storage.
CAUTION: ON non-SkyDeck units the roof storage is limited to 250 pounds
evenly distributed.
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MAIN DOOR LOCK
LOCK ASSEMBLY,
MAIN DOOR
1. Outside housing
assembly
NOTE: When you use the keypad to turn the patio lights ON you must also use the
2. Inside plate
keypad to turn them OFF. The same goes for the switch inside the door ... if you turn
3. Striker bolt
the lights on with this switch, you must use the same switch to turn them off. You
4. Caged nut
cannot turn the lights on with the keypad and off with the switch.
5. Rotary latch
There are four major components operating the door locks; control module/receiver,
dash switch, relay, and drive motors. The control module is mounted on the inside wall
just behind the main door. The relay operates in conjunction with the dash switch and
is located up under the left hand side of the dash. The drive motors, located at each
lock, are polarity sensitive. When testing you’ll find the wires at the drive motors will
switch from positive to negative and vice versus as the key fob or dash switch is being
operated. When using the dash switch the relay under the dash performs the polarity
switching functions and the control module/receiver serves the same function when
the key fob is used.
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mended for vinyl floors and warm water.
The luxurious interior of your Airstream motorhome has been designed for comfort,
convenience, durability and appearance. An understanding of the operational pro-
Blinds
cedures and maintenance techniques of the interior appointments will add to your
pleasures, as well as to the long life of your motorhome.
The blinds in your motorhome are standard household blinds. They may be raised
Lounges
or lowered by the pull string on the left side and opened by twisting the handle on
the right side. Clean with a soft cloth lightly moistened with warm water and mild
To convert the sofas into a beds grasp the front edge of the seat, raise and pull it to-
soap. We recommend leaving the blinds down and closed when the motorhome is
ward the aisle of the motorhome. The backrest will slide down into place automatically.
not being used.
Some sofas require pulling the armrest straight up and out of their bracket first.
Dinette Table
Rear Bed
The dinette is hinged to the wall and is supported by one folding table leg. To make
The bed top raises to reveal the engine cover for access to top of the engine. Gas rod
into a bed, the front of the table is lifted slightly and the leg is then folded up against
props assist the bed top raising. The engine cover latches to the bottom of the bed
the bottom of the tabletop. The pressurized piston will hold it into place. Raising the
top.
front of the table leaf further allows it to be unhooked from the wall. The leaf will then
swing out and down onto the support ledges on the front of the dinette seat. The
WARNING: The lifting and supporting strength of the gas props vary
backrests are then laid on the table leaf to complete the bed. On units with a freestand-
according to temperature. Props that support the bed top when hot may let the
ing dinette, be sure to secure the dinette chairs to the dinette table support using the
bed close rapidly when cold.
fabric straps.
Recliners
The recliners supplied with the motorhome have side levers that can swivel, lock, or
recline the chair according to which chair was ordered with your coach.
CAUTION: Rotating the chair when it’s slid back against the wall can damage
the upholstery. Position the chair so it isn’t chafing when in transit.
Vinyl Floor
The vinyl floor in your unit can be cleaned with liquid floor cleaning solutions recomF-1
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COUNTER AREAS
WALL CLEANING
The counter areas around the sink are Corian or laminate and can be cleaned with
Guilford of Main wall fabrics are color fast to the standard wet and dry cleaning proce-
soap and water, or you can use a common solvent on tough spots. Be sure no abrasive
dures and are also highly resistant to most spot cleaning solvents. Standard Care Level
cleaner is used, as there is the possibility it could scratch the surface. A protective pad
S-W would identify the finished fabric. Avoid excessive brushing or rubbing during
should always be placed under hot utensils.
cleaning practices to prevent fuzzing of the fabric surface.
Because of the very low absorption properties of polyester, soil will tend to remain on
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the fiber surface and, therefore, is usually removed without need of vigorous treatment. To prevent overall soiling, frequent vacuuming or light brushing to remove dust
Drawer removal - pull drawer out to stop then raise front of drawer to clear rollers.
and grime is recommended. Oil or grease type spots will respond to mild solvent or
dry cleaning agents. The blotting technique, without rubbing, should be sufficient to
CAUTION: Do not use any abrasive material on the vinyl-covered walls.
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remove most spots.
BATHROOM
Solvent Cleaner: Spot clean, using a water-free solvent or dry cleaning products.
Clean only in a well-ventilated room and avoid any product containing carbon tetra-
CAUTION: The lavatory bowl and countertop in your bathroom should be
chloride or other toxic materials. Pretest small area before proceeding.
cleaned with soap or detergent. NEVER USE SCOURING POWDER.
Water-Based Cleaner: Spot clean, using the foam only from a water-based cleaning
SHOWER STALL
agent such as a mild detergent or non-solvent upholstery shampoo products Apply
foam with a soft brush in a circular motion. Vacuum when dry. Pretest small area
To clean your ULTRA/GLAS shower stall unit, use warm water and one of the stronger
before proceeding.
liquid detergents. Do not use abrasive cleaners; they may scratch and dull the surface
of your ULTRA/GLAS unit. Stubborn stains can be removed with solvents such as
When an overall soiled condition has been reached, use a professional furniture clean-
turpentine, paint thinner or acetone. Restore dulled areas by rubbing with an automo-
ing service for recommendations in cleaning the fabric.
tive-type liquid cleaner, and then put the soft glow back into your ULTRA/GLAS unit
with a light application of liquid wax.
WARNING: Do not wax the floor of the stall without using a bath mat
afterward to prevent a dangerous slippery floor condition.
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upholstery.
The following are the cleanability code instructions for the various fabrics used in the
Airstream motorhomes:
WARNING: Keep your furniture and family safe from fires caused by
careless smoking. Do not smoke when drowsy. Remove immediately any flowing
Cleanability Codes
ash or a lighted cigarette that falls on furniture. Smoldering smoking material can
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cause upholstered furniture fires.
Fabric care. Spot clean this fabric either with a mild solvent or a water-based clean-
Fabric Cleaning
ing agent. When using a solvent or dry cleaning product, follow instructions carefully
and clean only in a well-ventilated room. Avoid any product that contains highly toxic
All material should be professionally dry cleaned to remove any overall soiled con-
carbon tetrachloride. You may also use an upholstery shampoo product or the foam
dition. These materials may be spot cleaned, however, using the cleanability code
from a mild detergent. With either method, pretest a small area before proceeding. Use
instructions as listed. Sample swatches are furnished to our dealers. The dealer will
professional furniture cleaner when an overall soiled condition is reached.
be able to give you the cleaning code and part number for the fabrics used in your
particular motorhome.
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SHADES
Fabric care. Spot clean, using a mild, water-free solvent or dry-cleaning product. Care-
The day/night shades are opened and closed by grasping both knobs and sliding the
fully follow instructions on such product. Clean only in a well-ventilated room. Avoid
shade straight up and down. Your choice of blind density is instantly available by using
any product containing carbon tetrachloride, which is highly toxic. Pretest small area
the appropriate set of knobs.
before proceeding. Use professional furniture cleaner when an overall soiled condition
is reached.
CARPET
CODE W
The carpet can be cleaned with any good commercial carpet cleaner, or with a detergent
and water. HOWEVER, BE CAREFUL NOT TO SOAK THE CARPET WITH WATER.
Fabric care. Spot clean, using the foam only from a water-based cleaning agent, such
LAVATORY SINK
as mild detergent or non-solvent upholstery shampoo product. Apply foam with a soft
brush in a circular motion. Vacuum when dry. Pretest small area before proceeding.
Use professional furniture cleaner when an overall soiled condition is reached. The
The lavatory sink is a very dense material called KARRAN. In the unlikely event of
manufacturer of the fabric designed the above code.
it ever being stained, powdered cleansers such as Ajax or Comet may be used or
even Scotch-Brite® pads. The color is constant through the thickness of the material.
CAUTION: Never remove cushion cover for separate cleaning or washing. Any
Lavatory sinks can also be stainless steel and can be cleaned using standard stainless
tumble cleaning method can destroy the backing, shrink or otherwise damage
sink cleaning products.
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NOTES
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PLUMBING
LPG SYSTEM
qualified LPG service center or Airstream Service Center.
Your motorhome is equipped with a permanently mounted tank for LPG (Liquid Pe-
LPG Regulator
troleum Gas). LPG burns with a clean blue flame. There are two basic types of LPG
in common usage: Butane and Propane. Butane is widely used where temperatures
The LPG regulators used on Airstream motorhomes are designed for low-pressure
are normally above freezing the year round, and Propane is used where subfreezing
service, with a normal outlet pressure setting of 11.5 water column. Only personnel
temperatures are common, since Butane freezes at 32°F as compared to -40°F for
trained in the proper procedures, codes, standards, etc., should service regulators.
Propane. ALL OF THE ORIFICES IN THE LPG APPLIANCES ARE OF THE UNIVERSAL
Have the regulator inspected each time the tank is refilled. Make sure the regulator
TYPE THAT WILL BURN EITHER FUEL. How long a full tank of gas will last is depen-
vent opening on both first and second stage regulators does not become plugged by
dent on usage. In cold weather, when you are using the furnace, large amounts of
mud, insects, snow, ice, paint, etc. Vents must remain open.
hot water, and cooking extensively, you will naturally use more than you will in warm
weather, when you may do limited cooking. On the average, with normal cooking and
Replace any regulator that has had water in the spring case, or shows evidence of
other appliance use, you can probably count on one month of usage from the tank.
external corrosion, or corrosion inside the spring case. Closely examine regulators
directly connected to the container valve by means of a solid POL adapter (horizontal
If you have allowed the tank to run out, air may have gotten into the lines. In this event
mounting) for signs of corrosion. (An Airstream Service Center is recommended for
the air must be forced out through the lines by gas pressure before you can light the
this service.)
pilots. Hold a match to the pilot of the appliance closest to the tanks until it lights and
stays lit. Then move to the next closest, etc.
WARNING: All pilot lights and appliances must be turned off during
refueling of motorhome fuel tank and permanently mounted LPG tank. Gas lines
should be checked periodically for leaks with ammonia free soapy water. Do not
use open flame.
CAUTION: Moisture in the LPG tank will cause a malfunction of the regulator in
controlling proper pressure. This may result in the flame lifting off the burner, or the
flame may go out frequently. Many refueling stations will add approximately 1/4 to 1/2
gallon of alcohol to lower the moisture temperature. Moisture will then pass through
the regulator without the formation of ice crystals.
WARNING: If gas can be smelled, appliance pilots fail to stay on, or any
other abnormal situation occurs, shut off tank valve immediately and call on a
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BASIC RULES FOR SAFETY
WARNING:
WARNING: DO NOT store LP containers within vehicle. LP containers
are equipped with safety devices that vent gas should the pressure become
If you smell gas:
excessive.
1. Extinguish any open flames, pilot lights and all smoking materials.
WARNING: DO NOT use cooking appliances for comfort heating. Cooking appliances need fresh air for safe operation. Before operation open overhead
2. Do not touch electrical switches.
vent or turn on exhaust fan and open window.
3. Shut off the gas supply at the tank valve(s) or gas supply connection.
A warning label has been located in the cooking area to remind you to provide
an adequate supply of fresh air for combustion. Unlike homes, the amount of
4. Open doors and other ventilating openings.
oxygen supply is limited due to the size of the recreational vehicle, and proper
ventilation when using the cooking appliances will avoid dangers of asphyxia-
5. Leave the area until odor clears.
tion. It is especially important that cooking appliances not be used for comfort
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heating as the danger of asphyxiation is greater when the appliance is used for
6. Have the gas system checked and leakage source corrected before
long periods of time.
using again.
WARNING: Portable fuel burning equipment, including wood and char-
WARNING: LP gas regulators must always be installed with the dia-
coal grills and stoves, shall not be used inside the recreational vehicle. The use of
phragm vent facing downward. Regulators that are not in compartments have
this equipment inside the recreational vehicle may cause fires or asphyxiation.
been equipped with a protective cover. Make sure that regulator vent faces
downward and that cover is kept in place to minimize vent blockage that could
WARNING: A Warning Label has been located near the LP gas con-
result in excessive gas pressure causing fire or explosion.
tainer. This label reads: DO NOT FILL CONTAINER (S) TO MORE THAN 80% PERCENT OF CAPACITY. Overfilling the LP gas container can result in uncontrolled
gas flow that can cause fire or explosion. A properly filled container will contain
approximately 80 percent of its volume as liquid LP gas.
WARNING: Do not bring or store LP gas containers, gasoline or other
flammable liquids inside the vehicle because a fire or explosion may result.
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LP TANK INSTALLATION
The regulator at the L.P. tank is under a black plastic cover. The protective cover certainly helps to keep the vent on the regulator from getting clogged by wasps or ice, but
should still be checked regularly to make sure the vent remains clear.
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WARNING: Do not attempt to seal regulator cover.
WARNING: Check vent each time tank is filled to make sure it is clear
of obstructions.
Gas Regulator Removal/Replacement
1.
Shut off main gas supply at the tank.
2.
Remove the plastic protective cover from the regulator assembly
3.
Using two wrenches, one to hold the line fitting and one to turn the flare nut,
disconnect the regulator from the flexible rubber line.
4.
Disconnect the regulator from the tank fitting. Remove regulator.
5.
To replace, reverse the removal procedures.
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WATER SYSTEM - SELF-CONTAINED
off. When a faucet is opened the pump will come back on automatically. If the faucet is
just barely open it is normal for the pump to cycle on and off rapidly.
Most plumbing functions are accomplished in the plumbing utility compartment on the
roadside of your motorhome as seen on page G-9 of this manual.
Water pressure at some campgrounds may be low. The water pump can be turned
on to assist the city water hookup pressure. Be sure there is some water in the fresh
To fill your water tank, hook up a garden hose to the city water inlet then open the
water tank. The pump will only use the water that is needed out of the tank to bring
labeled water tank fill valve in the compartment. The water level can be monitored on
the pressure up to the usual standard. The water pump should be turned off when the
your control panel above the range or the tank can be filled until water is expelled out
motorhome is left unattended.
gravity fill vent tube located on the curdside sidewall.
Water heater by-pass valves are located under the galley. The shelf system under the
If it is more convenient for you, a water fill is also located on the side of the vehicle.
sink has to be removed to access the valves that are on top of the heater. Remove the
Open the small access door, unscrew the cap, pull the air plug, insert water hose
several screws anchoring the shelf assembly and take shelf assembly completely out.
and fill.
Open the hot side of the galley or lavatory faucet and turn on the water pump switch
located on the monitor panel. For some time the open faucet will only sputter. This is
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because the water heater is being filled and air is being pushed out through the lines.
Open valves “A” and “C” and
Be sure water heater by-pass valves are in normal flow position and water is in the wa-
close valve “B” for normal usage.
ter heater before lighting beginning operation of the water heater on gas or 110-volt.
Close Valves “A” and “C”, then
open valve “B” for winterizing.
Once the water heater is full a steady stream of water will come from the faucet. Now
open a cold faucet. It will sputter for a short time, but will soon expel a steady stream.
All other faucets can now be opened until all air is expelled.
Once the system is filled with water and the faucets closed, the water pump will shut
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WATER PUMP AND STRAINER
Cleaning Water Storage Tank
Water pump access is in the lower exterior compartment on the curbside just in front
1. Prepare sodium hypochlorite solution using potable water and household bleach (5
of the rear wheels. Once the exterior door is raised, the pump can be found behind the
1/4 to 6%) in the ratio of 1/4-cup bleach to 1 gallon of water. (Common household
small access door in the upper right corner of the storage area.
bleaches are Purex and Chlorox.)
2. Pour 1 gallon of hypochlorite solution for each 15 gallons of capacity into the empty
To clean strainer screen, first remove inlet
water tank.
connection from pump side of strainer. This
will allow the intake side of the strainer to
3. Add enough potable water to completely fill the water system.
be rotated about 1/8 turn counter clockwise
and removed. The screen part of the strainer
will now be accessible for cleaning.
4. Allow closed system to stand for three hours.
When reassembling, only rotate the inlet
5. Drain the hypochlorite solution from the system and refill with potable water.
side of the strainer until the stops are felt.
The “O” ring performs sealing and too much
6. Excessive hypochlorite taste or odor remaining in the water system is removed by
pressure will only break the strainer.
rinsing the system with a vinegar solution mixed in the ratio of 1 quart of vinegar to
5 gallons of water.
7. Drain the system and flush with potable water.
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WATER PUMP
CAUTIONS:
Manufacturer:
A.The pump is equipped with an electrical speed controller; please insure that electrical
connections are made in accordance with these instructions.
Aquatec
B. The pump is equipped with a pressure sensing demand switch, which controls
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the maximum operating pressure as set at the Factory. Never subject the pump to
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pressures above 125 PST (9.5 bars).
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C. Never operate the pump in a harsh environment or hazardous atmosphere, since
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motor brush and switch may cause electrical arcing.
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D. Pump head materials are designed for use with water only. Do not use with
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petroleum products.
E. As long as there is inlet water pressure, the pump will not stop forward flow of water
Aquajet RV Series
even if the motor is turned off. Be sure the system has a positive means of shutting
off water supply.
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This revolutionary pump employs state-of-the-art electronics to automatically control
F. Always consider electrical shock hazards when working with and handling electrical
motor speed the pump actually adjusts its speed as you open and close water fixtures.
equipment. If uncertain, consult an Electrician. Electrical wiring should only be done
The Aquajet RVs exclusive soft start feature eliminates annoying rapid cycling, and
by a qualified Electrician per local and State Electrical Codes.
its exclusive 5-valve design can deliver twice the flow and pressure conventional RV
industry pumps.
Do not subject the pump to extreme high or low (freezing) temperatures while in
operation. (Operating ambient temperature range is 32º to 115º F).
(Partial Reprint. Please contact Aquatec for complete instructions.)
The pump will only prime if all pressure is relieved from the outlet port
Please read these Operational Guidelines before operating the AQUAJET RV PUMP. If
additional help is needed, please consult the Factory.
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Trouble Shooting
MOTOR DOES NOT OPERATE.
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Is battery discharged?
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Are any wires disconnected?
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Are terminals corroded’?
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Is switch in “ON” position?
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Is fuse good?
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Is water frozen in pump head?
MOTOR RUNS BUT NO WATER FLOWS.
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Is water tank empty?
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Are there kinks in the inlet hose?
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Is air leaking into inlet hose fittings?
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Is inlet line or in-line filter plugged?
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If using a filter, check the line just before the filter.
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Is outlet hose kinked?
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NOTES
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CITY WATER HOOKUP
time before all the air is expelled and you get a steady flow of water at the faucet. Once
a steady flow is achieved at one faucet the others should be opened long enough to
In your utility compartment on the roadside of the motorhome are the city water hose
expel the air in the lines going to them.
connection and various other valves. They are clearly marked and your dealer should
have explained the functions of each at time of purchase.
Water pressure at some campgrounds may be low. The water pump can be turned
on to assist the city water hookup pressure. Be sure there is some water in the fresh
water tank. The pump will only use the water that is needed out of the tank to bring
the pressure up to the usual standard. The water pump should be turned off when the
motorhome is left unattended.
Your plumbing system has a built in pressure regulator to protect your lines and faucets
from extremely high pressures on some city water systems.
Information on dump valve and black tank flush use can be found under DRAIN AND
WASTE SYSTEM further back in this section
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Use a high-pressure hose of at least ½” diameter. It should be one that is tasteless,
odorless and non-toxic designed for RV use. The city water inlet is a standard garden
hose thread. We suggest you carry two lengths of hose. This way you have the ability
to reach hookups further away than normal, plus you have a spare hose should one fail
or become damaged unexpectedly.
After hooking up the hose and turning on the city water valve provided in the park,
slowly open a faucet. There will be a lot of spurts and sputtering until all the air is
expelled from the motorhome system. If the water heater is empty it will take some
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GALLEY FAUCET, MOEN PURETOUCH®
Water Temperature
WATER FILTRATION SAFEGUARDS
•
Minimum/Maximum faucet operating temperature =
40 degrees – 150 degrees F
Your Moen PureTouch® Filtering Faucet System integrates carbon block filtration
•
technology designed by Culligan International into a faucet spout. This technology is
CAUTION: Do not filter water above 100 degrees F.
fast and effective at reducing contaminants commonly found in water and is certified
MicroTech™ Filter Flushing Instructions
by NSF International. The PureTouch Filtering Faucet System and installation must
comply with State and Local laws and regulations. To ensure optimal operation of your
•
new Moen faucet, please read the following safeguards carefully.
New MicroTech Filter Cartridge: Allow cold water to run through a new filter
for 5 minutes to flush out any loose carbon particles. Once these small black
MicroTech™ Filter Cartridges
specks are washed out the filter is ready for use.
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•
Daily Use: Allow cold water to run through the filter for 10-15 seconds prior to
first use. If the filter has not been used for two days, run cold water through
MicroTech filter cartridges will reduce:
the filter for 60 seconds prior to use.
Chlorine, Taste and Odor (MicroTech 5000, 3000, 1000)
Lead (MicroTech 5000,3000)
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Cysts (Cryptosporidium, Giardia) (MicroTech 5000)*
Questions
*The contaminants removed or reduced by this filter are
not necessarily in your water.
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If you have any questions please call our toll-free help line:
Do not use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality
without adequate disinfections before or after the system. Systems certified
1-800-BUY-MOEN
for cyst reduction may be used on disinfected waters that may contain
filterable cysts.
•
MicroTech filter cartridges are designed for replacement after dispensing
200 gallons of filtered water (approximately 3 months). Water conditions and
usage may affect filter life and water taste.
•
The electronic indicator will signal when filter replacement is necessary
•
Use only MicroTech filter cartridges with the PureTouch Filtering Faucet
System.
•
Filter flow rate = .4-.5 gpm at rated pressure (20 p.s.i. min. – 125 p.s.i. max.).
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Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
CAUTION: Only filter cold water. Do not filter
water above 100 degrees F.
Controlling The Water
The PureTouch System has three options for water
Electronic Indicator
delivery; unfiltered stream, unfiltered spray and filtered water.
The electronic indicator provides the following visual
and audible feedback on the filtering system
The spray and stream actuating buttons are on the
sides of the pullout spout; the filtered water button is
located on the front of the spout.
• Successful installation of a new filter
(audible & visual)
• Percent of filter life remaining (visual)
Stream/Spray flow rate =
• Filter is actively filtering water (visual)
2.2gpm maximum at 60psi
• Low filter warning (audible & visual)
2.5 gpm maximum at 80 psi.
• Depleted filter warning (audible & visual)
• Low battery warning (audible & visual)
STREAM MODE: Unfiltered water in regular stream
flow. When the water is turned on at the faucet,
The electronic indicator is powered by a replaceable
the spout will always begin operating in the regular
standard 3V lithium watch battery (2032) designed to
stream mode.
last several years.
SPRAY MODE: Unfiltered water in a wide pattern. If
a wide spray mode is desired, push the spray button
while the water is on. To return to stream mode, push
the stream button.
FILTERED WATER MODE: Filtered water dispensed
through the separate filtered water outlet. Pressing the front filtered water button will divert water
through the filter and dispense filtered water from a
separate outlet. The only way to exit the filter mode
is to shut the faucet off.
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MICROTECH™ FILTER INSTALLATION
4. Attach the pullout spout to the hose by aligning the
dots on the quarter turn connector (18) and the spout.
NOTE: Faucet will not operate in any mode without fil-
Push the quarter turn connector onto the spout
ter. Filter should be left in protective bag until ready for
assembly and turn it clockwise, locking it in place.
installation, The MicroTech™ filter is a high performance
carbon block filter developed specially for the PureTouch
5. Allow cold water to run through the new filter for
Filtering Faucet System. Once the filter is installed in
5 minutes to flush out any loose carbon particles.
the pullout spout, it should not be removed until it is
Once these small black particles are washed out the
to be replaced. The electronic module keeps track
filter is ready for use.
of the amount of filter life remaining and will signal
you when the filter change is necessary. If a partially
The PureTouch System installation is now complete.
used filter is removed and reinstalled, the electronic
Please read carefully the operation instructions to en-
indicator will automatically reset and will not accu-
sure optimal performance.
rately reflect filter life remaining.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
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Use only Microtech filter cartridges with the PureTouch
All that is needed to clean your faucet is a soft damp
Filtering Faucet System.
cloth. Moen does not recommend the use of scour
pads, cleansers or chemicals. The abrasive nature of
1. Remove the filter cover by lifting it up and away from
the pullout spout body.
these substances could damage the faucet’s finish. A
nonabrasive car wax will help to protect the finish. DO
NOT PLACE WAND APPLIANCE IN A DISHWASHER.
2. Insert the new filter by aligning the outlet tubes on the
filter with the inlet ports of the spout body and gently
pressing in and down. Upon successful installation
of the filter cartridge, the filter life indicator will beep
three times and reset automatically. (Do not remove
the filter until it is to be replaced.)
3. Re-install the filter cover by positioning the alignment
tab with the corresponding notch in the main pullout
spout body and gently pushing in and down.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Depleted Filter Warning
When the filter life remaining reaches 0%, the depleted
Successful Installation of a new Filter
filter icon blinks and beeps are continuously sounded
while water is being filtered. The filter mode should not
When the depleted filter is replaced with a new filter
be used until a new filter is installed.
three beeps are sounded and the 100% filter life is displayed momentarily. The new filter has been success-
Low Battery Warning
fully installed and the electronic indicator has reset.
A standard 3V lithium watch battery designed to last
several years under normal usage powers the electronic
Percent of Filter Life Remaining
indicator. When a low battery condition is detected the
low battery icon blinks and beeps are sounded while
As the filter is used the indicator counts down to zero
water is being filtered indicating it is time to change
from 100%. The percentage remaining is displayed
the battery.
when water is being filtered. Additionally, the filter status can be checked without the faucet being turned on
by momentarily pressing the filter button.
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Filter is Actively Filtering Water
The water drop icon cycles when water is
being filtered.
Low Filter Warning
There are two low filter warnings, one at 5% remaining
filter life and 1% remaining life. When the remaining
filter life reaches 5% the low filter icon blinks and three
beeps are sounded when the filter button is depressed.
At 1% or less the low filter icon blinks and beeps are
sounded every 5 seconds while water is being filtered
indicating it is time to change the filter.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
5. With large flat screwdriver or dime, unscrew
(counterclockwise) and remove filter outlet nut (21).
Helpful Tools: large flat tip screwdriver, small Phillips
screwdriver (#I).
6. With Phillips screwdriver unscrew (counterclockwise)
and remove two short lower housing screws.
Battery and Upper Housing Replacement
Carefully remove lower housing cover.
1. With faucet off, push filtered water button and record
7. Unscrew (counterclockwise) and remove three upper
percentage of remaining usable filter life. When
housing screws. Carefully lift upper housing cover
battery is changed, filter life indicator automatically
off of wand appliance leaving rubber button covers
resets to 100%. Record here____________________
in place.
___________.
8. Battery should now be exposed on upper side of
2. Remove pullout spout (19) from receptor (15) and tie
a dishtowel around the hose to keep it from slipping
spout. Remove old battery from battery compartment
and dispose of properly.
back into the spout receptor.
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9. Install new 2032 battery with positive side up. When
3. Disconnect the quarter turn connector (I 8) from
battery is properly installed, filter life indicator will
spout by turning it counterclockwise one-quarter
light momentarily. Activate electronic indicator
turn. The quarter turn connector will remain attached
by pressing filtered water button to ensure proper
to the hose.
battery installation. Display should be visible.
4. Remove filter cover by lifting up and away from main
spout assembly. Remove filter cartridge from main
10. Reinstall upper housing cover by carefully aligning
over button covers.
spout assembly by lifting from the inlet tube, using
same up and away motion. NOTE: Excess water
may dribble from cartridge and valving. Dry
pullout spout with towel to prevent electronics
from becoming wet.
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NOTE: When reinstalling screws and filter
16. Reinstall filter cover by positioning alignment tab over corresponding notch in main
outlet nut, insert into hole, turn counter
pullout spout assembly and gently pushing in and down.
clockwise with screwdriver until a click
is felt then turn clockwise until snug. DO
17. Reattach quarter turn connector (18) to pullout spout (19) aligning the dots on the
NOT OVER TIGHTEN!
quarter turn connector and the spout. Push the quarter turn connector onto the spout
assembly and turn it clockwise, locking it in place. Return spout to the receptor.
11. Reinstall 2 short and 1 long upper housing
screws until snug. Refer to picture (7 & 11) on
previous page for placement of long screw.
18. If new filter was not installed at battery change, refer to remaining filter life previ-
DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN!
ously recorded at beginning of battery replacement. Subtract recorded number in step
I from the 100% displayed. The difference represents the display setting at which
the current filter will need replacement. Filter may not perform as desired after this
NOTE: To assist in aligning lower housing, press side buttons slightly
calculation percentage.
while sliding housing in place.
Example: Remaining filter life prior to battery change equals 30%.
12. Reinstall lower housing by carefully align-
Subtract 30% from 100% (100-30=70)
ing over button covers.
Filter will need to be changed when indicator reads 70%
13. Reinstall two short housing screws until
snug. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN!
14. Reinstall filter outlet nut (21) with flat
screwdriver. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN!
15. Insert filter by aligning outlet tubes with
inlet ports on main pullout spout assembly
and gently pushing in and down. Upon successful installation of filter cartridge, pullout
spout will emit a series of three beeps and
filter life indicator will reset automatically.
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FILTER REPLACEMENT
5. Insert the new filter by aligning the two outlet tubes
on the filter with the two inlet ports on the spout body
MicroTech™ replacement filter cartridges may be
and gently pressing in and down. Upon successful
purchased at the same location as the faucet. For the
installation of the filter cartridge, the pullout spout
dealer nearest you, call 1-800-BUY-MOEN. Use only
will beep three times and the filter life indicator will
MicroTech filter cartridges with the PureTouch® Filter-
reset automatically.
ing Faucet System.
6. Reinstall the filter cover by positioning the alignment
Do not remove the filter until it is to be replaced.
tab with the corresponding notch in the main pullout
spout body and gently pushing in and down.
1. Remove pullout spout (19) from receptor (15) and tie
a dishtowel around the hose to keep it from slipping
back into the spout receptor.
7. Reattach the filtering pullout spout to the hose by
aligning the dots on the quarter turn connector (I
8) to the pullout spout (19). Push the quarter turn
2. Disconnect the quarter turn, connector (18) from
pullout spout by turning it counterclockwise one-
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connector onto the spout assembly and turn it
clockwise locking it in place.
quarter turn. Quarter turn connector will remain on
the hose.
8. Allow water to run through the new filter for 5 minutes
to flush out any loose carbon particles. After these
3. Remove the filter cover by lifting up and away from
pullout spout assembly. Remove the filter by lifting
small black particles are washed out the filter is
ready to be used.
up and away from the pullout spout assemble.
NOTE: Excess water may dribble from cartridge and
valving.
4. Using soft towel or cloth, wipe excess water from
wand appliance.
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MOEN FAUCET CARTRIDGE REPLACEMENT
CAUTION: Always turn water OFF before removing existing faucet or disassembling the valve.
3. Grasp cartridge stem with pliers and pull cartridge
(15) straight up and out of valve body.
Open faucet handle to relieve water pressure and
ensure that complete water shut-off has been accomplished.
4. Reinstall as follows: Install cartridge (15) into valve
body with notched flat on stem facing forward.
Be sure to position the ears of the cartridge in the
1. Remove plug button (3) from the handle by prying
front and back. Reinstall the retainer clip (14), which
the button upwards from the bottom center. Be
straddles the ears on the cartridge. Reinstall the
careful not to scratch the handle. Lift the handle up
retainer nut (11) and pivot stop (9) with the stop
and using a 7/64” hex wrench, remove set screw
in front as shown in Step 4 above. Reinstall DD
(2). Remove handle (1), unscrew dome and pivot
washer (10) and reassemble handle connector and
retainer (4 & 8), cartridge screw (5), handle adapter
handle adapter (6 & 7). Note orientation of this sub-
& connector assembly (6 & 7), and pivot stop (9).
assembly as shown in Step 4. Install cartridge screw
Remove DD washer (IO) and retainer nut (II).
(5). Be sure to install completely to prevent unwanted
closure of faucet. Thread on dome and pivot retainer
2. Using a flathead screwdriver, remove the retainer
clip (14).
(4 & 8) clockwise until hand tight. Reinstall handle (1),
set screw (2), and plug button (3).
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LAVATORY FAUCET, MOEN
1. Assemble upper and lower handle adapter and the
handle hub (insert handle adapter for Concentric
DISASSEMBLY:
models) to new cartridge with the handle screw. Turn
stem to the ON position, waterway holes in cartridge
CAUTION: Turn OFF BOTH water supplies and
are lined up.
open BOTH faucet handles to relieve water pressure and to insure that COMPLETE water shut off
2. Insert the cartridge straight
has been accomplished.
into the valve body, press
firmly while rotating the
1. Remove handle cap or plug button (for Concentric
handle hub (insert handle
handle models unscrew handle cap), handle screw,
adapter
for
handle hub (insert handle adapter for Concentric
models)
counterclockwise
models).
until you feel the key enter
Concentric
notch in the valve body. This
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2. Loosen the cartridge nut with an adjustable wrench
will correctly position the
and remove it and the stem guide as a unit together
cartridge. Turn handle knob
with the upper handle adapter.
in both directions to insure
a stop in each direction.
3. Set aside the cartridge nut and stem guide and with
the handle adapter installed, reassemble handle hub
(insert handle adapter for Concentric models) and
3. Note handle rotation and orientation if adjustment
is required.
REASSEMBLY:
handle screw and tighten.
CAUTION: Failure to follow these instructions
4. Grasp the handle hub (insert handle adapter for
Concentric models) and pull the cartridge STRAIGHT
UP and out of the valve body.
can cause personal injury or water damage to the
premises, or could result in a faulty installation or
damage the new cartridge.
4. Remove handle screw and handle hub (insert
handle adapter for Concentric models), install
cartridge nut with stem guide over the upper handle
adapter, start by hand DO NOT CROSS THREAD.
Firmly tighten cartridge nut and stem guide using
adjustable wrench.
5. Replace handle parts. Turn on water supplies.
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MOEN SHOWER MIXING VALVE ASSEMBLY
Removal and Replacement
1. Handle Cover
1. Cover carpet and cover bottom of shower pan to protect them from damage.
2. Handle
2. Disconnect city water. Shut off water pump.
3. Cartridge
4. Handle Screw
3. Open drain valves
5. Valve Body
6. Stop Tube
4. Open galley, lavatory and shower faucets and allow water to drain from lines.
7. Retainer Clip
5. Remove screws from top of faucet inspection cover in wardrobe. Tip back and
remove water lines from faucet.
6. Pop out metal insert in control valve handle. Remove screw and pull knob off.
SHOWER MIXING VALVE CARTRIDGE REMOVAL
7. Remove screws in escutcheon plate.
Shut off water pressure for entire system.
8. Disconnect shower hose.
Disassemble: Remove handle cover. Take out handle screw and remove handle and
stop tube. Lift out retaining clip and pull the cartridge out of the body by the stem.
9. Wrap masking tape on chrome fitting so as not to
scratch chrome.
CAUTION: Reinsert cartridge by pushing it all the way into the body and until
the front of the ears on the cartridge shell are flush and aligned with the body.
10. Using wrench, remove fitting.
Replace the retainer clip so that the legs straddle the cartridge ears and slide
down into the bottom slot in the body. This prevents the cartridge from rotating
11. Mixing valve, shower outlet, tube and hot and cold feed line assemblies may then
and locks it in the body. Reinstall stop tube and handle. Tighten handle screw
be removed through wardrobe inspection hole.
securely, and replace the handle cover. The red flat on the stem must point UP
when mounting the knob handle (down for lever handle).
12. Replace by reversing above procedure.
If cold water is on left side and hot water is on right side (red flat pointed down),
remove cartridge and reinstall 180°.
NOTE: If existing hose clamps were destroyed in removal, they should be replaced with screw type clamps.
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to properly drain. It is located inside the washer/dryer cabinet. Lift the cover behind
the appliance to access the valve.
When storing your motorhome for a short or long period, use the same precautions as
you would in your own home in regard to perishables, ventilation and rain protection.
4. The toilet water valve should be left in open position while draining water. It
In addition, for a prolonged storage period, flush out all the drain lines and the holding
is located in the lavatory cabinet.
tanks. Also, drain the entire water system, including the water heater and the water
storage tank. Instructions for draining the water system are explained in the following
5. While the water is draining from the system, depress the button on all hand spray
paragraphs on winterizing.
heads and drain all water. Unscrew the head on spray unit and store.
The Sky Deck area should be protected from long-term exposure to snow and ice. The
6. After the water has stopped running from the drain lines, apply at least 60 lbs. of
freezing and thawing of snow and ice can damage the streamliners and other areas of
air pressure at the city water inlet. Be sure the toilet valve and all drain valves and
the Sky Deck. Remove cushions and store them. Cover the sky deck area or put the
faucets are open and pump outlet hose is disconnected. This can be accomplished
motorhome in an inside storage facility. Follow all winterizing and storage procedures
at a service station and will force any remaining water from the water heater and
outlined in this manual.
remove any water which may be trapped in low areas.
Twice a year, or after a long storage period, we suggest you take your unit into your
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7. Pour a cup of non-toxic antifreeze into the lavatory, sink, and tub drains to prevent
Airstream dealer for a check-up and cleaning of the gas operated appliances
freezing water in traps.
The main consideration in winterizing is to guard against freezing damage to the hot
8. Be sure to open the waste holding tank drain valves, and drain and flush the tanks
and cold water systems, the waste drain system (including the traps), the waste hold-
thoroughly. (This is very important, as the sewage in the tank, if frozen, could
ing tanks, the water heater and the batteries. To completely winterize your motorhome
seriously damage the tank.)
follow this procedure:
9. Remove the batteries from your motorhome and store in a cool dry place where
1. Level the motorhome from side to side and front to rear. Open all faucets.
there is no danger of freezing. It is very important for optimum life of your battery
to check it periodically and to keep it fully charged. This is especially true in winter
2. Turn the water pump switch to the OFF position.
months, when the temperature may drop below freezing. If the period of storage
is for 30 days or less, you may turn off the “kill” switch rather than remove the
3. Open the two drain line valves in your utility compartment as well as the exterior
batteries,
water faucet. Open the water tank drain valve also located in the utility compartment.
Remove plug or open petcock on the exterior face of the water heater. Sky Deck
10. Remove any items (food, cosmetics, etc.) from the interior that might be damaged
owners must be sure the shut off valve to the wet bar is open for the roof plumbing
by freezing, or might damage the motorhome if containers break.
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WINTERIZING (continued)
Winterize Your Optional Icemaker
For additional winterizing protection, add non-toxic antifreeze (approved for drinking
1. Remove the Airstream installed supply hose and the small clear Dometic supply
water line from the solenoid located in the exterior refrigerated compartment. The
water systems) to your water lines using the following procedure:
solenoid is mounted to back of the refrigerator.
1. Reconnect all lines except the hose to the pump inlet
2. Drain the small clear hose and blow out and drain the solenoid and large water
port. Close all drain valves (See Step 3)
supply line.
2. Turn bypass valves to bypass position, see illustration.
3. A shut off valve is located under the refrigerator and can be accessed by removing
Open valve B, close valves A and C.
the louvered panels on the lower refrigerator front cabinet. The valve is to the front of
3. Attach a length of hose to the pump inlet port. This
the area and just below the refrigerator stand. This valve must be turned off if the fresh
piece of hose should be long enough for the free
water system is being used in freezing weather. The water feed line to the icemaker
end to be inserted into and reach the bottom of the
runs through the exterior compartment and can freeze if this valve is not shut
antifreeze container.
4. Dilute the antifreeze solution in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
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5. Open all water faucets.
6. Insert hose length into the
antifreeze
container,
turn
the
pump switch on, and run the
water pump until the antifreeze
solution fills all water lines. Flush
toilet. Work shower hand spray
while holding down in tub.
7. Shut off the pump and close all faucets.
8. Disconnect the hose length from pump inlet fitting and reconnect water system
inlet line.
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WINTERIZATION FOR SPLENDIDE WASHER/DRYER COMBO
section of the dial). Turn the power ON for -minute or until you see
antifreeze in the drum.
If needed, follow these steps to winterize your machine:
Advance the selector to Reset.
With the machine power OFF, put ½ quart of R.V.-type antifreeze in the drum.
Turn the machine power OFF.
Close door.
Now advance the Program Selector knob to spin.
Turn the Program Selector knob to spin. Turn the power ON. Let the machine spin
Turn the power ON. Allow the drum to spin for 30 seconds.
for 1-2 minutes.
Turn the machine power OFF.
Turn the power OFF. Unplug the washer or disconnect power.
Done!
Shut off both water faucets. Disconnect water inlet hoses from faucets and drain.
Check the water inlet hoses and pump periodically.
DONE!
Refer to Use & Care Guide.
To Use Again
For parts or technical assistance contact Westland Sales
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Flush water pipes.
Technical Phone:
503-655-2563
Reconnect water inlet hoses to the corresponding HOT and COLD faucets.
Fax:
503-722-9202
Turn on both water faucets.
Email:
splendide@westlandsales.com
Plug in the washer or reconnect power.
Web Sites:
www.splendide.com
Run the washer through the Express cycle with ½ tablespoon of powder detergent
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(or liquid equivalent) to clean out antifreeze.
Done!
Optional RV Winterization
If currently pumping antifreeze through the fresh water system, follow these steps to
winterize your machine:
With the machine power OFF, turn the Wash Temperature knob to HOT.
Turn the Program Selector knob to Regular Wash (located in the Cotton Heavy Duty
section of the dial).
Turn the power ON for 1-minute.
Advance the selector to Reset.
With the machine power OFF, turn the Wash Temperature knob to COLD.
Turn the Program Selector knob to Regular Wash (located in the Cotton Heavy Duty
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DRAIN AND WASTE SYSTEM
When Parked and Connected to Sewer Outlet
The drain and waste system of your motorhome includes waste holding tanks made
When you are in a park and connected to a sewer outlet, keep the black water holding
from molded plastic. The BLACK WATER HOLDING TANK enables you to use the
tank dump valve closed and empty the tank every few days or whenever it becomes al-
toilet for several days away from disposal facilities. The wastewater from the sink,
most full. ONLY BY SENDING A LARGE VOLUME OF LIQUID THROUGH THE BLACK
shower, and bath and lavatory drains into the GRAY WATER HOLDING TANK. Each
WATER HOLDING TANK AT A TIME WILL TOILET PAPER AND OTHER SOLIDS COM-
tank has its own dump valve; however, both tanks drain through a common outlet.
PLETELY WASH AWAY.
Therefore, you need to make only one connection when hooking up in an RV park
This practice will avoid the accumulation of solids in the black water holding tank,
with sewer facilities.
which could lead to an unpleasant cleaning job. Should solids accumulate, close the
To empty both tanks, attach the sewer hose by pressing the bayonet fitting onto the
dump valve, fill the tank about half full with water, then drive the motorhome for a
outlet adapter and rotate clockwise until it feels solid and secure. Attach the outlet
few miles. The turbulence and surging of the water will usually dissolve the solids
end of the hose to the sewage outlet; making sure that the hose is placed so that it
into suspension so the tank can be drained. Keep the auxiliary tank valve open when
will drain completely. The dump valves are located in the utility compartment on the
connected to a sewer outlet.
roadside. Pull the dump valve handle out as far as it will go and wait until the tank is
drained. If the gray water tank is drained after the waste tank, the soapy water will help
Draining the tanks as described will protect them from freezing during storage. When
keep the sewer hose and outlet clean.
traveling in sub-freezing temperatures, use a winterizing solution designed for RV use.
Follow the directions on the container. As this is being written, heated tanks are being
Monitor Panel
considered and may be on your motorhome.
Check your monitor panel frequently. When the BLACK WATER HOLDING TANK is
CAUTION: Never put wet strength paper towels or tissues in your holding tank,
completely full, sewage cannot be emptied from the toilet bowl. If the GRAY WATER
since they won’t dissolve and can “catch” in the mechanism of the dump valve.
HOLDING TANK is overfilled, drain water will “backup” into the tub and cause an
Colored toilet tissue is slower to dissolve than white. Most RV accessory stores
unpleasant cleaning job. Never drain the tanks at any place other than an approved
offer tissue, designed for RVs that will completely dissolve.
dumping station.
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BLACK TANK FLUSH
The black water holding tank must be flushed out until all paper and waste material is
removed. Close the dump valve and refill the tank with 5 to 10 gallons of clean water
and repeat until clean.
In the utility compartment on the left side is a water hose connector marked “Black
Tank Flush.” It allows water to flow only one way. To use, hook-up hose and turn on full
force. Within the tank a spray head with a multiple- holed head will spray the interior
surface of the tank.
The gate valve should be closed for the first couple of minutes, and then opened to let
the water out in a rush. Repeat as needed.
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There are many deodorizers on the market in tablet, liquid, and powder form. These not
only combat odor, but also, stimulate the bacteria that works to dissolve the solids in
your tank. Picking a deodorizer with lubricating qualities will ease slide valve operation.
The only cleaning agents that can be used without causing harm to the system are
household ammonia and tri-sodium phosphate in small quantities. Do not use any
product that contains any portion of petroleum distillates. This attacks the rubber seals
of your toilet and dump valve. Also, do not use any dish detergent or abrasive cleaners.
All products should be marked approved for ABS drainage systems.
When winterizing drains use only recreational vehicle plumbing type antifreeze. These
are sold through your dealer.
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TOILET
Manufacturer:
Thetford Corporation
7101 Jackson Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
313-769-6000
The RV toilet in your Airstream is a design that has been used for many years. There are
two pedals. The large pedal opens and closes the slide mechanism, and the smaller
pedal opens and closes a water valve.
In normal use, when you are hooked up to city water, both pedals are depressed together. This dumps the sewage and fresh water and flushes down the side of the bowl.
Water will continue to run into the bowl for a short time after the pedals are released.
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When you wish to conserve water hold the hand-spray head over the bowl and hold
down the thumb-operated lever. Now when you depress the pedal all the water is
routed through the hand-spray.
CAUTION: When you dump the bowl of the toilet make sure all paper and solids
have cleared the slide mechanism before you allow it to close. Failure to do so
can cause the groove for the slide to become jammed and the slide will no longer
close completely.
If the problem should occur a small nail or bent clothes hanger can be used to “pick”
the material out of the groove.
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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
12-VOLT SYSTEM
manual is also in your packet. It has trouble-shooting and wiring information.
BATTERY CONTROL CENTER
The battery disconnect switch is not intended for everyday use. But if you’re going to
be away from your coach for more than 3 or 4 days and it’s not plugged into 110-volt
Your motorhome is equipped with six batteries. Two batteries will be for the engine and
current just turn the switch to STORE on the way out and your assured of fresh bat-
the other 4 batteries for the interior 12-volt circuits on a rollout tray.
teries when you return.
The Intellitec Battery Control Center is a centralized power switching, fusing, and dis-
Inverter
tribution center. Power from both the chassis and the coach batteries are feed into the
control center box. All servicing with-in this box should be done only by a qualified
With the inverter is the standard package of four batteries for the interior coach cir-
Service Technician.
cuits. The inverter is located in the second lower compartment back of the main door.
An inverter uses 12-volt battery power and changes it to 120 volt AC current. More
information on the 120 volt operation is in the II 0 volt section of this manual.
BATTERY DISCONNECT SWITCH
What is important on the 12-volt side is the amount of power required from the batterThe COACH BATTERY DISCONNECT switch on the panel just inside the main door
ies for the inverter. This is probably best shown by a little ninth grade science.
acts as a master switch. When the switch is turned to USE it opens the circuit between
the coach batteries and the twelve-volt distribution panel. When turned to STORE
120-volt (Plugged in) 12-volt (Battery power)
the batteries are isolated from the panel to prevent accidental and parasitic battery
1500 Watt = 12.5 amp 1500 Watt = 125 amp
discharge. The coach and engine batteries are charged by the inverter/converter or
120 Volt 12 Volt
the engine charging system whether the battery disconnect switch is in the USE or
STORE position.
Pulling 125 amps from your batteries is a tremendous load. Luckily there would probably be few times where you need this kind of power. If you do need 1500 watts for
The chassis batteries are used for starting the engine and operating the headlights,
an extended period of time start your generator --- 1500 watts would be a light load
taillights, running lights, instrument panel lighting, automotive air conditioning, LP
for it.
Detector, docking lights, search light, and other accessories.
A little common sense will make the inverter system useful. But, if you try to overdo it
The coach batteries are used for interior lighting; exhaust fans, generator, water pump,
you’ll have dead batteries.
central control panel, entertainment center, optional 12-volt convenience outlets, and
the refrigerator when it is switched to 12-volt power.
The generator also charges all batteries when it is running, through the 120-volt city
power system that powers the inverter/converter. The Intellitec Battery Control Center
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12-Volt Operation
The reading lamps above the sofa, dinette, recliners, galley indirect lighting, are operated by the two gang switches located on the wall above the deluxe sofa and on the
The only thing you have to do is make sure the coach batteries don’t run down. In
wall forward of the dinette. The wall and hanging lamps are operated by the dimmer
normal usage there isn’t any problem, since you would normally drive part of the day
switches on the wall.
and be plugged into a campground at night. The alternator charges the batteries when
you drive and when you’re plugged into city power the converter charges the batteries
The two-gang switch on the galley slide-out panel below the monitor system operates
and carries much of the load.
the china cabinet light above the galley and the ceiling lights.
Some nights you may not find a place to plug into city power. No problem, the stan-
In the bathroom the water heater switch supplies power to the igniter and gas valve.
dard battery system gives you about 400 amp-hours so you can comfortably run your
When turned on, it will flash red until flame is sensed, then the red light will be extin-
lights and vents in a normal fashion without depleting the batteries.
guished. The other switches above the lavatory operate the shower, lower medicine
cabinet, bath mirror lights and water pump.
If you are not plugged into city power and you’re not driving, you’ll want to conserve
your batteries by using as few lights and appliances as possible. If you notice the lights
The switch in front of the bed wardrobe and a switch above the bed headboard on
becoming dim, it’s much easier on the batteries if you go ahead and start the engine or
the curbside operate the bedroom ceiling lights. The switch besides the ceiling light
generator before the batteries run down.
switch operates beds reading lights. Individual switches located on the wall lamps are
used for these lights.
Your motorhome is equipped with a 53-watt solar panel. Its contrller is located on
the wall between the galley and sofa.
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The bulbs in the interior lights are all easily replaced if they burn out. Round, exposed
bulbs, such as those around the bathroom mirror and reading lights, are replaced by
There are two sets of 12-volt fuses and breakers in your motorhome. The main interior
depressing them into their base, then turning to the left about 1/4 turn. This will allow
circuit fuses are in Power Cord Compartment. The brightly colored fuses pull straight
them to “pop” out part way, so they can be removed. Twelve-volt bulbs with flat bases
out from the face of the panel. Replacement fuses are available at automotive stores
pull straight out of their socket. To change the bulb in the round ceiling light, first
and most service stations. On the panel covering the fuses is a diagram showing the
remove the lens assembly. The lens assembly is spring loaded and pops out of the
function of each fuse or circuit breaker. The chassis manufacturer provides the second
fixture at its chrome ring. A small screwdriver may be used, be careful not to scratch
set of fuses. Freightliner fuses are located in the lower compartment forward of the
the chrome and be sure the bulb is cool before attempting replacement. The bulb
roadside front wheel.
inserts into the ballast by two wire prongs. Grasp the bulb with a piece of cloth and pull
it gently straight out from its ballast. Insert the new bulb, and replace the lens. The lens
Many interior lights have been included in your motorhome to give you almost infinite
assembly has two grooves that must be aligned to the light fixture before snapping the
variable light intensity. Just inside the main door are switches for the step, patio light,
lens back into place.
aux. Batt (390 only), and forward ceiling lights. The forward ceiling lights must have
their switches on before the remote switch on the panel will control them.
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To gain access to the bulbs in the reading lights on the bottom of the overhead lockers
you must remove the lens. The lenses are removed by turning counterclockwise about
slightly. The bulb, like other flat base bulbs, pulls straight out of the socket.
WARNING: If they are difficult to turn, use a folded rag to protect your
hand when grasping the bulb in case it should unexpectedly shatter.
The ceiling and wardrobe light lenses are removed by squeezing the sides of the lens in
until they clear the frame. In cold weather it is helpful to leave the light on for a while to
soften the plastic and avoid cracking. Incandescent bulbs are removed by depressing
and turning to the left about 1/4 turn. Fluorescent bulbs are removed by turning in
either direction.
WARNING: Always replace the light bulb on an interior or exterior light
fixture with the correct bulb for that light. Failure to heed this warning could
cause fire, property damage, personal injury, or death.
All the batteries are located in a lower compartment behind the curbside rear wheels.
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The auxillary batteries are stored on a slide out tray.
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390/396
Located in roadside power cord compartment
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390-396
Located in Roadside front compartment.
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390 Sky Deck
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Located in Roadside front compartment.
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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
MONITOR PANEL
A single sensor is installed on the sidewall of each tank, near the bottom, via a 3/4”
female NPT spin-in thread. The sensor is solid state, there are no moving parts to wear
Micropulse Systems Monitor
or maintain. Because the principle of operation does not involve any electrical current
CATCON PRODUCTS INC.
flow through the tanks contents (conducted or induced), the nature of the fluid in the
tank is unimportant.
817-921-2188
techsupport@catconproducts.com
The monitor system has been calibrated at the factory and should never need another
calibration. If you feel the system is not operating correctly, please contact CATCON
Products or a local Airstream dealer. The following instructions are provided for qualified service technicians.
MONITOR WIRE CONNECTIONS
The MicroPulse System makes use of a single solid-state sensor per tank. The MicroPulse sensor measures the static (head) pressure at the bottom of the tank and
transmits this information to the MicroPulse System Monitor. Knowing this pressure
value, after a one-time calibration has been performed, the MicroPulse System will
calculate and accurately display the tank level in 1/8 increment.
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Red
12VDC, Battery Only
Black
Ground, Battery Only
Purple
Water Pump, 15A, 12VDC
White
LPG Sensor, 90 ohm
Fresh
Fresh Tank Sensor
Gray 1
Gray 1 Sensor
Gray 2
Gray 2 Sensor
Black
Black Sensor
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MICROPULSE SYSTEMS MONITOR
TO OBTAIN EXACT READING
OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
To obtain an exact reading of all systems press and release the status button one
This example shows the monitor report-
time. The monitor will flash the LED beside the system it is about to report. It will than
ing the following:
display the exact condition of that system by lighting the bar graph from Empty to Full.
The monitor will display the exact condition of each system and then return to normal
Fresh Water = 1/8 to Empty
operation mode.
Gray Water 1 = Empty to 5/8
Gray Water 2 = 3/4
To obtain an exact reading of an individual system press and release the status button
Black Water = Empty to 5/8
until the LED beside the system that you want the condition of is lit. Release the status
LP Gas = 1/4
button and the monitor will display the exact condition of that system by lighting the
Battery = Empty to 5/8
bar graph from Empty
On all diagrams the Letters R=Red,
Y=Yellow, G=Green, Blank=no LED lit.
NORMAL OPERATION
The MicroPulse Monitor will display the condition of each system at all times. The
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tri-color LED beside the system will indicate the condition of the system using the
following color code.
Fresh Water, LP Gas, Battery are as follows:
Green LED = 3/8 to Full
Yellow LED = 1/4
Red LED = 1/8 to Empty
Gray Water, Black Water are as follows:
Green LED = Empty to 5/8
Yellow LED = 3/4
Red LED = 7/8 to Full
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TV ANTENNA
Turn elevating crank in the “Down” direction until resistance is noted. Antenna is now
locked in travel position.
Manufacturer:
Checking Operation
Winegard Company
1. Tune TV receiver to nearest station and rotate antenna for best picture and sound.
3000 Kirkwood Street
2. Turn off switch on power supply. Picture on TV receiver should be considerably
Burlington, Iowa 52601
degraded with the power off.
Phone: 800-843-4741
DO’S
Raising Antenna to Operating Position
Turn elevating crank in “UP” direction until some
1. Do check parking location for obstructions before raising antenna.
resistance to turning is noted. Antenna is now in
2. Do carefully raise, lower and rotate - if difficult, check for cause.
operating position. Check to make sure switch on
3. Do rotate slowly when selecting station and check fine-tuning on TV set to make
sure it is properly adjusted.
front TV jack is on.
4. Do lower antenna before moving vehicle.
Rotating Antenna
DON’TS
Make sure antenna is in “UP” position. Pull down
on directional handle with both hands until it dis-
1. Don’t force elevating crank up or down. Check for cause of trouble.
engages ceiling plate and rotate for best picture
2. Don’t rotate directional handle hard against stops.
and sound on television set.
3. Don’t travel with lift in up position.
4. Don’t leave lift part way up or down.
5. Don’t apply sealing compound or paint over top of base plate or anywhere on lift.
Lowering Antenna to Travel Position
Rotate antenna until pointer on directional handle
aligns with pointer on ceiling plate.
WARNING: Antenna must be in
“down” position while traveling to prevent
damage.
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Maintenance
Lubrication
To lubricate the elevating gear apply a liberal amount of silicone spray lubricant to the
elevating gear with the lift in the down position, then run the lift up and down a few
times to distribute lubricant over gears.
Lubricating Rotating Gear Housing
In the event that rotating the antenna becomes difficult, lubricating the bearing surface
between the rotating gear housing and the base plate can restore normal operation.
Any spray type silicone lubricant may be used.
Elevate antenna and remove setscrew from rotating gear housing as shown. Spray lubricant into hole and around edges of gear housing. Rotate gear housing until lubricant
coats bearing surfaces and antenna rotates freely.
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For detail and diagrams in the antenna please read the antenna manual supplied in
the owner’s case.
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TV ANTENNA Sky Deck
Model RS-3460
Manufacturer:
Winegard Company
3000 Kirkwood Street
Burlington, Iowa 52601
Phone: 800-843-4741
Winegard’s RoadStar omnidirectional antenna provides excellent reception of VHF/
UHF TV channels. The RoadStar compact modern styling is unobtrusive and blends
well with the designs of recreational vehicles. The UV stabilized copolymer housing
makes antenna virtually impervious to weathering and other change.
The unique omnidirectional characteristics provide excellent reception without the
need for a complex rotor system or raising and lowering the antenna.
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The surface of the antenna is a tough laminated ultraviolet shield. Clean only with mild
soap and water. Use no solvents, alcohol, or cleaning fluids.
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SATELLITE, RADIO, AND CB ANTENNA
The other end of the cable is located in the roof locker next to the television and
is labeled.
Not including the TV antenna, your motorhome may have as many as two other
antennas.
AUTOMATIC SATELLITE SYSTEM (Option)
The AM/FM radio antenna is a solid whip type with a flexible coil base. The coil base
Manufacturer:
certainly helps extend the life of the antenna but hitting low branches and other objects
at high speed can lead to severe damage.
KING DOME SATELLITE SYSTEMS
Technical Support: 1-800-982-9920
The CB antenna lead-in wire is located up under the dash left of the steering column. It
Website: www.kingcontrols.com
will be coiled along with ground and 12-volt positive wires for CB radio hook-up.
SATELLITE ANTENNA PREP
In order to facilitate the installation of either roof mount or portable satellite dish antennas Airstream has pre-wired your motorhome. On the drawing on the following page
please note the two coaxial cables drawn with heavy double lines. One is labeled
PREP WIRE, CEILING and the other is PREP WIRE, PORTABLE.
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PREP WIRE, CEILING is used for roof mounted antenna. The end of the cable for the
antenna is located in the roof, centered side to side and about four inches behind the
front roof cross member. Under the outer roof sheet, in this same area, is a stiffener
plate about a foot square to help support the antenna and it’s attachments.
The other end of the cable is located in the roof locker next to the television and
is labeled.
PREP WIRE, PORTABLE is used for the satellite dish antenna that is portable and set
next to your vehicle when you pack. The end of the cable for the antenna connection
is under the front hood on the curbside. You’ll need to bend down and look up to see
the coiled coax cable.
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110-VOLT POWER
The generator manufacturer provides an operators manual that should be reviewed prior to use.
The 110-volt system works very much like your home. The circuit breakers, located
POWER CORD
behind access door in the foot of the rear bed, supply the power to the receptacles
and appliances. If a circuit is over loaded or a short circuit occurs, the breakers will
“kick” out. To reactivate the circuits, turn the breaker to off, reduce the load or correct
The power cord is located on an electrically powered reel in the first compartment
the short, and tam the breaker back to on. One of the breakers is a GFI (Ground Fault
behind the roadside rear wheels. A switch marked “in and out” controls the reel. You’ll
Interrupter) breaker. The intent of this breaker is to sense any loss of ground before
find this feature especially helpful in cool weather when the heavy power cord be-
a harmful shock could occur, and kick the breaker out. These sensitive breakers are
comes less flexible.
installed in the circuit feeding the bathroom, outside receptacle, and galley area. These
are the areas where the use of water or the wet ground could put a person in danger
If adapters are required when you plug into city Power You’ll be losing some power
of shock. Since the GFI breaker is so sensitive, it is not unusual to have it kick out for
capabilities and won’t be able to operate all the appliances at the same time. The
no apparent reason.
washer/dryer, air conditioners, microwave and 110-volt mode on the refrigerator are all
heavy load items. The easiest way to cope with the problem is to set the refrigerator
GENERATOR
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on gas then avoid operating the other appliances at the same time.
Using the generator is very much like plugging into an external power source. The
WARNING: If adapters are required to obtain 110-volt city power it’s
generator has start switches located on the driver side armrest, next to the monitor
extremely important that the polarity (ground function) is not lost. With your
control panel, inside the bottom of the roadside bed wardrobe, and on the generator
motorhome a circuit analyzer was provided. It is usually yellow and triangular
located in the front nose slide-out compartment. When you start the generator there
shaped with prongs shaped to fit a standard receptacle. Plug this into any
is a built in delay of about 20-30 seconds before the circuits are switched and the
receptacle in your coach and it will indicate any polarity or grounding problem.
generator is providing all the 110-volt power to your coach. The electrical device that
Loss of ground can be extremely hazardous. You might touch the motorhome
has the delay and switching feature is called the generator switch over relay. The time
and feel a slight tingle (your body has become the ground circuit) or you can
delay feature allows the generator to reach full operating speed before it takes the
receive a severe shock.
“load”. The switching device has two sets of points. It is normally closed so city power
coming in goes through the switch and on to the main circuit breakers. When the
generator is started and the delay feature is satisfied the switching device goes to the
second set of points. This cuts the contact between the city power and the breaker
box and makes the contact between the generator and the breaker box. A latch at the
top of the front license plate area releases the generator slide out compartment Pull
compartment straight out for service. An hour meter is located with the remote start
inside the unit.
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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
BATTERY RESERVE CAPACITY
INVERTER
Xantrex Sales and Support
North America: 800/446.6180 or 360/925.5000
Batteries store the energy necessary for the inverter to convert DC to AC power. Your
Email: rv@xantrex.com
Airstream motorhome has two 4-D batteries dedicated to the inverter’s use. Battery
performance is affected by temperature and age. Batteries operate best when the
The inverter in your motorhome is located in the lower compartment furthest back on
temperature is about 77° F. If the batteries are hotter than, or colder than this tempera-
the curbside. When disconnected from 110 volt city power and the inverter is turned
ture, performance is reduced. As batteries age, they lose some of their performance,
on 12 volt DC power from the batteries is inverted to 120 volt AC. The circuits supplied
or ability to store energy.
from the inverter are the microwave and all receptacles on the GFI breaker.
MAXIMUM WATTAGE
OPERATION OF THE INVERTER
Your inverter can provide a surge of *8000 watts of power for one minute and 2500
Before attempting to operate the inverter you should review the separate Owner’s
watts continuously. This means that your use of 120-volt appliances from inverter
Manual provided by the manufacturer. Start the unit by depressing the Start/Stop
power can total up to 2500 watts simultaneously depending on the usage time.
switch. It will return to a neutral position once released.
ESTIMATING YOUR OPERATING TIMES
Note: The Lamp will momentarily flash as the unit runs through its normal diagWith your Airstream inverter installation using two 4-D batteries (your XL has 4) in
nostic sequence.
good condition and fully charged you will find that the total capacity (running times)
The Lamp indicates when power is being supplied to the receptacles. If no load is
will depend on the total wattage load of the devices you are powering. In general, the
sensed the inverter will not turn on.
running time is proportionate to the wattage.
INVERTER OPERATING TIMES
Using the following tables, you can estimate which combinations of appliances you
may operate. Table 1 indicates the typical wattage of various appliances.
The inverter will supply you with quiet AC power to operate your electrical appliances.
*Largest bank of incandescent light bulbs that the inverter can start simultaneously
Inverters convert 12-volt direct current (DC) into 120-volt alternating current (AC).
and operate for at least one minute.
There are three factors to consider when you select the appliances that you would
like to operate with the inverter. Those considerations are: battery reserve capacity,
Notes: If the current draw at 120 VAC is known, then the battery amperage at 12VDC
maximum wattage and typical operating times of appliances. Good estimating of these
will be 10 times the AC amperage divided by the efficiency (90% in this table).
factors will assure you have plenty of resources to operator your appliances.
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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Motors are normally marked with their running rather than
their starting current. Starting current can be five times running current.
*Refrigerators and icemakers typically run about 1/3 of the
time. Therefore, their average battery current draw is 1/3 what
their amp rating would indicate.
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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
NOTES
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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
SOLAR PANEL, 53 WATT
General Handling and Use
Manufacturer:
•
SOLAREX
The module is rugged, but it should be handled carefully. In particular, impact
on the front or rear surface can damage it.
630 Solarex Court
•
For protection against electrical shock, use properly insulated tools and
Frederick, Maryland 21703
follow appropriate safety procedures. This may involve the use of additional
Customer Service 1-800-521-7652
approved safety equipment (such as insulating gloves, mats etc.)
WARNING: Electrical Shocks and Burn Hazards:
•
Do not bend the module.
•
Do not disassemble the module.
•
Do not attempt to increase module output by concentrating fight on its
Photovoltaic (PV) modules generate direct current (DC) when exposed to sunlight
surface.
or other light sources. Even though a single module generates low voltage and
current, shocks and burns can result from contact with module output wiring.
Maintenance
These hazards are increased when multiple modules are inter-connected to increase array output current or voltage.
PV modules do not have to be “connected’ (i.e. powering a load) to generate
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•
Inspect the module as necessary for mechanical integrity.
•
Ensure that electrical connections are tight and free from corrosion.
•
If the module surface is dirty, gently clean it with a soft cloth or sponge
electricity. Since modules produce electricity whenever light is present, the mod-
using water and mild detergent. Do not use a scrub brush; it may damage
ule front surfaces should be completely covered by an opaque cloth or other
the module surface. Wear appropriate rubber gloves for protection against
material before electrical connections to the modules or other system compo-
electric shock.
nents are handled.
System Components
If
the PV power system includes other components (batteries, charge controllers,
inverters, etc.) be one to follow the safety recommendations of the manufacturers of
these devices.
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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Remote Solar Charge Controller and Monitor
Problem
Possible Cause/Solution
Manufacturer:
CHARGING LED
Solar panel not putting out sufficient power.
Intellitec
Does not come on.
Check for sunlight on panel.
131 Eisenhower Lane North
Check voltage coming along from panel
Lombard, Illinois 60148
CNE1. If low, check panel wiring.
The solar charger monitor is used to control the output of rooftop-mounted solar panels
Replace printed board.
to the coach and chassis batteries. When the batteries are below 13 volts and there’s
output from the panels, the controller will operate in full charge mode, applying the
Charged LED does not come on.
full output of the panels to the batteries through a relay mounted on the printed circuit
More than 0.25 amps drain on batteries.
Turn off battery disconnect relays.
board. When the voltage on the batteries reaches 14.4 volts, the controller switches
into a current limited, constant voltage mode. In this mode, the battery voltage is
Batteries not charging.
maintained at 13.6 volts at a maximum of one amp. In either of first two models, the
Check voltage from solar panel when
in sunlight.
“CHARGING” LED on monitor panel will be lit.
Should be more than 15 volts.
If less, check solar panel for damage.
When the current falls below 0.25 amps, the “CHARGING” LED goes out and the
“CHARGE” LED will come on. (See figure on this page.)
Check wiring from panel.
Relay K4 on board should be closed.
The solar charging system charges both the coach and chassis batteries.
If not replace board.
The voltage thresholds are temperature compensated to ensure proper charge on the
Check for excessive drain on batteries.
batteries. (See solar charging schematic on the next page).
Turn off battery disconnect relays to see
if charging occurs.
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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Remote Control Search Light (Optional)
intermediate directions.
SEARCH LIGHT, REMOTE CONTROL
CLEANING OF EXTERIOR PLASTIC SURFACES
Model 60020-Series
Recommendation for cleaning “Exterior Surfaces” is
135SL
a solution of warm water and a mild “Dish washing”
Detergent soap.
Manufacturer:
Jabsco
CAUTION: Do not use cleaners that contain esters,
1485 Dales Way, PO Box 2158
halogenated solvents, aromatic solvents, ketones and
Costa Mesa, CA. 92628-2158
strong acids or bases.
Tel: (714) 545-8251
Fax: (714) 957-0609
CIRCUIT PROTECTION A 10-amp fuse is located in
the On/Off toggle on control. To replace fuse grasp
CONTROL UNIT OPERATION
On/Off toggle and push in while turning to left facing
control. Pull out fuse and replace. The proper fuse has
been included in the fuse holder. Should this fuse blow,
replace with the same size fuse after determining reason for blown fuse.
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The search light is powered by the chassis battery.
SWITCH FUNCTIONS
(A) Light Switch - On/Off switch positions.
(B) Directional Switch - Lever has eight contact positions and will operate in horizontal, vertical, and in four
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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
SERVICE
PARTS LIST
CONTROL REPLACEMENT
Part No.
Description
Individual replacement parts are available for the control panel. To replace switches
18753-0178
Bulb Kit
remove the two (2) screws from front of panel and pull forward, exposing wiring.
43990-0000
Directional Switch
18753-0180
On/Off Fuse Switch
1 .To remove directional switch push firmly on the front toggle and remove switch from
64073-0020
Station Selector Switch
back side of panel. Cut wires to the defective switch, and splice wires (with butt
60030-0000
Control
connectors) to the new switch, being sure to match wire colors. Note: Install switch
45969-1000
12/24 Volt Converter
with yellow wire on top for correct directional aiming.
60023-1000
Upper Housing
60024-1000
Lower Housing
2. To remove On/Off fuse switch disconnect w-1res to defective switch and pull
60027-1000
Bass
forward will gentle rocking motion from backside of panel easing switch out. Install
60035-1000
Bulb Retainer
new switch and secure using clip retainer on backside of control panel. Reconnect
wiring terminals to switch.
BULB REPLACEMENT
Remove four (4) screws and retaining bezel. Pull bulb assembly forward and disconnect spade connectors from back of bulb. Reconnect spade terminals to new bulb.
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Install bulb and fasten with bezel and four (4) screws.
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APPLIANCES
AIR CONDITIONER
If high temperatures are expected, you should make an effort to park in a shaded area.
Starting the air conditioner early in the morning also helps. It is much easier to hold
Manufacturer:
a comfortable temperature than it is to lower the temperature after the interior of the
motorhome is already hot.
Dometic Sales Corporation
2320 Industrial Parkway
P.O. Box 490
Elkhart, IN 46515
Phone: 219-295-5228
Note: Review the air conditioning literature supplied in your Owner’s Packet
before proceeding.
The roof air conditioner used on Airstream motorhomes is one of the most popular
on the market today. In your Owner’s Packet is a set of literature covering all operating and maintenance instructions. If the literature is misplaced, please contact the air
conditioner manufacturer or your Airstream dealer for replacement. A detailed service
guide may be ordered from the manufacturer.
The voltage to the air conditioner is critical. We commonly refer to 110 or 120 volts,
but a check with a voltmeter may find voltage much lower. Your air conditioner will
probably not function if the current drops below 105 volts. Low voltage is usually as-
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sociated with older or poorly maintained RV parks, but many people have found their
homes, built only twenty or thirty years ago, may not be capable of operating the air
conditioner on some receptacles. Parking your motorhome so the power cord can
be plunged into a receptacle close to the fuse or circuit breaker box can alleviate the
problem. Avoid extension cords and adapters whenever possible. If an extension cord
must be used, it should be as short and heavy as possible to provide the most current
to the air conditioner.
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APPLIANCES
FURNACE
Manufacturer:
Hydro Flame Corporation
1874 South Pioneer Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
Phone: 801-972-4621
The manufacturer of the furnaces in your motorhome has been well known in the RV
industry for many years. The furnace burns LP gas, and is powered by 12-volt current
from the coach battery or power converter when plugged into city power. Operating
instructions are located in your Owners Packet. If they should become misplaced new
literature can be ordered direct from the manufacturer or your Airstream dealer. The
manufacturer also offers a detailed service guide for your furnace.
WARNING: Carefully read all the manufacturer’s instructions prior to
operating. NEVER store flammable material next to the furnace.
If warranty service is required use only a service location recommended by the furnace
manufacturer or your Airstream dealer.
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The furnace is located under the refrigerator. Remove the louvered panel by pulling it
off the cabinet to access it and the furnace ducts. It held on by four pressure catches.
The furnace is removed from the exterior, but you must remove all heat ducts and
wiring from the inside before pulling the furnace.
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APPLIANCES
REFRIGERATOR
OPERATION
Manufacturer:
The refrigerator requires 12-volt current to operate even if running on LP or 110 volt
modes. The 12-volt currrent is supplied by the coach batteries and is used to power
Dometic Sales Corporation 2320
the circuit board that directs the refrigerator functions. When running in a mode such
Industrial Parkway P.O. Box 490
as LP, it means the heat source, by far the largest power requirement; to evaporate
Elkhart, Indiana 46514
the ammonia is being provided by an LP Gas burner.
Phone: 219-295-5228
WARNING: Most LP gas appliances used in recreational vehicles are vented
Review all Dometic Literature supplied in your Owner’s Packet or stored in the refrig-
to the outside of the vehicle. When parked close to a gasoline pump, it is possible that
erator prior to operating.
gasoline fumes could enter this type of appliance and ignite the burner flame, CAUSING A FIRE OR AN EXPLOSION.
In the absorption refrigerant system, ammonia is liquefied in the finned condenser coil
at the top rear of the refrigerator. The liquid ammonia then flows into the evaporator
(inside the freezer section) and is exposed to a circulating flow of hydrogen gas, which
causes the ammonia to evaporate, creating a cold condition in the freezer.
The tubing in the evaporator section is specifically sloped to provide a continuous
movement of liquid ammonia, flowing downward by gravity, through this section. If the
refrigerator is operated out-of-level when the vehicle is not moving, liquid ammonia
will accumulate in portions of the evaporator tubing. This will slow the circulation of
hydrogen and ammonia gas, or in severe cases, completely block it, resulting in a loss
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of cooling.
Any time the vehicle is parked for several hours with the refrigerator operating the vehicle should be leveled to prevent this loss of cooling. The vehicle needs to be leveled
only so it is comfortable to live in (no noticeable sloping of floor or walls).
When the vehicle is moving the leveling is not critical, as the rolling and pitching movement of the vehicle will pass to either side of level, keeping the liquid ammonia from
accumulating in the evaporator tubing.
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APPLIANCES
RANGE
MICROWAVE OVENS
Manufacturer:
Only federally certified technicians are permitted to service microwave ovens.
For this reason the only service instructions contained in this manual are for removal
Magic Chef
of the complete oven. If you have a microwave problem please contact the
28812 Phillips Street
appropriate manufacturer.
Elkhart, Indiana 46514
219-264-9578
Dometic Sales Corporation
Sharp Electronics Corporation
2320 Industrial Parkway
10 Sharp Plaza
People using gas ranges in their home will find little difference in the operation of the
P.O. Box 490
Paramus, New Jersey 07652
range in the motorhome. Other customers, used to electric ranges may be a little
Elkhart, IN 46515
201-5112-0055
apprehensive at first; but will quickly gain confidence. The basic operation of the gas
219-295-5228
ranges have been the same for many years, but please be sure to read all the directions furnished by the manufacturer and located in the Owner’ s Packet. Excellent
The following steps will remove the microwave:
service and parts manuals are available from the manufacturer.
1. Remove the long crown-molding running along the top of the roof locker assembly.
WARNING: The operation manual for the range is included in your owners
This will expose the screws holding the panel above the microwave.
packet. If this has not been provided with your motorhome, contact the manufacturer
listed at the top of the page to obtain. Their manual contains specialized warnings and
2. Remove the panel above the microwave by taking out these screws plus one on
cautions that should be reviewed prior to operating the appliance.
each side that are accessible by opening the cabinet doors on each side of the
microwave.
Range Exhaust
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3. Removing the wood panel exposes two holding the top of the microwave. There
The range exhaust is incorporated into the microwave oven and the switch is located
on the front. The exhaust fan has an exterior door that must be unlatched for the fan to
be effective. You will see two small twist latches on the vent door on the outside of the
motorhome. In most circumstance you can leave the door unlatched. During storage
or adverse weather conditions, latching the door is recommended.
are also two brackets on the bottom of the microwave. Loosening the brackets will
allow the microwave to be removed.
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APPLIANCES
WATER HEATER
the burner will ignite in just a few seconds, and the
SAFETY
light will go out. If your LP system hasn’t been used
Manufacturer:
for some time, the system may go into safety lockout
If your water system is full and cold and the water
(about 20 seconds) before the air is all expelled from
heater is ignited the system can see pressures as high
Atwood Mobile Products 4750
the lines. Turning the switch off for 30 seconds, then
as 120 psi before the relief valve starts to open. Since
Hiawatha Drive P.O. Box 1205
back on, reinstates the “try” mode.
the water system normally operates in the 40-psi range
Rockford, Illinois 61105
the water expanding does put unusual stress on the
Phone: 815-877-7461
system. This normally does not cause any problems,
but the stress is easily alleviated. As the water is heating
Note: Review the water heater literature supplied in
just open any faucet and run as little as a cup of water.
your Owner’s Packet before proceeding,
Just removing this small amount of water reduces the
pressure build up significantly.
CAUTION: Hydrogen gas can be produced in a hot
water system served by this heater that has not been
For fun, watch the sequence of events your family goes
used for a long period of time (generally two weeks
through when you park the motorhome and ignite the
or more). Hydrogen gas is extremely flammable. To
reduce the risk of injury under these conditions, it is
water heater. More than likely someone will run water
110-Volt Operation
and relieve the pressure without even realizing it.
recommended that the hot water faucet he opened
for several minutes at the kitchen sink before using
This same switch provides power to the heating ele-
any electrical appliance connected to the hot water
ment. DO NOT use unless you are sure the water heater
system. If hydrogen is present there will probably
is full. Open a faucet and see if there is a full stream of
be an unusual sound such as air escaping through
water on the hot side. Check that the bypass valves are
the pipe as the water begins to flow. There should
in the normal flow position. Valves A and C open, Valve
be no smoking or open flame near the faucet at the
B closed. See diagram in winterizing section.
time it is open.
The 110-volt element may be operated at the same
Electronic Ignition
time as the gas burner. To operate the 110-volt by itself
simply turn the electronic gas igniter switch off.
The switches used to light your electronic ignition water
heater are located in the bathroom above the lavatory
The heating element is 1500 watts so if breakers start
top. When the switch is turned on, the red light will
to kick out when the air conditioner cycles you may
come on indicating the “try” mode is in effect. Normally
want to turn the switch off to the heating element.
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APPLIANCES
HIGH VOLUME ROOF VENT (OPTIONAL)
The thermostat sensor is calibrated approximately 4°. This minimizes rapid recycling
Manufacturer:
of the unit, once desired temperature level is achieved.
FAN-TASTIC VENT CORP.
5. The rain sensor built into your fan will prevent excessive rain from entering coach
4349 S. Dort Hwy.
through the open dome. Maintain a setting above (to the right of) "rain override"
Burton, MI 48529
zone and the dome will close when the sensor becomes wet.
1-313-742-0330
WARNING: Do not leave coach unattended with thermostat knob set in
1-800-521-0298
the “rain override” zone.
The optional high-volume roof vent system is designed to quickly exhaust stale, hot air
and draw in fresh air. It’s great to use when the outside temperature really doesn’t call
6. A rain sensor override is built into this system so you can operate your fan during
for air conditioning, but heat has built up in your coach.
light to moderate rains. When sensor is wet, rotate fan thermostat knob to coolest
position to override sensor. Dome will open and fan motor will start. When sensor
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS:
has completely dried, rotate thermostat knob back to desired setting for automatic
1. Rotate 3-speed switch to desired position, 0-off, 1, 2, and 3. The 3-speed switch
operation.
must be set at 1, 2 or 3 to activate appliance.
7. To close dome in extremely hot conditions, rotate thermostat knob right, past 110’
2. Rotate thermostat knob toward 40° (cooler) until dome begins operating.
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symbol to off. Dome will come down.
3. When equipped with reverse switch, there is a neutral (off) position. Fan motor will
8. Always allow dome to completely cycle up and down. If dome “hangs up” in partially
not operate when in/out switch is in its center "off' position. The dome will, however,
open/close position, rotate thermostat knob to extreme right and then left position
operate up and down automatically as long as the 3-speed switch remains on.
allowing complete cycles down and up. Now reset to original comfort level.
4. To determine desired temperature setting:
9. When vehicle is in storage, rotate thermostat knob to right (off), after dome closes,
turn 3 speed switch to “O” (off).
a. Use the wall thermometer on furnace thermostat, or any interior
CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS:
temperature indicator.
b. Operate fan until interior comfort level is achieved. Rotate thermostat
1) Turn fan motor OFF.
knob toward 110' symbol on label until dome begins closing. You now
2) Remove 8 painted flathead Philips screws around perimeter of screen
have the location for normal setting.
insert only.
3) Clean screen with soap & water solution and reinstall.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Airstream constantly strives to improve its product. All specifications are subject to
CHASSIS COMPONENTS (Please read loading section in this manual.)
change without notice. Note: all weights and measurements were made on prototype
Please refer to the weight tag in your motorhome for weights specific to your unit.
vehicles. Your production motorhome may vary slightly. Please refer to the weight
*Trailer Hitch
10,000 lb. GVW - 1000 lb. hitch weight
label in your motorhome for weights specific to your unit. The Unit Base Weight
GCWR
42, 000 LBS.
(UBW) and the Net Carrying Capacity (NCC) is not the same as the Unloaded Vehicle
GVWR
32, 000 LBS.
Weight (UVW) and the Cargo Carrying Capacity (CCC) shown on the Motorhome
GAWR, Front
12,000 LBS.
Weight Information tag in your vehicle. The UBW and NCC weights are for the base
GAWR, Rear
20,000 LBS.
unit with no options and fluids except for fuel on motorhomes. The UVW and CCC on
UBW
390-25,058 lbs.
396-26,377
390SD-26, 357
the motorhome Weight Information tag are weights for the individual vehicle as built
NCC
390-6,682 lbs.
396-5,363
390 SD 5,363
with its options and certain water capacities.
Seating Capacity
390/396=5
390 SD Floor = 5
Roof = 15
Seating Capacity (lbs)
390/396=770
390 SD Floor = 770
Roof = 2310
DIMENSIONS
390/396/390 Sky Deck
Sleeping Capacity
390/396=4
390 SD = 4
Exterior Height with Penquin A/C
11’10”
Sleeping Capacity (lbs.)
390/396=616
390 SD = 616
Exterior Height with Brisk-air A/C
12’ 1”
Exterior Height with Sky Deck Stowed
12’ 6”
Gross Vehicular Weight Rating (GVWR): is the maximum permissible weight of this fully
Interior Head Room
78 ½”
loaded motorhome.
Interior Width
95”
Exterior Length
39’ 4”
Unit Base Weight (UBW) is the dry weight of the base unit with bedroom group/full fuel
Exterior Width
101”
tank and w/o options or fluids.
Exterior Storage Volume (CU. FT.)
121
Net cargo Carrying Capacity (NCC) is GVWR-UBW.
CAPACITIES
LPG Tank
182 Lbs.
Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) means the maximum allowable loaded
Fresh Water Tank
105 Gal.
weight of this motorhome and any towed trailer or towed vehicle.
Grey Water Holding Tank
79 Gal.
Black Water Holding Tank
55 Gal.
Sleeping Capacity Weight Rating (SCWR) is the manufacturer’s designated number of
Fuel Tank, Freightliner
150 Gal.
sleeping positions multiplied by 154 pounds (70 kilograms).
The Unloaded Vehicle Weight (UVW), listed on the chart in your coach, is the weight of
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR): is the value specified as the load carrying capacity
this motorhome as manufactured at the factory with full fuel, engine oil, and coolants.
of a single axle system, as measured at the tire-ground interfaces.
*The 10, 000 pound GVW hitch requires a 2.5” x 2.5” draw bar.
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INDEX
Aisle lights .........................................................B-4
Condensation ..................................................D-10
Generator ................ A-1, B-4, D-7, D-9, H-1, H-14
Air Brake System Drainage .............................. C-1
Counter Areas ................................................... F-2
Ground Fault Interrupter ................................. H-14
Air Conditioner ................................................... I-1
GVWR
.................................................. B-5, J-1
Air Supply, Exterior ........................................... C-9
Dash Air Conditioner ........................................ C-5
Antenna. H-9, H-12
Dash Instruments ..............................................B-4
Hitch Load ......................................... B-1, B-5, J-1
Appliances .......................................................... I-1
Defrost fans .......................................................B-4
Humidity ........................................................D-10
Automotive Fuses............................................. H-3
Dimensions ........................................................ J-1
Auxiliary Start Switch ........................................B-4
Docking Lights ..................................................B-4
ICC Blink ..........................................................B-4
Auxiliary Battery Switch ................................... H-1
Door Lock .................................................. B-4, E-2
Interior
.......................................................... F-1
Drain Hose .............................................. D-9, G-23
Inverter
............................................... H-1, H-15
Batteries ............................................... H-1, H-15
Drain Valves ............................................ G-9, G-20
Battery Control Center ..................................... H-1
Drawers
.......................................................... F-2
Battery Disconnect Switch ............................... H-1
Driving
..........................................................B-1
Bed, Rear .......................................................... F-1
Black Tank Flush ............................................ G-24
Keyless Door Lock ............................................E-2
Lavatory, Cleaning ......................................F-2, F-3
Electrical System .............................................. H-1
Leveling
Bottled Gas ...................................................... G-1
Electric Cord ............................................D-9, H-14
Leveling Jacks ...................................................D-7
By-Pass Valves ................................................. G-4
Electric Step ..................................................... C-6
Lights
..................................................B-4, H-2
Engine Access ........................................... C-1, F-1
Loading
..........................................................B-1
Cab Seats ..........................................................B-5
Escape Window.........................................D-1, D-9
Locks
..........................................................E-2
Capacities.......................................................... J-1
Extended Stay ...................................................D-9
Lounge
.......................................................... F-1
Camping ..........................................................D-1
Exterior
LPG System ..................................................... G-1
..........................................................E-1
Campground Set-up .................................D-7, D-9
Carbon Monoxide Alarm ...................................D-4
................................C-2, D-7, D-9, D-12
LP Leak Detector...............................................D-6
Faucets
....................................................... G-10
Carpet
.......................................................... F-3
Fabrics, Cleaning............................................... F-1
Maintenance Schedule ......................................A-7
Caution
............................................ Introduction
Filter, Water........................................... G-10, G-12
Map Lights.........................................................B-5
Chairs, Recliners ............................................... F-1
Flooring
.......................................................... F-1
Microwave Oven................................................. I-4
Chassis
Front End Protective Film ..................................E-1
Mirrors, Remote Control ....................................B-5
Circuit Breakers .............................................. H-14
Furnace
........................................................... I-2
Monitor Panel ................................................... H-7
City Water Hookup ........................... D-9, G-4, G-9
Fuses
......................................................... H-2
Mold Prevention ......................................A-5, D-11
.................................................. C-1, J-1
Cleaning Codes ................................................. F-3
Cleaning, Exterior ..............................................E-1
Gas Lines, LP ........................................... G-2, G-3
GCWR
.................................................. B-5, J-1
INDEX
Step Well Cover ................................................ C-8
Water System ................................................... G-4
Storage
..........................................................B-1
Water Tank Fill .................................................. G-4
Switches, armrest, dash ....................................B-4
Water Tank Cleaning............................... G-5, G-24
Power Cord .............................................D-9, H-14
Tank Capacities ................................................. J-1
Windshield Wiper ............................................. C-9
Power Seats ......................................................B-5
Tank Drain............................................... D-9, G-23
Winterizing ...................................................... G-20
Tank, Sewage ................................................. G-23
Winter Traveling .................................................D-7
Over night Stop ................................................D-7
Plastics, Cleaning .............................................. F-3
Plumbing ......................................................... G-1
Weighing Motorhome ................................B-2, B-6
Range Exhaust Fan .................................. D-9, G-2
Tank, Water ....................................................... G-4
Range/Oven ....................................................... I-4
Tank, LPG ................................................. G-1, G-3
Rear Camera .....................................................B-4
Telephone Hook-up, exterior .............................D-9
Reporting Safety Defects ..................................A-6
Tires, Pressure ...................................A-7, B-2, C-4
Refrigerator......................................................... I-3
Tires, Support ................................................... C-2
Roof Vent .....................................................I-4, I-6
Toilet
............................................. G-23, G-25
Roof Storage .....................................................E-2
Towing
..........................................................B-5
TV Antenna ....................................................... H-9
Safety Defects, Reporting .................................A-6
Safety
........................... B-2, C-4, D-1, G-2, I-5
Upholstery ......................................................... F-1
Satellite System .............................................. H-12
Utility Compartment ......................................... G-9
Search Light ................................................... H-21
Seat Belts ..........................................................B-3
Service
Ventilation ..........................................................D-9
..........................................................A-5
Sewer Hose ............................................ D-9, G-23
Walls
Shades
Washing/Waxing ................................................E-1
.......................................................... F-3
.......................................................... F-2
Shower Stall ...................................................... F-2
Warning
Sinks
.......................................................... F-3
Warranty .................................................. A-1, A-4
............................................ Introduction
Sky Deck ........................................................D-13
Warranty Transfer ..............................................A-3
Slide-out ........................................................D-12
Warranty Exclusions ..........................................A-4
Smoke Alarm .....................................................D-1
Washer/Dryer (Optional) ................................. G-22
Sofa
.......................................................... F-1
Water Filter ........................................... G-10, G-12
Solar Power ............................................ H-2, H-18
Water Heater ...................................................... I-5
Specifications .................................................... J-1
Water Hookup .................................................. G-9
Step, Electric .................................................... C-6
Water Pump...................................................... G-5
390 Series XL Owner Manual
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