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MOTORCARAVAN
OWNERS
HANDBOOK
Issue 1
CONTENTS
CONTENTS
WELCOME & INTRODUCTION
End Of Life Vehicle Directive
Explorer Group Technical
Approvals
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GENERAL SAFETY
Please Read Before Using
Your New Motorhome
Proper And Safe Use Of Storage
Areas In Motorhomes
Ventilation
High-Level Ventilation
Low-Level Ventilation
Ventilation in Separate
Bedrooms
Gas Dispersal Holes
Fire Safety
Fire Extinguishers
In Case Of Fire
Fire Retardant Foams
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PREPARING FOR THE ROAD
Motorhome Weights Explained
Mass in Running Order
Maximum Technically
Permissible Laden Mass
User Payload
Loading
Roof Racks
Roof Loading
Before Moving Off
Pulling Off
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MOTORHOME HANDLING
Speed Limits
Bicycle Racks
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SITE ARRIVAL
Check Site Regulations
Selecting A Pitch
Lateral Levelling (Side To Side)
Leveller Jack
Ramp
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GETTING STARTED
Electricity
Power Supply Charger
12v Systems
Generator/Charger
Electricity Mains Supply
Connecting To Mains Supply
on Arrival at Site
Disconnecting Mains Supply
When Leaving Site
Overseas Electrical Connection
Gas Supply
Connection
Gas Regulator
High Pressure Gas Hoses
Water System
Filling Your Fresh Water Tank
Waste Water Tank
Draining Down Your
Water System
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GAS SAFETY ADVICE
Facts About LPG
Awning Spaces, LPG and
Appliance Exhaust
LPG Gas Systems
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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
12v Power Supply
Battery Installation
Battery Maintenance
Generators / Charger
230v Power Supply
Mains Unit
Resetting The RCD
230V Mains Equipment
Typical Consumption Figures
Automatic Charging System
Maximum Bulb Ratings
For Internal Lights
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CONTENTS
HOW TO USE YOUR
MOTORHOMES EQUIPMENT
Avantgarde Electrical
Control Panels
Gauge
Switches
Pump
Water
AUX/VEH
Indicator Lights
RUN
WASTE
Cooking Equipment
Gas Hob
Duplex Grill & Oven Avantgarde
Using The Oven
Refrigerator Operation
Avantgarde Fridge
Gas operation
230V Operation All Fridges
12V Operation All Fridges
Water Heater Operation
230V Operation
Gas operation
Electric Operation
Fan Operation
Battery Charger
Smoke Detector
Rooflights
The Heki 2
To Open To The Tilted Position
To Open In The Intermediate
Position
To Open In The Ventilation
Position
Closing The Blinds
Opening The Blinds
Standard MPK Rooflight
Door Flyscreen
Polyplastic Window Opening
Window Opening
Taps
Kitchen Taps
Operation
Washroom Taps and Showers
Operation
Exterior Doors Retainers
Internal Doors
Toilet / Washroom Doors
Other Internal Doors
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Magnetic Catches
Sprung Hinges
TV Aerial
Status 315 Omni Directional
Aerial (Where Fitted)
FM Radio Connections
Thetford Cassette Toilet
Rotatable Toilet
Preparing the Toilet for Use
Emptying the Toilet
Bench Toilet
Preparing the Toilet for Use
Emptying
How To Make Up Your Beds
Avantgarde 100 – 130
Avantgarde 120 – 140
Avantgarde 145
Avantgarde 180
Over Cab Double Bed
SECURITY
Motorhome Theft
Explorer Protect –
Autowatch 650 Alarm System
(Option)
Additional Security
Free Crime Prevention
Explorer Protect Autowatch 650
Motorhome Alarm (Option)
Basic Operation Arming
the System
Disarming the System
Panic Alarm
Emergency Disarm
Silent Arm and Disarm
Sensors
Passive Infra Red Sensor
Enhanced Features Arming
The System In"At Home" Mode
Arming the System in Test
or Buzz Mode
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CONTENTS
CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME
Exterior Body Shell
Glass Fibre Reinforced Plastic
(GRP)
Acrylic Windows
Window Blinds & Flyscreens
ABS - Wheel Spats & Panels
Interior Walls
Furniture
Carpets, Upholstery & Curtains
Washroom & Handbasin Fittings
Shower Trays
Water Systems
Water Containers
Internal Water Systems
Truma Space Heater
Thetford Toilet
Changing A Wheel
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STORAGE
Storage For Long Periods
Motorhome Covers
Power Drain
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WARRANTY
3-Year Manufacturer's Warranty
Parts Covered By This Warranty
for Years 1 - 3
Specific Exclusions for
Years 2 & 3
Conditions Attached To
The Warranty
Conditions Attached To
The Warranty (Continued)
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CODE OF PRACTICE WATER INGRESS
The Code
Conditions Attached To the Code
Customer Obligation - Servicing
Mains Electrics
Spare Parts
Remedial Work
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EQUIPMENT LIST
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ELECTRICAL DRAWINGS
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
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GENERAL QUESTIONS
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GLOSSARY
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ANNUAL HABITATION
SERVICE RECORDS
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MOTORHOME RETAILER
SPECIALS
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MOTORHOME CONSTRUCTION MAIN COMPONENTS
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Body Shell
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Windows
CONTENTS-3
INTRODUCTION
1-1
WELCOME AND
INTRODUCTION
or modified in such a way that would
adversely affect the reliability.
IMPORTANT
The Explorer Group serial number of
your motorhome should be quoted in
all correspondence, it can be found
stamped on a plate fixed next to the
motorhome door. It is also found
within the engine compartment
marked in blue ink. Your motorhome
serial number can also be found on
the NCC certificate that can be found
within your Owner’s Information
Pack.
Thank you for choosing a motorhome
manufactured by The Explorer Group.
Before you drive off, please
familiarise yourself with the
motorhome and read this owners’
handbook. This will help you to
obtain the maximum pleasure from
your vehicle and avoid endangering
yourself and others.
Additional information and detailed
appliance instruction manuals are
also contained in your Owner's
Information Pack.
There is also a Peugeot serial number
on the chassis cab or pillar, which
should be quoted in any
communications with Peugeot.
Your new Elddis motorhome has
been designed as a recreational
vehicle and is intended for
recreational use only. It is not
intended for business use or for
permanent habitation. The Explorer
Group accepts no liability if the
motorhome is used for any purpose
other than recreational/holiday use.
Changing market and supply
situations may prevent us from
maintaining the exact specification
details in this guide and we therefore
reserve the right to alter
specifications as materials and
conditions demand and supply an
alternative.
Please Note: All Explorer Group
motorhomes are classified as Grade 2
and therefore meet with the thermal
insulation and heat levels for specific
climatic conditions as specified within
the British and European Standard BS
EN 1646 part 1.
Enjoy your new motorhome.
By following the instructions
provided in this handbook and
maintaining your motorhome in
a first class roadworthy condition,
you are sure to have many years of
carefree use. To ensure the
very best quality and reliability
all motorhome designs and new
developments are rigorously tested.
Therefore the Explorer Group Ltd will
accept no liability or uphold the
warranty if the motorhome is altered
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END OF LIFE VEHICLE DIRECTIVE
End Of Life Vehicle Directive
Your new motorhome fully complies
with the European Directive on the
End of Life Vehicles. In order to
obtain information on how to
dispose of your motorhome at the
end of its life please visit the Peugeot
website. The Peugeot website
contains full details on all Peugeot
products together with details of
their environmental and recycling
policies. The site address is
www.peugeot.co.uk.
The Explorer Group is an
ISO 9001:2000 approved
manufacturer certified by
SGS Limited
PLEASE NOTE
Explorer Group Motorcaravan model
year.
The Explorer Group model year starts
on the 1st September and runs to the
31st of August.
Explorer Group Technical Approvals
All Explorer Group Motorhomes have
been European commission Whole
Vehicle Type approved via the Vehicle
Certification Agency (VCA). In order
to ensure your new motorhome is
safe to use the Explorer Group are
members of and have been inspected
by the following bodies.
National Caravan Council (NCC) who
operate a certification scheme to
ensure compliance with the European
safety standards for motorhomes.
National Inspection Council for
Electrical Installation and Contracting
(NICEIC) who carry out an annual
inspection of the Explorer Group
electrical installations within
motorhomes.
The Council for Registered Gas
Installers (CORGI) who carry out
annual inspections to ensure that the
gas installation installed by the
Explorer Group fully comply with all
relevant regulations and standards.
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GENERAL SAFETY
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GENERAL SAFETY
(vii)
Please Read Before Using Your New
Motorhome
(viii)
In order for you to get the most out
of your new Explorer Group
motorhome it is necessary for you to
be aware of the following:
(i)
Do not obstruct ventilators
(See Safety Section Ventilation)
(ii)
Inspect the flexible gas hose
regularly for deterioration
and renew as necessary, with
approved type, as and in any
case no later than the expiry
date stated on the hose.
(iii)
It is recommended that you
provide a dry powder fire
extinguisher complying with
ISO 7165 of at least 1KG
capacity by the exit door and
a fire blanket next to the
cooker. Ensure you read the
'advice to occupier label'
fitted to your motorhome.
(iv)
Never use portable cooking or
heating equipment inside
your motorhome. Do not use
your fitted cooking
equipment as heating at any
time.
(v)
Never allow modification to
your gas or electrical system
unless qualified persons carry
them out.
A CORGI registered gas fitter
should carry out all
modification to the gas
system. Any modifications
carried out on the electrical
system should be carried out
by an electrician on the roll of
the NICEIC or be a member of
the ECA.
(vi)
Never exceed your
motorhome’s Maximum
Technical Permissible Laden
Mass.
(ix)
(x)
(xi)
(xii)
(xiii)
(xvi)
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Never exceed the front or
rear axle maximum load as
specified by the Peugeot
weight plate under the
bonnet.
Please ensure extra care when
young children use high level
bunks and always use the
safety net provided.
Turn off all gas appliances
and turn off the gas supply
before driving your
motorhome.
Do not leave children under
14 years of age unattended in
your motorhome.
Ensure the main gas tap is in
the off position before setting
off on any journey.
Only those seats designated
for travelling should be
occupied when the
motorhome is in motion.
Please note that motorhomes
are covered by the new seat
belt regulations, which came
into force in October 2006.
These require children that
are under 12 years old and
also under 135cm in height to
be seated in either child seats
or on bolster cushions.
Before travelling in your
Motorhome
A. Ensure all the tables have
been stored in their
designated table storage
position.
B. Ensure that the water
heater cowl cover has been
secured onto the external
vent.
GENERAL SAFETY
Proper And Safe Use Of Storage
Areas In Motorhomes
The storage areas provided in your
motorhome are designed solely for
the purpose of carrying personal
possessions; these areas must not be
used:
• As a habitation area
(e.g. living, sleeping or cooking)
• To carry passengers,
animals or livestock
• For the installation (or use)
of any LPG gas operated
appliances, (unless supplied
fitted by the manufacturer)
• For carrying LPG gas bottle
cylinders, (unless designated by
the manufacturer)
• (To carry any flammable liquids,
(unless properly stored, sealed
and secured)
• For the operation of an
electrical generator
• In such a way that the loading
exceeds the payload limit, as
defined by the manufacturer
• Such that the weight
distribution of the vehicle
means non-compliance with the
vehicle axle loads
High-Level Ventilation
This is always provided by fixed
ventilation within the fitted roof
skylight. All roof skylights fitted by
Explorer Group provide fixed free
area ventilation. These roof skylights
should be cleaned annually by use of
a small brush to remove any dust that
may have accumulated around the
mesh fitted. On some roof skylights
the mesh can be easily removed to
aid cleaning. On fan-assisted roof
skylights it is essential that the fan is
switched off prior to cleaning
Low-Level Ventilation
The vents built into the step by the
main entrance door provide low-level
ventilation. These vents should be
kept clear and cleaned regularly
using soapy water.
Care must be taken to ensure that
exterior doors are closed, locked and
that all possessions are properly
stored and secured before setting off
on any journey.
Ventilation in Separate Bedrooms
In motorhomes with separated
sleeping areas, separate ventilation is
required and is provided via a roof
skylight at high level and a ventilator
at low level within a bed box.
Ventilation
All motorhomes manufactured by
The Explorer Group are ventilated at
both high and low level in
accordance with BS EN 721 Safety
Ventilation. The fixed ventilation
points fitted in your motorhome
must not be blocked under any
circumstances as your safety may
depend upon them. It is advisable
that the fixed ventilation points are
checked and cleaned (where
necessary) on a regular basis.
Gas Dispersal Holes
All appliances and gas unions have a
gas dispersal hole nearby. It is
essential that these are not blocked
or made ineffective.
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GENERAL SAFETY
Fire Safety
Fire Extinguishers
It is recommended that a 1 kg (2lb)
minimum capacity dry powder fire
extinguisher be carried inside your
motorhome at all times. Fat pan fire
must not have an extinguisher aimed
at it, but must be smothered with a
fire blanket.
In Case Of Fire
(i) Get everyone out of the
motorhome as quickly as possible
using whichever exit is quickest
including windows. Do not stop
to collect any personal items.
(ii) Raise the alarm. Call the
fire brigade.
(iii) Turn off gas container valve if
safe to do so.
Fire Retardant Foams
Under the requirements of the
Consumer Protection Act 1987,
the manufacturer has a responsibility
to ensure that their product is as safe
as possible. With this in mind all
motorhomes are equipped with
either Combustion Modified High
Resilient (CMHR) foam cushions or
sprung mattresses. These foams are
very much safer
from a fire point of view than
those previously used. In addition all
upholstery is made of fire retardant
fabric.
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PREPARING FOR THE ROAD
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PREPARING FOR
THE ROAD
Before venturing out on to the road
with your motorhome, it is important
that you prepare correctly.
Your Motorhome
(Weights Explained)
IMPORTANT
Do not exceed recommended
maximum loading for your
motorhome.
Mass In Running Order
The weight of your motorhome as it
leaves the factory, as new with
standard fixtures and fittings, plus an
allowance for the driver of 75kgs and
the mass of the fuel when the tank is
full, 90% of the water carried in the
water tank and an allowance for the
gas bottles.
Roof Racks
Some models of Motorhomes have,
available as an option, a roof rack
and ladder. Care is needed when
using this facility. We recommend you
exercise extreme caution when
loading and unloading.
Maximum Technically Permissible
Laden Mass
The maximum mass the vehicle can
be when fully laden for use on the
road.
CAUTION
Do not allow children to climb onto
the roof. Do not exceed the stated
maximum load. Items fitted other
than standard equipment will
deplete the payload stated in this
handbook.
User Payload
The load margin (payload), this
represents the difference between
the Mass in Running Order and the
Maximum Technically Permissible
Laden Mass. It shows the maximum
weight that can be loaded into your
motorhome, covering items such as
food, crockery, cutlery, clothing,
bedding, etc.
Roof Loading
All motorhomes have a specially
designed roof rack system available
as an optional extra. The roof of each
motorhome is strengthened to
accommodate the roof rack, however,
the strengthened area only relates to
that contained within the roof rack
area, and to step beyond this area
may cause damage to the roof.
Please Note: The roof rack is capable
of withstanding a maximum weight
of 12 stone/76kgs.
Static roof loading or top box
loading should be limited to a
maximum of 76kgs including
contents, or the limit set by the top
box manufacturer, which ever is the
lower figure.
Loading
It should be noted that even weight
distribution is a major factor in
making your motorhome an easy and
pleasant vehicle to drive. Care should
therefore be taken in balancing the
load, ensuring that heavy items are
well spaced and are in as low a
position as possible, for example, low
cupboards and bed boxes.
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PREPARING FOR THE ROAD
Before venturing out on to the road
with your Motorhome, it is important
that you prepare correctly.
(vii)
WARNING
Under NO circumstances walk on the
over cab roof section
(viii)
(ix)
Roof loads should be evenly
distributed and securely fastened,
but care must be taken not to overtighten straps or ropes to the point
where roof rails or brackets may
become distorted, particularly as
during braking and cornering, forces
exerted by straps or ropes are greatly
increased.
(x)
(xi)
It is also worth noting that when
carrying heavy or large objects on
the roof, the vehicles handling may
change due to the resultant
displacement of the centre of gravity
and the increased area exposed to
the wind.
(xii)
(xiii)
(xiv)
BEFORE MOVING OFF
Whenever making a journey with
your motorhome, either setting off
on holiday or returning home, it is
good practice to run through this
simple checklist.
(i)
(ii)
(iii)
(iv)
(v)
(vi)
(xv)
Close and secure all
cupboards and drawers and
check for any loose articles.
Do not store tins, bottles, etc.
in overhead lockers.
Close and secure all windows
and roof lights.
Leave all curtains and blinds
open to aid visibility.
Check that gas cylinders are
securely fastened and that
the valve on the gas cylinder
is turned off. Also ensure that
the gas locker door is securely
fastened.
Turn off all gas appliances.
(xvi)
(xvii)
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Switch off 240volt supply at
source, disconnect mains
cable and store in an
appropriate place.
Check that the battery is
secure and that the battery
box lid is fastened.
Ensure the fridge is on 12V
operation and door lock is
set. (Note: the electrical relays
will allow the fridge to be
run on the vehicle battery
when the engine is running.)
Remove any external fresh
water connections etc.
Make sure any heavy articles
are stored in accordance with
the loading procedure.
Tables should also be made
secure.
Lock the motorhome exterior
door (remember to take out
your keys).
Check your external rear view
mirrors and adjust if
necessary.
If a step is used, ensure it is
put away before moving off.
Your new Explorer Group
motorhome has been
designed to carry passengers
in designated passenger seats
only. The fitting of a 3-point
seat belt can identify these
seats. Any seat not fitted with
a 3-point seat belt is not
designated as a passenger
seat.
You are strongly
recommended not to carry
passengers unless they are
seated in a designated
passenger seat.
Check that the water heater
cowl cap has been secured on
the external vent.
PREPARING FOR THE ROAD
FOR SAFETY
(i)
(ii)
Ensure all the tables have
been stored in their
designated table storage
position.
Ensure that the water heater
cowl cover has been secured
onto the external vent.
Pulling Off
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Engage the clutch smoothly.
•
Avoid wear and tear on clutch
and transmission by taking
extra care.
•
Change gears smoothly.
•
Try not to jerk the clutch.
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MOTORHOME HANDLING
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MOTORHOME
HANDLING
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Do not bump kerb with
wheels.
When passing other vehicles
allow more than the normal
clearance.
Allow longer to get up speed
to pass. Do not suddenly
swing out.
Carry out all manouvres as
smoothly as possible.
Use the nearside wing mirror
to check motorhome has
cleared when overtaking.
Slow down and take care
when over raised speed
bumps, 'sleeping policemen'
or when embarking/
disembarking ferries.
In high or cross winds,
traveling downhill or in
conditions of poor visibility
reduce your speed.
High-sided vehicles can cause
air buffeting so extra care
must be taken when passing
or being passed. Leave as
much space as possible when
overtaking these types of
vehicles.
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Bicycle Racks
Fitting a bicycle rack to the rear
panel of a motorhome will affect
how weight is distributed. There are
restraints to be aware of with such
fitments.
We would advise you to carry a
maximum of 75kgs on the bicycle
rack provided this does not exceed
the bicycle racks own weight limit.
The motorhome must also be
balanced to take into account the
new weight distribution. Weight
must be distributed evenly.
Bicycle racks are not standard fit or
supplied as an optional extra by the
Explorer Group. Explorer cannot be
held responsible for problems related
to a bicycle rack fitted by a third
party. A copy of the rear panel
drawing must be obtained from The
Explorer Group to ensure correct
fixing points are located.
Speed Limits
Be sure to observe all statutory speed
limits and adapt your speed to take
account of prevailing weather and
road conditions.
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SITE ARRIVAL
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SITE ARRIVAL
Check Site Regulations
On arrival at a campsite, you should
always check the site regulations. This
will help avoid any unnecessary
conflict with site management and
other site users.
Selecting A Pitch
Carefully select where you wish to
place your motorhome. The site
should be as level as possible,
preferably not under or near trees,
well drained and away from possible
boggy areas. Consider how you will
move the motorhome when it is time
to leave the site. On sloping ground
it is better to pitch facing downhill,
especially during wet weather.
Ramp - Reverse onto your pitch
about a foot further back than you
wish to end up.
Then place the leveling ramp in front
of the wheel that needs to be raised.
Lateral Leveling (Side To Side)
A quick glance at your pitch should
tell you if you are likely to need side
to side leveling i.e. leveling across the
axle. On uneven ground lateral
leveling is accomplished by the use of
a leveler jack or ramp and a spirit
level placed 'across' the motorhome
floor.
Leveler Jack - Place the leveler jack,
folded flat, in front of the wheel
needing to be raised to level the axle.
Drive the motorhome onto the
leveler jack and adjust the height
until the spirit level shows that the
motorhome is laterally level.
Place a spirit level parallel to the axle
or just inside the motorhome door. It
helps to have two people at this
point. One should drive the
motorhome very slowly forward
moving the wheel up the ramp, and
the other should indicate when the
spirit level bubble is in the middle.
Whichever method you use, once
level, apply the motorhome
handbrake and chock the
motorhome wheel if necessary.
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GETTING STARTED
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GETTING STARTED
12v Systems:
Your motorhome is fitted with an
automatic system for selection of
power. When connected to the 230V
site supply the automatic Power
Supply/Charger will charge the
leisure battery and power the 12V
systems. When the ignition is
switched on the 12V system in the
motorhome is automatically switched
off, car power is supplied to the
refrigerator and battery charging is
in operation.
You have arrived at your destination
and now want to start to enjoy your
new Explorer Group motorhome. The
following is a step-by-step guide to
connecting your services and getting
everything in your motorhome
working.
Electricity
Power Supply Charger
Your motorhome is fitted with a
power supply/charger. This will
charge the motorhome leisure
battery when fitted and also power
the 12V systems in your motorhome.
It is recommended that you always
carry a leisure battery. The Charger is
fully automatic and will not
overcharge the leisure battery.
Generator/Charger:
When connecting to a generator,
always switch off the RCD, start the
generator and allow running for a
few minutes to stabilise. When this
has happened, switch the RCD to the
ON position.
Electricity Mains Supply
Your motorhomes main electrical
installation is designed to run on
230V at 50 hertz AC supply.
Connecting To Mains Supply on
Arrival at Site
Before connecting the motorhome
installation to the mains supply,
check that:
(i) The mains supply is suitable for
your installation and appliances,
i.e. whether it is AC or DC and
whether it is at the correct
Voltage and frequency.
(ii) Your motorhome is properly
earthed. Never accept a supply
from a socket outlet or plug
having only two pins, or from a
lighting outlet.
(iii) Any residual current device
(earth leakage circuit breaker) in
the mains supply to the
motorhome has been tested
within the last month. In case of
doubt, consult the site owner or
their agent.
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(iv) Make sure that the switch at the
site supply point is off and that
all electrical equipment in the
motorhome is switched off by
ensuring your motorhome mains
isolating switch on the MCB is in
the 'OFF' position.
(v) Once the above checks have
been made remove any cover to
the electricity inlet provided on
the motorhome, and insert the
female connector of the flexible
orange supply cable as shown.
(vi) Locate the site supply and
remove any cover from the
socket outlet provided at the
supply point. Insert the male
plug at the other end of the
flexible orange supply cable.
Switch on the main switch at the
site supply point (if appropriate).
(vii) Place any surplus cable under the
motorhome. Ensure that the
surplus cable is not coiled up as
it could overheat.
(viii) The MCB main electricity supply
switch should be put in the 'ON'
position.
(ix) Check the RCD is working by
pressing the test button. Once
pressed all electrical lights and
appliances should cease to
operate. Reset, and then check
the electrical system is
operational.
(x) Finally in order to get your 12V
system operational, ensure the
master 12V switch is in the on
position.
Overseas Electrical Connection
Please Note: Connection to a mains
Voltage supply OVERSEAS requires
particular attention. Care must be
taken when connecting supplies
abroad since the supplies can be of
REVERSE POLARITY.
The significance of REVERSE
POLARITY is that when equipment is
switched off, it may not be
electrically isolated. The only certain
way of making equipment safe is to
unplug it.
A means of checking the polarity of
the mains supply when overseas is
recommended. There are available
several proprietary makes of
equipment for the purpose.
If it can be achieved, it is preferable
to connect live to live, and neutral to
neutral to maintain full electrical
protection.
CHECK all motorhome equipment is
set-up to accept the site supply
before actually switching on.
Gas Supply
Your motorhome is designed to
operate using either propane or
butane liquified petroleum gas at
30M/bar. Gas can be obtained from
your motorhome dealer. Your
motorhome is designed to accept a
maximum of 2 x 6kg Calor Lite
propane cylinders available from
motorhome dealers and Calor gas
retailers for further information
please visit www.calorlite.co.uk
Disconnecting Mains Supply When
Leaving Site
(i) Switch 'OFF' at the motorhome
mains isolating switch.
(ii) Remove the male plug from the
site supply.
(iii) Disconnect the female plug from
the motorhome and store the
cable in an appropriate locker.
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Connection
Make sure that heating and cooking
appliances and gas cylinders are
switched off.
Each gas appliance is connected to its
own gas isolation tap. These are
identified on the tap via a label.
Below is a key to identify each label.
To operate the tap the arrow on the
tap shows the direction of flow for
the gas. The arrow should be
pointing towards the appliance for
the appliance to operate. There will
be a small label next to the bank of
taps under the cooker, which is also
reproduced to the right:
side of the regulator. This access
point is only for carrying out gas
pressure tests and should not be used
for any other purpose.
CAUTION
It is strongly recommended that only
CORGI approved gas fitters carry out
any work on your motorhomes gas
installation.
Water Heater
Space Heater
Refrigerator
High Pressure Gas Hoses
You should only connect to this
regulator using an approved highpressure hose of length not
exceeding 450mm from the gas
cylinder to the regulator. These
approved high-pressure hoses are
available from your Explorer Group
Retailer. These hoses are connected
using screw thread fittings, which will
make a seal if connected and
tightened using a spanner. Once the
hose is securely connected turn on
the gas tap above the regulator, then
turn on the gas bottle to allow gas to
flow into the motorhome.
In order to make all your
motorhomes gas appliances
operational it is necessary to open
each appliance gas tap as detailed in
6.1. All your gas appliances should
Cooking Appliance
Hob
Gas On/Off
Gas Regulator
Your new Explorer Group motorhome
has been fitted with a fully approved
gas regulator designed to operate at
a gas pressure of 30Mbar. Your
regulator is fitted with a test point,
which is accessed via the inlet at the
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now be operational. Instructions on
how to use each appliance are
detailed later in your handbook.
Draining Down Your Water System
(i) It is essential that you drain
down your motorhome water
system when it is not in use. This
is most important during winter
months to protect against frost
damage
(ii) Disconnect the water pump and
switch off power supply.
(iii) Remove the water heater fuse
from the switch spur and store in
a safe place.
(iv) Open the safety drain valve on
the water heater located next to
the water heater.
(v) Open all taps and remove all
plugs from sinks and showers.
Lever operated taps should have
the lever put into the up and
central position.
(vi) Open both the blue and grey
drain outlets on the outside of
your motorhome.
(vii) Adjust the level of the
motorhome to ensure that the
drain outlet is at the lowest
point of the motorhome. This
will aid the flow of water to
ensure all water is drained off.
After 30 minutes level the
motorhome and prepare it for
storage if necessary.
WARNING
Aerosols and highly flammable
liquids must not be stored in the
compartment behind, or adjacent to,
any gas appliance. Some industrial
LPG appliances operate at high
pressure and require a ‘high pressure’
regulator. This often has an adjusting
handle on it. NEVER use such a
regulator on a motorhome.
Ventilation holes must be clear at all
times.
Water System
Filling Your Fresh Water Tank
Your new Explorer Group motorhome
will be fitted with a 45litre fresh
water tank. In order to fill the water
tank firstly remove the water filler
cap identified by a blue label then
the tank can be filled using both the
12v power supply and the pump
provided in your kit box or by using a
direct hose pipe. Please not take care
not to over fill your tank it is advised
that someone monitors the water
level in the tank while filling is in
progress.
Waste Water Tank
Your new Explorer Group motorhome
is also fitted with a 45litre waste
water tank all waste water excluding
the toilet waste will run into the
waste water tank. The level of water
in the tank can be monitored using
the control panel. Opening the grey
waste outlet provided on the outside
of the motorhome empties the tank.
Open the tap when the outlet is over
a drain and the water will run out of
the tank.
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LPG Gas Systems
The Explorer Group does not
recommend the use of any external
cylinders. All cylinders in use should
be within the gas locker provided. If
you wish to utilise a larger cylinder
and have this outside the gas locker
then the connecting hose must not
exceed 750mm.
In the event of a suspected gas leak
the gas must be turned off using the
isolation valve on the gas bottle. A
competent gas fitter should then
check the system before it is used /
reused.
Regularly check flexible gas hose,
joints and connections for tightness.
Finally, make sure that each gas
appliance is working efficiently to the
recommendations of the appliance
manufacturers.
It is recommended that no flammable
material is stored or placed with
300mm of any open flame. Your
attention is also drawn to the fact
that the surface of the space heater
in your motorhome will get hot
when in use. You are advised not to
use any additional gas appliances
outside your motorhome unless it is a
gas barbecue connected via the
barbecue point supplied with your
motorhome.
(See Index – Ventilation)
1
Facts about LPG
• LPG is not poisonous.
• Bi-products are harmless.
• LPG is dangerous if all air and
oxygen is excluded.
• LPG has been given a smell by
the manufacturer in order to
identify leaks.
• The gas is heavier than air
and therefore sinks to the
lowest point.
Please ensure that you have read the
operating instructions for each gas
appliance contained in your Owners
Information Pack. Please ensure that
any gas hose left unconnected is
protected from dirt or other foreign
bodies entering the hose.
2
Awning Spaces, LPG and
Appliance Exhaust
There is no danger of pollution of an
enclosed awning space from the LPG
exhaust from a refrigerator venting
into it. Space heaters may produce
sufficient exhaust to pollute the
awning space, if it is totally enclosed,
from a general comfort, smell and
hygiene point of view. In extreme
cases there could be a build up of
carbon dioxide to a dangerous level.
Motorhome owners are advised to
allow some fresh air circulation in the
awning space when such appliances
are in use.
Please Note: Ventilation holes must
be clear at all times.
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At least once every 3 years, the
motorhome electrical installation
should be inspected and tested, and a
report on its condition obtained, as
prescribed in
British Standard BS7671.
12v Power Supply
Battery Installation
Your motorhome will be fitted with a
BCA Leisure.
230v Power Supply
Mains Unit
The Mains Unit replaces the
conventional fuse box. Similar, but
larger ones are often fitted in new
houses. The unit, which can be found
in the nearside front bed box, gives
overloads and earth leakage
protection for the 230V electrical
supply in your motorhome.
If you wish to install a leisure battery
please ensure that it is placed on the
battery tray supplied with your
motorhome. Then place the tray in
the battery locker fitted to the side of
your motorhome. Connect the battery
to the clamp fittings connected to the
connection leads within the battery
box.
For normal operation all switches on
the unit need to be in the ON
position. The switches on the left of
the unit are known as MCB’s
(miniature circuit breakers). These
take the place of the conventional
fuse but are more convenient. In the
event of a fault the MCB ‘trips’ i.e.
automatically moves to the OFF
position. After elimination of the fault
the MCB can be re-set by switching to
the ON position (against the spring
pressure in an upwards direction). If
an earth fault develops, or a person
was to touch a live piece of
equipment, the leakage of current to
earth should immediately operate the
RCD (residual current device) and ‘trip’
the main switch, to the OFF position.
This switch can only be re-set after
elimination of the fault.
The Explorer Group recommends that
you use sealed for life leisure batteries
of a minimum rating off 40 amperehours at 20 hours discharge rate.
Battery Maintenance
Your leisure battery should be
maintained in accordance with
the manufacture’s instructions.
For information on the automatic
charging system in your motorhome
please refer to ‘Automatic Charging
System’
in the index.
Do not charge your leisure battery
with any charger other than that
supplied. Failure to comply may cause
damage to your battery.
If you remove your leisure battery,
ensure that it is not placed on a cold
surface as the battery will deteriorate
more rapidly than if stored at a
suitable temperature
Please Note: In case of difficulty,
consult an approved electrical
installation contractor (who may be
the local electricity board). It is
dangerous to attempt modifications
and additions yourself.
Generators / Charger
All electrical equipment fitted in your
new motorhome can be run from
either a controlled generator or
charger whose output is maintained
between 11volts and 14volts.
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CHECK all motorhome equipment is
set-up to accept the site supply before
actually switching on.
CAUTION
Lamp holder-plugs (bayonet- cap
adaptors) should not be used under
any circumstances.
Maximum Bulb Ratings for Internal
Lights
Resetting the RCD
To re-set, operate the switch as for
MCB’s. Periodically, the RCD should be
checked by operating the test button
marked ‘T’. The unit should
immediately switch to the OFF
position. If the unit does not switch
off then a qualified electrician should
be consulted. If the unit does switch
off, the test is complete and the
switch can be re-set restoring the
supply back to normal.
Type
of
Light
12V Fluorescent Lumo
12V Fluorescent Crown
12V Zoe eyeball Lights
12V Nova Halogen
Downlighter
230V Wall lights
Maximum
Bulb
Rating
9 watt
9 watt
10 watt
10 watt
20 watt
Please Note: Ensure that you only
replace a blown bulb with one of the
same rating. Never replace a bulb
with one with a higher rating. You
should ensure that when fitted, no
bulb is in contact with the surface of
the lamp or shade.
Please Note: Simultaneous operation
of all of the 230V mains electrical
equipment may not be possible. A
typical UK site mains hook-up point
provides a maximum output of 16
amps and on some continental sites
the available output may be as low as
5 amps.
If your loading exceeds the site supply
it may trip the site circuit breaker.
Please check the available mains
output with your site operator. The
following items need to be added
together if used simultaneously.
230V Mains Equipment Typical
Consumption Figures:
• Refrigerator 0.50 amps
• Charger 0.50 amps
• Water heater 3.9 amps
• Blown air heaters 8.5 amps
• Colour TV 2.50 amps
Automatic Charging System
The battery charger will operate
automatically when the motorhome is
connected to the mains outlet on a
motorhome site. The 12V system, with
the exception of the 12V refrigerator
and battery charging, will not operate
when the motorhome is connected to
the driving vehicle.
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Gauge
The gauge will normally show the
voltage in the vehicle or auxiliary
battery depending on the position of
the AUX/VEH change over switch.
The gauge can also show the water
level in the inboard water tank (see
Water Switch).
Within this section of your
motorhomes handbook we will give
you brief details on how to operate
all of the motorhomes equipment
from the gas cooking equipment to
the window blinds. For further
details on the major equipment
within your motorhome please read
the individual appliance instructions
contained with your user information
pack.
Switches
The three switches are;
Pump
The Pump switch acts as a master
switch for the internal water system.
When the switch is on the internal
water pump will provide water for
the sink taps. Should the pump keep
cutting in and out during the night,
then turning the pump switch off
will disconnect the 12-volt supply to
the pump.
As the external pump works
independently of the pump switch,
this can still be used with the pump
switch in the off position.
Please Note: Before attempting to
use any gas equipment please ensure
that the gas bottle is connected
securely to the motorhomes
regulator via a high pressure gas
hose and the bottle valve is in the on
position. Also ensure the appliance
isolation valves are in the on position
as shown in the gas system section.
Please Note: Before attempting to
use any electrical appliance please
ensure that you have connected the
mains connection cable to a mains
hook up and that the mains isolation
switch is in the on position. Ensure
the 12V Master switch is in the on
position this is found in the side of
the unit next to the entrance door.
Water
Pressing and holding the ‘Water’
switch will cause the gauge to show
the water level in the fresh water
tank. Releasing the switch causes the
gauge to return to showing the
voltage.
AUX/VEH
When the switch is in the ‘VEH’
position the motorhome 12-volt
system is powered from the vehicle
battery. When it is in the ‘Aux’
position it is powered from the
motorhomes auxiliary battery or the
12- volt charger/power supply if the
motorhome is connected to a 230volt supply.
It is recommended that the
motorhome be used in the ‘VEH’
position sparingly as prolonged use
without running the engine can
flatten the vehicle battery.
Electrical Control Panel
The control panel consists of a
gauge, three switches and two
indicator lights.
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Indicator Lights
There are two indicator lights on the
control panel;
RUN
This is the green indicator light.
When the pump switch is on and the
pump is running this light should be
on. When the pump
is not running the light should
not be on.
Please Note: This indicator only works
with the internal pump.
(iii)
WASTE
This is the red indicator light. When
the onboard waste tank
is becoming full and requires
emptying this light will come on.
Once the tank is empty the light will
go out.
front of the oven next to the
oven control, while depressing
the gas tap.
The depressing of the gas tap
overrides the flame failure
device fitted to the burner. If
the burner fails to light within
20 seconds then release the
gap tap and wait 30 seconds
before trying again.
Once the burner lights it will
be necessary to keeps the tap
depressed for about 5 to 10
seconds to ensure that the
flame failure device is heated
up enough to operate.
Burner controls
Cooking Equipment
Ignitor button
Duplex Grill and Oven
WARNINGS
(i)
All pans should be mounted
centrally over the burners, even
when cooling, to protect
adjacent walls.
(ii)
Do not lower the glass cover
until hob has cooled down.
(iii) Glass lids may shatter when
heated. Turn off all burners
and grill before shutting the
lid. The glass cover should be
raised when operating
the grill.
(iv) Accessible parts may be hot
when the grill and oven are in
use. Young children should be
kept away.
(v)
Do not use grill or oven as
a space heater.
(i)
(ii)
(iii)
Gas Hob
(i)
Turn the individual gas tap for
the burner you wish to light.
Depress the ignition button,
(ii)
which can be found on the
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Ensure gas cylinder/supply is
connected and turned on. In
the event of a gas smell turn
off at gas cylinder/mains and
contact supplier.
To light the grill open door,
push in the control knob and
turn to full rate. The burner
can be ignited by depressing
the ignition button, which is
located on the fascia. Ignition
must be carried out with the
door open, and if the burner
has not lit within 15 seconds
the control knob should be
released and the grill left for at
least 1 minute before a further
attempt to ignite the burner.
On first use of the grill, it
should be heated for about 20
minutes to eliminate any
residual factory lubricants that
might impart unpleasant smells
to the food being cooked.
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(iv)
A non-toxic smoke may occur
when using for the first time so
open any windows and turn on
mechanical ventilators to help
remove the smoke.
Although the grill does heat up
quickly, it is recommended that
a few minutes preheat be
allowed.
Using The Oven
(i) Ensure gas cylinder/supply is
connected and turned on. In the
event of a gas smell turn off at
gas cylinder/mains and contact
supplier.
(ii) To light the oven open door,
push in the control knob and
turn to gas mark 9. The burner
can be ignited by depressing the
ignition button, which is located
on the fascia. Ignition must be
carried out with the door open,
and if the burner has not lit
within 15 seconds the control
knob should be released and the
oven left for at least 1 minute
before a further attempt to
ignite the burner.
(iii) Place the oven shelf in the
required position and close the
door. Set control knob to
approximately gas mark 5 and
heat the oven for about 30
minutes to eliminate any residual
factory lubricants that might
impart unpleasant smells to the
meals being cooked. A non-toxic
smoke may occur when using for
the first time so open any
windows and turn on mechanical
ventilators to help remove the
smoke.
(iv) Although the oven does heat up
quickly, it is recommended that a
10 minutes preheat be allowed.
The oven should be up to full
temperature in about 15-20mins.
(v) To turn off: turn the control
knob until the line on the
control knob is aligned with the
dot on the control panel.
IMPORTANT
The grill MUST only be used with the
door open.
The heat deflector below the fascia
should be pulled out prior to lighting
the grill. Never adjust the heat
deflector position without using hand
protection – i.e. oven gloves.
(v)
Flame Failure Device (FFD): the
grill burner is fitted with a
flame sensing probe, which will
automatically cut off the gas
supply in the event of the
flame going out. In the event
of the burner flames being
accidentally extinguished, turn
off the burner control and do
not attempt to re-ignite the
burner for at least one minute.
(vi) It is normal for the flames on
this burner to develop yellow
tips as it heats up, particularly
on Butane.
(vii) A reversible grill pan trivet
enables the correct grilling
height to be achieved. Fast
Toasting trivet in high position.
Grilling Sausages trivet in high
position. Grilling Steak/Bacon
trivet in high position. Grilling
Chops, etc trivet in low
position.
(viii) Slow Grilling trivet removed To
turn off: turn the control knob
until the line on the control
knob is aligned with the dot on
the control panel. Always make
sure the control knob is in the
off position when you have
finished grilling.
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(vi) The shelf has been designed to
allow good circulation at the
rear of the oven and are also
fitted with a raised bar to
prevent trays or dishes making
contact with the back of the
oven. To remove a shelf, pull
forward until it stops, raise at
front and remove.
Refrigerator Operation
CAUTION
When the motorhome is on the road
the refrigerator should only be
operated from the vehicle battery
and not by means of the bottled gas.
The refrigerator can be run on 230V
or LP gas whilst stationary. Changing
between these modes of operation is
carried out by means of the controls
shown on the relevant control panel
on the refrigerator.
CAUTION
Only use one source of energy at a
time.
IMPORTANT
The pan supplied with the appliance
is multi functional,
for use either whilst grilling or when
using the oven.
The handle design allows removal or
insertion whilst the pan is in use.
Always remove the handle when the
pan is in use.
Avantgarde Fridge.
Midi Prima Gas Oven (Option)
(i) Turn the gas oven control knob
to maximum then depress the
knob while pressing the
electronic ignitor button. If the
oven does not light within 20
seconds turn off the control
knob and wait for 30 seconds
before trying again.
(ii) Once the oven is lit it will be
necessary to keep the control
knob depressed for 5 to 10
seconds to ensure the flame
failure device is heated up
enough to operate.
Gas operation
Turn the fridge energy source control
knob, on the left hand side of the
fridge, onto gas as shown by the
flame symbol. Turn the gas control
knob, on the right hand side of the
fridge, to maximum i.e. all the way
clockwise. Now depress and hold the
gas control knob and depress the
piezo ignition button several times at
intervals 1 - 2 seconds.
When the gas ignites the needle in
the viewing window next to the
piezo ignition button will go into the
green of the viewing window.
If the fridge fails to ignite after 5
attempts release the gas control
knob and wait for 30 seconds before
trying again.
Oven control knob
Energy selector switch
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Thermostat Knob
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Fridge.
Please Note: If the refrigerator is
being used for the 1st time in a while
then it may take a couple of
attempts to purge the gas pipes of
air before the refrigerator lights on
gas.
230V Operation All Fridges
(i)
Ensure that the motorhome is
connected to a mains hook up
and that the mains control
panel is switch on.
(ii)
Turn the refrigerator control
knob, located on the left of the
refrigerator, to the mains
position as indicated by the
plug symbol. The refrigerator
should start to operate on
mains.
230V Operation
Simply depress the Electrical switch
fitted next to the gas control to the
230V position. This will turn on the
water heaters electrical element. It is
imperative that there is water in the
heater whenever the Gas or Electric
is switched on.
Space Heater Operation
Gas Operation
(i)
Turn the gas control on top of
the heater to the desired
setting and depress the knob.
(ii)
Keeping the control knob
depressed look into the
viewing window and see if the
gas ignites. If you have an
automatic ignitor then you
should hear it ticking and
eventually see the pilot light. If
however you have Piezo
ignition then you will have to
manually depress the ignitor
repeatedly until you see the
pilot light.
(iii) Once the pilot light is lit keep
the control knob depressed for
a further 20 seconds to allow
the thermocouple to operate.
(iv) If the heater fails to ignite
please wait 20 seconds for
trying again.
12V Operation All Fridges
Turn the refrigerator control knob to
the 12V position as indicated by the
battery symbol. Please note that this
function is only available when the
motorhome is connected via the 12n
and 12s plugs to a driving vehicle.
Water Heater Operation
Gas operation
(i)
Ensure that the water heater
has been filled with water and
that the outside flue cover has
been removed.
(ii)
Using the Ultrastore control
knob, turn the dial to the
desired temperature setting
then turn the outer ring to the
flame position.
(iii) Once the Ultrastore is switched
on a green light is visible
within the switch and the unit
will now try and ignite.
(iv) If within approximately 10
seconds, the Ultrastore fails to
ignite then a red failure light
will also appear. If this happens
wait 30 seconds before trying
again.
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(i)
(ii)
(iii)
(iv)
Gas Control
Electric Operation
(i)
Simply depress the main switch
on the Ultraheat control panel
to the 230V position.
(ii)
Then set the power rating you
require on the panel at either
500w 1000w or 2000w.
Position 0 is off.
Position A operates the fan in
automatic mode. In this
position the fan will only run
when there is sufficient heat to
require the air to be circulated.
The third Position will operate
the fan at all times.
The speed of the fan is
controlled by the number
position set with 5 being the
fastest speed and 1 being the
lowest.
Battery Charger
The battery charger for the
motorhome battery will
automatically switch on when the
motorhome is connected to a mains
supply. The battery charger will also
provide a 12V supply to the
motorhome when a battery is not
connected. Please note that the
battery charger fitted is designed to
keep your battery charged and is not
designed for charging up a flat
battery.
Smoke Detector
Electric control
Fan Operation (Option on
Avantgarde)
The motorhome smoke detector will
become active once the 9V battery
that should be supplied with the
smoke detector is connected. The
smoke detector fitted to your
motorhome has an alarm pause
mode that will reduce the sensitivity
of the alarm for a short period to
allow for cooking within the
motorhome. The alarm pause mode is
activated by pressing the button
Fan Control
The blown air function of the space
heater is controlled by the threeposition switch on top of the heater.
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marked HUSH on the smoke detector.
While the detector is in the pause
mode the detector will beep once
per minute to alert that the alarm
pause mode is activated.
To Open In The Ventilation Position:
(i) Open the toggle catches on
either side of the rooflight.
(ii) Using both hands on the two
toggle catches, press the
rooflight up about 2cm and
fasten the toggle catches in the
corresponding setting.
(iii) To close, proceed with steps (i -ii)
in reverse order.
Rooflights
Your motorhome is fitted with at
least one type of the following
roof lights.
The Heki 2
Closing The Blinds:
(i) Take hold of the end rod
(without rocker) in the recessed
grip and engage in the opposite
end rod (with rocker).
(ii) Select the required position
(blackout/ flyscreen) by moving
both joined end
rods together.
To Open To The Tilted Position:
(i) Press the knob in the toggle
catches on either side of the
rooflight and turn through
approx. 90°.
(ii) Grasp the metal bar in the
middle, snap it out of its holder,
swivel down and press the
rooflight upwards. (The rooflight
is held by the two gas springs
after approx. 150mm).
(iii) Swivel the metal bar towards the
rooflight and snap into its
holder.
(iv) To close the rooflight, proceed
with steps (i to iii) in reverse
order.
CAUTION
In extremely bright sunshine, the
blackout blind must only be closed
two-thirds, and the rooflight must be
set in the continuous airing position.
Opening The Blinds:
(i) Move blind (end rod with
rocker) right to the outside.
(ii) Hold the recessed grip with one
hand; with the other hand, press
the rocker and move the blind
back (do not let it recoil).
To Open In The Intermediate
Position:
(i) Open the toggle catches on
either side of the rooflight.
(ii) Grasp the metal bar in the
middle; snap it out of its holder,
swivel down and press the
rooflight outwards. (Rooflight is
opened automatically after
approx. 150mm by the two gas
springs.)
(iii) Open both fasteners and swivel
the metal strap toward the
intermediate position and pull
the rooflight down until the
metal strap is stopped by the
fasteners.
(iv) To close, proceed with steps (i to
iii) in reverse order.
CAUTION
Do not stand on the acrylic
•
rooflight.
•
Close HEKI 2 completely before
moving off.
•
Do not leave your Motorhome
when HEKI 2 is open.
•
Please consult your supplying
dealer if you have any problems
or defects.
•
Remove any snow/ice or dirt
before opening the roof.
•
Do not open when it rains or
when there is a strong wind.
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Standard MPK Rooflight
The MPK 400 x 400 rooflight is
generally fitted in washroom areas.
(i) Lowering the flyscreen then
pressing the black control rod in
towards the centre of the
rooflight.
(ii) Then while the rods are
depressed, push upwards to
open the rooflight.
Taps
Kitchen Taps
Your new motorhome will be fitted
with a Whale mixer tap.
Door Flyscreen
The exterior door flyscreen can be
opened or closed from both inside
and outside of the Motorhome and
does not restrict door openings.
When opening or closing the door
flyscreen use the finger grip
provided.
Operation
For correct operation of the tap
swivel the spout to the desired
position over the sink. Lift the
control lever to activate the pump
and allow water to flow
simultaneously. To adjust the
temperature, swivel the lever to the
left to increase the temperature and
to the right to reduce the
temperature.
Windows
Your new Autoquest or Avantgarde
Motorhome will be fitted with
Polyplastic opening windows.
Polyplastic Window Opening
(i) In order to open the Polyplastic
window it is only necessary to
move the catch upwards and
release the catch from the
backing plate.
(ii) The Polyplastic window should
remain in the open position
once opened, however if it does
not then tighten the friction
control on the window stays to
increase the holding force.
(iii) The Polyplastic window is also
fitted with a night ventilation
position where the catch is set to
the centre position on the
backing plate; in this position it
may be possible for rain to enter
the motorhome in adverse
conditions.
CAUTION
The water temperature could be very
high so do not lift the lever with the
tap turned to the full left position.
For winter storage and to prevent
frost damage the tap swivel must be
left in the centre up position.
Washroom Taps and Showers
Your motorhome will be supplied
with either a vanity mixer tap or
separate shower mixer, or with a
combined mixer tap with retractable
shower head.
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Internal Doors
Toilet / Washroom Doors
Toilet / washroom doors are fitted
with a level lock, which is operated
by pushing the lever down. The level
is spring-loaded and will return to
the closed position upon release. It is
recommend that the lever is always
used when the closing the door.
Operation
The mixer tap and shower mixer are
operated in the same manner as the
kitchen tap by lifting the control
lever to activate the pump and
swiveling the lever left or right to
determine the temperature.surface.
PLEASE NOTE
A. The water temperature could be
very high so do not lift the lever
with the tap turned to the full left
position.
B. For winter storage and to prevent
frost damage the tap swivel must
be left in the centre
up position.
Toilet / Washroom Doors.
Other Internal Doors
Other internal doors such as the
wardrobe and table storage locker
are fitted with a 2-position button
lock. Push the button to lock the
door and the button should remain
flush with the door. Push the button
again to release and the button
should then protrude from the door
surface.
Exterior Doors Retainers
The exterior door can be secured to
the side of the motorhome by
pushing the door retainer into the
spring clip.
To comply with European Standards,
the exterior door lock must not be
replaced with a double dead lock.
Other Internal Doors
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HOW TO USE YOUR MOTORHOMES EQUIPMENT
Magnetic Catches
To operate your 315 omni directional
TV aerial follow the procedure
outlined below
(i) Switch ON the power pack and
the red LED will illuminate
(ii) Check the gain control switch is
set to the normal "NML"
position (Switch up).
(iii) Turn on your television set and
tune in. This may be necessary at
all new locations.
Magnetic catches work on contact
with the metal plate on the rear of
the door. Simply close the door until
the magnet engages and holds the
metal plate. Pulling the door towards
you with a moderate force will be
sufficient to disengage the magnetic
catch and open the door.
FM Radio Connections
The Status aerial is designed to
receive FM radio when connected to
a car-style radio.
(i) This will require a coaxial car
radio plug, a coaxial plug and a
length of coaxial cable, which
are available from your local
motorhome retailer.
(ii) Assemble the cable and plugs
and route the cable from the
power pack to the radio.
(iii) Insert the plug into the back of
the radio and into the TV-FM
socket of the power pack.
Sprung Hinges
Overhead lockers will use sprung
hinges. These are suitably strong
enough when closed to securely
retain the door and prevent it from
opening in transit. Pulling the handle
towards you with moderate force is
sufficient to open the locker door
and hold it in the open position.
Please Note: For information on the
Entertainment equipment provided
in your motorhome please refer to
the instruction manuals provided in
your Owners information pack.
Thetford cassette toilet
Your motorhome is fitted with a
bench or rotatable cassette toilet.
TV Aerial - (Option)
Your new motorhome may be fitted
with a 315 Status TV aerial
Rotatable toilet
Preparing the Toilet for Use
Open the access door on the outside
of your motorhome.
Rotate the waste tank emptying
spout 90 degrees and remove the
water filling extension (you will find
it positioned beneath the handle
closest to the emptying spout).
Rotate the water fill funnel
outwards, remove the cap and place
the extension on the water fill
Status 315 Omni Directional Aerial
(Where Fitted)
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funnel. Add the stated amount of
Thetford fresh water additive to the
water tank. This ensures a better and
cleaner flush and keeps the water in the
flush tank fresh.
Fill the water tank with clean water.
Warning: keep water level below the
top of the water filling funnel.
Remove the extension and return to
its original position on the waste
tank.
Please Note: Depending on the space
between the door and waste tank,
this extension part may also be fixed
on the door with a hook.
(vi) Screw the cap back onto the
water filling funnel and push
back inwards towards the side of
the flush water tank.
Please Note: 150 ml of water will
remain in the water fill funnel when
the water tank is empty.
BENCH TOILET
Preparing the toilet for use
1. Open the access door on the
outside of your motorhome.
2. Rotate the waste tank emptying
spout 90 degrees and remove
the water filling extension (you
will find it positioned beneath
the handle closest to the
emptying spout).
3. Rotate the water fill funnel
outwards, remove the cap and
place the extension on the water
fill funnel. Add the stated
amount of Thetford fresh water
additive to the water tank. This
ensures a better and cleaner
flush and keeps the water in the
flush tank fresh.
4. Fill the water tank with clean
water. Warning: keep water
level below the top of the water
filling funnel. Its original
position on the waste tank.
Note: depending on the space
between the door and waste tank,
this extension part may also be fixed
on the door with a hook.
Screw the cap back onto the water
filling funnel and push back inwards
towards the side of the flush water
tank.
Note: 150 ml of water will remain in
the water fill funnel when the water
tank is empty.
6. Remove the waste tank by
pulling the safety catch upwards.
7. Pull the waste tank outward to
the stop. Tip it slightly and take
the tank fully out.
8. Place the tank upright and turn
the emptying spout upwards.
9. Remove the cap, with the
measuring cup inside, from the
emptying spout and pour the
stated quantity of toilet fluid
into the waste tank. This avoids
unpleasant smells in the waste
tank and keeps the inside of the
Emptying the Toilet
Open outer locker door and release
bottom or base catch securing
cassette.
Remove cassette, ensuring the flap is
in the closed position (it is useful to
use a trolley for taking waste tanks
to the disposal point).
Take the cassette to a chemical toilet
waste disposal point, remove cap and
place safely away from emptying point.
Press air release button near handle
before you tilt the tank to empty
contents.
Rinse well and then leave some
water in and replace cap.
When you get back to your
motorhome, add chemical
solution as instructed.
Replace cap and fold arm away.
Slide back into locker until catch locks.
Close and lock door.
For further information please refer
to the appliance instructions supplied
in your owners information pack.
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waste tank clean. Next add
approximately 2 litres of water enough to ensure that the
bottom of the waste tank is
covered. Screw the cap back
onto the emptying spout. Turn
the emptying spout back to its
original position.
N.B: The emptying spout measuring
cap is supplied in the same packaging
as this manual.
Warning! Never add toilet fluid via
the valve blade or via the toilet bowl.
10. Slide the waste tank back into its
original position via the access
door.
Note! Never use force if you cannot
get the tank back into place easily.
This may cause serious damage.
11. Make sure that the waste tank is
secured with the safety catch.
Shut the access door and lock it.
USE
12. Run water into the bowl by
pressing the flush knob briefly or
open the valve blade by turning
the handle anti-clockwise. Your
Thetford toilet is now ready for
use.
13. After use, open the valve blade
(if still closed) by turning the
handle anti-clockwise. Flush the
toilet by pressing the flush knob
for several seconds. Close the
valve blade after use.
Note! Do not leave water in the bowl
if the toilet is not being used. This
does not help to reduce unpleasant
smells and only leads to flooding.
Important Warning Notice! Please do
not travel with water in the flush
tank of your toilet. Failure to adhere
to this notice may result in water
damage to your motorhome.
EMPTYING
The waste tank has a capacity of 19
litres and must be emptied at the
latest when the red light in the level
display lights up. The indicator lamp
will light up when the waste tank can
still take about 2 litres, which is
about 3 uses. It is advisable to empty
the waste tank earlier.
Note! Do not allow the waste tank to
become too full.
14. Make sure that the valve blade is
closed. Open the access door
located outside the vehicle. Pull
the safety catch upwards and
remove the waste tank.
15. Remove the water filling
extension first to avoid it getting
lost during emptying of the
waste tank.
16. Stand the waste tank upright
(Pull-out handle at the top,
wheels at the bottom). Press the
handle down and move it away
from the waste tank until it
snaps out of its locked position.
17. Pull the handle up and wheel
the waste tank to an authorised
waste dump.
18. Push the handle back. Turn the
emptying spout upwards and
remove the cap from the spout.
Hold the waste tank by the
upper handle with one hand,
while placing your other hand by
the rear handle so that during
emptying you can operate the
vent plunger with your thumb.
To empty the tank without
splashing, depress the vent
plunger while emptying the
tank.
After emptying, flush the tank
thoroughly with water. Also clean the
valve blade with water.
Note! The vent plunger should only
be pressed once the emptying spout
is pointing downwards!
19. If required make the toilet ready
for use once again. Return the
water filling extension to its
original position on the waste
tank.
Slide the waste tank into the toilet
and close the access door.
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Please note that Thetford
recommend not to travel with water
in the flush tank of the C400 bench
cassette toilet.
When entirely necessary, up to 2
litres can be added to the flush tank
giving you enough water for 2
flushes. Having less than 2 litres of
water in the flush tank will not cause
any damage to the toilet or the
Motorhome.
Please be aware that travelling with
more than 2 litres of water in the
flush tank can cause water damage
to both the toilets compartment and
to the Motorhome itself as water can
escape from around the flushing
mechanism. This is due to the fact
that the flushing mechanism is used
as the entry point for anyone
needing to carry out maintenance
procedures and is therefore not
water tight.
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How To Make Up Your Beds
100 – 130
Step 1 Remove all cushions from the front and rear facing seats.
Step 2 Pull out the bed slats located between 1 and 2 and fully
extend as shown.
Step 3 Place cushions as shown in the diagram.
100
130
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How To Make Up Your Beds
120 – 115 -140
Step 1 Remove the centre cushion (5).
Step 2 Slide out the bed slats from under the centre seat.
Step 3 Place cushions on beds as shown.
120 - 115 - 140
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How To Make Up Your Beds
145
Step 1 Remove and store cushion 3.
Step 2 Pull out the sliding bed slats into the centre of the bed.
Step 3 Place the cushions on the bed as shown below.
DAY LAYOUT
NIGHT LAYOUT
145
1 - NEARSIDE BASE CUSHION
N/SIDE
2 - OUTSIDE BASE CUSHION
3 - REAR BASE CUSHION
5
2
1
6
4 - NEARSIDE BACKREST CUSHION
N/SIDE
1
5
6
5 - OFFSIDE BACKREST CUSHION
3
REAR
REAR
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HOW TO USE YOUR MOTORHOMES EQUIPMENT
How To Make Up Your Beds
180
FRONT DINETTE
Step 1- Remove all cushions from the front and rear facing seats.
Step 2- Pull out the bed slats located between 1 and 2
and fully extend as shown.
Step 3- Place cushions as shown in the diagram.
REAR BED
Step 1- Remove the centre cushion (7).
Step 2- Slide out the bed slats from under the centre seat.
Step 3- Place cushions on beds as shown.
FRONT DINETTE
180
REAR BED
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Over Cab Double Bed
If your new motorhome has an over
cab bed fitted then in order to put
the bed into the sleeping position
simply pull down on the ladder fixing
the bed will come down to a
horizontal position and the gas struts
will lock in place.
Over cab bed in the up position
Over cab bed in the down position
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SECURITY
10-1 SECURITY
See section below for operation or
consult the manufacturers
instructions provided in the Owners
Information Pack.
Theft deterrent, prevention and
security of your motorhome is taken
very seriously at The Explorer Group.
That is why we have provided a
combination of standard features
and optional extras designed to deter
and prevent thieves from stealing
your property. And in the unlikely
event that they should succeed, aid
the identification and speedy
recovery of your property to assist in
the prosecution of the thief.
Additional Security
Consider fitting any device which
might deter or prevent intrusion by
thieves. For example: A wheel lock
will prevent driving of the
motorhome and removal of the
wheel.
Free Crime Prevention
Advice about securing your
motorhome, protecting your
valuables, property marking, either at
home or whilst on site, can be
obtained from the Crime Prevention
Officer through your local Police
Station.
Motorhome Theft
The theft of a motorhome can occur
in the most unlikely circumstances;
from a motorway service area, even
from an owner's driveway. Secure all
windows and doors when your
motorhome is unoccupied, even if
only for a short length of time.
Explorer Protect Autowatch 650
Motorhome Alarm (Option)
Basic Operation Arming the System
(i) Briefly press (large) arm/disarm
button.
(ii) Single chirp.
(iii) Awning light illuminates for 30
seconds.
(iv) Settling time of 15 seconds
before responding to triggers.
(v) Single intermittent flash of
status LED (every 2 seconds).
(vi) All sensors triggered will result
in siren sounding for 30 seconds, or
until reset by pressing the arm/disarm
button.
Explorer Protect - Autowatch Alarm
System (Option)
Manufactured by Autowatch, The
Explorer Protect system is designed to
give years of trouble free operation.
Made with only the highest quality
components and using state of the
art technology you can be assured
that your motorhome has the best
electronic protection available. Each
motorhome alarm is installed with a
Passive Infrared Detector (PIR), a
wireless sensor that detects
movement in the motorhome and
transmits a radio signal to the alarm
module. If the alarm is on the siren
will sound, and a door contact sensor,
fitted to the main exterior habitation
door.
Additional sensors can be purchased
from your retailer to enhance
security.
Disarming the System
(i) Briefly press the (large)
arm/disarm button.
(ii) Double chirp.
(iii) Awning light illuminates briefly
on and off and then on again for 30
seconds.
(iv) LED off.
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Panic Alarm
(i) Press and hold the small panic
button on the transmitter for two
seconds.
(ii) The siren will sound for thirty
seconds, unless reset by pressing any
of the transmitter buttons.
responding to triggers. Armed in the
isolation mode will be indicated by a
double flash intermittently of the
LED. The “at home” sensors will be
isolated; other sensors will trigger
the siren for 30 seconds.
Arming the System in Test Or Buzz
Mode
In the buzz mode the siren will
sound a short tone when a sensor is
triggered instead of sounding for 30
seconds. It is advisable to test all the
sensors.
Emergency Disarm.
Insert the touch-key briefly into the
socket. The alarm will turn off.
Silent Arm and Disarm.
(i) Press the small button briefly
followed by a press on the
arm/disarm button.
(ii) The alarm will arm/disarm
without chirps.
Sensors
Each motorhome alarm is installed
with a Passive Infrared Detector (PIR)
and a door contact sensor, fitted to
the main exterior habitation door.
Passive Infra Red Sensor
The wireless PIR sensor will detect
movement in the motorhome and
transmit a radio signal to the alarm
module, if the alarm is on the siren
will sound.
Door Sensor
The door sensor will activate when
the exterior habitation door is
opened.
Enhanced Features Arming The
System In “At Home” Mode.
In the 'at home' mode, any sensor
that is programmed to be isolated,
such as the PIR sensor will not trigger
the alarm. Other sensors, such as the
door contact sensor, will trigger the
siren. Arm as normal followed by a
second press on the arm/disarm
button within 2 seconds. Normal
“on” tone followed by “at home”
tone indicating isolation is active.
Settling time of 15 seconds before
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CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME
11-1 CARE OF YOUR
MOTORHOME
Acrylic Windows
Your motorhome is fitted with
shatter resistant acrylic windows. To
preserve their clarity and
unblemished transparency it is
essential that the following cleaning
instructions are strictly adhered to:
Road grit, dust, sand, flies, lime tree
secretions, bird droppings etc., should
be washed off using plenty of cold
water do not use a sponge to clean
off heavy dirt deposits. Any
remaining dirt should be washed off
using a soft cloth and warm water.
Under NO circumstances should any
abrasive cleaning agents, household
detergents or proprietary cleaning
fluids be used. Wash the window
again using only cold water and dry
off with chamois leather.
This section of the guide is devoted
to the care, cleaning and general
preservation of your motorhome in
order to retain its showroom
condition.
Exterior Body Shell
The exterior painted body shell of
your motorhome, usually the side
walls, is acrylic finished aluminium,
which is extremely durable and easy
to clean. It is recommended you first
wash off any caked dirt and mud
with cold water then use a
proprietary brand wash and wax
shampoo and rinse with plenty of
cold water.
Please Note: Should scratches appear
on the acrylic windows these can
often be removed with an acrylic
polish. E.g. ICI Perspex polish. Gentle
polishing with a liquid metal polish,
i.e. Brasso may also have the desired
effect – consult your retailer BEFORE
attempting to remove any but the
slightest scratch.
CAUTION
Under no circumstances should an
abrasive or harsh cleaner be used. Do
not use a pressure washer as this can
disturb mastic seals.
Glass Fibre Reinforced Plastic (GRP)
GRP components need to be washed,
waxed and taken care of like a car.
Chemicals and dirt can collect during
storage, and the gel coat can be
stained or marked when chemicals
combine with rain or dew. Most
stains or marks can be removed with
mild dishwashing detergent, but
more stubborn marks may require a
(fine grit) rubbing compound such as
T-cut. To help keep your GRP
components looking almost like new,
it is wise to wash the parts monthly
(or more frequently) using mild
dishwashing detergent, but avoid
using strong alkaline (e.g. trisodium
phosphate) or acidic cleaners or
abrasives. Waxing the components
once or twice a year with a good
grade paste wax will help to
maintain the colour and finish.
Window Blinds & Flyscreens
To clean the blinds and flyscreens,
moisten a soft cloth or sponge with a
small amount of water and mild soap
suds and gently wipe dirt off. Allow
to dry before retracting, failure to
due this could result in mildew
forming.
ABS - Wheel Spats & Panels
To preserve the appearance of all ABS
panels and fittings road grit, dust,
sand, flies, lime tree secretions, bird
droppings etc., should be washed off
using plenty of cold water. Any
remaining dirt should be washed off
using a soft cloth and warm water.
Under NO circumstances should any
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abrasive cleaning agents, household
detergents or proprietary cleaning
fluids be used. Wash the ABS material
again using only cold water and dry
off
Water Systems
The water systems, and in particular
storage tanks, in motorhomes are
susceptible to contamination by
bacteria if care is not taken with their
use and cleaning. The symptoms
caused by bacterial contamination
are not purely limited to gastrointestinal diseases, but may also
manifest themselves as ear, nose,
throat, and eye or skin infections. It is
therefore important that you carry
out the following procedure prior to
using the motorhome each time,
even if you boil or filter all water you
use for drinking.
Interior Walls
Your motorhome interior walls will only
require a wipe over with a damp cloth,
using a mild detergent, to keep them in
a ‘showroom’ condition.
Furniture
Treat your motorhome furniture as
you would the furniture in your
home. Polish wood surfaces sparingly
with a good quality wax or spray
polish. Use a damp cloth to clean
Melanate laminated surfaces.
Please Note: If your motorhome is
not going to be used for an extended
period of time it is recommend that
you disconnect the vehicle battery to
prevent the battery from discharging.
Carpets, Upholstery and Curtains
Vacuum clean carpets and upholstery
to ensure a long life, marks on
cushions can be removed using a mild
upholstery shampoo with the
minimum of water. Curtains should
be dry cleaned only.
Water Containers
(i)
All water remaining in any
water container should be
disposed of so that the
container is empty.
(ii)
The outside of external water
contains should be thoroughly
cleansed and washed down to
remove any dirt, dust or other
contaminant. Water at a
suitably hot temperature
containing an appropriate
detergent is recommended for
this purpose. Water should
then be put into the container,
swirled round, and then
emptied out.
(iii) All containers should then be
totally filled with water
containing an appropriate
disinfectant / sterilising solution
and allowed to stand for the
recommended contact time
(e.g. Milton for 15 minutes).
(iv) The solution should be emptied
from the container.
Washroom and Handbasin Fittings
These should be cleaned using a non
abrasive household cleaner. Always
put the cold water into the hand
basin before adding the hot in order
to preserve the finish of the
thermoplastic formed basin.
Please Note: Under no circumstances
should alcohol, spirit or solvent-based
liquids be used on GRP or ABS plastic
panels as these substances may react
with the material and cause visible
damage.
Shower Trays
Only clean your shower tray using
soap and water. Do not use chemical
based cleaning agents as this may
attack the material of the tray.
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(v)
The opening of the any
container should be cleaned
thoroughly with an
appropriate pre-prepared wipe
impregnated with a
disinfectant / sterilising
solution.
(vi) External containers should be
inverted whilst stored
overnight (if possible).
(vii) Containers must be filled with
mains water only and mains
water only should be used for
the above cleaning procedure.
(viii) On no account should garden
hoses be used to fill water
tanks.
(vii)
Replace the filter. Suitable
sterilising chemicals are
available from your Explorer
Group Retailer, accessory shop,
chemists, or home-brew shops.
It is not, however,
recommended to use bleach or
sodium metabisulphide.
Truma Space Heater
Please Note: Your Truma Space
Heater front is now attached using 2
screws. These screws must be
removed prior to removal of the
Space Heater front. These screws can
be seen when looking into the fire
through the air vents.
Internal Water Systems
(i)
Drain down the system. (Open
all taps to allow air in,
enabling the system to drain
quickly.) See Index – Draining
Down The Water System.
(ii)
Remove any water filters
fitted, and replace with a short
length of hose or empty filter
cartridge (this will ensure the
filter is not affected by the
disinfectant / sterilising
solution).
(iii) Fill the system by using the
pump with a disinfectant /
sterilising solution. (Check that
the solution at full strength
appears at all taps/showers).
Allow to stand for the
recommended period of time.
(iv) Drain the system down
completely.
(v)
Thoroughly clean the outside
of all taps/connectors with a
cloth soaked in the disinfectant
/ sterilising solution.
(vi) Flush the system through with
clean drinking water until no
traces of disinfectant /
sterilising solution can be
detected at any tap.
Thetford Toilet
WARNING
Cold Weather Use – To prevent
freezing during cold weather use,
add antifreeze to the toilet system
fresh water tank. Use a non-toxic
(propylene glycol) type of antifreeze.
Refer to chart on container to obtain
level of protection.
Warmer Weather Use – In warmer
weather or longer intervals between
emptying the waste tank you may
require additional toilet fluid. Use
only Thetford toilet fluid to achieve
the best results.
CAUTION
Never add toilet fluid directly
•
into toilet bowl.
•
Do not use strong household
detergents or cleaners that
contain chlorine, solvents or
acid contents.
•
High Altitude and Hot Weather
Use – with large temperature
differences and changing
heights during driving,
pressure can start to build up
in the waste holding tank,
causing contents to splash
upward upon opening the
valve blade if opened too fast.
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CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME
Changing A Wheel
(i) Ensure handbrake is applied and
chock the wheel diagonally opposite
the wheel to be removed.
(ii) Remove the hub cap. (If
applicable)
(iii) Use wheel brace to slacken off
wheel nuts on the wheel to be
changed.
(iv) Position jack at the appropriate
jacking point (see Peugeot vehicle
handbook).
(v) Jack up the motorhome until the
wheel for removal is just off the
ground.
(vi) Remove the wheel nuts and
remove the wheel.
(vii) Fit spare wheel and reverse the
above procedure.
(viii) Tighten wheel nuts in
accordance with the Peugeot
handbook instructions.
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STORAGE
12-1
STORAGE FOR
LONG PERIODS
Motorhome Covers
Covers may be used to protect your
new Explorer Group motorhome
provided that the cover used is of a
breathable type. Ensure that any
sharp objects are removed e.g. the
point of a status omni-directional
aerial, and that the cover is well tied
down. Your motorhome must be
ventilated every 4 to 6 weeks if it is
to be stored with a cover in place.
If your motorhome is to be stored for
any length of time, especially over
the winter period, the following
operations are recommended:
(i)
(ii)
(iii)
(iv)
(v)
(vi)
(vii)
(viii)
Remove all linens, blankets,
cushions, clothes, mattresses,
etc. that could be affected by
damp conditions
Clean the motorhome inside
and out as detailed in the
previous section
Drain the water system (see
index).
Ensure all windows, roof
lights and doors are correctly
fastened. Check fixed
ventilation apertures are not
obstructed
Check that the site you have
chosen to store the
motorhome is open, fairly
high and dry and if possible
not exposed to gales etc. If
this proves impossible it is
recommended that the
motorhome chassis is
anchored to the ground.
Jack up the motorhome (use
bottle or screw jack), so that
the wheels are clear of the
ground. Support the
motorhome axle with
wooden blocks, axle stands or
similar so that when the jacks
are removed the wheels
remain clear of the ground.
Cover the tyres to prevent
deterioration.
Release the handbrake.
Removing the wheels reduces
the risk of motorhome theft.
Power Drain
In order to reduce any drain on your
Leisure Battery while your
motorhome is being stored you
should ensure that the main control
switch on the refrigerator is set to
the 0 position
Please Note: If you have the Explorer
Protect alarm fitted and you
disconnect the leisure battery the
alarm will run off the back-up battery
for approximately 2 weeks.
Should the motorhome be stored for
a prolonged period of time it is
strongly recommended that the
motorhome is fully serviced before
the commencement of use. Your
retailer will ensure that your
motorhome is safe, secure and ready
for your enjoyment.
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WARRANTY
13-1 WARRANTY
doors and furniture. Normal wear
and tear/servicing items and other
components subject to routine
maintenance.
3-Year Manufacturer's Warranty
Subject to the following conditions,
your motorhome is supplied with a
manufacturer's warranty for 3 years
from the original date of purchase,
at no additional cost to you the
customer. We sincerely hope you will
never have cause to complain about
your motorhome. However, if you do
have a problem then please contact
your Retailer so they can report this
through our warranty system. We are
confident they will do their utmost
to resolve any problems to your
complete satisfaction. The Retailer
from whom the motorhome is
purchased is liable for warranty
repairs. Any other approved Retailer
or Service Centre may carry out work
at his own convenience and/or
discretion,
but is not obliged to do so.
Conditions Attached To The
Warranty:
(i)
(ii)
(iii)
Parts Covered By This Warranty for
Years 1 Subject to the specific exclusions in
years 2 and 3 set out below all
original components of the
motorhome, including permanently
fitted equipment, forming part of
the manufacturer's original
specification.
(iv)
Specific Exclusions for Years 2 & 3
Tyres, batteries, plastic windows,
glass, exterior paint work, bright
work and all similar trim and finish,
soft furnishings, carpets and floor
coverings.
Entertainment/communication
systems and connected equipment.
Adjustment of blinds, hinges,
catches, stays and doors.
Replacement of bulbs, fluorescent
tubes, fuses and electrical
connections; GRP, ABS and PVC
products, wheel spats and shower
trays. Natural movement of internal
(v)
(vi)
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The duration of the warranty
is 36 months from the
original date of purchase.
That the original construction
of the motorhome has not
been tampered with or
repaired other than by
Explorer Group or an
approved Retailer or Service
Centre.
That an "annual" habitation
service, damp and safety
check has been carried out by
an approved Retailer or
Service Centre. The first and
second services are due 60
days either side of the
anniversary of the original
date of purchase. The interval
between services must not
exceed 14 months. The third
service must be on or before
the anniversary date of the
original purchase.
That original VAT service
invoices are retained as proof
that annual service and
inspections have been carried
out.
No work should be
commenced under the terms
of the warranty unless prior
authorisation is obtained
from Explorer Group.
Explorer Group reserves the
right to inspect the
motorhome before any work
commences.
WARRANTY
(xii)
(xiii)
(xiv)
(xv)
(xvi)
No liability will be accepted
for damage caused by fair
wear and tear, wilful
damage, negligence,
abnormal working
conditions, intrusion of
foreign or harmful matter,
overheating, freezing, failure
to follow Explorer Group
instructions, misuse or
alteration or repair of the
motorhome without The
Explorer Group prior
approval.
Motorhomes covered by this
warranty shall not be put out
to hire, reward, or any other
commercial use or used in any
timed race.
That the motorhome shall be
used only for its ordinary and
intended purpose and shall
not be subjected to any
condition which could
reasonably be foreseen to
cause or result in damage or
excessive wear and tear.
That no liability arises from
this warranty for transport
costs to and from the place of
remedial work or
consequential cost relating to
transportation. No liability
arises out of this warranty for
any indirect, special or
consequential loss or damage
(whether for loss of profit,
use, contract, goodwill, or
otherwise), costs, expenses or
other claims for
compensation howsoever
arising.
No liability will be accepted
for any accidental or fire
damage or any loss incurred
by accident or fire.
(xvii)
The unexpired period of the
3-year warranty is
transferable to second and
subsequent owners during
the 3-year period. The new
owner should contact
Explorer Group within 3
months of their purchase,
with proof of ownership,
service history and their
payment of £30 to have their
details recorded in our
database.
Please Note: This warranty does not
affect the purchaser's statutory
rights.
This warranty shall be governed and
construed in accordance with the
laws of England and the parties
irrevocably submit to the exclusive
jurisdiction of the courts of England.
Please Note: In order to maintain
your Peugeot warranty you will be
required to fulfil their warranty
requirements, as detailed in your
Peugeot handbook
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CODE OF PRACTICE - WATER INGRESS
14-1 CODE OF PRACTICE WATER INGRESS
Explorer Group model will not have
the value of their part exchange
reduced due to potential water
ingress issues, providing that there is
documentary evidence that the
motorhome has been annually
serviced and that it is less than 5
years old.
Conditions Attached To the Code
(i) Work may only be undertaken
after approval by Explorer
(depending upon individual
circumstances).
(ii) Explorer will pay the costs of
remedial work, only after
approved work has been carried
out.
(iii) The Code is not retrospective.
At Explorer we want our customers
to be sure that, in buying one of our
motorhomes, you are buying the very
best. We would like you to continue
to believe this for a long time after
you have made your purchase.
We are confident that our new
motorhomes, built with innovative
manufacturing techniques and tested
materials, make water ingress
concerns unnecessary.
We are so confident of our new
motorhomes that we follow a 'Code
of Practice' which gives certain
guarantees to our customers, both
consumers and Retailers, of financial
reimbursement for remedial work
costs should problems occur.
Customer Obligation - Servicing
It is a condition of your warranty that
your motorhome must have an
"annual" habitation service, damp
and safety check and this should be
carried out by an Explorer Group
approved Retailer or Service Centre,
in accordance with NCC guidelines.
Proof of this will be required in the
event of a warranty claim.
The Code
The code applies to all new Explorer
Group products manufactured after
1st September 1998.
All owners with documentary proof
of annual services by an approved
Explorer Group Retailer or Service
Centre will be paid in full for the
costs of remedial work due to water
ingress. This is valid for up to 5 years
from the original date of purchase of
a new product.
Please Note: Failure to do so will
invalidate your warranty.
The first service is due 60 days either
side of the anniversary of the original
date of purchase. The interval from
purchase date to the first service and
the intervals between services must
not exceed 14 months. Years 3 and 5
must be on or before the anniversary
date of the original purchase.
Unless the motorhome has a full
service history, the owner will be
required to contribute to the costs of
remedial work for water ingress
damage depending upon the age of
the motorhome and work required.
Each case will be examined on its
own merit. Explorer will decide the
amount of contribution towards the
remedial work costs.
Your motorhome requires servicing
for safety, efficiency and to protect
the investment you have made.
Whether the motorhome is used for
short trips or continental long range
touring, regular servicing is necessary
and will ensure continued enjoyment
of your motorhome.
Owners exchanging their current
Explorer Group model for a new
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CODE OF PRACTICE - WATER INGRESS
Your Retailer or Service Centre will
carry out your service using the latest
techniques and equipment (a list of
the items to be inspected, tested and
adjusted appears on the Service
Vouchers in this handbook), and
should provide you with the service
document as proof of regular
maintenance.
remedial work procedures and
materials such as sealants, adhesives,
gaskets and tapes. Therefore, if for
any reason your new motorhome is
damaged or requires remedial work
then only an approved Explorer
Group Retailer or Service Centre
should undertake such work.
All such work should be undertaken
using only approved Explorer Group
genuine parts recommended sealant
and following Explorer Group
procedures. Explorer will also
undertake to supply certain specialist
repairers with the necessary spare
parts. In this case, your selected
repairer must contact the Aftersales
Department with all enquiries.
As with motor vehicle service
documents, not only will the proof of
regular servicing enhance your
motorhome resale value, but in the
unlikely event of any defect
appearing at some later date - a
properly serviced and documented
motorhome history will enable your
Retailer to rapidly assess and where
appropriate, carry out the necessary
remedial work.
Mains Electrics
It is recommended that you have
your mains electrical system
inspected by an NICEIC approved
contractor every 3 years.
5 Spare Parts
Should you require any replacement
parts for your motorhome it is
necessary that you contact the
Retailer from whom you purchased
the motorhome or any Explorer
Group approved Retailer and give
the following information, which will
help in identifying the required
component:
(i) Model and make of motorhome
(ii) Explorer VIN number
(iii) Description of required part
(iv) Photograph, size or diagram of
required part
Please Note: All parts must be
ordered and supplied through an
approved Retailer.
Remedial Work
The Explorer Group together with its
suppliers is continually undertaking
extensive research into testing,
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CODE OF PRACTICE - WATER INGRESS
MOTORHOME CONSTRUCTION MAIN COMPONENTS
The following is a brief description of
the main components used in your
motorhome. More comprehensive
descriptions can be found in the
equipment manufacturers literature
held in the Owner's Information
Pack.
Body Shell
Motorhome bodies are constructed
from the highest quality materials.
The fully insulated floor is
constructed from a timber frame
with plywood and insulation
laminated together for strength. The
walls comprise an insulated foam
sandwich having pre-coated
aluminium exterior surface and vinyl
coated plywood interior finish.
Wooden framing is positioned within
the sandwich to add strength. The
very latest 'state of the art' presses
are employed to produce the
extremely well insulated, robust, yet
lightweight sections.
Windows
Windows are all of a double glazed
acrylic construction and the door
frames are extruded aluminium.
WARNING
On NO account should screw threads
longer than 5/8th inch (15mm) be
permitted to enter the shell sandwich
(from inside). Ensure that all screws
are of the self-tapping type. No
screw or any other object should be
permitted to enter the ceiling of
your new motorhome.
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WHALE SHOWER MIXER SINGLE BAR TT141
AUTOFILL SMARTFLO PUMP & STRAINER
LUMO & CROWN
ZOE EYEBALL HALOGEN
BCA BLACK
PDL BLACK
C402 CASSETTE / THETFORD ROTATABLE WITH ELECTRONIC FLUSH 180 ONLY
SEITZ SERIES 2000
SHOWER EQUIPMENT
WATER FILTER / PUMP
12V FLUORECENT
12V READING DOWN LIGHTS
CONTROL PANELS
ELECTRICAL FITTINGS
TOILET
CASSETTE BLINDS
SPINFLO 3 BURNER HOB
HOB
WHALE MIXER SINGLE BAR TT111
SPINFLO DUPLEX
OVEN
TAPS KITCHEN
TRUMA ULTRASTORE
SPACE SAVING ARGENT STAINLESS STEEL
SINK AND DRAINER
TRUMA S3002 PIEZO
HEATER
WATER HEATER
DOMETIC RM7360
REFRIGERATOR
AVANTGARDE
EQUIPMENT LIST
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ELECTRICAL DRAWINGS
17-1
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
18-1
GENERAL QUESTIONS
19-1 GENERAL QUESTIONS
Q: Can I Fit A Bicycle Rack/Top
Box/Air Conditioning To My
motorhome?
A: It may be possible to fit accessories
to your motorhome but this will
depend upon the internal
construction of the roof/walls and
whether they can support the
weight of the accessory. If it is
possible your Retailer will be able
to advise you, (or alternatively
they will obtain confirmation and
a drawing where necessary, from
The Explorer Group). Please note
that weight of any accessories will
reduce your User Payload
allowance.
Q: Where Can I Obtain Your Latest
Brochure?
A: Our latest brochures are available
from Approved Retailers or can be
viewed and printed from the
download section on our website
www.explorer-group.co.uk.
A request form can also be
completed should you wish to
receive a printed copy of our latest
brochures.
Q: Why Is the Handbook Not Specific
To My Model?
A: Many of the components used in
the manufacture of our
motorhomes are identical
throughout our model ranges, so
we produce a generic handbook,
which covers all models
manufactured for that season. If
the literature supplied with your
motorhome does not answer your
question then please contact your
Retailer for further assistance.
Q: My Interior Lights Are Not
Working, What Do I Do?
A: It is possible that all of the 230V
mains electrical equipment may
not be operated simultaneously.
Check fuses, battery connections
and power supply (master light
switch). Refer to your Retailer for
further assistance.
PLEASE NOTE: The internal lights in
your motorhome will not operate
whilst the motorhome engine is
running.
Q. I Require Technical Or
Other Information, Who
Can Help Me?
A. The majority of information you
require is available through your
Explorer Group Retailer.
Q: Where Can I Get Spare Parts For
My Motorhome?
A: Retailers will be able to source
most parts you require. For details
of your nearest Explorer Group
Retailer please refer to our Find A
Retailer section on our website, or
call 01207 699 000 for assistance.
Q - Can You Tell Me The
Second Hand Price Of
My Motorhome?
A - As a manufacturer we are not
involved in the second hand
market. You should contact a
Retailer, The Camping and
Caravanning Club and/or The
Caravan Club. They should be
able to give some indication of
market value.
Q. How Many Years Will Spare Parts
Be Available For My Motorhome?
A. The Explorer Group will endeavour
to supply spare parts for a
motorhome, for at least 8 years
from new.
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GENERAL QUESTIONS
Retailer. Your local Explorer Group
Retailer or Explorer Group
Approved Service Centre may be
able to assist. An inspection can
then take place and the necessary
course of action agreed.
Q. Why Don't You Stock Parts At The
Explorer Group Factory?
A. Due to the volume of models we
produce it is not possible for us to
maintain stock levels of every
individual component used in our
manufacturing process. We do
stock commonly requested items,
but some items must be made to
order
Q. I Am Unhappy With The Service I
Have Received From My
Retailer/Service Centre, Where Do
I Go From Here?
A. We would recommend that you
write to your Retailer/Service
Centre, detailing your problems
and requirements, requesting a
response explaining how they will
resolve your complaint. A copy of
your letter can also be forwarded
to The Explorer Group Customer
Services Department, quoting the
serial number of your motorhome
and the name of the
Retailer/Service Centre.
Please be assured that we will assist
your Retailer/Service Centre in
resolving any problems.
Q. What If The Parts Are No Longer
Available?
A. Where an original part is no
longer available, whenever
possible we will suggest a suitable
alternative if it is available.
Q: Who Can Service My Motorhome?
A: Your supplying Retailer is obliged
to undertake your warranty work.
However, any approved Explorer
Group Retailer or Service Centre
can undertake the work, but this is
at their discretion. We will also
accept services completed by a
NCC approved company, but they
will not be able to undertake
warranty work if they are not
approved by Explorer Group.
Q. I Am Having Trouble Booking My
Motorhome in For Its Service, In
Line With The Requirements.
What Timescale Is Acceptable?
A. We will allow a delay of 60 days
after your service is due, but
subsequent annual services should
still be undertaken as close as
possible to the anniversary of the
original date of purchase. Except
for 3rd and 5th services that must
be on or before the anniversary of
the original date of purchase.
Q. I Have A Problem With My
motorhome, Who Can Help Me?
A. We would always recommend that
you contact your supplying
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GLOSSARY
20-1 GLOSSARY
commonly used in the UK, although
a switch to propane is advised in
severely cold weather conditions.
ABS - plastic
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
Plastic the material used for most of
the large plastic components within
your motorhome.
Campingaz
This is the trade name of Butane gas.
Cassette Blind
This is a roller blind that is fitted as
part of the window assembly, often
along with a flyscreen, thus giving a
neat installation.
Actual Laden Weight
This is the total weight of the
motorhome when loaded ready for
use by the end user.
Cassette Toilet
A form of chemical toilet found in
modern motorhomes, where the
waste holding tank can be accessed
and emptied from outside.
Aquaroll
Brand name used generically for a
water container that rolls so you
don’t need to lift it.
Battery Charger
This is required to keep a leisure
battery charged. Most motorhomes
include a charging facility that
operates via the mains hook-up, and
also has the ability to recharge from
the tow car’s alternator while
traveling.
Control Panel
Used as the description for the panel
of electrical switches and gauges
governing 12V and mains electricity
systems.
Dinette
This is a popular style of seating
arrangement where two seats or
settees face each other across a
table.
Berth(s)
Sleeping place - Refers to the
number of people a motorhome can
accommodate for sleeping.
Earth Leakage Circuit Breaker (ELCB)
ELCB Earth leakage circuit breaker –
see residual current device (RCD)
Blown Air Heating
A method of heating the living
quarters of a motorhome by use of a
fan pushing air out through a
number of outlets.
End Kitchen
A common term used to describe
floor plans that put the kitchen
across the rear, usually adjacent to a
motorhome door on one side and
washroom on the other.
Bunk Bed
This is a sleeping place, usually
higher up than a conventional bed.
Often (but not always) this can be
folded or removed to provide
additional living space.
Essential Habitation Equipment
Those items and fluids required for
the safe and proper functioning of
the equipment for habitation as
defined by the manufacturer of the
motorhome. This includes items such
as the leisure battery and gas
cylinders, plus water contained in the
water heater etc.
Butane
Is a form of Liquefied Petroleum Gas
(LPG) that normally comes in blue
cylinders. This type of gas is most
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GLOSSARY
Flyscreens
Mesh fittings for windows doors and
roof vents, to keep out insects etc.
Hardstanding
This is a pitch which has a hard
surface made of gravel, asphalt,
concrete etc, instead of grass.
Free-Standing Table
This is a table that, because of its leg
design, can be used inside or outside.
Hook-Up
This is a facility on a pitch for
connection to mains electricity.
Full Service Pitch
This is a pitch that has individual
provision for fresh water supply and
waste water disposal, in addition to
mains electricity and in some cases
TV aerial connection.
Ingress
Usually meaning water ingress, a
possible problem where water seeps
in at the joins, usually as a result of
worn sealant.
Gas Cylinder
This is a portable, pressurized
container for the storage at LPG.
Jack
This is a device for raising the vehicle
so that a wheel can be changed.
Gas Cylinder Locker
Is the compartment on the
motorhome for the storage of gas
cylinders.
Kerb Weight
This is the empty weight of a motor
vehicle as defined by the
manufacturer.
Gas Drop out Holes
These are not Part of the ventilation.
LPG is heavier than air, so holes
through the floor below gaspowered appliances allow any
leakage of gas to exit the habitation
area.
Layout
This is the Interior design and details
where furniture units are placed in
relation to each other.
Leisure Battery
This supplies the power for the
motorhome electrical systems and is
sometimes called an auxiliary battery.
Grey Water
This is the waste water from
sink/shower.
Leveling
The process of ensuring that a
motorhome is level when sited on a
pitch. It is important for comfort and
also to ensure the correct functioning
of the fridge and water systems.
LPG
Liquid Petroleum Gas, i.e. butane or
propane.
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW)
This is the weight of the vehicle
laden to its maximum, as defined by
the manufacturer. See also MTPLM.
GRP
Is Glass-reinforced plastic, but more
commonly known as glass fibre (not
fibre glass, which is a
trade name
L-Shaped
This is a term where the seating area
of a motorhome is indeed L-shaped.
Handbook
This is an owner’s manual, a guide to
the workings of your motorhome.
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GLOSSARY
Mains Hook-Up
This is a site facility where you can
plug into a mains electricity supply.
PDI
This is an inspection undertaken by
the Retailer prior to handover to the
customer.
Maximum User Payload
This is the maximum payload
available for the user including
essential habitational equipment.
Pitch
A designated area of a caravan site
allocated for the use of one outfit.
Most sites will be arranged with
defined pitches.
MIRO - Mass In Running Order
Weight of the motorhome equipped
to the manufacturer’s standard
specification. Therefore the condition
in which it leaves the factory. Note
that this does not include any part of
the user payload, including the
essential habitation equipment.
Propane
Gas used in colder conditions and is
usually supplied in red cylinders.
RCD
This is a residual current device and is
part of the electrical system that will
‘trip’ if there is an electrical fault.
MTPLM - Maximum Technically
Permissible Laden Mass
The technical maximum permissible
laden weight of the motorhome, this
must not be exceeded.
Gas Regulator
Safety device fitted between the gas
cylinder and the gas system of a
motorhome, which controls the
pressure of gas being released from
the cylinder.
Road Lights
The external lights used while the
vehicle is traveling.
National Caravan Council
The only trade association
representing manufacturers, retailers
and suppliers within the caravan and
motorhome industry.
Optional Equipment Payload
The payload provided by the Explorer
Group for any factory fitted options
that may be available.
Roof Lights - See Roof Vent.
Roof Vent
Is an opening unit in the ceiling that
lets in ventilation and light, these
vary in size, but the best ones will
have integral blinds and flyscreens
and are also called rooflights.
Owners’ Club
This is a group of people who usually
own the same brand of caravan or
motorhome and enjoy meeting up
for rallies.
Semi-Rigid Pipe work
Is water pipes made of a semi rigid
plastic and are infinitely preferable to
cheaper convoluted piping which can
act as a trap for germs and smells.
Payload
The amount you can put into a
motorhome. Specifically the
difference between the
Maximum Technical Permissible
Laden Mass (MTPLM) and the Mass In
Running Order (MIRO).
Slats
Sometimes used for beds and can
improve ventilation to mattress
cushions.
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GLOSSARY
Space Heater
This is a Type of heating equipment
for the living quarters. Modern units
fitted offer gas and mains-operation.
Wild Camping
Term used for staying overnight
away from a site. Illegal in many
countries, but permission may be
granted by individual landowners.
Speed Rating
This is the maximum speed at which
a tyre may be used, as marked on its
sidewall.
SMMT
Society of Motor Manufacturers and
Traders.
Torque Wrench
A form of spanner used to set nuts
and bolts to a specified degree of
tightness.
It is recommended for adjustment of
wheel fixings on motorhomes.
User Payload
The weight of all items carried in the
motorhome.
U-Shaped Settee
Usually a reference to seating that
literally is ‘U’ shaped.
Vehicle Kerb weight
The weight of the tow car often
indicated in the manufacturers
specifications.
VIN - Vehicle Identification Number
This is a unique serial identification
number for a vehicle. All Cars and
motor motorhomes should carry a
VIN. Motorhomes are not obliged to,
but most of those sold in recent years
in the UK.
Warranty
Are the terms and conditions that
spell out your rights with regard to
servicing, repair or replacement of
parts as provided by the
manufacturer.
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ANNUAL HABITATION SERVICE RECORDS
21-1 ANNUAL HABITATION SERVICE RECORDS
ANNUAL SERVICE RECORD
MOTORHOME MODEL
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
YEAR
1st SERVICE
2nd SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
RETAILERS STAMP:
RETAILERS STAMP:
I/We certify that an annual service
has been carried out in accordance
with the manufacturers’ and National
Caravan Council recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service
has been carried out in accordance
with the manufacturers’ and National
Caravan Council recommendations.
3rd SERVICE
4th SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
RETAILERS STAMP:
RETAILERS STAMP:
I/We certify that an annual service
has been carried out in accordance
with the manufacturers’ and National
Caravan Council recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service
has been carried out in accordance
with the manufacturers’ and National
Caravan Council recommendations.
5th SERVICE
6th SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
RETAILERS STAMP:
RETAILERS STAMP:
I/We certify that an annual service
has been carried out in accordance
with the manufacturers’ and National
Caravan Council recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service
has been carried out in accordance
with the manufacturers’ and National
Caravan Council recommendations.
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ANNUAL HABITATION SERVICE RECORDS
7th SERVICE
8th SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
RETAILERS STAMP:
RETAILERS STAMP:
I/We certify that an annual service
has been carried out in accordance
with the manufacturers’ and National
Caravan Council recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service
has been carried out in accordance
with the manufacturers’ and National
Caravan Council recommendations.
9th SERVICE
10th SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
RETAILERS STAMP:
RETAILERS STAMP:
I/We certify that an annual service
has been carried out in accordance
with the manufacturers’ and National
Caravan Council recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service
has been carried out in accordance
with the manufacturers’ and National
Caravan Council recommendations.
11th SERVICE
12th SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
RETAILERS STAMP:
RETAILERS STAMP:
I/We certify that an annual service
has been carried out in accordance
with the manufacturers’ and National
Caravan Council recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service
has been carried out in accordance
with the manufacturers’ and National
Caravan Council recommendations.
13th SERVICE
14th SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
RETAILERS STAMP:
RETAILERS STAMP:
I/We certify that an annual service
has been carried out in accordance
with the manufacturers’ and National
Caravan Council recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service
has been carried out in accordance
with the manufacturers’ and National
Caravan Council recommendations.
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MOTORHOME RETAILER SPECIALS
BASE MODEL
RETAILER SPECIAL NAME
Avantgarde
Magnum
Avantgarde
Suntor
Avantgarde
Sunseeker
Avantgarde
Liberte
Please Note: All Explorer Group motorhome retailer specials are based on our
current base models. For details on the equipment fitted and how to operate
them please check under the base model details in the main part of this
handbook, for example if you have purchased a Firestorm then the space heater
fitted will be operated in the same manner as the space heater fitted in the
standard Avantgarde.
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