to the owner
TO THE OWNER
Congratulations! We welcome you to the exciting world of motor home travel and camping. You will
find it convenient and enjoyable to have all the comforts of home and still enjoy the great outdoors wherever you choose to go.
Your new Rialta motor home has been carefully designed, engineered and manufactured to provide dependability as well as safety. Before sliding into the driver’s seat, take a few minutes to become familiar
with operations and features. This manual was prepared to aid you in the proper care and operation of the
vehicle and equipment. We urge you to read it completely. In addition, spend some time with the dealer
when you take delivery, you will want to learn all you can about your new motor home.
Your new Rialta is covered by a factory warranty against defects in material and workmanship. This
warranty should be validated at once and returned to the factory by your dealer.
Read and understand all instructions and precautions in this manual before operating your new motor
home. Throughout this manual, certain items are labeled NOTE, CAUTION and WARNING. These terms
alert you to precautions that can involve risk to your vehicle or to your personal safety. Read and follow
them carefully.
NOTE: Indicates a special point of information.
CAUTION
Indicates that a failure to observe can
cause damage to vehicle or equipment
.
WARNING
This symbol is used to alert you to
precautions that involve your personal safety as well as vehicle damage. Read and follow them carefully.
August 1999
132000-02-000
OWNER’S NAME
STREET ADDRESS
CITY AND STATE (OR PROVINCE IN CANADA)
MOTOR HOME SERIAL NUMBER
VEHICLE CHASSIS IDENTIFICATION NO. (VIN)
DATE OF DELIVERY TO FIRST RETAIL PURCHASER
VEHICLE MILEAGE AT TIME OF DELIVERY
SELLING DEALER NAME AND ADDRESS
TANK CAPACITIES
Chassis Fuel Tank ...................................................................................................21.1 gal.
LP Gas Tank ........................................................................................*5.6 gal. (7 gal. w.c.)
Fresh Water Tank ......................................................................................................16 gal.
Water Heater ................................................................................................................4 gal.
Black Water Holding Tank (Toilet, Shower & Lavatory) ......................................13 gal.
Gray Water Holding Tank (Galley & Shower)
Model 22QD ..................................................................................................................9 gal.
Model 22FD .................................................................................................................. 6 gal.
Model 22HD ................................................................................................................. 6 gal.
Tire Pressure.... See Vehicle Certification Label on driver’s door pillar. See also page 0-3.
Rear Suspension Pressure .....................................................................................20-30 psi
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
About This Manual ............................... 0-1
Chassis Owners Manual........................ 0-1
Owner’s InfoCase ................................. 0-1
Before Driving ...................................... 0-2
Service Assistance ................................ 0-2
Warranty................................................ 0-2
Drinking and Driving............................ 0-2
Reporting Safety Defects ...................... 0-2
Vehicle Certification Label ................... 0-4
Exterior Feature Identification.............. 0-5
SECTION 1: SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
General Warnings.................................. 1-1
Driving .................................................. 1-1
Fuel & LP Gas ...................................... 1-2
LP Gas Leaks ....................................... 1-3
LP Gas Alarm ....................................... 1-3
Electrical ............................................... 1-4
Loading ................................................. 1-4
Maintenance.......................................... 1-4
Formaldehyde Warning......................... 1-5
Carbon Monoxide Warning................... 1-5
Carbon Monoxide Alarm ...................... 1-6
Emergency Exit Window ...................... 1-6
Fire Extinguisher................................... 1-7
Smoke Alarm ........................................ 1-7
SECTION 2: DRIVING YOUR MOTOR
HOME
Before Entering Your Vehicle ............... 2-1
Before Driving Your Vehicle ................ 2-1
Keys ...................................................... 2-2
Fuel Selection ....................................... 2-2
Gasoline Fuel Fill.................................. 2-2
Fuel Tank Capacity ............................... 2-2
Starting and Stopping Engine ............... 2-2
Entrance Door Lock and Handle .......... 2-2
Driver Compartment Door Locks ......... 2-3
Driver and Co-Pilot Seats ..................... 2-3
Companion Seats .................................. 2-4
Lounge Seat .......................................... 2-5
Seat Belts .............................................. 2-5
Care and Cleaning................................. 2-6
Child Restraints..................................... 2-6
Mirrors .................................................. 2-6
Instrument Panel Gauges
& Controls.......................................... 2-7
Steering Column Controls..................... 2-7
Radio Cassette Player ........................... 2-7
Auxiliary Start Switch........................... 2-7
Auto Air Conditioner/Heater ................ 2-7
Auxiliary Rear Automotive Heater....... 2-7
Auxiliary Automotive
Air Conditioner .................................. 2-8
Rear Window Defogger ........................ 2-8
Rear Wiper/Washer ............................... 2-9
SECTION 3: IN CASE OF DRIVING
EMERGENCY
If You Get A Flat Tire........................... 3-1
Motor Home Jacking &
Tire Changing .................................... 3-1
Tire Changing Safety Precautions ........ 3-1
Recovery Towing .................................. 3-2
Engine Overheat ................................... 3-2
Jump Starting ........................................ 3-3
Connecting a Battery Charger............... 3-3
SECTION 4: TRAVELING WITH YOUR
MOTOR HOME
Loading the Vehicle .............................. 4-1
Front Axle Tire Alignment ................... 4-1
Weighing Your Loaded Vehicle ............ 4-1
Maximum Occupancy........................... 4-2
Roof Loading ........................................ 4-2
Rear Bumper Loads .............................. 4-2
Trailer Towing....................................... 4-2
Pre-Travel Checklist ............................. 4-2
Travel Tips ............................................ 4-3
Severe Weather Information ................. 4-4
Nighttime Driving................................. 4-5
Mountain Driving ................................. 4-5
Campsite Set-Up ................................... 4-5
Blocking................................................ 4-5
Effects of Prolonged Occupancy .......... 4-6
Humidity and Condensation ................. 4-6
SECTION 5: LP GAS SYSTEM
LP Gas Supply ..................................... 5-1
Safe Use of LP Gas System .................. 5-1
How LP Gas Works .............................. 5-1
Selecting Fuel Types ............................. 5-2
TABLE OF CONTENTS
LP Tank System .................................... 5-2
LP Tank Capacity.................................. 5-2
Refilling Tank ....................................... 5-2
Air in the LP Gas Tank ......................... 5-3
Travel with LP Gas .............................. 5-3
Regulator............................................... 5-3
LP Gas Leaks ........................................ 5-4
LP Gas Alarm ....................................... 5-4
Winter Use of LP Gas ........................... 5-4
SECTION 6: ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
110-Volt AC System ............................. 6-1
External Power Cord (Shoreline).......... 6-1
Power Load Center ............................... 6-2
Power Converter ................................... 6-3
Charging Section................................... 6-3
Thermal Overload Protector ................. 6-3
110-Volt Circuit Breakers ..................... 6-3
110-Volt Receptacles (Outlets) ............. 6-4
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter
(GFCI)................................................ 6-4
Auxiliary 110-Volt Generator
Operating Instructions........................ 6-5
Stopping and Starting Generator........... 6-5
Operation Warnings & Cautions ........... 6-6
12-Volt DC System ............................... 6-6
Automotive (Starting) Battery .............. 6-6
Coach Battery ....................................... 6-6
12-Volt Fuses and Circuit Breakers ...... 6-7
Fuse Panel ............................................. 6-7
Coach Battery Access ........................... 6-8
Battery Storage and Maintenance ......... 6-8
Battery Condition Meter ....................... 6-9
Trailer Wiring Connector ...................... 6-9
SECTION 7: PLUMBING SYSTEMS
Fresh Water System .............................. 7-1
Fresh Water Tank Filling....................... 7-1
Water Pump........................................... 7-1
Water Pump Switch............................... 7-2
Disinfection of Water Tank ................... 7-2
External (City Water) Connector .......... 7-3
Water Drain Valves ............................... 7-3
Waste Drainage System ........................ 7-4
Holding Tank Level Indicators ............. 7-4
Dumping Holding Tanks....................... 7-4
Using On-Side Sewer Hook-Ups .......... 7-5
SECTION 8: APPLIANCES AND
INTERIOR FEATURES
Refrigerator (3-way powered)............... 8-1
Leveling ................................................ 8-1
Operating Instructions........................... 8-2
Range Top ............................................. 8-3
Microwave Oven................................... 8-3
Monitor Panel ....................................... 8-3
Water and Holding Tank Levels ........... 8-4
LP Gas Level ........................................ 8-4
Water Pump Switch............................... 8-4
Battery Condition Meter ....................... 8-4
Electric Water Heater............................ 8-4
Electric Water Heater Maintenance ...... 8-6
Water Heater Pressure Temperature
Relief Valve........................................ 8-6
Motor Aid ............................................. 8-7
LP Gas Furnace (Suburban).................. 8-7
Operating Instructions........................... 8-8
Roof Air Conditioner ............................ 8-8
TV Antenna........................................... 8-8
TV Signal Amplifier ............................. 8-9
Checking Performance.......................... 8-9
Cable TV Hook-Up ............................ 8-10
Dinette Table....................................... 8-10
Sleeping Facilities............................... 8-10
Compact Bath Compartment .............. 8-12
Fresh Water Toilet............................... 8-12
Cleaning the Toilet.............................. 8-12
Fold-Up Lavatory Sink ....................... 8-13
Compact Shower................................. 8-13
Crank-Out Side Windows ................... 8-15
Power Roof Vent (Optional) ............... 8-15
Day/Night Pleated Window Shade ..... 8-16
SECTION 9: CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Roof ...................................................... 9-1
Underbody ............................................ 9-1
Body Finish........................................... 9-1
Stripes and Decals, care of.................... 9-2
Interior Maintenance
Upholstery, Carpeting and
Draperies ........................................ 9-2
Carpet and Cleaning........................... 9-2
Spots and Stains ................................. 9-2
Vinyl Fabrics...................................... 9-2
Draperies, Curtains and Bedspreads .. 9-3
Cabinetry............................................ 9-3
Vinyl Wallboard ................................. 9-3
Tables and Countetops ....................... 9-3
Stainless Steel Sink ............................ 9-3
Range and Refrigerator...................... 9-3
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Bathroom ........................................... 9-3
Doors and Windows........................... 9-3
Window, Roll-up Shade Adjustment . 9-4
Vehicle Maintenance
Chassis Service and Maintenance...... 9-4
Engine Access.................................... 9-4
Engine Cooling System ..................... 9-4
Rear Window Washer Reservoir
Level Check .................................... 9-4
Tire Pressure and Condition............... 9-5
Tire Replacement Information ........... 9-5
Wheel Replacement
Recommendations........................... 9-6
Suspension Alignment and Tire
Balance............................................ 9-6
Rear Air Springs ................................ 9-6
SECTION 10: STORING YOUR MOTOR
HOME
Preparing Vehicle for Storage ............. 10-1
Cold Weather Storage Procedure
(Winterizing).................................... 10-1
Removal from Storage ........................ 10-3
INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on the purchase of your new
Rialta motor home, which has been carefully designed, engineered and quality built by Winnebago Industries, Inc.
ABOUT THIS MANUAL
Please read this operator’s manual completely to understand how everything in your coach
works before taking it on its “maiden voyage.”
This manual is a quide to safe operation of the
features, equipment and controls in this coach.
Some equipment, such as the vehicle chassis and
certain electronic systems or appliances, have
their own comprehensive, manufacturer supplied
manuals or information sheets which describe
operation of these products in great detail. This
manual will refer you to the manufacturer’s information included in your Owner INFOCASE
whenever necessary.
SUBJECT ICONS - To make it easier for you
to find information you’re looking for, we have
placed convenient, pictorial symbols called
“icons” beside many of the subject headings in
this manual. The icons correspond to the subject
matter of the section. These icons were designed
similar to the familiar international symbols
which identify public facilities such as restrooms
and handicap access. There are several examples
of icons on this page.
PAGE ICONS - The icons at the upper corners of each page correspond to the primary content of each main section of the manual, such as
LP Gas, Electrical, Plumbing, etc. This means
you can flip through the manual either forward or
backward and know exactly which main section
you are looking for just by watching the icons at
the top of the page. This means less paging back
and forth.
We also urge you to read the complete
Chassis Operating Guide provided by the
chassis maker and all other operating information provided by our equipment suppliers
and manufacturers. This is contained in your
Owner INFOCASETM.
This manual should be kept in the vehicle at
all times for personal reference. The operator’s
manual, INFOCASE and chassis operating guide
are to be considered permanent components of
this vehicle. They should remain in the vehicle
when sold to provide the next owner with important safety, operating and maintenance information.
NOTE: The descriptions, illustrations, and specifications in this manual were correct at
the time of printing. We reserve the right
to change specifications or design without notice, and without incurring obligation to install the same on products
previously manufactured.
CHASSIS OWNER’S
MANUAL
Throughout this manual, frequent reference
is made to the vehicle chassis owner’s manual.
The chassis manual is the operator’s manual provided by Volkswagen, the manufacturer of the
chassis on which this motor home is built. Consult the chassis guide for operating safety and
maintenance instructions pertaining to the Volkswagen chassis section of the motor home.
OWNER’S INFOCASE
Your Owner’s InfoCase contains information
supplied by manufacturers of individual appliances and equipment installed in your motor
home.
Consult this information regarding the operation and care of appliances, accessories and special equipment.
OPTIONS AND EQUIPMENT
Some equipment and accessories described in
this manual may be optional and may not apply to
your coach.
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Winnebago or Itasca dealership and they will assist you.
BEFORE DRIVING
Before sitting in the driver’s seat, always
check around your vehicle to be sure you have
proper clearance for maneuvering. If necessary,
have a passenger help guide you out of a difficult
parking space.
Although your coach features automotive
conveniences like power steering and power
brakes, driving a motor home is different from
driving a car. A motor home is larger and heavier
than an automobile, so it requires more stopping
and passing distance, and more parking and maneuvering space than does a car.
Always be aware of the size of your motor
home. The added height of roof air conditioners,
TV antennas or luggage boxes may cause clearance problems around some tunnels, canopies
and hanging signs. Know the height of your unit
so you can observe posted clearance limits. Also,
remember that some bridges, old ones in particular, may not support the weight of your motor
home. Know the weight of your unit and observe
any posted weight limits.
Remember: Alway use your seat belt and be
sure your passengers do so as well. We also advise making frequent rest stops while traveling to
relieve stress on yourself, your passengers and
your vehicle.
SERVICE AND
ASSISTANCE
Your Rialta dealer will be glad to provide any
additional information you need, as well as answer any questions you might have about operating the equipment in your motor home. When it
comes to service, remember that your dealer
knows your vehicle best and is interested in your
satisfaction. Your dealer will provide quality
maintenance and any other assistance that you
may require during your ownership of this vehicle.
If you need warranty repairs while traveling,
however you may take your motor home to any
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WARRANTY
Your new vehicle is covered by a factory
warranty against defects in material and workmanship. This warranty should be validated immediately and returned to the factory by your
dealer. For additional information, see your
“New Vehicle Limited Warranty” included with
this vehicle.
DRINKING AND DRIVING
Winnebago Industries supports the recommendations of the Presidential Commission on
Drunk Driving.
·
·
·
·
Exercise your good judgment and encourage
others to do the same.
Know the legal limits and do not exceed
them.
Also know your personal limits, which may
be lower than the legal limits.
Should you ever exceed your limits, find alternative transportation; call a cab, ask a
friend to drive you home or call a family
member to come and get you.
The presence of alcohol in significant levels
in the blood increases the probability that the
driver will be involved in an accident.
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect
which could cause a crash or could cause injury
or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA) in addition to notifying Winnebago Industries, Inc.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it
may open an investigation, and if it finds that a
INTRODUCTION
safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may
order a recall and remedy campaign. However,
NHTSA cannot become involved in individual
problems between you, your dealer, or Winnebago Industries.
To contact NHTSA, you may either call the
Auto Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-800-424-9393
(or 366-0123 in Washington, D.C. area) or write
to: NHTSA, U.S. Department of Transportation,
Washington, D.C. 20590. You can also obtain
other information about motor vehicle safety
from the Hotline.
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VEHICLE CERTIFICATION LABEL
This label contains vehicle identification and other important reference information. The vehicle certification label is located on the sidewall to the left of the steering wheel, or on the driver’s door. Never
remove or destroy this label.
MANUFACTURED BY
INCOMPLETE VEHICLE MANUFACTURED
BY
MOTOR CORP.
1
2
MONTH AND YEAR OF MANUFACTURE:________
4
GVWR_______LB _________KG
3
SUITABLE TIRE AND RIM CHOICE
COLD INFLATION
GAWR:
TIRE
RIM
PRESSURE
FRT______ LB______ KG________________ ________________ ______ PSI______ KPA SINGLE
RR.
_______
LB______ KG________________
________________
______
5
6
7
9
8 PSI______ KPA______
THIS VEHICLE CONFORMS TO ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY
STANDARDS IN EFFECT ON THE DATE OF MANUFACTURE SHOWN ABOVE.
11
10
SERIAL NO. _________________________
VIN______________________________
TYPE ____________________
MODEL ____________________
COLOR__________
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14
12
EXPLANATION OF DATA
1. Chassis manufacturer.
2. Chassis manufacture date.
3. Month and year of manufacture at Winnebago Industries.
4. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: Total permissible weight of the vehicle, including driver,
passengers, total cargo carried (including all
liquids) and equipped with all options.
5. Gross Axle Weight Rating: Total permissible
weight allowed for the front, intermediate*
and rear axles (listed in pounds and kilograms).
6. Suitable Tire Choice: Tires recommended to
meet handling and safety requirements.
When replacing any of the tires on your
vehicle, always replace with a tire that meets
these specifications.
7. Suitable Rim Choice: Wheel rims recommended to meet handling and safety requirements. When replacing any of the rims on
your vehicle, always replace with a rim that
meets these specifications.
8. Cold Inflation Pressure: Inflation pressures
recommended (while Cold) for the tires originally equipped on your vehicle. These pressure levels must be maintained to assure
proper handling, safety and fuel economy.
9. Intermediate* and Rear Axle Wheel Configuration: Single or Dual.
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10. Serial Number: This is the serial number
assigned to the completed vehicle by Winnebago Industries.
11. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN): This
number identifies the chassis on which the
motor home is built.
12. Type: States the NHTSA designated usage
classification for your motor home. MPV
signifies a Multi-purpose Passenger Vehicle.
13. Model: Lists the Winnebago product model
number of your vehicle.
14. Color: Signifies the color code number of the
decor used throughout the vehicle. This
number is necessary for ordering replacement cushions, curtains, carpet, etc.
*Intermediate (INT) data applies only to Class-A
models equipped with tag axle.
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EXTERIOR FEATURE IDENTIFICATION
Model 222QD shown for illustration purposes only.
Actual locations of features depends on your model and option combinations.
2
1
3
7
6
5
4
1. Roof Air Conditioner Unit
2. Refrigerator Exhaust Vent
3. Roof Vent/Skylight
4. Refrigerator Air Intake/Service Panel
8. City Water Connection
9. Exterior Wash Station/Shower
10. Rear Window Wiper/Washer
11. Spare Tire Storage Carrier
12. Rear Trunk Storage Compartment
5. 110-Volt Outlets
6. LP Gas Tank Compartment
7. Fresh Water Tank Fill
13. Sewer Hose Storage
14. Aux. 110-Volt Generator (GenSet)
15. Furnace Intake/Exhaust Ports*
16. Holding Tank Dump Valves
17. Engine Fuel Fill
*CAUTION: Be careful. These features may become HOT while refrigerator or furnace are in use.
**Also contains shoreline cord storage, generator/shoreline plug in, cable TV connection and
rear window washer reservoir.
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SECTION 1
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Read and understand all instructions and precautions in this manual before operating your
new motor home. Throughout this manual, certain items are labeled NOTE, CAUTION and
WARNING. These terms alert you to precautions
that can involve risk to your vehicle or to your
personal safety. Read and follow them carefully.
·
Never allow passengers to stand or kneel on
seats while the vehicle is moving.
·
Sleeping facilities are not to be utilized while
vehicle is moving.
·
Examine the escape window and be familiar
with its operation, but do not use except in an
emergency.
•
Inspect the fire extinguisher monthly for
proper charge and operating condition. This
should also be done before beginning a vacation or any extended trip.
NOTE: Indicates a special point of information.
CAUTION
Indicates that a failure to observe can
cause damage to vehicle or equipment
WARNING
This symbol is used to alert you to
precautions that involve your personal safety as well as vehicle damage. Read and follow them carefully.
Listed below are some safety precautions that
must be adhered to. These precautions as well as
others that involve damage to equipment are also
listed in the appropriate areas in this manual.
DRIVING
·
Do not attempt to adjust the driver’s seat
while the vehicle is moving.
·
Do not adjust tilt steering in a moving
vehicle.
·
Do not operate the cruise control on icy or
extremely wet roads, winding roads, in heavy
traffic, or in any other traffic situation where
a constant speed cannot be maintained.
·
Use care when accelerating or decelerating
on a slippery surface. Abrupt speed changes
can cause skidding and loss of control.
·
Driving through water deep enough to wet
the brakes may affect stopping distance or
cause the vehicle to pull to one side. Check
brake operation in a safe area to be sure they
have not been affected. Never operate any
vehicle if a difference in braking efficiency is
noticeable.
GENERAL WARNINGS
·
Only seats equipped with seat belts are to be
occupied while the vehicle is moving.
·
Make sure all passengers have seat belts fastened in a low and snug position so the force
exerted by the belt in a collision will be
spread across the strong hip area. Place the
lap belt across the lap as low on the hips as
possible. Pull the retractor belt so that the belt
is snug and the mechanism takes up the slack.
Pregnant women should wear a lap-shoulder
belt whenever possible, with the lap belt portion worn low and snug throughout the pregnancy.
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·
Adverse weather conditions and extremes in
terrain may affect handling and/or performance of your vehicle. Refer to your chassis
manual for related information.
closed and door latched securely.
·
Never connect natural gas to the LP gas system.
·
When lighting range burners do not turn
burner controls to “On” and allow gas to escape before lighting match.
·
Portable fuel-burning equipment, including
wood and charcoal grills and stoves, shall not
be used inside the recreational vehicle. The
use of this equipment inside the recreational
vehicle may cause fires or asphyxiation.
·
LP gas regulators must always be installed
with the diaphragm vent facing downward.
Regulators that are not in compartments have
been equipped with a protective cover. Make
sure that the regulator vent faces downward
and that the cover is kept in place to minimize
vent blockage which could result in excessive
gas pressure causing fire or explosion.
·
The following warning label is located in the
cooking area to remind you to provide an adequate supply of fresh air for combustion.
FUEL & LP GAS
·
All pilot lights must be extinguished and appliances turned off while refilling the fuel
tank or LP tank.
·
Never smoke while refilling vehicle fuel tank
or LP gas tank.
·
Avoid inhaling exhaust gases produced by
burned gasoline, diesel fuel or LP gas in
items such as the range, chassis engine, generator engine, refrigerator, furnace and water
heater. They contain carbon monoxide,
which is an odorless, colorless and poisonous
gas.
·
·
Do not bring or store LP gas containers, gasoline or other flammable liquids inside the
vehicle because a fire or explosion may result. LP gas containers are equipped with
safety valves which relieve excessive pressure by discharging gas to the atmosphere.
Do not alter the LP gas system at any time or
in any way.
·
Do not fill LP gas container(s) above 80 percent of capacity. Overfilling the LP gas container can result in uncontrolled gas flow
which can cause fire or explosion. A properly
filled container will contain approximately
80 percent of its volume as liquid LP gas.
·
Never use an open flame to test for LP gas
leaks. Replace all protective covers and caps
on LP system after filling. Make sure valve is
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WARNING
IT IS NOT SAFE TO USE COOKING
APPLIANCES FOR COMFORT HEATING
COOKING
APPLIANCES
BEFORE
OPERATION:
1.
OPEN
OVERHEAD
2.
OPEN
WINDOW.
NEED
VENT
FRESH
OR
TURN
AIR
ON
FOR
SAFE
EXHAUST
OPERATION.
FAN
AND;
Unlike large homes, the oxygen supply inside
a recreational vehicle is limited due to its
size. To avoid danger of asphyxiation, provide proper ventilation when using the gas
rangetop or gas oven. It is especially important that the gas oven and range top not be
used for comfort heating. Danger of asphyxiation is greater when these appliances are
used for long periods of time.
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
LP GAS LEAKS
Press to Stop Alarm
The following label is located in the vehicle
near the range area. If you smell gas within the
vehicle, quickly and carefully perform the procedures listed.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
IF YOU SMELL GAS
Extinguish any open flames, pilot
lights and all smoking materials.
Do not touch electrical switches.
Shut off the gas supply at the tank
valve(s) or gas supply connection.
Open doors and other ventilating
openings.
Leave the area until odor clears.
Have the gas system checked and
leakage source corrected before
using again.
Green
(Active)
Red
(Alarm)
Amber
(Low Batt.)
If the Alarm Sounds
If the alarm sounds, do not touch any electrical switches. Immediately turn off the main LP
tank valve and all LP appliances, open all windows and roof vents, and leave the coach until
the alarm stops sounding.
If the alarm keeps sounding at regular intervals, a leak may be present. Contact your dealer
or an LP gas service center to have the problem
corrected before using the LP system again.
WARNING
LP GAS ALARM
Your coach is equipped with an LP gas detector which sounds an alarm if an unsafe amount of
LP gas is present inside the coach. Because LP
gas is heavier than air, the detector is located on
the rear galley cabinet face near the floor of the
coach.
A green light on the face of the alarm shows
when the unit is active. If the detector senses LP
gas, the alarm will make a loud, pulsating sound
and the red light will come on. Pressing the
“MUTE” button will stop the alarm for 60
seconds. If there is no more detectable LP gas,
the alarm will stay off. If the detector still senses
LP gas by the end of the 60 second mute mode,
the alarm will sound again.
Never use an open flame to test for
gas leaks.
When testing for gas line leaks with a
soapy water solution, DO NOT use a
detergent containing ammonia or
chlorine. These substances may generate a chemical reaction causing corrosion to gas lines, resulting in
dangerous leak conditions.
Power Connection
The gas alarm is powered by the coach batteries. If the battery cable is disconnected from the
batteries or the fuse is blown, the alarm will not
work. The LP gas alarm fuse is located on the
power converter fuse panel shown on page 6-6.
If the coach batteries become extremely
drained (8.5 volts or less), the amber Low
Voltage/FAULT light on the face of the alarm
will come on, and in some rare cases the LP alarm
may begin to sound on its own. This condition is
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not likely to occur except during storage
situations when coach battery charge is not being
restored by the converter charger.
Because the LP gas alarm is connected directly to the auxiliary battery, it is always drawing a
small amount of current. Even though this current
draw is slight, it could drain the coach battery
during storage periods of 30 days or longer. We
recommend disconnecting the battery cables
from the auxiliary battery during extended storage periods to avoid discharge.
Other Combustible Fumes or Vapors
This alarm is designed to detect the presence
of LP gas, however there are other combustible
fumes or vapors which may be detected by the
sensor. These include: alcohol, liquor, deodorants, colognes, perfumes, wine, adhesives, lacquer, kerosene, gasoline, glues, most all cleaning
agents and the propellants of aerosol cans. Most
are lighter than air in their vapor state and will
only be detected when the area is closed up.
Glues and adhesives may exhaust hydrocarbon
vapors for months after they are applied. They
are easily activated by high temperatures. If you
close up an RV coach on a hot day, the chemicals
used in its construction may be detected for
months after the coach was manufactured.
Further Information
See the manufacturer’s information entitled
“Your LP Gas Detector” in your Owner/InfoCase
for further instructions on nuisance alarms and
care and testing of the LP gas detector.
ELECTRICAL
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cord into an outlet which is not grounded and
do not adapt the plug to connect to a receptacle for which it is not designed.
·
Do not attach an extension cord to the utility
power cord.
·
Be sure that all electrical appliances to be
used contain 3-prong plugs for proper
grounding.
·
Avoid overloading electrical circuits. Replace fuses or circuit breakers with those of
the same size and amperage rating only. Never use a higher rated fuse or breaker.
·
Use caution when handling or working near
electrical storage batteries. Always remove
jewelry and wear protective clothing and eye
covering. Avoid creating sparks.
LOADING
·
Store or secure all loose items inside the motor home before traveling. Possible overlooked items such as canned goods or small
appliances on the countertop, cooking pans
on the range, or free-standing furniture items
can become dangerous projectiles during a
sudden stop.
·
Be aware of GVWR, GAWR and individual
load limit on each tire. (See “Loading the
Motor Home” in Section 4.)
·
Never load the motor home in excess of the
gross vehicle weight rating or the gross axle
weight rating for either axle.
Careless handling of electrical components
can be fatal. Never touch or use electrical
components or appliances while feet are bare,
while hands are wet, or while standing in water or on wet ground.
Improper grounding of the vehicle can cause
personal injury. Do not plug the utility power
MAINTENANCE
·
Do not remove the radiator cap while engine
and radiator are still hot. Always check cool-
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ant level visually at the see-through coolant
reservoir.
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CARBON MONOXIDE
WARNING
Never get beneath a vehicle that is held up by
a jack.
Do not mix different construction types of
tires on the vehicle such as radial, bias or belted tires, as vehicle handling may be affected.
Replace tires with exact size, type and load
range See page 0-3 for tire specifications.
Do not attempt to start the vehicle by hot wiring.
FORMALDEHYDE INFORMATION
WARNING
Although Winnebago did not use
formaldehyde based adhesives to
manufacture this vehicle, some raw
materials used, such as plywood, carpet and fabrics may contain formaldehyde based adhesives which may
release formaldehyde fumes into the
air for an unknown period of time
until total dissipation occurs. Individuals who are allergic to formaldehyde
gas fumes may experience irritation
to eyes, ears, nose and throat.
Although long range effects are not
well understood, testing to date has
not revealed any serious health
effects in humans at the level of emission from these products.
NOTE: To aid in dissipation, ventilate the
vehicle by opening all windows and circulating the air with a fan.
WARNING
Avoid inhaling exhaust gases, as they
contain carbon monoxide, which is a
colorless, odorless and poisonous gas.
If you suspect that exhaust fumes are entering
the passenger compartment, have the cause determined and corrected as soon as possible. If you
must drive under these conditions, drive only
with ALL WINDOWS FULLY OPENED.
The best protection against carbon monoxide
entry into the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust and ventilation system. It is
recommended that the exhaust system and body
be inspected by a qualified motor home service
center.
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Each time the vehicle is raised for an oil
change.
Whenever a change in the sound of the exhaust system is noticed.
Whenever the exhaust system, underbody or
rear of the vehicle is damaged.
To allow proper operation of the vehicle’s
ventilation system, keep front ventilation inlet
grill clear of snow, leaves or other obstructions at
all times. DO NOT OCCUPY A PARKED VEHICLE WITH ENGINE RUNNING FOR AN
EXTENDED PERIOD.
Do not run engine in confined areas, such as a
garage, except to move vehicle in or out of area.
When vehicle is stopped in an UNCONFINED
area with the engine running for any more than a
short period, adjust heating or cooling system to
force outside air into the vehicle as follows:
1. Set fan to medium or high speed and vent
control to air.
2. On vehicles equipped with air conditioning,
set fan to medium or high speed and set control to obtain maximum vent air.
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Rear windows should be closed while driving
to avoid drawing dangerous exhaust gases into
the vehicle.
CARBON MONOXIDE
ALARM
Your coach is equipped with a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm, located on the underside of the
overhead cabinet above the left rear dinette seat.
InfoCase. It includes information on precautions,
operational testing, and battery/sensor replacement.
EMERGENCY EXITS
Emergency Exit Windows
Your motor home is equipped with an
emergency exit window in the rear of the vehicle
which functions as an escape exit in an emergency situation.
The glass is installed with a rubber extrusion.
It is opened by pulling on the red plastic loop,
located at the bottom of the window, until the
rubber cord is completely removed. This allows
the window to be pushed out. Instructions for
removal are also located on a label on the glass
for quick reference and for passengers who may
not be familiar with the exit. Be sure this label is
never removed or destroyed.
The CO alarm is powered by a 9-volt battery
and contains a sensor that is designed to detect
toxic carbon monoxide gas fumes resulting from
incomplete combustion of fuel. It will detect CO
gas from any combustion source such as the
furnace, gas range/oven, water heater, refrigerator, chassis engine, and electric generator engine.
Monthly Testing
Press the TEST button on the face of the alarm
periodically (at least monthly) to check the function of the alarm and condition of the battery. If
the alarm begins to beep every few seconds, the
battery may be weak and need replacement.
(Press the TEST button to be sure before replacing the battery. If the alarm sounds, the battery
may still be okay. If the alarm still beeps every
few seconds, check the smoke detector also. The
“low battery” warning beep is similar on many
alarm devices, so the origin of this electronic
sound can be deceiving.)
Further Information
Please read the information provided by the
manufacturer, which is included in your Owner
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RED LOOP
WARNING
Use emergency window for emergency exit only. Do not test for proper
operation.
If the cord is released by accident, but the
glass remains in place, the cord can be replaced
using a blunt instrument, preferably one made of
plastic. We suggest you contact your dealer for
assistance.
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WARNING
Use care when exiting emergency
window, as broken glass may be
present in the exit area.
FIRE EXTINGUISHER
WARNING
Do not test the fire extinguisher by
discharging it. Partial discharge can
cause leakage of pressure or contents
which would render the unit inoperative when needed. When using the
fire extinguisher, aim the spray at the
base of the fire.
A dry chemical fire extinguisher is located
near the floor by the side entrance door.
SMOKE ALARM
Your motor home is equipped with a smoke
alarm located on the underside of the overhead
cabinet above the right rear dinette seat. This
alarm meets U.L. Standard 217 and NFPA Standard 74 for operation of smoke detection devices.
1. The smoke alarm should be tested for correct
operation each time the vehicle is brought
out of storage, before each trip, and at least
once a week during motor home use. To test
the electronics, firmly depress the button. To
test that smoke reaches the sensor, blow
smoke in a careful, fire-safe manner into
your smoke alarm.
We recommend that you become thoroughly
familiar with the operating instructions displayed on the side of the fire extinguisher or in
the information supplied in your Owner InfoCase.
We also recommend that you inspect the fire
extinguisher for proper charge at least once a
month in accordance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommendations as
stated on the label. If the charge is insufficient,
the fire extinguisher must be replaced.
2. Your smoke alarm will not work without
power. Never remove the battery to quiet the
alarm. When your smoke alarm “beeps”
about once a minute the battery is weak.
Install a new battery immediately. Be sure to
use only batteries specified in manual or on
unit. Test unit after installing a new battery.
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3. Clean and vacuum the openings on your
smoke alarm once a month.
4. Do not open the smoke alarm or try to repair
it. For replacement information see warranty
in Owner’s Manual.
5. Smoke alarms have technical limitations and
may not respond in all situations. FIRE PREVENTION is your best safeguard.
See your Owner InfoCase for further information.
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(See also Safety Precautions, Section 1 of this
manual.)
NOTE: This section describes only those instruments and controls which are unique to
this motor home. For complete information regarding all other equipment, controls and instructions, consult the
Volkswagen chassis owner’s manual or
the individual equipment manufacturer’s
information provided in your Owner
InfoCase. Some items described may be
optional or unavailable on your vehicle.
BEFORE ENTERING YOUR
VEHICLE
Before entering your vehicle, there are a few
recommended procedures that will aid in your
driving safety and equipment.
1. Be sure that the windows, mirrors and light
lenses are clean and unobstructed.
2. Make sure all exterior lights operate properly.
3. Check tires for proper cold inflation pressures and inspect for any unusual wear.
4. Check wheel lug nuts for tightness.
5. Look beneath the vehicle for noticeable fluid
leakage.
6. Check fluid levels and fill if necessary. This
includes engine oil, transmission fluid, coolant, brake fluid, power steering fluid and
windshield washer solvent.
WARNING
The transmission must be in P (Park)
or N (Neutral) and park brake engaged
while performing any checks or adjustments.
The engine should be shut off unless
specifically required for a certain procedure.
7. Unhook and store sewer and water supply
hoses.
8. Retract step.
9. Be sure that all of your cargo is secured in
event of a sudden stop or an accident.
10. Check around your vehicle in all directions
to assure that you have proper clearance.
11. Lower TV antenna.
12. Disconnect and store shoreline.
WARNING
Before driving your vehicle, be sure
you have read the entire operator’s
manual and that you understand your
vehicle’s equipment completely and
how to use the equipment safely.
BEFORE DRIVING YOUR
VEHICLE
Before preparing to drive your vehicle, here
are a few recommended procedures that will add
to your driving safety and enjoyment.
1. Be sure that you adjust the interior and exterior rear view mirrors to your driving preference.
2. Adjust the driver's seat for proper distance
from foot pedals and steering wheel to allow
for safety and ease in controlling your vehicle.
3. Place front seats in the forward facing position.
4. Be sure to fasten all safety belts to fit you
comfortably, but tight enough to obtain the
full safety of the belts.
5. Make sure all doors are completely shut and
locked. When the doors are shut and locked,
there is less change of the doors flying open
in event of an accident. It also prevents unintentional opening of doors and keeps intruders out of your vehicle.
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6. Check to see that all gauges are operating
properly.
7. Check the fuel level in the vehicle.
8. Be certain that the fire extinguisher is fully
charged and secure in its mounting bracket.
CAUTION
Be sure hood and all compartment
doors are latched securely before
driving vehicle
KEYS
Your motor home is supplied with
several sets of keys. In addition to the
chassis manufacturer's ignition key, you receive
keys for front doors, entrance door, and exterior
compartment doors.
Each set of keys has an identification number,
either a small metal tag or stamped into the key
head. Record these numbers and keep them in a
safe place. In case keys are lost or stolen, your
dealer or a locksmith can provide you with duplicate keys or modify the locks.
FUEL INFORMATION
GASOLINE FUEL FILL
REMOVING THE FUEL CAP
When removing the gasoline cap, slowly rotate it only far enough to allow pressure to release. After any "hissing" sounds stop, continue
removing the cap.
FILLING THE TANK
Do not overfill the fuel tank. Allow gasoline
to pump into the tank until the auto-shutoff valve
in the fuel pump nozzle stops the flow of fuel, indicating a full tank. This provides a pre-determined vapor space at the top of the tank to allow
for expansion of the gasoline.
CAUTION
Continuing to fill above this level
may cause damage to the fuel/evaporative emission system.
Fuel Tank Capacity: 21.1 gals.
REPLACEMENT FUEL CAPS
To protect gasoline system from excessive
pressure or vacuum, or from sudden pressure, replace lost caps with caps of the same design
available from your dealer.
FUEL SELECTION
Refer to your Volkswagen chassis owner’s
manual for the manufacturer's recommendations
on proper fuel selection.
STARTING AND
STOPPING ENGINE
WARNING
Refer to your Volkswagen chassis owner’s
manual for the manufacturer's recommendations
on starting and stopping the engine.
Modern fuel systems may build up
pressure within the tank as the gasoline warms during use or in hot weather.
Under certain conditions, sudden
release of this pressure when removing the gasoline cap can spray gasoline from the fuel fill opening,
causing a possible hazard.
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ENTRANCE DOOR LOCK
AND HANDLE
NOTE: Keys should always be removed when
leaving the vehicle. Since doors can be
locked without keys, make sure they have
been removed from the ignition before
locking the driver’s compartment.
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The entrance door may be opened from outside the vehicle by pulling the door handle outward. To open the door from inside, pull upward
on the door handle. When the door is locked, neither the inside nor the outside door handle can be
operated. It can be locked and unlocked from the
outside of the vehicle by inserting the key into the
lock and turning.
CAUTION
When releasing security night lock,
be sure to retract bolt before opening
door latch to prevent drag on bolt pin.
Instruct all passengers in operation of
this door catch system as well as
emergency exit window.
Never force the inside door handle
downward, as damage could occur.
DRIVER COMPARTMENT DOOR
LOCKS
Consult your Volkswagen chassis owner’s
manual.
Pull
Entrance Door Handle - Outside
To lock the door from inside, rotate the lock
levers as indicated. The deadbolt lock is for added security and should be used as a security night
lock.
Pull
Entrance Door Handle - Inside
Lubricate the locks periodically with graphite
to maintain good working condition.
Power Locks
The power locks on the front driver and
passenger doors will lock and unlock both front
doors and the side entrance door. As is typical for
most multi-purpose vehicles, the side entrance
door lock can be controlled by the front door
power locks, but not vice versa. The side door
cannot lock any other door except itself. Before
leaving the vehicle by way of the side entrance
door, be sure the front doors are locked by pressing one of the front door lock knobs or turning
one of the front door key locks.
DRIVER AND CO-PILOT
SEATS
The front seats have slide, recline and swivel
features. The seat adjustment controls are located
on the lower left side of the seat base.
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Lift to
Recline
Lift to
Swivel
Lift to
Slide
Rotate forward to
increase lumbar
support
Adjustment Knob
Driver Seat
To Swivel Seats: Lift the release lever, located on the side of the seat, and rotate seat. The
seats are designed to lock only when returned to
the forward facing position.
NOTE: A warning chime will sound when the ignition key is turned on if the passenger
seat swivel mechanism is not locked in
the forward facing position.
To Recline Seats: Lift the reclining lever,
lean back to desired incline and release the lever.
To return to the upright position, lift the lever and
lean body forward. Allow the seat to return to the
desired position and release the lever.
To Adjust Lumbar Support (driver seat
only): Turn the knob on the left side of the seat
forward to increase support and rearward to decrease support.
To Adjust Armrest Position (driver seat
only): Turn the knob at the front end of the armrest clockwise (tighten) to raise armrest position
and counterclockwise (loosen) to lower arm position.
WARNING
Do not adjust driver’s seat while
vehicle is in motion.
After adjusting seat, always use body
pressure to make sure slide and
swivel locking mechanism have
engaged.
Be sure all swivel seats are locked in
the forward facing position while the
vehicle is in motion.
Only seats equipped with seat belts
are to be occupied while the vehicle is
in motion.
COMPANION SEATS - Model 222QD
The companion seats not only provide additional passenger seating, but can be converted to
sleeping facilities as well. See Companion Seat/
Bed Conversion on page 8-11 for complete instructions.
Storage compartments are located beneath the
companion seats. The passenger side seat has a
door on the rear. The driver side seat has a door
on the aisle side.
Seat Back Adjustment (Recline)
The angle of the companion seat back can be
adjusted to three positions:
· Lift front of seat cushion up and pull forward.
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·
Lower seat cushion while positioning the side
pegs into the angled notches on the seat rails.
NOTE: Notches to be used depends on angle
of recline desired. The farther forward, the
greater the angle of recline.
LOUNGE SEAT - Models 222FD & 222HD
The swivel/slider lounge seat provides additional passenger seating.
The swivel will lock in the center facing position for your safety while the vehicle is moving.
them in the doors or in the seat mechanism. After
any serious accident, any safety belts which were
in use at the time should be replaced.
To Fasten and Adjust
The 3-point seat belts in your coach are
equipped with automatic locking retractors that
let you easily adjust your seat belt to the proper
length for passenger safety.
PRESS
TO
RELEASE
Lift to
Slide
·
Lift to
Swivel
Swivel: Pull up on the swivel lever located on the
lower left hand side of the seat. The seat will lock
into place whenever it reaches the center aisle
facing position.
Always return the seat to the aisle facing position
for proper use of seat belts while traveling.
Slide: Pull up on the slide lever located on the
lower left hand side of the seat. Slide to the desired position and release the lever.
SEAT BELTS
Seats intended for occupancy while the vehicle is in motion are equipped with seat belts for
the protection of the driver and passengers. The
lap belts must be worn as low as possible and fit
snugly across the hip area. Always sit erect and
well back into the seat. To gain full protection of
the safety belt, never let more than one person use
the same safety belt at any one time, and do not
let the safety belts become damaged by pinching
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Grasp the end of the belt and pull smoothly
outward from the seat to the required length,
then insert into buckle. Be sure belt is not
twisted before fastening.
Feed any excess belt length back toward the
seat so the belt retractor will lock the belt at
the proper length for your body when released.
Do not jerk the belt or pull out too quickly because it will lock prematurely and require you
to reset the belt retractor.
Reset the belt retractor by letting the belt go
all the way back to the starting point, then
pull slowly and smoothly outward.
To Release:
Depress button on end of buckle and pull belt
out of buckle.
Hold onto the tongue when you release it
from the buckle to keep it from retracting too rapidly.
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WARNING
Snug and low belt positions are
essential. This will ensure that the
force exerted by the lap belt in a collision is spread over the strong hip area
and not across the abdomen, which
could result in serious injury.
Only seats equipped with seat belts
are to be occupied while vehicle is in
motion.
When the lap-shoulder belt is in use, the lap
portion must ride across the strong hip area and
the shoulder portion must ride diagonally over
the shoulder blade toward the buckle.
The shoulder belt is designed to lock only
during a sudden stop, sudden body movement or
a collision. At all other times it will move freely
with the occupant.
WARNING
Never wear the shoulder belt in any
position other than as stated above.
Failure to do so could increase the
chance or extent of injury in a collision.
CARE AND CLEANING
· Be careful not to damage the belt webbing
and hardware. Take care not to pinch them in
the seat or doors.
· Inspect the belts and hardware periodically.
Check for cuts, frays, and loose parts. Damaged parts should be replaced. Do not remove
or modify the belt system.
· Keep belts clean and dry. If the belts need
cleaning, use only a mild soap and water
solution. Do not use hot water. Do not use
abrasive cleaners or bleach. These products
may weaken or damage the belts.
· Replace any belt assembly that was used during a severe impact. Replace the complete
assembly even if damage is not apparent.
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CHILD RESTRAINTS
All 50 of the United States and the District of
Columbia now require the use of the child/infant
restraint systems for children in vehicles.
A properly installed and secured child
restraint system can help reduce the chance or
severity of personal injury to a child in an accident or during a sudden maneuver. Children may
be injured in an accident if they are not seated in
a child restraint which is not properly secured.
A child restraint system is designed to be secured in a vehicle seat by a lap belt or the lap belt
portion of a lap-shoulder belt. According to accident statistics, children are also safer when properly restrained in rear seating positions than in
front seating positions.
When purchasing a child restraint system:
1. Look for the label certifying that it meets all
applicable U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle
Safety Standards (FMVSS) or, in Canada,
requirements of the Children's Car Seats and
Harnesses Regulations (CCSHR).
2. Make sure that it will attach to your vehicle
and restrain your child securely and conveniently so that you are able to install it correctly each time it is used.
3. Be certain that it is appropriate for the child's
height, weight and development. The
instructions and/or the regulation label
attached to the restraint typically provides
this information.
4. Review the instructions for installation and
use of the restraint. Be sure that you understand them fully and can install the restraint
properly and safely in your vehicle.
MIRRORS
Always adjust mirrors for maximum rear visibility before driving off. Make sure the seat is
adjusted for proper vehicle control and that you
are sitting back squarely into the seat.
See your Volkswagen owner’s manual for
instructions on adjusting power mirrors.
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INSTRUMENT PANEL
GAUGES AND CONTROLS
See your Volkswagen owner’s manual for
detailed information on Volkswagen instrument
gauges, vehicle controls and other Volkswagen
original equipment.
STEERING COLUMN CONTROLS
See your Volkswagen owner’s manual for all
controls located on the steering column or steering wheel.
WARNING
Do not operate the cruise control on
icy or extremely wet roads, winding
roads, in heavy traffic, or in any other
traffic situation where a constant
speed cannot be maintained.
Aux. Start Switch
Press and hold the switch while turning the
ignition key to the start position to temporarily
route power from the coach battery to the engine
starter. When you release the switch, the coach
battery is no longer connected to the starter.
AUTO AIR CONDITIONER/
HEATER
RADIO/CASSETTE PLAYER
See your Volkswagen Owner’s Manual for
operating instructions for dash mounted automotive heater-air conditioner controls.
Most models are available with a standard
AM/FM radio/cassette player or optional AM/
FM/CD player to provide high quality stereo
sound for your traveling and living enjoyment.
Refer to your Owner InfoCase for operating and
care instructions.
NOTE: The automotive air conditioner is not designed to cool the entire interior of the
motor home, but is intended to cool the
driver’s compartment only.
AUXILIARY START SWITCH
The auxiliary start switch can be used to provide emergency starting power to engine starter
from the coach battery if the automotive battery
is dead or too weak to start the engine. The auxiliary start switch is located on the overhead console in the headliner above the rearview mirror.
REAR AUTOMOTIVE HEATER
The rear automotive heater supplies heat to
the rear portion of the coach while driving. The
fan is controlled by a 3-speed rotary switch. The
rear heater fan speed control is located on the
overhead console in the headliner above the review mirror.
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automotive A/C must be on for the overhead A/C
to operate. The A/C fan speed control is located
on the overhead console in the headliner above
the rearview mirror.
Temperature is controlled by the automotive
air conditioner lever on the dash. See your Volkswagen owners manual for instructions on auto
air conditioner operation.
Rear Heater Fan Control
Temperature Control (Model 22QD & 22HD)
The temperature control is located on the face
of the wardrobe cabinet. Turn the knob counter
clockwise (to the left) to increase temperature
and clockwise (to the right) to lower the temperature.
To shut heat off, turn the knob completely to
the cold side and turn the dash switch to OFF.
Overhead A/C Fan Control
REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER
(Optional)
Rear Heater Temperature Control
(Model 22QD & 22HD)
NOTE: Model 22FD has a ducted rear heater
system that does not require a separate
rear temperature control.
AUXILIARY AUTOMOTIVE AIR
CONDITIONER (Optional)
The auxiliary air conditioner is mounted in
the cab headliner, with four vents aiming toward
the rear area of the coach. The dash-mounted
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The rear window defogger works only when
the ignition switch is on. The rear defogger
switch is located on the overhead console in the
headliner above the rearview mirror.
To use the rear window defogger, press the
switch and release. A small light in the switch
will light up to alert you when the defogger is on.
The defogger has an electronic timer that will
turn the defogger grid off automatically after 10
minutes of operation. You may also turn the defogger off when the window is clear by pressing
the switch to the off position.
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Rear Defogger Switch
NOTE: The rear window defogger is not designed to melt heavy snow or ice. Always
remove snow and ice before driving off.
Energy Tip
Turn off any electrical items or accessories
(lights, fans, defoggers, etc.) when not being
used. This reduces fuel consumption by cutting
down electrical load on the automotive alternator. When the load increases, the electrical “pull”
on the alternator causes the engine to work harder
also, increasing fuel consumption.
Rear Wiper/Washer Switch
To use the rear washer, press and hold the
switch for as long as needed. The washer will
stop when you release the switch. The wiper will
continue until you turn the switch off.
The rear washer fluid reservoir is located in
the trunk compartment. (See Introduction page
0-4.)
REAR WIPER/WASHER (Optional)
The optional rear window wiper/washer is
controlled by a single-speed rocker switch on the
overhead console in the headliner above the rearview mirror. To turn the wiper on or off, press the
switch and release.
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IN CASE OF DRIVING EMERGENCY
IF YOU GET A FLAT TIRE
In case of sudden tire failure:
• Hold the steering wheel firmly.
• Apply brakes moderately. Do not “jam on”
brakes.
• Slow down gradually and pull slowly to a
safe off-road place.
• Park on a level spot if possible.
• Turn off the engine.
• Set the parking brake.
• Turn on the hazard warning flashers.
• See your Volkswagen Owner’s Manual for
specific tire changing instructions and precautions.
NOTE: The spare tire is a size 195/70R15C like
the front tires. The spare tire may be used
on a rear position if inflated to 65 psi.
However, you should re-install a size
215/70R15C on the rear position as soon
as possible.
Spare Tire Storage Hoist
(Under passenger side rear corner)
WARNING
We advise you to obtain qualified
road service whenever possible. Do
not try to change a tire yourself
except under emergency conditions,
and only by closely following instructions in this manual and the chassis
operating guide.
If you do satisfactorily complete an
emergency tire change, we recommend that you have the wheel nuts
checked and properly torque tightened by qualified service personnel as
soon as possible.
After a wheel has been properly
torqued and inspected by qualified
service personnel, it should be
rechecked after traveling 100 miles,
then again at each oil change.
SPARE TIRE STORAGE
The spare tire is stored in a swing-down
cradle hoist assembly beneath the LP tank near
the right rear of the vehicle.
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
Follow the recommendations for jacking and
tire changing below.
The jack and lug wrench are stored in the
floor compartment ahead of the companion
seats.
A jack is designed for use as a tool for
changing tires only, not for use as a leveling
device or as a support for service purposes.
TIRE CHANGING SAFETY
PRECAUTIONS
Before attempting to change either the front or
rear tires, the following precautions should be
heeded:
1. Park vehicle on level surface only.
2. Turn off engine and set parking brake.
3. Activate hazard warning flasher.
4. Block both front and back of wheel opposite
wheel to be removed.
5. On soft ground, use a board or other material
under jack as a firm base to ensure that the
jack will not shift.
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IN CASE OF DRIVING EMERGENCY
heating condition, pull the vehicle over to the
roadside as soon as it is safe to do so, stop the
engine and get out of the vehicle.
For further information and instructions in
case of engine overheating, consult your chassis
owner’s guide.
WARNING
Front Jacking
Point (Both Sides)
Rear Jacking
Point (Both Sides)
WARNING
Do not crawl under the vehicle when
it is supported by a jack.
RECOVERY TOWING
See Volkswagen owner’s manual for proper
recovery towing procedures.
Winnebago Industries does not assume
responsibility for damage incurred while towing
this vehicle.
Operating a vehicle under a severe
overheating condition can result in
damage to the vehicle and may result
in personal injury.
WARNING
Automotive batteries produce caustic
acid, explosive gases, and electrical
current which may cause burns. It is
important that the instructions below
are followed exactly, or personal
injury (particularly to eyes) or property damage may result due to battery
explosion, battery acid, or electrical
(short circuit) burns.
•
•
WARNING
Stay out from beneath the motor
home while it is suspended by the
towing assembly unless the vehicle is
adequately supported by safety
stands. Do not allow passengers to
occupy a towed vehicle.
•
NOTE: Know and obey all state and local towing
regulations. Tow at reduced speed.
•
ENGINE OVERHEAT
If you see or hear steam escaping from the
radiator or the engine compartment or have any
other reason to suspect an extreme engine over3-2
NEVER smoke near the battery or
expose it to open flame or electrical sparks.
Wear eye protection or shield
your eyes while working near battery, in case an explosion does
occur. NEVER lean over a battery.
Do not allow battery fluid to contact eyes, skin, clothing, or
painted surfaces. Immediately
flush any contacted area with
water. If eyes are affected, seek
medical help after flushing.
Remove all metal jewelry to
lessen the risk of a short circuit
occurring.
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IN CASE OF DRIVING EMERGENCY
JUMP STARTING
See the Volkswagen owner’s manual for
jump starting procedures and recommendations.
CONNECTING A BATTERY
CHARGER
See the Volkswagen owner’s manual for
procedures and recommendations on connecting
a battery charger to the automotive (starting)
battery.
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TRAVELING WITH YOUR MOTORHOME
(See also SAFETY PRECAUTIONS, Section 1
of this manual.)
LOADING THE
VEHICLE
Your cargo capacity will vary according to the
options equipped on your vehicle, and your additional equipment and components not supplied
with the vehicle. Do not exceed any of the recommended weight ratings.
NOTE: We recommend that you dump all holding tanks before traveling to avoid carrying unnecessary weight.
When loading the vehicle, distribute cargo
load equally so that you do not exceed either the
Front or Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating
(GAWR) or the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
(GVWR). The Gross Axle Weight Rating
(GAWR) means the weight value specified by
the chassis manufacturer as the load carrying
capacity of a single axle system as measured at
the tire-to-ground interfaces. This is the total
weight a given axle is capable of carrying. Each
axle has its own rating.
Have your vehicle weighed to determine the
proper load distribution for your vehicle. Also
distribute cargo side-to-side so the weight on
each tire or dual set does not exceed one half of
the GAWR for either axle. (See “Weighing Your
Loaded Vehicle” following this section.)
For example, if the Front GAWR is 4,000 lbs.
there should be no more than 2,000 lbs. on each
tire. (If the left side weighs 2,100 lbs. and the
right side weighs 1,700 lbs., at least 100 lbs. of
the load should be shifted from the left side to the
right side.) The GVWR is listed on the Vehicle
Certification Label. (See page 0-3.).
CAUTION
The weight of the loaded vehicle
(including options, attachments, passengers, water, fuel, luggage and all
other cargo) must not exceed the
GVWR or GAWR of either axle.
FRONT AXLE TIRE
ALIGNMENT
We recommend that you have the front
suspension and steering alignment be checked
and adjusted after you have fully loaded the
vehicle according to your needs. Thereafter,
alignment should be periodically inspected to
maintain vehicle steering performance and to
prevent uneven tire wear.
WEIGHING YOUR
LOADED VEHICLE
To check the weight of your fully loaded
coach, locate a commercial weighing scale that
is capable of weighing large trucks.
Drive the entire coach onto the scale. This
weight should not exceed the Gross Vehicle
Weight Rating (GVWR) specified on the Vehicle
Certification Label near the driver seat. (See
sample on page 0-4).
Rear GAWR
(Rear Axle only)
Front GAWR
(Front Axle only)
GVWR
(Both Axles)
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To determine the weight on either the front or
rear axle, drive that axle only onto the scale.
Neither axle weight should exceed the corresponding maximum axle weight rating specified
on the certification label.
MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY
REAR BUMPER LOADS
The rear bumper is not intended to be used for
attaching load carrying brackets because cargo
items may cause overloading.
However, if it is necessary to attach load carrying devices to the vehicle, use the frame members for added support.
The following label is placed in a visible
location in the driver compartment.
TRAILER TOWING
BELTED SEATING POSITIONS MAY
EXCEED SLEEPING CAPACITY OF
THIS VEHICLE. SEE OWNERS
MANUAL FOR OCCUPANCY AND
WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS.
The number of belted seating positions in
your motor home may exceed the number people
used to determine maximum coach occupancy,
called the Net Carrying Capacity (NCC) in the
U.S. or Cargo Carrying Capacity (CCC) in
Canada.
To calculate the NCC or CCC, Winnebago
uses vehicle sleeping capacity, however your
coach may be equipped with more belted seating positions than sleeping positions to give
passengers a choice of seating arrangements.
You may use all of the belted seating positions
providing you stay within your vehicle’s GVWR
listed on the Vehicle Certification Label (see
page 0-3). However you use or load your
vehicle, it is your responsibility to keep the
weight within its stated gross vehicle weight rating
.
ROOF LOADING
When the vehicle is stationary, the roof will
support a 225 pound (maximum) person for the
purpose of conducting roof inspection and roof
maintenance.
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This coach may be equipped with a Class I
(2,000 lb.) trailer hitch.
NOTE: Volkswagen specifies certain weight
limitations and reductions for altitudes
above 3000 ft., steep grades more than
6% and ambient temperatures above 90°
F. See the “Vehicle Operation” section
in your Volkswagen chassis owner’s
manual.
PRE-TRAVEL CHECK LIST
Before starting the engine to leave on a trip, be
sure your motor home has been properly prepared and maintained. This will ensure an enjoyable trip and help avoid delays. Use this checklist
as a guide.
- Fluid Levels - Check and fill if necessary:
· engine oil
· transmission
· power steering
· radiator
· brake
· battery
· windshield washer
- Wheel Lug Nuts - Check for tightness.
- Tires - Check for proper cold inflation pressures as specified on the Vehicle Certification Label.
- Drive Belts - Check for proper condition and
tension (not cracked, frayed, or loose, etc.)
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- 110-Volt Generator (Optional) - Check oil
level in generator engine.
WARNING
Never check oil level in generator
while engine is operating.
- Fire Extinguisher - Make sure it is fully
charged and secured in mounting bracket.
- Lights - Make sure all exterior lights operate.
- Sewer and Water Supply Hose - Unhook and
store.
- TV Antenna - Make certain the TV antenna is
lowered and seated in its support cradle.
- Loose Items Inside the Motor Home - Store
or secure items.
- Pilot Lights - Make sure all pilots are off.
- Fuel Tanks - Check level.
- Water Tank - Fill with fresh water.
- Exterior Door - Make sure doors are closed
and locked.
- Seats - Adjusted for comfortable position and
locked in place.
- Mirrors - Adjust for maximum visibility from
driver’s seat.
Remember, it is important to distribute weight
and store all heavy items near the floor.
TRAVEL TIPS
As you travel around the country in your
motor home, you will pick up useful advice from
other motor home owners.
A number of suggestions can also be
obtained by reading articles and regular columns
in outdoor and camping magazines. Some magazines and publishing companies print an annual
park and campground directory. These can be
found at your local news stand or RV supply
dealer. Here are a few travel tips to begin with.
1. Always check for sufficient clearance. Remember the height and width of your unit.
2. Always fill the fresh water tank at an approved potable water filling facility or a
known purified drinking water source. Taste
the water before filling the water tank in an
unfamiliar location. The water in some areas
may contain an undesirable taste. Do not use
a new hose to fill the water tank. It can leave
a distinct rubber or vinyl taste.
3. Showers can take a lot of water. Conserve
water by taking a “Sea Shower”. This is done
by wetting down, turning off the water, soaping thoroughly and then rinsing.
4. Dump sewage only at approved dumping stations.
5. Store liquids in plastic containers with tight
fitting caps to prevent spills.
6. Keep an eye on the water and holding tank
levels. It is a good idea to dump the holding
tank at least every two days.
7. When traveling with children, it is helpful to
plan their wardrobe for a week. Place each
days clothing in a plastic bag and label the
bag with the child’s name and day of the
week for use.
8. Use sleeping bags whenever possible. They
save laundry and take up less storage space
than bedding.
9. Make sure all compartment doors have been
closed and the door step has been stowed in
the correct position before moving the vehicle.
10. Before traveling, make sure the refrigerator
door has been secured. Use care when opening the refrigerator door after the vehicle has
been stopped. Any articles that have shifted
may fall out when the door is opened.
11. During peak tourist season and holidays, it is
best to phone ahead and make reservations at
the park or campground where you plan to
stop.
12. Some states or cities will not permit vehicles
with LP gas tanks to pass through highway
tunnels. If your route includes a tunnel, check
with the highway patrol or department of
highways to avoid inconvenience.
13. Do not leave food or odor-causing material in
your vehicle for extensive periods of time.
Always allow damp clothing, swimwear,
hunting gear, etc., to dry before stowing.
14. Become familiar with the fire extinguisher
and make sure it is always fully charged. Remove and replace it and read instructions so
you know the correct operating procedure before an emergency happens
15. Make a list of all groceries, fresh meats, vegetables, newspapers, etc., that you may need
and try to pick them up during your last fuel
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stop of the day. This will prevent leaving a
good parking spot once you have arrived at
your destination.
16. When driving a motor home, you may have a
tendency to crowd the middle of the road.
Check the side view mirror frequently to observe how close you are driving to the center
line.
SEVERE
WEATHER
INFORMATION
One of the more serious conditions affecting
the motor home traveler and camper is that of the
weather. Whether you travel the high mountain
terrain, the lower deserts and flatland or the
plains of the midwest, the weather is always with
you and subject to change, sometimes with little
or no warning. However, adequate warnings are
normally broadcast over local radio and TV stations.
Motor home travelers and campers often seek
secluded areas for weekend recreation or extended summer vacations. Many recreational areas
are vulnerable to severe weather situations, especially flash flooding conditions. A few simple
precautions may help lessen the hazards of flash
flooding or reduce your immediate involvement.
NOTE: We recommend that all motor home occupants become familiar with these safety precautions, and be constantly alert to
changes in weather.
·
Be alert, keep an eye to the sky because thunderstorms can form at any time, in any month
of the year. Thunderstorms can produce large
amounts of rain over a small area in a short
time, which may result in a flash flood. Listen
frequently to weather reports on the radio for
weather and flood conditions.
·
When camping near a stream, leave plenty of
sloping bank between you and the stream.
·
Avoid deep canyons and dry washes during
stormy or threatening weather. Be aware of
alternate exits.
If heavy rain occurs, move to high ground im-
·
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mediately (at least 30-40 feet above the canyon floor or bottom of dry wash).
·
During a flash flood, if you cannot move your
vehicle, abandon it. Do not attempt to return
to your vehicle before the water has receded.
·
Do not attempt to wade to your vehicle if the
water is above your knees - fast moving water
exerts an enormous amount of pressure, making it impossible to remain standing or walking.
·
Do not try to drive through flooded areas.
·
Follow instructions of local authorities.
Leave immediately when advised to do so.
Many lives have been lost because people did
not heed warnings.
·
Have on hand survival supplies for several
days, including food, water, first aid equipment and necessary medications. In desert
areas during hot weather allow 3-4 gallons of
drinking water per person, per day.
·
Before you leave home, inform someone of
your destination and when you expect to return. Authorities at your destination should
be notified immediately if you do not arrive
on time.
REMEMBER THESE TERMS:
WATCH: Severe weather may develop in the
specified area. Be alert and prepare for possibility
of an emergency.
WARNING: Severe weather is occurring or is
imminent in certain areas. Move to a safe location immediately.
We highly recommend that the motor home
operator obtain a weather radio. These radios offer up-to-date weather condition broadcasts. During good weather, the latest information and
forecasts are tape-recorded by local National
Weather Service offices in messages that last
from three to five minutes. These messages are
replayed continually 24 hours a day. The recorded messages are revised every three to four hours,
or more frequently when appropriate.
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TRAVELING WITH YOUR MOTOR HOME
When severe weather threatens, forecasters at
the local National Weather Service office interrupt the broadcasts with storm warnings, either
recorded or “live” as the situation demands.
The frequencies used for NOAA Weather Radio (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) nationwide are 162.40, 162.475 or
162.55 megahertz.
NIGHTTIME DRIVING
·
·
Make sure all running lights and signal lights
are clean and in working order. Have your
headlights periodically checked and adjusted.
Use care when passing other vehicles. Automobile drivers can easily tell when they are
clear of a vehicle they are passing. However,
drivers of long vehicles, such as your motor
home, may have a more difficult time making
that judgement. If possible, have another person in the coach help you watch while passing another vehicle and when in heavy traffic.
CAMPSITE SET-UP
Try to pick as level a spot as possible on which
to park your motor home.
Leveling the motor home is very important,
not only for your comfort, but for plumbing and
appliances as well. Some refrigerators are extremely sensitive to being off level. The ammonia
vapor cooling system used in most RV refrigerators can “lock up” and permanently damage the
refrigerator if it is not level. This is both inconvenient and costly. Also, water and holding tank
level indicators may give false readings because
water level is greater at one side of the tank than
the other.
Blocking
A motor home can be leveled using several
methods, including sophisticated electronic-hydraulic systems. The most common and inexpensive method, however, is “blocking.”
This is done is by stacking various lengths of
planking (blocks) into a ramp-like formation in a
low spot to drive the wheel onto, thus leveling the
coach as shown.
Wedge a pair of wheel chocks or similar devices in front and back of a tire that is on the
ground as shown to keep the coach from rolling
forward or backward off the leveling blocks.
MOUNTAIN DRIVING
Special techniques must be used when driving
in mountainous or hilly country. See the “Vehicle
Operation” section in your Volkswagen chassis
owner’s manual for specific instructions and information.
True
Level
Blocks under
downside wheel(s)
CAUTION
Observe the engine temperature
gauge more frequently than normal.
If overheating occurs, pull off to the
side of the road and allow the engine
to thoroughly cool before refilling the
radiator and restarting the engine.
To provide extra firmness, you can place
inexpensive mechanical jacks, jack stands or
hydraulic “bottle” jacks under the frame to keep
the coach from moving on the suspension
springs while walking around inside the coach.
These devices are not intended to lift the coach;
only to hold it rigid and steady.
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NOTE: We do not recommend lifting any of the
wheels off the ground for leveling. This
could allow the coach to roll off the
jacks, possibly resulting in damage to the
vehicle.
EFFECTS OF PROLONGED
OCCUPANCY
Your motor home was designed primarily for
recreational use and short term occupancy. If you
expect to occupy your coach for an extended
period, be prepared to deal with condensation and
humid conditions that may be encountered.
When you recognize the signs of excessive
moisture and condensation in your coach, you
should take immediate action to minimize their
affects.
NOTE: Your coach is not designed or intended to
be used as permanent housing. Using
this product for long term occupancy or
permanent housing may lead to premature deterioration of structure, interior
finishes, fabrics, carpeting and drapes.
Damage or deterioration due to long
term occupancy may not be considered
normal and, under the terms of the warranty, may constitute misuse, abuse, or
neglect, and may therefore reduce your
warranty protection.
HUMIDITY AND
CONDENSATION
Moisture condensing on the inside of windows is a visible indication that there is too much
humidity inside the coach. Excessive moisture
can cause water stains or mildew which can damage interior items such as upholstery and cabinets. You can help reduce excessive moisture
inside the motor home by taking the following
steps:
Ventilate with outside air: Partially open one or
more windows and a roof vent to circulate outside air through the coach. In cold weather, this
ventilation may increase use of the furnace, but it
will greatly reduce the condensation inside the
coach.
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Minimize moisture released inside the coach:
Run the range hood fan while cooking, and open
a bath vent while bathing or showering to carry
water vapor out of the coach. Avoid making
steam from boiling water excessively or letting
hot water run. Avoid bringing extra moisture into
the coach by way of soaked clothing or snow on
shoes. Do not hang-dry wet overcoats or clothing
inside the coach.
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LP GAS SYSTEM
(See also Safety Precautions, Section 1 of this
manual.)
at each tank filling. Also inspect before and
after each trip, and any time trouble is suspected.
·
Turn the LP supply valve off when not using
the LP gas system.
·
Never use a wrench to tighten the tank supply
valve. It is designed to close leak-tight by
hand. If a wrench is required to completely
close the valve, it is defective and must be replaced.
·
Never allow the tank to be filled above the 80
percent level indicated by the flow of liquid
gas out of the overflow valve or by the automatic stop-fill device.
·
Be sure appliance and outside vents are open
and free from obstruction when using the LP
gas system.
·
Never attach a lock or any device requiring a
key to the LP tank compartment door. According to standards set for recreation vehicles, the LP supply valve must be readily
accessible in an emergency.
·
Exercise caution when drilling holes or attaching objects to the walls. Gas lines and
electrical wiring could be seriously damaged
and present an extreme safety hazard.
LP GAS SUPPLY
The LP gas system supplies fuel for the range,
water heater, furnace and refrigerator (while in
gas mode). When used and handled properly, this
system is safe and economical and provides
modern living conveniences wherever you travel.
SAFE USE OF THE LP GAS
SYSTEM
The LP system is designed and built
with strict adherence to both federal and recreational vehicle industry requirements for mobile
LP gas equipment. For your safety, there are
many safety devices and backup systems installed, such as a tank fill overflow valve, an interior LP gas alarm, and an interior carbon
monoxide (CO) alarm.
LP gas also contains an odor additive which
you can smell if LP is present in the air.
Listed below are a few precautions to observe
that will help you to use the LP gas system safely.
·
Exercise caution at all times. Be familiar with
the distinctive odor of LP gas. If a leak is suspected, turn off the supply valve immediately. Have the LP gas system checked by your
dealer or a qualified LP gas service center.
·
Do not tamper with the LP gas piping system,
pressure regulator or gas appliances. Service
and maintenance of LP gas system components should be performed only by your dealer or a qualified LP gas service center.
·
Never attempt to connect natural gas to the
LP gas system.
·
Have the entire LP gas system inspected for
possible leaks and missing or damaged parts
HOW LP GAS WORKS
LP (Liquified Petroleum) gas is a true gas
compressed into liquid form for easy transportation and storage. LP gas is available in two types
- propane and butane. It is also called tank gas,
bottle gas, or simply LP.
LP is used by appliances in vapor form only,
but is stored in the tank as a liquid under very
high pressure. As the liquid gas is released, it reverts back to a vapor and expands to many times
its compressed volume.
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LP GAS SYSTEM
SELECTING LP
FUEL TYPES
Main Tank
Supply Valve
Tank Fill
Connector
Pressure
Regulator
Pressure
Relief Valve
Tank
Gauge
We recommend using straight propane in
your LP tank. Propane gas is commonly available at all LP gas outlets in the U.S. (According
to the National LP Gas Association, LP gas outlets in the United States do not offer any other
type of liquefied petroleum gas than propane to
the general public.) Check local phone directory
yellow pages for locations of local LP gas refilling stations or bulk dealerships.
NOTE: If you travel outside the U.S. with your
motor home, you may find butane or propane/butane mixtures available in addition to propane. Because gas-burning
RV appliances are designed to run on
propane only, we recommend that you
request straight propane only. Butane
burns about 30 percent hotter than propane and can overheat some appliances,
particularly refrigerators, and cause
permanent damage. Other appliances
designed to operate on propane can become sooted and lose efficiency by using
butane fuel.
LP TANK SYSTEM
The storage reservoir for the LP gas system is
a horizontally mounted metal tank which is permanently attached to the vehicle frame. The tank
is accessible only from the outside of the vehicle.
The tank supply valve is located near the top center of the tank, next to the regulator. Before opening the supply valve, check to be sure all controls
for gas appliances are in the “Off” or “Pilot Off”
position. If this step is not performed, LP gas
could accumulate inside the motor home creating
a fire or explosion hazard.
LP Tank Capacity
Overflow
Valve
5.6 gals.*(7 gals. w.c.)
*LP Gas tank capacity shown is the usable “full”
LP gas capacity, which is 80% of the tank manufacturer’s listed water capacity (w.c. shown in
parenthesis). An LP tank must have at least 20%
of tank volume free to allow for expansion and
proper vaporization of the liquid fuel. The tank
is also equipped with mandatory safety shut-off
equipment that prevents filling above this level.
REFILLING LP TANK
Since the LP tank is permanently mounted to
the frame, the motor home must be taken to an LP
dealership for filling. Do not attempt to remove
the LP tank from the vehicle.
There are many LP gas refueling stations located throughout the country. These stations are
listed in the telephone directory Yellow Pages
under “Gas - Liquified Petroleum - Bottled and
Bulk.”
The tank is equipped with a fill adapter which
allows easy filling with any LP filling equipment.
The tank is full when liquid LP gas appears at the
overflow valve.
NOTE: The LP tank is equipped with an automatic 80% stop-fill device.
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WARNING
DO NOT FILL CONTAINER TO
MORE THAN 80 PERCENT OF CAPACITY. Make sure the motor home
is level when filling. It is possible to
accidentally overfill the tank if the vehicle is unlevel, especially if the fill
valve is on the uphill side. Overfilling
the LP gas container can result in uncontrolled gas flow which can cause
fire or explosion. A properly filled
container will contain approximately
80 percent of its volume as liquid LP
gas.
All pilot lights must be extinguished
and supply valve closed before refilling LP gas tanks or vehicle fuel tanks.
Do not smoke or expose an open
flame while near an LP refueling area.
LP gas is heavier-than-air and extremely flammable.
Never use an open flame to test for
LP gas leaks.
Replace all protective covers and caps
on LP system after filling.
Never fill the LP tank with engine or
generator running.
Do not alter or remove LP tank gauge
at any time.
AIR IN THE LP GAS TANK
If your LP gas appliances do not stay lit or require frequent adjustment, even though you
know the LP tank contains sufficient fuel, the
problem may be air in the LP gas tank. Air in the
tank mixes with the LP gas vapors causing them
to burn poorly. This condition could linger for
weeks if the air is not purged from the tank. Most
LP gas dealers have equipment for purging air
from LP gas tanks and will purge before refilling
the tank.
TRAVEL WITH LP GAS
It is illegal for vehicles equipped with LP
tanks to travel on certain roadways or through
certain tunnels in the U.S. To avoid inconvenience, check state regulations concerning flammable gas transportation.
REGULATOR
The pressure regulator is protected from the
elements by a plastic cover which should be left
in place at all times. Only your dealer or a qualified LP gas service should remove the regulator
cover for adjustments.
WARNING
Inspect the pressure regulator vent
hole periodically for blockage. If any
obstruction is apparent, have the regulator serviced by your dealer or a qualified LP gas service center.
LP gas regulators are installed with
the diaphragm vent facing downward.
Make sure that the regulator vent
always faces downward to minimize
vent obstruction which could result in
excessive pressure, causing a fire or
explosion.
Regulator freeze-ups are caused by the presence of moisture in fuel. This moisture will pass
through the cylinder valve and into the regulator
where it can freeze. Fuel producers, tank and bottle manufacturers and LP gas dealers take every
precaution to reduce moisture, but sometimes
only a fraction of an ounce entering the tank can
cause problems. To help avoid the possibility of
freeze-up, always keep tank control valve closed
when not in use, even when tank is empty, to prevent moisture from collecting on the inside.
If regulator freeze-up should occur, you may
attempt to thaw the regulator using a light bulb.
DO NOT USE AN OPEN FLAME OR HEAT
LAMP.
If moisture begins to cause problems, have
your LP gas dealer inject a small amount of dry
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methyl alcohol in your tank (approximately one
once to 20 pounds or one pint to 100 gallons) to
help guard against regulator freeze-ups.
In very cold weather when a large volume of
gas is being used for heating, it is possible to experience a loss of gas pressure. At first, this problem may appear to be caused by a regulator
freeze-up, but is actually caused by failure of the
liquid gas to vaporize as fast as it is needed. As
the temperature becomes colder, it is increasingly
harder for the liquid LP gas to “boil-off” into a
vapor. At the same time, the demand for LP to
produce heat increases to the point where the system cannot maintain production.
The only actual solution to this problem is to
reduce the consumption of gas where possible.
Adjusting the temperature on the gas/electric refrigerator may be a first step. Using less hot water
will help as well.
The colder the temperature, the slower LP will
vaporize. Also, the less liquid in the tank, the
slower it will vaporize. So a nearly empty tank in
freezing temperatures can create a problem. Propane will convert to a usable gas at temperatures
down to -44°F, so it is a common heating fuel in
cold climates. However, even propane vaporizes
slower as the temperature becomes colder.
The greater the amount of liquid gas in the
tank (up to the 80% level) the greater the amount
of LP gas vapor generated. The following is an
example of the number of BTU’s available from
an 84-pound tank at 0° F at three levels. As you
can see, the number of BTU’s decreases as the
tank is emptied. Nearly twice as many BTU’s are
available from a full tank than one that is onefourth full.
BTU’s Available at 0° F.
BTU’s
Tank Level
80%
64,000
50%
50,400
20%
33,000
LP GAS LEAKS
The following label has been placed in the vehicle near the range area. If you smell gas within
the vehicle, quickly and carefully perform the
procedures listed.
The following LP Gas Vaporization and Temperature Relationship chart typifies the LP gas
loss with a decrease in temperature. The percentage figures are the increase or decrease of vapor
that would be available at 0°F. These figures apply to any size LP gas tanks.
IF YOU SMELL GAS
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Extinguish any open flames, pilot lights and all
smoking materials.
Do not touch electrical switches.
Shut off the gas supply at the tank valve(s) or gas
supply connection.
Open doors and other ventilating openings.
Leave the area until odor clears.
Have the gas system checked and leakage source
corrected before using again.
LP GAS ALARM - See page 1-2.
WINTER USE OF LP GAS
Because of the vaporization characteristics of
LP gas, it is important for the winter camper to
know how to use the LP system most efficiently.
5-4
Temperature
20° F.
10° F.
0° F.
-5° F.
-10° F.
-15° F.
-20° F.
-44° F.
Percentage of BTU’s
Available at 0° F.
200%
150%
100%
75%
50%
25%
12 1/2%
Propane will
not vaporize
SECTION 5
LP GAS SYSTEM
WARNING
Make sure the filling attendant uses
the 80% overflow valve when filling
the tank. A tank should never be
filled above the 80% level to allow
for vaporization and liquid expansion.
Do not place LP gas containers inside
the vehicle. LP gas containers are
equipped with safety devices which
relieve excessive pressure by discharging gas to the atmosphere.
Do not place LP gas containers, gasoline, or other flammable liquids
inside the vehicle. Fire or explosion
may result.
Each gallon of liquid LP gas contains
approximately 92,000 BTU’s of heat energy; or
putting it another way, each gallon of LP gas
produces approximately 36.2 cubic feet of dry
gas for cooking, heating, water heating and
refrigeration.
To find out how long a gallon of LP gas will
last, you should determine the total BTU input
on all your LP gas appliances in use. Let’s say
you have a heater that has a 10,000 BTU input
per hour of operation. A gallon of LP gas would
last 9.2 hours of continuous operation (92,000
divided by 10,000 = 9.2). To estimate how long a
gallon of LP gas lasts, try to determine what
your total daily BTU input is, then divide into
92,000 to arrive at an approximate daily LP gas
consumption.
5-5
SECTION 6
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
(See also Safety Precautions, Section 1 of this
manual.)
Your motor home is equipped with an electrical system consisting of two separate voltages; a
12-volt DC system and a 110-volt AC system.
The 12-volt system consists of two internal power sources, while the 110-volt system is operated
from an outside power source or the optional
110-volt generator. Both systems operate
through a single load center to provide electrical
power to the motor home.
110-VOLT AC SYSTEM
The 110-volt system operates from an outside
110-volt utility service such as those at campgrounds, or from the optional 110-volt generator.
When the power cord is connected to an outside
power source, or when the generator is in operation, the power converter automatically changes
a portion of the 110-volt current to 12-volt DC
current. All equipment in the motor home that is
normally powered by the auxiliary battery is then
powered through the converter.
In addition, the following equipment is entirely dependent on the 110-volt current: roof air
conditioner, refrigerator (when placed in AC
mode), microwave oven and any 110-volt electrical equipment used at convenience outlets.
Shoreline Cord
An access hatch in the bottom of the trunk
compartment lets you route the shoreline cord out
the bottom of the compartment so you can close
the trunk door while the shoreline is connected.
EXTERNAL POWER CORD
(Shoreline)
The external utility power cord (commonly referred to as a “shoreline”) is stored in the trunk
compartment on the rear of the motor home.
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SECTION 6
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
WARNING
WARNING
Do not connect the external power
cord to any receptacle until you have
contacted the owner and/or attendant
of the premises to verify proper polarity and grounding.
Do not plug the power cord into an
outlet which is not grounded, or adapt
the plug to connect to a receptacle for
which it is not designed.
It is the responsibility of the owner of
the electrical receptacle to ensure that
the receptacle is properly wired and
grounded.
Reverse polarity and improper
grounding of the vehicle can cause
personal injury or death
To connect to an external power source, route
the cord out of the storage compartment and plug
it into a suitable power receptacle.
Be sure that all three prongs of the
supply cord are properly plugged into
the receptacle.
Do not connect the power cord to an
extension cord.
Do not plug the power cord into the
generator receptacle while the generator is running
Most campgrounds are equipped with a fuse
or circuit breaker at the receptacle. This protects
the park’s wiring, as well as the power cord on
your vehicle, from electrical damage. If electrical
power fails, contact the park attendants and have
them check the fuse or breaker for your supply
receptacle.
When disconnecting the power cord, neatly
replace it in the storage compartment.
30 Amp Receptacle
POWER LOAD CENTER
The three-prong power cord is designed to
ground the electrical system through the receptacle. It is also designed to carry the amperage output of most campground outlets. If the electrical
receptacle to be used is designed to mate with the
three prongs on the power cord plug, the electrical connection can be expected to carry rated
load.
The load center is located on the end of the
vanity cabinet just inside the entry door on model
22FD. On models 22QD and 22HD, it is located
on the front of the left dinette seat base.
The load center panel contains the coach 110volt circuit breakers and 12-volt fuses.
POWER CONVERTER
The power converter changes 110-volt AC
current from the auxiliary generator or the shoreline into 12-volt DC current for use by 12-volt
equipment in the motor home.
Certain circuits, however, remain unchanged
for use by items which require 110-volt current,
such as the air conditioner, microwave and the refrigerator in AC mode.
6-2
SECTION 6
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
WARNING
Do not store anything around or on
top of the converter, or in front of the
cover. The converter generates heat
while operating, and needs unrestricted air flow for proper cooling.
Charging Section
The converter charges the coach battery while
110-volt external power is connected. The converter will automatically “sense” the condition of
the coach battery. If it is below “full charge”, the
Charging Section will start charging the battery.
If the coach battery has been extremely discharged, it will accept charge at a relatively high
amperage rate. If battery is only slightly discharged, it will charge at a lower amperage rate.
The rate of charge will decrease as the battery
reaches “full charge”, then will remain “trickle”
charging at a very low amperage rate. If your
storage battery does not charge as described
above, it is possible the battery is defective.
reset, take immediate steps to correct cause of
overheating. A portion of RV 12-volt load (lights
or motors or both) should be turned off to reduce
total load. Also, inspect power converter section
to make certain ventilation is not blocked.
NOTE: The converter will not change 12-volt
DC current to 110-volt AC.
110-Volt Circuit Breakers
The breaker panel protects all 110-volt components in the motor home from either an overload on the circuit or a short in the wiring or
component itself. When an overload or short develops, the breaker will open preventing any further flow of electricity and, therefore, damage to
the system.
Shut off the equipment (example: roof air conditioner) and allow a brief cooling period. Then
reset the breaker by moving the switch to “Off”
and back to “On”. If the breaker is continually
tripped and no overload is evident, have the system checked for a short in the wiring or the appliances.
LP Detector
Fuse
NOTE: We do not recommend leaving the shoreline plugged in continuously during storage periods because the batteries can
lose electrolytic fluids and become damaged from continuous charging without
periodic use. We recommend following
regular battery inspection and maintenance, especially in cold weather. See
“Battery Maintenance” on page 6-7 this
section.
Thermal Overload Protector
A thermal overload protector will shut-down
the converter if it becomes overheated. This can
result from operating above its maximum limit
for an extended period of time or by obstruction
of ventilation to unit.
NOTE: 12-volt lights and motors will automatically draw from battery power in this
event.
110-Volt
Breakers
12 Volt
Breakers
Power Load Center - Model 22FD
(On end of vanity cabinet)
The thermal overload protector will reset itself
after a cool-down period, and the lights and motors will again resume operation from the converter. If the overload trips again shortly after
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SECTION 6
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
110-Volt
Circuit Breakers
12-Volt
Circuit Fuses
RESET
TEST
In model 22FD, the GFCI unit is located on
the end of the vanity cabinet just inside the entry
door.
Power Load Center - Model 22QD & 22HD
110-Volt Receptacles (Outlets)
A standard AC electrical outlet is provided on
the rear side of the galley cabinet for connecting
small appliances such as televisions, radios,
toasters, etc. An exterior outlet is also located on
the outside of the coach near the entrance door.
GFCI - Model 222FD
GROUND FAULT CIRCUIT
INTERRUPTER
Exterior, bath and galley outlets are connected
to a GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter),
which is an extremely sensitive circuit breaker
that will help to protect against severe electrical
shock if a ground fault develops. If such a condition occurs, the GFCI will break the circuit by
turning off the power to the protected outlet.
Should this occur, unplug all the appliances on
that circuit and press the reset button on the GFCI
equipped outlet.
If the GFCI keeps tripping, have the electrical
system checked and repaired if necessary before
using again.
The GFCI outlet is located on the rear side of
the wardrobe cabinet in model 22QD & 22HD
vehicles.
6-4
WARNING
The GFCI will not completely eliminate electrical shock. Small children
and persons with heart conditions or
other disabilities which make them
especially sensitive to electrical
shock may still be injured by a 110volt receptacles even though protected by a Ground Fault interrupter.
NOTE: In compliance with CSA electrical codes,
the appliance outlet in Canadian
equipped coaches is not connected to a
GFCI protected circuit.
SECTION 6
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
AUXILIARY 110-VOLT
GENERATOR
Optional
The auxiliary generator allows you to use 110volt appliances and devices when a utility hookup is not available. The generator may be operated while the vehicle is parked or while in motion,
and can run continuously if necessary.
Consult the Generac generator owner’s
manual in your Owner InfoCase for complete
instructions on starting and stopping the generator.
Basic Generator Operation:
Starting:
·
See the generator manufacturer’s operating
guide in your Owner InfoCase for specific instructions.
·
Reduce all electrical loads. (Shut off lights,
fans, appliances, etc.)
·
If the generator has not been run for two
weeks or more, you may need to prime the
fuel system before attempting to start. See the
generator manufacturer’s operating guide in
your Owner InfoCase for procedure.
Do not attempt to repair the generator
yourself. Service should be performed
by an authorized service center.
·
Press the generator starter switch on and hold
until generator engine is running, then release.
Do not plug the power cord into the
generator receptacle while the generator is running.
·
Let the engine to stabilize and run smoothly
before turning on appliances or electrical
equipment.
To use the 110-volt generator, plug the power
cord into the generator receptacle within the
shoreline compartment.
·
Do not overload generator by turning on too
many items. Overloading will cause the circuit breaker on the generator to trip. If this
happens, the generator will run but no electricity will be present in the coach. You must
then reset the circuit breaker on the side of the
generator. Refer to the output specifications
of your generator in the generator manufacturer’s manual. Then see the following electrical load chart to estimate your typical
loads.
·
Before shutting generator down, turn off
electrical loads and let engine run at no-load
for a few minutes to cool down whenever
possible.
·
Press the generator switch Off and hold until
the generator engine comes to a complete
stop.
WARNING
Careless handling of the generator
and electrical components can be fatal.
Never touch electrical leads or appliances when your hand are wet, or
when standing in water or on wet
ground.
Generator
Receptacle
Power
Cord
Starting and Stopping the Generator
The generator switch is located on the system
monitor panel in the dinette area. The generator
starter circuit does not rely on the automotive battery, so the switch will operate whether the ignition switch is on or off.
6-5
SECTION 6
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
Approximate Power Requirements of
Common Appliances
Appliance or Tool
Vacuum cleaner
Coffee Maker
Hair dryer
Electric clothes iron
Electric blanket
Television
Electric drill
Air conditioner
Power converter
Microwave Oven
Approximate Power
Consumption
(Watts/Amps)
200-500W/1.7-4.3A
550-700W/4.8-6.1A
800-1500W/7.0-13.0A
500-1200W/4.3-10.4A
50-200W/0.4-1.7A
80-100W/0.7A
250-750W/2.2-6.5A
1400-2000W/13-19A
300-500W/2.6-4.3A
700-1500W/6.0-13.0A
Further Information
Refer to the generator manufacturer’s owner
manual for information on oil level checking and
maintenance of your generator. The manual is included in your Owner InfoCase.
Check auxiliary generator oil level frequently
during periods of use. Refer to the generator
manufacturer’s information in your Owner InfoCase for specific recommendations.
WARNING
Never check generator oil level while
generator engine is running.
Operation Warnings and Cautions
12-VOLT DC SYSTEM
WARNING
The exhaust of all internal combustion engines contains carbon monoxide (CO). This gas is colorless,
odorless, tasteless, and lighter than air
and poisonous. The exhaust systems
of both your motor home engine and
your generator engine have been
installed with your safety in mind.
However, certain precautions must be
taken when using them to protect you
from conditions beyond the control of
the manufacturer.
1. Do not simultaneously operate the generator
engine and a ventilator which could draw air
into the vehicle, resulting in the entry of
exhaust gases.
2. Do not open windows or ventilators on the
end or side of the vehicle where exhaust of
the generator is located.
3. Park the vehicle so that the wind will carry
the exhaust away from the vehicle. Also,
note the position of other vehicles to be sure
their exhaust will not enter your vehicle.
4. Do not operate the generator engine when
parked if vegetation, snow, buildings,
vehicles, or any other object can deflect the
exhaust under or into the vehicle.
6-6
The DC voltage system consists of the automotive battery and the 12-volt motor home auxiliary battery.
AUTOMOTIVE (STARTING) BATTERY
The automotive battery is used solely to operate the engine starter and all automotive accessories and controls found on the instrument panel.
This includes the horn, speed control, all exterior
lights, radio, windshield wipers, rear auto heater
fan, etc.
COACH BATTERIES
The coach battery is a “deep-cycle” type battery specially designed for recreational vehicle
use. It will provide longer lasting power than a
standard automotive battery, and it will withstand
the frequent drain-and-recharge cycles that occur
under the demanding conditions of a camping
outing.
SECTION 6
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
LP Detector
Fuse
House Battery Compartment
on floor behind front seats
The coach battery supplies current to 12-volt
equipment located in the living area of the motor
home. This includes: interior lights, refrigerator,
furnace fan, water pump, water level and holding
tank gauges, and 110-volt generator starter.
The coach battery is automatically charged by
the engine alternator while the engine is running.
110-Volt
Breakers
12 Volt
Breakers
12-Volt Breaker Panel - Model 22FD
110-Volt
Circuit Breaker
12-Volt
Coach Fuses
12-VOLT FUSES AND CIRCUIT
BREAKERS
All 12-volt circuits and equipment in the
coach area of the motor home are protected by a
fuse or circuit breaker panel. When a circuit is
overloaded or a short develops in any part of the
system, a fuse or breaker will shut down that circuit. If this happens, turn off all affected lights or
appliances and reset the breaker or replace the
fuse with a new one of equal amperage rating.
Modified Reset Circuit Breaker
A modified reset breaker is located in the battery compartment. This type of breaker cannot be
manually reset. It must have the electrical current
disconnected in order to reset itself. This means
turning off or unplugging all electrical devices
then disconnecting the coach battery cable for a
few seconds until the breaker resets. If the breaker keeps tripping, an electrical malfunction exists
somewhere in the coach and requires service
from your dealer.
FUSE PANEL
The fuse panel is mounted on the right-hand
side of the load center.
A label on the panel states the amperage rating
and circuit protected for each fuse.
12-Volt Fuse Panel - Model 22QD & 22HD
The fuse panel accepts only blade type plug-in
fuses. Always replace fuses with those of the
same amperage rating.
30
Good Fuse
30
Bad Fuse
6-7
SECTION 6
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
Further Information
Refer to the converter manufacturer’s information provided in your Owner InfoCase for additional information about your power converter
system.
BATTERY INFORMATION
AUTOMOTIVE BATTERY ACCESS
The automotive (starting) battery is located in
the engine compartment.
COACH BATTERY ACCESS
The coach battery is located in an interior
battery storage compartment for convenient
access for periodic inspection or maintenance.
The compartment is located in the floor of the
cab, in the aisle area behind the front seats.
BATTERY STORAGE AND
MAINTENANCE
Lead -acid type batteries are electro-chemical
devices for storing and releasing electrical
charge. As such, they are simply an electrical reservoir, not an electrical source. As soon as energy
is removed from the battery, it should be replaced
by the engine alternator or the RV converter system.
If a battery sits unused for 30 days or more,
especially during warm weather, it can develop a
deposit of sulfate crystals on the metal plates in6-8
side the battery. This conditions is called sulfation or sulfating, and prevents the battery from
either releasing or accepting a charge. If this condition occurs, the battery must be replaced.
If a battery does not contain at least 80%
charge during freezing temperatures, the electrolyte can freeze and crack the battery case.
The two best defenses against sulfating or insufficient charge are to:
1. disconnect the batteries by removing the
ground (-) cable to avoid parasitic discharge
(the trickle discharge caused by directly connected components like LP gas detectors or
digital clock displays, etc.), and
2. check the battery and recharge as necessary
at least once a month during long storage
periods.
Further precautions are:
· Remove the battery from the coach.
· Store it in a cool place on a wooden or rubber
pad to inhibit conductive transfer.
· Check the state of charge periodically to
avoid discharge or sulfating.
Battery Maintenance
To ensure that the battery will always accept
and hold a charge, some minor maintenance practices should be followed:
· Make sure the battery always remains securely clamped in the battery tray and the cable
clamps are tight on the terminal posts and free
of corrosion.
· Remove and neutralize any corrosion buildup
on the battery by brushing with a solution of
baking soda and water, and then rinsing with
clear water. The water will drain through the
bottom of the compartment. Rinse the inside
of the battery box with clean water also after
rinsing the battery.
NOTE: Make sure vent caps are on securely to
prevent baking soda solution from entering the battery and contaminating the
electrolyte fluid.
SECTION 6
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
WARNING
Before removing any battery cables or
battery, make sure all 12-volt equipment in the motor home is off and the
power cord has been disconnected.
Always remove jewelry and wear
protective clothing and eye covering
when checking or handling batteries.
·
Clean and tighten battery terminals and have
the specific gravity checked at least once a
year.
·
Every two months or more often in hot
weather, check the battery fluid level. Fill to
approximately 3/8 inch above the plates. DO
NOT OVERFILL.
·
If fluid is added during freezing weather, the
motor home should be driven several miles to
mix water and electrolyte to prevent freezing.
· Fluid level check may be omitted if equipped
with maintenance-free batteries.
WARNING
To prevent wiring damage, it is
essential when replacing the cables
on the battery, or when using a
“booster” battery, that the positive
post and the positive cable be
attached and the negative post and
negative cable be attached. The posts
are marked (+) plus and (-) minus. If
a “fast charger” is used while battery
is in the motor home, disconnect both
battery cables before connecting the
charger. Never attempt to charge or
boost a frozen battery.
We recommend following regular
battery inspection and maintenance,
especially in cold weather.
BATTERY CONDITION METER
This meter allows you to check the level of
charge in the coach battery in your motor home.
It is located on the monitor panel on the wall in
the left dinette seat area. (See Section 8.)
To obtain an accurate reading:
1. Both the automotive engine and the auxiliary
generator engine must be stopped.
2. An interior light should be turned on to provide a small load which draws off battery
surface charge.
TRAILER WIRING CONNECTOR
Your coach is pre-wired for trailer or car towing lights with a 6-pin socket on the rear bumper.
The connector plug is supplied in the coach parts
package provided to you by your dealer when
you took delivery of the vehicle.
The diagram shows proper connection of trailer or tow vehicle wiring to the coach light system.
Remove the small screw near the end of the plug
and slide the contact assembly out of the barrel.
TM = Tail lights
GD = Ground
LT = Left Turn
RT = Right Turn
S = Brake lights
A = Backup lights
NOTE: We do not recommend leaving the shoreline plugged in continuously during
storage periods because the batteries
can lose electrolytic fluids and become
damaged from continuous charging
without periodic use.
6-9
SECTION 7
PLUMBING SYSTEMS
FRESH WATER
SYSTEM
The fresh water system provides water to the
galley sink, shower, bathroom lavatory, toilet and
water heater. Water may be supplied by either of
two sources:
- a water tank located within the motor home,
or
- any external water source to which the motor
home may be connected, known as “city water”.
opened, the pump begins operation to provide a
constant flow from the tank. When the faucet is
closed, the pump automatically shuts off.
Water Pump Location - Model 22QD & HD
The water pump is located beneath the right
(passenger side) rear dinette seat. It can be
accessed either by lifting the seat cushion up or
by removing the face panel from the dinette seat
base.
FILLING FRESH WATER TANK
Always fill the fresh water tank at an approved
potable water filling facility or a known purified
drinking water source.
The tank may be filled by inserting a hose into
the tank fill opening. A built-in vent prevents the
tank from becoming air-locked while filling.
When neither city water nor a hydrant are
available, a bucket and funnel may be used to fill
the tank, but this can take a considerable amount
of time.
The panel is held in place against the seat
frame tubes by strips of hook-and-loop tape.
Water Pump Location - Model 22FD
The water pump is located below an access
hole beneath the bedboard or the rear bed in the
left (driver side) rear of the coach. Lift or
remove the bed mattress to expose the access
hole.
Fresh Water Tank Capacity: 16 gal.
WATER PUMP
Pressure for the water system is supplied by a
water system demand pump which is fully automatic after initial priming. When a faucet is
7-1
SECTION 7
PLUMBING SYSTEMS
DISINFECTING FRESH WATER
SYSTEMS ON RECREATION
VEHICLES
WATER PUMP SWITCH
The water pump switch is located on the monitor panel (See Section 8). While the switch is in
the “ON” position, the pump will automatically
supply water pressure as it is needed. It is recommended that the pump switch be turned off whenever you are away from the vehicle or not using
the water system. A slow leak in a faucet could
drain the water system and discharge the coach
battery.
NOTE: The water pump does not need to be
switched on while the coach is connected
to a city water hookup. See “External
Water Supply” on the following page.
INITIAL START-UP
1. Make sure that all water drain valves are
closed, including water heater valve. (Refer
to Section 10.)
2. Turn water pump switch to “OFF” position.
Fill water tank.
3. Open all faucets, hot and cold.
4. Turn on pump switch.
5. Close each faucet as it begins to deliver a
steady stream of water (close cold water
first). Leave hot water faucets on until they
also deliver a steady stream of water. This
will ensure that the water heater is filled with
water.
6. Check to be sure pump stops soon after all
faucets have been closed.
7. Pump is now ready for automatic operation.
Pump will start when a faucet is opened and
stop when the faucet is closed.
7-2
(As approved by the U.S. Public Health
Service)
To assure complete disinfection of your fresh
water system, it is recommended that the following procedure be followed on a new system, one
that has not been used for a period of time, or
one that may have become contaminated. This
procedure is also recommended before long
periods of storage such as over winter.
1. Prepare a chlorine solution using 1 gallon of
water and 1/4 cup of household bleach
(sodium hypochlorite solution). With tank
empty, pour chlorine solution into the tank.
Use 1 gallon solution for each 15 gallons of
tank capacity. This procedure will result in a
residual chlorine concentration of 50 ppm in
the water system. If a 100 ppm concentration
is required as discussed in item 3, use 1/2
cup of household bleach with 1 gallon of
water to prepare the chlorine solution. One
gallon of the solution should be used for
each 15 gallons of tank capacity.
2. Complete filling of tank with fresh water.
Open each faucet and run the water until a
distinct odor of chlorine can be detected in
the water discharged. Do not forget the hot
water taps.
3. Allow the system to stand at least 4 hours
when disinfecting with 50 ppm residual
chlorine. If a shorter time period is desired,
then a 100 ppm chlorine concentration
should be permitted to stand in the system
for at least 1 hour.
4. Drain and flush with fresh water.
WARNING
Chlorine is poisonous - recap bottle
and clean utensils after use.
Never use automotive type antifreeze
in your potable water system as it is
poisonous.
SECTION 7
PLUMBING SYSTEMS
3. Disconnect the hose from the vehicle and
replace the cap on the connection.
EXTERNAL WATER
SUPPLY (“City Water”)
To connect to an external source:
1. Turn the demand pump switch to OFF.
2. Attach a hose from the external water source
to the city water connection on the left side
of your vehicle.
3. Turn on the external water source.
City Water
Connection
WATER DRAIN VALVES
The water drain valves are used to drain water
from the water tank and the water supply lines
when preparing the motor home for storage or
when sanitizing the water system. The water line
drain valves have teardrop shaped white handles.
The fresh water tank drain has a large yellow
handle.
Model 22HD/22QD: The drain valves are
located beneath the right rear dinette seat. They
can be accessed either by lifting the seat cushion
up or by removing the face panel from the
dinette seat base. The panel is held in place by
tube clips. Pull outward gently and evenly to
remove. Replace by pressing panel gently back
into position.
When connected to an outside source of
water, the water bypasses the demand pump and
storage tank and supplies pressure directly to
individual faucets and toilet. A check valve built
into the pump prevents water from entering the
pump and filling the storage tank.
NOTE: Because city water pressure varies from
location to location, we recommend using an in-line water pressure regulator
to prevent damage to any components,
connections and seals in your fresh water system. We recommend a regulator
that controls water pressure to 40 psi
maximum.
A water pressure regulator may be obtained from any well stocked RV dealership retail center and some retail
discount centers. These devices simply
connect in-line between the supply hose
and the city water input on the coach.
Model 22FD: The drain valves are located
below an access hole beneath the bedboard of
the rear bed in the left (driver side) rear of the
coach. Lift or remove the bed mattress to expose
the access hole.
To disconnect from the external source:
1. Turn the external source off.
2. Open a faucet inside the vehicle to relieve
line pressure.
7-3
SECTION 7
PLUMBING SYSTEMS
Holding Tanks
The black water tank holds waste
water from the toilet, lavatory, and
shower.
Black (Sewage) Tank.......... 13 gals.
The gray water tank holds waste
water drained from the galley sink.
Gray (Waste Water) Tank
Model 22QD ......................... 9 gals.
Models 22FD/22HD ............. 6 gals.
To open or close the drain valves, turn the
handles in the directions indicated by the following illustration.
DRAIN
HOLDING TANK LEVEL INDICATORS
You can check the levels of the waste waterholding tanks and the fresh water tank using the
monitor panel.
Press the button labeled “Gray Tank” or
“Black Tank” to show the level in each tank.
See Section 8 - Appliances for more information on the monitor panel.
DRAIN
DUMPING HOLDING TANKS
CLOSE
CLOSE
LINE-END
VALVE
IN-LINE
VALVE
The holding tanks are dumped through a
common outlet located on the left side of the
vehicle, near the rear wheels. The sewer drain
hose is stored in a compartment inside the generator door on the right side toward the rear of the
vehicle.
Aux.
Generator
Sewage
Drain Hose
WASTE DRAINAGE SYSTEM
The drainage system is self-contained and
uses two separate holding tanks to contain the
water until it can be dumped at an appropriate
waste water disposal site. This means you can use
the toilet, sinks and shower even in areas where
utility hookups are not available.
The main holding tank contains the sewage
from the toilet, and waste water from the bathroom lavatory and shower. It is commonly called
the black water tank. The second holding tank
contains the waste water from the galley sink,
and is commonly called the gray water tank.
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1. Remove drain hose from hose compartment.
2. Remove dust cap from drain and connect
drain hose. Be sure it is firmly attached.
3. Place the other end of sewer hose into disposal opening.
4. Open the sewage valve with a quick pull.
OPEN ONE VALVE AT A TIME. Move
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hose gently about to dislodge any waste and
to ensure complete drainage.
Pull to drain black tank
USING ON-SITE SEWER HOOK-UPS
The drain hose may remain attached to the
dump outlet while the motor home is parked and
connected to an on-site sewage hook-up.
When using a sewer hook-up, keep the dump
valves closed until a tank becomes full or when
preparing to leave the site. This keeps the solids
in suspension, allowing them to be carried out
with the liquids when the dump valve is opened.
If the valve is left open, the liquids will drain off,
leaving solids in the tank. Should this accidentally happen, disconnect the hose, fill the tank about
half full with water, and drive a few miles to dislodge the solids. A few starts and stops will aid in
the process. Then reconnect the hose and drain in
the normal manner.
Pull to drain gray tank
5. Close sewage valve and open waste water
valve with a quick pull. Make sure there are
no sags in the hose during drainage. Close
valve handle as soon as tank is empty.
6. After both tanks have been drained, run several gallons of water into the sewage tank
through the toilet. Then open sewage dump
valve and drain the tank again. Close valve
and replace dust cap securely.
7. It is advisable to add an odor control chemical to the sewage holding tank. These chemicals are available at most R.V. stores.
8. Rinse sewer hose thoroughly with water and
stow.
NOTE: We recommend that you dump all holding tanks before traveling to avoid carrying unnecessary weight.
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(See also Safety Precautions, Section 1 of
this manual.)
NOTE: Some items described in this section may
be optional and may not apply to your
vehicle.
The appliances installed in your motor home
are manufactured by reputable RV appliance
makers and have been tested by independent laboratories to meet all applicable standards and
codes set for RV appliances. These appliances
are covered by your New Vehicle Limited Warranty. (Certain items may be covered by individual manufacturer’s warranty.) See your New
Vehicle Limited Warranty for details.
auxiliary battery rapidly if left on without the van engine running to recharge
it.
LEVELING
Always park the vehicle on a level location
when operating the refrigerator
Normal vehicle leveling to provide comfort
for the occupants is satisfactory for refrigerator
operation. This will be well within the operation
limits of 3° off-level side to side and 6° off-level
front to back.
A small round Bubble Level is provided with
your refrigerator. Place the bubble level on the
bottom inside surface of the refrigerator and
watch the position of the bubble in relation to the
circle on top of the level.
REFRIGERATOR
(3-Way Powered)
The refrigerator in your coach can be operated
from any of three power sources available to the
motor home:
- 110-Volt AC electric
- 12-volt DC electric
- LP gas
The refrigerator is an absorption type which
uses an ammonia-water solution for cooling. Basically, ammonia vapor is distilled from the solution by heat, produced from either LP gas or
electricity and then carried to the finned condenser where it liquifies. The liquid then flows to an
evaporator where it creates cold temperatures
through evaporation.
NOTE: The 12 volt operating mode is the least
efficient method and should be used only
to “hold” the cold while traveling (not
for initial cool-down or temperature
maintenance). Always use either the 110volt AC or LP Gas operating modes
while parked or for pre-cooling refrigerator before use.
The 12 volt mode operates continuously
(not thermostatic) and will discharge the
Place bubble level in refrigerator
If over 1/2 of the bubble is inside the circle in
any direction, the coach is level enough for continuous operation of the refrigerator.
CAUTION
To prevent permanent damage to the
refrigerator cooling unit, turn the
refrigerator off if the vehicle will be
parked on an incline of over 3° sideto-side or 6° front-to-rear (such as
steep driveways or parking lots, etc.)
for more than one hour.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
NORCOLD 3163
The refrigerator controls are located at the top
front of the refrigerator.
The Lighting and Start-up Instructions are located on the top portion of the interior door liner.
A
C
B
OFF
5
E
G
START
2
STOP
3
4
COLDER
D
F
Gas (LP) Operation
Use while parked without shoreline connection.
1. Set thermostat (B) to the start setting.
2. Place the mode selector button (E) to the gas
position. Ignition spark will be present at the
burner.
3. Push and hold the safety valve button (A)
until the indicator lamp (G) glows steady.
Continue to hold the safety valve button in
for 15 seconds and then release. The indicator lamp should remain a steady glow. If the
lamp turns off, repeat this step.
NOTICE: On initial start-up, it may take
longer for the burner to light because of air
being purged from the gas supply line.
WARNING
Do not hold gas valve in more than 30
seconds. If the flame is not indicated
within this time, turn the gas at the
selector switch (F) off, and wait 2
minutes and retry. Continuing to hold
the gas valve in will cause gas to
build up in the burner area and can
result in an explosion which can
cause property damage or severe personal injury.
4. Set thermostat (B) to desired temperature
setting.
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AC (Shoreline) Operation
Use while connected to shoreline pole.
1. Place the mode selection button (C) to the
AC position.
2. Set the thermostat (B) to the coldest (maximum) setting. Allow to operate at maximum
setting for 6 to 8 hours before setting to mid
range.
DC (Battery 12V) Operation
Use while driving.
1. Place the mode selection button (D) to the
DC position. There is no need to set thermostat to any setting. The DC operation is a
continuous run (no thermostat control)
mode.
SHUT-DOWN: ALL MODES
1. Place the mode selector button to the off
position. This will interrupt all AC and DC
power and stop operation of the refrigerator.
OPERATING TIPS
· The refrigerator should already be cold before placing items in it.
· Food and beverages should also be cold before placing in RV refrigerator. Never put
warm or hot items in a cold refrigerator.
· Do not pack the refrigerator too full. The refrigerator needs room for cold air to circulate.
· Use smaller containers for each item. (e.g. a
half gallon container of milk instead of a halffull gallon jug)
· Always put foods, especially liquids, in tightly sealed containers.
· Use crumpled paper between loose items to
reduce rattling or “clinking” noises.
Further Information
See the Norcold operating instructions provided in your Owner InfoCase for further information, including precautions and periodic
maintenance.
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RANGE TOP
The range top in your motor home operates on
LP gas and will provide many of the functions
that the range in your home does.
The following warning label has been located
in the cooking area to remind you to provide an
adequate supply of fresh air for combustion.
WARNING
WARNING
IT IS NOT SAFE TO USE COOKING
APPLIANCES FOR COMFORT HEATING
COOKING
APPLIANCES
BEFORE
OPERATION:
1.
OPEN
OVERHEAD
2.
OPEN
WINDOW.
NEED
VENT
FRESH
OR
TURN
AIR
ON
FOR
SAFE
EXHAUST
OPERATION.
FAN
AND;
Unlike large homes, the oxygen supply inside
a recreational vehicle is limited due to its size. To
avoid danger of asphyxiation, provide proper
ventilation when using the gas rangetop or gas
oven. It is especially important not to use the gas
oven and range top for comfort heating. Danger
of asphyxiation is greater when these appliances
are used for long periods of time.
WARNING
Portable fuel-burning equipment
including wood and charcoal grills
and stoves, should not be used inside
the recreational vehicle. The use of
this equipment inside the recreational
vehicle may cause fires or asphyxiation.
Do not turn burner control knob to
“On” and allow gas to escape before
lighting match.
MICROWAVE OVEN
For complete operating instructions, refer to
the manufacturer’s information provided with the
oven.
MONITOR PANEL
Model 22FD & 22HD: The monitor panel is
located on the left sidewall transition panel near
the galley sink.
Lighting Burners
1. Light match and place near burner.
2. Turn control knob left (counterclockwise) to
the “ON” position.
3. When the burner lights, adjust the flame
height by turning the knob toward the “OFF”
position.
Model 22QD: The monitor panel is located on
the wall near the left rear dinette seat.
Press the corresponding buttons to test levels of
the water tank, holding tanks. LP gas tank and
battery condition. There is also a water pump
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switch with an indicator to show when the pump
is active.
Refer to “Fresh Water System” for additional information on the water pump and initial start-up.
BATTERY CONDITION METER
Push the “Batt Cond.” button to check the
level of charge (voltage) in the 12-volt coach
battery. The colored segments (red, yellow and
green) will light up to the amount of charge the
battery contains.
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*
*
WATER AND HOLDING TANK LEVELS
Press and hold the appropriate button to show
approximate tank level on the monitor gauge
lights.
Approximate levels of the fresh water and
holding tanks are measured by sets of electronic
probes in the sides of the tanks. The liquid must
be at or above a probe to illuminate the indicator
lights to a given level.
For example, a water level of 1-2” above the
1/3 probe would register as only 1/3 full. Consequently, a level of merely 1” below the 1/3 probe
would register empty. Generally speaking, there
is actually more liquid in a tank than indicated.
LP GAS LEVEL
Press and hold the “Levels Test” switch to
show approximate LP tank level.
The LP level is registered by a sending unit on
the tank. The gauge mounted on the side of the
tank will give a more accurate indication of actual tank level if needed.
WATER PUMP SWITCH
When use of the self-contained water system
is desired, turn the “Water Pump” switch on. Water will be available as soon as a faucet is opened.
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Green - good or adequate charge.
Yellow - marginal charge.
Red - battery needs charging before use.
Tank Capacities
Vehicle Fuel Tank ............................21.1 gal.
LP Gas Tank....................5.6 gal. (7 gal. w.c.)
Fresh Water Tank ............................... 16 gals.
Water Heater ........................................ 4 gals.
Black Water Holding Tank................. 13 gals.
Gray Water Holding Tank
Model 22QD ................................... 9 gals.
Models 22FD/22HD........................ 6 gals.
ELECTRIC WATER HEATER
The all-electric water heater is very simple to
operate and maintain. The water temperature has
been factory pre-set, eliminating the need for a
thermostat control. It is powered by 110-volt
current supplied from the shoreline or auxiliary
generator, or by heat from the vehicle’s coolant
system. (See MOTOR AID).
Refer to your Owner InfoCase for further
information.
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WARNING
Hydrogen gas can be produced in the
water heater system served by a water
heater that has not been used for an
extended period of time, usually two
weeks or more. Hydrogen gas is
extremely flammable. Due to risk of
injury under these conditions, it is
recommended that the hot water faucet be opened at the sink and the system totally filled before turning on
the water heater. If hydrogen gas is
present in the water system, there will
probably be an unusual sound such as
air escaping through the pipe as the
water begins to flow. NEVER smoke
or allow open flames near the faucet
at the moment it is first turned on
after an extended idle period or refilling of an empty system.
Water Heater Operation Instructions
1. Fill the fresh water tank or connect the coach
to a city water supply.
2. Turn the water pump switch or city water
supply on.
3. Fill the water heater tank by opening the hot
water faucets until all air has escaped and
water flows freely.
4. Plug the shoreline cord into a proper 30-amp
outlet or use the auxiliary generator.
5. Turn the water heater switch on.
Water Heater
Power Switch
Model 22FD
Water Heater
Power Switch
Model 22QD/22HD
CAUTION
Never turn the water heater switch on
until water heater has been filled with
water. Always drain the water heater
when there is any chance of freezing.
To turn the water heater off, simply turn the
water heater switch off.
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ELECTRIC WATER HEATER
MAINTENANCE
Draining
Before draining the water heater, be sure that
the power switch is off.
The drain is attached to a tube that exits
through the floor of the coach. You can let the
water drain onto the ground or into a suitable
container.
Also open the Pressure-Temperature relief
valve at the top right portion of the tank to prevent air locking in the tank while draining. See
“Pressure-Temperature Relief Valve”.
To drain the water heater: Turn the valve all
the way to the left (counterclockwise) to the stop
position.
To close the valve: Turn the valve to the right
(clockwise) to the stop position.
Model 22FD: The water heater drain valve is
located below an access hole beneath the bedboard at the head of the rear bed in the left
(driver side) rear of the coach. Lift or remove the
bed mattress to expose the access hole.
Water Heater
Beneath Left Rear Dinette - Model 22QD/22HD
WATER HEATER PRESSURE
TEMPERATURE RELIEF VALVE
On occasion, water may be seen seeping
from the water heater pressure temperature relief
valve. This is no cause for repair or replacement
of the valve.
Normally, there is an air gap at the top of the
water heater tank which acts as a pressure buffer.
In time, however, expanding water may absorb
this air gap, causing a slight increase in pressure.
This may cause the P-T valve to “weep” until the
air gap is replaced manually.
Beneath Rear Bed Mattress - Model 22FD
Model 22QD/22HD: The water heater drain
valve is located beneath the left rear dinette seat.
Lift the seat cushion assembly to access the
valve.
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Pressure-Temperature Relief
(P-T) Valve
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Manually operate the pressure thermostat relief switch at least once a year. OPERATE THIS
VALVE ONLY WHEN THE WATER HEATER AND COOLING SYSTEM ARE COLD!
To Replace the Air Gap:
1. Turn off the water heater switch and incoming water supply (city water and/or demand
pump).
2. Open a faucet in the motor home.
3. Pull the handle of the P-T valve straight out
and allow water to flow until it stops.
Open
P-T Valve
4. Let the handle of the P-T valve snap shut.
5. Close the faucet before switching the water
heater on.
Manually operate the pressure temperature relief valve at least once a year. OPERATE THIS
VALVE ONLY WHEN THE WATER HEATER AND COOLING SYSTEM ARE COLD!
Water Heater Circuit Breaker
A circuit breaker is located behind the service
panel on the rear side of the water heater.
If the water heater will not operate, first check
that the water heater power switch is on, then
check the water heater breaker on the load center
panel.
If the switch and breaker are both on, then
check the breaker at the rear of the water heater.
If the rear breaker is not tripped, see your dealer
for service.
MOTOR AID
The motor aid uses heat from the chassis engine cooling system to heat water in the water
heater while driving. Hoses are routed from the
engine to a heat exchanger surrounding the water
heater tank.
Under normal conditions, the entire contents
of the water heater can be heated to about 140°F
in about two hours or 100 miles of driving. This
means you can have hot water at the faucets immediately upon arriving at a site, or even while
driving if needed.
The motor aid also increases the capacity of
the engine cooling system, allowing the engine to
run cooler under many conditions.
CAUTION
Any leak in the heat exchanger or its
supply or return lines could cause loss
of coolant and subsequent engine failure. We recommend that you periodically inspect these connecting lines
and the heater to insure that no leaks
have developed.
Motor Aid Water Heater and Rear Auxiliary
Heater Maintenance
Have your authorized dealer check all hose
clamp connections on the rear automotive heater
and the motor aid water heater at least every six
months and tighten them if necessary. We also
recommend that you periodically lubricate the
rear heater control cable (models 22QD & 22HD)
with powered graphite or a silicone based spray
lubricant to aid in ease in operation.
LP GAS FURNACE (SUBURBAN)
Your furnace is equipped with an automatic
ignition circuit which lights the main burner
when the thermostat demands heat.
The gas furnace is designed to provide safe
and efficient heat throughout the interior of your
motor home through the use of the LP gas and
12-volt electrical systems. The LP fuel is converted to heat at the burner and heats the metal
heat exchanger. A fan switch inside the furnace
turns the blower on automatically when the heat
exchanger reaches a pre-set temperature. The
blower then forces this heat out through the front
of the furnace.
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It is normal for the blower to turn on and off
once or twice at the end of an operating cycle to
extract as much heat as possible from the
exchanger.
Refer to your Owner InfoCase for further
information.
Operating Instructions
1. Close main LP tank valve.
2. Turn thermostat switch ON. The thermostat
is located on the wall near the right rear
dinette seat.
Temperature Selector
50
60
70 80 90
SUBURBAN
70
80
SOLID STATE
NOTE: For normal operation after initial startup, be sure the thermostat switch is ON,
then place the temperature selector to
the desired temperature. The furnace
will start and cycle on and off automatically.
To Shut Down:
1. Move thermostat switch to “OFF” position
2. Close LP tank valve.
For Further Information
Please see the Suburban furnace operating instructions provided in your Owner InfoCase for
further information, including operating precautions, and periodic maintenance.
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IGNITION
Thermostat Switch
3. Set thermostat above room temperature to
begin blower operation. A slight delay will
occur before the blower comes on. Allow
blower to run for 5 minutes for combustion
chamber purge cycle.
4. After 5 minutes, move thermostat lever
below room temperature. Blower will remain
on. Wait approximately 2 minutes for blower
to go off.
5. Open LP gas tank valve.
6. Set thermostat to desired temperature. If set
above room temperature, blower will come
on.
7. Allow 30 seconds for main burner to light
after blower comes on. This furnace is
equipped with an ignition device which automatically lights the burner. Do not try to light
the burner by hand.
8. If burner does not light, repeat Steps 1 thru 5.
(If heat does not come out of the heat duct
after a minute or so, the burner is not lit.)
9. If after three (3) attempts with no ignition, go
to shut-down and contact your dealer or a
local recreational vehicle service center. Do
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not continue to cycle furnace through thermostat in an attempt to get ignition.
ROOF AIR CONDITIONER (Optional)
Refer to the manufacturer’s information in
your Owner InfoCase for complete operating
instructions.
TV ANTENNA - Optional
The TV antenna on your motor home can be
easily raised, rotated a full 360° and lowered
from inside the vehicle by simply turning a crank
or rotating knob. The antenna has a built-in signal
amplifier designed to strengthen signals, which is
controlled by a power switch built into the TV
jack assembly. The TV jack plates are mounted
on the underside of the dinette overhead cabinet.
Operation
Raising Antenna - Turn elevating crank
clockwise in “UP” direction about 13 turns or until some resistance to turning is noted. Antenna is
now in operating position. Turn amplifier power
switch “ON” to receive TV signal.
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CAUTION
Always align directional handle to
“DOWN” position before lowering.
Rotating Antenna - Make sure antenna is in
the “UP” position. Pull down on rotating knob
until it disengages ceiling plate and rotate for best
picture and sound on TV set.
SIGNAL AMPLIFIER
To operate the antenna signal amplifier, turn
on power switch.
The amplifier power switch is located on the
main TV jack plate.
12-volt
Power
Jack
Antenna
Amplifier
Switch
Power On
Indicator
TV
Jack
Lowering Antenna to Travel Position - Rotate antenna until pointer on rotating knob aligns
with pointer on ceiling plate.
CAUTION
Never leave the antenna partially
raised or partially lowered. This can
damage the crank mechanism gears.
Always raise the antenna straight up
or lower it completely into the travel
position.
Turn elevating crank (counterclockwise) in
“DOWN” direction until resistance is noted. Antenna is now locked in travel position. Turn amplifier power switch “OFF”.
Count the number of turns needed to crank the
antenna down to the roof of the unit (normally
about 13). Mark the final position of the crank
handle on the ceiling or the directional knob for
reference. Also mark the number of turns needed.
Use the mark and number as a reference whenever you lower the antenna.
Model 22FD/Twin: The TV jack plate is located
on the left hand side of the center night stand.
Model 22FD/Queen: The TV jack plate is
located on the rear side of the vanity cabinet.
Model 22QD: The TV jack plate is located
on the right hand underside of rear overhead
cabinet.
Model 22HD: The TV jack plate is located on
the front end of right hand rear overhead.
Checking Performance
To check the antenna amplifier, raise the antenna, select a TV channel and rotate the antenna
for best picture. Then turn off the amplifier power switch. If the antenna amplifier is working
properly, the TV picture will now be degraded
(snowy). When you turn the switch back on, the
picture should again be sharp.
The TV signals available to an RV are entirely
dependent on its location in relation to the transmitter. Signals may vary from strong to no usable
signal at all. We recommend that the TV system
be checked out in an area known to have good TV
reception.
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WARNING
Never allow the antenna to touch
electrical power lines or any other
electrical wires.
CABLE TV-HOOK-UPS
Some models are equipped with external connections for cable television. The connector is located in the trunk cord compartment.
NOTE: Be sure the TV antenna amplifier switch
is turned off while connected to cable.
The antenna amplifier will make the cable TV signal snowy.
DINETTE TABLE - Models 22QD & 22HD
The rear dinette table is stored in a pocket in
the rear package shelf.
1. Open the cover on the rear shelf.
2. Grasp the two socket handles and pull the
table straight upward evenly, then lower the
front edge until the rear edge rests supported
beneath the shelf top.
5. Turn the latches beneath the hinge at both
sides of the table to lock the table halves
together.
6. Reverse steps to store table.
SLEEPING FACILITIES
WARNING
Do not use sleeping facilities while
vehicle is moving.
DINETTE/BED CONVERSION - Models
22QD & 22HD only
The dinette seating maybe easily converted
into a bed as follows:
2
3
1
1. Store dinette table in the rear shelf pocket.
(See Dinette Table above.)
2. Lift the front edge of the seat cushion assembly and pull outward while gently pushing
downward on the backrest cushion. (Repeat
this procedure for the opposite seat.)
3. Unsnap the leg retaining strap and unfold the
table leg upward until it clicks into the notch
on the leg hinge bracket.
4. Unfold the front table half forward and lower
carefully, then extend the table leg to the
floor to support the front edge.
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headrests onto seats when returning seats to
upright position.
4. Lift the front of seat upward and pull forward. At the same time, push the back of the
seat down so the entire seat assembly lies
flat.
1.Pull Up
2. Slide
Outward
3
2
3. Repeat for
Other Seat
4
2
The dinette/bed is now ready for use.
Reverse the above procedure to change bed
back to dinette.
COMPANION SEAT/BED CONVERSION:
Model 22QD only
To convert the passenger companion seats
into a bed:
1. Lift up on the seat release lever at the front
of the seat.
5. Repeat above steps for other seat.
6. Insert side support pegs of one center cushion into hooks beneath the front aisle side of
the seats. (Center cushions are interchangeable and can be used in either front center or
rear center positions.)
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8
6
2
FRONT
OF
VEHICLE
1
2
2. Lift back edge of seat cushion and swing seat
cushion up and forward. Remove center bed
cushion from storage location beneath seat,
then swing seat cushion back down.
3. NOTE: Headrest must be removed from left
(driver seat) companion seat before converting to bed. Pull upward evenly on both sides
of headrest to slide out of sockets. Replace
7. Pull “T” supports outward from sides of
seats as shown. Swing center cushion down
to rest on “T” supports.
8. Rest pegs of remaining cushion into notches
at rear frame. Fold armrest down and lower
cushion onto “T” supports. Raise armrests
straight upward to install rear cushion, then
lower armrests flush with cushion.
Reverse procedure to convert back to seating.
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NOTE: When returning seat to upright position,
lift back of seat at same time as pushing
seat cushion rearward. Be sure seat
cushion locks into adjustment notches at
top side of seat frame before using.
Your companion seat/bed is now ready for
use. Reverse the steps to change the bed back into
seats. Remove the center cushions and store them
under the seat cushion.
WARNING
Make sure companion seats are
locked into upright seating position
before occupying.
COMPACT BATH COMPARTMENT
This space-saving bathroom cabinet is
designed to conveniently collapse toward the
wall when not in use. When extended, it forms a
full-size bathroom complete with stool, lavatory,
medicine cabinet and shower.
To use the bathroom:
1. Grasp the handles on the face of the cabinet
and use your thumbs to press the latch buttons as shown.
.
2. Pull the cabinet toward you smoothly and
evenly until it is fully extended. Then release
the buttons and be sure the walls are latched
into position.
To collapse the bathroom:
1. Grasp the handles and press the latch.
2. Slide the cabinet smoothly and evenly
toward the wall until it latches in the storage
position.
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FRESH WATER TOILET
The fresh water toilet in your motor home is
very similar to the household type, except that it
is designed to use only a small amount of water
per flush. It uses a high velocity jet of water, producing a swirl effect, to efficiently cleanse the
bowl. And since each flush uses fresh water, no
special chemicals are required other than a deodorizing agent, if necessary.
Flushing the Toilet
1. Press the large (left) pedal and hold until
bowl is clean. Release pedal slowly. A small
amount of water will remain in the bowl.
2. To add more water to the bowl than the normal 2” automatic refill, press the small
(right) pedal and hold until desired amount
has been added. Release pedal slowly.
1
2
Please refer to the manufacturer’s information
supplied with the toilet for further operating and
maintenance instructions.
Important “Don’ts”
· Don't use facial tissue or regular toilet tissue
in the RV toilet. These will not disintegrate
sufficiently and will often cling to the sides of
the holding tank. Toilet tissue made specifically for use in RV toilets and holding tanks
is available at most RV supply centers.
· Don’t dispose of sanitary napkins or other
non-dissolving items in the toilet.
· Don’t put automotive antifreeze or caustic
chemicals, such as laundry bleach or heavy
detergents into the toilet or holding tank.
These products may damage plastic or rubber
parts in the system.
Cleaning the Toilet
The toilet should be cleaned regularly for
maximum sanitation and operating efficiency. If
an odor is apparent from the toilet:
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1. Clean the toilet bowl with a mild bathroom
cleaner. Do not allow cleaners to set in the
bowl for long periods of time to avoid damaging the seals. Do not use caustic or abrasive cleaners because it may damage the
plastic surfaces.
2. Dump and rinse holding tank.
3. Add odor control chemical in amount specified after cleaning and every few days during
use.
4. Remove the water line from the base of the
toilet and clean the screen.
5. If the flush valve becomes stiff after
extended use, it may be lubricated with a silicone spray.Turn the water pump off and
operate flush pedal to drain water from the
toilet bowl. Spray silicone lubricant onto
flush valve inside bowl and operate flush
pedal a few times to ensure free operation.
See instructions in Section 10 to prepare the
toilet for storage in freezing conditions.
FOLD-UP LAVATORY SINK
The fold-up lavatory is designed to store
against the wall as a space-saving measure when
not in use. The sink is equipped with a dual control sink faucet and hand-held shower head. It
uses a unique drainage system similar to that of
railroad pullman cars.
Unsnap strap to lower sink
To Drain and Store:
Raise the front edge of the lavatory toward the
wall and fasten the latch. The water contained in
the basin will flow into a concealed drain cavity
behind the lavatory cabinet.
COMPACT SHOWER (Optional)
To use the shower, first lift the shower pan
cover from the floor of the vehicle between the
entrance stepwell and the bath cabinet door. Set
the cover aside during shower use.
Next, fully extend the bathroom walls as described on the previous page.
Before turning the water on, snap the shower
curtain to the walls and turn on the Shower Drain
pump switch as described below.
Shower Drain Pump Switch
Because of the compact nature of this coach,
the shower has a small sump pump to draw water
from the shower floor into the sewage water
holding tank while the shower is in use.
The Shower Drain pump switch is located on
the face of the medicine cabinet. Press the switch
to turn the pump on. A small light on the switch
will glow to indicate when the pump is active.
To Use:
Unsnap the strap that secures the lavatory
against the cabinet and lower the lavatory into
position.
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Shower Pump Filter Screen
The shower pump also has a filter screen that
should be inspected periodically and cleaned if
necessary.
Shower Drain
Pump Switch
Turn the pump on as you begin your shower
and leave running to remove the water from the
floor while showering.
Turn the pump off when the water is completely removed after finishing your shower.
Shower Drain Strainer
The drain sump area in the shower has a
strainer to keep large debris from entering the
lines and damaging the pump. The strainer
should be removed periodically for cleaning.
Shower Drain Strainer
The strainer screws into the floor of the sump
area. If the strainer is difficult to remove, additional grip can be gained by wrapping a wash
cloth around the top of the strainer.
Rinse off any debris, soap or water mineral deposits and screw back into floor.
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Models 22QD & 22HD: The shower pump is
located beneath the wardrobe cabinet and is
accessible by lifting the left rear dinette seat as
shown in the photo below.
Model 22FD: The shower pump is located below
an access hole beneath the bedboard at the foot
of the rear bed in the left (driver side) rear of the
coach.
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Lift or remove the mattress from the rear bed
to expose the access hole in the bed board.
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Shower Valve Pressure Bleed-Off
After using the shower, you may notice
water dripping from either the shower head or
the faucet assembly. The dripping results when
vacuum in the shower hose (after closing the
shower valve) slowly dissipates and allows
water remaining in the hose to drain down. This
is a normal water pressure bleed-off function of
the shower valve assembly and is not a leak or
defect.
The International Association of Plumbing
and Mechanical Officials: Standard TSC 21-85
(PAR. 4.3) states:
“Shower heads which incorporate shutoff
valves, shall have a minimum “drip rate” of one
(1) quart in thirty (30) minutes.”
CRANK-OUT SIDE WINDOWS
Turn the crank-out knob clockwise to open
window; counterclockwise to close. Do not use
excessive force on the knob to open or lock into
closed position. This could cause permanent
damage to the crank mechanism. The knob has
finger indentations so you can simply spin the
knob with your fingertips; or you may fold the
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To clean shower pump filter:
· Push in on the filter cover and twist to the left.
· Pull the cover off and remove the screen.
· Rinse screen out under clean running water.
· Place screen back into filter housing.
· Replace cover by pushing in and twisting to
the right.
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OP
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small crank handle out and use it like a standard
window crank.
If the window will not open after three or more
full turns of the knob, the glass may be stuck to
the sealing gasket. Go to the outside of the coach
and gently free the glass with your fingers. A periodic light dusting of talcum powder on the gasket should prevent this from recurring.
VERTICAL SLIDER WINDOWS
Vertical slider windows have a spring-loaded
catch on one side of the window that pops out
when the window is raised to hold the window
fully open. To close the window, press the catch
toward the frame while lowering the window.
Vertical Window Catch
POWER ROOF VENT (Optional)
When the fan speed selector is in any of the
three “ON” positions (lo-med-hi), the fan will
start automatically as the vent is cranked open.
The fan will stop when the vent is closed. If fan
is not desired, turn selector to “OFF”.
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Guide
Cord
3
2
1
0
Fan Speed Selector
Dome Operation
Power Roof Vent
PLEATED WINDOW SHADES
Raise or lower the pleated shades evenly by
grasping in the center of the lower edge using
one hand or by grasping both ends of shade with
both hands.
Preserving Shape:
We recommend that you fully raise pleated
shades when they are not needed, especially in
warm environments, to preserve their pleated
shape. The pleated shades are made using high
quality materials that are designed and woven to
retain their shape throughout their useful life.
They may lose their crisp shape, however, if left
in a lowered position for an extended period of
time without being raised periodically.
Tension Adjustment:
The tension of the pleated shades can be
adjusted if they become loose and will not stay
up when raised, or they are too tight and are difficult to raise and lower.
To tighten the tension, simply wrap the lower
end of the guide cords (on each side of the
shade) a few turns around the spools at the lower
corners of the shades.
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Spool
To loosen the tension, unwrap the guide
cords from the spools one turn at a time until
desired tension is achieved.
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EXTERIOR
CAUTION
Sealants must be inspected every 6
months and resealed if necessary.
ROOF
The roof is made of Thermo-Panel materials
like the walls and floor. It will support the weight
of an average adult should it become necessary to
repair the roof or roof mounted components. It is
not recommended, however, that very large or
heavy objects be carried on the roof while the vehicle is in motion. (See page 4-1 for roof loading
specifications.) Always have damage to the roof
area repaired immediately. Damaged or detached
sealant around the vents, air conditioner, bodyto-roof seams, etc., should also receive immediate attention. Delaying these repairs may allow
water leakage and result in damage to interior
ceiling and body panels, upholstery, etc.
UNDERBODY
Buildup of mud and dirt under the body can
cause damaging rust on steel parts and can add
needless weight to the vehicle. This, in effect, reduces the amount of cargo you can carry and remain with GVWR and GAWR limits.
Corrosive materials, such as those used for ice
and snow removal and dust control, also accumulate on the underside of a vehicle. These materials should be removed by flushing the underbody
regularly with water, especially areas where mud
and other foreign materials collect.
BODY FINISH
The exterior surface of your motor home has
an automotive finish. Frequent washing and thorough cleaning is recommended to prevent damage to the vehicle finish after exposure to
damaging salts, calcium chloride, road tar, tree
sap, insects and other foreign material. Never
wash the vehicle in direct sunlight, while the vehicle surface is hot, or using hot water.
Do not use strong soaps or detergents for
washing the motor home. Always use a mild soap
in warm water, a commercially prepared product
for cleaning automotive finishes or your local car
wash. Be careful when using pressure-type washers to avoid loosening exterior decals or sealants,
etc.
After washing the motor home, carefully inspect caulking around window frames and vents
and any other joints that may have separated. Recaulking, if necessary, is quite simple. Appropriate compounds are sold at Winnebago and Itasca
dealers, and the materials are quickly and easily
applied. Also, inspect weather seals around door,
etc., and if necessary have a dealer replace them
immediately.
CAUTION
Never use a strong solvent such as
lacquer thinner, or harsh abrasives on
painted surfaces.
Waxing and Polishing
When water will not bead up and roll off the
finish of your freshly washed vehicle, it’s time to
apply a new coat of hard wax (paste, not liquid)
to the finish. Wax not only improves the appearance of the vehicle, but protects the finish against
oxidation and corrosive substances.
We recommend using a wax that is compatible
with painted and gel-coated fiberglass finishes.
If the finish begins to look dull or discolored,
it may need to be cleaned with a polishing or
cleaning compound.
NOTE: If you use a polish or a cleaning compound that does not contain a wax preservative, we recommend reapplying a
coat of hard wax after cleaning or polishing the finish.
Touch-Up Paint
If the finish becomes chipped or scratched,
your Rialta dealer has touch-up paint and other
materials available that you can use to repair
these areas.
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STRIPES
AND DECALS
The pressure-sensitive decals on your coach
require very little maintenance. They should be
treated like any painted surface on your vehicle.
Here are a few helpful hints on caring for
decals:
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Wash decals with plain soap and water or
any retail car wash soap. Always rinse thoroughly.
Keep high-pressure wash nozzles at least 12
inches from edge of decals. High pressure
water spray may cause edge lifting of decals.
Test any cleaning solution on a small section
of decal before using.
Do Not use any aromatic solvents such as
acetone, MEK, toluene, xylene, etc., on
decals. Any solvent including alcohol may
soften or smear colors.
Do Not use lacquer thinner or paint on
decals. Do Not overcoat decals with clear
paint.
Do Not let gasoline or other fuels drip and
stay on decals for any length of time. Rinse
immediately.
INTERIOR
UPHOLSTERY, CARPETING AND
DRAPERIES
We recommend a weekly routine of vacuuming all fabrics and carpet throughout the motor
home to prevent an accumulation of dirt which
can detract from the appearance and shorten the
life of carpet and fabrics.
Some fabrics used in this motor home may
contain fire retardant and lightfastness additives
which can be damaged by use of improper cleaning products. Some water-based household
cleaning products. Some water-based household
cleaning products are not formulated for use on
fabrics and may cause excessive shrinkage or
fading. Always test any cleaning product on a
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hidden area of fabric before using on visible areas. For best results, fabric cleaning should be referred to a professional carpet and upholstery
cleaner.
NOTE: To minimize fading of upholstery, carpets and other interior fabrics caused by
excessive sunlight, the drapes, blinds or
shades should be closed when the motor
home is parked for an extended period of
time.
WARNING
When cleaning upholstery and fabric, do not use lacquer thinner, nail
polish remover, laundry soaps, or
bleach. Never use carbon tetrachloride, gasoline, or naptha for any
cleaning purpose. These materials
may cause damage to the material
being cleaned and most are highly
flammable.
SPOTS AND STAINS
Spots or stains should be treated as soon as
possible before they “set in” to avoid permanent
damage. Always start from the outside of a spot
or stain and work inward to avoid spreading it.
Use a clean cloth or sponge and turn frequently to
an unused area of the cloth or sponge as you
clean.
Some stains or soils, such as lipstick, ink,
grease or mustard, are extremely difficult or
impossible to remove completely and should receive immediate attention. Consult a professional
carpet and upholstery cleaner for assistance.
VINYL FABRICS
Vinyl should be cleaned with a soft, damp
cloth, and a mild detergent only. Do not use solvents. Solvents may damage the surface of the
vinyl.
DRAPERIES, CURTAINS AND
BEDSPREADS
These items may be woven from a variety of
fabrics. We recommend that these be profession-
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ally dry cleaned only. A five percent shrinkage
may occur when you have these items dry
cleaned.
CABINETRY
Wooden items may be cleaned with a soft
cloth and a good quality wood finish cleaning
TM
product such as Guardsman or equivalent.
Vinyl simulated wood (Plus-Wood) panels
may be cleaned with a mild, water based cleaner
and a soft cloth. Do not use solvents on vinyl
wood panels.
NOTE: Some cabinetry and furniture items
throughout this motor home are constructed either partially or completely of
real hardwoods. Because of natural variations in woodgrain density, slight differences in stain hue may exist between
one item and another. This is the distinctive character and beauty of real wood.
VINYL WALLBOARD
Decorative vinyl covered wallboards may be
cleaned with a mild solution of water and isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol or a mild soap solution. Do
not use solvents or abrasive cleaning products.
TABLES AND COUNTERTOPS
Work surfaces are covered with a plastic laminate that resists solvents, stains and abrasions. A
coat of furniture wax applied to these surfaces on
the counters and table will help preserve their
beauty and make cleaning easier. Always clean
the surface before applying wax.
STAINLESS STEEL SINK
The stainless steel sink can be cleaned with
soap or detergent. Rinse thoroughly with warm
water and wipe dry to avoid streaks.
Use a mild abrasive for stubborn stains. Work
in the direction of the polish lines. To keep the
original finish, polish with a wax cleaner and rub
with a dry soft cloth.
WARNING
Salts, mustard and mayonnaise may
causing pitting. If spilled, clean
immediately.
RANGE AND REFRIGERATOR
For care and appearance maintenance of the
range and refrigerator, refer to the operation and
maintenance manual for each of the individual
appliances included in your Owner’s InfoCase.
BATHROOM
The tub and shower walls in the bathroom
should be cleaned with a mild soap and water solution, or (to obtain maximum luster) use a good
quality wax cleaner. Do not use an abrasive
cleaner on the shower walls and tub. If the shower has a glass door, it is extremely important that
abrasives not be used. Use only a good quality
glass cleaner or mild detergent and water solution
with a soft cloth to clean glass surfaces.
The bathroom lavatory is also a molded plastic material and should be cleaned with a mild
soap and water solution. Abrasive cleaners or
harsh detergents should not be used.
For instructions on the care of your fresh
water toilet, refer to the information in your
Owner’s InfoCase.
DOORS AND WINDOWS
Windows may be periodically cleaned with a
good quality glass cleaner or mild soap solution
using a soft cloth. Use care when removing ice or
frost from the windows. Always use a plastic ice
scraper, never one made of metal. Use care when
removing ice from the mirrors to protect the reflective surfaces.
Door locks and hinges should be lubricated
periodically with powdered graphite to ensure
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trouble-free operation and to protect against
freeze-up.
WINDOW ROLL-UP SHADE
ADJUSTMENT
If a roll-up type window shade in your motor
home does not roll up or down fully, the spring
tension may need adjustment.
Spring Too Weak:
- Roll shade about half-way down on window.
- Remove shade from bracket.
- Roll shade snugly by hand and replace onto
bracket.
Spring Too Strong:
- Roll shade all the way up.
- Remove shade from bracket.
- Unroll shade one or two turns as necessary by
hand and replace onto bracket.
CAUTION
When refilling the coolant system of
a vehicle with a rear auxiliary automotive heater and/or motoraid water
heater, be sure to allow for the additional coolant capacity of the
heater(s) and supply and return hoses.
REAR WINDOW WASHER RESERVOIR
LEVEL CHECK
Check the rear window washer reservoir level
frequently. The reservoir is located inside the
trunk compartment on the rear exterior of the
coach.
VEHICLE
MAINTENANCE
(See also Safety Precautions, Section 1 of this
manual).
CHASSIS SERVICE &
MAINTENANCE
Consult the appropriate sections in your
Volkswagen chassis owner’s manual for specific
information regarding operating safety, service
recommendations and maintenance schedules for
the Volkswagen chassis section of your motor
home.
ENGINE ACCESS
Refer to your Volkswagen chassis owner’s
manual.
ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM
Refer to your Volkswagen chassis owner’s
manual guide for information and precautions on
filling, servicing and checking the fluid level.
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NOTE: A commercial windshield washer/antifreeze solution is recommended to aid on
removal of foreign matter and debris
from glass surfaces and to protect the
system from damage during freezing
temperatures.
TIRE PRESSURE AND
CONDITION
Your vehicle’s tire inflation pressure must be
checked at regular intervals when tires are cold,
and filled to the tire manufacturers recommendations. Incorrect cold inflation pressures (high or
low) lead to abnormal tire wear and unusually hot
running temperatures, factors which may seri-
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ously affect safety and lead to poor road handling
and the possibility of blow-outs or throwing of
tread at high speeds.
The recommended cold fill pressure of the
tires originally equipped on your vehicle is
stamped on the Vehicle Certification Label located on the bottom inside of the driver’s door.
Maintaining the proper tire air pressure is an important factor which contributes directly to the
life of the tire.
Low air pressure results in tire overloading
and abnormal wear and also affects handling and
fuel economy. Obtain proper inflation pressures
from your Volkswagen chassis owner’s manual
or tire manufacturer.
NOTE: Always include the spare tire when
checking tire inflation pressures.
The tires on your vehicle must be in good
condition and must have sufficient tread depth.
Replace your tires when:
1. The tires are worn to a point where 2/32
inches or less tread remains, or the cord or
fabric is showing. To aid in the detection of
minimum tread depth, your tires may have
built-in tread wear indicators which appear
as “bald spots” between the tread grooves
when tread depth is 2/32 inches or less.
When these indicators appear in two or more
adjacent grooves at three or more spots
around the tire, the tire should be replaced.
2. The tire tread or sidewall are cracked, cut or
gouged deep enough to expose cord or fabric.
3. The tire has a bump, bulge or split.
4. The tire has a puncture, cut or other damage
that can’t be correctly repaired because of
size or location of damage.
Tread Wear Indicators
TIRE REPLACEMENT INFORMATION
DO NOT replace with passenger car tires or
alternative light truck tires with a lower rating.
See your Rialta dealer or a Continental brand tire
dealer for details. The following label is affixed
to the wheels of this vehicle. (Actual size and
shape of label may vary.)
NOTE: The tires for this motor home are constructed for a specific usage and load
range to provide durability, performance, and safety.
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Front tires are 195/70R15C, Load Range D
(European Load Index 104/102), light truck
tires. (In Europe, light truck tires are designated with a suffix C for “commercial.”)
For additional rear tire load capacity, the
tires installed on the rear of the vehicle are
size 215/70R15C, Load Range D (European
Load Index 109/107).
When replacing any of the tires on this vehicle, replace only with tires of exactly the
same size, usage type and load rating,
including the equivalent European load
index rating. Tire sizes and load ranges are
molded into the sidewall of each tire.
Rotation: DO NOT rotate rear tires to the front.
There is insufficient clearance to mount the size
215/70R15C rear tire on the front of this motor
home. You may, however, use the 195/70R15C
spare tire to rotate with the front tires only.
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Spare: The spare tire is a 195/70R15C, the same
as the front tires. The spare tire may be used on a
rear position if inflated to 65 psi. However, you
should re-install a 215/70R15C on the rear position as soon as possible.
WARNING
Replace tire only with one of exactly
same type and rating. DO NOT
replace with passenger car tire. See
Operator’s Manual for details. For
more information call Winnebago
Owner Relations at 1-800-537-1885.
WARNING
When replacing tires, use the same
size, load range and construction type
(radial) as the original tires installed
on the vehicle. Use of any other size
or type tire may affect ride, handling,
speedometer/odometer calibration,
vehicle ground clearance, and tire
clearance to the body and chassis. If
replacing only a single tire, it should
be paired on the same axle with the
least worn tire of the other three.
WHEEL REPLACEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS
Wheels must be replaced if they become damaged (i.e. bent, heavily rusted, leak air) or if lug
nuts often become loose. Do not straighten bent
wheels or use inner tubes in leaking wheels. Such
wheels may have structural damage and could
fail without warning. When replacing wheels for
any reason, the new wheels should be equal in
load limit, diameter, width, offset, and mounting
configuration to those originally installed on
your vehicle.
A wheel of the wrong size or type may adversely affect wheel and bearing life, brake cooling, speedometer/odometer calibration, stopping
ability, headlight aim, bumper height, vehicle
ground clearance, and tire clearance to the body
and chassis. Replacement with “used” wheels is
not advised. They may have been subjected to
harsh treatment or very high mileage and could
fail without warning.
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Replacement wheels may by obtained at your
authorized dealer.
SUPSENSION ALIGNMENT AND TIRE
BALANCE
The front suspension and steering system of
this vehicle was factory aligned using highly accurate equipment prior to delivery to the dealership. However, we recommend that alignment be
checked and adjusted, if necessary, after you
have fully loaded the motor home according to
your personal needs. Thereafter, the alignment
should be periodically inspected to help prevent
uneven tire wear.
Any excessive or abnormal tire wear may indicate worn or misaligned suspension or steering,
unbalanced tire or other tire/suspension problem.
Alignment can be affected by worn steering/
suspension parts or by incidents which happen
during driving, such as hitting a curb, pothole or
railroad track, etc. Improper alignment can cause
tires to roll at an angle and wear unevenly. It may
also cause the vehicle to “pull” to the right or left.
Have your dealer inspect your vehicle’s suspension and steering components periodically for
misalignment or wear.
Out-of-balance tires will not roll smoothly and
can lead to annoying vibrations and uneven tread
wear such as cupping and flat spots. Tires may
need to be balanced if uneven wear is detected or
if ride comfort decreases noticeably.
See your Volkswagen chassis owner’s manual
for further information.
REAR AIR SPRINGS (Optional)
The air springs (air bags) assist the standard
suspension system to provide a smoother ride and
adjustable load conditions.
The air bags can be adjusted independently if
necessary to equalize a load, however we recommend maintaining the same pressure in both air
bags whenever possible to ensure that the vehicle
remains level.
Adjustment
There are tire fill type valves for the air bag on
each side of the vehicle, located on the lower edges of the valance panels directly ahead of the rear
tires.
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Recommended Pressure:
Minimum Operating Pressure:
Maximum Operating Pressure:
20-30 psi
10 psi
100 psi
CAUTION
Never overfill the air bags so that the
rear of the vehicle is higher than the
front (“jacked up”) or one side is
higher than the other (“leaning”).
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STORING YOUR MOTOR HOME
PREPARING VEHICLE FOR
STORAGE
Properly preparing your vehicle for storage
will lessen the possibility of damage to your
vehicle. Prepare the motor home for vacancy just
as you would if you were leaving your house for
an extended period:
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2. Level the motor home and drain the entire
plumbing system as described in the following steps.
3. Open all drain valves by rotating as shown.
See Section 7 for drain valve location for
your model.
DRAIN
Remove all perishables from cabinets and refrigerator
Prop refrigerator door open.
Turn off LP gas tank.
Drain water heater, water tank and holding
tank.
Close shades to protect upholstery from sunlight
When storing your vehicle through the
winter, or in cold climates, extra preparations
need to be made to protect systems that can be
damaged by freezing temperatures.
Cold Weather Storage
Procedure (Winterizing)
1. Clean and dump holding tanks by following
steps A, B, and C
A. Add water to the sewage holding tank
by holding the toilet flush lever open
with the water pump running. Add water to the waste water holding tanks by
opening the kitchen, shower and lavatory faucets. Tanks should be about 1/4 to
1/3 full to rinse properly. Driving to a
disposal site will normally loosen and
rinse any waste material from the sides
of the tank.
B. Completely drain the sewage and waste
water holding tanks at an approved
waste disposal site. Drain the sewage
tank first so the following waste water
can rinse any waste solids from the
dump outlet and sewer hose.
C. Close dump valves and refit the dust cap
onto the drain outlet.
CLOSE
DRAIN
CLOSE
LINE-END
VALVE
IN-LINE
VALVE
4. Turn the Water Pump switch ON to allow it
to operate until you are done draining all faucets and toilet.
5. Open all faucets and shower head valves,
including exterior shower.
6. Operate the toilet flush lever and hold until
water stops flowing in the toilet. Then turn
water pump switch OFF.
7. Drain the water heater by turning the valve at
the base of the water heater tank. Also open
the Pressure-Temperature relief valve at the
to right portion of the tank to prevent air
locking in the tank while draining. See Section 7 for drain valve locations for your
model.
8. After water has stopped draining at all faucets and drain valves, connect a “blow-out”
plug to the city water connection on the
coach. Then use a compressed air hose regulated to 30 psi or less to force air through the
system. (A “blow-out” plug can be purchased at any Winnebago or Itasca dealer. P/
N 701705-01-000.)
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WARNING
NEVER use automotive antifreeze/
coolant in your RV water system.
Auto antifreeze contains ethylene
glycol which, if ingested, can cause
blindness and can be fatal.
City Water
Connection
It is not necessary to add antifreeze to the toilet since the flush valve will be closed.
CAUTION
Limit air pressure to 30 psi to avoid
damage to pump or water lines.
NOTE: DO NOT burst air into the system. This
can damage the water pump. It is better
to let air in slowly.
9. Let air flow for five minutes until water is
completely drained out of faucets and drain
valves. Then close faucets one at a time.
10. Operate and hold toilet flush lever until
water is completely drained from toilet.
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11. Now turn air pressure off and disconnect
water purge adapters. Recap the city water
connection to avoid contamination by dirt or
insects.
12. Close all drain valves and faucets to avoid
contamination by dirt or insects. Reinstall
water heater drain plug and close P-T relief
valve.
13. Pour about one cup of non-toxic RV antifreeze into the kitchen sink drain, bathroom
sink drain and shower drain. This prevents
any holding tank odors from entering the
coach during storage.
14. Turn the shower sump pump on and pour 1/2
gallon of non-toxic RV antifreeze into the
shower drain. Turn the shower sump pump
off immediately after pouring antifreeze
remains in pump and lines.
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Do not add automotive antifreeze or caustic
chemicals such as bleach or laundry detergents into the toilet bowl or holding tanks.
Although these products may have a deodorizing effect, they may damage plastic and
rubber parts in the system.
NOTE: As an alternative to totally draining the
plumbing system, you may winterize
tanks and lines by pumping non-toxic RV
antifreeze through the system. This product is available from your dealer and
from most RV supply stores. Follow directions on the container to determine
the correct amount to use for your coach.
15. Place a bucket beneath the sewage drain
valve outlet and re-drain the sewage and
waste holding tanks of any clean water that
entered during “blow-out” procedure.
Close dump valves to prevent valve shafts
from rusting and to prevent entry by rodents
and insects. Refit the dust cap onto the drain
outlet.
Your drainage and fresh water systems are now
totally winterized.
16. Have the vehicle chassis completely serviced
and lubricated. Be sure radiator antifreeze
protection level is sufficient for the lowest
anticipated temperatures.
17. Wash and wax the coach.
18. Inspect all seams and seals around doors,
windows, vents, and any other joints.
Replace or repair any that are damaged.
Sealing materials and compounds can be
purchased from your dealer. Badly damaged
weather seals may need to be replaced by
your dealer.
SECTION 10
STORING YOUR MOTOR HOME
19. Close all windows and roof vents. Protect all
appliance vent openings from contamination
by animals or insects (e.g. bird nests, wasp
nests, etc.)
20. Lubricate all door hinges and locks.
21. Clean the interior of the coach. Dirt and
stains are more easily removed when fresh.
22. Remove all foods and items that may cause
odors.
23. Clean and defrost the refrigerator. Leave the
door slightly ajar to allow any odors to dissipate. Place an open box of baking soda
inside the refrigerator to help absorb odors.
24. Turn the furnace thermostat switch on the
bottom of the thermostat to OFF.
25. Disconnect all chassis and auxiliary battery
cables.
26. Fully charge all batteries. Batteries must
have at least 80% charge to survive freezing temperatures and long periods of nonuse.
NOTE: We do not recommend leaving the shoreline plugged in continuously during storage periods because the batteries can
lose electrolytic fluids and become damaged from continuous charging without
periodic use. We recommend following
regular battery inspection and maintenance, especially in cold weather. See
“Battery Maintenance” on page 6-7.
ports are securely in place. Sanitize the water
system as outlined under “Disinfecting the
Fresh Water System” in Section 7.
7. Check operation of all faucets to be sure faucet washers have not hardened during storage.
8. Check sealing valve in the toilet for proper
operation and lubricate with silicone spray.
9. Add water to the holding tank using the toilet
flush pedal. Check to be sure dump valve
seals tightly.
10. Check around all appliances for obstructions
and ensure that all vent openings are clear.
11. Start refrigerator and check for proper cooling.
12. Clean paneling and counter surfaces and
apply a thin coat of wax.
13. Replace batteries if necessary and check out
electrical system to make sure all lights and
electrical components operate.
14. Check tires for proper cold inflation pressure.
15. After washing accumulated winter grime
from the vehicle, it is important to carefully
inspect the seams and sealants for separation
or cracks that may have appeared around the
window frames, vents and any other joints.
Re-sealing is quite simple and the material is
quickly and easily applied. Appropriate compounds are available from your dealer. Also
inspect weather seals around doors, etc., and
if necessary, have a dealer replace immediately.
REMOVAL FROM
STORAGE
1. Completely air out the motor home.
2. Have the entire LP gas system checked for
leaks.
3. Check window operation.
4. Check cabinet and door hinges. Lubricate
with penetrating oil, if necessary.
5. Close all faucets and drain valves that are
open. If necessary, reconnect toilet water line
and close flush valve.
6. Add a few gallons of water to the fresh water
tank and check for leaks especially at junctions. Also make sure all hangers and sup10-3
INDEX
A
Access, Battery .............................................. 6-8
Air Bags, Rear................................................ 9-6
Air Conditioner, Automotive (Dash) ............. 2-7
Air Conditioner, Rear Automotive
(overhead) ................................................ 2-7
Air Conditioner, Roof .................................... 8-8
Alarm, Carbon Monoxide .............................. 1-6
Alarm, LP Gas ............................................. 1-3
Alarm, Smoke ................................................ 1-7
Alignment, Suspension and Tire Balance...... 9-6
Amplifier, TV Antenna Signal ...................... 8-9
Antenna, TV .................................................. 8-8
Audio System - Radio/Cassette ..................... 2-7
Automotive (Starting) Batteries..................... 6-6
Auto 12V Fuses & Circuit Breakers ............. 6-7
Auxiliary (Coach) Batteries ........................... 6-6
Auxiliary Generator 110-Volt ....................... 6-5
Auxiliary Start Switch ................................... 2-7
B
Bathroom ..................................................... 8-12
Bathroom, Care of.......................................... 9-3
Batteries, Automotive (Starting) ................... 6-6
Batteries, Coach .....................................6-6, 6-8
Battery Charger, Connecting ......................... 3-3
Battery Condition Meter ........................ 6-9, 8-4
Battery Information........................................ 6-8
Battery Maintenance ...................................... 6-8
Beds, Converting for use ............................. 8-10
Before Driving your Vehicle ..................0-2, 2-1
Before Entering your Vehicle ........................ 2-1
Blocking ........................................................ 4-5
C
Cabinets, cleaning .......................................... 9-3
Cable TV Hook-Ups .................................... 8-10
Campsite Set-up ............................................. 4-5
Capacity Chart*
Carbon Monoxide Alarm .............................. 1-6
Carbon Monoxide Warning .......................... 1-5
Carpets, Care of ............................................. 9-2
Chassis Owner’s Manual, Volkswagen ......... 0-1
Chassis Service .............................................. 9-4
* Capacity chart is also conveniently located on
the back of “To The Owner” page inside front
cover of this manual.
Checklists, Pre-Travel.................................... 4-2
Coach Batteries ....................................... 6-6, 6-8
Child Restraints.............................................. 2-6
Circuit Breakers, 110-Volt ............................ 6-3
Circuit Breakers, 12-Volt .............................. 6-7
City Water Hook-Up...................................... 7-3
Coach Battery ................................................ 6-6
Coach Battery Access .................................... 6-8
Cold Weather Storage ................................. 10-1
Compact Shower.......................................... 8-13
Companion Seat/Bed Conversion......... 2-4, 8-11
Condensation, Humidity and ......................... 4-6
Connecting a Battery Charger........................ 3-3
Connecting the Shoreline............................... 6-1
Converter, AC-DC Power.............................. 6-2
Cooling System, Engine ................................ 9-4
Couch/Bed Conversion ................................ 8-10
Crank-Out Windows .................................... 8-15
D
Day/Nighter Pleated Window Shades.......... 8-16
Decals and Stripes ......................................... 9-2
Defects, Reporting Safety ............................. 0-2
Defogger, Rear Window ................................ 2-8
Dinette Table................................................ 8-10
Disinfection Water System ........................... 7-2
Door Handles and Locks......................... 2-2, 2-3
Door Locks, Power ........................................ 2-3
Doors and Windows, Care of......................... 9-3
Drain Strainer, Shower .............................. 8-14
Drain Switch, Shower .................................. 8-13
Drain Valves .................................................. 7-3
Drainage System (Sewage)............................ 7-4
Drains, Water System .................................... 7-3
Draperies, Care of .......................................... 9-2
Drinking and Driving..................................... 0-2
Driver and Co-Pilot Seats .............................. 2-3
Driving Safety Precautions ............................ 1-1
Dump Valves, Sewage................................... 7-4
E
Effects of Prolonged Occupancy ................... 4-6
Electrical Outlets, 110-volt ............................ 6-3
Electrical Safety Precautions ......................... 1-4
Electrical System, 110-volt AC ..................... 6-1
Electrical System, 12-volt DC ....................... 6-6
Electronic Thermostat.................................... 8-7
Emergency Exit Window............................... 1-6
INDEX
Engine Access................................................ 9-4
Engine Cooling System ................................. 9-4
Engine Overheat............................................. 3-2
Engine, Starting and Stopping the ................. 2-2
Entering Your Vehicle, Before ..................... 2-1
Exterior Body Care ........................................ 9-1
Exterior Feature Identification....................... 0-5
External Power Cord (Shoreline)................... 6-1
F
Filter, Shower Pump .................................... 8-14
Fire Extinguisher ........................................... 1-7
Flat Tire Info .................................................. 3-1
Fold-Up Lavatory Sink ................................ 8-13
Formaldehyde Warning ................................ 1-5
Fresh Water Tank........................................... 7-1
Fuel Caps, Replacement ................................ 2-2
Fuel Selection, Vehicle .................................. 2-2
Fuel Safety Precautions ................................. 2-2
Fuel Tank Capacity* ...............................2-2, 8-4
Fuel Tank, Filling Vehicle ............................. 2-2
Furnace , LP Gas ........................................... 8-7
Fuses, 12-Volt ................................................ 6-7
G
Gas Alarm, LP ......................................1-3, 5-4
Gas Leaks, LP .......................................1-3, 5-4
General Warnings .......................................... 1-1
Generator, Auxiliary 110-Volt ...................... 6-5
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter(GFCI) ........ 6-4
H
Heater/Defroster ............................................ 2-8
Heater, Rear Automotive ............................... 2-7
Holding Tank, Dumping ............................... 7-4
Holding Tank Level Indicators ..............7-4, 8-4
Humidity and Condensation .......................... 4-6
Loading Safety Precautions ........................... 1-4
Loading the Vehicle ...................................... 4-1
Locks....................................................... 2-2, 2-3
Lounge Seat ................................................... 2-5
LP Gas Alarm ......................................... 1-3, 5-4
LP Gas Furnace ............................................. 8-7
LP Gas, How It Works................................... 5-1
LP Gas Leaks .......................................... 1-2, 5-4
LP Gas Level, checking ................................. 8-4
LP Gas Pressure Regulator ........................... 5-3
LP Gas Selection............................................ 5-2
LP Gas System, Safe Use Of ......................... 5-1
LP Gas Tank* ................................................ 5-2
LP Gas Tank, Air in the ............................... 5-3
LP Gas Tank, Refilling ................................ 5-2
LP Gas, Travel with ..................................... 5-3
LP Gas, Winter Use of .................................. 5-4
M
Maintenance................................................... 1-4
Microwave Oven............................................ 8-3
Mirrors .......................................................... 2-6
Monitor Panel ............................................... 8-3
Motor Aid Water Heater ................................ 8-7
Mountain Driving .......................................... 4-5
N
Nighttime Driving.......................................... 4-5
O
Occupancy, Effects of Prolonged ................. 4-6
Owner’s InfoCase .......................................... 0-1
Options and Equipment ................................. 0-1
Outlets, 110-Volt .......................................... 6-5
Overheated Engine......................................... 3-2
Overload Protector, Thermal ........................ 6-3
K
Keys ............................................................... 2-2
P
Pleated Day/Night Shades ........................... 8-16
Power Converter ........................................... 6-2
Power Load Center ........................................ 6-2
Pre-Travel Checklist ...................................... 4-2
Preparing Vehicle for Storage...................... 10-1
Pressure Regulator, LP Gas ........................... 5-3
Prolonged Occupancy, Effects of ................. 4-6
Pump Filter, Shower .................................... 8-14
Pump Switch, Shower Drain........................ 8-13
Pump Switch, Water ...................................... 7-1
L
Lavatory Sink, Fold-Up ............................... 8-13
Loading, Roof ............................................... 4-2
R
Radio/Cassette Player .................................... 2-7
Range Top ..................................................... 8-3
I
If You Get A Flat Tire ................................... 3-1
Instrument Panel ............................................ 2-7
Interior Care ................................................... 9-2
J
Jump Starting ................................................. 3-3
INDEX
Range Maintenance........................................ 9-3
Rear Air Springs (Air Bags) .......................... 9-6
Rear Auto Air Conditioner (Overhead) ......... 2-7
Rear Automotive Heater ................................ 2-7
Rear Bumper Loads ....................................... 4-2
Rear Window Defogger ................................ 2-8
Rear Window Washer/Wiper.................. 2-9, 9-4
Recovery Towing........................................... 3-2
Refrigerator ............................................8-1, 9-3
Regulator, LP Gas ........................................ 5-3
Relief Valve, Water Heater............................ 8-6
Removal from Storage ................................ 10-3
Reporting Safety Defects ............................... 0-2
Restraints, Child............................................. 2-6
Roof Loading ................................................. 4-2
Roof Maintenance.......................................... 9-1
Roof Vent, Power ........................................ 8-15
S
Safe Use of LP Gas System ........................... 5-1
Safety Defects, Reporting ............................. 0-2
Sanitizing Water Tank ................................... 7-2
Seat, Driver ................................................... 2-3
Seat Belts and Child Restraints............... 2-5, 2-6
Seats ............................................................... 2-3
Selecting Fuel Types, LP ............................... 5-2
Service and Assistance................................... 0-2
Severe Weather Information ......................... 4-4
Sewer Hook-Ups, Using On-Site .................. 7-5
Shade Adjustment .......................................... 9-4
Shoreline, Connecting the ............................. 6-1
Shower ........................................................ 8-13
Shower Drain Pump System ........................ 8-13
Shower Drain Strainer ................................. 8-14
Shower Pump Filter ..................................... 8-14
Shower Valve Pressure Bleed-Off ............... 8-14
Signal Amplifier, TV Antenna....................... 8-9
Sink, Fold-Up Lavatory ............................... 8-13
Sink, Stainless Steel ..................................... 9-3
Sleeping Facilities........................................ 8-10
Smoke Alarm ................................................. 1-7
Spare Tire....................................................... 9-5
Spots and Stains ............................................. 9-2
Start Switch, Aux .......................................... 2-7
Starting and Stopping the Engine .................. 2-2
Starting and Stopping the Generator.............. 6-5
Storage, Removal from .............................. 10-3
Storing, Cold Weather ................................. 10-1
Stripes and Decals.......................................... 9-2
Strainer, Shower Drain ................................ 8-14
Stripes and Decals, care of............................. 9-2
Suspension Alignment and Tire Balance....... 9-6
T
Table and Countertop Surfaces...................... 9-3
Tank, Fresh Water Filling ............................. 7-1
Tank Capacities, Water and Holding*........... 8-4
Thermal Overload Protector .......................... 6-3
Thermostat, Electronic .................................. 8-7
Tire Balancing ............................................... 9-6
Tire Changing ................................................ 3-1
Tire Pressure and Condition .......................... 9-5
Tires, Spare .................................................... 3-1
Toilet ........................................................... 8-12
Towing, Recovery ......................................... 3-2
Trailer Towing ............................................... 4-2
Trailer Wiring Connector............................... 6-9
Travel Tips..................................................... 4-3
Travel with LP Gas ....................................... 5-3
TV Antenna.................................................... 8-8
TV & Cable Hook-Ups, .............................. 8-10
TV Signal Amplifier ...................................... 8-9
U
Underbody Care............................................. 9-1
Upholstery...................................................... 9-2
V
Vehicle Certification Label (VIN) ................. 0-4
Vehicle Maintenance ..................................... 9-4
Vents, Power Roof....................................... 8-15
Vinyl Fabrics ................................................. 9-2
Vinyl Wallboard ............................................ 9-3
W
Wallboards, Vinyl.......................................... 9-3
Warnings:
Carbon Monoxide ....................................... 1-5
Driving ......................................................... 1-1
Electrical ...................................................... 1-4
Formaldehyde ............................................ 1-5
Fuel & LP Gas ............................................. 1-2
LP Gas Leaks ........................................ 1-2, 5-4
LP Gas Alarm ....................................... 1-3, 5-4
General......................................................... 1-1
Generator, Auxiliary .................................... 6-5
LP Gas.......................................................... 1-2
Loading ........................................................ 1-4
Maintenance................................................. 1-4
Warranty ........................................................ 0-2
Waste Drainage System ................................. 7-4
Water and Holding Tank Levels ................... 8-4
Water Drain Valves ...................................... 7-3
Water Heater, Motor Aid .............................. 8-7
Water Heater ........................................... 8-4, 8-6
INDEX
Water Heater Capacity*................................. 8-4
Water Line Drain Valves ............................... 7-3
Water Pump ................................................... 7-1
Water Pump Switch ...................................... 7-2
Water Heater Relief Valve............................. 8-6
Water Hook-Up, External (City).................... 7-3
Water, Shower Valve Bleed-Off.................. 8-15
Water System, Disinfection of....................... 7-2
Water System, Fresh ...................................... 7-1
Water Tank, Filling Instructions* .................. 7-1
Water Tank Drain Valve Locations ............... 7-3
Waxing and Polishing .................................... 9-1
Weather Information, Service........................ 4-4
Weighing the Vehicle .................................... 4-1
Wheel Replacement Recommendations ........ 9-6
Windows, Cleaning ....................................... 9-3
Windows, Crank-Out .................................. 8-15
Window, Shades ...................................8-16, 9-4
Windows, Emergency Exit ........................... 1-6
Windshield Wiper/Washer Switch................. 2-9
Winter Use of LP Gas ................................... 5-4
Winterizing .................................................. 10-1
IMPORTANT
SERIAL NUMBERS
Motor Home (Coach): Year _________ Model ___________________ Serial _____________
Chassis: Make ___________________ Serial (VIN) ______________
Roof Air Conditioner:
Furnace:
Water Heater:
Power Converter:
110-Volt Generator:
Range
Microwave Oven:
Refrigerator
Television:
Video Cassette Player:
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EMERGENCY INFORMATION
Dealer
Name _______________________________________________________________________
Address______________________________________________________________________
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Phone _______________________________________________________________________
INSURANCE POLICY
Company ____________________________________________________________________
Policy Number ________________________________________________________________
Phone _______________________________________________________________________
MAINTENANCE RECORD
Date
Odometer
Mileage
Description of Service
Cost
FUEL & OIL RECORD
Date
Odometer
Mileage
Fuel
Gal.
Oil
Qts.
MPG
Cost
Date
Odometer
Mileage
Fuel
Gals.
Oil
Qts.
MPG
Cost
FUEL & OIL RECORD
Date
Odometer
Mileage
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Gal.
Oil
Qts.
MPG
Cost
Date
Odometer
Mileage
Fuel
Gals.
Oil
Qts.
MPG
Cost
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