Equipment Details

Equipment Details
Introduction
INTRODUCTION
DEAR OWNER
THANK YOU FOR DECIDING TO BUY ONE
OF OUR NEW MOTORHOMES. WE ARE
SURE YOU WILL ENJOY MANY HAPPY
HOURS IN IT AND WE HOPE THE
INFORMATION AND HINTS IN THIS
HANDBOOK WILL HEIGHTEN YOUR
ENJOYMENT.
THE HANDBOOK HAS BEEN DESIGNED
TO GIVE YOU A GENERAL GUIDE TO THE
CARE, USE AND MAINTENANCE OF YOUR
MOTORHOME. WHETHER YOU ARE A
NEW OR AN EXPERIENCED MOTORHOME
USER THE HINTS WILL HELP TO PROTECT
YOUR INVESTMENT.
THE INFORMATION CONTAINED WILL
ANSWER MOST OF YOUR QUERIES, BUT
IF THERE ARE ANY ASPECTS WHICH ARE
NOT COVERED PLEASE CONSULT YOUR
APPOINTED DEALER.
HAPPY TOURING!
IMPORTANT - PLEASE QUOTE THE BASE
VIN (VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER)
IN ALL CORRESPONDENCE WITH YOUR
DEALER OR SWIFT GROUP LIMITED,
THIS CAN BE FOUND ON THE FRONT
CROSS MEMBER WITHIN THE ENGINE
COMPARTMENT AND ON THE SWIFT
MANUFACTURERS PLATE SITUATED ON
THE BULKHEAD DIRECTLY BEHIND THE
FRONT DRIVER/PASSENGER SEAT.
All the illustrations and descriptive matter in
this handbook are intended to give a general
idea of the motorhome. Changing market
and supply situations may prevent us from
maintaining the exact specification details in
this handbook. We therefore reserve the
right to alter specifications as materials and
conditions demand.
Dealers are not agents of Swift Group
Limited and have absolutely no authority to
bind Swift Group Limited by any express or
implied undertaking or representation.
Warranty ..............................................................................................2
Your Warranty Explained ...................................................................5
WARRANTY
INFORMATION
What to do if you Require Assistance ..............................................6
Annual Service/Inspection Record ...................................................7
Annual Service/Inspection Record stamps .....................................8
Warranty
All the illustrations and descriptive matter in
this handbook are intended to give a general
idea of the motorhome. Changing market and
supply situations and our policy of continuous
product development may prevent us from
maintaining the exact specifications detailed
in this handbook. We therefore reserve the
right to alter specifications as materials and
conditions demand.
Dealers are not agents of Swift Group
Limited, the manufacturer of Swift Group
motorhomes and have absolutely no authority
to bind the manufacturer by any express or
implied undertaking or representation.
All motorhomes (other than the engine,
chassis cab and associated parts referred to
in this handbook which are subject to the
relevant chassis manufacturer's warranty) have
a 3 year SuperSure manufacturer's warranty
from the date of purchase (or hire purchase),
which is subject to a chargeable annual
service and inspection being carried out at an
authorised Swift Group Service Centre.
During the warranty period, subject to the
exclusions set out in this section of the
handbook, the manufacturer, Swift Group
Limited, will repair (or at its option, replace)
all defective parts of the motorhome. For any
engine, chassis cab and associated parts
warranty issues please contact your local
Fiat Agent.
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The manufacturer will honour the warranty
until 36 months from the date of sale,
provided that the motorhome has been
serviced annually within 90 days before or 60
days after each anniversary of the original
date of sale. The third service must, however,
be carried out before the expiry of the 36
month period from the original date of sale.
Specific exclusions to Supersure Warranty
during Years 2 and 3
In the first 12 months the warranty will
cover:
• Decals, mirror transfers, resin badges.
• Glass including heat shields, sink lids,
mirrors.
• Paintwork including all exterior paint, heat
shields, heater cases and all other
painted surfaces.
• GRP/ABS wheel spats and skirts.
Faults arising from a manufacturing defect
but not those which are a result of normal
wear and tear or those which relate to
replacement light bulbs and leisure battery.
• Soft furnishings including upholstery,
curtains, pelmets.
Also not covered under the first year are
faults resulting from accidental damage or
damage caused by misuse of any
component part of the motorhome.
• Work surfaces, tables, and flaps.
In the years two and three the warranty
will cover:
1. All original components of the motorhome
including permanently fitted equipment
forming part of the manufacturer's
original specification.
2. Water ingress and body delamination
• Carpets, lino and floor coverings
including door mats, shower mats.
• Wallboards, ceiling boards and all other
interior décor finishes.
• Window catches, stays and associated
fittings.
• Blinds and flyscreens including door, Heki
and other rooflights.
• All hinges, catches, knobs, stays and
handles (interior and exterior).
• Adjustment of external doors and lockers.
• Truma heater.
• Glen Dimplex cooking appliances.
Warranty
• Replacement of bulbs, fluorescent tubes,
fuses and electrical connections including
12n and 12s plugs, high level brake lights
and bulb contacts.
• Adjustment and natural movement of
internal doors, flaps and furniture.
• Audio equipment including radios,
speakers, aerials and associated parts.
• Corner steadies.
• Microwave
• TV
• Routine maintenance items which are
part of the annual service including
lubricants, rubber gas hose, the cleaning
of the heater and fridge flues, the
replacement of gas jets, the resealing
and/or replacement of shower room
sealant, and the adjustment and
lubrication of locks.
General terms applying to all three years
of the warranty period
The motorhome is not covered for:• The failure of a component for reasons of
fair wear and tear.
• Damage resulting from accidents.
• Misuse of any component.
• Normal deterioration, corrosion, intrusion
of foreign or harmful bodies, lack of
servicing or negligence of any person
other than the Swift Group Limited which
causes stoppage of or impairment to the
function of any component of the
motorhome.
• Replacement of parts which have
reached the end of their effective working
life because of age and/or usage.
• Cleaning or adjustment of any
assemblies.
• Cosmetic finishes to kitchen sinks,
cooker tops, vanity units, shower trays.
The warranty will be invalidated if the
motorhome has been neglected, misused,
modified or for hire or reward. The
motorhome will be deemed to have been
neglected if it has not been serviced and
maintained as stated in this handbook.
The cost of transporting, towing or moving
the motorhome by any means to or from the
place of repair is the responsibility of the
owner.
The benefit of this warranty may be
transferred to a new owner if the motorhome
is sold, provided that the motorhome has
been serviced by an authorised Swift Group
Service Centre in accordance with the
requirements of this handbook, and details
of the change of ownership have been
supplied to Swift Group using the change of
ownership form set out in this handbook.
Failure to notify Swift Group of a change of
ownership within 14 days of such a change
will invalidate the warranty.
If any repairs are identified as being
necessary during an Annual Service, the
motorhome must be made available to an
authorised Swift Group Service Centre within
6 weeks for the work to be carried out. All
new motorhomes must be registered with
the Swift Group Ltd within 6 weeks of
purchase as new.
The warranty only applies to motorhomes
purchased and used within the UK, and for
continuous journeys abroad of no longer
than 90 days per journey.
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Warranty
This warranty only applies to motorhomes
purchased in the UK.
You have legal rights under UK law
governing the sale of consumer goods.
This warranty does not affect your
legal rights.
The name and address of the warranty
provider is:Swift Group Limited
Dunswell Road
Cottingham
East Yorkshire
HU16 4JX
To make a claim under this warranty, contact
the Swift Group Service Centre which
supplied your motorhome. Alternatively,
details of your nearest authorised Swift
Group Service Centre can be obtained by
contacting the Swift Group Customer Care
Department on 01482 875740, or enquiring
on the website www.swiftleisure.co.uk
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Your Warranty Explained
Your Swift motorhome has a three year SuperSure Manufacturer's
Warranty. The items covered during years one, two and three vary,
and are clearly explained on pages 2 and 3 of this booklet.
Your dealer should fully explain the terms of the warranty, which is
also subject to annual service requirements, at the time of the official
handover of your product.
Please sign this form to say that you have had the details of the
warranty and the annual service arrangements fully explained.
Signing this document in no way affects your statutory rights under
the Sale of Goods Act.
Signed .........................................................................................Date .......................................
Motorhome Details
IMPORTANT Enter all your motorhome details on this page (see specification handbook).
Supplied and Pre-delivery Inspection by:
Registration Number
Serial Number
Chassis Number
Delivery Date
Key Number
Service History
Overall Length
Overall Width
Maximum External Height
Mass in Running Order
User Payload
Maximum Technical Permissible Laden Mass
Tyre Size
Front:
Rear:
Signed/Dealer
Date
Assistance
WHAT TO DO IF YOU REQUIRE ASSISTANCE
Congratulations on purchasing a Swift product. We are confident that you will enjoy many
happy holidays. However, should you have an enquiry or require assistance with a problem,
we hope that this guide will be of assistance to you.
If you have a problem, or enquiry with regards to your new motorhome, please follow
these steps:
1. Check the Owners Handbook, paying particular attention to the fault finding advice at
the back of the book.
2. Contact your supplying dealer for assistance.
If you need to contact the Swift Group, please be aware of the following:
1. When contacting Swift Supercare, please quote your name, postcode and build number
of your motorhome.
2. In most instances, the Customer Care Team will involve your dealer in resolving the issue
you are experiencing.
3. If you are contacting the company by email, letter or fax, the Customer Care Team will
respond to you within five working days from the date of receiving the correspondence.
4. If you are calling the Customer Care Team, please avoid where possible, Mondays and
lunch times.
5. Please be aware that the Swift Group cannot send parts direct from the factory. In all
cases, without exception, your dealer must place the order for you.
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Service/Inspection
MOTORHOMES - ANNUAL SERVICE/INSPECTION RECORD
In order to comply with the warranty, you must have your motorhome inspected and
serviced by an authorised Swift Group Service Centre at least once per year.
It is important that the owner’s handbook is stamped on the appropriate page by the
authorised Swift Group Service Centre. Failure to do this will invalidate the warranty and the
transfer of the warranty on the change of ownership.
The inspection should take approximately two hours and will cover the areas dealt with in
the annual service check list. Any areas requiring service and/or maintenance will be
highlighted by your dealer and we recommend that you authorise any necessary work to be
carried out.
NB. It is essential, to validate the warranty, that an annual inspection be carried out by an
authorised Swift Group Service Centre covering the items listed.
Just as the engine/gearbox/roadwheels need regular servicing by your chassis dealer,
so there are components in your conversion that need regular maintenance by your
motorhome dealer.
These include the gas and electrical systems and the seals in the bodywork. Your dealer
will complete the record in this handbook to show that the work has been carried out.
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10.
11.
Damp and lamination test.
Chassis and chassis to body security.
Corner steadies.
Motorhome step.
Road lights, wiring and reflectors.
Internal lights and 12V DC system.
Water heater - gas and 230V AC.
Hob, grill and oven.
Refrigerator 230V AC, 12V DC and gas.
Gas system.
Water pump, taps and water system.
12.
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20.
Mains 230V AC system.
Windows and fittings.
Roof lights.
Furniture hinges/stays etc.
Exterior locks and hinges.
All internal vents.
Seals.
Blinds and fly screens.
Blown air heating and gas fire systems.
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THE
MOTORHOME
CODE
Code of Conduct ............................................................................ 12
The Country Code .......................................................................... 14
The Coastal Code ........................................................................... 14
Motorhome Code
CODE OF CONDUCT
CAMP SITES
Arrivals
Report to reception immediately on arrival.
Vehicle Movement
Keep to roadways unless otherwise directed.
Adhere to speed limits. Note that these are
generally 10 mph. (Remember that the
stopping distance on grass is considerably
greater than on tarmac.)
Only a person in possession of a current
driving licence may drive on the site.
Park correctly as advised on your pitch.
Where possible leave 20 feet of free space
around your vehicle.
Use of Site Appliances
Use the electrical mains hook-up in the
correct manner and with caution.
Ensure that all fresh water taps/connections
are turned off after use.
Have care and consideration when using all
facilities (toilets and showers etc) and leave
clean and tidy. Young children should be
supervised.
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Waste Disposal
If the vehicle is not fitted with a waste water
tank, a suitable receptacle should be placed
below all waste water outlet pipes. Do not let
these containers overflow.
Dispose of all waste water where instructed.
Empty effluent from chemical toilets where
instructed.
To avoid possible damage to sewage
purification works, only approved chemical
fluids must be used. Under no
circumstances should coal tar, phenol or
caustic-based fluids be used.
Disposable napkins and similar bulky items
must not be put into chemical closet
emptying points but should be wrapped in a
polythene bag and placed in the container
provided.
Place all litter in containers marked for the
purpose.
Noise
Do not make excessive noise.
Children should be restrained from making
excessive noise.
Flying kites and model aircraft and the use of
items like catapults or air-guns, as well as
ball games, should not be permitted among,
or close to other vehicles.
Musical instruments, record players, radios
and televisions should not be used to the
inconvenience of other people on the site.
Open and close doors quietly.
Power generators must be adequately
silenced and used with consideration.
Dogs and other Pets
All dogs and other pets should be kept
under control.
Unless permission has been granted, no
animal should be allowed loose on the site
and leads must not exceed 10ft.
No animals should be allowed in the
shower/toilet blocks.
Do not let dogs foul the site.
Fire Precautions
Adhere to and take note of fire precautions
noting the whereabouts of the fire points.
WARNING: Provide one dry powder fire
extinguisher of an approved type or
complying with EN3, of at least
1kg capacity, by the main exterior door
and a fire blanket next to the cooker.
Familiarise yourself with the operating
instructions on your fire extinguisher
and the local fire precaution
arrangements.
Motorhome Code
When using a dry powder extinguisher it is
suggested that the motorhome be evacuated
until the powder has settled, to avoid
inhalation.
Unless permission has been granted,
barbecues should not be used. If permission
is given, consideration should be given to
the annoyance that can be caused to other
users of the site.
Open fires are not allowed.
Awnings and Tents
Awnings and tents should only be used
when permission has been obtained.
When permission has been granted, all
aspects of this Code should be adhered to.
On no account should:
(a) Litter be disposed of other than in the
receptacles provided.
(b) Water be allowed to escape from the
vehicle.
(c) Chemical toilets be emptied except into
the disposal places agreed with the land
owner.
(d) Washing or similar be hung outside the
vehicle.
When on grass and staying for more than a
few days, the ground sheet and/or side flaps
of awnings should be periodically raised in
order to avoid damage to the ground.
PARKING
Departure
Leave the pitch clean and tidy.
When using the facilities of a motorhome,
care and consideration should be given to
those around them.
On leaving, check out with reception paying
the required fees.
DRIVING
WILD CAMPING
Camping away from licensed sites, without
the permission from the land owner or his
agents, is not allowed in the United
Kingdom.
Motorhomes should only be parked in
approved places.
Before moving off, elevated rooflights and
aerials should be lowered and correctly
secured, and top hinged windows closed.
Likewise all doors and access lockers for
gas containers and chemical toilets must be
properly secured.
Exterior steps should be properly retracted
and secured.
When the vehicle is in motion it is
compulsory for all front seat passengers and
rear seat passengers to wear seat belts,
where fitted.
When using a motorhome on either the
public highway or private roads the Highway
Code should be complied with and full
consideration given to other road users.
In the event of a motorhome travelling slowly
the driver of the motorhome should, where
possible, pull over in order to let other traffic
pass.
When travelling, refuelling or on a ferry
ensure the gas system is fully isolated
at source.
HANDBOOKS (CHASSIS & CONVERTER)
Before using a motorhome all aspects of the
handbooks, produced by the chassis
manufacturer and the converter, must be
read and adhered to.
The separate chassis manufacturer handbook
refers to your motorhome chassis and base
vehicle including care and maintenance.
ENVIRONMENT
Care and consideration should be taken to
protect the environment.
Observe the Country and Coastal Codes
shown overleaf.
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Motorhome Code
THE COUNTRY CODE
THE COASTAL CODE
Enjoy the countryside but respect its life and
work.
As our coastlines are increasingly used for
recreation and education, the following
suggestions are made to enable us to enjoy
our inheritance and preserve it for posterity.
More people than ever before are exploring
the countryside, interested in farming, plant
life, bird watching or just observing the
general wildlife. Whatever your interest, there
is a lot to learn, but please observe the
following code:
Disturbance may mean DEATH.
DO NOT trample about, or move rocks
unnecessarily.
DO NOT frighten seals or seabirds.
1. Guard against all risk of fires. Hay and
heathland catch alight easily and once
ablaze are very difficult to put out.
REMEMBER: FIRE SPREADS QUICKLY.
2. Fasten all gates.
3. Keep your dog under proper control.
4. Keep to the paths across farm land.
5. Avoid damaging fences, hedges
and walls.
6. Leave no litter.
7. Safeguard water supplies.
8. Protect wildlife, wild plants and trees.
9. Go carefully on country roads.
10. Respect the life of the countryside.
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DO NOT spill detergents, solvents or fuel
from boats as these can kill marine life.
When sailing, moderate your speed - the
wash from a fast boat can destroy banks
and nests.
Live molluscs and crustaceans need not be
collected as souvenirs - dead shells can
usually be found.
Shellfish can take years to grow and fines
can be imposed for not observing national
regulations.
DO NOT pull up seaweeds unnecessarily.
Make your visit instructive - not destructive.
Look at material - don’t remove it. Take
notes and photographs, not specimens.
Observe by-laws and be considerate to
others.
National Trust property and Country Parks
have regulations to protect the wildlife.
Follow these and the Country and Coastal
Codes.
Before Moving Off .................................................................. 16
Motorhome Terms .................................................................. 16
Loading of Vehicle .................................................................. 17
Large Storage Areas .............................................................. 18
Roof Loading .......................................................................... 18
Tyres ......................................................................................... 18
Dedicated Travelling Passenger Seats ................................. 18
PREPARING
FOR THE
ROAD
Three Point Seat Belts ........................................................... 19
Driving Licence........................................................................ 19
Vehicle Classifications ........................................................... 20
Advice on towing......................................................................20
Preparing for the Road
BEFORE MOVING OFF
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all windows/doors/rooflights are closed
and secured.
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TV aerial is lowered and locked into position.
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exterior step (where fitted) is
retracted/folded in.
Check:
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gas cylinders and all gas operated
appliances have been isolated, including
fridge, water heater, oven and space heater.
Note: If LPG en-route heating is
installed only isolate the fridge, oven
and stand alone water heater.
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gas cylinders are correctly positioned,
secured and turned off unless using
en-route heating.
loose articles including luton ladder are
stowed securely. Do not stow tins, bottles
or heavy items in overhead lockers.
all lockers and cupboard doors are
closed and secured.
main table is stored or locked in its
transit position.
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fridge is on 12V operation and door lock
is set.
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230V mains input socket flap is
securely closed.
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all drain taps are closed.
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tyre pressures and wheel nuts.
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rear corner steadies are raised.
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exterior roof rack ladder is raised and secured.
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Special attention must be taken to ensure all
top hinged windows as well as the Luton
windows and rooflights are closed when in
transit. All units should be fully closed and
latched to prevent damage. The motorhome
exterior door should also be locked.
The entrance door must be closed
before the central locking is activated.
Failure could result in being locked out
of the vehicle if the keys are left inside.
MOTORHOME TERMS
Mass in Running Order:
This is the mass of the motorhome as stated
by the manufacturer, i.e. ex works weight
including the driver with 90% fuel / fresh water
/ gas capacity and standard fixtures and
fittings, in compliance with European Directive
92/21/EEC (Masses and Dimensions).
Note: Quoted MRO is subject to tolerance,
due to weight variation of materials used in
Motorhome construction.
Maximum User Payload:
The maximum allowable weight to be put
into the motorhome whilst it is being driven.
This is made up of 4 sections:
Personal effects, conventional load, optional
equipment and essential habitation equipment.
The Maximum User Payload is the difference
between the Maximum Technically
Permissible Laden Mass and the Mass in
Running Order.
Personal Effects:
Those items which a user can choose to
carry in a motorhome and which are not
included as Essential Habitation Equipment
or Optional equipment.
Conventional Load:
A mass allowance for each designated
passenger seat.
Optional Equipment:
Items made available by the manufacturer
over and above the standard specification of
the motorhome.
Essential Habitation:
A mass allowance for liquids in systems not
accounted for within the MRO.
Maximum Technically Permissible Laden
Mass:
The maximum weight for which the
motorhome is designed for normal use when
being driven on a road, laden.
Preparing for the Road
This mass takes into account specific
operating conditions including factors such
as the strength of materials, loading capacity
of tyres etc.
WARNING: Under no circumstances
should the Maximum Technically
Permissible Laden Mass of this
motorhome be exceeded.
Nose weight:
The static mass of the trailer towing device
on the rear of the towing vehicle.
Notes:
(i) When measuring the noseweight it is
important that the trailer is loaded.
(ii) The trailer is intended to be towed
slightly nose heavy. The nose weight
can be adjusted by distribution of the
load. The nose weight should be
approximately 7% of the actual laden
weight (but not greater than the hitch
capacity) and at the same time suit the
motorhome requirements.
See 'Advice on Towing' page 20.
LOADING OF VEHICLE
WARNING: LOADS MUST NOT BE
EXCEEDED.
THE DRIVER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR
ARRANGING THE LOADS SO THAT
THEY COMPLY WITH THE TECHNICAL
WEIGHT LIMITS OF THE SPECIFIC
MOTORHOME MODEL.
SEE SPECIFICATION HANDBOOK.
Correct weight distribution is an important
factor in ensuring your vehicle is well
balanced and easy to drive. It is therefore
necessary to load your motorhome carefully
making sure all heavy articles are evenly
distributed and are preferably placed in the
lower lockers or bed boxes.
WARNING: Do not travel with televisions
or microwaves in overhead lockers
unless the appliance was supplied fitted
to your motorhome by the manufacturer.
Although it is essential to ensure that the
total weight of your motorhome does not
exceed the stipulated Maximum Technically
Permissible Laden Mass, (MTPLM), it is
important to remember that the front and
rear axles also have individual maximum
weights which must not be exceeded.
To ensure adequate road holding the
load on the front axle, under all
conditions, must not be less than 40%
or more than 70% of the total weight.
Ensure you distribute the payload equally on
each side of the vehicle to avoid an
imbalance.
These weights, together with the MTPLM,
can be found on the VIN (Vehicle
Identification Number) plate located under
the bonnet on the front cross member, and
also on the Swift Manufacturers plate
situated on the bulkhead directly behind the
front driver/passenger seat.
WARNING: Turn off all gas appliances
while the vehicle is in motion. If an
en-route heating system is fitted isolate
all appliances except the heater.
Please take care to ensure you have
allowed for the masses of all the items
you intend to carry in your motorhome
e.g. passengers, optional equipment,
essential habitational equipment and
personal effects such as clothing, food,
pets, bicycles, sailboards, sports
equipment etc.
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Preparing for the Road
LARGE STORAGE AREAS
ROOF LOADING
The large storage areas provided in some
motorhome layouts are designed solely for
the purpose of carrying personal
possessions, these areas must not be used;
Some motorhome roofs can be fitted with a
roof rack (optional).
- as a habitation area (eg living, sleeping or
cooking).
- to carry passengers, animals or livestock.
- for the installation (or use) of any LPG gas
operated appliances, (unless supplied fitted
by the manufacturer).
- for carrying LPG gas bottle cylinders.
- to carry any flammable liquids, unless
properly stored, sealed and secured.
- for the operation of an electrical generator.
- in such a way that the load exceeds the
MTPLM, and/or minimum and maximum
axle loads.
Care must be taken to ensure that exterior
doors are closed, locked and that all
possessions are properly stored and secured
before setting off on any journey.
A maximum load of 50kgs can be evenly
distributed on the roof rack system.
This figure MUST NOT be exceeded.
Note: When loading the roof rack, make sure
the load is spread evenly and do not allow
sharp objects to come into contact with the
roof surface.
Do not apply excessive load to the rear
suspension of your motorhome or allow
the vehicle to reverse with the roof rack
access ladder in the down position,
touching the ground. This may cause
excessive strain on the ladder fixing
points.
The roof areas, up to the over cab section,
are capable of withstanding an average
person’s weight (13 stone or 82.5kg).
Note: Do not walk on the over cab section.
WARNING: the roof may become
slippery in adverse conditions, dry wipe
before attempting to walk on roof
section. Extreme care should be taken
to avoid falling from the vehicle.
WARNING: When walking on the roof,
deck type shoes should be worn – not
leather soles.
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TYRES
If a wheel or tyre fitted to a wheel is
changed any replacement must be of
the same type of construction and size.
The law requires that the tyres and pressures
must be suitable for the use to which they
are being put. The minimum tread depth
must be 1.6mm throughout a continuous
band comprising the centre three-quarters of
the breadth of the tread and around the
circumference of the tyre.
Please refer to base vehicle manufacturer's
handbook for tyre pressure information. This
may also be displayed in the driver's door
aperture.
DEDICATED TRAVELLING
PASSENGER SEATING
Seat belts are fitted to all travelling seats.
Travelling seats are designated by the
manufacturer and vary according to the
layout you have purchased. Each seat is
homologated i.e. tested to all relevant safety
requirements. NEVER travel in or attempt to
install a seatbelt to a non-designated seat.
WARNING: Side facing seats are
designed for habitational use only, not
when the vehicle is in motion.
Preparing for the Road
SEAT BELTS AND LEGISLATION
THREE POINT SEAT BELTS
Designated driver and
passenger seats are
fitted with seat belts
and MUST be worn.
This section refers to the seat belts located
in the habitation area of your motorhome.
Children, aged up to 3 Fig. 1
years of age, must
wear an appropriate child restraint suitable
for their age and weight.
Children from 3 years of age and up to
135cm (4'5") in height, or 12 years of age,
whichever is reached first must use a
restraint suitable for their age.
Fastening the seat belt:
Insert tongue into buckle; a positive ‘click’
indicates correct assembly.
Releasing the seat belt:
Press the red release button, the tongue will
be ejected from the buckle.
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The belt is designed for use by one
person and must not be put around a
child seated on a person’s lap.
Children over 135cm (4'5") in height or aged
12 or 13 years must wear a seat belt.
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The belt is suitable for restraining most
child seats and boosters.
Note: It is the legal responsibility of the driver
To ensure children aged up to 14 years old
are suitably restrained.
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For passengers aged 14 and over, it is their
responsibility (not the driver) that a seat belt
is worn.
The belt should at all times be adjusted
and used in accordance with the
instructions. No excessive slackness
should be present.
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Designated passenger seats within the
habitational compartment of your
motorhome are identified (fig. 1).
Once installed the diagonal should pass
across the centre of the shoulder and the
buckle should lie just on or below the hip.
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Avoid twisting the webbing during use.
Webbing must not be allowed to chafe
against sharp edges.
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Do not make alterations or additions to
the belt.
Seat belts are fitted for your safety and must
be worn unless a ‘Certificate of Exemption
from Compulsory Seat Belt Wearing’ is held.
This Certificate must be produced if asked
for by the Police – seat belt offences can
result in a fine.
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Belts that have been cut, frayed,
damaged or stressed through impact
should be replaced. After impact the
motorhome anchorage points should also
be checked.
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To clean use warm soapy water only.
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Periodic inspection of the installation will
ensure reliability of the seat belt.
DRIVING LICENCE
Licences issued to drivers who passed their
car driving test before 1st January 1997
include categories B+E and C1+E which
gives them entitlement to drive motor
vehicles up to 7500kg MTPLM.
Drivers who passed their test on or after this
date have category B entitlement only, which
restricts the entitlement to motor vehicles
with up to 8 passenger seats and an MTPLM
of up to 3500kg with trailers up to 750kg
MTPLM (4250kg combined) or larger trailers
providing the combination of the trailer and
towing vehicle does not exceed 3500kg and
the MTPLM of the trailer does not exceed
the unladen weight of the towing vehicle.
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Preparing for the Road
Drivers who passed their test on or after the
1st January 1997 will need to take an
additional test(s) to gain the B+E and C1+E
entitlement.
A number of Swift Group motorhomes have
an MTPLM greater than 3500kg, therefore
you must check you have the driving licence
entitlement for the vehicle you drive.
VEHICLE CLASSIFICATIONS
Motorhomes up to 3500kg MTPLM are
P/LGV (Private Light Goods Vehicles),
motorhomes with an MTPLM over 3500kg
and up to 7500kg are P/HGV (Private Heavy
Goods Vehicles). These are used in defining
MOT classifications and vehicle excise duty
(road tax) classifications.
ADVICE ON TOWING
The towing capability of each motorhome
differs depending on the specific chassis
and engine types, (see ‘Towing Capabilities
Table’ in your specification handbook).
This table takes account of the maximum
front and rear axle loadings as well as the
minimum front axle loading in two
conditions, MRO and MTPLM condition.
Towing in these, and any other condition
requires sensible loading and distribution of
payloads to ensure the requirements of the
towing capability table are met.
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When towing, the demands on both the
vehicle and driver increase. A trailer reduces
manoeuvrability, the ability to climb hills,
acceleration and braking capacity and
makes the vehicle handle and corner
differently. It will also increase the fuel
consumption of the vehicle.
Always brake in good time. Special care
must be taken when descending gradients.
Change down before going down a steep hill
so the engine can act as a brake. Ensure
that the towing vehicle tyre pressures are
correct and adjusted for full load conditions
and that the trailer tyre pressures are as
recommended by the trailer manufacturer.
Regularly check the operation of trailer
brakes and lights.
For maximum stability, when loading the
trailer ensure that the loads are properly
secured during transit. Position loads so that
most of the weight is placed close to the
floor and, where possible, immediately
above or close to the axle(s). Where the load
can be divided between trailer and tow
vehicle, loading more weight into the vehicle
will generally improve the stability of the
combination. After loading the trailer, check
that the nose weight and axle loads are in
accordance with the manufacturer’s
recommendations, also check the rear and
front axle loads on the motorhome. When
calculating the laden weight of the trailer,
remember to include the weight of the trailer
PLUS THE LOAD.
NOTE: Towing regulations vary from
country to country. It is very important
to ensure that national regulations
governing towing weights and speed
limits are observed (refer to the relevant
national motoring organisation for
information). The stated maximum
permissible towing weights refer to the
vehicle’s design limitations and NOT to
any specific territorial restrictions.
Notes:
i)
Do not exceed the motorhome gross
vehicle train weight.
ii)
Do not exceed the maximum front & rear
axle loads on the motorhome.
iii) Ensure the motorhome front axle load is
never less than 40% or more than 70%
of the total weight.
iv) Motorhomes with an MTPLM up to
3500kg which have European Type
approval can only be fitted with a type
approved towbar complying to
94/20/EC.
v)
The limit for towing an un-braked trailer
is 750kg (based on VIN plate not actual
weight), this applies to a towed car.
Preparing for the Road
vi) A car dolly with a car with a GVW over
750kg in place is considered as two
trailers, these are legal for use for
recovery but under the Road Traffic
Regulations Act 1984 the combination is
limited to 40 mph on motorways and
dual carriageways and 20 mph
elsewhere. A car dolly is not legal for
transportation (there is a very specific
difference between recovery and
transportation. Recovery is defined as
the removal of a broken down vehicle to
a place of safety).
vii) The maximum permitted vehicle
combination length is 18.75m, however
any combination must ensure
compliance with the turning circle
requirements of Construction and Use
regulations 1986 & 97/27/EC.
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'EN ROUTE'
Spare Wheel Removal ............................................................ 24
'En Route'
REMOVAL OF SPARE WHEEL ON
ALKO CONVERSION:
Caution: Exercise care when lowering the
wheel and frame due to its weight.
Removal
a
a) Spare wheel in the stowed position
(Fig. 1).
b) Remove the securing pins (a) from the
supports (b) at each side of the spare
wheel carrier frame (c) (Fig. 2).
Fig. 1
c) Lift the wheel carrier frame (c) slightly and
move the frame supports (b) forward and
clear of the carrier frame (Fig. 3).
d) Lower the carrier frame and wheel to the
ground (Fig. 4).
b
e) Remove the spare wheel.
Replacement
Replacement is a reversal of the removal
procedure.
Fig. 2
Fig. 3
Ensure the securing pins (a) are correctly
located in the frame supports (b).
c
Fig. 4
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'En Route'
FIX & GO AUTOMATIC
CAUTION: BEFORE USE PLEASE READ
THE USER INSTRUCTIONS SUPPLIED
WITH YOUR FIX & GO REPAIR KIT
For tyre repair
For pressure restore only
Disconnect the clutch
Turn the empty canister
on the left
Lift
Introduce new canister
and turn right
Connect canister to
the clutch
Insert the transparent tube
into a suitable space
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'En Route'
CAUTION:
• The bottle contains ethylene glycol.
• Contains latex: may provoke allergic
reaction.
• Do not leave bottle and sealing liquid
in the environment.
• Dispose of them in compliance with
the provisions of the national and
local regulations.
• Harmful if swallowed.
• Irritant to eyes.
• May provoke sensitisation after
inhalation and contact
Do not operate the compressor for longer
than 20 consecutive minutes, Danger of
overheating.
• Avoid contact with eyes, skin and
clothes. In case of contact, rinse
immediately with plenty of water.
In case of swallowing, do not provoke
vomit, rinse your mouth and drink
a lot of water, consult a
physician immediately.
The tyre repair kit is not suitable for
permanent repairs, the repaired tyres
must be used only temporarily. The sealing
liquid is effective at temperatures between 20° C and + 50° C. It is possible to repair a
hole up to a maximum diameter of 4 mm in
the tread and shoulder of the tyre
• Keep out of the reach of children.
CAUTION: If the compressor stops due to
over-heating, allow the compressor will cool
down for a few minutes, push the RESET
button on the side of the compressor to restart.
• The product must not be used by
asthmatics.
• Do not inhale fumes/ vapour during
insertion and suction.
• Should there be allergic reactions,
consult a physician immediately.
• Keep the bottle in a suitable place,
away from heat sources.
• The sealing liquid has an expiry date.
Replace the sealing liquid once the
date expires.
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It is not possible to repair any damages to
the side walls of the tyre. Do not use the
repair kit if the tyre is damaged. Should
there be damages to the wheel rim a
repair is not possible.
Do not remove foreign bodies from the tyre.
Wear the protection gloves supplied with
the tyre repair kit
1. Pull the hand brake. Unscrew the can
from the tyre valve, take A flexible filling
tube and screw the B ring nut on the tyre
valve (Fig1).
2. Make sure that the D switch of the
compressor is on the 0 position (off), restart the vehicle engine, insert the C plug
into the nearest socket (Fig 2) and start
the compressor by putting the D switch
on the 1 position (on) (Fig 3).Inflate the
tyre to a Pressure of 4 bar. In order to
have a more accurate reading, it is
advisable to check the pressure value on
the gauge when the compressor is off.
3. If a pressure of at least 3 bar is not
reached in 10 minutes disconnect the
power socket and compressor from the
valve, then move the vehicle forward/
rearward for about 10 meters or so as to
better distribute the sealing liquid inside
the tyre, reconnect the compressor and
inflate the tyre.
4. If a pressure of 3 bar at least is not
reached in 10 minutes do not restart
driving because the tyre is too damaged
and the repair kit can not guarantee a
safe repair; Consult a Fiat. Customer
Service Centre
5. If the tyre has been inflated to a pressure
of 4 bar, restart driving immediately.
Apply the self adhesive label in a position
that may be clearly seen by the driver (Fig
4), so as to signal that the tyre has been
treated with the repair kit. Drive carefully
'En Route'
especially when turning. Do not exceed 80
Km/h (50 Mph). Do not accelerate or
brake abruptly,
6. After driving for about 10 minutes, stop
and check the tyre pressure again,
remember to pull on the hand brake.
NOTE should you need to deflate the tyre,
connect the rapid connection E to the tyre
valve and push the suitable button
positioned in the middle of the switch on the
compressor.
7. If the pressure has fallen below 3 bar,
do not carry on driving: Fix & Go cannot
guarantee the proper tightness because
the tyre is too damaged. Consult a Fiat.
Customer Service Centre
8. If a pressure of at least 3 bar is detected,
inflate to the correct pressure (with engine
off and hand brake on) resume driving to
a fiat Service Centre
9. Keep on driving very carefully and go to
the nearest Fiat. Customer Service Centre
10.Attention in the case of different tyres
from those furnished with the new
vehicle, it is possible that a repair may not
to be possible: In case of substitution of
the tyres, it is advisable to adopt those
approved by Fiat. Consult a Fiat.
Customer Service Centre
The compressor can be used to inflate tyres
normally (without sealing liquid) . Disconnect
the rapid connection placed on the side of
the compressor (Fig.5) and connect it to the
tyre valve; in this way the sealant container
will be separated from the compressor and
the sealing liquid will no be injected.
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Fire ........................................................................................... 30
Carbon Monoxide Alarm ....................................................... 31
Ventilation ............................................................................... 32
SAFETY &
SECURITY
Escape Paths .......................................................................... 32
Children ................................................................................... 32
Security ................................................................................... 32
Safety & Security
FIRE
Important: Your attention is drawn to the
notice affixed inside the motorhome advising
on fire precaution, ventilation and what to do
in case of fire.
IN CASE OF FIRE
1. Get everyone out of the motorhome as
quickly as possible using whichever exit is
the quickest, including windows. Do not
stop to collect any personal items.
2. Raise the Alarm. Call the Fire Brigade.
Test Button
3. Turn off the gas supply valve if it is safe to
do so.
4. Turn off the electricity supply at supply
point.
SMOKE ALARM
This is approved by The National Caravan
Council. The NCC requires that all new
vehicles sold by its members are fitted
with a smoke alarm featuring an alarm
silence facility.
Maintenance
Test the smoke alarm every week, e.g. when
doing the vacuuming, by pressing the test
button for at least 10 seconds. The alarm
signal is a penetrating, rapidly pulsating
signal. The alarm sounds as long as the test
button is pressed or there is smoke in the
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detector. When the alarm goes off, always
check carefully to see that there is no fire
and never remove the battery from the alarm
except when changing it!
Removing and Replacing the Alarm
Always test the alarm immediately after a
long period of absence. Under the test
button, there is a red control lamp which
twinkles once a minute. This shows that the
battery is correctly connected. If the alarm
does not sound when testing, the battery
must be replaced. The alarm should be
dusted and cleaned regularly with a slightly
damp cloth. In connection with annual
battery change or when required, e.g. false
alarm, clean and vacuum the alarm carefully
using a soft brush.
Battery Replacement
Carefully twist the alarm anti-clockwise.
Replace as diagram above.
The battery lasts approximately one year.
About a month before the battery is
completely flat, the alarm emits a short
signal once a minute, this is the signal that
the battery needs changing. The alarm works
as normal during this time.
The battery should be 9 Volt batteries GP
1604,S,A, Eveready 522,216, Duracell
MN1604. Always test the alarm after
changing the battery.
Safety & Security
WARNING: Ensure that batteries are
correctly installed. Positive terminal to
positive contact (marked +), negative
terminal to negative contact. Reversing
a battery in its compartment will
immediately drain the battery and
could damage the smoke alarm.
WARNING: The electronic test button
provides a full test of the unit’s
functionality. DO NOT try to test the
alarm with a naked flame, as this may
present a potential fire hazard.
WARNING: Never use portable cooking
or heating equipment other than electric
heaters that are not of the direct radiant
type, as it is a fire and asphyxiation
hazard.
WARNING: Appliances such as cookers
must not be used for heating.
CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM
WHERE A CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM
HAS BEEN FITTED, READ THE FULL USER
INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED WITH THE
UNIT AS USER INSTRUCTIONS VARY.
What to do if the alarm sounds
If the alarm sounds:
Call the emergency services.
Immediately move to fresh air-outdoors or by
an open door/ window. Do a head count to
check that all persons are accounted for? Do
not re-enter the nor move away from the
open door/ window until the emergency
services have arrived and the vehicle has
been aired out. The alarm returns to its
normal condition.
Never restart the source of a CO problem
until it has been fixed.
ANYONE WITH THESE SYMPTOMS
SHOULD IMMEDIATELY TURN OFF
ALL APPLIANCES AND SEEK
MEDICAL ATTENTION.
MAINTAINANCE
The alarm should be cleaned using a
vacuum or soft brush.
NEVER IGNORE THE ALARM
No detergents should be used to clean the
casing
NEVER REMOVE THE BATTERY
WITHOUT REPLACING.
FIRE EXTINGUISHER
CO ALARMS DETERIATE WITH AGE
AND MUST BE REPLACED NO LATER
THAN EVERY 5 YEARS
CARBON MONOXIDE
Known as the silent killer, Carbon Monoxide
is an invisible, odourless and tasteless gas,
What are the symptoms of carbon monoxide
poisoning?
Early symptoms of carbon monoxide (CO)
poisoning can mimic many common
ailments and may easily be confused with flu
or simple tiredness. Symptoms to look out
for include: tiredness, drowsiness,
headaches, giddiness, nausea, vomiting,
pains in the chest, breathlessness, stomach
pains, erratic behaviour, visual problems.
It is recommended that a 1kg (2lb) minimum
capacity dry powder fire extinguisher be
carried inside your caravan at all times.
When using a dry powder extinguisher it is
suggested that the caravan be evacuated
until the powder has settled, to avoid
inhalation.
A fat pan fire should not have a fire
extinguisher aimed at it. It should be
smothered with a fire blanket.
WARNING: Provide one dry powder fire
extinguisher of an approved type or
complying with ISO 7165, of at least 1kg
capacity, by the main exterior door and
a fire blanket next to the cooker.
Familiarise yourself with the instructions
on your fire extinguisher and the local
fire precaution arrangements.
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Safety & Security
IMPORTANT: Your attention is drawn to
the notice affixed in your motorhome
advising you on fire prevention, ventilation
and what to do in case of a fire.
FIRE
In case of fire
1. Get everyone out of the motorhome as
quickly as possible using whichever exit
is quickest including windows. Do not
stop to collect any personal items.
2. Turn off gas supply valve, if safe to do so.
3. Disconnect the mains electricity supply if
safe to do so.
4. Raise the alarm. Call the Fire Brigade.
5. Attack the fire if safe to do so.
Fire Extinguishers
It is recommended that a 1kg (2lb) minimum
capacity dry powder fire extinguisher
complying with the requirements of ISO 7165
be carried inside your motorhome at all
times and a fire blanket be kept next to the
cooker.
A fat pan fire should not have an
extinguisher aimed at it but be smothered
with a fire blanket.
VENTILATION
All motorhomes comply with BS EN 721. The
ventilation points on your motorhome are
fixed points of ventilation which are required
by the European Standards.
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All motorhomes have ventilation at high level
and low level which have been calculated to
suit the individual needs of your motorhome.
High level ventilation is achieved by means
of the roof lights and washroom roof
ventilators. The low level ventilators are
positioned underneath the oven housing.
Some models in the doorway stepwell.
WARNING: Appliances such as cookers
must not be used for heating.
ESCAPE PATHS
It is important that you do not block escape
paths to emergency exits with obstructions
or hazards.
Under no circumstances must these vents
be blocked or obstructed, even partially.
CHILDREN
It is advised that fixed ventilation points are
checked and cleaned (if necessary) on a
regular basis using a small brush and a
domestic vacuum cleaner.
Do not leave children alone in the
motorhome in any event. Keep potentially
dangerous items out of reach, as at home
eg matches, drugs etc.
Additional night time ventilation is obtained
by releasing the window catches and placing
them in the second groove. Note the
windows are not sealed from rain in this
position.
As the ventilation levels are calculated to suit
each model’s requirements there should be
no modifications made which may result in
reduced ventilation levels.
WARNING: Do not obstruct ventilation.
WARNING: Never use portable cooking
or heating equipment other than electric
heaters that are not of the direct radiant
type, as it is a fire and asphyxiation
hazard.
SECURITY
Motorhome Theft
The theft of a motorhome can occur in the
most unlikely circumstances; from a motorway service area or even an owner’s
driveway.
Secure all windows and doors when your
motorhome is unoccupied even if only for a
short length of time.
VIN (Vehicle identification Number)
Record your motorhome VIN which can be
found on the base vehicle plate located on
the front cross member under the bonnet.
Safety & Security
Make a note of these numbers in the space
provided at the front of this handbook and
make a separate note of the numbers to
keep safe at home.
Additional security
Consider fitting any device which might
deter or prevent intrusion by thieves.
Customers are advised to identify their
motorhome with a method for subsequent
identification if other forms of identification
have been altered or removed.
Free crime prevention advice about securing
your motorhome, protecting your valuables,
property marking either at home or whilst on
site, can be obtained from the Crime
Prevention Officer through your local Police
station.
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ARRIVAL
AT SITE
Positioning the Motorhome .................................................. 36
Arrival at Site
Note: Check and observe site regulations.
POSITIONING THE MOTORHOME
Keep to roadways unless otherwise directed.
Adhere to speed limits. Note that these are
generally 10mph.
(Remember that the stopping distance
on grass is considerably greater than
on tarmac.)
Only a person in possession of a current
driving licence may drive on the site.
Selecting a pitch
Do not pitch in such a position that your
motorhome will obstruct others coming in.
Try to choose an area which is dry,
reasonably level and preferably with a hard
base.
If you have no alternative but to pitch on a
slope try to ensure that you are facing down
the slope, for when you leave.
Levelling the motorhome
Levelling must be carried out in both
directions for the refrigerator and other
equipment to function correctly. Stepped
levelling boards (Fig. B) or proprietary ramps
are ideal for this purpose.
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Fig. A Winding the Corner Steady
Lower the rear corner steadies (if fitted) until
they are in firm contact with the ground
(Fig. A). DO NOT use the steadies as a jack,
they are only a means of stabilising the rear
of the motorhome. Levelling pads or boards
should be used under the steadies where the
ground is soft or uneven.
Fig. B Stepped Levelling Board
Awnings and Tents
Awnings and tents should only be used
when permission has been obtained. When
on grass and staying for more than a few
days the ground sheet and/or side flaps of
awnings should be periodically raised in
order to avoid damage to the ground.
Water System ......................................................................... 38
Guidance on Cleaning ......................................................... 40
Gas ........................................................................................... 41
Gas Schematic.......................................................................41
Types of Gas ........................................................................ 42
Safety Advice ....................................................................... 43
En-Route Heating ................................................................... 45
Thermal Insulation and Heating ............................................ 47
Electricity ................................................................................ 48
Overseas Connection ............................................................ 49
CONNECTING
SERVICES
Wiring Diagram ....................................................................... 50
230V Mains Electrical Equipment Power Consumption ..... 51
Typical Appliance Consumption Figures ............................. 52
Connecting Services
Connection of services are dealt with under
separate headings. In all cases become
familiar with manufacturers’ instructions.
Before making connections of any
description to the motorhome ensure
ALL equipment is turned off.
WATER SYSTEM
Fresh water system
(i)
All fittings, including the holding tank,
water pipes, taps and connections are of
food quality material (to BS6920) and
therefore, should not affect the quality of
the water used. It is recommended
however, that the system is flushed
through twice before it is used for the
first time, and always cleaned/flushed
after it has stood unused for a period of
time (eg over the winter period). Care has
been taken (using smooth bore pipes
etc) to eliminate as many water traps as
possible.
(ii) When filling the fresh water system
remember to check that the water source
is suitable for use as drinking water and,
if you are using a hose pipe or water
carrier, that it is also made from nontoxic materials (preferably food quality
material).
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Water Filler Inlet
(iii) The fresh water tank may be drained via
a plug in the base of the tank, accessible
via the cleaning hatch.
(iv) The fresh water system is
pressurised by a pump which will
continue to operate until it senses a
pre-set pressure in the system.
WARNING:
If the fresh water tank is completely
empty the pump will be unable to
pressurise the system and will operate
continuously. In this situation it is
essential that, in order to avoid damage
to the pump, it is switched off using the
pump isolator switch on the distribution
panel until such time as the water tank
has been filled.
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Motorhome or by turning the handle
located inside the vehicle at floor level
behind the rear axle, usually found in
bed box or wardrobe base (model
dependant).
It should be emptied either directly, or via
a waste water container (not supplied)
into a designated waste water area.
Fresh Water Tank
Your motorhome is fitted with a water tank
filled from the outside via a lockable water
filler cap. When filling, use a hose
manufactured from non toxic material, to
prevent tainting of the water. Remember, if
the water heater has been drained it will
require 2.2 gal/ 10 litre or 2.6 gal/ 12 litre
(dependant upon model) of water to fill it.
To do this open all hot water taps (except
shower) until water comes from the taps.
Top up fresh water tank after priming the
water system.
Waste water system
(i) The waste water holding tank is secured
underneath the chassis of your
motorhome and is gravity fed.
(ii) In order to eliminate unpleasant odours
as much as possible, only smooth bore
pipes are used. These are fitted with
waste traps under the floor which should
be cleaned periodically by unscrewing
the lid and flushing with clean water.
However, should the waste water tank be
overfilled, then the waste water will
backfill the drain pipes until it eventually
appears in the shower base. In order to
prevent this, please take note of part (iii).
(iii) The waste water gauge shows when the
tank is empty, half full or full, it is
therefore, recommended that the waste
water tank is checked on a daily basis,
emptying when required. This is done by
opening the valve located just beneath
the side skirt on the exterior of the
Please ensure all taps are fully turned off
when not in use.
We recommend the use of Milton 2 sterilising
fluid for cleaning and sterilising the water
tank and system.
An explanatory leaflet is available from:
The Milton Food Hygiene Advisory Service,
Whitehall Lane, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9NW
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Connecting Services
GUIDANCE ON CLEANING PORTABLE
WATER TANKS AND THE WATER SYSTEM
IN TOURING AND MOTOR CARAVANS
The water systems, and in particular storage
tanks, in Caravans or Motorhomes are
susceptible to contamination by bacteria if
care is not taken with their use and cleaning.
The symptoms caused by bacterial
contamination are not purely limited to
gastro- intestinal diseases, but may also
manifest themselves as ear, nose, throat, eye
or skin infections. It is therefore important
that you carry out the following procedure
prior to using the Caravan or Motorhome
each time, even if you boil or filter all water
you use for drinking.
Separate Water Containers
1. All water remaining in the container
should be disposed of so that the
container is empty.
2. The outside of the container should be
thoroughly cleansed and washed down to
remove any dirt, dust or other
contaminant. Water at a suitably hot
temperature containing an appropriate
detergent is recommended for this
purpose.
3. Water should be put in the container,
swirled around, then emptied out.
4. The container should then be totally filled
with water containing an appropriate
sterilant solution and allowed to stand for
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the recommended contact time (e.g.
Milton for 15 minutes).
4. Drain the system completely.
5. The solution should be emptied from the
container.
5. Thoroughly clean the outside of all
taps/connectors with a cloth soaked in
the disinfectant/sterilant.
6. The opening of the container should be
cleaned thoroughly with an appropriate
prepared wipe impregnated with a
sterilant.
6. Flush the system through with clean
drinking water until no traces of
disinfectant/sterilant can be detected at
any tap.
7. The container should be inverted whilst
stored overnight (if possible).
7. Replace the filter.
8. The container must be filled with mains
water only and mains water only should
be used for the above cleaning
procedure.
9. On no account should garden hoses be
used to fill water tanks.
For Systems:
1. Drain down the system (open all taps to
allow air in, enabling the system to drain
quickly).
2. Remove any water filters fitted, and
replace with a short length of hose or
empty filter cartridge (this will ensure the
filter is not affected by the disinfectant/
sterilant solution).
3. Fill the system by using the pump with a
disinfectant/sterilant solution (check that
the solution at full strength appears at all
taps/showers). Allow to stand for the
recommended period of time.
Suitable sterilising chemicals are available
from your Caravan or Motorhome dealer,
accessory shop, chemist or home-brew
shops. It is not, however, recommended to
use bleach or sodium metabisulphite.
This guidance has been prepared with the
kind co-operation and assistance of The
Environmental Health Department of The
Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West
Norfolk.
WARRANTY
Products are guaranteed from the date of
purchase against defects in materials and
workmanship. If the unit proves faulty, return
it to your supplier with proof of purchase and
purchase date. Please note that frost
damage is not a valid warranty claim. The
manufacturer retains the right to repair or
replace the unit. The manufacturer cannot be
held responsible for claims arising from
incorrect installation, unauthorised
modification or misuse of the product. The
above does not affect your statutory rights.
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Typical gas
schematic drawing
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GAS
GENERAL INFORMATION
Note: Unless en-route heating has been
installed the regulator valves should always
be in the ‘OFF’ position when driving.
Gas Bottles
Bottled Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) is the
most convenient portable source of fuel for
your vehicle.
WARNING: Ensure hoses do not
become entangled in door mechanism.
Unless en-route heating has been installed,
make sure that heating and cooking
appliances and the gas cylinders are
switched off before you move the vehicle.
Regularly check flexible gas hose, joints and
connections for tightness. Finally make sure
that each gas appliance is working efficiently
to the recommendations of the appliance
manufacturers.
Only use gas bottle cylinders that are
located within their dedicated position within
the gas bottle housing, never extend hose hose lengths must not exceed 400mm.
Regulator
Your vehicle is supplied with a wall mounted
gas regulator plumbed inside the gas bottle
compartment. The regulator and all appliances
work at a harmonised 30mb pressure, which
work with Butane and Propane gas.
Pressure regulation system in this vehicle has a
fixed working pressure of 30 mbar with a flow
rate of either 1.2 kg/H or 1.5kg/H and complies
with the requirements of EN 12864 annex D.
We do not recommend the use of an inline
LPG BBQ with the 1.2kg/H regulator when
other LPG appliances are in use.
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WARNING: Inspect flexible gas hose(s)
regularly for deterioration and renew as
necessary with the approved type, in any
case no later than 5 years after the date
of manufacture marked on the hose.
TYPES OF GAS
Standard regulator
en-route regulator
Gas Hoses
High-pressure hoses or pigtails as they are
called must be used with the new style
regulator.
LPG bottle i.e. Propane, Butane, BP and
Camping Gaz cylinders all have unique
bottle adaptor connections. It is important to
check you have the correct hose and
adaptor to suit your gas bottles.
Butane
Butane is supplied in the UK in green, blue
or aluminium bottles.
All these have a male left hand thread
EXCEPT for Camping Gaz which has a
special female right hand thread and Calor
7kg and 15kg and aluminium bottles which
have a special clip-on connection.
Continental bottles usually have a male left
hand thread similar to but not identical with
UK butane.
Push on hoses are no longer permitted
under the latest regulations.
Butane is suitable for use at temperatures
down to 2°C but will not work below that.
The new high-pressure hoses have threaded
connections and must be securely attached
to the regulator and to the gas bottle.
Propane
Propane is supplied in red, or partly red
bottles which have a female left hand
threaded connector.
Ensure that there is a constant rise in the
flexible gas hose between the gas bottle
outlet and the regulator elbow.
Scandinavian countries use the same connector.
Germany and Austria supply propane with a
male connection.
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Propane will work at temperatures as low as
-40°C and is therefore suitable for all winter
caravanning.
GAS SAFETY ADVICE
WARNING: If you smell gas or suspect a
leak and if it is safe to do so, isolate the
gas appliances and turn off the gas
bottles at the regulator. Evacuate the
vehicle and ventilate. Seek professional
advice as to the cause of the leak.
Facts about LPG
LPG is not poisonous.
Bi-products are harmless.
There is danger if all air and oxygen were
excluded. (Ventilation holes must be kept
clear at all times).
carbon dioxide to a dangerous level.
Owners are advised to allow some fresh air
circulation in the awning space when such
appliances are in use.
PRECAUTIONS
a) Never look for a leak with a match. Always
use a soap solution or its equivalent when
testing connections. Do not operate any
electrical apparatus whatsoever, especially
light switches. If the leak is not obvious,
the vehicle should be evacuated and
qualified personnel consulted.
b) Always turn off the gas cylinder valve or
inlet to the vehicle when the appliances
are not in use.
c) Never use gas appliances without
adequate ventilation.
d) Avoid naked lights when connecting or
changing a cylinder.
LPG has been given a smell by the
manufacturers in order to identify leaks.
e) Check the flexible hose frequently.
Awning Spaces LPG Appliance Exhaust
f) The gas is heavier than air and therefore
sinks to the lowest point.
There is no danger of pollution of an
enclosed awning space by the LPG exhaust
from a refrigerator venting into it, as awning
spaces are generally well ventilated.
Space heaters may produce sufficient
exhaust to pollute the awning space, if it is
totally enclosed, from a general comfort,
smell and hygiene point of view. In the
extreme case there could be a build up of
g) Keep bottle gas containers outside (and
protected against frost). If they must be
kept inside make sure they are well away
from heat.
h) Always seek advice when in doubt.
WARNING: Do not use appliances with
a different working pressure to 30mbar.
WARNING: Maintain adequate spacing
of combustible materials from sources
of heat.
WARNING: Do not use independent
portable gas appliances inside the
vehicle.
Always read individual appliance
instructions
VENTILATION
All ventilation complies with BSEN 721 and
vents should not be obstructed in any
manner as this could lead to insufficient
fresh air. In this case the confined
atmosphere becomes depleted of oxygen
which leads to the formation of the highly
poisonous gas ‘carbon monoxide’. Carbon
monoxide is odourless, colourless and
tasteless and will rapidly cause
unconsciousness and death with little or no
warning prior to collapse. THERE IS NO
DANGER WHEN ADEQUATE VENTILATION
IS PROVIDED.
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Roof-mounted flue installations
All flue installations should be inspected
once a year throughout their length for
corrosion. Flues should be replaced if any
sign of perforation is found. Ensure that the
replacement is of an approved type.
CHANGING GAS CYLINDERS
The following procedure should be adopted:
a) Extinguish any fire, flame or source of
ignition (including cigarettes, pipes and
pilot lights) before changing gas
cylinders.
b) Wherever possible change gas cylinders
in the open air.
c) Ensure that the gas cylinder valve(s) is/are
closed before disconnecting any empty
cylinder or before removing the plastic
cap or plug on the outlet connection of
the replacement cylinder. (Note. left hand
thread.)
d) Make firm gas-tight joints. Any leaking
vapour will smell. If a leak is suspected
after changing gas cylinders and opening
valve, test by brushing with soapy water
around the joints. Bubbles will form if
vapour is leaking. Never use a naked
flame.
e) Ensure that the replacement gas cylinder
is the correct one for the installation.
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f) Gas cylinder valves are of various designs
depending on the type of cylinder and the
use for which it is intended and it is
essential that the correct pressure
regulator with the correct pressure setting
and capacity for the installation is used in
accordance with manufacturer's
instructions.
g) In the case of a connection on the
pressure regulator which relies upon a
sealing washer(s) to maintain a gas-tight
joint, it is essential to check that the
washer is present, is sound and is
correctly positioned prior to making the
connection. Where the connection relies
on a metal to metal seating or bull nose
connection to obtain a gas-tight joint it is
essential that the mating surfaces are
clean and undamaged. In no case should
a damaged valve or connection be used.
h) Where connections are designed to be
tightened with a spanner, it is essential
that a spanner of the correct size is used
and that the union is firmly tightened,
hand tightness is not sufficient. When
self-sealing valves are incorporated in a
gas cylinder, connections should be
made in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions and tools
should not be used.
LEAKS
Action to be taken in the event of a
suspected leak:
a) If a gas leak is suspected, close the gas
cylinder valve or other valve at the inlet to
the vehicle. Do not operate electrical
switches. Open all doors and windows to
disperse any gas escape.
b) The strong unpleasant smell of LPG will
enable the general area of the leak to be
detected. Check that gas is not escaping
from an unlit appliance. In the case of a
leak, close cylinder valve(s) and call a
competent installer to rectify the fault.
c) If a leaking gas cylinder cannot be
stopped, remove the cylinder to a safe
place in the open air in an upright
position away from drains and any source
of ignition.
FIRE
Precautions and actions to be taken:
a) A fire extinguisher of adequate size and
preferably of the dry powder type should
be available.
b) The initial use of dry powder
extinguishers is recommended only if it
likely that the leakage can be stopped by
closing the cylinder valve or that the
cylinder can be speedily removed.
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c) Cool with water all gas cylinders that
cannot be removed.
Open ended gas hoses must always be
protected from dirt and insects.
d) As soon as possible remove cylinders
adjacent to the fire to a safe place in
order to gain access to the seat of the
fire.
Before turning on the gas supply at the
regulator, ensure that all gas operated
equipment in the vehicle is turned off.
CONNECTION
Ensure that the gas regulator hose is
correctly connected to the gas cylinder in
the gas bottle compartment and that the
hose connection is tight.
All gas equipment is supplied through a
central Gas Manifold System which has
individual isolation taps for each appliance
(Fig A), as follows:
Some motorhomes are equipped with an
LPG en-route heating system. The en-route
heating system is installed with extra safety
features from a standard habitation
installation.
WARNING WHEN RE-FUELLING
YOUR MOTORHOME, SWITCH OFF
THE HEATER AND CLOSE THE
CYLINDER VALVE.
SAFETY FEATURES
Gas bottles must be fully located, seated at
the base of the bottles and restrained by the
strap provided in the dedicated
compartment position.
• SecuMotion Drivesafe Regulator
• Gas flow monitor
• Hose rupture protection is installed.
Straps are positioned to suit 6kg, 7 kg and
13kg bottles.
The full system is Homologated in
compliance with European Directive 2001/
56/ EC,
Fig. A
WARNING: If using cylinders other than
those recommended, the user must
ensure these are adequately supported,
ventilation openings must not be
obstructed and the cylinders must not
cause damage to other fixtures and
fittings located in the compartment.
EN-ROUTE HEATING
RED
-
Water Heater/
Combination Boiler
WHITE
-
Space Heater
BLUE
-
Fridge
GREEN
-
Oven
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Taking into operation
• Close all LPG appliance shut off valves
except the heater
• Open gas remote switch if present.
• Open the cylinder's valve. (1)
• Firmly press the green reset button on the
high pressure hose. (2) Release button
slowly
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• Hold depressed the gas-flow monitor's
green button on the gas-pressure regulator
for about five seconds (repeat if necessary).
(3) Release button slowly
pressure area).
Exchanging hoses
If the gas cylinders are closed, SecuMotion
may switch off after an extended period of no
usage.
Please use the included screwing tool to
attach and remove the high pressure hoses.
It will help you generate the necessary
tightening torque and will prevent damage to
the screw fittings, which may otherwise
result from using an improper tool.
Changing a gas cylinder
Close the gas cylinder's valve.
Please use the included screwing tool to
attach and remove the high pressure hoses.
It will help you generate the necessary
tightening torque and will prevent damage to
the screw fittings, which may otherwise result
from using an improper tool.
• Remove the high pressure hose from the
gas cylinder (or from the slip-on adaptor)
and from the regulator inlet.
• Start the gas-burning devices if desired.
Residual gas: No smoking! No open flames!
• Close the empty gas cylinder’s valve
• Remove the high pressure hose from the
gas cylinder and remove the slip-on
adaptor, if present.
• Attach the high pressure hose to the full
gas cylinder and apply the slip-on adaptor,
if present.
• Open the full cylinder's valve.
• Press the hose-break safety device and the
gas-flow monitor (see:Taking into operation).
Anytime after making changes, check the
hose connection to the cylinder valve for
leaks (see: Checking for leaks in the high
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• Screw the desired high pressure hose onto
the regulator inlet and onto the cylinder (or
onto the slip-on adaptor).
Open the gas cylinder's valve.
• Press the hose-break safety device and, if
necessary, the gas-flow monitor (see: Taking
into operation).
When changing hoses, make sure that the
gasket inside the hose connection is
installed properly and undamaged.
We recommend replacing the gasket every
time you replace a hose. Anytime after
making changes, check the hose
connections to the cylinder valve and to the
inlet of the SecuMotion gas-pressure
regulator for leaks (see: Checking for leaks in
the high pressure area).
Checking for leaks in the high
pressure area
A trained technician must check the low
pressure area for leaks. In addition, we
recommend that the person responsible for
operating the gas system check the high
pressure area for leaks after every cylinder or
hose replacement.
In particular, the screw fittings on the gas
cylinder valve and on the regulator inlet
should be checked for leaks with the proper
tools, such as a leak-finder spray according
to DIN EN 14291.
WARNING: - WHEN TRAVELLING USING
THE EN-ROUTE SYSTEM ALL OTHER
LPG APPLIANCE SHUT OFF VALVES
MUST BE IN THE CLOSED POSITION
INCLUDING THE FRIDGE, COOKER,
WATER HEATER ETC.
NOTE: IT IS DANGEROUS AND ILLEGAL
TO OPERATE OTHER LPG APPLIANCES
WHILST TRAVELLING
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WARNING: IF YOU SMELL GAS OR
SUSPECT A LEAK AND IT IS SAFE TO
DO SO, ISOLATE THE HEATER AND
TURN OFF THE GAS BOTTLES AT THE
REGULATOR. EVACUATE THE VEHICLE
AND VENTILATE. SEEK PROFESSIONAL
ADVICE AS TO THE CAUSE OF
THE LEAK
SERVICE AND REPAIRS MUST ONLY TO
BE CARRIED OUT BY A COMPETENT
SERVICE ENGINEER.
THERMAL INSULATION AND HEATING
Your vehicle has been designed to achieve a
thermal insulation and heating level for
specific climatic conditions when tested
according to the procedure in EN1646-1. The
classifications are as follows:
GRADE 1
A vehicle with an average thermal
transmittance (u) that does not exceed
1.7w/(m2k).
GRADE 2
A vehicle with an average thermal
transmittance (u) that does not exceed
1.7w/(m2k) and which can achieve an
average temperature difference of at least
20k between inside and outside temperatures when the outside temperature is 0°C.
GRADE 3
A vehicle with an average thermal
transmittance (u) that does not exceed
1.2w/(m2k) and which can achieve
an average temperature difference of at
least 35k between inside and outside
temperatures when the outside temperature
is -15°C.
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ELECTRICITY
As with electricity in the home, care must be
exercised when handling mains electricity.
Your attention is drawn to the following
notice as laid down by the Institute of
Electrical Engineers.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ELECTRICITY
SUPPLY
On arrival at site
1. Before connecting the motorhome
installation to the mains supply, check
that:
(a) the mains supply is suitable for your
installation and appliances, i.e.
whether it is AC or DC and whether it
is at the correct voltage and frequency,
and
(b) your installation will be properly
earthed. Never accept a supply from a
socket outlet or plug having only two
pins, or from a lighting outlet.
(c) any residual current device (earth
leakage circuit breaker) in the mains
supply to the vehicle has been tested
within the last month.
In case of doubt, consult the site owner or
his agent.
2. MAKE SURE THAT THE SWITCH AT
THE SITE SUPPLY POINT IS OFF.
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3. Lift the cover of the electricity inlet
provided on the vehicle, and insert the
connector of the supply flexible cable.
4. Remove any cover from the socket outlet
provided at the site supply point, and
connect the plug at the other end of the
supply flexible cable to this. Switch on
the main switch at the site supply point.
On leaving site
5. Switch off the main switch at the site
supply point and remove the flexible cable
connector replacing any cover fitted.
6. Disconnect the flexible cable from
the vehicle.
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE MAIN
SWITCH AT THE SITE SUPPLY POINT
SHOULD BE SWITCHED OFF, THE
SUPPLY FLEXIBLE CABLE
DISCONNECTED, AND ANY COVER
REPLACED ON THE SOCKET OUTLET AT
THE SITE SUPPLY POINT BEFORE
DISCONNECTING THE FLEXIBLE CABLE
FROM THE VEHICLE. IT IS DANGEROUS
TO LEAVE THE SUPPLY SOCKET OR
SUPPLY FLEXIBLE CABLE LIVE.
For vehicles that are generally left unused for
long periods in the open it is strongly advised
that the mains installation is inspected
periodically to ensure that it is safe to use.
The IEE Wiring Regulations recommend that
mains installations in caravans/motorhomes
are re-inspected every 3 years. An annual
inspection by a qualified person is
recommended (see list below) who should
sign and issue a periodic inspection report.
Suitably qualified persons acceptable to the
SMMT/NCC to sign and issue Inspection and
Completion Certificates should be one of the
following:
• An approved contractor of the National
Inspection Council for Electrical
Installation Contracting* or
• A member of the Electrical Contractors’
Association of Scotland
• A qualified person acting on behalf of the
above (in which event it should be stated
for whom he is acting).
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• The names and addresses of Approved
Contractors in any locality (there are over
10,500 in the UK) can be obtained from
Electricity Shops, or direct from:
OVERSEAS CONNECTION
NICEIC
Vintage House
37 Albert Embankment
London SE1 7UJ
Telephone: 0207 564 2323
Care must be taken when connecting
supplies abroad since the supplies can be of
REVERSE POLARITY.
The names and addresses of members of
the Electrical Contractors’ Associations can
be obtained direct from:
ECA
Esca House
Palace Court
London W2 4HY
Telephone: 0207 313 4800
ECA of Scotland
23 Heriot Row
Edinburgh EH3 6EW
Telephone: 0131 225 7221
IN CASE OF DIFFICULTY CONSULT AN
APPROVED ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION
CONTRACTOR (WHO MAY BE THE
LOCAL ELECTRICITY COMPANY). IT IS
DANGEROUS TO ATTEMPT
MODIFICATIONS AND ADDITIONS
YOURSELF. LAMPHOLDER-PLUGS
(BAYONET CAP ADAPTORS) SHOULD
NOT BE USED IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
Note: Connection to a mains voltage supply
OVERSEAS requires particular attention.
The significance of REVERSE POLARITY is
that when equipment is switched off it may
not be electrically isolated.
The only certain way of making equipment
safe is to unplug it.
If electrical polarity indication is not included in
your vehicle electrical equipment, it is useful to
have a means of checking polarity of the mains
supply, especially when touring overseas.
There are several proprietary makes of
equipment available for the purpose.
If it can be achieved, it is preferable to
connect live to live, and neutral to neutral to
maintain full electrical protection.
CHECK all vehicle equipment is set-up to
accept the site supply before actually
switching on.
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WIRING OF CONNECTING CABLE AND MOTORHOME MAINS INLET
MOTORHOME MAINS INLET
CABLE COUPLER
WARNING
IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT CONNECTIONS ARE MADE EXACTLY AS SHOWN. IF TERMINAL MARKINGS ARE NOT IN ACCORDANCE
WITH THE DIAGRAM THEY MUST BE IGNORED. IF IN DOUBT CONSULT A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN.
THE LEGAL LENGTH OF THE MAINS INLET CABLE IS 25 ± 2 meters. WHEN IN USE IT MUST BE FULLY UNCOILED AND PROTECTED FROM TRAFFIC.
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230V MAINS ELECTRICAL
EQUIPMENT POWER
CONSUMPTION
Please note:
It is possible that the 230V mains electrical
equipment may not all operate
simultaneously. A typical UK
caravan/motorhome site mains hook up
point provides a maximum output of 10
amps and on some continental sites the
available output may be as low as 5 amps.
If your loading exceeds the site supply it
may trip the site circuit breaker. Please
check the available mains output with
your site operator.
Similarly loadings on each circuit breaker
within the vehicle should be observed
A label positioned close to the MCB’s will
identify which appliances within the vehicle
are fed from which MCB. Consulting the
table (Typical Appliance Consumption
Figures) in conjunction with this label, will
give an indication of which appliances can,
and cannot, (site supply allowing), be
operated simultaneously.
WARNING: Never allow modifications of
electrical or LPG systems and
appliances except by qualified persons.
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TYPICAL APPLIANCE CONSUMPTION FIGURES
230 Volt
Appliance/ Item
Dometic Refrigerator
Thetford Refrigerator
Ultraheat Space Heater
Ultrastore Water heater
C6002 Combination Boiler
Combi 4 Combination Boiler
Combi 6 Combination Boiler
Cooker
Hotplate 1
Hotplate 2
Hotplate 3
Hotplate 4
Grill
Oven
Battery Charger 250w
Battery Charger 300w
Lighting 12V (based on 10 W bulb)
Water pump
Radio/ CD player
15" LCD TV
Cooker Hood
Dometic Air Conditioning unit
Sharp Microwave (factory fit)
Watts
135 W
140 / 200 W
500 W
1000 W
2000 W
850 W
1800 W
2000 W
2000 W
Not
Not
Not
800 W
Not
Not
440 W
500 W
Not
Not
Not
345 W
Not
1200 W
1200 W
Amperes
0.6 amp
0.6 amp / 0.9 amp
2.2 amp
4.3 amp
8.5 amp
3.7 amp
7.8 amp
8.5 amp
8.5 amp
applicable
applicable
applicable
3.5 amp
applicable
applicable
1.9 amp
2.2 amp
applicable
applicable
applicable
1.5 amp
applicable
5.25 amp
5.3 amp
12 Volt
Watts
Amperes
Only when driving
Only when driving
12 W
12 W
1.0 amp
12 W
Not applicable
71W
Max 5.9 amp
67W
Max 5.6 amp
67W
Max 5.6 amp
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
10 W
0.8 amp
48 W
4 amp
12 W
1.0 amp
43W
3.6amp
30 W
2.5 amp
Not applicable
Not applicable
LP Gas
grams/hour
11 g/h
14 / 21 g/h
30 to 280 g/h
120 g/h
170 - 490 g/h
160 - 320 g/h
160 - 480 g/h
161 g/h
110 g/h
73 g/h
Not applicable
117 g/h
125 g/h
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
Note: These are approximate figures for guidance only.
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Motorhome Battery ................................................................ 54
Fault Finding ........................................................................ 54
Mains Unit ............................................................................... 55
12V Power System ................................................................. 56
Transformer/Charger Unit ...................................................... 56
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Control Panel NE183.03 ......................................................... 57
Control Panel NE183 .............................................................. 62
Generator Guidelines ............................................................. 66
Electrical Systems
MOTORHOME BATTERY
It is recommended that a good quality
leisure battery is always in circuit when the
system is in use.
A deep cycling rechargeable heavy duty 12v
battery should be used to provide power for
lights and other electrical appliances.
A proprietary brand leisure battery with a
minimum 85amp - 110 amp capacity is
recommended.
Note: 85amp - 110 amp batteries and above
should be checked dimensionally before
purchasing, to ensure fitment within the
battery compartment, as brands vary in size.
It should be remembered that batteries
suitable for the electrical demands of a
motorhome differ in design from those for
use with a car, and whilst the system may
operate with a car battery it is strongly
recommended that only a rechargeable
leisure type battery, maintained in good
condition is used. The battery should be
kept topped up at all times.
The battery should be positioned in its
compartment, which is vented to the
outside, and be properly secured before
travelling.
WARNING: When connecting the battery,
ensure that the correct polarity is
observed (black is negative and red is
positive) and that the terminals are
securely fastened.
Under normal circumstances it should not be
necessary to remove the battery other than
for routine inspection of terminals and
“topping up”.
WARNING: Explosive gases may be
present at the battery. Take care to
prevent flames and sparks in the vicinity.
Your motorhome has been fitted with an inline fuse between the battery terminal and
strip connector. It is recommended that the
fuse rating fitted in this location does not
exceed 40 amps.
WARNING: Switch off all appliances
and lamps before connecting or
disconnecting the battery.
Smoking is prohibited around the
battery compartment.
To preserve the life of your leisure battery
and charger please observe the following:
i) Do not leave all 12v lights powered at the
same time as this will drain your leisure
battery more rapidly.
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ii) If all 12v lights must be powered together,
ensure the battery is 'in-circuit' and that
the battery charger is turned on.
iii) For optimum performance use the
transformer/charger unit with a leisure
battery attached.
Please note the auxiliary battery supplied
with your motorhome may not be fully
charged and should be charged for a
minimum of 24 hours before use.
FAULT FINDING
1. Mains supply
If mains supply is not available when
mains switch and MCBs are switched
on, check supply at site distribution
and/or mains lead and connections.
2. Earth faults or MCB tripped
See RCD/MCD Section.
3. Charger switch fails to illuminate
Check mains supply as for No.1 and 2.
4. Battery discharged or not charging
with charger on
Check battery terminals.
5. 12V distribution circuit failure
Check and replace relevant DC output
fuse as required.
6. Consult the manufacturers regarding any
further difficulties, in particular those
related to mains voltage section.
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7. There are no user-serviceable or
replacement parts in the consumer unit.
All service of this nature should be
referred to the manufacturers.
Note: Never use a mains supply lead whilst
coiled. Always uncoil the full length before
connecting to the supply and remember to
protect the cable from traffic.
SOLAR PANEL CONNECTION POINT
A connection point has been included in the
motorhome electrical harness to take a 12v
supply from an aftermarket solar panel (or
similar device), to the motorhome leisure
battery. The supply is direct to this battery,
and so is not isolated / controlled by the
habitation area control panel. The solar
connection point does not provide charge to
the vehicle engine / traction battery.
MAINS UNIT
This acts as the main switch for the
motorhome allowing isolation of all circuits. It
forms part of the Power System along with
the Transformer/Charger Unit (if fitted).
RCD
RCD
The mains unit replaces the conventional
fusebox. Similar, but larger ones are often
fitted in new houses.
The unit gives both overload (MCBs) and
earth leakage protection (RCD) for the
electrical supply in your motorhome.
Trip
Trip
For normal operation all switches on the unit
need to be in the ON position. The small
switches on the unit are known as MCBs
(miniature circuit breakers).
These take the place of the conventional fuse
but are more convenient.
The solar panel must provide a fused and
regulated output in order to connect to this
point. The connection point can be found in
close proximity to the battery box.
Note: Having too many appliances switched
on at the same time will trip the MCBs. This
is a safety measure. (For appliance ratings,
see mains consumption).
A kit of parts is available from your
motorhome supplier which provides the
mating half of the connection point. (The
White rectangular connector found inside the
motorhome is a two way JST-LP type
connector). For further assistance in
identifying the connection, wire colours
leading to the connector are detailed in the
wiring schematic in your motorhome
specification handbook.
In the event of a fault the MCB ‘trips’ ie
automatically moves to the OFF position.
After elimination of the fault the MCB can be
re-set by switching to the ON position,
(against the spring pressure in an upwards
direction).
If an earth fault develops or a person touches
a live piece of equipment the leakage of
current to earth should immediately operate
MCB
MCB
Mains
Mains Unit
Unit
the RCD (residual current device) and ‘trip’
the main switch, to the OFF position.
This switch is only re-settable after
elimination of the fault.
To re-set, operate the switch as for MCBs.
Periodically the RCD should be checked by
operating the test button marked ‘T’. The unit
should immediately switch to the OFF
position. If the unit does not switch off then a
qualified electrician should be consulted.
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If the unit does switch off, the test is
complete and the switch can be re-set
restoring the supply back to normal.
Add together the current ratings for each
electrical appliance you wish to use
simultaneously and ensure the total does not
exceed the relative MCB ratings. You will find
the table on page 52 a useful guide to typical
values.
The Power System is, supplied fitted in a
convenient position and comprises:
(c) Charger/ Transformer Unit
(a) Mains Unit
Depending upon model, switches on the
front of the consumer unit can be used to
switch off 230v supplies to the charger, or,
space heater, water heater and charger.
Care is needed if a Truma Ultrastore water
heater is fitted. If a 230v supply is introduced
to the water heater when that water heater is
empty, there is a possibility that the 230v
element within the appliance will overheat
and the water heater will go into a failsafe
mode. The 230v supply to the Ultrastore will
then need to be switched off, and the
element be allowed to cool, before the
Ultrastore will function again. We recommend
that the switch marked water heater is left in
the off position unless water is present in the
water heater.
12V POWER SYSTEM
Note: The connection of the battery charger
to the mains supply is in accordance with the
Regulations for Electrical Installations 16th
Edition (IEE Wiring Regulations) BS
7671:1992.
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(b) Control Unit 12V NE184
TRANSFORMER/CHARGER UNIT
The transformer/charger unit has important
safety features:
• Overload protection
• Short circuit protection
• Reverse battery polarity protection
The unit has been designed not only to
operate as a battery charger, but also for use
as a power supply, should a 12V DC battery
not be present in circuit. It is, however,
recommended that a good quality leisure
battery is installed.
Electrical Systems
CONTROL PANEL NE183.03
The awning light does not work when the
control panel is off or the engine / alternator
is running and the keyfob signal is not active.
Key for turning ENTRY LIGHT on and off.
The entry light also goes on automatically for
30 seconds in the following cases:
– when the signal coming from the vehicle 3button keyfob
The key on the control panel has priority over
the 2 situations described above.
The entry light works also when the engine /
alternator is running.
CONTROLS (MODEL/RANGE SPECIFIC):
Key for turning AWNING LIGHT on and off.
Key with warning light to turn the PUMP on
and off
The awning light also goes on automatically
for 30 seconds in the following cases:
The pump does not work when the control
panel is off or the engine / alternator is
running.
– when the signal coming from the vehicle 3button keyfob
The entry light does not work when the
control panel is off and the keyfob signal is
not active.
The key on the control panel has priority over
the 2 situations described above.
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The step goes back in automatically when
the engine / alternator is starting.
Key for turning INTERIOR LIGHTS on and off.
The interior lights do not go on when the
control panel is off and if the engine /
alternator is running.
Press this key to turn on the control panel. In
stand-by mode (without active controls) the
NE183 control panel with the NE184 fuse
holder unit consumes a total of approx. 60
mA.
Hold this key down to turn off the control
panel, reducing total consumption to just
13,5mA.
Press this key to access the possibility to
power services with the CHASSIS battery
(red led on). Services are normally powered
by the leisure battery (red led off). To protect
the chassis battery from discharging the
system switches back to the leisure battery in
the following conditions:
– if the chassis battery voltage drops below
11.75V
– when the vehicle ignition is ON
– when the control panel is off
If the leisure battery voltage drops below 10V
for over 2 minutes the control panel turns
itself off.
STEP:
Press the “step out” key to bring the step
out until it reaches the end of its run or it
stop immediately if it comes up against an
obstacle.
Press the “step in” key to take the step back
until it reaches the end of its run or comes
up against an obstacle.
The step works also when the control panel
is off, in this case the panel switch On for the
time necessary to do the action. When the
leisure battery and the battery charger is not
available, the system switch itself to the
chassis battery.
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When the step is out and the engine is
running the buzzer on the fuse holder shunt
sounds until the step is fully closed
When the step is out the relative icon (
appears on the control panel display.
)
FRESH WATER TANK HEATER (IF FITTED):
This function is enabled when the level of
fresh water in the tank is greater or the same
as 1⁄4 (if there is an analogue probe, greater or
the same as 20%). Tank heating does not
work when the control panel is off. If the
engine / alternator is running it works also
with the control panel off.
WATER HEATER, SPACE HEATER:
These functions are enabled when the
control panel is ON.
The Water Heater. goes OFF when the
engine / alternator is running.
These functions do not work when the
control panel is off.
AIR CONDITIONING OUTPUT:
This output is enabled when the control
panel is ON and the engine is not running.
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COUPLER RELAY:
When the the engine / alternator is running
the coupler relay connect the leisure battery
to the chassis battery, in this way the
alternator can charge both batteries.
be shown in linear mode, and not by level,
from 0 to 100%. Three lines (---) will
FRIDGE:
When the engine / alternator is running the
fridge relay is energized, ensuring a supply of
12V energy to the fridge.
The screen displays remain active for
approx. 30 seconds.
HOB – TV:
These functions are constantly supplied with
12V, except when the control panel is off.
VIEWING:
The main screen always
shows the internal (and
external temperatures, if there
is an outdoor temperature
probe), the time and date. When there is a
mains supply the display shows the icon
(
). If a fuse burns out on the NE184 fuse
holder control unit, the display shows the
icon (
).
display in case of wrong sequence
connection from the tank sensor.
Press the key twice to view the voltage for
the leisure and chassis batteries.
The screen displays remain active for
approx. 30 seconds.
Press the key three times to view the leisure
battery charge/discharge current, or the
chassis battery charge/discharge current if
the (
) function is enabled.
There is charge current when the arrow
points towards the battery; there is a
discharge current when the arrow is pointing
in the other direction.
The screen displays remain active for
approx. 30 seconds.
Press this key once to view
the water level in the fresh
water tank
(0, 1/4, 2/4, 3/4 and 4/4) and
the level of the waste tank (0, 1/2 and 2/2). If
there is an analogue probe the tank level will
Display contrast can be adjusted by turning
the white pin on the back of the panel.
PROGRAMMING:
Hold down this key for over 3 seconds to
enter the programming menu. Use the arrow
keys to change page. Press the enter key
(
) repeatedly to enter the page and select
the value to be changed. The arrow keys are
used to increase or reduce the selected
value, whereas the cancel (
) key is used to
quit the function and save the figure.
The following pages are available:
– Regulation of date and time
– Regulation and enabling of clock alarm.
When the clock is enabled, the main screen
shows the icon (
). The clock will sound
for 30 seconds; press any key to stop it.
– Enabling of tank alarms: fresh water tank
empty, waste tank full. When this happens
a buzzer is generated and at the same time
the display shows the tank viewing window.
The tank alarm does not work with the
control panel off or the engine / alternator
running..
– Enabling of flat leisure and chassis
batteries. Whenever the leisure or chassis
battery drops below the limits for over 30
seconds a buzzer is generated and at the
same time the display shows the viewing
window for battery voltage. The battery
alarm does not work with the control panel
off or the engine / alternator running.
– Enabling of key beeper.
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– Programming dimmer level of the LED; after
50 seconds without any operation on the
Panel all the LED light will be reduced. At any
press the light come On again.
The SYSTEM NE183-NE184 provide some
information about typical fault:
• DATA CONNECTION. If the connection
between the panel and the fuse holder is
not active.
MEMORY BATTERY:
On the back of the NE183 control panel there
is a buffer battery (LITHIUM 3V CR2032) to
maintain the time and various programming
functions if 12V energy supply for the PCB
fails.
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FUSE HOLDER UNIT NE184.02
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CONTROL PANEL NE183/CONTROL UNIT 12V NE184
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Once connected to a 230V mains supply and
switched on, its operation is fully automatic.
CONTROL PANEL NE183
When used as an alternative DC power
supply, with no battery in circuit, the unit will
supply a suitable output for use with pump,
lighting, TV, radio etc.
The facility for drawing 12V supply from the
cab battery is intended for standby situations
only, and care should be taken not to run the
cab battery too low, some models feature
cab battery protection circuitry.
If the cab battery has been used on site, then
the engine driven alternator will recharge
both it and the leisure battery whilst
travelling.
However, once the cab battery is fully
charged, the alternator will supply a trickle
charge only to the leisure battery.
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CONTROLS (MODEL/RANGE SPECIFIC):
PUMP:
ON / OFF:
Press this key to turn on the control panel.
In stand-by mode (without active controls)
the NE183 control panel with the NE184
control unit consumes a total of approx.
39mA. Hold this key down for over
3 seconds to turn off the control panel,
reducing total consumption to just 13.5mA.
If the leisure battery voltage drops below 10V
for over 2 minutes the control panel turns
itself off.
Key with warning light to turn the PUMP on
and off. The pump does not work when the
control panel is off or if the engine is running.
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AIR CONDITIONING (IF FITTED):
Key with warning light to turn the AIR
CONDITIONING UNIT on or off. The air
conditioning unit does not work when the
control panel is off or if engine is running.
SPACE HEATER:
Press this key to access manual operation of
SPACE HEATING. The manual operation
screen will remain active for 5 seconds.
When manual operation is enabled the
relative icon (
) is shown on the main
screen with the symbol (
). Hold down the
heating key for over 3 seconds to enter the
programming page for automatic operation.
From this screen press the Enter (
) key
repeatedly to enable and disable heating,
programme the time for turning on and off.
Use the arrow keys to increase and decrease
the value selected and the cancel key (
) to
quit. When automatic operation of heating is
enabled the main screen shows the relative
icon (
) and the time for turning on and off.
When the heating is on the relative warning
light above the key goes on. The heating
does not work when the control panel is off
or if engine / alternator is running.
When water heating is operating, the relative
warning light above the key goes on. Water
heating does not work when the control
panel is off or engine / alternator is running.
WATER HEATER:
AWNING LIGHT:
Key for turning WATER HEATING on and off.
When water heating is enabled the main
screen shows the relative icon (
) with the
manual operation symbol (
). Hold down
this key for over 3 seconds to enter the
programming page for automatic operation
of water heating. From this screen press the
Enter (
) key repeatedly to enable and
disable water heating and programme the
time for turning on and off. Use the arrow
keys to increase and decrease the selected
value and the cancel (
) key to quit. When
automatic operation of water heating is
enabled the main screen shows the relative
icon (
) and the time for turning on and off.
Key for turning AWNING LIGHT on and off.
The awning light also goes on automatically
for 15 minutes in the following cases:
- when the ignition key is removed
- when the rear door is opened / closed
- when the cab door is opened
The key on the control panel has priority over
the 3 situations described above. The
awning light does not work when the control
panel is off or the engine is running.
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ENTRY LIGHT:
CAB BATTERY:
Key for turning ENTRY LIGHT on and off.
The entry light also goes on automatically for
15 minutes in the following cases:
Press this key to access the possibility to
power services with the CAB battery (red led
on). Services are normally powered by the
leisure battery (red led off). To protect the
cab battery from discharging, the system
switches back to the leisure battery in the
following conditions:
- when the ignition key is removed
- when the rear door is opened / closed
- when the cab door is opened
The key on the control panel has priority over
the 3 situations described above. The entry
light works also with the control panel off
and the engine / alternator running. The entry
light goes off automatically if the voltage of
the leisure battery drops below 10V for more
than 3 min.
INTERIOR LIGHTS:
Key for turning INTERIOR LIGHTS on and
off. The interior lights do not go on when the
control panel is off or if the engine is running.
ROOF LIGHTS:
Key for turning ROOF LIGHTS on and off.
This key does not work if the interior lights
are off.
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- if the cab battery voltage drops
below 11.75V
- when the vehicle ignition is ON
- when the control panel is off
When the the engine is running the leisure
battery is connected to the cab battery, in
this way the alternator can charge both
batteries.
FRESH WATER TANK HEATER (IF FITTED):
This function is enabled when the level of
fresh water in the tank is greater or the same
as 1⁄4 (if there is an analogue probe, greater or
the same as 20%). Tank heating does not
work when the control panel is off. If the
engine is running it works also with the
control panel off.
FRIDGE:
When the engine / alternator is running the
fridge relay is energised, ensuring a supply of
12V energy to the fridge.
HOB - TV:
These functions are constantly supplied
with 12V, except when the engine is running
and the control panel is turned off.
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VIEWING:
The main screen always shows the internal
and external temperatures (if there is an
outdoor temperature probe), the time and
date if at least one of the 2 heating functions
is disabled. If there is a mains supply the
display shows the icon (
). If a fuse burns
out on the NE184 fuser holder control unit,
the display shows the icon (
).
Battery Voltage:
PROGRAMMING:
Press the key twice to view the voltage for
the leisure and cab batteries. The screen
displays remain active for approx. 30
seconds.
Hold down this key for over 3 seconds to
enter the programming menu. Use the arrow
keys to change page. Press the enter key
(
) repeatedly to enter the page and select
the value to be changed. The arrow keys are
used to increase or reduce the selected
value, whereas the cancel (
) key is used
to quit the function and save the figure. The
following pages are available:
Battery Charge / Discharge:
- Regulation of date and time
Fresh / Waste Water Level:
Press this key once to view the water level in
the fresh water tank (0, 1/4, 2/4, 3/4 and 4/4)
and the level of the waste tank (0, 1/2 and
2/2). If there is an analogue probe the tank
level will be shown in linear mode, and not by
level, from 0 to 100%.The screen displays
remain active for approx. 30 seconds.
Press the key three times to view the leisure
battery charge / discharge current, or the
cab battery charge / discharge current if the
(
) function is enabled.
There is charge current when the arrow
points towards the battery; there is a
discharge current when the arrow is pointing
in the other direction. The screen displays
remain active for approx. 30 seconds.
Display contrast can be adjusted by turning
the white pin on the back of the panel.
- Regulation and enabling of clock alarm.
When the clock is enabled, the main screen
shows the icon (
). The clock will sound
for 30 seconds; press any key to stop it.
- Enabling of tank alarms: fresh water tank
empty, waste tank full. When this happens
a buzzer is generated and at the same time
the display shows the tank viewing window.
The tank alarm does not work with the
control panel off or the engine running.
- Enabling of flat leisure and cab battery
alarm. Whenever the leisure or chassis
battery drops below 10V for over 30
seconds a buzzer is generated and at the
same time the display shows the viewing
window for battery voltage. The battery
alarm does not work with the control panel
off or the engine running.
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- Enabling of key beeper.
- Programming automatic space heating (this
can be done directly with the (
) key).
- Programming automatic water heating (this
can be done directly with the (
) key).
CONTROL PANEL BATTERY:
On the back of the NE183 control panel
there is a buffer battery (LITHIUM 3V
CR2032) to maintain the time and various
programming functions if 12V energy supply
for the PCB fails.
GENERATOR GUIDELINES
Your motorhome can be used with a
generator provided these guidelines are
met:
• Lack of regular servicing can be the
cause of most generator problems,
gensets under 2kW are mainly dependent
on engine speed for output frequency
and voltage. Poor or no servicing may
cause the engine speed governor to run
the genset to fast. Therefore, frequency
and output voltage can rise above the
specification of the machine data plate
i.e. 230V at 50Hz. This may cause
damage to electrical/electronic
equipment (such as battery chargers).
• A generator should always run for a few
minutes prior to connection with the
motorhome electrics, to allow it to warm
up and the output to settle to a steady
level.
• The AC output of generators is often
derived from an AC alternator, rectified
to DC then inverted back to AC. In
essence this means the output sinewave
may not run sophisticated electronics
efficiently. Some of the new wave of
gensets are more sophisticated in their
production of a sinewave output and are
more suited to run electronic equipment.
• If in doubt consult your genset dealer or
manufacturer for advice.
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EQUIPMENT
DETAILS
Truma Ultrastore Water Heater.............................................. 69
Heating ..................................................................................... 72
Truma S 3002 Heater ............................................................ 72
Truma Ultraheat..................................................................... 74
Butterfly Outlets .................................................................... 76
Trumatic C6002 EH ............................................................... 77
Truma Combi 4/6 ...................................................................85
Shureflow Pump.....................................................................91
FLOJET...................................................................................95
Refrigerators............................................................................ 97
Dometic Absorption Refrigerators ........................................ 97
Thetford Absorber Refrigerators ......................................... 108
Stoves Hobs, Grills and Ovens ............................................ 119
Extractor Hood 524 ............................................................... 123
Sharp Microwave Oven......................................................... 124
Thetford Cassette Toilet C200CW & CWE .......................... 127
Thetford Cassette Toilet C250CWE ..................................... 131
Windows................................................................................. 136
Blinds...................................................................................... 136
Rooflights ............................................................................... 138
Front Swivel Seat .................................................................. 139
Side Lockers .......................................................................... 140
Bunk and Luton Bed Safety ................................................. 140
Freestanding Table................................................................ 140
Shower ................................................................................... 141
Omnistep Slide-out Step ...................................................... 141
Omnistep Double Step.......................................................... 142
Fiamma F45i side awning ..................................................... 143
Status 530 directional TV & FM radio antenna................... 144
CD/MP3 .................................................................................. 145
Satellite Navigation ............................................................... 145
Reversing Camera................................................................. 145
LCD TV/DVD/CD/MP3/DVB Unit .......................................... 145
Equipment Details
The instructions covering fitted
equipment to your vehicle were correct at
the time of going to print. Owners
handbooks are updated annually and we
take great care to try and ensure their
accuracy. However, the Swift Group
Limited cannot accept responsibility for
any changes that may be made in
specification or operating instructions to
the equipment described in this section
after the time of going to press.
Every care is taken to ensure that the
information provided in this handbook is
correct and easy to understand.
Separate manufacturers’ leaflets on many
of the components are also included in
the Owner’s Pack provided with this
vehicle and we recommend that you
compare the instructions in the handbook
with the component manufacturers
literature, to ensure the information
provided is as accurate as possible.
If you are in any doubt as to how to
operate the equipment in your vehicle,
please contact the component
manufacturer’s service department on the
telephone number shown on their
component leaflet. If you remain in any
doubt, please contact the Swift Group
Supercare customer care service
department on 01482 875740.
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Equipment Specification
For details on type of equipment fitted in
your vehicle, please refer to the Sales
Brochure or Dealer.
IMPORTANT
To maximise the use and life of all fitted
equipment in your vehicle it is essential that
any accompanying manufacturers’ literature
is read fully. All recommended maintenance
and preparation procedures should be
followed. The information provided in this
handbook is only intended as a guide. If in
any doubt consult your manufacturer
appointed dealer, particularly before
attempting to install EXTRA EQUIPMENT.
NOTICE: In the interest of safety,
replacement parts for an appliance
shall conform to the appliance
manufacturer's specifications and
should be fitted by them or their
authorised agent.
Note: Operation of heater and water heater
using control panel timers.
The controls on the motorhome control
panel are model specific, and this relates
particularly to the space and water heating
systems fitted in the motorhomes. The
automatic operation/timer function on the
control panel disable and enable the 12v
supply to the Truma Combi boiler, Truma
Ultraheat or Truma Ultrastore.
If a Combi boiler is fitted, only one set of
controls (water heater) are used, as use of
the Combi as a space heater would
automatically heat any water contained
within the appliance. In addition to enabling
and disabling the 12v supply to the
appliance via the control panel, the Truma
controls are used to select operating mode
(see Truma instructions later in this
handbook or separate Truma instructions for
more details). In this way it is possible to set
230v operation of the Combi using the
Truma controls, and then using the
automatic control feature of the control panel
enable this 230v operation to begin and/or
end at pre-determined times. ensure the
'water heater' switch on the consumer unit
and the settings on the Truma controls are in
the correct positions before setting the timer
on the control panel.
If a Truma Ultrastore is fitted the control
panel enables/disables the 12v supply used
or gas ignition. 230v operation of the
Ultrastore is not affected by the control
panel. in this way it is possible to use the
control panel to determine a time at which
gas heating of water within the Ultrastore will
start and end. Ensure the Truma control for
gas operation of the Ultrastore is set
correctly and that the Ultrastore has a gas
supply present/the boiler will ignite, before
setting the timer on the control panel.
If a Truma Ultraheat is fitted the control panel
enables the 12v supply used for the air
distribution fan. 230v and gas operation of
the space heater are not affected by the
control panel, however the start and end
time for operation of the air distribution fan
Equipment Details
can be pre-determined by the automatic
control feature of the control panel. Position
the fan control on the top of space heater
casing, to automatic or manual operation,
before setting the timer on the control panel.
THE TRUMA ULTRASTORE
WATER HEATER
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Note: Refer to Control Panel NE183
Operating Instructions with regard to
Water Heater operation.
Attention: Before using for the first time, it
is essential to flush the entire water supply
through with clean warm water. Always
mount the cowl cap when the water heater
is not being operated! Drain the water
heater if there is a risk of frost! There shall
be no claims under guarantee for
damage caused by frost!
Filling the Truma Ultrastore with water
e = Lever
position
"Closed"
f = Lever
position
"Drain"
Fig. 1
1. Check that the safety/drain valve in the
cold-water intake is closed. Lever should
be in the horizontal position, position (e).
2. Open the hot tap in the bathroom or
kitchen with pre-selecting mixing taps or
single lever fittings set to hot.
3. Switch on power for water pump (control
panel). Leave the tap open to let air
escape while the water heater is filling.
The heater is filled when water flows out
of the tap.
Residues of frozen water can prevent
filling if there is a frost. The water heater
can be defrosted by switching on the
heater for a short period (max 2 mins).
Frozen pipes can be defrosted by heating
the room.
Note: If just the cold water system is being
used, without water heater, the heater tank is
also filled up with water. In order to avoid
damage through frost, the water contents
must be drained by actuating the
safety/drain valve, also when the heater has
not been used. As an alternative, two shutoff valves, resistant to hot water, can be
fitted in front of the cold and hot water
connection.
3. Open safety/drain valve: Lever in vertical
position, position (f).
4. The water heater is now drained directly
to the outside via the safety/drain valve.
Check that the water contents have been
completely drained (10 litres).
Gas operating instructions
Attention: Never operate the water heater
without water in it!
If the wall cowl is positioned close to an
opening window (or hatch) - in particular
directly under it - it must remain closed
when the water heater is in use (see
warning plate).
1. Remove cowl cover.
Draining the water heater
1. Disconnect power for water pump
(control panel).
2. Open hot water taps in bathroom and
kitchen.
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Equipment Details
Switching off (gas operation)
Electrical Operating Instructions
Switch off the water heater at the rotary
switch (b).
Switch the electric supply on at the fuse
spur marked Water Heater, normally in the
wardrobe.
Drain the water heater if there is a risk of
frost!
a = Rotary switch "On" "Gas operation"
b = Rotary switch "Off'"
c = Rotary knob for temperature
selection (illuminated by green
lamp "Operation")
If the water heater is not to be used for a
longer period, mount cowl cover (nonobservance of this point can lead to the
function of the appliance being impaired
through water, dirt or insects), close quickacting valve in the gas supply line and close
the gas cylinder.
There shall be no claim under guarantee if
this point is not observed.
d = Red indicator lamp "Failure"
2. Open gas cylinder and open quick-acting
valve in the gas supply line.
3. Switch the water heater on at the rotary
switch (a) of the control panel, and the
green monitor lamp will light up. Set the
desired water temperature at the rotary
knob (c) (steplessly adjustable from about
30°C to 70°C).
4. If there is air in the gas supply line, it may
take up to a minute before the gas is
available for combustion. If the appliance
switches to “Failure“ during this period,
switch off the appliance - wait 5 minutes and switch on again!
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Always remove the cowl cover prior to
operating the water heater!
Red indicator lamp "Failure"
The red indicator lamp (d) lights up if there is
a failure.
The reason for such an indication is, for
example - cowl cover fitted, no gas available
or air in the gas supply system, triggering of
the excess temperature monitor etc.
To unlock, switch off the appliance, wait 5
minutes, and switch on again.
In event of faults, always contact Truma
Service on Tel: 01283 511092.
Note: The water temperature cannot be
selected, automatic temperature limitation at
approx. 70°C. For a faster heating up period
the appliance can be simultaneously
operated with gas and electrical power.
Note: The water tank in the Truma-Ultrastore
is made of high quality food-proof stainless
steel VA.
Use wine vinegar for de-scaling the water
supply. Allow the product to react and then
thoroughly flush out the appliance with
plenty of fresh water. To sterilise the water
we recommend "Certisil- Argento". Other
products, particularly those containing
chlorine are unsuitable.
In order to avoid the proliferation of
micro-organisms, heat the Ultrastore to 70°C
at regular intervals.
Do not use the water as drinking water!
Important Operating Notes
1. If the cowl is positioned close to an
opening hatch (window), keep this closed
during operation. See warning plate.
Always mount the cowl cover if the heater
is not being used. Non-observation of this
point can lead to the function of the
appliance being impaired through water,
dirt or insects.
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2. The guarantee will be invalidated if this point
is not observed. Always remove the cowl
cover prior to operating the water heater!
3. If there is a defect in the electronics,
return the control Printed Circuit Board
well padded. If you fail to pack it correctly
the guarantee will be invalidated. Only
use original Truma Ultrastore control
PCBs as spare parts.
4. If just the cold water system is being
used, without water heating, the header
tank becomes more vulnerable to frost
damage. Accordingly the contents should
be drained by operating the safety/drain
valve. This also applies when the vehicle
is in storage.
General Safety Notes
In the event of leaks in the gas system or if
there is a smell of gas:
• Extinguish all naked flames
• Do not smoke
b. The use of non-Truma spare
parts/accessories
c. Non observance of the operating
instructions.
3. The operating pressure for the gas supply
is 30mbar and must correspond to the
operating pressure of the appliance (see
name plate).
4. Do not operate the water heater
when refuelling the vehicle and when in
the garage.
5. During the initial operation of a brand new
appliance (or after it has not been used for
some time), a certain amount of fumes, and
a slight smell, may be noticed for a short
time. Remedial action is to immediately run
the heater at maximum output and to
ensure adequate room ventilation.
6. If the burner makes an unusual noise or if
the flame lifts off, it is likely that the
regulator is faulty and it is essential to
have it checked.
Technical Data
Water contents:
10 litres
Water pressure:
up to max. 2.8 bar
Type of gas:
Liquid Gas
(propane or butane)
Operating Pressure:
30mbar
Rated thermal output:
1500W
Gas consumption:
120g/h
Heating time to approx. 15°C to approx 70°C:
Gas operation:
approx. 34 mins
Electrical operation: approx. 45 mins
Gas and electrical
operation:
approx. 25 mins
Power consumption 12V
Ignition:
0.17A
Heating Up:
0.08A
Standby:
0.04A
Power consumption 230V
Heating Up:
(3.7A) 850W
Weight (empty):
6.7Kg
• Switch off the appliance and gas cylinder
• Open the windows
• Do not operate any electrical switches
• Have the entire system checked by
an expert
1. Repair jobs are only to be carried out by
an expert.
2. The following would invalidate the
guarantee:
a. Any alteration to the appliance
(including cowl)
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THE TRUMA S 3002 P & S 3002
AUTO SPACE HEATER
Automatic Ignitor
Prior to first ignition, make sure that the
batteries have been inserted (see changing
the batteries).
INSTRUCTIONS FOR HEATERS
FITTED WITH AUTOMATIC IGNITOR OR
PIEZO IGNITOR
Thermostat
Note: Refer to Control Panel NE183
Operating Instructions with regard to
Water Heater operation.
Switching On
Set the required room temperature at the
control knob (numbers 1-10). For an
average room temperature of approx. 22°C
we recommend setting:
1. Open the valve on the gas cylinder. Open
quick-acting valve in gas supply line.
3-5
Without the Trumavent Fan
(switched on)
2. Turn control knob to thermostat setting
1-10 and press it down as far as the stop.
At the same time keep operating the piezo
ignitor rapidly until the flame ignites.
4-8
With the Trumavent Fan
Switching Off
Set control knob to "0". If turning off for a
long period of time, close the quick-acting
valve in the gas supply line. Close valve of
gas cylinder.
3. Keep the control knob depressed for a
further 10 seconds to allow the safety
pilot to operate.
4. (Piezo only) Watch through the flame
window for another 10 seconds to make
sure that the flame does not go out through
air in the supply pipe (caused by the valve
being closed or changing the cylinder).
Attention: Always wait at least 2 minutes
before attempting to re-ignite, otherwise
there is a risk of blowbacks (misfiring).
This also applies if a working heater
goes out and has to be re-lit.
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Important Operating Notes
a = Control knob
b = Integrated control panel for
Trumavent fan TEB
c = Piezo ignitor or automatic ignitor
d = Flame observation window
e = Name plate (remove casing)
f = Thermostat probe
In the case of left-handed installation,
the parts are arranged on the other
side.
1. If the gas supply line is filled with air, it
may take up to a minute before the gas
becomes available for combustion. During
this time depress the control knob and
continuously operate the piezo ignitor until
the flame ignites.
2. You will have to find out the exact
thermostat setting yourself, depending on
how much heat you need.
3. Repairs are only to be carried out by a
competent service engineer.
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Attention: A new O-ring must always
be installed after dismantling the
exhaust duct.
4. Any alteration to the appliance (including
exhaust duct and cowl) or the use of
spare parts and accessories, which are
important to the function of the heater
and which are not original Truma parts, as
well as the non-observance of the
installation and operating instructions, will
lead to the cancelling of the guarantee
and exclusion of liability claim.
5. During the initial operation of a brand new
appliance, a certain amount of fumes and
a slight smell may be noticed for a short
while. Remedial action is to immediately
run the heater at maximum output and to
ensure adequate room ventilation.
6. In winter, before switching on the heater,
remove all snow from the cowl.
7. Inspect the exhaust duct and all
connections at regular intervals and
always whenever there is a blowback
(misfire). It is essential that the exhaust
duct is installed so that it slopes upwards
over its whole length and is securely fixed
with several clamps. Never place any
object on the exhaust duct, since this
could result in damage. The exhaust duct
connection to both the heater and the
cowl must be firm and well sealed. Do
not operate heaters with incorrectly fitted
or damaged exhaust ducts.
8. Never allow the warm air outlet on the
heater to be obstructed in any way. For
instance never hang washing on or in
front of the heater to dry. Misusing your
heater in this way could cause serious
damage from overheating. Do not place
flammable objects near the heater. Please
follow these guidelines in the interest of
your own safety.
Operating voltage:
1.5V
Power consumption:
50 MA (ignition)
0.01 MA (monitoring)
Product Indent.
No: CE-0085AP0325
9. If the burner makes an unusual noise or if
the flame lifts off while burning, it is likely
that the regulator is faulty and it is
essential to have it checked.
Only change the batteries with the heater
switched off.
CHANGING OF BATTERIES
Changing the Batteries on the Automatic
Ignitor
Always insert new batteries at the beginning
of the heating season.
10.Cleaning (with switched off appliance): It
is recommended that at least once a year,
before the heating season starts, you
remove any dust that has collected on the
heat exchanger base plate.
Technical Data:
Type of gas:
Liquid gas
(propane/butane)
Operating pressure:
30mbar
Rated thermal output: 3400W
Gas consumption:
30-280 g/h
Remove front of heater retaining screw,
located through centre of black grill. Unclip
front of heater, slide up battery cover to
reveal battery. Change the batteries.
Observe plus/minus.
Only use temperature resistant (+70°C), leakproof Mignon round cells (LR 6, AA, AM 3,
Art. no. 30010-23600). Other batteries could
lead to malfunctions!
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TRUMA ULTRAHEAT
ADDITIONAL ELECTRIC HEATING
FOR TRUMATIC S 3002
Function description
Truma-Ultraheat is an additional 230V
electric heater for the LPG heater models
Trumatic S 3002/S 5002.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Before operating the heater for the first
time it is essential to observe the
operating instructions, enclosed with
the heater.
Control panel with thermostat
3. Set rotary control knob (c) to the desired
room temperature.
The thermostat setting on the operating
element (1-9) must be determined individually
depending on the heating requirement and
the type of vehicle. For an average room
temperature of about 23°C, we recommend a
thermostat setting of about 6 -8.
When using simultaneously the electrical unit
will switch itself off before overheating
occurs as a result of the stronger gas burner.
When using electricity only we recommend to
set the fan control on position 3 (manual or
auto), remembering to set the output level to
2000W (ensure that the fuse protection for the
power supply of the camp site is sufficient).
The electric heater can also be operated
without the Trumavent fans.
WARNING: Due to the design, the heater
front case will become hot during
operation. The operator is obliged to
ensure that due care is taken to protect
third parties (small children in particular).
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1. Switch the electric supply on at the fuse
spur marked Water Heater, normally in
the wardrobe.
2. To switch on, turn the rotary switch to the
desired output level (b).
Heater operation is basically possible with
gas only, electricity only or simultaneously
with electricity and gas.
If more than 2000W are required (heating
up/cold temperatures) you must refer back
using gas operations as the 230V electrical
operation is a secondary heater only.
Important: The electric feed line for the
caravan must be fully unwound from the
cable drum.
Switching off
Switch the heating system off at the rotary
switch (a).
a =
Rotary switch "Off"
b =
Rotary switch "On"
power settings:
500 - 1000 - 2000 W
IMPORTANT OPERATING NOTES
Rotary control knob for room
temperature (illuminated by green
indicator lamp "operation")
2. The heater's hot air outlet should under
no circumstances be blocked. Never
hang clothes or similar in front of or on
top of the heater to dry. This could cause
serious damage to the heater as a result
of overheating. Do not place inflammable
materials near the heater! Please observe
these instructions for your own safety.
c =
Switching On
Attention: Before switching on, ensure that
the fuse protection for the power supply of
the campsite is sufficient for the selected
power setting (b) (see Technical Data).
1. Repairs may only be carried out by
an expert.
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3. The performance of the room thermostat
will be affected if temporarily covered
or obstructed.
4. When operating a brand-new heater for
the first time (or after it has been idle for a
lengthy period) you may temporarily
notice a slight smoke and smell. We
advise running the heater at full power
and thoroughly ventilating the room.
TEB FAN
Always observe the operating instructions
prior to starting!
The vehicle owner is responsible for the
correct operation of the appliance.
Repairs are only to be carried out by
an expert!
5. Any modifications to the appliance or the
use of spare parts and accessories
important for operation which are not
original Truma parts, or non-observance
of the instructions for installation and use
will result in the guarantee becoming
invalid and no liability will be assumed.
Furthermore the approval for operating
the appliance will become invalid and in
some countries also the approval for
operating the vehicle.
TECHNICAL DATA
Power supply: 230 V ~, 50 Hz
Power consumption at power setting:
500 W: 2.2 A
1000 W: 4.5 A
2000 W: 8.5 A
Weight: approx 2kg
The mains element on the space heater
is designed for supplementary heating.
It is not recommended to run alongside
the gas for prolonged periods of time.
The quantity of air can be individually adjusted
at the air flap (f), for warm air distribution.
In centre position 50% of the warm air is
distributed to each outlet.
a
b
c
a = Manual control
(e.g. for ventilation) Adjust desired output
at the control knob.
b = Off
(or automatic operation/ heating with
heaters Trumatic S 3002 K and S 5002 K)
c = Automatic operation
(Heating) The output steadily adjusts to
the respective heat emission of the
heater. The maximum output can be
limited at the control knob, as required.
The regulating between this value and
slow running is carried out automatically.
Use the fan duct with 72 mm and if the fan
ducts are of different lengths or on sides
with a greater heat requirement. This means
that the air output can be used to the full on
this side. By adjusting the air flap (f) the
quantity of air can be increased individually.
This means that the air out-put on the other
side is reduced.
If the air output drops or the operating noise
increases, the fan impeller wheel may be
severely soiled.
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Cleaning
(with switched off appliance!) We
recommend removing dust which has
collected on the heat exchanger and base
plate of the heater and on the impeller wheel
of the Trumavent fan, once a year before the
heating season starts. Clean the impeller
wheel carefully using a brush or tooth brush.
Butterfly Outlet
Blown air ducts
The air ducting outlets are generally of the
butterfly type and may be opened or closed to
control the quantity of air by adjusting the
butterfly valves. Twisting the disc in its housing
directs the flow in the direction required.
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For uniform distribution, outlets nearest the
heater should be closed more than those
further away.
One outlet on each leg of the air ducting
layout must be kept open at all times.
Under no circumstances should the air
ducting outlets be blocked.
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TRUMATIC C 6002 EH
c = Electric operation 230 V, 1800 W
Always observe the operating instructions
and ‘Important operating notes’ prior to
starting!
d = Electric operation 230 V, 900 W
Note: Refer to Control Panel NE183
Operating Instructions with regard to
Heater operation
The vehicle owner is responsible for the
correct operation of the appliance.
Before using for the first time, it is essential
to flush the entire water supply through
with clean warm water. If the heater is not
being used, always drain the water
contents if there is a risk of frost! There
shall be no guarantee claims for
damage caused by frost! Also drain the
water prior to repair or maintenance work
on the vehicle (in the workshop!) as the
electrical safety/drain valve opens when
the appliance is switched dead!
e = Gas operation
f = Mixed operation*
(gas and electricity, 900 W)
l = Summer mode
(water temperature 40°C or 60°C)
m = Winter mode
(heating without hot water requirement)
n = Winter mode
(heating with hot water requirement)
g = Mixed operation*
(gas and electricity, 1800 W)
p = Rotary ‘Off’ switch
h = Yellow ‘electric mode’ indicator lamp.
q = Yellow ‘Boiler heating phase’ monitor
lamp
* Winter mode only! In summer mode the
unit automatically selects electric operation
at the preselected electrical power of 900 W
or 1800 W.
r = Red ‘Fault’ monitor lamp
ROOM THERMOSTAT
CONTROL PANEL
POWER SELECTOR SWITCH
s = Room temperature sensor
j = Rotary switch for room temperature
(1 – 9)
To measure the room temperature, an
external room temperature sensor (s) is
located in the vehicle. The location of the
sensor is determined individually, depending
on the vehicle type.
k = Green ‘Operation’ monitor lamp
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The thermostat setting on the operating
element (1 – 9) must be determined
individually depending on the heating
requirement and the type of vehicle. For an
average room temperature of about 23°C,
we recommend a thermostat setting of about
6 – 8.
TAKING INTO OPERATION
Before start-up the following must be
checked:
1. Is the cowl free? Remove all covers.
2. Are the gas cylinder and the quick-action
stop valve in the gas pipe open?
3. Is the fuse protection for the 230 V power
supply at the camping site adequate for
the selected output (900 W or 1800 W)?
4. Has the power supply cable for the
motorhome been fully unwound from the
cable reel?
Note: Heating is always possible in all
operating modes (gas, electric and mixed
operation) without restrictions, with or
without water.
Summer mode (hot water only)
1. Select required type of operation at power
selector switch (gas or electrical
operation).
Note: Mixed operation (gas and electricity) is
not possible in summer mode. With this
setting the unit automatically selects electric
operation at the preselected electrical power
of 900 W or 1800 W.
2. Set rotary switch to summer mode (l)
40°C or 60°C at control unit. The green
‘On’ indicator lamp (k) and the yellow
water heating indicator lamp (q) on the
control unit illuminate when the equipment
is switched on. During electrical operation
the yellow indicator lamp (h) at the power
selector switch also illuminates to indicate
230 V operation. When the selected water
temperature has been reached (40°C or
60°C) the equipment switches off and the
yellow control lamp (q) goes off.
Winter mode
Heating WITH hot water requirement
1. Select required type of operation at power
selector switch (gas, electrical or mixed
operation).
2. Move rotary knob (j) on the control panel
to desired thermostat setting (1 – 9) for
room temperature.
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3. Move rotary switch on the control panel to
‘n’. The green ‘On’ indicator lamp (k) and
the yellow water heating indicator lamp (q)
on the control panel illuminate when the
equipment is switched on. During
electrical operation the yellow indicator
lamp (h) at the power selector switch also
illuminates to indicate 230 V operation.
Depending on operating mode (gas,
electrical or mixed operation) and power
requirement (temperature difference
between selected and current room
temperature) the unit automatically selects
the necessary power setting of up to
7800 W.
The unit gradually reduces the power until
the selected room temperature is reached.
If this temperature has been reached but
the water still has to be heated, the
circulation fan switches off and the water
continues to be heated to a temperature
of 60°C at the lowest power setting.
Note: The water can be heated to up to 80°C
depending on the heating power that is
required to achieve the room temperature.
The yellow indicator lamp (q) indicates the
hot water heating phase and goes off when
the water temperature is reached (60°C).
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Heating WITHOUT hot water requirement
1. Select required type of operation at
power selector switch (gas, electrical or
mixed operation).
2. Move rotary knob (j) on the control panel
to desired thermostat setting (1 – 9) for
room temperature.
3. Move rotary switch on the control panel
to ‘m’. The green ‘On’ indicator lamp (k)
on the control panel illuminates when the
equipment is switched on. During
electrical operation the yellow indicator
lamp (h) at the power selector switch also
illuminates to indicate 230 V operation.
In this operating position the yellow
indicator lamp (q) only illuminates at
water temperatures of less than 10°C!
Depending on operating mode (gas,
electrical or mixed operation) and power
requirement (temperature difference
between selected and current room
temperature) the unit automatically
selects the necessary power setting of
up to 7800 W.
When the selected room temperature has
been reached, the heater switches off
(independent of the water temperature).
Note: The water is automatically heated as
well if the boiler has been filled. The water
temperature can reach up to 80°C
depending on the power and the duration of
the heating.
Switching off
Move rotary switch on the control panel to
‘p’ to switch off.
The fan can continue to run after switching
off in order to utilise the residual heat.
Note: In order to prevent unintentional
overloading of the power supply when
resuming operation, it is advisable to set the
unit to gas operation at the power selector
switch after switching off.
Electrical operation fault
If a fault occurs during electrical operation
the yellow indicator lamp (h) on the power
selector switch goes off.
Possible causes can be found in the
troubleshooting list.
If the 230 V power supply is interrupted for
short periods during operation the heating
will resume as normal.
Filling the water heater
1. Manually close the safety / drain valve
(Fig. A)
Always drain water contents if there is a
risk of frost!
If the appliance is not to be used for a
prolonged period, close the quick-acting
valve in the gas supply line and turn off the
gas cylinder.
Gas operation fault
If a fault occurs during gas operation the red
indicator lamp (r) on the control panel
illuminates.
Possible causes can be found in the
troubleshooting list.
Unlocking takes place by switching off and
then switching on again. If a fault shut-off
occurs during mixed operation (e.g. because
of empty gas cylinder) the heater continues
to run using electricity.
2. Switch on power for water pump.
3. Open hot water taps in kitchen and
bathroom, (set preselecting mixing taps
or single-lever fittings to ’hot’). Leave taps
open until the water heater has forced out
air and filled up with water and water is
flowing out of the taps.
Note: If just the cold water system is being
operated, without using the water heater, the
heater tank also fills up with water. In order
to avoid damage by frost, the water contents
must be drained by operating the
safety/drain valve, also when the water
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heater has not been used. As an alternative,
two shut off valves, resistant to hot water,
can be fitted in front of the cold and hot
water connection.
WARNING: When connecting to a
central water supply (rural or city
mains), a pressure reduction valve must
always be installed to prevent pressures
above 2.8 bar from developing in the
water heater.
.
Draining the water heater
1. Interrupt power for water pump
(via control panel).
2. Open hot water taps in kitchen and
bathroom.
3. Open safety/drain valve: lever in the
vertical position (Fig A)
The water heater content is now emptied to
the outside through the safety/drain valve.
Place a bucket beneath the outlet to check
whether the water content has completely
drained away (12 litres!). There shall be no
guarantee claims for damage caused by
frost!
MAINTENANCE
The water container used is made of
stainless steel, which is foodstuffcompatible.
Use wine vinegar for descaling the water
heater, this being introduced into the
appliance via the water supply. Allow the
product to react and then thoroughly flush
out the appliance with plenty of fresh water.
To sterilise the water we recommend
‘Certisil-Argento’. Other products,
particularly those containing chlorine are
unsuitable.
To avoid infestation by micro-organisms, the
boiler must be heated to 70°C at regular
intervals (only possible in winter operation).
Do not use the water as drinking water!
Fuses 12 V
The 12 V fuses for the device are located on
the electronic control unit (12). The fine-wire
fuse must only be replaced by a fuse of the
same design.
F1: 6.3 A, slow-acting
F2: 1.6 A, slow-acting
Fuses 230 V
The fuses and power connection cables
must always be replaced by experts!
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WARNING: Disconnect all poles of the
unit from the mains before opening the
housing containing the power
electronics.
The 230 V fuse of the unit is in the power
electronics (13) on the unit.
This fine fuse must always be replaced with
a fuse of the same type.
10 A, slow-acting, cut-off delay ‘H’.
Overheating protection 230 V
The 230 V heating facility has a mechanical
overheating switch. If the 12 V power supply
is interrupted during operation or during the
after run period, for example, the
temperatures within the unit could trigger the
overheating protection.
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To reset the overheating protection, let the
heater cool down, slide cover on power
electronics (13) upwards and push in the red
button.
IMPORTANT OPERATING NOTES
5. The installed temperature limiter shuts off
the gas supply if the appliance becomes
too hot. Therefore do not shut the warm
air outlets and the opening for the
returning circulating air.
Current input at 12 V:
TECHNICAL DATA
Current input of electrical safety/drain
valve at 12 V: 0.035 A
Heater + water heater: 0.2 – 5.9 A
Heating up of water heater: 0.4 A
Stand-by: 0.001 A
Warning: Repairs may only be carried
out by an expert!
Type of gas:
Liquid gas (propane/butane)
- A new O-ring must always be installed
after dismantling the exhaust duct!
Operating pressure: 30 mbar
900 W (3.9 A) or 1800 W (7.8 A)
Water contents: 12 Litres
Weight: approx. 18.7 kg (without water
contents)
- Always use original Truma spare parts
for maintenance and repair work!
1. The integrity and tight fit of the exhaust
gas double duct must be checked
regularly, particularly at the end of long
trips. Also check the mounting of the
appliance and the cowl.
2. Following a blow-back (misfire) always
have the exhaust gas system checked by
an expert!
Heating up time from approx. 15°C
to approx. 60°C:
Summer-/gas operation: approx. 35 min.
Summer-/electrical operation (1800 W):
approx. 45 min.
Winter mode: approx. 60 min. upward
(depending on the heat output)
Water pressure: max. 2.8 bar
Rated thermal output:
3. Always keep the cowl for the exhaust
duct and combustion air intake free of
contamination (slush, ice, leaves etc.).
Liquid gas: 2000 W, 4000 W, 6000 W
4. The liquid gas burner operates fansupported, which ensures trouble-free
function even when on the move.
National restrictions must be observed
with regard to operation when on the
move.
Gas consumption: 170 - 460 g/h
Current input of 230 V:
ABG test mark:
S 301
Declaration of conformity:
The Trumatic C 6002 EH heater has been
tested by the DVGW and complies with the
EC gas device directive 90/396/EEC, the
EMC directive 89/336/EEC, the low voltage
directive 73/23/EEC and the associated EC
directives, standards and technical
specifications. The CE product identification
number for EU states is: CE-0085AS0122.
Electrical: 900 W, 1800 W
Air delivery volume
max. 287 m3/h (free-blowing without
warm-air duct)
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TROUBLE-SHOOTING
FAULT
CAUSE
RECTIFICATION
- No supply voltage.
- Check battery voltage (12 V).
- Check all electrical plug connections.
- Device fuse or vehicle fuse defective.
- Check device fuse (see Maintenance).
- Check vehicle fuse.
The green indicator lamp comes on when
the equipment is switched on, but the
heater is not operating.
- The temperature setting on the control
panel is lower than the room temperature.
- Select higher room temperature at the
control panel.
- Open window above cowl (window
switch).
- Close window.
The red monitor lamp flashes after the
heating system has been switched on.
- Battery voltage is too low < 10.5 V.
- Charge battery.
About 30 seconds after the heating has
been switched on, the red monitor lamp
lights up and remains steady.
- Gas cylinder or quick-closure valve in the
gas line is closed.
- Check gas feed.
- Air feed interrupted.
- Check cowl for possible coverage.
Gas operation
No control lamp lights up when the system
is switched on (winter and summer mode).
- If being used on boats, open the deck
cowl.
Heating switches to fault mode after an
extended period of operation.
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- Hot-air outlets blocked.
- Check individual outlet apertures.
- Gas pressure regulator iced up.
- Use de-icing system controller (Eis-Ex).
- Butane content in the gas cylinder too
high.
- Use propane (at temperatures below 10°C
in particular, butane is unsuitable for
heating purposes).
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TROUBLE-SHOOTING
FAULT
CAUSE
RECTIFICATION
- No supply voltage.
- Check 230 V supply voltage and fuses.
- Device fuse defective.
- Check device fuse (see Maintenance).
- Overheating switch has triggered.
- Reset overheating switch (see
Maintenance).
Electrical operation 230 V
The green indicator lamp on the control
panel illuminates when the unit is switched
on, the yellow indicator lamp on the power
selector switch does not illuminate and the
heating does not become warm.
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TROUBLE-SHOOTING
FAULT
CAUSE
RECTIFICATION
When the heating system is switched off,
the electrical safety/drain valve opens.
- Outside temperature below 4°C.
- Switch the heating on (at temperatures of
about 4°C and below the drain valve will
open automatically).
- The valve remains open even after the
heating has been switched on.
- No 12 V power supply at the drain valve.
- Check 12 V supply voltage and fuses.
The electrical safety/drain valve will no
longer close.
- Outside temperature below 8°C.
- Switch the heating on (without heating
operation, the drain valve will not close
again until temperatures above 8°C have
been reached).
- The valve remains open even after the
heating has been switched on.
- No 12 V power supply at the drain valve.
- Check 12 V supply voltage and fuses.
Water dripping from the electrical
safety/drain valve.
- Water pressure too high.
- Check pump pressure (max. 2.8 bar).
If connected to a central water supply
(rural or urban connection), a pressure
reducer must be used, which will prevent
pressures higher than 2.8 bar entering the
boiler.
Water supply
If these measures do not lead to the
rectification of the fault, in principal we
would ask you to contact Truma After
Sales Service.
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TRUMA COMBI 4 / COMBI 6
FUNCTION DESCRIPTION
– open windows and door
The liquid gas heater ‘Truma Combi’ is a
warm-air heater with integrated hot water
boiler (10 litre volume). The burner operates
fan-supported, which ensures trouble-free
function even when on the move.
– close all quick-acting valves and gas cylinders
In winter operation the heater can be used to
heat the room and simultaneously warm
water. If only warm water is required, select
summer operation.
– In summer operation, the water contents
are heated in the smallest burner stage.
Once the water temperature is reached,
the burner switches off.
1 Control panel
2 Time switch ZUCB (Accessories)
3 Room temperature sensor
4 Cold water connection
5 Hot water connection
6 Gas connection
7 Hot air outlets
8 Circulating air return line
9 Waste gas discharge
10 Combustion air infeed
11 Electronic control unit
12 Water container (10 litres)
13 Burner
14 Heat exchanger
15 FrostControl (safety/drain valve)
– In winter operation, the unit automatically
selects the required power setting
according to the temperature difference
between the temperature set on the control
panel and the current room temperature.
When the boiler is filled, the water is
automatically heated as well. The water
temperature depends on the selected
operational mode and the heater output.
At a temperature of approximately 3° C at the
automatic FrostControl safety/drain valve, the
valve will open and drain the boiler.
The unit is not suitable for use as a flow heater.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
If the gas system is leaking or if there is a smell
of gas:
– extinguish all open flames
– do not smoke
– do not activate any electric switches
– ask an expert to inspect the entire system!
REPAIRS MAY ONLY BE CARRIED OUT
BY AN EXPERT!
Any modifications to the unit, including
accessories, exhaust duct, and cowl, or the
use of spare parts and accessories that are
important to the operation of the system that
are not original Truma parts and failure to
follow the installation and operating
instructions will cancel the warranty and
indemnify Truma from any liability claims. It
also becomes illegal to use the appliance, and
in some countries this even makes it illegal to
use the vehicle.
The gas supply’s operating pressure (30 mbar)
must be the same as the unit’s operating
pressure (see type plate).
Liquid gas systems must comply with the
technical and administrative regulations of the
respective country of use (e.g. EN 1949 for
vehicles in Europe). The national legislation and
regulations (e.g. DVGW Work Sheet G 607 for
vehicles in Germany) must be observed.
In Germany, the gas system must be retested
every 2 years by a liquid gas specialist (DVFG,
TÜV, DEKRA). The test must be confirmed on
the respective test certificate (G 607).
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The vehicle owner is always responsible for
arranging the inspection.
Liquid gas equipment may not be used when
refuelling, in multi-storey car parks, in garages,
or on ferries.
During the initial operation of a brand new
appliance (or after it has not been used for
some time), a slight amount of fumes and
smell may be noticed for a short while. It is a
good idea to heat the device up several times
in summer operation (60° C) and to make sure
that the area is well ventilated.
Heat-sensitive objects such as spray cans or
flammable liquids may not be stored in the
same compartment where the heater is
installed because, under certain conditions,
this area may be subject to elevated
temperatures.
Only pressure regulating equipment that
complies with EN 12864 (in vehicles) with fixed
output pressure of 30 mbar may be used for
the gas system. The flow rate of the pressure
control device must correspond to at least the
maximum consumption of all devices installed
by the system manufacturer.
For vehicles, we recommend Truma’s
SecuMotion gas pressure regulator; for the
two-cylinder gas system we also recommend
the Truma DuoComfort changeover valve.
At temperatures below 5° C, the gas pressure
regulator or the changeover valve should be
used with EisEx regulator heating.
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Controller connecting hoses that meet national
regulations must always be used in the
respective country for which the equipment is
destined. These hoses must be checked
regularly for brittleness. Winter-proof special
hoses must always be used if the equipment is
operated during the winter.
Pressure regulating equipment and hoses must
be replaced with new ones no more than 10
years after the date of manufacture (every 8
years if used commercially). This is the
responsibility of the operator.
DO NOT USE THE BOILER WATER AS
DRINKING WATER!
Important operating notes
If the cowl has been placed near or directly
beneath an opening window, the device must
be equipped with an automatic shut-off device
in order to prevent operation with the window
open.
The integrity and tight fit of the exhaust gas
double duct must be checked regularly,
particularly at the end of long trips. Also check
the mounting of the appliance and the cowl.
Following a blow-back (misfire) always have
the exhaust gas system checked by an expert!
Always keep the cowl for the exhaust duct and
combustion air intake free of contamination
(slush, ice, leaves etc.). The warm air outlets
and the openings for circulation air return must
be unobstructed so the unit will not overheat.
The integrated temperature limiter blocks the
gas supply when the unit becomes too hot.
Directive 2004/78/EC stipulates that a safety
shut-off device is required if motor homes are
being heated while driving.
The Truma SecuMotion gas pressure regulator
meets this requirement.
NOTE: If the Truma SecuMotion gas
pressure regulator is not installed, the gas
cylinder must be closed while driving and
warning signs must be in place in the gas
cylinder protection box and near the
control panel.
The safety shut-off device is also
recommended for safety reasons if
motorhomes are being heated while driving.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Always observe the operating instructions and
‘Important operating notes’ prior to starting!
The vehicle owner is responsible for the correct
operation of the appliance.
The installer or vehicle owner must apply the
yellow sticker with the warning information,
which is enclosed with the appliance, to a
place in the vehicle where it is clearly visible to
all users (e.g. on the wardrobe door)! Ask
Truma to send you stickers, if necessary.
Before using for the first time, it is essential to
flush the entire water supply through with clean
warm water. If the heater is not being used,
always drain the water contents if there is a
risk of frost. There shall be no claims under
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guarantee for damage caused by frost!
ROOM THERMOSTAT
GAS OPERATION
(heating and hot water)
i Room temperature sensor
a Rotary switch for room temperature (1 – 5)
b green LED lit ‘Operation’ green LED blinking
‘after-running’ is active in order to reduce
the unit’s temperature
c Summer operation
(water temperature 40° C or 60° C)
d Winter operation (heating without water
temperature monitoring or with drained
water system)
e Winter operation (heating with water
temperature monitoring)
f
Rotary ‘Off’ switch
g Yellow LED lit ‘Boiler heat-up phase’
h Red LED lit, red LED blinking ‘Failure’
The LEDs are visible only when the unit is
switched on.
To measure the room temperature, an external
room temperature sensor (i) is located in the
vehicle. The location of the sensor is
determined individually by the vehicle
manufacturer, depending on the vehicle type;
consult the operating instructions for your
vehicle for further details.
k rotary switch position ‘Operation’
The thermostat setting on the control panel (1 –
5) must be determined individually depending
on the heating requirement and the type of
vehicle. For an average room temperature of
about 23° C, we recommend a thermostat
setting of about 4.
Check if the rotary switch is set to ‘Operation’
(position k), meaning that it is parallel to the
water connection and engaged.
FROST CONTROL
(safety/drain valve)
FrostControl is a currentless safety/drain valve.
When there is a danger of frost, it automatically
drains the contents of the boiler through a
drainage muff. If excessive pressure is present
in the system, pressure will be automatically
intermittently equalised through the pressure
relief valve.
m push button position ‘Closed’
n push button position ‘Drain’
o drainage muff (led outside through floor
of vehicle)
Closing the drain valve
It can be manually closed with the push button
(position m) and then the boiler filled only when
the temperature at the drain valve is above
approximately 7° C.
Close the drain valve by activating the push
button. The push button must engage in
position (m) ‘closed’.
Truma can provide a heating element (part no.
70070-01) as an accessory; it is inserted into
FrostControl and warms it up to about 10° C
when Combi is switched on. Then, after a short
time, you can fill up the boiler regardless of the
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temperature in the installation compartment.
yellow LED (g) will be extinguished.
Automatic opening of the drain valve
WINTER OPERATION
When the temperature is below approximately
3° C at the drain valve, the drain valve will
open automatically, the push button moves out
(position n) and the water in the boiler drains
out through the drainage muff (o).
Heating with water temperature monitoring
Manual opening of the drain valve
Turn the rotary switch by 180° until it engages,
whereby the push button moves out (position
n). The water in the boiler drains out through
the drainage muff (o).
The FrostControl drainage muff (o) must be
free of contamination (slush, ice, leaves, etc.) at
all times so the water can drain out easily! No
warranty given for frost damage!
TAKING INTO OPERATION
Heating operation is basically possible without
restriction with or without water content.
Check to make sure the cowl is unobstructed.
Be sure to remove any covers that may be
present.
Turn on gas cylinder and open quick-acting
valve in the gas supply line.
SUMMER OPERATION
(boiler operation only)
Move the rotary switch on the control panel to
position (c – summer operation) 40° C or 60°
C. The green (b) and yellow (g) LEDs light up.
After reaching the set water temperature (40° C
or 60° C), the burner will switch off and the
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Set the rotary switch to the operational setting
‘e’. Set the rotary switch (a) to the desired
thermostat setting (1 – 5). The green LED (b) for
operation is lit and simultaneously indicates the
position of the selected room temperature. The
yellow LED (g) indicates the water’s heat-up
phase.
The unit automatically selects the required
power level according to the temperature
difference between the setting on the control
panel and the current room temperature. Once
the room temperature set on the control panel
has been reached, the burner switches back to
the lowest stage, and heats the water content
to 60° C. The yellow LED (g) will be
extinguished after the water temperature is
reached.
Heating without water temperature monitoring
Set the rotary switch to the operational setting
‘d’. Turn the rotary switch (a) to the desired
thermostat setting (1 – 5). The green LED (b) for
operation is lit and simultaneously indicates the
position of the selected room temperature. The
yellow LED (g – water’s heat-up phase) will be lit
only when the water temperature is below 5° C!
The unit automatically selects the required
power level according to the temperature
difference between the setting on the control
panel and the current room temperature.
After reaching the room temperature set on the
control panel, the burner will switch off. The
warm-air fan will continue to run at a low
speed as long as the blow-out temperature (on
the unit) is higher than 40° C.
If the boiler is filled, the water will automatically
be heated at the same time. The water
temperature is then dependent on the heating
output being given off, and the duration of
heating required to reach the desired room
temperature.
Heating with drained water system
Set the rotary switch to the operational setting
‘d’. Turn the rotary switch (a) to the desired
thermostat setting (1 – 5). The green LED (b) for
operation is lit and simultaneously indicates the
position of the selected room temperature. The
yellow LED (g) will be lit only when the
temperature of the unit is below 5° C!
The unit automatically selects the required
power level according to the temperature
difference between the setting on the control
panel and the current room temperature. After
reaching the room temperature set on the
control panel, the burner will switch off.
SWITCHING OFF
Use the rotary switch to switch off heater
(position f). The green LED (b) goes off.
If the green LED (b) blinks after switching off,
then the unit’s after-running is active in order to
reduce the unit’s temperature. This will end
after a few minutes and the green LED (b) will
go off.
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ALWAYS DRAIN WATER CONTENTS IF
THERE IS A RISK OF FROST!
If the appliance is not to be used for a
prolonged period, close the quick-acting valve
in the gas supply line and turn off the gas
cylinder.
Red LED ‘Failure’
The red LED (h) will be lit if there is a failure.
Please consult the Trouble-Shooting list for
possible causes.
Reset (failure reset) the unit by switching it off
and back on.
If the window switch is opened, the heating
unit will stop operating and the red LED (h) will
blink. Once the window switch is closed, the
heating unit will continue operation and the
green LED (b) will be lit continuously.
Filling the water heater
Check if the rotary switch for the drain valve
(FrostControl) is set to ‘Operation’, meaning
that it is parallel to the water connection and
engaged.
When the temperature at FrostControl is below
about 7° C, first switch on the heater to warm
the installation compartment and FrostControl.
After several minutes, when the temperature at
FrostControl is above 7° C, the drain valve can
be closed.
Close the drain valve by pushing the push
button until it engages.
Switch on power for water pump (main switch
or pump switch).
Open hot water taps in kitchen and bathroom,
(set preselecting mixing taps or single-lever
fittings to ‘hot’). Leave the fittings open for as
long as it takes for the boiler to displace the air
and fill up, and the water to flow without
interruption.
If just the cold water system is being operated,
without using the water heater, the heater tank
also fills up with water. To avoid frost damage,
the boiler must be drained through the drain
valve, even if it was not operated. As an
alternative, two shut off valves, resistant to hot
water, can be fitted in front of the cold and hot
water connection.
When connecting to a central water supply
(rural or city mains), a pressure reduction valve
must always be installed to prevent pressures
above 2.8 bar from developing in the water
heater.
DRAINING THE WATER HEATER
Switch off power to water pump (main or
pump switch).
Open hot water taps in kitchen and bathroom.
Turn the rotary switch on the drain valve
(FrostControl) by 180° until it engages,
whereby the push button moves out and the
drain valve opens.
litres). There shall be no claims under
guarantee for damage caused by frost!
MAINTENANCE
Only original Truma parts may be used for
maintenance and repair work!
The water container used is made of stainless
steel, which is foodstuff-compatible.
Use wine vinegar for descaling the water heater,
this being introduced into the appliance via the
water supply. Allow the product to react and then
thoroughly flush out the appliance with plenty of
fresh water. For sterilisation purposes we
recommend ‘Certisil-Argento’; other products
(especially those containing chlorine) are
unsuitable and may damage the unit.
To avoid micro organisms colonising the
water in the boiler, heat the water to 70° C at
regular intervals (at least once per year).
Move the rotary switch on the control panel
to position (c – summer operation) 60° C.
The green (b) and yellow (g) LEDs light up.
Once the water in the boiler has reached a
temperature of 60° C, the burner will switch
off and the yellow LED (g) will go out. The
unit must stay switched on for at least 30
minutes and no warm water may be
removed. The residual heat in the heat
exchanger will heat the water up to 70° C.
The boiler is now drained directly to the
outside via the drain valve. Place a bucket
beneath the outlet to check whether the water
content has completely drained away (10
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FUSES
The unit’s fuse is located on the electronics
under the connection cover. Replace the
unit’s fuse only with an identical fuse.
Device fuse: 10 A – slow – (T 10 A)
Type of gas
Liquid gas (propane / butane)
Operating pressure
30 mbar (see type plate)
Water contents
10 litres
Heating up time from approx. 15° C to
approx. 60° C
Boiler approx. 20 minutes (measured
according to EN 15033) Heater + boiler
approx. 80 min.
Water pressure
max. 2.8 bar
DISPOSAL
The liquid gas heater must be disposed in
accordance with the administrative
stipulations of the respective country in
which it is used. National regulations and
laws (in Germany, for example, the
Altfahrzeug-Verordnung (old vehicle directive)
must be observed.
In other countries, the relevant regulations
must be observed.
TECHNICAL DATA
determined in accordance with EN 624 or
Truma test conditions
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Rated thermal output
(automatic output levels)
Combi 4: 2000 / 4000 W
Combi 6: 2000 / 4000 / 6000 W
Gas consumption
Combi 4: 160 – 320 g/h
Combi 6: 160 – 480 g/h
Readiness-heat power requirement Combi 4
/ Combi 6: 5.2 g/h
Air delivery volume (free-blowing without
hot-air pipe)
Combi 4: with 3 hot-air outlets max. 249 m3/h
with 4 hot-air outlets max. 287 m3/h
Combi 6: with 4 hot-air outlets max. 287 m3/h
Current input at 12 V
Heater + boiler
Combi 4: Short-term max. 5.6 A
(average power consumption 1.1 A)
Combi 6: Short-term max. 5.6 A
(average power consumption 1.3 A)
Heating up of boiler: 0.4 A
Stand-by: 0.001 A
Heating element FrostControl (optional):
maximum 0.4 A
Weight (without water contents)
14.5 kg
Declaration of conformity
The Truma Combi has been tested by the
DVGW and complies with the gas equipment
directive (90/396/EEC) and the other
applicable EC directives. The following CE
Product Ident. No. is available for EU countries
Combi 4 / Combi 6: CE-0085-BS0085.
The heater complies with heater directive
2001/56/EC and supplements 2004/78/EC
and 2006/119/EC and bears the type
approval number
Combi 4: e1 00 0193
Combi 6: e1 00 0194.
The heater complies with the interference
suppression directive 72/245/EEC for vehicle
engines with annexes 2004/104/EC,
2005/83/EC and 2006/28/EC and bears type
approval number:
e1 03 5020.
The heater complies with EMC directive
89/336/EEC and low voltage directive
73/23/EEC.
For troubleshooting a fault please refer to
page 14 of the Truma Combi 4 / Combi 6
Operator Manual.
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SHURFLO PUMP AND
ACCUMULATOR ASSEMBLY
Drive
Assembly
Valve
Assembly
2
Upper Housing
Switch Assembly
1
3
Motor
4
Pump Head
5
General Information
Winterising
Shurflo water pumps meet the essential
health and safety requirements and are in
conformity with the EU EMC directive
89/336/FEC as specified in EN 55014 (1993).
If water is allowed to freeze in the system,
serious damage to the plumbing and the
pump may occur. Failures of this type will
void the warranty. The best guarantee
against damage is to completely drain the
water system. However, non-toxic antifreeze
for fresh water, available at local RV centres,
may be used.
Shurflo realises that in many instances our
pump is being installed as a replacement
pump within an existing system. The
following guidelines should be considered to
achieve optimum pump operation.
Mounting
SHURFLO RV FRESH WATER
PUMP
INSTALLATION AND OPERATION
Shurflo’s patented RV Fresh Water Pumps for
drinking water were developed to delivery
smooth, consistent flow at all ranges of
operation, while drawing low current. The
balanced diaphragm design incorporates
precision ball bearings for long life. Each
motor is equipped with an integral thermal
breaker and all units are CE approved. RV
fresh water pumps are enclosed to prevent
incidental moisture from entering; however,
they are not intended for environment where
splashed water is present. When installed
correctly, RV Fresh Water Pumps provide
years of quiet operation.
The pump can be at the same level or below
the water tank. It may be positioned above
the water tank if needed, as it is capable or a
6 ft. (1.8m) vertical prime. Horizontal inlet
tubing will allow priming to 30 ft. (9m).
The pump should not be located in an area
of less than one cubic foot (0.03m) unless
adequate ventilation is provided. Excessive
heat may trigger the integral thermal breaker
and interrupt operation. When the
temperature drops, the breaker will
automatically reset and start the operation.
The pump may be mounted in any position.
The mounting feet are intended to isolate the
pump from the mounting surface; over
tightening, flattening, or use of oversized
screws will reduce the ability to isolate
vibration/noise.
CAUTION: Do not use Automotive
Antifreeze to winterise drinking water
systems. Such solutions are highly toxic.
Ingestion may cause serious injury or
death. To properly drain the system
perform the following:
Drain the water tank. If the tank doesn’t
have a drain valve open all taps allowing the
pump to operate (15min. ON. 15 min. OFF)
until the tank is empty.
Open all the taps (including the lowest valve
or drain in the plumbing) and allow the pump
to purge the water from the plumbing, then
turn the pump OFF.
Using a pan to catch the remaining water,
remove the plumbing at the pump’s
inlet/outlet ports. Turn the pump ON,
allowing it to operate until the water is
expelled. Turn OFF power to the pump once
the plumbing is emptied. DO not reconnect
pump plumbing. Make a note at tank filler
as a reminder: “Plumbing is Disconnected”.
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All taps must be left open to guard against
any damage.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Vibration induced by road conditions or
transporting can cause plumbing or pump
hardware to loosen. Check for system
components that are loose.
Many symptoms can be resolved by simply
tightening the hardware. Check the following
items along with other particulars of your
system.
WILL NOT PRIME/SPUTTERS:
(No discharge/motor runs)
- Is the strainer clogged with debris?
- Is there water in the tank, or has air
collected in the hot water heater?
- Is the inlet tubing/plumbing sucking in air at
plumbing connections (vacuum leak?)
- Is the inlet/outlet plumbing severely
restricted or kinked?
PUMP WILL NOT START/BLOWS CIRCUIT
- Proper voltage with the pump operating
(±10%)
- Electrical connections, fuse or breaker,
main switch and ground connection.
- For debris in pump inlet/outlet valves or
swollen/dry valves
- Is the motor hot? Thermal breaker may
have triggered; it will reset when cool.
- Pump housing for cracks or loose drive
assembly screws
- Is voltage present at the switch? Bypass
the pressure switch. Does the pump
operate?
PUMP WILL NOT SHUT-OFF/RUNS WHEN
TAP IS CLOSED:
- Charging System for correct voltage
(±10%) and good ground.
- For an open or grounded circuit, or motor;
or improved sized wire.
- For seized or locked diaphragm assembly
(water frozen?).
- Output side (pressure) plumbing for leaks,
and inspect for leaky valves or toilet
- For air trapped in outlet side (water heater)
pump head
NOISY OR ROUGH OPERATION:
- For plumbing which may have
vibrated loose
- Is the pump plumbed with rigid pipe
causing noise to transmit?
- Does the mounting feet that are loose or
are compressed too tight
- For loose pump head to motor screws
(3 long screws)
- The motor with pump head removed.
Is noise from motor or pump head?
RAPID CYCLING:
- Pressure switch shut-off adjustment
- Water filter/purifier should be on separate
feed line
- For restrictive plumbing, flow restrictors in
taps/shower heads
LEAKS FROM PUMP HEAD OR SWITCH:
- For correct voltage to pump (±10%)
- For loose screws at switch or pump head
- For loose drive assembly or pump
head screws
- Switch diaphragm ruptured or pinched
- Are the valves or internal check vale held
open by debris or is rubber swollen?
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- Pressure switch operation/adjustment
incorrect, refer to shut-off adjustment for
switch
- For punctured diaphragm if water is present
in the drive assembly
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LIMITED WARRANTY
Shurflo warrants its RV Duty Fresh Water
Pumps to be free of defects in workmanship
and materials under normal use, for two
years beginning with the purchase date of
the unit.
SHURFLO ACCUMULATOR
181-2xx
This warranty does not extend to any Shurflo
products, which have been misapplied,
improperly installed or altered outside the
Shurflo factory.
Accessories & Fittings
Shurflo’s warrants its accessories and fittings
to be free of defects in workmanship and
materials (under normal use) for one year
beginning with the purchase date of the
accessory or fitting.
This warranty does not extend to any Shurflo
products, which have been misapplied
and/or improperly installed.
All Products
Shurflo is not responsible nor will it reimburse
for labour necessary to remove and reinstall a
pump and/or fittings and accessories if found
defective.
Shurflo’s obligation under this warranty policy
is limited to the replacing or repairing
(whichever it deems advisable) any such part,
which is returned to Shurflo’s factory with
transportation charges pre-paid and which
upon Shurflo’s inspection is found
defective under the terms of this warranty.
In the majority of installations the Shurflo
pump is mounted with a Shurflo
accumulator. The Shurflo accumulator tank is
a bladder type pressure storage vessel
and/or pulsation dampening device designed
to hold water under pressure.
The accumulator tank provides additional
water storage to assist the pump in meeting
the total demands of the system. It extends
pump life by eliminating pump pulsation
on/off. The accumulator also makes small
amounts of water available at a moments
notice without cycling the pump.
To work with the 30psi pump installed, the
accumulator pressure should be set at 18psi,
+/- 5psi, and before installation the
accumulator is factory set with a pre-charge
of 20psi.
During the life of the accumulator the precharge pressure should not require frequent
adjustment, but checking the pressure
annually is advisable. The accumulator is
fitted with a Schreider valve on the top of the
chamber which allows the pre-charge
pressure to be checked and/or adjusted.
The pressure can be checked with a tyre
pressure gauge, and adjustments can be
made if necessary with a bicycle hand pump.
Please note that the pre-charge pressure of
20psi must not be exceeded for long term
storage or during system non use.
INBOARD WATER TANKS AND
ON-LINE WATER SYSTEMS
Please refer to the water system schematic
on page 39 with reference to these
instructions. Two model specific systems are
in use:
- Pressure switched systems in motorhomes
with no internal water tank as already
described.
- Pressure switched systems in motorhomes
with an internal tank, featuring a single
pump with valve arrangement to cover all
water system requirements.
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TO USE THE WATER TANK TO SUPPLY
THE TAPS:
- Check the water level gauge on the control
panel to confirm the water level within the
tank.
- Switch the pump switch to the ‘ON’
position on the control panel
If the taps are closed within the motorhome
the pump will run until the correct pressure is
attained within the plumbing system. If any
of the taps are open water will flow from
those taps as soon as the pump is switched
on, unless the system is being run for the
first time or from a drained condition.
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FLOJET AUTOMATIC WATER
SYSTEM PUMP
FEATURES
Self-Priming
Dry Running
Soft Noise Absorbing Mounts
Snap-in Port Fittings
Built-in Bypass Less Pulsation
Corrosion Resistant Materials
Meets ISO 8846
SPECIFICATIONS
Motor: Permanent Magnet, Ball Bearing
Totally Enclosed. CE Models are fully
suppressed.
Pump: Three chamber diaphragm design
Self-priming up to 9 feet suction lift; Pump
able to run dry without damage
OPERATION
With pump switch off and battery fully charged,
fill water tank, open all faucets, then turn pump
switch on. Water will begin to flow. When the
water is free of air, turn faucets off. Remember,
you are filling the water heater and pipes.
When all valves are shut-off, pump will stop.
Should pump fail to stop, turn switch off and
see the trouble shooting.
TROUBLESHOOTING
WARNING: BEFORE SERVICING PUMP,
TURN OFF PUMP AND DRAIN WATER
FROM SYSTEM!
Failure to prime
Motor operates, but no pump discharge
Restricted intake or discharge line
Air leak in intake line
Debris in pump
Punctured pump diaphragm (pump leaks)
Crack in pump housing
Motor fails to turn on
Loose wiring connection
Pump circuit has no power
Blown fuse
Pressure switch failure
Defective motor
Pulsating flow
Restricted pump delivery. Check discharge
lines, fittings and valves for clogging or
undersizing
Pump fails to turn off after all fixtures
are closed
Empty water tank
Insufficient voltage to pump (low battery)
Punctured pump diaphragm (pump leak)
Defective pressure switch
Low flow and pressure
Air leak at pump intake
Accumulation of debris inside pump
and plumbing
Worn pump bearing (excessive noise)
Punctured pump diaphragm (pump leaks_
Defective motor
SYSTEM CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Winterising
Allowing water to freeze in the system may
result in damage to the pump and
plumbing system.
Non-Toxic antifreeze for potable water may
be used with Flojet pumps. Follow
manufacturers recommendations.
Do not use automotive antifreeze to
winterise potable water systems. These
solutions are highly toxic and may cause
serious injury or death if ingested.
1. Drain the water tank (if fitted). Open tank
drain valve. You may use the pump to
drain the tank by opening all the faucets in
the system. Allow the pump to operate
until) the tank is empty. Do not operate the
pump more than 15 minutes continuously
2. Open all faucets and purge the water from
the plumbing system. Turn power to the
pump off. Be sure that all the water from
the drain lines are drained
Remove quick connect inlet and outlet
fittings from the pump and turn the pump on
to pump out remaining water from the pump
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head. Be sure to have a catch pan or a rag
under the pump to prevent water from
spilling. Turn the pump off once the plumbing
is empty. Leave the fittings disconnected
from the pump until the system is ready to be
used again. Make a note on your tank filler
that the plumbing is not connected.
Be sure that all faucets are left open to
protect against damage to the plumbing.
Sanitising
Portable water systems require periodic
maintenance to deliver a consistent flow of
fresh water. Depending on use and the
environment the system is subject to,
sanitising is recommended prior to storing
and before using the water system after a
period of storage.
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The current drain is approximately 7A to 14A
(model specific) and power is only available
when the ignition circuit is switched on. On
site, only the mains electric or gas modes
should be used.
The refrigerator can run on either 230V, 12V
or LP gas. Changing between these modes
of operation is carried out by means of the
controls on the control panel.
Caution: Only use one source of energy at
a time.
REFRIGERATORS
Before using your refrigerator for the first
time, it is advisable to wash the interior and
its accessories.
When using the refrigerator on gas ensure
that the gas isolation tap is fully open by
turning the knob to the vertical position. The
tap can generally be found inside the sink
unit or within the wardrobe (model specific).
When travelling the fridge can only be
Operated in the 12V mode.
Note: Before operating the refrigerator on
12V, it should be pre-cooled, together with
its contents, by running it on gas or 230V
for a few hours before changing over to
12V for your journey.
After initial installation, servicing or changing
gas cylinders etc., the gas lines may contain
some air which should be allowed to escape
by briefly turning on the refrigerator or other
appliances. This will ensure that the flame
lights immediately.
The flame failure device will automatically
shut off the gas to the burner if the flame is
blown out. On electric ignition versions, the
flame failure device will also shut off the gas
if the burner does not re-light within about a
minute of the flame being blown out.
DOMETIC ABSORPTION
REFRIGERATORS
You have made an excellent choice in
selecting the Dometic Absorption Refrigerator.
We are sure that you will be fully satisfied with
your new appliance in all respects.
The appliance, which works silently, meets
high quality standards and guarantees the
efficient utilisation of resources and energy
throughout its entire life cycle, during
manufacture, in use and when being
disposed of.
Before you start to use the appliance, please
read the installation and operating
instructions carefully.
The refrigerator is designed for installation in
leisure vehicles such as caravans or
motorcaravans. The appliance has been
certified for this application in accordance
with EU Gas Directive 90/396/EEC.
WARNING AND SAFETY NOTICES
Warning: Never use a naked flame to
check the appliance for leaks.
• Protect children!
• When disposing of the refrigerator,
remove all refrigerator doors and leave
the storage rack in the refrigerator. This
will prevent accidental locking in or
suffocation.
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• If you smell gas:
- close the locking tap of the gas supply
and the valve on the cylinder.
- open the windows and leave the room.
- do not switch on anything electrical.
- extinguish naked flames.
• Never open the cooling unit; it is under
high pressure.
• Work on the gas, flue system and
electrical components must only be
carried out by qualified service
personnel.
• It is imperative that the operating
pressure should correspond to the data
given on the model plate of the
appliance.
• Compare the operating pressure data
given on the model plate with the data o
the pressure monitor of the liquid gas
cylinder.
• Gas operation of the appliance is not
permitted while travelling on ferries.
• Covers ensure electrical safety and must
only be removed using a tool.
• The appliance must not be exposed to
rain.
• The refrigerator is not suitable for the
proper storage of medications.
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COOLANT
Ammonia is used as a coolant.
This is a natural compound also used in
household cleaning agents (1 litre of Salmiak
cleaner contains up to 200g of ammonia about twice as much as is used in the
refrigerator). Sodium chromate is used for
corrosion protection (1.8% of the solvent).
In the event of leakage (easily identifiable
from the unpleasant odour):
• switch off the appliance.
Your Service Centre contact numbers are
found in the "European Service Network"
booklet.
When contacting Dometic Service, please
state the model, product number and serial
number together with the MLC Code, if
applicable. You will find this information on
the data plate inside the refrigerator.
DESCRIPTION OF MODEL
Refrigerator Mobile /
Mobile Absorption Refrigerator
• air the room thoroughly.
• inform the authorised Customer Service
department.
"L" with interior light
RM 7401 L
WARRANTY AND CUSTOMER SERVICE
Warranty arrangements are in accordance
with EC Directive 44/1999/CE and the
normal conditions applicable for the country
concerned. For warranty or other servicing,
please contact our Dometic Service
department. Any damage due to improper
use is not covered by the warranty. The
warranty does not cover any modifications to
the appliance or the use of non-original
Dometic parts.
The warranty does not apply if the
installation and operating instructions are not
adhered to and no liability shall be
entertained. Parts can be ordered throughout
Europe from our Dometic Service
department.
Last digit 1 = manual energy selection
Last digit 5 = automatic and manual
energy selection
CLEANING
Before using the refrigerator, it is advisable
to clean the appliance both inside and out.
• Use a soft cloth and lukewarm water with
a mild detergent.
• Then rinse the appliance with clean water
and dry thoroughly.
• Remove dust from the refrigerator unit at
yearly intervals using a brush or soft
cloth.
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Warning: To avoid deterioration of
materials:
B. Automatic and manual energy selection
AES ( eg RM 7XX5 L)
• Do not use soap or hard, abrasive or
soda-based cleaning agents.
• When the appliance is first put into
operation, there may be a mild odour
which will disappear after a few hours.
ELECTRICAL OPERATION
12V - operation (DC)
• Do not allow the door seal to come
into contact with oil or grease.
Using the refrigerator
• The cooling unit is silent in operation.
MANUAL ENERGY SELECTION
A = energy selection switch
B = gas/electric thermostat AC/DC
C = operating displays (4 LEDs)
D = temperature setting display
E = dimmer for LED-displays
(only accessible when door opens)
Warning: The refrigerator should only
be used while the motor is running,
otherwise the on-board-battery would
be discharged within a few hours!
• Ensure the living area is well ventilated.
• The freezer compartment should be cold
about one hour after switching on the
refrigerator.
Note: The refrigerator is equipped to operate
on mains power, DC or liquid gas (propane/
butane). The desired power option is
selected by means of energy selector switch
(A). Energy selector switch (A) has four
settings: AC mains power, DC (12V), Gas
(liquid gas), OFF.
Controls
A. Manual energy selection MES
(eg RM 7XX1 L)
Appliances with automatic energy
selection have the additional setting
"AUTO".
• The refrigerator will take several hours to
reach its operating temperature in the
cooling compartment
1. Set energy selector switch (A) to 12V .
2. Operating display "C", 12V lights "green".
Appliance is in function.
OFF
A = energy selection switch
B = gas/electric thermostat AC/DC
C = operating displays (3 LEDs)
Gas
AC mains power
12V DC
Automatic energy
selection
3. Use rotary switch (B) to regulate the
temperature in the main refrigerator
compartment.
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Note: If the operating display fails to light up
( it lights up “red” at AES models ) the device
is not in operation. (See troubleshooting
section).
Mains power
This option should only be selected where
the supply voltage of the connection for
power supply corresponds to the value
specified on the data plate. Any difference in
values may result in damage to the
appliance.
3. Use rotary switch (B) to regulate the
temperature in the main refrigerator
compartment.
Note: If the operating display fails to light up
(it lights up "red" at AES models) the device
is not in operation. (For troubleshooting see
page 105)
GAS OPERATION
• The refrigerator should only be operated
using liquid gas (propane, butane). Do not
use town gas or natural gas.
• If the refrigerator is operated during travel
using gas, the precautions stipulated by
the legislation in the respective country
must be taken (in conformity with the
European standard EN 732).
1. Set energy selector switch (A) to 230V .
• Operating the refrigerator with gas is not
permitted during travel in France and
Australia.
2. Operating display "C", 230V lights
"green".
• As a basic rule, operation using gas is
prohibited in petrol stations.
Appliance is in function.
3. Set energy selector switch (A) to gas
4. Set rotary switch (B) to "MAX" position.
The ignition process is activated
automatically, accompanied by a ticking
sound approx. 30 sec. Upon successful
ignition, the display LED (C) "Gas" lights
yellow. The refrigerator is in function. Use
rotary switch (B) to regulate the temperature
in the main refrigerator compartment.
GAS FAULTS
In the event of a gas fault (e.g. gas cylinder
empty), the operating display (C) flashes
yellow.
1. Open the valve of the gas cylinder
Remedies:
2. Open the shut-off valve to the gas supply.
Set the energy selector switch (A) to
position "OFF".
1. Is there any gas in the gas bottle?
2. Is the gas bottle valve open?
3. Is the on-board shut-off valve open?
4. Set the main switch (A) to "on"
The re-ignition starts again.
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If after about 30 seconds the operating
display (C) starts flashing red again, the
gas fault has not been cleared (e.g. air in
the gas pipe).
5. Briefly switch the refrigerator off and then
on again using main switch (A).
To remove air from the gas pipes, repeat
this procedure 3-4 times.
If these actions do not help, please call an
authorised Dometic Service Centre.
AUTOMATIC ENERGY SELECTION (ONLY
WITH RM 7XX5 L)
Explanations
Upon switching on, the electronics
automatically select one of the three
possible energy types: 230V - 12V – liquid
gas. The control electronics automatically
ensure that the refrigerator is supplied with
the optimum source of energy in each
respective case.
Priority
1.)
2.)
3.)
4.)
Solar (12V DC)
230V AC
12V DC
Liquid gas
The selected energy is displayed by the
corresponding LED (i.e. 230V).
230V - operation
The LED "AUTO" illuminates.
Gas operation is selected in the following
circumstances:
• No supply voltage available.
• The vehicle engine is not running.
• Supply voltage less than 200V
In order to prevent unintended switching to
gas operation during refuelling, the electronic
system starts gas operation of the
refrigerator, after the motor has been turned
off for 15 mins. During this time the
appliance is in stand-by operation mode and
only the "AUTO" LED lights up
RM7XX5 L - models are equipped with an
"AUTO"-MATIC function.
Note: Manual operation is possible at any
time.
GAS OPERATION
Refuelling Stop
"AUTO"-OPERATION
1. Set energy selection switch (A) to position
"AUTO" .
system. This can be detected from the D+
connection of the alternator to the
electronics, or from the respective signal on
the solar charge regulator.
If sufficient supply voltage is available (more
than 200V), this power source is selected as
the first option ( no solar-system installed).
The use of naked flames is prohibited in
petrol station environments. If the
refuelling stop lasts longer than 15 mins
the refrigerator should be switched off at
the main switch (A), or switched over to
another energy type.
12V - operation
12V operation should only be selected while
the vehicle motor is running or there is
sufficient voltage available from the solar
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Gas faults at "AUTO"- mode
If gas faults occur the operating LED "C"
flashes yellow.
Additional functions (RM 7XX5 L - models
only)
• Temperature setting display (D) with 4
LED to indicate the selected temperature
(MIN - MAX)
• LED - dimmer (E) for adjusting the
brightness of the display-LED (only
accessible when door opens)
Tip: Please select the medium setting for
ambient temperatures between +15°C and
+25°C. The unit operates within its optimum
performance range.
Remedies:
Set the energy selector switch (A) to position
"OFF".
STORING FOOD
1. Is there any gas in the gas bottle?
• Switch the refrigerator on approximately
12 hours before filling it.
2. Is the gas bottle valve open?
3. Is the on-board shut-off valve open?
• Always store food in sealed containers,
aluminium foil or similar.
4. Set the main switch (A) to "on".
The ignition starts again.
• Never put hot food into the refrigerator,
always let it cool down first.
If after about 30 seconds the operating
display (C) starts flashing red again, the
gas fault has not been cleared (e.g. air in
the gas pipe).
5. Briefly switch the refrigerator off and then
on again using main switch (A).
To remove air from the gas pipes, repeat
this procedure 3-4 times.
If these actions do not help, please call an
authorised Dometic Service Centre.
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The cooling unit’s performance is influenced
by ambient temperatures.
• Products that could emit volatile,
flammable gases must not be stored in
the refrigerator.
Underneath the fascia is a knurled knob for
adjusting the brightness (see item E above).
Temperature setting cooling compartment
As shown, you are able to regulate the
temperature of the cooling compartment, if
necessary, by turning rotary knob (B).
• Store quickly perishable foods directly
next to the cooling fins.
The freezer compartment is suitable for
making ice cubes and for short-term storage
of frozen food. It is not suitable as a means
of freezing foods.
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MAKING ICE CUBES
Ice cubes are best frozen overnight. At night,
the refrigerator has less work to do and the
unit has more reserves.
1. Fill the ice cube tray with drinking water.
Only use drinking water!
2. Place the ice cube tray in the freezer
compartment.
5. Use a cloth to mop up the water from the
freezer compartment.
6. Switch the refrigerator back on again.
DOOR LOCKING
Open
Warning: The layer of ice must never be
removed forcibly, nor may defrosting be
accelerated using a heat source.
Note: Water thawing in the main
compartment of the refrigerator runs into an
appropriate container at the back of the
refrigerator. From there, the water
evaporates.
Close
POSITIONING THE STORAGE RACK
Dismantling:
DEFROSTING
As time goes by, frost builds up on the fins.
When the layer of frost is about 3mm thick,
the refrigerator should be defrosted.
1. Loosen the front
and back securing
brackets.
2. Move the storage
rack to the left and
remove it.
1. Switch off the refrigerator (see Switching
Off section).
Park-position/
vent-position
SWITCHING OFF
1. Set energy selector switch (A) to position
"0" (OFF). The appliance is now fully
switched off.
2. Remove the ice cube tray and food.
3. Leave the refrigerator door open.
4. After defrosting (freezer compartment and
fins free of frost), wipe the cabinet dry
with a cloth.
To fit the storage rack, the reverse order
applies.
2. Secure the door open by means of the
door stop. The door will be slightly ajar.
This is to prevent mould from forming
inside the appliance.
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WINTER OPERATION
3. Affix the cover and fasten it.
1. Check that the ventilation grills and the
extractor have not been blocked by snow,
leaves or similar.
2. When the ambient temperature falls
below +8°C, the optional winter covers
should be fitted. This protects the unit
from excessively cold air.
Lower ventilation grille (L200)
Switching off gas operation
If the refrigerator is to be taken out of service
for an extended period of time, the on-board
shut-off valve and the cylinder valve must be
closed.
Upper ventilation grille with flue vent
( L100)
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Tip: It is also recommended that the winter
covers should be used when the vehicle is
taken out of service for an extended period
of time.
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INTERIOR LIGHT
TROUBLESHOOTING
Changing the light bulbs
Before calling the authorised Service
Department, please check whether:
1. Remove cover.
2. Detach defective light bulb.
3. Fit new light bulb
1. The instructions in the section "Using the
refrigerator" have been followed.
2. The refrigerator is not tilted excessively.
4. Clip the cover back in place.
Note: For 12V DC : 1 light bulb 12V, 2W
Please contact Dometic Service Centres for
replacement light bulbs.
1
2
3. It is possible to operate the refrigerator
with an available power source
Failure : The refrigerator does not work in gas operation mode
Possible cause
Action you can take
Gas bottle empty.
Change gas bottle.
Is the supply cut-out device open?
Open the cut-out device.
Air in the gas pipe?
Switch device off and on again 3-4 times
to remove air from the gas pipe.
Note: The Seven Series refrigerator requires a constant 12 volt supply for the fridge to operate
on gas. Disconnecting the leisure battery will switch off the gas operation of the fridge.
3
4
Failure : The refrigerator does not work on 12V
Possible cause
Action you can take
On-board fuse defective.
Fit new fuse.
On-board battery discharged.
Check battery, charge it.
Engine not running.
Start engine.
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Failure : The refrigerator does not work on 230V
Possible cause
Action you can take
On-board fuse defective.
Fit new fuse.
No connection to supply voltage.
Establish power connection.
AES: gas operation despite connection
to the supply voltage?
Appliance switches to gas operation due to
insufficient supply voltage (automatically
switches back to 230 V operation)
Failure : The refrigerator does not cool sufficiently
MAINTENANCE
• Works on gas components and electrical
installation may only be carried out by
authorised personnel. We recommend to
contact your Dometic Service Centre.
• EN 1949 stipulates that the appliance´s
gas equipment and its associated fume
system must be inspected after
installation and a certificate issued.
Afterwards a qualified technician must
inspect according to EN 1949 every two
years and a certificate issued.
Possible cause
Action you can take
Inadequate ventilation to the unit.
Check that the ventilation grilles are not
covered.
The thermostat setting is too low.
Turn the thermostat to a higher setting.
There is too much ice on the condenser.
Check that the refrigerator door seals when
shut.
• It is recommended that the gas burner be
inspected and cleaned as necessary at
least once a year. We recommend
maintenance following an extended
shutdown of the vehicle.
Too much warm food put inside.
Let food cool down first.
PRODUCT LIABILITY
Appliance running for a short time.
Wait several hours, check again.
Product liability of Dometic GmbH does not
include damages which may arise from faulty
operation, improper alterations or intervention
in the equipment, adverse effects from the
environment such as changes in temperature
and air humidity, which may impact the
equipment itself or the direct vicinity of the
equipment or persons in the area.
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It is the user’s responsibility to arrange for
inspections after purchase.
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ENVIRONMENTAL HINTS
ENERGY SAVING TIPS
Refrigerators manufactured by Dometic
GmbH are CFC-free.
• At an average ambient temperature of
approx. 25°C, it is sufficient to operate
the refrigerator at the middle thermostat
setting (for both gas and mains voltage).
Ammonia (a natural compound of hydrogen
and nitrogen) is used in the cooling unit as a
coolant. The non-ozone-hazardous
cyclopentan is used as a propellant in the
manufacture of the PU foam insulation.
DISPOSAL
In order to ensure that the recyclable
packaging materials are re-used, these
should be sent to the usual local collection
system.
The appliance should be transferred to a
suitable waste disposal company that will
ensure re-use of the recyclable components
and proper disposal of the rest.
• Where possible, always store goods that
have previously been cooled.
• Do not position the refrigerator in direct
sunlight.
• Constant circulation of air must be
supplied to the refrigerator unit.
• Defrost regularly.
• Open the door only for a short time when
removing goods from the refrigerator.
• Run the refrigerator for about 12 hours
before filling it.
For eco-friendly draining of the coolant from
all absorber refrigeration units, a suitable
disposal plant should be used.
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THETFORD ABSORBER
REFRIGERATORS
This user information is for N80, N90, N98,
N100, N104, N109, N112, N115, N145, N150,
N175 & N180 models of Thetford absorption
refrigerators. It explains how to use your
refrigerator correctly and safely. Read the
manual carefully before using the refrigerator
for the first time to obtain a quick overview of
how to operate and use the refrigerator.
Thetford absorption refrigerators are
specially designed to store fresh and frozen
food and make ice cubes in caravans and
motorhomes. The control panel allows you to
select the preferred energy source and
cooling level. Different energy sources allow
you to use your refrigerator under different
conditions.
Thetford absorption refrigerators belong to
category C11: gas appliances that must be
installed so that the combustion area is
isolated from the living space.
To find out more about how your absorption
refrigerator works, visit the website at
www.thetford-europe.com.
PRECAUTIONS AND SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
Alerts
The following alerts are used in this user's
manual:
Warning! ‘Warning’ alerts the user to the
danger of damage to the product or to the
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user if the user fails to carry out the
described procedures carefully.
Non-observance of the procedures may
result in serious injury to the user or damage
to the product.
Caution! ‘Caution’ alerts the user to the
possibility of damage to the product if the
user fails to carry out the described
procedures carefully.
you perform any kind of maintenance
or cleaning.
Use
• Never cover the ventilation grills in the
walls of a caravan or motorhome. Good
ventilation is essential for the correct
working of the absorber system.
Important! ‘Important’ denotes
supplementary information for the user and
alerts the user to potential problems.
• Water in the ventilation grating can result in
damage to the refrigerator. Therefore, we
advise that you put the winter cover over
the ventilation gratings prior to washing
your vehicle.
Warnings
• Never expose the refrigerator to rain.
• This refrigerator must be installed
according to the manufacturer's
instructions and in compliance with local
and national regulations.
• Never operate the refrigerator by gas while
driving. If a road accident results in fire,
there is a risk of explosion.
• Read this manual carefully before you start
to use your refrigerator.
• You smell gas:
• Always consult the warnings before you
perform any maintenance or gas checks.
- extinguish any naked flames;
Repairs/maintenance
• Never open or damage the cooling system.
The cooling system is pressurised and
contains substances harmful to health.
• Never attempt to repair gas, extractor or
electrical parts yourself. They must be
repaired by a qualified service engineer.
Contact the Customer Service department
of Thetford for a list of qualified parties.
• Always switch off the refrigerator before
What to do if...
- close the valve of the gas bottle;
- do not switch on any electrical devices or
lighting;
- open the windows and leave the room;
- contact the Customer Service department
of Thetford.
• You suspect a leak in the cooling system:
- switch off the refrigerator;
- extinguish any naked flames;
- provide sufficient ventilation;
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- contact the Customer Service department
of Thetford.
ABOUT YOUR REFRIGERATOR
Your refrigerator has a cold space and a
freezer compartment. After starting up the
refrigerator, allow it to cool for at least eight
hours before placing any food in it.
Cold space
The cooling fins are located on the inside of
your refrigerator. The absorption system
uses the cooling fins to withdraw heat from
the refrigerator. Therefore, never place
plastic or paper over the cooling fins. Air
must be able to circulate freely through the
refrigerator so that heat can be extracted.
Important! Do not cover the cooling fins
at the back of the refrigerator with
plastic or paper. The refrigerator cools
optimally when air is allowed to move
freely through the refrigerator.
To limit frosting on the cooling fins:
Fitting racks
Securing products for driving
Inside your refrigerator there are two or
three storage racks. You can adjust the
racks to a convenient height by means of a
simple click system:
The fitting racks in your refrigerator have a
system for you to secure products while
driving. The system consists of a simple
click-and-slide plastic strip.
• click the plastic bracket to the right short
side of the rack;
To secure products on the rack while driving,
push the plastic strip as tightly as you can
against the products on the rack. In the
storage space on the inside of the
refrigerator door, there are two unique
Thetford bottle slides (see illustration) The
slides prevent bottles from sliding around
during driving. Push the slide against the
products in the door or place the products
between the bottle slide.
• turn the bracket into the horizontal position
and insert the rack tipped in a sloping
position into the refrigerator;
• place the short side without bracket into
one of the grooves on the left wall of the
refrigerator;
• place the short side with bracket in the
corresponding groove on the right wall of
the refrigerator;
• turn the bracket downwards to fix it into
the groove.
To move a rack, turn the bracket upwards
and remove the rack. Place the rack at the
required height in the way described above.
- always cover liquid foods before placing
them in the refrigerator;
- always let hot food cool before placing it in
the refrigerator;
- never keep the refrigerator open longer
than necessary.
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Door locking mechanism
The refrigerator door has an automatic
locking mechanism. The door locks
automatically when you press it shut firmly.
This automatic locking mechanism also
keeps the refrigerator door shut during
driving. For some models an additional
security device is fitted below the refrigerator.
By pushing the locking bar over the pin when
the door is closed, you can be sure that the
door does not open during your journey.
Freezer compartment Important!
- The freezer compartment is unsuitable
as a means of freezing food, the freezer
will maintain the temperature of already
frozen food
If you are not going to use the refrigerator for
a prolonged period of time, you can use the
special storage latch of the door locking
mechanism (see illustration below) to prevent
odours. Rotate the hook through 90 degrees
and lock it in place using the strike plate.
Igniting and starting your refrigerator
Manual ignition: ILLUSTRATION 5
A = Energy source selector switch
B = Thermostat
C = Flame meter
D = Manual ignition (piezo electric ignition)
Electric ignition: ILLUSTRATION 6
A = Energy source selector switch
B = Thermostat
C = Flame meter
- Use only drinking water to make ice cubes.
- Do not place any other products in the
freezer compartment when you are making
ice cubes.
DELUX REFRIGERATORS OPERATION
(control panel illustrations 5 and 6)
A. The refrigerator can be powered by the
mains (230V), direct current (12V) or liquid
gas. Select the energy source that you want
by means of the energy source selector
switch (A). The switch has four settings:
- direct current (DC) (12V)
- mains supply (230V)
- gas
- switched off
• it is recommended to clean the inside of
the refrigerator before you switch it on.
B. The thermostat controls the refrigerator
temperature when the refrigerator is
- Water freezes fastest with the thermostat at
the highest setting.
Tip! Make ice cubes at night when your
refrigerator has more spare capacity.
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• Let the refrigerator cool for at least eight
hours before you place food in it for the
first time.
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powered from the mains (230 V) or gas. The
refrigeration level is indicated by the dots
(the bigger the dot, the colder the setting).
C. The flame meter shows whether the
flame is alight. The flame is alight when
the red needle of the meter moves into
the green area.
D. Pressing the manual (piezo electric)
starter produces a spark that ignites the
flame in the burner.
Electrical operation
The refrigerator can be powered by
electricity in two ways:
• DC (12V): Set the energy source selector
switch (A) to
the refrigerator will now
be powered by the battery of your car
or camper.
Important! - Always use the gas
connection or mains voltage to start up the
refrigerator for the first time and to cool it.
Powering from the battery of your vehicle is
suitable only for maintaining the
temperature of the refrigerator and its
contents once it has been refrigerated.
• When powered by a vehicle battery (12V)
the refrigerator works without temperature
control (i.e. constant operation).
• Mains voltage (230V): set the power
selector switch (A) to
• Set the temperature by means of the
thermostat, rotary switch (B). (The bigger
the dot, the colder the setting).
Powering with gas
WARNING! - FLAMMABLE MATERIAL
MUST BE KEPT AWAY FROM THE
REFRIGERATOR.
• For selection of gas type, see the
information plate inside your refrigerator.
gas taps.
• Set the thermostat (B) to the highest level
(the biggest dot)
• Set the energy source selector switch
(A) to
• Ignite the gas flame:
Manual ignition
• For the pressure regulator model, see the
information plate inside your refrigerator.
• Press the thermostat (B), and keep it
depressed.
• The type of gas container and its location
must be in compliance with the most
recent regulations. Ensure that the unit is
installed in a location with good ventilation
and make sure that the ventilation
openings in the gas container storage
location remain open.
• Press the button for manual ignition several
times at intervals of between 1 and 2
seconds.
• The changing of the gas container must be
done outside in the open air and out of
reach of any possible sources of ignition.
WARNING! Never keep the thermostat
depressed for longer than 30 seconds.
If a flame does not appear, wait at least
five minutes before trying again. If you fail
to observe this rule, there may be an
accumulation of gas creating the risk of
fire or explosion.
• It is prohibited to use gas to power the
refrigerator while you are driving. If a road
accident results in fire, there is a danger
of explosion.
• Release the thermostat when the indicator
of the flame meter enters the green area. If
it does not enter the green area, repeat the
previous step.
• You are strongly advised not to use gas to
power the refrigerator while you are driving.
If a road accident results in fire, there is a
danger of an explosion
• Set the desired refrigeration level by means
of the thermostat (B). (The bigger the dot,
the colder the setting)
• You are strongly advised not to use gas to
power the refrigerator in the vicinity of
petrol stations.
• Press the thermostat (B) and keep
it depressed.
• Open the valve of the gas bottle and the
Electrical ignition (illustration 6)
• Ignition takes place automatically. You will
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hear a ticking noise. If ignition was
successful, the noise will stop and the flame
meter will turn green. Release the thermostat.
supplied with the SES system, which allows
the consumer to switch the refrigerator in
If none of the energy sources are available,
the blue LED flashes every second and an
error code is shown on the display.
• If the flame goes out, ignition will be
repeated automatically.
• Set the desired refrigeration level by means
of the thermostat (B). (The bigger the dot,
the colder the setting)
Switching off the refrigerator
A = Main switch (on/off)
B = Mode selection switch
C = cooling level switch
D = Display LED
• Set the energy source selector
switch (A) to
• The refrigerator is now completely
switched off.
• Use the special storage latch on the door
locking mechanism to stop the door from
closing. This prevents unpleasant odours
and mould in the refrigerator.
Important! If you are not going to use the
refrigerator for a prolonged period, close
the valve of the gas bottle and the gas taps.
AUTO mode which allows the refrigerator to
automatically select the best power source.
Smart Energy Selection (SES)
When you start up a refrigerator equipped
with Smart Energy Selection (SES) you
should usually select the AUTO mode. The
SES system will then automatically select the
best of the three available energy sources.
The system will apply the following priority:
- mains voltage (230V)
PREMIUM LCD REFRIGERATOR
OPERATION (control panel, illustration 7)
• It is recommendable to clean the inside of
the refrigerator before you switch on the
refrigerator.
• Let the refrigerator run for at least eight
hours before you place food in it for the
first time.
There are two types of LCD refrigerators:
Electric and Automatic. Automatic LCD are
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generate an error message while an
alternative energy source is still available.
The SES system switches over automatically.
- direct current (12V)
- liquid gas
If an energy source becomes available that
has a higher priority than the source the
refrigerator is currently using (e.g. if your
vehicle engine is started), the system will stop
using the current energy source and switch to
the energy source with the higher priority.
If a fault occurs in one or more of the
possible energy sources, the system will not
Automatic modes additionally allow you to
select the desired energy source manually.
Switching on the refrigerator
Important! The memory of the SES system
saves every change made to the setting.
Consequently, the SES system will start up
on each subsequent occasion in the lastselected setting.
Illustration 7
A = Main switch (on/off)
B = Mode selection switch
C = cooling level selection switch
D = Function LED
E = LCD display
F = Divider heater switch
1. Open the valve of the gas bottle.
2. Open the taps of the gas supply.
3. Press main switch (A). The function LED
will turn blue and all symbols on the LCD
display will light up.
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4. Use the mode selection (B) switch to select
the ‘Auto’ function or one of the power
supplies that you want. The LCD display
will show the option you have selected.
5. Set the desired refrigerating cooling level
by means of the cooling level selection
switch (C). The LCD will show the cooling
level setting you have selected.
C. Use the cooling level selector switch to
control the temperature of the refrigerator.
When you press the cooling level selector
switch, the LCD backlight will light up
and show the currently set temperature.
Every time you press the cooling level
selector switch you set the refrigerator
one position cooler.
A. Use the main switch to switch the
refrigerator on and off. The function LED
will turn blue. The display LCD shows the
most recent settings. After 10 seconds
the LCD displays backlight will go out.
The function LED remains blue.
On reaching the coldest temperature, the
system will start again at the warmest
temperature setting. Ten seconds after
release of the cooling level selector
switch, the system will switch off the
LCD backlight.
B. Press the mode selector switch and the
display LCD display backlight will show
the setting for 10 seconds. Pressing the
mode selector switch successive times
take you through the menu in the
following sequence AUTO, manual DC
(12V), manual gas, manual mains voltage
(230V) and back to AUTO. Select either
the AUTO option or one of the other
power supplies that you want to use. The
LCD display shows the option you have
selected. If you select the AUTO option,
the system will choose the most suitable
power supply and the AUTO symbol and
the symbol of the power supply chosen
by the system will both be shown on the
LCD display. Ten seconds after release of
the mode selector switch, the system will
switch off the LCD backlight.
D. Only the N145 and the N 150 fridges have
a divider heater. By heating the metal plate
between the freezer and the fridge cabinet,
the divider heater prevent the ice forming
when the freezer door is opened and also
prevents the freezer door from freezing
stuck to the metal breaker of the fridge. To
save energy the divider heater can be
switched off. The switch can be found on
the side control panel near the latch
Powering with electricity
Powering with electricity can be selected
both by the Auto mode (only Automatic
fridges) and manually.
Mains voltage (230V):
This energy source will be selected if the
mains voltage is greater than 200V. This
power supply requires a continuous current of
12V to operate the electronic control system.
Direct current (12V):
E. The SES system will select 12V powering
only if a mains voltage (230V) is
unavailable, the vehicle engine is running
and a voltage higher than 11V is available.
If a fault occurs during electrical powering
(230V or 12V), an error message will not be
shown on the display as long as another
energy source is available. The system will
automatically switch to the available
energy source that has the highest priority.
Selecting electrical power manually Mains
voltage (230V):
The LED on the main switch warns you
whenever insufficient voltage is available or if
a fault occurs. If this happens, the LED will
start flashing once per second and an error
code is shown on the LED display.
When sufficient current is available again, or
the fault has been resolved, the LED will emit
a steady blue light again.
Direct current (12V):
• Always use a gas connection or mains
voltage to start up the refrigerator for the
first time and to cool it. Powering from the
battery of your vehicle is suitable only for
maintaining the temperature and its
contents once it has been refrigerated.
The LED warns you whenever your vehicle's
engine is not running, or if a fault occurs, or
if insufficient voltage is available. If this
happens, the LED will start flashing once per
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second and an error code is shown on the
LCD display.
Once the engine is running, or the fault has
been resolved, or sufficient voltage is
available again, the LED will again emit a
steady blue light.
Note: If the refrigerator has been manually
set to operate at 12V, it will not
automatically switch to another energy
source when your vehicle's engine is not
running. In this case, the refrigerator will
stop cooling.
Powering with gas
Powering with gas can be selected both by
the Auto mode (only Automatic fridges)
and manually.
WARNING! FLAMMABLE MATERIAL
MUST BE KEPT AWAY FROM THE REAR
OF THE REFRIGERATOR.
• For selection of gas type, see the
information plate inside your refrigerator.
• For the pressure regulator model, see the
information plate inside your refrigerator
and the table in the Thetford user
instructions.
• The type of gas container and its location
must be in compliance with the most
recent regulations. Ensure that the unit is
installed in a location with good ventilation
and make sure that the ventilation
openings in the gas container storage
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location remain open.
• The changing of the gas container must be
done outside in the open air and out of
reach of any possible sources of ignition.
• It is prohibited to use gas to power the
refrigerator while you are driving.
• If a road accident results in fire, there is a
danger of explosion
• It is prohibited to use gas to power the
refrigerator in the vicinity of petrol stations.
Auto mode
The system will select gas operation if:
- mains voltage (230V) is unavailable;
- the vehicle's engine is not running.
Once mains voltage (230V) is available again
or the vehicle's engine is running, the system
will switch to the available energy source
that has the highest priority if in the Auto
mode. If the refrigerator switches from 12V
DC to gas operation when it is in auto mode,
the system will wait for about 15 minutes
before igniting the gas. During this time,
however, the gas indicator lamp will come
on. The delay is built in to avoid it switching
to gas operation whenever you stop to refuel
your vehicle. You can cancel the delay by
immediately switching the refrigerator off and
then on again.
If the system selects gas operation, the
ignition will be activated automatically. The
gas will flow to the burner and be lit by the
electric ignition. If the flame goes out, the
gas will immediately be lit again.
Selecting gas operation manually
If the flame cannot be lit within 30 seconds,
the gas supply will stop and gas mode will
be switched off. The LED will start flashing
every second and an error code is shown on
the LCD display.
The gas mode can be reset only if the
refrigerator is switched off. If you switch the
refrigerator on again and the gas mode is
still not working, the LED of the manual gas
mode will flash to indicate that gas is
unavailable and an error code is shown on
the LCD display
IMPORTANT! It is prohibited to use gas to
power the refrigerator while you are
driving. If a road accident results in a fire,
there is a danger of explosion. It is
prohibited to use gas to power the
refrigerator in the vicinity of petrol stations.
If it takes longer than 15 minutes to refuel
your vehicle, you should switch the
refrigerator off using the main switch (A).
Switching off the refrigerator
• Push the main switch (A).
• The blue LED will go out
• The refrigerator is now completely
switched off.
• Use the special storage latch on the door
locking mechanism to stop the door from
closing. This prevents unpleasant odours
and mould in the refrigerator.
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N180
Defrosting
The N180 is the first absorption fridge with
three temperature zones. A freezer
compartment (up to -180 C). A normal cold
section (approx 50 C) and a new cool section
(approx 130 C) situated above the freezer
compartment in the N180. This new cool
section is ideal to store non-perishable
products that are best stored in a cool place,
like wine, butter, chocolate and bottled water.
Frost will gradually build up on the
condenser of the refrigerator. You should
defrost the refrigerator as soon as the frost
layer is about 3 mm thick. Frost reduces the
refrigerating capacity and life of your
refrigerator.
MAINTENANCE
Regular maintenance is necessary to ensure
the correct functioning of your refrigerator.
Cleaning
Tip! A good time to clean your refrigerator is
straight after you have defrosted it.
• Clean the refrigerator with a soft cloth and
mild detergent.
• Dust the refrigerator with a soft, moistened
cloth.
• Use a brush or soft cloth to remove once a
year any dust from the condenser at the
inside of the refrigerator.
Important! Do not use soap or aggressive
detergents that are abrasive
or soda-based.
• The removable interior components of the
refrigerator are not dishwasher proof.
refrigerator. Pull at the piece of paper. If you feel
resistance, the refrigerator door closes properly.
If you feel no resistance, the door does not
close properly. Perform this test regularly on all
four sides of the refrigerator door.
If you find that the door does not close
properly, check whether the door locking
• Remove the ice cube tray and all food.
mechanism keeps the door properly shut.
• Switch off the refrigerator.
Winter operation
• Leave the refrigerator door open.
If you use the refrigerator when the outdoor
temperature is below 8°C, install the
• Place dry towels in the refrigerator to
absorb the water.
• Place trays containing hot water in the
freezer compartment.
• After defrosting (when the freezer
compartment and condenser are frost-free),
remove the towels and the water trays and
use a cloth to dry off the refrigerator.
• Switch the refrigerator on again in the way
described in section 4.1/5.2 (“Igniting and
starting your refrigerator”).
Important! Do not use force or sharp
objects to remove frost.
• Do not try to accelerate defrosting by using
(for example) a hairdryer.
Thetford vent winter/storage on the
ventilation grills. The cover protects your
refrigerator from excessively cold air. The
winter cover is a
refrigerator accessory obtainable from your
caravan dealer.
Tip! It is advisable to use the winter/storage
cover if you are not going to use the vehicle
for a long period of time.
IMPORTANT: Do not use the
winter/storage cover in temperatures
greater than 8ºC as this can damage the
cooling unit at the rear of the fridge.
Remove the covers & re-fit when placing
the vehicle back into storage.
Door locking mechanism
Maintenance of gas equipment
Frost will form in the refrigerator if the door is
not closed properly. To determine whether the
door closes properly, close the door with a
piece of paper between the door and the
A qualified service engineer must maintain
and inspect gas and electrical equipment. It
is advisable to have this maintenance work
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performed by a customer service centre.
Contact the Customer Service department of
Thetford for a list of qualified parties.
Important! European laws covering gas
appliances and extractors prescribe
observance of the following rules (which
are the user’s responsibility):
• appliances that run on liquid gas must be
inspected before being used for the first
time and every year thereafter.
• keep the refrigerator clean (see section 7.1,
‘Cleaning’);
• Leave the door of the refrigerator ajar
using the special door closure hook
(storage position)
• defrost the refrigerator as often as is
necessary (see section 7.2, ‘Defrosting’);
• Place the winter protection on the
ventilation grill.
• check the door closing mechanism
regularly (see section 7.3, ‘Door locking
mechanism’);
TROUBLESHOOTING
following checklist regularly:
• make sure that the ventilation grills are
not blocked;
• the gas burner must be cleaned at least
once a year or more frequently if necessary.
• Regularly clean the ventilation grills.
• If a gas hose is used, it must be checked
annually. This hose has a limited life and,
thus, must be regularly replaced. Check the
hose regularly for cracks, splits and ageing.
If in doubt, replace the hose. Pay attention
to the maximum life of the hose and replace
it in time, as advised by the manufacturer or
in conformance with local regulations.
The vent has a vent screen to prevent bugs
from entering the combustion area of the
refrigerators. These vents need to be
cleaned regularly to insure a good airflow.
When the refrigerator performs poor because
of external circumstances such as extreme
ambient temperatures, the vents can be
removed to improve the airflow and improve
the cooling performance of the refrigerators.
• For replacement, a gas hose approved in
accordance with the local regulations must
be used. Position the hose so that it can
rotate, is not kinked, and will allow no
bends to occur.
• Due to the limited life of the gas hose, it
must be installed so that replacement
is possible.
Maintenance checklist
This refrigerator will give you many years of
trouble-free use if you simply run through the
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Vent screen
Storage
If you do not expect to use your refrigerator
for a lengthy period, carry out the
following actions:
• Remove all food
• Switch off the refrigerator
• Clean the refrigerator as described in
Section 7.1 ‘Cleaning’
• Shut off the gas tap to the refrigerator
If your refrigerator does not refrigerate
properly or will not start, run through the
following checklist. If this fails to solve the
problem, please contact the TRUMA
Customer Service Department in your
country (see the addresses at the back of
the user manual).
- Check whether you have followed the
instructions in chapters 4 or 5 (“Switching on
the refrigerator”).
- Check whether the refrigerator is on a level
surface.
- Check whether the refrigerator can be used
with an available energy source.
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CHECKLIST
Problem
Possible cause
Action you can take
Refrigerator will not work on gas
a) Gas bottle is empty
a) Replace the gas bottle.
Refrigerator will not work on 12V DC
a) 12V fuse is defective.
a) Fit a new fuse (Camper- fuse box of
camper. Car -fuse box of car)
b) Battery is empty.
b) Test the battery and charge it.9.3
Problem: refrigerator will not refrigerate
sufficiently
Refrigerator will not work on gas
a) Gas bottle is empty
a) Replace the gas bottle.
Refrigerator will not refrigerate sufficiently
a) Insufficient ventilation for the refrigerator.
a) Check whether the ventilation grills
are covered.
b) Thermostat set too low.
b) Increase the setting of the thermostat.
c) Too much ice on the condenser.
c) Check whether the refrigerator door shuts
properly and defrost the refrigerator.
d) Too much hot food stored.
d) Let the food cool off first. simultaneously.
e) Gas burner is dirty.
e) Have the gas burner cleaned.
f) Door does not shut properly.
f) Check the door closing mechanism.
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Control panel Diagnostics
Refrigerators with a LCD control panel have a
special diagnostics area which displays an
error code if there is a fault.
Action: Contact your dealer or a Thetford
Service Centre.
• Fault 11: No energy source is available and
control is in AUTO mode.
• Fault 8: AC mains supply is 20%
below nominal.
Action: Your controls are in AUTO mode, but
no energy source is available. Start
the engine, connect the 230V supply
or open the gas supply and reset the
refrigerator by turning it of and on
again.
• Fault 2: DC heater current is measured to
be 75% below nominal current.
Action: Your controls are in manual
AC mode, but there is no
power available.
Check if you plugged in the 230V
connection, if so the voltage supply
on the 230V connection is to low,
contact the power supplier.
Action: Contact your dealer or a Thetford
Service Centre.
• Fault 9: Gas lockout because flame fails to
ignite after 30 seconds.
• Fault 3: AC heater is ON when it should
be OFF.
Action: Your controls are in manual gas
mode, but the flame fails to ignite.
Check if your gas cylinder is empty
or if one of the shut-off valves is
closed. Select another energy
source. Reset the fridge 3 or 4 times
in gas-mode until flame ignites.
Contact your dealer or a Thetford
Service Centre if problem isn’t
resolved.
• Fault 1: AC heater current is measured to
be 75% below nominal current.
Action: Contact your dealer or a Thetford
Service Centre.
Action: Contact your dealer or a Thetford
Service Centre.
• Fault 4: DC heater is ON when it should
be OFF.
Action: Contact your dealer or a Thetford
Service Centre.
• Fault 5: Senses flame when gas should
be OFF.
Action: Contact your dealer or a Thetford
Service Centre.
• Fault 6: Senses gas output terminal ON
when should be OFF.
Action: Contact your dealer or a Thetford
Service Centre.
• Fault 7: Senses gas output terminal OFF
when should be ON.
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• Fault 10: No “engine running” signal is
present and control is in Manual
DC mode.
Action: Your controls are in manual DC
mode and the engine of your vehicle
is not running. The refrigerator can
only cool on 12V when the engine of
your vehicle is running. Start the
engine or select a different energy
mode.
• Fault 12: Contact your dealer or a Thetford
Service Centre.
• Fault 13: Thermistor fails; control
automatically switches to Backup
mode (BOS).
Action: Check if the connector above the fin
on the inside of the cabinet is
correctly plugged in. If so contact
your dealer or a Thetford Service
Centre.
• Fault 14: Display Board and Power board
lost communication with each
other.
Action: Contact your dealer or a Thetford
Service Centre.
• Fault 18: No fault, only lighting all LCD
segments on start-up.
Action: Wait a few seconds for the fridge to
start up normally.
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STOVES HOBS, GRILLS AND
OVENS
PLEASE READ THE MANUFACTURER’S
INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE OPERATING THE
APPLIANCE
WARNING: When you are cooking it is
essential to provide additional ventilation
such as opening windows near the grill,
cooker and oven.
WARNING: When using cooking or
heating appliances, surfaces and handles
may become hot. Care should be taken
and if necessary hand protection used.
WARNING: Extra care should be taken
when accessing the locker above the hob
especially whilst the hob is in use.
Always be aware when opening the
locker door objects could fall out onto
cooking pans causing injury.
BURNER IGNITION
The hotplate lid must be open for the
hotplate, grill or oven burners to ignite.
The ignition should not be operated for more
than 15 seconds. If, after 15 seconds the
burner has not lit, stop operating the ignition,
open the compartment door and wait at least
1 minute before attempting to ignite the
burner.
In the event of the burner flames being
accidentally extinguished, turn off the burner
control and do not attempt to re-light the
burner for at least 1 minute.
SPARE PARTS
When ordering spare parts, please give the
following information so the appliance can be
correctly identified:
1. The name of the appliance from the facia,
and its colour.
2. The model number and the serial number
of the appliance (from the data badge).
BE SAFE - NOT SORRY
Warning: Good ventilation is essential to the
continuing safe operation of all gas
appliances. Do not allow any ventilation
openings to become accidentally or
deliberately blocked.
Keep all flammable materials (such as
curtains, furnishings, towels and clothing)
away from the appliance.
Parts of the appliance may be hot during or
immediately after use. Allow sufficient time
for the appliance to cool after switching off.
Do not use aluminium foil to cover the grill
pan, or put items wrapped in foil under the
grill as this can create a fire hazard.
Do not use the oven with the door inner
glass panel removed (glass oven doors only).
If the cooker has a storage compartment
below the oven, this should only be used to
store oven furniture. Do not store any
flammable materials in this compartment.
When cooking with fat or oil, never leave
unattended.
Turn pan handles inwards so they are out of
reach of children and cannot be caught
accidentally.
Glass lids may shatter when heated, turn off
all burners before shutting the lid.
Models without ignition button: For safety
reasons, we recommend the use of a hand
held spark ignitor or gas lighter to ignite the
burner, rather than a match or taper, which
could allow burning debris to fall behind the
appliance.
When you have finished cooking, check
that all controls are in the off position.
When opening the appliance door, take care
to avoid skin contact with any steam which
may escape from the cooking.
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Ignition - Push in the control knob and turn
anticlockwise to the large flame symbol.
Keep the knob depressed, and press the
ignition button (if fitted), or use a hand held
spark ignitor or gas lighter. The knob must
be held in for 15-20 seconds before
releasing.
ELECTRIC HOTPLATES
Stoves Hob
THE HOB
Caution:
• Do not use foil on the hob, as it creates a
fire hazard
• Glass lids may shatter when heated, turn
off all burners before shutting the lid
Before using for the first time, prime the
hotplate - switch it on without a pan to
harden and burn off the coating. Use a
medium-high setting for 3 - 5 minutes. A
non-toxic smoke may occur.
To switch on, turn the hotplate control knob
to the required setting.
The high speed hotplate ring (if fitted) is
identified by its central red spot - this ring
has a faster response time.
To light the grill
Push in the control knob and turn
anticlockwise to the large flame symbol.
Keep the knob depressed, and press the
ignition button (if fitted), or use a hand held
spark ignitor or gas lighter. The knob must
be held in for 15-20 seconds before
releasing.
Detachable grill handle (if supplied)
Place the handle (shield uppermost) over the
edge of the grill pan at the recess and slide
along to position centrally between the two
locater bumps. To remove the handle, place
the grill pan down, and lift the handle slightly
as you slide it along the recess.
Using the grill
Push in the grill pan until it locates centrally
under the grill burner
There are three different grilling positions as
the trivet can be inverted to give a high or
low position or it may be removed.
• Note: When positioning the pan support,
ensure that the fingers are central to the
burners (Fig 1).
THE GRILL
Always use the most appropriate size of
burner for the pan you wish to use. Use
pans with a flat base of minimum 100mm/4
ins diameter, and maximum 200mm/8 ins
diameter, which are stable in use. Avoid old
or misshapen pans as these may cause
instability.
• Caution: When the grill is being used,
accessible parts may be hot; young
children should be kept away.
• Never cover the grill pan or grid with
cooking foil, or allow fat to build up in the
grill pan as this creates a fire hazard.
3. With the trivet removed the food is placed
directly on the base of the grill pan, eg
when cooking dishes such as whole fish.
Important: Any spillage of liquid should be
cleaned away immediately to reduce the risk
of fluid entering the appliance.
• Keep all flammable material away from the
appliance.
Always preheat the grill for 3 minutes for
best results.
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• Note: The door must be open when the
grill is used.
1. The high trivet position is suitable for
toasting bread.
2. The low trivet position is suitable for
grilling all types of meat.
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• Keep all flammable material away from
the appliance.
To light the oven
1. Open the oven door and turn the control
knob anticlockwise to the required gas
mark. Push in and hold in the control
knob, and either press the ignition button
(if fitted) or use a hand held spark ignitor
or gas lighter.
2. Once the burner has lit, close the oven
door and hold the knob in for 15-20
seconds.
3. If the flame goes out, the flame sensing
device cuts off the gas supply to the
burner. To light the oven again, wait for
3 minutes then repeat the above
procedure.
When you have finished grilling, check the
control knob is in the off position
THE OVEN
Caution: When you are cooking, keep
children away from the vicinity of the
oven.
• Important: A safety device stops the
ignition being used when the oven door is
closed.
• Do no use foil on the oven shelves as this
creates a fire hazard, and can hinder
circulation of heat.
To turn off - Push in the control knob and
turn clockwise.
Preheating
The oven must be preheated for 10 minutes
when reheating frozen or chilled food, and
we recommend preheating for all yeast
mixtures, batters, soufflés and whisked
sponges.
Using the oven
The shelf positions in the oven can be
altered. If you prefer darker cooked results,
cook on a higher shelf. For paler results use
a lower shelf.
The cake tray and roasting tin that are
supplied with this appliance are the largest
which can be used for good results and even
baking. Extra shelves, tins or trays can be
ordered from your supplier.
Place food items on the tray and position the
tray on the centre of the shelf, leaving one
clear shelf position between shelves to allow
for circulation of air.
CLEANING
Caution: Any cleaning agent used
incorrectly may damage the appliance.
Always let the appliance cool before
cleaning.
Some cooking operations generate a
considerable amount of grease. This
combined with spillage can become a hazard
if allowed to accumulate on the appliance
through lack of cleaning. In extreme cases
this may amount to misuse of the appliance
and could invalidate your guarantee.
Do not use caustic pastes, abrasive cleaning
powders, coarse wire wool or any hard
implements as they will damage the
surfaces.
All parts of the appliance can be safely
cleaned with a cloth wrung out in hot soapy
water.
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Burner caps and heads
Important: Allow burners to cool before
cleaning.
Caution: Hotplate burners can be damaged
by soaking, automatic dishwashers (or
dishwater powders/liquids), caustic pastes,
hard implements, coarse wire wool and
abrasive cleaning pastes.
For the burners to work safely, the slots in
the burner head, where the flames burn,
need to be kept clear of deposit. Clean with
a nylon brush, rinse and dry thoroughly.
Clean with a mild cream cleaner eg Cif, or
use a moist soapy Brillo pad.
Note: Fixed burners (if fitted): Some versions
incorporate fixed burners. These burners
are secured to the hob with 2 screws. Fixed
burners must be cleaned whilst in position.
Make sure that the gap between the burner
and the hotplate does not become blocked
with grease.
Glass parts (if fitted)
DOOR PANELS, FACIA PANEL,
HOTPLATE LID
When replacing the glass panel, hold it level
and straight with the grooves in the door
trims before sliding back in.
Painted, plastic and gold coloured parts
DOOR FRAME & HANDLES, CONTROL
KNOBS
Only use a clean cloth wrung out in hot
soapy water.
Vitreous enamel parts
GRILL PAN, HEATGUARD, OVEN/GRILL
COMPARTMENT(S), HOB SPILLAGE WELL,
PAN SUPPORTS
Use a mild cream cleaner. Look for one that
has the Vitreous Enamel Council's
recommendation seal, eg Cif.
Chrome plated parts (Fig 1)
GRILL GRID, SHELVES, SHELF RUNNERS
Do no use abrasives or polishes. Use a
moist soap pad, eg Brillo. Shelf runners can
be removed for cleaning. Grasp the runners
and slide out of the hanging holes as shown
in fig 1.
Do not use abrasive cleaners or polishes.
Use a mild cream cleaner, eg Cif. Rinse
thoroughly and dry with a soft cloth.
The inner door glass panel can be removed
for cleaning. Open the door wide, hold the
bottom and top edges and slide out.
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Fig. 1 Chrome
Plated Parts
Stainless steel surfaces
(stainless steel models only)
Only use a clean cloth wrung out in hot
soapy water, and dry with a soft cloth. Do
not use undiluted bleach or any products
containing chlorides as they can
permanently damage the steel.
Some foods are corrosive, eg vinegar, fruit
juices and salt, and they can mark or
damage stainless steel if they are left on the
surface for any length of time. Wipe any
spillage immediately.
Sharp objects can mark the surface of
stainless steel but will become less
noticeable with time.
Electric hotplates
Important: Ensure that elements are
switched off and cool before cleaning
For normal cleaning use a clean damp cloth.
For heavy cleaning, use a clean damp cloth
or scouring pad with a cream cleaner.
Follow the circular grooved pattern on the
hotplate. Rinse off any cleansing agent
thoroughly, then switch on to a low-medium
setting for few minutes to dry. When
cleaning take care to avoid the red dot on
the high speed hotplate (if fitted).
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EXTRACTOR HOOD 524
1 Operating panel
2 Light
3 Filter holder with grease filter
The extractor hood 524 serves to extract
water vapour from cooking areas in caravans
or campers. The integrated halogen lamps (2)
serve to illuminate the work surface.
The fan and the lighting (2) can be switched
independently via the operating panel (1). At
the same time. The integrated grease filter (3)
prevents the extraction system from being
contaminated from inside.
SAFETY INFORMATION,
Replacing the lamps
Replacing the grease filter
Lamp type: max. 10W /12V halogen with UVStop
To replace the filter, proceed according to
figures 8 & 9.
Always switch off the lights before replacing
the lamps! The lamps get very hot during
operation. There is a risk of being burnt. Wait
until the lamp has cooled down.
Flip the front part of the grease filter
downwards.
There is a risk of injury if the lamp is broken.
Remove the remainder of the lamp using
suitable tools only.
Replacing or cleaning the grease filter
Pull it out towards you.
Remove the filter holder
You can now exchange the filter. Fix the new
filter in place with the filter holder. Finally,
reinstall the filter unit in the reverse order
Flip the front part of the grease filter
downwards.
Pull it out towards you.
Remove the filter holder
You can now exchange the filter. Fix the new
filter in place with the filter holder. Finally,
reinstall the filter unit in the reverse order.
Always switch off the fan motor before
replacing the grease filter! There is a risk of
injury when reaching inside the running fan.
ALWAYS REFER TO THE USER
INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED WITH YOUR
MOTORHOME
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Equipment Details
SHARP R209 MICROWAVE OVEN
Please refer to the appliance manufacturers
handbook regarding: - OPERATION, COOKING
ADVICE, AFTERCARE and GUARANTEE
WARNING: THE DOOR, OUTER CABINET,
OVEN CAVITY, TURNTABLE AND DISHES
WILL BECOME VERY HOT DURING
OPERATION. TO PREVENT BURNS,
ALWAYS USE THICK OVEN GLOVES.
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
• Do not allow water to come into contact
with the power supply cord or plug.
• Insert the plug properly into the socket.
• Do not connect other appliances to the
same socket using an adaptor plug.
• If the power supply cord is damaged, it
must be replaced by a Sharp approved
service facility or a similarly qualified
person to avoid a hazard.
• When removing the plug from the socket
always grip the plug, never the cord as
this may damage the power supply cord
and the connections inside the plug.
• If the plug fitted to your oven is a
rewireable type and in the event of the
socket outlet in your home not being
compatible with the plug supplied,
remove the plug properly (do not cut off).
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• If the plug fitted to your oven is a nonrewireable type and in the event of the
socket outlet in your home not being
compatible with the plug supplied, cut-off
the mains plug.
• Refit with a suitable type, observing the
wiring code given in ‘To replace the
mains plug’ on page 30 of the SHARP
user instructions.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND KEEP
FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
OVEN USE:
• THE OVEN IS FOR DOMESTIC FOOD
USE ONLY.
• NEVER OPERATE THE OVEN WHEN EMPTY.
• DO NOT LEAVE OR STORE ANYTHING
INSIDE THE OVEN WHEN NOT IN USE.
• NEVER ATTEMPT TO USE THE OVEN
WITH THE DOOR OPEN. IT IS IMPORTANT
NOT TO FORCE OR TAMPER WITH THE
DOOR SAFETY LATCHES.
• NEVER OPERATE THE OVEN WITH ANY
OBJECT CAUGHT IN THE DOOR.
• DO NOT INSERT FINGERS OR OBJECTS
IN THE HOLES OF THE DOOR LATCHES
OR AIR-VENT OPENINGS AS THIS MAY
DAMAGE THE OVEN AND CAUSE AN
ELECTRIC SHOCK.
• IF WATER OR FOOD DROPS INSIDE THE
AIR VENT OPENINGS SWITCH OFF THE
OVEN IMMEDIATELY, UNPLUG IT AND
CALL A SHARP APPROVED SERVICE
FACILITY. (SEE PAGE 34 OF THE USER
INSTRUCTIONS).
• NEVER MOVE THE OVEN WHILE IT IS
OPERATING.
• NEVER PLACE ANY OBJECT SUCH AS A
TEA TOWEL, ORNAMENT, RECIPE BOOK
ETC IN ANY OF THE AIR GAPS
BETWEEN THE MICROWAVE AND THE
INSIDE FACE OF THE MICROWAVE
CABINET. CLEAR AIR GAPS AT THE
TOP, BOTTOM AND BOTH ENDS ARE
ESSENTIAL TO THE EFFICIENT
OPERATION OF THE MICROWAVE.
PACEMAKER: IF YOU HAVE A HEART
PACEMAKER, CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
OR THE PACEMAKER MANUFACTURER
PRIOR TO OVEN USE.
ADVISORY NOTE FOR USERS OF A
MICROWAVE OVEN
Microwave Ovens were originally introduced
to re-heat pre-cooked pies etc. Over the
years people started using them for reheating ready made meals and now for they
are used for cooking small amounts of food.
Most small microwaves, and some large
microwaves, cease to cook the food when
the microwave starts to overheat. This often
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occurs when batches of food are cooked
consecutively.
Overheating is caused by a number of
factors: -
The heat generated within the Microwave.
-
The Heat generated by an adjacent Oven,
Hob of Fridge/Freezer, Radiator etc.
-
The Heat generated in the environment
due to the heating system and/or lack of
ventilation etc.
-
The mounting of the microwave in a
housing.
It has been proven in independent tests that
even when placed on a worktop in an open
household kitchen environment a microwave
will switch off, or the Magnetron will reduce
1. Oven lamp
2. Control panel
3. Door opening button
4. Waveguide cover (DO NOT REMOVE)
5. Oven cavity
6. Coupling
7. Door latches
8. Door hinges
9. Door seals and sealing surfaces
10. Power cord
its output, when the microwave starts to
overheat.
This fact is exacerbated in a Caravan or
Motorhome as space is at a premium. The
microwave has to be placed in a cabinet to
maximize the space available for all the
family activities that take place in the modern
Caravan and Motorhome. The housing also
secures the microwave whilst travelling.
Frequently the above results in the
Microwave being mounted above an Oven/
Hob or a Fridge/Freezer.
When the Sharp Microwave starts to
overheat, the magnetron automatically
reduces its output but the Microwave still
looks the same. The Light will stay on, the
turntable will continue to rotate, the cooling
fan will still operate and the timer will
continue.
The above means that times quoted in
recipes should be used for guidance only.
It is essential, when cooking with any
microwave, that the food is examined to
ensure that it is fully cooked before eating.
11. Ventilation openings
12. Outer cabinet
13. Turntable
14. Roller stay
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Equipment Details
ADVISORY NOTE FOR USERS OF A
MICROWAVE OVEN
Microwave Ovens were originally introduced
to re-heat pre-cooked pies etc. Over the
years people started using them for reheating ready made meals and now for they
are used for cooking small amounts of food.
Most small microwaves, and some large
microwaves, cease to cook the food when
the microwave starts to overheat. This often
occurs when batches of food are cooked
consecutively.
Overheating is caused by a number of
factors: -
The heat generated within the Microwave.
-
The Heat generated by an adjacent Oven,
Hob of Fridge/Freezer, Radiator etc.
-
The Heat generated in the environment
due to the heating system and/or lack of
ventilation etc.
-
The mounting of the microwave in a
housing.
It has been proven in independent tests that
even when placed on a worktop in an open
household kitchen environment a microwave
will switch off, or the Magnetron will reduce
its output, when the microwave starts to
overheat.
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This fact is exacerbated in a Caravan or
Motorhome as space is at a premium. The
microwave has to be placed in a cabinet to
maximize the space available for all the
family activities that take place in the
modern Caravan and Motorhome. The
housing also secures the microwave whilst
travelling.
Frequently the above results in the
Microwave being mounted above an Oven/
Hob or a Fridge/Freezer.
When the Sharp Microwave starts to
overheat, the magnetron automatically
reduces its output but the Microwave still
looks the same. The Light will stay on, the
turntable will continue to rotate, the cooling
fan will still operate and the timer will
continue.
The above means that times quoted in
recipes should be used for guidance only.
It is essential, when cooking with any
microwave, that the food is examined to
ensure that it is fully cooked before eating.
Equipment Details
THETFORD CASSETTE
C-200 CW & C-200S (Manual)
and C-200CWE & C-200CS
(Electric)
04a
16
06
04
C-200 S/CS: models that are connected to
the vehicle’s water tank.
C-200 CW/CWE: models that have their
own flush-water tank
FEATURES
1. Removable seat and cover.
2. Rotatable bowl.
3. Valve blade handle: opens and closes
valve blade.
4. Flush-handle activates the flush by lifting
and pushing down the handle.
4a C-200 CWE & CS. Flush button:
activates flush.
5. Power-supply for the waste-level
indicator: two batteries, type: Penlite 1,5V
AA alkaline.
6. Waste-level indicator: indicates when
holding tank requires emptying.
7. Rotating pour out spout: makes emptying
holding tank easy and convenient.
8. Upper carrying handle
9. Automatic holding tank vent: vents the
holding tank when the tank is inserted in
the toilet. This prevents under- or
overpressure in the holding tank.
10. Valve blade opener.
11. Sliding cover: closes automatically when
holding tank is taken out. Guarantees
optimal hygiene.
12. Valve-blade
13. Vent button: vents the holding tank to
avoid splashing while emptying.
14. Hand grip
15. Access door
16. Waterfill door
C-200 CW only
C-200 CW
only
C-200 CWE only
05
01
02
15
08 07 09 14 12
03
13
11
14
10
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CASSETTE C-200 CW AND C-200 CWE &
C-200CS
The toilet section of the C-200 includes a
rotatable bowl, removable seat and cover, a
console with a flush handle/flush buttons, a
built in flush-watertank and a waste level
warning indicator. The valve blade handle is
located underneath the bowl.
PREPARING FOR USE
1. Open access door pull retaining clip
upwards (fig. 1).
2. Remove holding tank by pulling straight
out. When holding tank hits the stop, tilt
front end downwards slightly and remove
(fig. 2).
3. Position tank vertically and swivel pour
out spout upwards (fig. 3).
4. Remove the cap of the pour out spout.
Add required quantity of toilet fluid
through pour-out spout then add approx.
2 litres of water through the spout to
cover holding tank bottom. Replace cap
and return pour out spout to its original
stored position (fig. 4).
Note: Warmer weather or longer
intervals between emptying the waste
tank may require additional toilet fluid.
Use only Thetford toilet fluid to achieve
the best results.
Caution: Never add toilet fluid directly
into toilet bowl.
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5. Slide the holding tank into position
through access door (fig. 5).
1
2
3
4
5
6
9
9a
6. Make sure the holding tank is secured by
the retaining clip. (fig. 6).
7. Open the waterfill door and add 50 ml of
Aqua Rinse. Aqua Rinse results in a
better flush and improves the hygiene of
the toilet. Then fill the watertank with
fresh water using a jerrycan or a hose.
Tank capacity is 7 litres (fig. 7).
OPERATION
8. Turn the bowl in the most comfortable
position (fig. 8).
9. C-200 CW only: Before using the toilet it
is recommended to flush some water
into the bowl by lifting and pressing down
the flush handle (fig. 9).
9a.C-200 CWE & CS only: Before using the
toilet it is recommended to flush some
water into the bowl by pressing and
releasing the flush button (fig. 9a).
7
8
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10. The toilet may be used with the blade
open or closed. Pull valve handle
towards you to open (fig. 10).
11. C-200 CW only: After use, open valve
blade (if still closed) and flush, lift the
flush handle and press it down (fig. 11).
After flushing, close the blade by turning
the blade handle.
11a. C-200 CWE & CS only: After use, open
valve blade (if still closed) and flush,
press the flush button (fig. 11a).
After flushing, close the blade by turning
the blade handle.
The waste holding tank is located underneath
the toilet and is removed for emptying from
the outside of the vehicle through an access
door. A rotating pour out spout, automatic
holding tank vent, air release valve, valve
blade, carrying handles and hand grip are
incorporated in the waste holding tank. A
sliding cover guarantees optimal hygiene.
EMPTYING THE HOLDING TANK
The holding tank capacity is approx. 17 litres
and the tank should be emptied when the
waste-level indicator lights up. The wastelevel indicator lights up when the holding
tank contains more than 15 litres of waste.
12. Open access door and remove the
holding tank. The holding tank can only
be removed when the valve blade is
closed (fig. 12).
13. Carry the holding tank to a normal
household type toilet or other authorised
disposal point. Place the holding tank in
vertical position and rotate pour out
spout upwards (fig. 13).
10
11
11a
12
13
14
15
14. Remove the spout cap. Grasp unit by
upper carrying handle nearest to pour
out spout. Place other hand on upper
rear hand grip so that vent button can
be depressed with the thumb while
emptying. This ensures a smooth
outflow of the tank contents. (fig. 14).
Note: Only depress the vent button
when pour out spout is pointed
downwards.
Rinse the holding tank with clean water.
For preparing for use again, see steps 1
to 7.
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
The lipseal and the seal of the automatic vent
are made of rubber and therefore these parts
need regular maintenance (depending on
frequency of use, once or twice a month).
CAUTION: Do not allow the holding tank to
become overfilled. See trouble shooting
section for emergency emptying
procedure.
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Lipseal: Remove the sliding cover. Open the
valve-blade by turning the blade-opener
knob anticlockwise. Clean the seal with
water. Dry the seal and grease with silicone
spray/oil or vegetable oil.
Seal of automatic vent: Turn the automatic
vent 60° anticlockwise and remove gently.
Clean the seal with water. Dry the seal and
grease with silicone spray/oil or vegetable
oil.
To clean the holding tank, empty the tank,
and rinse with clean water. Use a mild soap
to clean toilet bowl, seat and cover, as well
as exterior of toilet unit and holding tank.
NOTE: Do not use strong household
detergents or cleaners that contain chlorine,
solvents or acid contents.
WINTERING/STORAGE
The Thetford Cassette C-200 CW/CWE/CS is
easily winterised for storage.
Empty remaining fresh water into the bowl
by activating the flush handle up and down
(C-200 CW) or by pressing the flush button
(C-200 CWE & CS).
Once pump has been cleared and water flow
has stopped completely, release into waste
tank. Remove waste tank and empty
contents in normal way.
To evacuate any remaining water from the
fresh water tank. place a container
underneath the drainplug and remove
drainplug.
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When procedure has been completed
replace drainplug and waste holding tank
(fig. 15). Clean the seals and grease them
after drying (see cleaning and maintenance).
Leave the blade of the holding tank open. Do
not replace cap on the pour out spout, to
ventilate the holding tank. (Also grease the
seal of the pour out spout cap.)
COLD WEATHER USE
The toilet can be used in cold weather
conditions provided that the toilet is in
heated surroundings. If this is not the case,
you can use a nontoxic antifreeze (propylene
glycol) or an antifreeze such as those used in
car radiators. Add the antifreeze to the water
in the tank. Add the quantity specified in the
instructions, paying due regard to the safety
instructions.
HIGH ALTITUDE AND WARM
WEATHER USE
Pressure may build up in the holding tank if
the tank is not inserted while driving at high
altitudes or in warm weather conditions. The
automatic holding tank vent will vent the
tank when there is over- or under-pressure.
High temperatures may require additional
Thetford toilet fluid.
THETFORD WARRANTY
1. The Thetford Cassette is warranted for
one year from the date of purchase,
please fill in and return the warranty card.
2. The warranty covers replacement of
defective or flawed parts and the
inadequate performance of the toilet.
3. In case of a defect apply to an original
dealer or Thetford Service Centre with
proof of purchase.
4. Defects, which in our judgement occurred
from misuse, negligence or accident, are
not covered by the warranty. In addition,
the warranty does not apply if the
product is installed or handled improperly
or if other than the prescribed toilet fluids
have been used or if the product has
been altered in any way or has been
repaired by unqualified persons, or if the
serial number and/or date has been
altered or removed.
5. Should the original buyer wish to return to
us parts believed to be defective, the
parts should be sent prepaid. If we find
the parts defective and covered by
warranty, they will be repaired and
returned. If warranty does not apply or
has expired, a nominal charge will be
made. Any transport costs are for the
account of the owner.
6. Before returning product or parts they
should be properly cleaned, in order to
carry out inspection and repair.
7. No other warranty is given and no
personal representative is authorised to
make any warranty other than that is
contained herein.
Equipment Details
THETFORD C250 CWE & C250 CS
CASSETTE TOILET
C-250 S/CS: models that are connected to
the vehicle’s water tank.
C-250 CW/CWE: models that have their
own flush-water tank
The Thetford Cassette Toilet is a high quality
product. The toilet forms an integral part of
your caravan or motorhome bathroom, thanks
to its functional design which combines
modern styling and ease of use. The C-250
Cassette Toilet is manufactured from high
quality synthetic materials which makes it a
durable, user and maintenance friendly toilet.
removable Waste Holding Tank is located
under the toilet bowl and can be removed via
a door on the outside of the caravan or
motorhome. The Thetford Cassette Toilet is
f) Water Filling Door (only if toilet has own
flush-water tank)
g) Rotating Emptying Spout
h) Automatic Pressure Release Vent
i) Sliding Cover
j) Removable Mechanism
k) Vent Plunger
l) Pull-Out Handle
m) Wheels
n) Blade Opener
o) Access Door to Waste Holding Tank
The toilet is made up of two parts: a
permanently fixed part and a Waste Holding
Tank that is accessible from the outside. The
OPTIONAL FEATURES
p) Electric Blade
q) Automatic Ventilator
r) Waste Pump-Out System
the solution to the sanitary problem in your
caravan or motorhome!
These instructions cover the C-250CWE/CS
this has its own flush-water tank.
PARTS
a) Removable Seat and Lid
b) Swivelling Toilet Bowl
c) Blade Handle
d) Flush Button
e) Waste Holding Tank Level Indicator
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s) Waste Holding Tank Multi-Level Indicator
t) Flush-Water Tank Level Indicator (only if
toilet has its own flush-water tank)
CONTROL PANEL
PREPARING FOR USE (STANDARD)
1. Open the access door on the outside of
your caravan or motorhome
2. Remove the Waste Holding Tank by
pulling the safety catch (which holds the
tank in place) upwards.
3. Pull the Waste Holding Tank outward to
the stop. Tip it slightly and take the tank
fully out.
4. Place the tank upright and turn the
rotating emptying spout upwards. The
emptying spout ensures that the tank can
be easily and hygienically emptied.
5. Remove the cap, with the measuring cup
inside, from the emptying spout and pour
the correct dosage of Thetford toilet fluid
(see product label) into the holding tank.
This avoids unpleasant smells and keeps
the inside of the tank clean. Next add
approximately 2 litres of water - enough to
ensure that the bottom of the Waste
Holding Tank is covered. For more
information on Thetford toilet fluids, see
last page of the Thetford user manual.
Screw the cap back onto the emptying
spout and turn back to its original position.
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Note. The Emptying Spout Measuring Cap
is supplied in the same packaging as the
Thetford user manual.
WARNING! NEVER ADD TOILET FLUID
DIRECTLY VIA THE BLADE OR THE
TOILET BOWL AS THIS COULD DAMAGE
THE LIP SEAL OF THE WASTE HOLDING
TANK. ALWAYS POUR THE FLUIDS VIA
THE EMPTYING SPOUT.
6. Slide the Waste Holding Tank back into its
original position via the access door. Make
sure that it is secured with the safety
catch. Close the access door and lock it.
Your Thetford toilet is now ready to use.
WARNING! NEVER USE FORCE IF YOU
CANNOT GET THE TANK BACK INTO
PLACE EASILY. THIS MAY CAUSE SERIOUS
DAMAGE. IF BLOCKAGE OCCURS,
ALWAYS CHECK IF THE BLADE HANDLE IS
IN THE CORRECT (CLOSED) POSITION.
7. For toilets with own Flush-Water Tank:
Open the water filling door and fill the
flush-water tank with the correct dosage
of Aqua Rinse. This Thetford toilet fluid
keeps the flush water fresh and improves
the flushing. Next, fill up the flush-water
tank with clean water (approximately 8
litres) using a jerry can or hose. Your toilet
is now ready to use.
PREPARING FOR USE WITH
OPTIONAL FEATURES
8. Automatic Ventilator: Open the access
door on the outside of your caravan and
remove the Waste Holding Tank (as
described above).
9. Remove the filter housing cover and if no
filter is present, place a new filter into the filter
housing. Peel off the sticker lids on the filter.
Place back the cover of the filterhousing.
USING THE TOILET (STANDARD)
10.Turn the bowl to the desired position with
the lid closed and using both hands.
11.To activate the control panel, press the
flush-button once. The control panel
display will stay activated for approximately
5 minutes. Run some water into the bowl
by pressing the flush button again briefly.
12.The toilet may be used with the blade
open or closed. To open the blade, slide
the blade handle under the toilet bowl
sideways. After use, open the blade (if still
closed) and flush the toilet by pressing the
flush button for several seconds (if
necessary re-activate the control panel).
Close the blade after use.
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IMPORTANT WARNING NOTICE! IF YOUR
TOILET HAS ITS OWN FLUSH-WATER
TANK, PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU
DO NOT TRAVEL WITH A FLUSH-WATER
TANK THAT IS TOO FULL. DO NOT
TRAVEL WITH WATER IN THE TOILET
BOWL. FAILURE TO ADHERE TO THIS
NOTICE MAY RESULT IN WATER DAMAGE
TO YOUR CARAVAN OR MOTOR HOME.
USING THE TOILET WITH
OPTIONAL FEATURES
13.Electric Blade: Push the electric blade
button on the control display to
electrically open or close the blade. In the
case of failure, you can manually open or
close the blade by sliding the small
handle under the toilet bowl sideways.
14.Automatic Ventilator: The ventilator
automatically starts when the control
panel is activated (by pressing the flush
button) and will automatically shut off
after approximately 5 minutes. The
Automatic Ventilator Indicator will flash
until automatic shut-off occurs. If you
want to stop the ventilator, press the
Automatic Ventilator button. If you want to
re-start the ventilator, press the button
again (the LED will start flashing again).
15.Flush Water Tank Level Indicator (only for
toilets with own flush-water tank): When
the Flush Water Tank Level Indicator lights
up, refill the flush-water tank, as only about
1.5 litres of water is left in the tank, which
is sufficient for approximately 2 flushes.
EMPTYING
The Waste Holding Tank has a capacity of 18
litres and requires emptying when the red light
(LED) on the toilet control display lights up,
when the Waste Holding Tank only has capacity
for approximately 2 more litres, which is no
more than two to three further uses. Make sure
that the blade is closed. Open the access door
located outside the vehicle, pull the safety catch
upwards and remove the Waste Holding Tank.
16.Place the Waste Holding Tank in an
upright position (Pull-Out Handle at the
top, Wheels at the bottom). Slide the
handle sideways - to the front of the tank
- until it snaps out of its locked position.
17.Pull the handle up and wheel the Waste
Holding Tank to an authorised waste
disposal point.
18.Push the handle back into its locked
position. Turn the emptying spout
upwards and remove the cap from the
spout. Hold the Waste Holding Tank in
such a way that during emptying you can
operate the vent plunger with your thumb.
To empty the tank without splashing,
depress the vent plunger while emptying
the tank. After emptying, rinse the tank
and blade thoroughly with water.
WARNING! DO NOT SERIOUSLY SHAKE
THE TANK OR USE HIGH PRESSURE
WATER CLEANERS. THIS MAY CAUSE
DAMAGE TO THE TANK’S INTERIOR.
Note. The vent plunger should only be
depressed once the emptying spout is
pointing downwards. Prepare the toilet for
re-use if required. Slide the Waste Holding
Tank into the toilet and close the access
door.
EMPTYING WITH OPTIONAL FEATURES
19.Waste Holding Tank Multi-Level Indicator:
The lower lamp indicates that the Waste
Holding Tank is almost empty; the middle
lamp indicates that it is more than half full;
when the upper lamp lights up, the tank
needs emptying as it can only take 2 - 3
further uses.
Note. The Waste Holding Tank Level Indicator
will flash when the holding tank is not present.
In this case the toilet will not flush.
20.Waste Pump-Out System: When
activating the control panel this feature
automatically lights up. When the Waste
Holding Tank Level Indicator illuminates,
press the Waste Pump-Out button to
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pump out the waste from the holding tank
Into the vehicle’s waste tank. The button
will flash while the waste is being pumped
and will stop automatically (after
approximately 5 minutes) when all waste
has been transferred.
If the vehicle’s waste tank is full, the Waste
Pump-Out light will flash rapidly and no
pump-out will be possible until the central
tank is emptied. (Check the level of the
vehicle’s waste tank on the vehicle’s central
console). After the Waste Holding Tank has
been emptied, there will be approximately
1.5 litres of waste left in the tank. This is
normal. Add 2 litres of water and a correct
dosage of Thetford toilet fluids to the Waste
Holding Tank.
IMPORTANT! IT IS VITAL THAT THE
CORRECT AMOUNT OF TOILET FLUID IS
ADDED TO ENSURE THE PROPER
BREAKDOWN OF THE WASTE IN THE
HOLDING TANK. ONLY USE THE SYSTEM
WHEN THE TANK IS FULL. USING THE
SYSTEM TOO OFTEN ON AN EMPTY
TANK CAN CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE
PUMP, WHICH COULD CAUSE THE
SYSTEM TO FAIL.
regularly, depending on the amount of use.
To clean Thetford toilets, we advise using
water and Thetford Bathroom Cleaner.
Note. Never use bleach, vinegar or other
powerful household cleaners that contain
these substances. These may cause
permanent damage to the seals and other
toilet components.
Toilet Bowl
• Squirt Thetford Bathroom Cleaner into the
toilet bowl.
• Flush the toilet bowl with water and wipe
down the rest of the toilet with a damp cloth.
• Clean seat and lid The seat and lid can
easily be removed: Lift the seat and lid
assembly and pull the round pins (inside the
assembly) outwards from the pin holes.
After cleaning, replace the seat and lid by
positioning the round pins in front of the pin
holes and push the lid and seat downwards.
• To keep your flush water fresh and to prevent
deposits from forming in your toilet bowl,
add a correct dosage of Aqua Rinse in your
flush water tank, if present, on your toilet.
Tip! For a really shining toilet, dry with a soft
dry cloth after cleaning.
Waste Holding Tank
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
The toilet should be cleaned and maintained
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To keep your Waste Holding Tank fresh and
clean, Thetford has developed a number of
different toilet fluids. Thetford toilet fluids
suppress smells, reduce formation of gas,
promote breakdown of toilet waste and
increase the life span of a mobile toilet. See
page 46 of the Thetford user manual for
more information (=matrix). We advise a
thorough cleaning of the Waste Holding Tank
once each season. Next to using Thetford’s
Cassette Tank Cleaner, the powerful cleaning
agent for the periodical cleaning of the Waste
Holding Tank of your toilet, we suggest the
following:
• Remove the removable mechanism from
the Waste Holding Tank by turning it anticlockwise and rinse it under a tap.
• Remove the cover plate from the Automatic
Pressure Release Vent by prizing it up
using a small screwdriver. Use one hand to
push the Automatic Pressure Release Vent
open while holding the float of the
Automatic Pressure Release Vent on the
inside of the tank with the other hand. Push
the float upwards, turn it 180 degrees and
remove it from below. Remove the rubber
seal underneath the float. Rinse the float
and rubber seal under a tap. Replace the
Pressure Release Vent using the same
method in reverse.
The rubber seals in the toilet (the lip seal, the
mechanism seal, the automatic pressure
release vent seal and the cap seal) should be
regularly cleaned with water and treated with
Thetford High Grade Seal Lubricant. This will
ensure that the seals remain flexible and in
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good condition. If the toilet is not to be used
for any length of time, it is important to treat
the seals with Thetford High Grade Seal
Lubricant after cleaning.
Note. Never use Vaseline or any vegetable
oil except olive oil. These may cause
leakage or malfunction. The lip seal is a
part of the toilet that is subject to wear.
Depending upon the extent and manner of
use, the seals will become less effective
and will need replacing periodically.
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE FOR
OPTIONAL FEATURES
• Automatic Ventilation: The filter of the
Automatic Ventilation needs to be renewed
periodically. After approximately 4 full weeks
of use, the filter loses its absorption power.
• Pump-Out Waste System: To ensure
optimal functionality of the Pump-Out
Waste System, periodical maintenance of
the tube and pump is recommended. After
emptying the Waste Holding Tank
completely, fill it with clean water and
empty it again. This will clean the pump
and the hose. Do this once every 3 weeks
when on holiday. This should ensure proper
operation of the system.
WINTER OPERATION
You can use your Thetford Cassette Toilet as
normal in cold weather as long as the toilet is
situated in a heated location. If there is a risk
of freezing we advise that the toilet is drained
by following the instructions under ‘Storage’.
For environmental reasons the use of
antifreeze, such as that used in car radiators,
is not recommended.
STORAGE
It is important that you follow the instructions
below if you do not expect to use your
Thetford toilet for a long (winter) period.
the vehicle’s water tank, please follow
your vehicle’s instructions for draining the
central water system. If your toilet is
optionally featured with a Waste PumpOut System, take out the Waste Holding
Tank and completely clean it (see
Cleaning and Maintenance). After
cleaning, fill it with water, put it back and
empty it via the waste pump-out system.
Repeat this twice.
Thetford warranty refer to the Thetford
user handbook.
• Activate the Control Panel by pressing the
flush button. Open the blade and press the
flush button until water stops flowing into
the bowl. Close the blade. Open the access
door on the outside of your caravan or
camper and empty the Waste Holding Tank
at an authorised waste dump. Follow the
instructions for cleaning and maintenance.
To allow the Waste Holding Tank to dry, do
not place the cap back on the emptying
spout of the tank.
21.If the toilet has its own flush-water tank,
place a sufficiently large bowl under the
drain tube to catch the remaining water
from the flush-water tank and remove the
drain plug. When no more water exits, put
the drain plug on the drain tube, put it
back in its original position and close the
access door. If the toilet is connected to
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• ONLY OPERATE BY HOLDING THE
FINGERGRIP(S) - pulling on one side will
cause uneven running and snagging.
• DO NOT ALLOW THE BLIND OR
FLYSCREEN TO RE-COIL WITHOUT
CONTROL.
• It is not recommended that blinds and/or
flyscreens are left in the down position for
long periods, or when travelling, as this
can result in fatigue of the spring.
• Clean the cassette, side track and fabrics
with mild detergent and water.
• Lubrication of mechanism or spring is not
required or recommended.
WINDOWS
To open, turn knobs anti-clockwise and open
catches. Swivel the window pane open to
the desired position and close knobs
clockwise to lock in the open position.
To close, reverse the operation.
All opening windows have two catch
positions. The first position is for ventilation
the second seals the window from ventilation
and rain.
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KOMFORTROLLO BLINDS
(SEITZ)
Blinds and Flyscreens
Flyscreen and blinds operate in the same
manner. The flyscreen can only be ‘fully up’
or ‘fully’ down, but the blind also has an
intermediate position.
To operate, pull down by holding the
fingergrip(s), gently ease towards the window
to locate the catches. To retract, pull down
easing away from the window to release the
catches and guide to the required position.
For more detailed information, see
manufacturer’s instructions.
Cassette Blind and Flyscreen
Always hold the end rod in the middle. When
closing blinds, slide the end rod of the
flyscreen blind on to the end rod of the sun
blind and engage. To open the blind push
the end rods towards the darkening blind to
the edge and disengage the end rods. Now
move the end rod of the flyscreen back by
hand - do not let it recoil.
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Tensioning SEITZ blinds and Flyscreens
SEITZ KOMFORTROLLO window
blinds/flyscreens are pre-tensioned, it may
also be necessary in the future to adjust the
tension of these. Remove the left hand top
corner cap. Adjust the lower screw for the
blind and the higher screw for the flyscreen.
Care should be taken not to over tighten the
springs.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS FOR
SOFTROLLO BLINDS
The spring in the SEITZ CASSETTE window
blinds/flyscreens are pre-tensioned. However,
it may be necessary in the future to adjust
the tension. The tensioning screw is
positioned on the right hand top corner of
the cassette. Firstly remove the plug then
adjust by rotating the screw clockwise. Then
replace plug.
Care instructions: Clean the blind only with a
damp sponge. Use only water or with mild
suds.
Closing: Grab the end bar in the middle and
push the blind and flynet together or singly
(blind - lower end bar) downwards until the
required position is reached.
Opening: Push the end bar of the flynet and
/ or of the blind upwards.
In order to avoid material fatigue, do not
leave the flynet closed for a long time.
The blinds should rewind without stopping or
moving in a sluggish manner.
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ROOF LIGHTS
Midi Heki Roof-light
When opening the roof lights, care must be
taken to release the locking mechanism as
the unit is raised.
With operating bar
Electric version
Roof lights must be fully closed when driving.
Roof lights provide essential fixed levels of
ventilation.
Mini Heki Rooflight
To open depress button and push bar
upwards. The rooflight has two open
ventilation positions and a fully open
position.
The blind and flynet operate independently of
each other and are engaged by connecting to
each other and sliding.
To open, depress button and push bar to
required position. The rooflight has two open
ventilation positions and a fully open
position.
To open, push button until desired position Is
reached or the electric motor switches off.
To close, reverse the operation and then
check if locked into position.
Blind and Flyscreen
To close, reverse the operation and then
check if locked into position.
With crank
To open, rotate the crank until a resistance is
noticeable during the operation.
To close, reverse the operation and then
check if locked into position.
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The blind and flyscreen operate
Independently of each other and are
engaged by connecting to each other and
sliding.
Safety precautions:
1. Repairs should be carried out only by
trained personnel.
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2. Inform an approved dealer in case of
defects and malfunctions.
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Use talcum powder (4 times yearly) to
care for the rubber seals
Black Switch = Speed Control
3. Before starting off, check the rooflight for
damage in the acrylic dome (tension
cracks) and the winding mechanism
which could arise owing to, for example,
branches and other natural causes.
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Clean the blinds only with water and mild
soap suds
Omnivents give no fixed ventilation when set
on induction.
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The guarantee becomes null and void if
these instructions are not followed.
SEAT SWIVEL
4. Do not step in the acrylic dome.
5. Close the roof light before starting off
(check whether it is locked).
1, 2 and 3
(Driver/Passenger)
THE OMNIVENT (12V)
ROOFLIGHT
6. Do not leave the vehicle with the rooflight
open (danger of burglary or from rain).
7. Do not open in strong wind or rain.
8. Before opening, remove snow, ice, dirt,
etc. from the acrylic dome.
9. Malfunctions are to be repaired by an
approved dealer at once.
Front Swivel Seat
10. Do not use caustic detergents (danger of
tension cracks in the acrylic dome).
11. Do not operate whilst the vehicle
is moving.
Care instructions:
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Please clean the acrylic panes with the
Seitz Acrylic Cleaner.
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Stains and light scratches on the acrylic
pane can be removed by using the Seitz
Acrylic Polish and the Seitz special
polishing cloth.
To turn the swivel, slide the BLACK lever
rearwards and adjust to the required angle.
Before driving off ensure the locking
mechanism is fully secure.
Omnivent Rooflight
The Omnivent is a double glazed rooflight
constructed from a synthetic ultra-violet
screened material. Its side operating
mechanism allows a completely free central
opening with built-in fixed ventilation when
closed.
Red Switch = Mode of Operation
Induction (IN)
Expel (OUT)
IN
OFF
OUT
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SIDE LOCKERS
Layouts with an over-cab bed (luton bed),
access may be restricted when the lower
bed (model specific) is fully extended at
night time.
FURNITURE DOORS
During normal travelling, vehicle vibration
and flexing may cause some of the furniture
doors to become out of alignment. For your
convenience many hinges are adjustable.
Side Locker
Some models are provided with exterior
access locker doors. These are suitable for
storing external equipment.
BUNK AND LUTON BED SAFETY
Where the sleeping surface is over one metre
above floor level the following notices apply.
WARNING: Always ensure safety boards
are located before entering the bunk.
WARNING: Use upper bunks for sleeping
only, with the provided protection against
fall out in position.
WARNING: Care shall be taken against
the risk of fall out when the upper bunks
are being used by children, especially
under 6 years of age, these bunks are
not suitable for use by infants without
supervision.
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ASH FRAMED DOORS
In order to provide customers with the latest
designs of door furniture it is possible, due
to the use of natural wood, that warping may
occur. This should not detract from the
correct functioning of items fitted in the
vehicle.
Freestanding table mechanism
TABLES
Note: The free standing table legs have a
positive locking mechanism. Care must be
taken to ensure that, when folded, the leg
which is closed first locks into the second
position.
When engaging legs in down position the
mechanism must be positively locked down.
CAUTION!
When erecting the free standing table,
be careful to avoid trapping fingers.
To lock the table, raise the table 45°,
push clip to rail and lower table.
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Table Storage
Tables stored in the table storage
compartment must be securely clipped into
place whilst in transit.
To avoid damage care must be taken when
removing tables from their stored position.
CARE OF LAMINATE TOPS,
TABLES, FURNITURE AND
DOORS
DO NOT use abrasives, chemically treated
cloths or aggressive detergents as these
may cause damage.
DO NOT place hot objects on laminated
surfaces i.e. tops, tables. Any temperatures
70°C and over will cause permanent
damage.
Clean worktop surfaces, furniture and door
fascias with a soft, slightly damp cloth, dry
off with a soft cloth.
SHOWER
When using the shower, always ensure that
the shower door is fully closed thus avoiding
water spray on unprotected areas.
12V READING LAMP
and wrench S10). (Fig. 2)
WARNING: 12v reading/spotlamps
generate high temperatures when in use,
the body, lens/bulb may become very
hot.
- Slide out the footboard.
NEVER make directional adjustment in
the direction of flammable materials i.e.
curtains, nets or blinds.
- Working current: 5 A
- Reinstall the front plate.
CURRENT DRAWN
- Blocking current, when fully extended or
retracted: 14 A
OMNISTEP SLIDE-OUT STEP
OPERATION
Press the “step out” key to bring the step
out until it reaches the end of its run or
comes up against an obstacle. The step
does not come out if the the engine is
running. Press the “step in” key to take the
step back until it reaches the end of its run
or comes up against an obstacle. The step
goes back in automatically when the engine
is running. In this situation the buzzer sounds
until the step is fully closed.
Fig. 1 Front Plate
MAINTENANCE
Dirt and frost can prevent the step from
operating properly. In this case the rails and
moving parts should be cleaned or
defrosted.
IN CASE OF ELECTRIC BREAK DOWN
Fig. 2 Connection
If the step does not retract by the motor
- Remove the front plate of the step. (Fig. 1)
- Remove the connection between the
footboard and the arms (with screwdriver
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OMNISTEP DOUBLE STEP
OPERATION
Press the “step out” key to bring the step
out until it reaches the end of its run or
comes up against an obstacle. The step
does not come out if the the engine is
running. Press the “step in” key to take the
step back until it reaches the end of its run
or comes up against an obstacle. The step
goes back in automatically when the engine
is running. In this situation the buzzer sounds
until the step is fully closed.
Never mount the step if retracted or if
not fully extended
Fig. 3
Fig. 1
MAINTENANCE
Dirt and frost can prevent the step from
operating properly. In this case the moving
parts should be cleaned or defrosted. All
points of movement are layered in
maintenance-free bearings.
IN CASE OF ELECTRICAL BREAK DOWN
If the step does not retract by motor:
- Loosen the square connection according to
fig. 2 (actions 1, 2 and 3), push the
footboard in (4) and tie it to the frame
(fig. 3).
CURRENT DRAWN
- 7 A. When fully extended or retracted: 19 A
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Fig. 2
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FIAMMA F45i SIDE AWNING
• In order to avoid
unnecessary
strain on the
awning as well
as on the vehicle
side, we suggest
that the legs be
extended about
1m from the opening.
• Unscrew the leg
knob to slide the
leg out of its
seat.
• After unrolling
the awning
completely,
adjust the legs at
the chosen
height.
• To avoid that the awning is lifted up by an
unexpected gust of wind, it is necessary
to secure the legs to the ground with the
provided hooks. For greater safety, we
strongly advise you also use some storm
cords in the upper part of each support
leg or anchor the awning with the
Fiamma Tie-Down Kit strap.
• Grasp the leg
near its hingejoint and pull it
in a horizontal
direction.
• Lower the leg as
shown in the
figure.
CAUTION: - SWIFT RECOMMEND THAT
THE AWNING BE GROUND MOUNTED
ONLY.
SIDE MOUNTING BRACKETS ARE
SUPPLIED. BUT IN INCLEMENT
WEATHER CONDITIONS MAY CAUSE
DAMAGE TO THE MOTORHOME
BODYWORK
CAUTION: - THE AWNING IS A SUN
PROTECTION, PLEASE ROLL UP YOUR
AWNING IN CASE OF RAIN, WIND OR
SNOW.
ALTERNATIVELY LOWER ONE SIDE OF
YOUR AWNING, SO THAT WATER CAN
FLOW AWAY AND ASSEMBLE THE
TENSION RAFTER AS SHOWN IN THE
FIGURE (NOT INCLUDED FOR ALL
AWNING LENGTHS).
• If you want to fasten the support legs to
the vehicle, put the terminals into the wall
brackets. The brackets can be fixed only
in reinforced points.
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• Make sure that the awning perfectly rolls
up: when it is, the red indicators on the
front profile ends are no longer visible. A
damaged fabric does not allow the awning
to perfectly roll up. Never use the awning
with a damaged canopy. Wash the canopy
with Fiamma BRILL.
NOTE: In case of problems refer to the user
manual or contact your dealer.
Suggestions for use and maintenance for
the fabric of your awning
Fiamma fabrics are made with PVC and
Polyester layers and their properties can
change in certain weather conditions.
For example, if you close the awning which
has been opened in the sun for a long time,
wrinkles can appear on the fabric.
In low temperature, the fabric becomes less
pliable and there is a risk of cracks.
Please find here a list of some practical
advice for the best and long lasting use of
your awning:
1. Open and close the awning in normal
condition of dampness and temperature
(at night or in the morning) making sure
the fabric has no sharp objects on it and
is clean.
2. When closing the awning after a long
period in the sun, wrinkles may appear
and prevent the awning closing
completely. In this case the security of the
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awning is not compromised, as the
security winch will prevent accidental
opening. If wrinkles appear re-open the
awning and leave in the sun for some
hours and the folds will disappear. Then
of course you need to re-close the
awning in normal conditions (see point 1).
3. Residual damp can cause spots on the
fabric. If the awning has to be closed
when the fabric is damp we suggest you
re-open it as soon as possible to dry.
4. We suggest you avoid using the awning
below freezing 0°.
5. When closing the awning you should
support the front bar.
6. Most of the dirt seen on the fabric will be
superficial and can be cleaned with water
and a cloth. Stubborn marks can be
removed using a light detergent. Please
do not use aggressive chemical
substances and do not use high pressure
cleaning tools.
STATUS 530 DIRECTIONAL TV
AND FM RADIO ANTENNA
(model dependant )
Firstly determine the approximate location of
the nearest transmitter and whether the
signals are horizontally or vertically polarised.
For assistance ask your site operator or
check antennas in the vicinity
1. Loosen the Mast Locking Collar and Wall
Bracket and raise the antenna. Turn the
mast to direct the Antenna towards the
TV transmitter.
The RED spot on the bottom of the mast
indicates the front of the Antenna.
2. When receiving vertically polarised
signals, rotate the winder anti-clockwise
to cant the antenna through 90°.
DO NOT over tighten or use undue force
on the winder.
DO NOT cant for vertically polarised
signals with the TELESCOPICS
EXTENDED
3. Switch ON the Power Pack and the RED
LED will illuminate.
4. Check the gain control switch is set to
normal – NML.
5. Tune your television to the strongest
signal. You may need to adjust the
direction of the mast to achieve the best
quality picture.
6. Secure by tightening the Mast Locking
Collar and Wall Bracket
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REMOVING THE ANTENNA
CD/MP3 PLAYER
A permanently fitted Status can be easily
removed leaving only the Mounting Foot and
rubber gaiter.
Please refer to the separate instructions
supplied with the head unit for details of its
operation.
1. Unplug the antenna from the Power Pack.
SATELLITE NAVIGATION
2. Loosen the Mast Locking Collar and Wall
Bracket and lift off whilst feeding out the
cable.
Please refer to the separate instructions
supplied with this device for details of its
operation.
3. Push the Blanking Cap supplied into
place.
Though depending upon the equipment
fitted, for voice commands from the
navigation system to be heard through the
cab speakers, the function first needs to be
enabled via a menu on the navigation
system.
IMPORTANT – The Blanking Cap is a
temporary seal and is not for long term use.
REVERSE CAMERA FUNCTION WITH DROP-DOWN MONITOR
When fitted the reverse camera supplies a
video signal to the drop-down monitor when
reverse gear is selected with the engine
running. The drop-down monitor will switch
on and change to the correct channel
automatically.
IT IS ILLEGAL FOR THE MONITOR TO
BE USED WHILST TRAVELLING IN THE
FORWARD DIRECTION.
REVERSE CAMERA FUNCTION NO DROP-DOWN MONITOR
When fitted the image from the reverse
camera can be viewed on the screen of the
Lucca 5.2 navigation unit. To view images
from the reverse camera the navigation unit
must be switched on and showing a
navigation map. When reverse gear is
selected with the engine running the image
from the camera will then be displayed.
Depending on the CD/MP3 head unit fitted,
it may also be possible to hear sound from
the microphone fitted to the reverse camera
through the cab and roof mounted speakers.
To achieve this, the head unit must be
switched on and set to receive an auxiliary
input - See the separate instructions
supplied with the head unit for further
details.
LCD TV/DVD/CD/MP3/DVB UNIT
Please refer to the separate instructions
supplied with the unit for details of its
operation.
With regard to Freeview TV and radio
reception, please note that the number of
channels available will vary according to the
area, and also on the signal strength
available at the location. Please ensure that
the fitted directional aerial is switched on,
and raised and directed toward the nearest
transmitter before scanning for channels.
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Modifications - DIY ............................................................... 148
Motorhome Exterior ............................................................. 148
Motorhome Interior .............................................................. 150
Winterisation/Storage .......................................................... 151
MOTORHOME
CARE
Chassis and Rear Axle ......................................................... 153
AL-KO Exhaust System ....................................................... 153
Caring for the Environment ................................................. 153
Motorhome Care
MODIFICATIONS - DIY WORK
Cleaning
Owners need to be aware that carrying out
DIY modifications to your caravan or
motorhome may in certain instances,
invalidate the warranty cover and could also
affect the safety and structure of the vehicle.
For both aluminium panels and plastic
panels.
WD40 IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR
EXTERNAL OR INTERNAL USE
WD40 attacks paintwork and sealants. If a
lubricant is required for Interior hinges,
Sliding door tracks, Bottle box hinges,
Exterior door hinges, Plastic tracking etc. We
recommend “Ambersil 40+” this is readily
available from most DIY/Automotive retailers
including Halford’s
Before carrying out any DIY work within the
warranty period, please check with your
nearest Swift Group dealer or contact
Supercare customer services on
01482 875740 for advice.
EXTERIOR
Aluminium Panels
The stove enamelled paintwork is very
durable and easy to clean owing to the high
gloss properties.
Plastic Panels (GRP/ABS)
These are used for front and rear panels and,
in some cases for the roof.
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1. Wash the vehicle regularly with mild
detergent. Rinse with cold water and
leather off.
2. For better protection a similar coloured
good quality car wax may be applied.
When cleaning sealant sealed areas, use
Domestos/water.
WARNING: Under no circumstances use
any abrasive cleaning agents or solvents
on the exterior panels.
Care should be taken as the silicon in
some polishes can attack the rubber
used on the exterior for seals and
gaskets.
Mouldings
Some mouldings are of anodised aluminium
and will retain their lustre for a long period if
no abrasive materials are used to clean
them.
Acrylic Windows
Wash windows carefully, as you would with
the paintwork of your car, do not scrub
windows prior to removing surface dirt and
film with a hose pipe - trapped dirt could
cause scratching.
Wash with a solution of warm soapy water,
windows can then be dried off with a leather.
Small scratches can be removed, consult
your dealer.
Catches and stays do not require any special
attention or lubrication.
CONDENSATION
What is condensation?
Condensation is the change of water from its
gaseous form (water vapour) into liquid
water. Condensation generally occurs in the
atmosphere when warm air rises, cools and
looses its capacity to hold water vapour. As
a result, excess water vapour condenses to
form droplets.
Why condensation occurs
Condensation occurs when warm moist air
meets a cold surface. The risk of
condensation therefore depends upon how
moist the air is and how cold the surfaces of
the vehicle are. Both of these depend to
some extent on how the vehicle is used. In a
Caravan or Motorhome with a cold outside
wall, if the temperature of the wall falls below
the dew point temperature, it is quite normal
for condensation to occur predominantly on
the external walls.
Motorhome Care
When condensation occurs
Condensation occurs usually in winter,
because the Caravan or Motorhome is cold
and because skylights, windows and doors
are opened less and therefore the moist air
cannot escape.
How condensation occurs
Condensation occurs often for short periods
in bathroom and kitchen areas because of
the steamy atmosphere, and quite frequently
for long periods in unheated areas; it also
occurs in cupboards or corners of rooms
where ventilation and movement of air is
restricted.
skylights or windows slightly, but keep the
door closed as much as possible.
c) After showering, keep the bathroom
window or skylights open, and shut the
bathroom door long enough to dry off the
room.
d) In all other areas provide some ventilation.
Fixed ventilation is provided in
accordance with BS EN 721: 1998 this is
through skylights and ‘heki roof lights’ in
the roofs and from ventilators through the
floor under cookers, motorhome step well,
doors and in bed boxes it is important not
to block these.
- To use the heating reasonably.
Too much ventilation in cold weather is
uncomfortable and wastes heat. All that is
needed is a very slightly opened window or
skylights. Opening a skylight or ‘Heki;
rooflights partially or windows opened to
about 1cm opening will usually be sufficient.
How can you prevent condensation
Provide reasonable heating
Provide ventilation so that moist air
can escape.
a) Do not use portable paraffin or flueless
gas heaters at all.
a) Good ventilation of kitchens when
washing, cooking or drying damp clothes
is essential. Use the electric element of
the space heater will help, when washing,
cooking, or drying damp clothes, and
particularly when the windows show signs
of misting up.
b) If drying damp clothes or towels, open a
window enough to ventilate the area and
turn on the electric element of the space
heater but do not hang items over the
heater.
What is important
Two things are particularly important:
- To provide ventilation so that moist air
can escape.
b) If there is no mains electric supply and
therefore you cannot use the electrical
element of the space heater, open the
c) Try to make sure that all areas are at least
partially heated. Condensation most often
occurs in unheated areas.
d) To prevent condensation, the heat has to
keep room surfaces reasonably warm. It
can take a long time for a cold caravan or
Motorhome to warm up, so it is better to
have a small amount of heat for a long
period than a lot of heat for a short time.
e) Caravans and Motorhomes are left
unoccupied and unheated and can get
very cold. Whenever possible, it is best to
put the heating on at a low level before
setting off on a journey in the winter to pre
heat the vehicle.
f) In houses, the rooms above a heated room
benefit to some extent from heat rising
through the floor. In Caravans and
Motorhomes this does not happen.
Caravans and Motorhomes use only carefully
selected insulation materials but unlike most
rooms at home they have all outside walls,
so they lose heat through all walls as well as
the roof and floor.
Even in a well insulated Caravan or
motorhome with reasonable ventilation it is
likely during cold weather if the temperature
is less than 10°C that condensation will
occur. Ideally the temperature should be
kept about 20°C although this is not always
possible.
Mould growth
Any sign of mould growth is an indication of
the presence of moisture and if caused by
condensation gives warning that heating or
ventilation, may require improving.
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New vehicles
Side Walls, Roof Lining
New Caravans and Motorhomes often take a
long time before they are fully ‘dried out’
because of moisture in the materials used in
the manufacture. While this is happening
they need extra heat and ventilation. At least
during the first winter trips and may require
more heat than they will need in subsequent
winters journeys. Allowance should be made
for this.
A simple wipe over with a damp cloth and a
very mild detergent is all that is needed.
WARNING: Do not wash your Caravan or
Motorhome with a high pressure washer
as these can permanently damage the
seals of your vehicle.
Changing Exterior Bulbs
ALWAYS REPLACE LIKE FOR LIKE
For individual replacement bulb
specification, refer to your Specification
Handbook.
Generally road lighting bulbs can be easily
replaced by unscrewing and removing the
lens from the exterior of the caravan or
motorhome.
INTERIOR
Follow these guidelines to ensure your
investment is receiving the very best
attention.
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Soft Furnishings
Should be vacuumed occasionally to remove
grit and sand and help to keep its smart
appearance and ensure long life. The
upholstery can be cleaned with a mild,
reputable upholstery cleaner. It is
recommended that the curtains and pelmets
are specialist cleaned only. The foam used in
cushions are manufactured to meet fire
regulations. It requires time to return to its
normal position after prolonged use.
Work Surfaces
You should not stand very hot items on any
of the work surfaces.
Cupboard Catches
It is advisable to lightly oil all cupboard
catches, sliding bolts and hinges from time
to time.
Bathroom, Shower Room and Kitchen
Equipment
All the Thermoplastic parts in these areas
have easy clean surfaces. To ensure long life
and prevent damage you must not use any
cleaning materials at all and ensure water
temperatures do not exceed 70°C, (putting
cold water in first is suggested). After every
use, it is essential that you rinse with clean
water only and wipe with a soft damp cloth.
Failure to follow these simple instructions
may result in premature failure or cracking
which will not be covered by any guarantees
(including extended warranties).
Furniture
A simple wipe over with a damp cloth should
be all that is required. Polishing with a
proprietary brand of wax polish enhances
and maintains furniture in showroom
condition.
It must be remembered that because the
frames of some doors are made of ash,
which is a natural product, they can be
affected by temperature and humidity and
may bow under certain conditions. As
conditions change they should revert to their
original positions.
Kitchen Drainer and Cutting Board
You should not stand hot items on to these
items. To wash use only warm soapy water,
do not use chemicals and bleach.
Changing Interior Bulbs
Remove the lens or lamp shade to access
the bulb.
ALWAYS REPLACE LIKE FOR LIKE
For individual replacement bulb
specification, refer to your Specification
Handbook.
Motorhome Care
WINTERISATION/STORAGE
This is probably an opportune moment to
arrange for the Caravan or Motorhome to
have its annual service at your appointed
dealer.
The following applies whenever your
Caravan or Motorhome is stored particularly
during the winter months.
Do not park near trees or larch type fences,
due to possible wind damage.
Keep any grass around the floor of the
Caravan or Motorhome short, to maintain air
flow and stop any possible damp getting
into the Caravan or Motorhome.
It is advised that the Caravan or Motorhome
is ventilated regularly throughout the
winterisation /storage period, opening
windows, doors and rooflights when
possible.
General
For care of the vehicle battery please
refer to the Fiat handbook in section
‘Correct use of the vehicle’ particularly
‘Vehicle inactivity’.
Charge up the on-board battery every 2
months.
Check your tyres regularly for signs of age
and deterioration, particularly wear, cracking
Leave the refrigerator door open.
and blistering. If in doubt consult a reputable
tyre fitter.
Leave furniture doors and lockers open to
allow air to circulate fully.
Water System
Soft Furnishings
Remove chopping board from bowl.
Clean and dust the upholstery and if
possible remove before placing the Caravan
or Motorhome into winter storage.
Alternatively, stand the cushions on their
edges to allow circulation of air.
All taps should be opened. Single lever
mixer taps, including the shower mixer,
should have the lever moved to the central
position and lifted to the open position for
hot and cold.
This will reduce the possibility of dampness
from condensation.
Drain water heater:
Open yellow handle on in line valve normally
adjacent to water heater. Valve is open when
handle is vertical.
Keep curtains or blinds closed, to minimise
fading of furniture.
If the blinds and/or flyscreens remain down
for a prolonged period of time, re-tensioning
of the springs will be necessary before
re-use.
Wheels and Tyres
Drain water tanks:
Fresh tank: remove the water dump plug
from inside the tank.
Waste tank: open in line valve adjacent to
the tank. Valve is open when handle is in line
with body of valve.
Do not store in one position with partially
deflated tyres. The tyre walls will suffer and
do present a real danger of blow outs,
especially when travelling at faster speeds
than are allowed in the UK.
With valves and switches set as previously
described to run taps from the fresh water
tank, the pump can be run momentarily to
assist purging the water tank and pipes.
Clean all cooking appliances and refrigerator.
The wheels should be turned every couple of
weeks.
Lubrication should be carried out at the
points illustrated in the general notes on
chassis maintenance.
Remove shower head. Let the shower hose
drain into the shower tray and then return to
holder.
If you are removing the wheels, follow the
jacking procedure for changing a wheel.
All moving parts should be checked for free
operation.
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The Caravan or Motorhome may be left in
this condition over winter or until ready to
use. It is recommended to leave the drain
taps in an open position during storage.
Before recomissioning the system, reverse all
above actions.
Fill the fresh water tank on the Thetford
Cassette porta potti (model specific) using a
hose or jerrycan until the water in the funnel
reaches the neck. Tank capacity is 15 litres.
Aqua Rinse may be added to improve
cleaning of bowl and flushing of unit.
Before recomissioning the system, reverse all
above actions.
Replace cap. Swing back the water fill funnel
until it touches the water tank.
The Thetford Cassette toilet is easily
winterised for storage.
Add Aqua Kem (100 ml) into the Cassette
(or 120 ml if using Aqua Kem Bio) through
the pour out spout. Add small amount of
water through the pour out spout and
replace the cap.
Empty remaining fresh water into the bowl by
activating the flush handle up and down or
by pressing the flush button (model
dependant).
Once pump has been cleared and water flow
has stopped completely, release into waste
tank. Remove waste tank and empty
contents in normal way.
To evacuate any remaining water from
the fresh water tank, place a container
underneath the drainplug and remove
drainplug.
When procedure has been completed replace
drainplug and waste holding tank. Clean the
seals and grease them if necessary after
drying, with acid free vaseline.
Leave the blade of the holding tank open.
Do not replace cap on the pour out spout,
to ventilate the holding tank.
Recomissioning the Water System
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Close the cold taps and ensure all the drain
taps are closed.
It is advisable after storage to flush the water
system initially with a sterilising agent (such
as Milton), and then with water repeating
until the system is well flushed through.
Connect the pump.
Fill the system with water until water flows
freely from the hot taps. About 2 gallons of
water will be required. Close the hot taps.
Appliances
Before starting motor caravanning after
storage, check all gas appliances and
electrical points.
Note: Preferably not less than once a year,
the electrical installation should be inspected
and tested by a qualified electrician.
After storage it is advisable to air the
Caravan or Motorhome and clean
throughout, especially cooking appliances
and the refrigerator.
Replace the bedding and wheels if they were
removed for storage.
Important
Always follow the manufacturers
recommended procedures after use of fitted
equipment in the Caravan or Motorhome,
before storing for any length of time.
Motorhome Care
CHASSIS AND REAR AXLE
Some models are built on Fiat Ducato base
vehicles, the chassis of which has been
converted by AL-KO. This conversion
provides a hot dipped galvanised steel
chassis coupled with a wide track rear axle
utilising steel torsion bar suspension,
imparting vastly improved stability and road
holding.
AL-KO EXHAUST SYSTEM
A standard Fiat exhaust system is fitted,
utilising an AL-KO modified tail pipe,
available through your approved dealer.
A standard Fiat exhaust system is fitted to all
other models, with the addition of a Swift
Group tail pipe.
CARING FOR THE
ENVIRONMENT
After many years of service you may decide
that your motorhome has become beyond
economic repair and should be disposed of.
Please ensure that you comply with the end
of life vehicle legislation and take it to an
authorised treatment facility where it will be
properly dealt with to minimise any negative
environmental impact. The transaction will be
logged at the DVLA, identifying that you are
no longer the owner of the vehicle.
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Owners Club ......................................................................... 156
Spares and After Sales Supercare ...................................... 156
Repair Facilities .................................................................... 156
USEFUL
INFORMATION
Caravan Clubs ....................................................................... 157
Motoring Organisations........................................................ 157
Trade Association.................................................................. 157
Useful Information
OWNERS CLUB
The Owners Club is a completely
independent organisation run for the benefit
of the motorhome owners. They have
numerous rallies during the year in various
parts of the country and every third year
there is a ‘Works Rally’ where owners have
the opportunity to visit the factory. Apart from
the friendliness and companionship the Club
generates it is also actively engaged in
charity work for those less fortunate than
ourselves. The address of the Secretary of
the Owners Club can be obtained from
Supercare (SML Ltd), Tel: 01482 875740 or
from the Swift Group website.
SPARES AND AFTER SALES
SUPERCARE
There are numerous items available from your
dealer ranging from door catches through to
spare wheels and touch-up paints. Please
note that all after sales enquiries must be
directed through your supplying dealer. The
after sales service at the factory is geared to
support our dealer network as is the service
provided by appliance manufacturers.
In the interest of safety, replacement parts for
an appliance shall conform to the appliance
manufacturer’s specifications and should be
fitted by them or their authorised agents.
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Note: Please remember to quote chassis
number when ordering any items from your
dealer.
Customer Care
Tel: 01482 875740
Fax: 01482 840082
NOTE:
The times for contacting Customer Care by
telephone are:
9am to 4pm Monday to Thursday.
9am to 12.45pm Friday.
Swift Group Website
www.swiftleisure.co.uk
Swift Group email enquiry
[email protected]
REPAIR FACILITIES
Should you be unfortunate enough to suffer
a major accident with your motorhome it is
comforting to know that we have a
completely separate repair shop facility
where their fully trained experts will
undertake all types of major damage repair
work.
Repairs of a minor nature should be referred
first to your local dealer.
Useful Information
The enjoyment of your motorhome can be greatly enhanced by
membership of one or more of the various caravanning, motoring
and holiday clubs. Here are some useful addresses:
CARAVAN CLUBS
MOTORING ASSOCIATIONS
TRADE ASSOCIATION
The Caravan Club,
East Grinstead House,
East Grinstead
West Sussex, RH19 IUA
Tel: 01342 326944
www.caravanclub.co.uk
Automobile Association (AA)
Fanum House,
Basingstoke,
Hants. RG1 2EA
Tel: 0990 448866
www.theaa.co.uk
email: [email protected]
National Caravan Council
Catherine House,
Victoria Road,
Aldershot,
Hampshire, GU11 1SS
Tel: 01252 318251
www.martex.co.uk/ncc
email: [email protected]
The Camping and Caravanning Club,
Greenfields House,
Westwood Way,
Coventry,
West Midlands.
Tel: 0845 130 7631
www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk
RAC Motoring Services
RAC House,
M1 Cross,
Brent Terrace,
London, NW2 1BX
Tel: 0990 722722
www.rac.co.uk
Green Flag National Breakdown
PO Box 300,
1, Cote Lane,
Leeds, LS99 2LZ
Tel: 0345 670345
The Society of Motor Manufacturers
and Traders Limited (SMMT)
Forbes House,
Halkin Street,
London SW1X 7DS
Tel: 020 7235 7000
www.smmt.co.uk
Swift Group Limited, Dunswell Road, Cottingham, East Yorkshire HU16 4JX.
Tel: (01482) 875740 email: [email protected] website: www.swiftleisure.co.uk
© 2007 SWIFT GROUP LTD
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Index
A
After Sales Support ....................................130
Arrival at Site ................................................35
Awnings/Tents ..............................................13
Awning (side Fiamma F45i) ........................143
B
Battery ..........................................................54
Bed Safety ..................................................140
Before Moving Off ........................................16
Blinds..........................................................136
Blown Air Ducts............................................76
C
Caravan Clubs ............................................157
Carbon Monoxide Alarm ..............................31
Care of Laminates ......................................141
CD/MP3 Player ...........................................145
Change of Ownership.................................161
Chassis and Rear Axle ...............................153
Children ........................................................32
Codes of Conduct ........................................12
Camp Sites...............................................12
Coastal Code ...........................................14
Country Code...........................................14
Condensation .............................................148
Connecting Services ....................................37
Consumption Figures ...................................52
Corner Steadies............................................30
D
DIY ..............................................................148
Dometic Refrigerators ..................................97
Doors ..........................................................140
Driving Licence .............................................19
E
Electrical Systems ........................................53
Battery ......................................................54
Control Panel............................................57
Mains Unit ................................................55
Power Control ..........................................57
Power System (12V) .................................56
Solar Panel Connection ...........................55
Transformer/Charger ................................56
Electricity ......................................................48
En-Route.......................................................23
En-Route Heating .........................................45
Environmental Care ....................................153
Escape Paths................................................32
Equipment Details ........................................67
Equipment Power Consumption ..................52
Exterior Care...............................................148
Extractor Hood ...........................................123
F
Fire ................................................................26
Fire Extinguisher ...........................................31
G
Gas ...............................................................42
Butane Gas ..............................................42
Propane Gas ............................................42
Regulators ................................................42
Gas Connection............................................45
Gas Cylinder Changing ................................44
Gas Leaks.....................................................44
Gas Schematic .............................................41
Gas Safety ....................................................43
Generator guidelines ....................................66
Grill..............................................................120
H
Heating .........................................................72
Hob .............................................................120
Hotplates ....................................................120
I
L
Interior Care ................................................150
M
Mains Electrical Equipment Consumption ...51
Mains Inlet Cable..........................................50
Mains Socket/Water Connection..................38
Mains Unit.....................................................55
Microwave Oven.........................................124
Motorhome Care ........................................146
Chassis/Rear Axle ..................................153
Exhaust System .....................................153
Exterior ...................................................148
Interior ....................................................150
Modifications..........................................148
Winterisation/Storage.............................151
Motorhome Code .........................................11
Motoring Organisations ..............................157
Motorhome Terms ........................................16
O
Omnistep Double Step ...............................142
Omnistep Slide-Out ....................................141
Oven ...........................................................121
Overseas Connections .................................49
Owners Club...............................................156
Large Storage Areas.....................................18
Levelling the Vehicle .....................................36
Loading the Vehicle ......................................17
P
Passenger Seats...........................................18
Positioning the Motorhome ..........................36
Power System (12V) .....................................56
Preparing for the Road .................................15
Punctures (fix & go) ......................................25
R
Reading Lamp (12V) ...................................141
Refrigerators .................................................97
Repair Facilities ..........................................156
Reversing camera monitor .........................145
Rooflights....................................................138
Roof Loading ................................................18
S
Safety & Security ..........................................29
Satellite navigation .....................................145
Seat Belts .....................................................19
Seat Swivel .................................................139
Security.........................................................32
Service Inspection Record .............................8
Shower........................................................141
Shure Flo Pump............................................91
Side Locker.................................................140
Smoke Alarm ................................................30
Solar Panel Connection................................55
Space Heaters ..............................................72
Spares.........................................................156
Spare Wheel Removal ..................................24
Stoves Hobs, Grills and Ovens ..................119
T
Table ...........................................................140
TEB Fan ........................................................75
Thermal Insulation and Heating ..................47
Thetford Cassette Toilet ......................127/131
Thetford Refrigerators ................................108
Three Point Seat Belts..................................19
Toilets..........................................................127
Towing Advice ..............................................20
Trade Association .......................................157
Transformer/Charger Unit .............................56
Truma S3002 Space Heater .........................72
Truma Combi 4/6..........................................85
Truma Ultraheat ............................................74
Truma Ultrastore Water Heater.....................69
Trumatic C6002 ............................................77
TV aerials ....................................................144
TV LCD/DVD/CD/MP3/DVB unit ................145
Tyres..............................................................18
U
V
Useful Information ......................................155
W
Warranty .........................................................2
Water Heater.................................................69
Water Pump (FLOJET) ..................................95
Water System ...............................................38
Water Tanks & Systems................................93
Windows .....................................................136
Winterisation/Storage .................................151
Wiring diagrams ...........................................50
Vehicle Classifications ..................................20
Ventilation ................................................32,43
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