2016 Jayco White Hawk Brochure 1

2016 Jayco White Hawk Brochure 1
0190626.2016
2016 WHITEHAWK
Generations of family fun.
PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER
THE JAYCO ECOADVANTAGE IS OUR COMPANY'S COMMITMENT TO
PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT. Through Jayco's company-wide
sustainability program, we're creating better ways to build better RVs using
fewer natural resources. Already, our initiative has created significant impact.
As of 2014 our company has:
Recycled
 7,192 tons of wood
 2,354 tons of scrap metal
 1,428 tons of cardboard and paper
Conserved
 9,997,400 gallons of fresh water, enough to meet the
daily needs of 133,293 Americans.
 34,277 gallons of gas, enough for Americans to drive
more than 957,600 miles.
 Enough electricity to power 1,745 homes for a year.
Saved
60,900 mature trees.
 Enough landfill airspace to meet the annual disposal
needs of a community of 44,683 people.
We're proud of our results, and we know those numbers show that a little
initiative can go a long way. The Jayco EcoAdvantage is our way of making
sure endless generations can enjoy the Great Outdoors..
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WARNING: READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL AND COMPONENT
MANUFACTURER SUPPLIED INFORMATION BEFORE USING YOUR RV.
This manual has been provided by Jayco, Inc. for the sole purpose of providing
instructions concerning the operation and maintenance of this vehicle and its components.
Nothing in this manual creates any warranty, either expressed or implied. The only
warranty offered by Jayco, Inc. is as set forth in the limited warranty applicable to this
vehicle.
The owner’s failure to provide required service and/or maintenance could result in the loss
of warranty. The owner should review Jayco’s limited warranty and the limited warranties
that apply to specific components that are offered with this vehicle.
Instructions are included in the manual for operating various components which are
optional on some vehicles or may not be available on your particular model. “If so
equipped” does not indicate or imply that the component(s) or option(s) were at any
time available, or can be retrofitted to your model. In addition, the owner should refer
to individual manufacturer’s operating instructions contained in the owner’s packet.
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Section 1: WARRANTY & SERVICE
About This Manual ........................................................................................................... 1-1
Customer Relations ........................................................................................................... 1-5
Customer Responsibility ................................................................................................... 1-3
Dealer Responsibility ........................................................................................................ 1-4
Jayco Customer First Emergency Roadside Assistance .................................................... 1-6
JayPlus™ Extended Service Contract ............................................................................... 1-6
Jayco Travel Club ............................................................................................................. 1-6
Manufacturing Process...................................................................................................... 1-3
Jayco Towable Rental Limited Warranty........................................................................ 1-12
A Notice To Jayco Dealers ............................................................................................. 1-12
Obtaining Emergency Warranty Repair ............................................................................ 1-6
Obtaining Service At Jayco............................................................................................... 1-7
Obtaining Service For Separately Warranted Items .......................................................... 1-7
Options & Equipment ....................................................................................................... 1-3
Parts & Accessories .......................................................................................................... 1-8
Reporting Safety Defects .................................................................................................. 1-2
Safety Alerts ..................................................................................................................... 1-1
Suggestions For Obtaining Service ................................................................................... 1-4
Towable Limited Warranty ............................................................................................... 1-8
Update Your Contact Information .................................................................................... 1-4
Warranty Packet................................................................................................................ 1-1
Section 2: OCCUPANT SAFETY
Combination Carbon Monoxide/Propane Alarm............................................................... 2-4
Cold Weather Usage ......................................................................................................... 2-7
Condensation .................................................................................................................... 2-7
Extended Or Full Time Usage ........................................................................................ 2-7
Fire Extinguisher ............................................................................................................. 2-2
Fire Safety......................................................................................................................... 2-2
Formaldehyde ................................................................................................................... 2-6
Secondary Means Of Escape (Exit Window) .................................................................... 2.1
Smoke Alarm .................................................................................................................... 2-3
SECTION 3: PRE-TRAVEL INFORMATION
Cargo Carrying Accessory Receiver (If So Equipped) ..................................................... 3-3
Hitch-Travel Trailer (Customer Supplied) ........................................................................ 3-4
Hitching Procedure-Travel Trailer .................................................................................... 3-6
Loading Your RV ............................................................................................................. 3-3
Rear Bumper ..................................................................................................................... 3-4
Safety Chains-Travel Trailer ............................................................................................. 3-5
Sway Control-Travel Trailer (Customer Supplied) ........................................................... 3-6
Tow Vehicle...................................................................................................................... 3-1
Vehicle Labels .................................................................................................................. 3-1
Weighing Your Tow Vehicle & RV ................................................................................. 3-7
Weight Distributing System-Travel Trailer (Customer Supplied) .................................... 3-6
Weight and Capacity Labels ............................................................................................. 3-2
Weight Terms ................................................................................................................... 3-1
Wire Harness/Connector Plug ........................................................................................... 3-7
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SECTION 4: TOWING & SET-UP
Brake System.................................................................................................................... 4-3
Breakaway Switch-Travel Trailer..................................................................................... 4-4
Campsite Hook-up ............................................................................................................ 4-8
Changing A Tire ............................................................................................................. 4-12
Emergency Stopping ........................................................................................................ 4-9
Emergency Towing .......................................................................................................... 4-9
Entrance Door .................................................................................................................. 4-4
Keyless Entry (If So Equipped) ........................................................................................ 4-5
Keys.................................................................................................................................. 4-4
Leveling The RV .............................................................................................................. 4-8
Patio Awning ................................................................................................................. 4-15
Set Up-Travel Trailer ..................................................................................................... 4-15
Spare Tire Carrier (If So Equipped) ............................................................................... 4-13
Stabilizer Jacks ................................................................................................................. 4-8
Steps-Entrance Door ......................................................................................................... 4-4
Tires................................................................................................................................ 4-10
Towing ............................................................................................................................. 4-1
Towing Behind Your RV ................................................................................................. 4-2
Wheel Lugs ...................................................................................................................... 4-9
SECTION 5: SLIDEOUT SYSTEMS
Electric Slide Room System ............................................................................................ 5-1
Operating the Slideout ...................................................................................................... 5-1
Troubleshooting the Slideout............................................................................................ 5-3
SECTION 6: 30 AMP ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
12-volt DC Outlet (If So Equipped) ................................................................................ 6-5
12-volt DC System ......................................................................................................... 6-4
12-volt Fuse Panel .......................................................................................................... 6-5
120-volt (30 AMP) AC System (If So Equipped)............................................................ 6-9
120-volt (50 AMP) AC System (If So Equipped).......................................................... 6-10
30 AMP Power Cord ...................................................................................................... 6-9
50 AMP Power Cord .................................................................................................... 6-11
Approximate Electrical Load Ratings ............................................................................. 6-8
Auxiliary Battery (Customer Supplied) .......................................................................... 6-6
Battery Disconnect Switch (If So Equipped) .................................................................. 6-7
Battery Isolator For Your Tow Vehicle (Customer Supplied) ........................................ 6-7
Calculating (30 AMP) Electrical Load ......................................................................... 6-10
Calculating (50 AMP) Electrical Load ......................................................................... 6-11
Connecting the Power Cord ............................................................................................ 6-3
Converter ........................................................................................................................ 6-3
Electrical System ............................................................................................................ 6-1
GFCI Receptacle .............................................................................................................. 6-2
In Case Of An Electrical Fire ......................................................................................... 6-1
Load Center .................................................................................................................... 6-7
Replacing Light Bulbs .................................................................................................... 6-9
Testing the Campsite Power Connection ........................................................................ 6-2
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SECTION 7: FUEL SYSTEMS
Calculating Propane Usage ............................................................................................... 7-9
Cooking With Propane Gas............................................................................................. 7-10
Installing Propane Cylinder(s) .......................................................................................... 7-5
Propane Gas Container ..................................................................................................... 7-2
Propane Gas System ......................................................................................................... 7-1
Propane Leak Test ............................................................................................................ 7-1
Propane Regulator............................................................................................................. 7-8
Propane Safety Procedures................................................................................................ 7-2
Traveling With Propane .................................................................................................. 7-11
Using The Propane System ............................................................................................... 7-8
SECTION 8: PLUMBING SYSTEM
12-volt Water Pump & Switch .......................................................................................... 8-3
Bathroom Tub/Shower .................................................................................................. 8-11
Black & Grey Tank Drains ............................................................................................. 8-17
Black/Grey Water Holding Tanks ................................................................................... 8-17
Black/Grey Water System............................................................................................... 8-16
Black Tank Flush (If So Equipped) ................................................................................ 8-18
Draining the Fresh Water System ................................................................................... 8-11
Faucets ............................................................................................................................ 8-10
Fresh Water Connections .................................................................................................. 8-4
Fresh Water Holding Tank................................................................................................ 8-3
Fresh Water System .......................................................................................................... 8-2
Hardware & Sink or Shower Fixtures ............................................................................. 8-11
Monitor Panel (If So Equipped) ........................................................................................ 8-1
Outside Shower (If So Equipped) ................................................................................... 8-10
Plumbing System Maintenance ......................................................................................... 8-1
Sanitizing the Plumbing System ..................................................................................... 8-12
Toilet............................................................................................................................... 8-19
Water Heater ..................................................................................................................... 8-6
Water Heater Bypass Valves (If So Equipped) ................................................................. 8-9
Water Pressure Regulator (Customer Supplied) ............................................................... 8-4
Winterizing the Plumbing System .................................................................................. 8-14
SECTION 9: HEATING & COOLING
Air Conditioner – Roof Mount (If So Equipped) ............................................................. 9-1
Air Conditioner – Wall Mount (If So Equipped) ............................................................. 9-1
Ducting & Return Air ..................................................................................................... 9-1
Furnace ......................................................................................................................... 9-2
Power Roof Vent (If So Equipped) .................................................................................. 9-1
Thermostat ....................................................................................................................... 9-1
SECTION 10: APPLIANCES
BBQ Grill (If So Equipped) ........................................................................................... 10-2
Cleaning Your Refrigerator ............................................................................................ 10-4
Cooking With Propane ................................................................................................... 10-3
Drop In Cooktop (If So Equipped) ................................................................................ 10-1
Exterior Refrigerator (If So Equipped) ......................................................................... 10-6
In Case of Grease Fire ................................................................................................... 10-4
Kitchen Stove, Range or Oven (If So Equipped) ........................................................ 10-1
Microwave (If So Equipped)........................................................................................... 10-1
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Outside Kitchen (If So Equipped) ................................................................................. 10-5
Range Hood (If So Equipped) ........................................................................................ 10-3
Refrigerator .................................................................................................................... 10-4
Washer/Dryer Prep (If So Equipped).............................................................................. 10-5
Water Heater-See Plumbing Section .............................................................................. 10-5
SECTION 11: ELECTRONICS
Television Power Supply (If So Equipped) ................................................................. 11-2
Television Roof Antenna (If So Equipped) .................................................................... 11-1
SECTION 12: INTERIOR
ABS Plastics .................................................................................................................. 12-5
Booth Dinette (If So Equipped) ..................................................................................... 12-2
Cabinetry & Tables ........................................................................................................ 12-3
Cleaning The Interior .................................................................................................... 12-1
Countertops ................................................................................................................... 12-3
Décor Items .................................................................................................................... 12-4
Flooring .......................................................................................................................... 12-4
Free-Standing Table & Chairs (If So Equipped) ........................................................... 12-2
Furniture Upholstery ..................................................................................................... 12-2
Pantry (If So Equipped) .................................................................................................. 12-3
Sofa ................................................................................................................................ 12-1
Wall Panel ...................................................................................................................... 12-3
SECTION 13: EXTERIOR
Cleaning The Exterior .................................................................................................... 13-1
Exterior Roof & Sidewall Vents .................................................................................... 13-3
E-Z Lube Axle ............................................................................................................... 13-3
Frame ............................................................................................................................. 13-3
Roof Ladder (If So Equipped) ........................................................................................ 13-4
Sealants .......................................................................................................................... 13-4
Windows ........................................................................................................................ 13-4
SECTION 14: TRAVEL/CAMPING/STORAGE CHECKLISTS
Maintenance Checklist ................................................................................................... 14-3
Ready to Leave Checklist ............................................................................................... 14-1
RV Start-Up.................................................................................................................... 14-1
RV Storage .................................................................................................................... 14-2
SECTION 15: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Featured Components Quick Reference Chart ............................................................... 15-4
Change of Address/Ownership Form ............................................................................. 15-6
Maintenance Record ....................................................................................................... 15-1
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JAYCO TOWABLE
Congratulations! Thank you for selecting a Jayco Recreation Vehicle. We are excited to
welcome you to our growing RV family. Jayco is the largest privately held manufacturer
of recreation vehicles in the world. We are committed to being the most respected name in
RVs. We invite you to drop by our Visitors Center located in Middlebury, Indiana. To
book a group tour or check our scheduled factory tour times (free admission, closed
holidays) please call 1-800-RV-JAYCO.
ABOUT THIS MANUAL
This manual is a guide to operation of the features, equipment and controls in your
recreation vehicle. Our recreation vehicles are available in several sizes and models, so
accessories and components may differ. Some equipment described in this manual may
not apply to your RV. If you find components vary significantly from what is described,
please contact your dealer to ensure you have the correct information. Nothing in this
manual creates any warranty, either expressed or implied.
This Owner's Manual and Warranty Packet are to be considered permanent components of
the vehicle. Keep them in your recreation vehicle at all times for personal reference. If
the RV is sold, they should remain with the vehicle for the next owner. Nothing in this
manual creates any warranty, either expressed or implied, nor does it cover every possible
detail of equipment, standard or option, installed on or in your RV.
Information, illustrations and specifications in this manual reflect the most current
available at the time of publication approval, are subject to change and not intended to
indicate actual size.
WARRANTY PACKET
There are components that are excluded from the vehicle warranty, or are warranted
separately by their own individual manufacturer’s limited warranty. The Warranty Packet
contains these component manufacturer supplied manuals or information sheets, warranty
cards and/or registrations. Consult this information for questions regarding operating,
maintenance, servicing instructions and warranty coverage. It is important you complete
and mail warranty cards and registrations within the prescribed time limits to avoid loss of
warranty coverage.
SAFETY ALERTS
Throughout this manual, certain items are labeled NOTE, CAUTION, WARNING, and
DANGER. These terms will alert you to precautions that can involve risk to your vehicle
or to your personal safety.
Read and follow them carefully. National Safety Associations and organizations require
many of the instructions listed. Always use the appropriate safety gear when servicing or
maintaining your motor home. Please call your dealer or our customer service
representatives if you are unsure how to proceed.
These signal words indicate precautions and potential situations, which if not avoided, may
result personal injury, property damage, or damage to your motor home. These
precautions are listed in the appropriate areas in this Owner's Manual, and in the
information contained in the Owner's Portfolio and Chassis Guide, and on safety labels
affixed to your motor home. Read and follow them carefully.
NOTE: Gives helpful information
This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential personal injury
hazards. Obey all safety messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible
injury or death.
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CAUTION
Indicates a potential situation that, if not avoided, may result in property damage or
damage to your motor home.
CAUTION
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation that, if not avoided, may result in minor or
moderate injury. It may also be used to alert against unsafe practices.
WARNING
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation that, if not avoided, may result in death or
serious injury.
DANGER
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation that, if not avoided, will result in death or
serious injury. This alert information is limited to the most extreme situations.
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
In the United States
If you believe that your RV has an alleged defect that could cause a crash or cause injury
or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) and Jayco.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a
safety defect exists in a group of vehicles it may order a recall and remedy campaign.
However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your
dealer or Jayco. For additional information, please refer to the NHTSA website at
www.safercar.gov.
To contact NHTSA by phone:
Call the Department of Transportation (DOT) Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888- 327-4236
and a NHTSA representative will record your complaint information (TTY: 1-800-4249153 or 1-202-484-5238).
To contact NHTSA by mail:
Office of Defects Investigations/CRD
NVS-216
1200 New Jersey Ave SE
Washington, DC 20590
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In Canada
If you believe your RV has an alleged safety defect, you should contact Transport Canada
and Jayco. Transport Canada prefers to be called instead of posted mail or email as it
enables their investigators to confirm that your information is correct, and to answer your
questions accurately. For additional information, please refer to the Transport Canada
website at www.tc.gc.ca.
To contact Transport Canada by phone:
Call 1-800-333-0510 (or 1-613-993-9851 if you are calling from the Ottawa region) and
ask to speak to a defect investigator.
To contact Transport Canada by mail:
Road Safety and Motor Vehicle
Regulation Directorate
Transport Canada
Tower C, Place de Ville
330 Sparks Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N5
MANUFACTURING PROCESS
Jayco recreation vehicles are manufactured for use as temporary living
quarters for recreation, camping and travel uses, all as defined by the
bylaws of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA).
This recreation vehicle is not intended for use as a full-time residence or for
commercial use. Commercial use means using the RV as a business asset
such as a mobile office or using the RV for lease or rental purposes.
Jayco reserves the right to discontinue or change specifications or design at any time
without notice and without incurring any obligation whatsoever. RV’s built for sale in
Canada may differ to conform to Canadian Codes.
OPTIONS & EQUIPMENT
The JAYCO recreation vehicle is available in several sizes and models, so accessories and
components may differ slightly between models. Some equipment described in this
manual may not apply to your vehicle.
Jayco reserves the right to discontinue or change specifications or design at any time
without notice, and to make additions or improvements without incurring any obligations
upon itself to install these changes on its products previously manufactured. Recreation
vehicles built for sale in Canada may differ to conform to Canadian Codes.
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITY
It is important you read and understand all instructions and precautions before operating
the recreation vehicle. Even if you are an experienced RV'er we encourage you to
thoroughly read this Owner's Manual, as well as the information contained in your
Warranty Packet.
As technology advances, new improvements enter the RV industry every day, and each
RV manufacturer has its own unique manufacturing process.
Familiarize yourself with the applicable warranties. There are components that are
excluded or warranted separately by their individual manufacturer’s limited warranty (refer
to the Warranty Packet).
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As the owner of the RV, you are responsible for regular and proper maintenance
performed in accordance with this manual and the OEM manuals. Regular and proper
maintenance will help prevent conditions arising from neglect that are not covered by
warranty. It is your responsibility and obligation to return your RV to your dealer for
warranty service repair.
UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION
Please notify Jayco Customer Service as soon as possible of a change of address by writing
or calling us. For notification of a change of ownership, please fill out the appropriate
form located in this manual and mail it to Jayco Customer Service along with
documentation showing proof of ownership. Please include your current vehicle mileage
(motorized only).
DEALER RESPONSIBILITY
At the time of sale of the new RV, your Jayco dealer is expected to:
 Deliver your RV in the best condition possible. Your RV must pass the
 dealer’s pre-delivery inspection (PDI), including all systems tests.
 Provide orientation of the RV, its systems, components and operation.
 Request that you read all warranty information and explain any provision not clearly
understood.
 Ensure you receive the Warranty Packet. Your dealer can assist you in completing the
OEM warranty cards or registrations, and locate any required component model or
serial numbers.
 Complete and return the “Warranty Registration and Customer Delivery Form” to
Jayco within 10 days of delivery to activate the applicable warranty coverage.
The Limited Warranty is activated only after Jayco receives a signed and dated
“Warranty Registration and Customer Delivery Form” from your dealer.
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE
To help ensure your dealer provides the level of service you expect, here are some
suggestions we would like to make:
Contact your dealer at once… Do not wait until you are ready to use your RV. Your
dealer may not be able to service it immediately and/or the repair may require parts be
ordered. The dealer’s service department is busiest on Mondays, Fridays and before the
holidays.
Prepare for the appointment… If you are having warranty work performed, be sure to
have the right papers with you. Take your warranty folder and have your vehicle
information available. All work to be performed may not be covered by the warranty.
Discuss additional charges with the service personnel.
Prepare a list… Provide your dealer with a written list of specific repairs needed. It is
important that you provide any vehicle repair history to the dealer’s service personnel.
Keep a maintenance log of your vehicle’s service history. This can often provide a clue to
the current issue.
Be reasonable with your requests… If you leave a list with several items and you need
your vehicle returned back by a specific time, discuss the situation with the dealer’s
service personnel and list your items in order of priority. This may include making a
second appointment for work not completed or parts that the dealer may need to order.
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Don’t expect to look over the technician’s shoulder… Please don’t be offended if you
are told you cannot watch the work being done. Some insurance requirements forbid
admission of customers to the service area.
Inspect the work performed… Finally, check out the service or repair job when you pick
up your vehicle. Notify the dealer’s service personnel immediately of any dissatisfaction.
If you can’t return the vehicle immediately for repair, make an appointment as soon as
possible.
Please be aware that all service shops require notification of any issues with their repairs
within a specified time limit. Make sure you are familiar with their repair policies.
CUSTOMER RELATIONS
Jayco has empowered its dealers to make warranty and repair decisions. If a special
circumstance occurs that requires information from Jayco, we have asked your dealer’s
service management to make the contact on your behalf. This is why you should always
talk to your dealer’s service management first.
 NOTE: Please provide the following information when contacting us for
assistance:
 Customer name and current location.
 Phone number where you can be reached.
 17-digit chassis Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or 9-digit Serial Number.
 The current vehicle mileage.
 Your date of purchase.
 If applicable, the component description, serial number and model number.
 A detailed description of the concern.
The name of your selling dealer.
o If different from above, the contact information for the RV repair facility you are
contacting Jayco to discuss.
Mailing address
Shipping address
Jayco, Inc.
Jayco, Inc.
Customer Service
Customer Service
P.O. Box 460
100 Bontrager Drive
903 S. Main Street
Bldg 42 Door 4220
Middlebury IN 46540
Middlebury IN 46540
Phone (toll-free)
(800) 283-8267
Phone (local)
(574) 825-0608
Fax (toll-free)
(866) 709-9139
Brochure request
info@Jayco.com
Parts email
parts@Jayco.com
Service email
service@Jayco.com
Website
www.Jayco.com
An important note about alterations and warranties
Installations or alterations to the original equipment vehicle as distributed by Jayco are not
covered by the Jayco Limited Warranty. The special body company, assembler, equipment
installer or upfitter is solely responsible for warranties on the body or equipment and any
alterations (or any effect of the alterations) to any of the parts, components, systems or
assemblies installed by Jayco. Jayco is not responsible for the safety or quality of design
features, materials or workmanship of any alterations by such suppliers.
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JAYCO TRAVEL CLUB
All owners of Jayco RVs are eligible for membership in
the Jayco Travel Club. The club promotes family camping and
the active use of your RV with others who have similar
interests in the RV lifestyle.
One “International Rally” is held each year in various locations around the United States
and Canada. In addition, the club offers a variety of local and regional activities throughout
the year.
By belonging to the Jayco Travel Club, you will find new ways to enjoy your RV and
make friends all across the country.
For more information, please visit
www.Jaycorvclub.com or call 1-800-262-5178.
JAYPLUS™ EXTENDED SERVICE CONTRACT
Don’t let unexpected repair costs keep you from traveling
toward your dreams. Protect yourself with a JayPlus™
Extended Service Agreement. For more information,
contact your dealer or call 1-800-527-3426.
Your dealer can help you obtain a JayPlus™ insurance quote from GMAC Insurance or
call 1-877-484-2261 (Savings Code: GL 2A).
JAYCO CUSTOMER FIRST EMERGENCY ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
Jayco has teamed up with Coach Net, the largest RV emergency road service in the
country to give you 24 hour, 7 days a week assistance in obtaining dependable service
when and where you need it. We are offering this free of charge for the first year of
ownership from the date of purchase (certain restrictions apply*).
You may continue your Customer First Roadside Assistance benefits in the following
years by contacting Coach Net to discuss any applicable terms and rates for this
independently continued coverage at 1-877-801-0333.
For further details and instructions on how to access your Roadside Assistance benefits,
please refer to your Member Benefit Guide which will be mailed 6-8 weeks from the date
the completed Warranty Registration and Customer Delivery Form is received by Jayco,
or by contacting Coach-Net (www.coach-net.com) at 1-877-801-0333.
*To qualify for coverage, your RV must be eligible as set forth under the terms of the
applicable “Limited Warranty” offered by Jayco.
OBTAINING EMERGENCY WARRANTY REPAIR
A roadside emergency can happen at any time, whether your RV is new or old. If you are
traveling, using the following guidelines can help get you back on the road faster.
1. Call 1-800-RV-JAYCO or use our website dealer locator to find an authorized Jayco
dealer in your area. Contact them for an appointment; they will handle all warranty
repair billing and returned parts for you.
2. If you cannot locate an authorized Jayco dealer near you, ask the campground staff
for referrals or check the local telephone yellow pages. Or contact Jayco Customer
Service or your selling dealer for assistance in locating a repair facility.
a. Contact the RV repair facility to discuss your situation and make an
appointment. Ask how their billing will be handled. They may choose to bill
Jayco directly; otherwise, you are expected to pay them.
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b.
Have the RV repair facility inspect your RV. Either they or you must call Jayco
Customer Service to discuss applicable warranty coverage prior to any repair
work being performed.
c. Jayco Customer Service will issue an authorization number upon warranty repair
approval and advise if any original parts need to be returned.
d. Once Jayco Customer Service has issued an authorization number, the RV repair
facility may begin actual repair to your RV.
e. Inspect the completed repair work thoroughly. If you are not satisfied,
communicate that immediately to the RV repair facility management. Make sure
you are satisfied with the repair before you pay or leave the premises.
f. For reimbursement, either you or the RV repair facility must send a copy of your
itemized repair bill and all requested return parts by UPS (regular ground, freight
pre-paid) within 60 days of the completed repair date.
To expedite processing your warranty claim, include your name, address, phone number,
RV 17-digit VIN and authorization number. If returning parts, include a copy of your
return freight bill.
Obtaining weekend or after business hours repair assistance
If an authorized Jayco dealer is not located nearby, contact your selling dealer for
assistance. If your dealer is closed, check with the campground staff or telephone yellow
pages for an RV repair facility. Have the item repaired and contact Jayco Customer
Service immediately the following business day.
Failure to contact Jayco Customer Service, unauthorized or improper warranty repairs, or
failure to return requested original parts may result in loss of reimbursements and/or loss
of warranty.
OBTAINING SERVICE FOR SEPARATELY WARRANTED ITEMS
Your selling dealer is responsible for servicing your recreation vehicle before delivery, and
has an interest in your continued satisfaction. We recommend your dealer perform all
inspection, warranty and maintenance services. Some dealers may be authorized service
centers for those OEMs whose products are warranted separately and excluded from the
Limited Warranty.
OBTAINING SERVICE AT JAYCO
Should your RV be in need of service, and your dealer recommend that the repairs be
made at the Jayco Factory Service Center, your RV may be returned to us with the
following guidelines*:
 You or your dealer must make a confirmed appointment a minimum of 60 days prior
to dropping off your RV at the Jayco Factory Service Center.
 The holding tanks must be emptied and rinsed. We have a dumping station available
for customer use.
 The propane system and all electrical systems must be shut down and turned off. We
are not responsible for discharged batteries or propane tanks.
 During the appropriate season, please ensure your RV is winterized.
 Unless prior approval has been obtained from the Jayco Factory Service Center, all
personal items must be removed from the area where you are requesting service repair
and the refrigerator emptied. We are not responsible for loss of food items.
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All transportation costs are the responsibility of the owner. You may need to arrange
for alternative accommodations for some types of repairs. Please be prepared
accordingly
*Jayco Customer Service occasionally utilizes local independent repair facilities.
Your RV may be referred to or repaired by one of these local repair facilities.
PARTS & ACCESSORIES
Contact your independent Jayco dealer for assistance in obtaining replacement parts or
accessories. Jayco does not sell parts retail direct or to non-authorized dealers. If the
original part is no longer available, Jayco makes every effort to provide an appropriate
substitute.
TOWABLE LIMITED WARRANTY
WHAT AND WHO IS COVERED
The Jayco warranty covers this recreational vehicle (“RV”), when used only for
its intended purpose of recreational travel and camping, for two (2) years. It covers RV’s
that are sold in, and remain in, the United States, U.S. Territories and Canada, only. The
warranty period begins on the date that the RV is delivered to the first retail purchaser by
an independent, authorized dealer of Jayco, or, if the dealer places the vehicle in service
prior to retail sale, on the date the RV is first placed in such service. In the event that a
substantial defect in material or workmanship, attributable to Jayco, is found to exist
during the warranty period, it will be repaired or replaced, at Jayco’s option, without
charge to the RV owner, in accordance with the terms, conditions and limitations of this
limited warranty.
This limited warranty applies to the first consumer purchaser only. All rights and
limitations within this warranty are applicable to the original owner of the RV only.
Jayco’s limited warranty only covers substantial defects in materials, components, or parts
of the RV attributable to Jayco. It does not replace, modify, or apply to the warranties
provided by the manufacturers that supply the products used by Jayco to assemble the RV,
like the frame. You may contact an independent, authorized dealer for details.
Jayco’s obligation to repair or replace defective materials or workmanship is the
sole obligation of Jayco under this limited warranty. Jayco reserves the right to use new or
remanufactured parts of similar quality to complete any work, and to make parts and
design changes from time to time without notice to anyone. Jayco reserves the right to
make changes in the design or material of its products without incurring any obligation to
incorporate such changes in any product previously manufactured. Jayco makes no
warranty as to the future performance of this RV, and this limited warranty is not intended
to extend to the future performance of this RV, or any of its materials, components or
parts. In addition, the RV owner’s obligation to notify Jayco, or one of its independent,
authorized dealers, of a claimed defect does not modify any obligation placed on the RV
owner to contact Jayco directly when attempting to pursue remedies under state or federal
law.
LIMITATIONS, EXCLUSIONS AND DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY THAT IS FOUND TO ARISE BY WAY OF
STATE OR FEDERAL LAW, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF FITNESS, IS
LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION SET FORTH IN THIS LIMITED
WARRANTY AND IS LIMITED IN SCOPE OF COVERAGE TO THE SCOPE OF
COVERAGE OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.
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Jayco makes no warranty of any nature beyond that contained in this limited warranty.
Jayco does not authorize any person to create any other obligation or liability for it
regarding this RV, and Jayco is not responsible for any representation, promise or warranty
made by any dealer or other person beyond what is expressly stated in this limited
warranty, and no one has the authority to enlarge, amend or modify this limited warranty.
Any selling or servicing dealer is not Jayco’s agent, but an independent entity.
JAYCO SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT MAY RESULT FROM BREACH OF THIS
LIMITED WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY.
THIS EXCLUSION OF CONSEQUENTIAL AND INCIDENTAL DAMAGES
SHALL BE INDEPENDENT OF ANY FAILURE OF THE ESSENTIAL PURPOSE
OF ANY WARRANTY, AND THIS EXCLUSION SHALL SURVIVE ANY
DETERMINATION THAT THIS LIMITED WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTY HAS FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or
the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations
or exclusions may not apply to you.
HOW TO GET SERVICE
To obtain warranty service the owner must do all of the following:
1.
Notify an independent, authorized dealer of Jayco, or Jayco, of the substantial defect
in material or workmanship attributable to Jayco, within the warranty coverage period
designated above;
2.
Provide the notification mentioned in (1), above, within ten (10) days of when the
owner discovered, or should have discovered, the substantial defect in material or
workmanship attributable to Jayco;
3.
Promptly schedule an appointment with and take the RV to an independent,
authorized dealer of Jayco, or Jayco, for repairs; and
4.
Pay any freight or transportation costs, import duties, fees and all incidental
expenses associated with obtaining warranty service.
For warranty service simply contact one of Jayco’s independent, authorized service
centers for an appointment and then deliver your RV to the service center on the specified
appointment date. If you need assistance you may contact Jayco, at 903 S. Main Street,
P.O. Box 460, Middlebury, Indiana 46540, Attn: Customer Service, (574) 825-5861, (800)
283-8267 or www.jayco.com.
NOTE: Jayco does not control the scheduling of service work at the independent,
authorized dealerships. You may encounter some delay in scheduling or completion of
work. Also, you must notify the selling dealer at time of delivery to have work performed
on any defect that occurred at the factory during manufacture at no cost to you as provided
by this limited warranty. (See below under WHAT IS NOT COVERED).
If two (2) or more service attempts have been made to correct any covered defect
that you believe impairs the value, use or safety of the RV, or if it has taken longer than
thirty (30) days for those types of repairs to be completed, you must, to the extent
permitted by law, notify Jayco directly, in writing, at the above address, of the
unsuccessful repair(s) of the alleged defect(s) so that Jayco can become directly involved
in making sure that you are provided service pursuant to the terms of this limited warranty.
WHAT IS NOT COVERED
By way of example only, this limited warranty does not cover any of the
following: defects in materials, components or parts of the RV not attributable to Jayco;
items that are added or changed after the RV leaves the possession of Jayco; additional
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equipment or accessories installed at any dealership, or other place of business, or by any
other party, other than Jayco; any RV used for rental or other commercial purposes (Note:
It shall be concluded that the RV has been used for commercial and/or business purposes if
the RV owner or user files a tax form claiming any business or commercial tax benefit
related to the RV, or if the RV is purchased, registered or titled in a business name); any
RV sold or used outside the United States, U.S. Territories or Canada; any RV not used
solely for recreational travel and camping; any RV purchased through auction or
wholesale; any RV purchased from a dealer that is not an authorized dealer of Jayco;
normal wear, tear or usage, such as tears, punctures, soiling, mildew, fading, or
discoloration of exterior plastic or fiberglass, or soft goods, such as upholstery, drapes,
carpet, vinyl, screens, cushions, mattresses and fabrics; the effects of condensation or
moisture from condensation inside the RV or failure to provide adequate ventilation; mold
or any damage caused by mold to the inside or outside of the RV; imperfections that do not
affect the suitability of the RV for its intended purpose of recreational use or items that are
working as designed but that you are unhappy with; problems, including water leaks,
related to misuse, mishandling, neglect or abuse, including failure to maintain the RV in
accordance with the owner’s manual, or other routine maintenance such as inspections,
lubricating, adjustments, tightening of screws and fittings, tightening of lug nuts, sealing,
rotating tires; damage due to accident, whether or not foreseeable, including any acts of
weather or damage or corrosion due to the environment, theft, vandalism, fire, or other
intervening acts not attributable to Jayco; service items such as windshield wiper blades,
lubricants, fluids, filters, etc.; damage resulting from tire wear or tire failure; defacing,
scratches, dents, chips on any surface or fabric of the RV; damage caused by off road use,
overloading the RV or alteration of the RV, or any of its components or parts; wheel
alignment or adjustments to axles when caused by improper maintenance, loading or
damage from road hazards, including off road travel, wheel damage or balancing or
damage from tire failures. Also, any costs associated with obtaining service, including by
way of example, travel costs, are specifically excluded from the coverage of this warranty.
In addition, this limited warranty does not cover any material, component or part
of the RV that is warranted by another entity, including, by way of example, handling,
braking, wheel balance, muffler, tires, tubes, batteries, gauges, generator, hydraulic jacks,
inverter, converter, microwave, television, DVD/CD player, radio, speakers, television,
refrigerator, range, hot water heater, water pump, stove, carbon monoxide detector, smoke
detector, propane detector, furnace or any air conditioner. (Note: The written warranty
provided by the manufacturer of the component part is the direct responsibility of that
manufacturer).
Defects and/or damage to interior and exterior surfaces, trim, upholstery and
other appearance items may occur at the factory. These items are usually detected and
corrected at the factory or by the selling dealer prior to delivery to the retail customer. You
must inspect your RV for this type of damage when you take delivery. If you find any such
defect or damage you must notify the selling dealer at time of delivery to have these items
covered by this limited warranty and to have work performed on the items at no cost to
you as provided by this limited warranty.
EVENTS DISCHARGING JAYCO FROM OBLIGATION UNDER WARRANTY
Certain things completely discharge Jayco from any obligation under this
warranty and void it. By way of example, the following shall discharge Jayco from any
express or implied warranty obligation to repair or replace any defect that results from: any
rental or other commercial use or purchase of the RV (as defined in this warranty), any RV
sold outside of, or used outside of, the United States, U.S. Territories or Canada, through
an auction or wholesale or by a non-authorized dealer, any defect in a separately
manufactured component part, owner neglect or failure to provide routine maintenance
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(See Owner’s Manual), unauthorized alteration, off road use, collision or accident, whether
or not foreseeable, including any acts of weather or damage or corrosion due to the
environment, theft, vandalism, fire, explosions, overloading in excess of weight ratings,
and tampering with any portion of the RV, or any use of the RV as a semi-permanent or
permanent home.
LEGAL REMEDIES
Any action to enforce any portion of this limited warranty, or any implied
warranty, shall be commenced within six (6) months after expiration of the warranty
coverage period designated above. Any performance of repairs shall not suspend this
limitation period from expiring. Any performance of repairs after the warranty coverage
period has expired, or performance of repairs regarding anything excluded from coverage
under this limited warranty shall be considered “good will” repairs, and they will not alter
the express terms of this limited warranty, or extend the warranty coverage period or this
limitation period. In addition, this warranty is not intended to extend to future
performance, and nothing in this warranty, or any action of Jayco, or any agent of Jayco,
shall be interpreted as an extension of the warranty period or this limitation period. Some
states do not allow a reduction in the statute of limitations, so this reduction may not apply
to you.
WARRANTY REGISTRATIONS
Your warranty registration records should be completed and delivered to the
manufacturers of component parts. The selling dealership will assist you in completing and
submitting the Jayco product warranty registration form. That form must be returned to
Jayco within ten (10) days of your taking delivery of the RV. Your Jayco warranty will not
be registered unless this warranty registration is completed and received by Jayco. Failure
to file this warranty registration with Jayco will not affect your rights under this limited
warranty as long as you can present proof of purchase, but it can cause delays in obtaining
the benefits of this limited warranty, and it may inhibit any servicing facility’s ability to
provide proper repairs and/or part replacement.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
It is the owner’s responsibility to perform proper care and maintenance of the
RV, and to assure correct load distribution. For details regarding this, please see your
Jayco owner’s manual and the owner’s manuals of the chassis manufacturer and other
component part manufacturers. These outline various care and maintenance that is required
to maintain your RV. Please review all manuals supplied with your RV, and contact your
selling dealership or supplier of the component part if you have questions. Note: Failure to
maintain the RV as noted in those manuals voids this limited warranty, and any damage to
the RV as a result of your failure to perform such care, is not covered by this limited
warranty.
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO
HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
JAYCO, INC.
903 S. Main Street * P.O. Box 460 * Middlebury, IN 46540
Telephone: 574-825-5861 or 800-283-8267
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NOTICE TO JAYCO DEALERS
This Owner’s Manual contains the Towable Limited Warranty that applies to this
RV. However, if the Jayco dealer decides to use this RV for rental purposes, then
the Towable Limited Warranty will not apply to this RV. The Towable Limited
Rental Warranty applies in that situation.
If, on the other hand, the Jayco dealer sells this RV to a retail customer then the
rental warranty would not be applicable. The rental warranty does not apply to
retail consumers.
Jayco’s rental program is applicable to the following product lines:
 Jay Series Camping Trailers
 Jay Series Sport Camping Trailers
 Jay Feather Ultra Lite EXP Travel Trailers
 Jay Feather Ultra Lite SLX Travel Trailers
 White Hawk Travel Trailers
 Jay Flight Travel Trailers
 Jay Flight SLX Travel Trailers
 Jay Flight Bungalow Travel Trailers
 Jay Flight DST
 Eagle Travel Trailers
 Eagle Fifth Wheels
 Eagle HT Fifth Wheels
 Eagle Premier FW
 Designer FW
 Pinnacle Fifth Wheels
 Octane Toy Haulers
 Seismic Fifth Wheel Toy Haulers
If you have any questions regarding this, please contact Jayco Customer Service
at (800) 283-8267 or (574) 825-0608.
JAYCO TOWABLE RENTAL LIMITED WARRANTY
WHAT AND WHO IS COVERED
The Jayco warranty covers this recreational vehicle (“RV”), when used only for
recreational travel and camping, including recreational travel and camping by renters of
the Dealer, for one (1) year. This limited warranty applies to the original Dealer only, and
it is not transferable. The warranty period begins on the date that Dealer first places the RV
in rental service. In the event that a substantial defect in material or workmanship,
attributable to Jayco, is found to exist during the warranty period, Jayco will reimburse the
Dealer either the reasonable costs of repair or the reasonable costs of replacement of the
defect, (Jayco’s option), in accordance with the terms, conditions and limitations of this
limited warranty.
Jayco’s obligation to reimburse Dealer for the reasonable costs of repair or
replacement of defective materials or workmanship is the sole obligation of Jayco under
this limited warranty. Jayco reserves the right to use new or remanufactured parts of
similar quality to complete any work, and to make parts and design changes from time to
time without notice to anyone. Jayco reserves the right to make changes in the design or
material or its products without incurring any obligation to incorporate such changes in
any product previously manufactured. Jayco makes no warranty as to the future
performance of this RV, and this limited warranty is not intended to extend to the future
performance of this RV, or any of its materials, components or parts. In addition, the
Dealer’s obligation to notify Jayco, of a claimed defect does not modify any obligation
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placed on the Dealer to contact Jayco directly when attempting to pursue remedies under
state or federal law.
LIMITATIONS, EXCLUSIONS AND DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY THAT IS FOUND TO ARISE BY WAY OF
STATE OR FEDERAL LAW, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF FITNESS, IS
LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY
AND IS LIMITED IN SCOPE OF COVERAGE TO THE SCOPE OF COVERAGE
OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.
Jayco makes no warranty of any nature beyond that contained in this limited
warranty. Jayco does not authorize any person to create any other obligation or liability for
it regarding this RV, and Jayco is not responsible for representation, promise or warranty
made by any dealer or other person beyond what is expressly stated in this limited
warranty, and no one has the authority to enlarge, amend or modify this limited warranty.
Any selling or servicing dealer is not Jayco’s agent, but an independent entity.
JAYCO SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT MAY RESULT FROM BREACH OF THIS
LIMITED WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. THIS EXCLUSION OF
CONSEQUENTIAL AND INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SHALL BE INDEPENDENT
OF ANY FAILURE OF THE ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY WARRANTY, AND
THIS EXCLUSION SHALL SURVIVE ANY DETERMINATION THAT THIS
LIMITED WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY HAS FAILED OF ITS
ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or
the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations
or exclusions may not apply to you.
HOW TO GET SERVICE
To obtain reimbursement of warranty service the owner must do all of the following:
Notify Jayco of the substantial defect in material or workmanship attributable to Jayco,
within the warranty coverage period;
1. Provide the notification mentioned in (1), above, within ten (10) days of when the
owner discovered, or should have discovered, the substantial defect in material or
workmanship attributable to Jayco;
2. Promptly and appropriately make the necessary repairs; and
3. Pay any freight or transportation costs, import duties, fees and all incidental expenses
associated with obtaining warranty service.
If you need assistance you may contact Jayco, at 903 S. Main Street, P. O. Box 460,
Middlebury, Indiana, 46540, Attn: Customer Service (574) 825-5861, (800) 283-8267 or
www.jayco.com. Also, you must notify Jayco within three (3) days of delivery to you to
have work performed on any defect or damage to appearance items that occurred at the
factory during manufacturer or during delivery at no cost to you as provided by this limited
warranty. (See below under WHAT IS NOT COVERED).
If two (2) or more service attempts have been made to correct any covered defect that
you believe impairs the value, use or safety of the RV, or if it has taken longer than thirty
(30) days for those types of repairs to be completed, you must, to the extent permitted by
law, notify Jayco directly, in writing, at the above address, of the unsuccessful repair(s) of
the alleged defect(s) so that Jayco can become directly involved in making sure that you
are provided service pursuant to the terms of this limited warranty.
WHAT IS NOT COVERED
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By way of example, only, this Limited Warranty does not cover any of the
following: defects in materials, components or parts of the RV not attributable to Jayco;
items that are added or changed after the RV leaves the possession of Jayco; additional
equipment or accessories installed at any dealership, or other place of business, or by any
other party, other than Jayco; any RV not used solely for recreational travel and camping;
all soft goods, normal wear, tear or usage, such as tears, punctures, soiling, mildew, fading,
or discoloration of exterior plastic, fiberglass, upholstery, drapes, carpet, vinyl, screens,
cushions, mattresses and fabrics; the effects of condensation or moisture from
condensation inside the RV and failure to provide adequate ventilation; mold or any
damage caused by mold to the inside or outside of the RV; imperfections that do not affect
the suitability of the RV for its intended purpose of recreational use or items that are
working as designed but that you are unhappy with; problems related to misuse,
mishandling, neglect or abuse, including failure to maintain the RV in accordance with the
owner’s manual, or other routine maintenance such as inspections, lubricating,
adjustments, tightening of screws, tightening of lug nuts, sealing, rotating tires; damage
due to accident, whether or not foreseeable, including any acts of weather or damage or
corrosion due to the environment, theft, vandalism, fire, or other intervening acts not
attributable to Jayco; service items such as windshield wiper blades, lubricants, fluids,
filters, etc.; damage resulting from tire wear or tire failure; defacing, scratches, dents, chips
on any surface or fabric of the RV; damage caused by off road use, overloading the RV or
alteration of the RV, or any of its components or parts.
In addition, this limited warranty does not cover any material, component or part
of the RV that is warranted by another entity, including, by way of example, handling,
braking, wheel balance, muffler, tires, tubes, batteries, gauges, generator, hydraulic jacks,
inverter, converter, microwave, television, DVD/CD player, radio, speakers, television,
refrigerator, range, hot water heater, water pump, stove, carbon monoxide detector, smoke
detector, propane detector, furnace or any air conditioner. (Note: the written warranty
provided by the manufacturer of the component part is the direct responsibility of that
manufacturer).
Defects and/or damage to interior and exterior surfaces, trim, upholstery and
other appearance items may occur at the factory or during delivery of the RV to you.
These items are usually detected and corrected at the factory. You must inspect the RV for
this type of damage when you take delivery from Jayco.
If you find any such defect or damage you must notify Jayco within three (3) days of
delivery of the RV to you to have these items covered by this limited warranty and to have
work performed on the items covered by this limited warranty.
EVENTS DISCHARGING JAYCO FROM OBLIGATION UNDER WARRANTY
Certain things completely discharge Jayco from any obligation under this
warranty and void it. By way of example, the following shall discharge Jayco from any
express or implied warranty obligation to repair or replace any defect that results from: any
defect in a separately manufactured component part, any neglect or failure to provide
routine maintenance by you or anyone you rent the RV to (See Owner’s Manual),
unauthorized alteration, off road use, collision or accident, whether or not foreseeable,
including any acts of weather or damage or corrosion due to the environment, theft,
vandalism, fire, explosions, overloading in excess of weight ratings, and tampering with
any portion of the RV.
LEGAL REMEDIES
Any action to enforce any portion of this limited warranty, or any implied
warranty, shall be commenced within six (6) months after expiration of the warranty
coverage period designated above. Any performance of repairs shall not suspend this
limitation period from expiring. Any performance of repairs after the warranty coverage
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period has expired, or performance of repairs regarding any thing excluded from coverage
under this limited warranty shall be considered “good will” repairs, and they will not alter
the express terms of this limited warranty, or extend the warranty coverage period or this
limitation period. In addition, this warranty is not intended to extend to future
performance, and nothing in this warranty, or any action of Jayco, or any agent of Jayco,
shall be interpreted as an extension of the warranty or this limitation period. Some states
do not allow a reduction in the statute of limitations, so this reduction may not apply to
you.
WARRANTY REGISTRATIONS
Your warranty registration records should be completed and delivered to the
manufacturers of component parts. The Jayco product warranty registration form must be
returned to Jayco within ten (10) days of your taking delivery of the RV. Your Jayco
warranty will not be registered unless this warranty registration is completed and received
by Jayco. Failure to file this warranty registration with Jayco will not affect your rights
under this limited warranty as long as you can present proof of purchase, but it can cause
delays in obtaining the benefits of this limited warranty, and it may inhibit any servicing
facilities’ ability to provide proper repairs and/or part replacement.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
It is your responsibility to perform proper care and maintenance of the RV, and
to assure correct load distribution. For details regarding this, please see your Jayco owner’s
manual and other component part manufacturers. These outline various care and
maintenance that is required to maintain your RV. Please review all manuals supplied with
the RV, and contact Jayco or the supplier of the component part if you have questions.
Note: failure to maintain the RV as noted in those manuals voids this limited warranty, and
any damage to the RV as a result of your failure to perform such care, is not covered by
this limited warranty.
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO
HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
JAYCO, INC.
903 S. Main Street * P.O. Box 460 * Middlebury, IN 46540
Telephone: 574-825-5861 or 800-283-8267
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SECONDARY MEANS OF ESCAPE (EXIT WINDOW)
Your recreation vehicle has been equipped with a window(s) that serves as a secondary
means of escape. The window(s) will allow a quick exit from the vehicle during an
emergency if access to the main entrance door is not available. Its red latches and label
easily identify it.
Do not remove the label listed below from its location at the exit window:
Exit Window Label
When parking your recreation vehicle, make sure the egress window is not blocked by
trees or other obstacles. Make sure the ground below the window is solid and can be used
as an escape path.
Practice opening the window before an emergency occurs, and make sure all occupants
know how to operate it:
The egress window(s) must be locked during transit.
Your recreation vehicle may be equipped with one of the following exit window styles.
Flip latch style: (2 per window)
Push up on the front lip of the latch (upper arrow) and the
latch unfolds.
Push up on the front lip of the latch again (lower arrow) to
unhook the latch from the window.
When both latches are unhooked, push out on the window
which is hinged at the top. Exit the vehicle.
The screen does not need to be removed from the window.
Slider window latch style:
Pull the lever down to unlock the window. Slide
the window to the right to open and exit the
vehicle. The screen does not need to be removed
from the window.
Lever style latch:
Remove the screen by pulling the red tab (upper right
arrow). Pull the lever out from the sash clamps. Swing
the lever out so it is positioned straight out from the
window. Push the lever (and window) out to open and
exit the vehicle.
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FIRE SAFETY
If a fire does start, follow these basic safety rules:
1. Have everyone evacuate the vehicle immediately.
2. After everyone is clear and accounted for, check the fire to see if you can attempt to
put it out.
3. If it is large, or the fire is fuel-fed, get clear of the vehicle and have the Fire
Department handle the emergency.
4. Do not attempt to use water to put out the fire. Water can spread some types of fire,
and electrocution is possible with an electrical fire.
Refer to the following sections for additional fire safety information.
 Electrical Systems, In case of an electrical fire.
 Appliances, In case of a grease fire.
FIRE EXTINGUISHER
Fire extinguishers are classified and rated by fire type, A, B and C. These classifications
identify the kinds of fires or burning materials they are designed to fight.
Class A - Solid materials such as wood, paper, cloth, rubber and some plastics.
Class B - Liquids such as grease, cooking oils, gasoline, kerosene or other flammable
liquids.
Class C - Electrical such as electrical wires or other live electrical equipment.
A dry chemical fire extinguisher has been installed by the entrance door. It is suitable for
extinguishing small fires of the Class B or C type only.
We suggest you become thoroughly familiar with the operating instructions displayed on
the side of the fire extinguisher.
NOTE: For information on how to use your fire extinguisher, refer to the fire
extinguisher user’s manual provided by the fire extinguisher manufacturer.
Inspection and maintenance
Read and follow all instructions on the label and user’s manual provided by the fire
extinguisher manufacturer.
 Inspect the extinguisher at least once a week (more frequently if it is exposed to
weather or possible tampering). This should also be done before beginning a vacation
or during an extended trip.
WARNING
Do not check the pressure, test or practice using the fire extinguisher by squeezing
the trigger, even briefly. The fire extinguisher is not rechargeable or refillable.
Once used, it will gradually lose pressure and will not be fully charged for use in an
emergency.
DANGER
Do not turn the electrical power back on or plug in any appliances after the use of a
fire extinguisher. Please refer to the fire extinguisher’s user manual for further
instructions on maintenance and clean up.
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SMOKE ALARM
Some of the most common fire safety issues are burning candles, smoking in bed, leaving
children unattended and cleaning with flammable fluids. The smoke detector is intended
to help reduce those risks.
Your vehicle is equipped with a smoke alarm that is listed for use in Recreation Vehicles.
They are not fool proof. Smoke alarms only work if they are operational and maintained.
Be sure to read, understand and follow the user information provided from the
manufacturer of the smoke alarm, including information regarding the limited life of
smoke alarms.
Please be aware the smoke alarm cannot detect fires if the smoke does not reach it.
Anything preventing smoke from reaching the alarm may delay or prevent an alarm (i.e., a
closed door may prevent smoke from reaching an alarm on the other side of the door, etc.).
WARNING
This smoke alarm will not alert hearing impaired residents. Special alarms
with flashing strobe lights are recommended for the hearing impaired
There are instances when the smoke detector alarm may not be heard. Though the alarm
horn in this detector meets or exceeds current UL standards, it may not be heard for many
reasons. These include (but not limited to): a closed or partially closed door, the alarm
may be drowned out by other noise like the TV, stereo, traffic, weather, air conditioner or
other appliances.
Operation
The smoke alarm is operational once the battery is correctly installed. The LED light will
indicate the battery is functioning properly. When the production of combustion is sensed,
the smoke detector sounds a loud alarm that continues until the air is cleared. The LED
light will also give a visual indication of a sounding alarm.
How to test
Stand at arm's length from the smoke alarm when testing as the alarm horn may be harmful
to your hearing. The alarm horn is loud to alert you to an emergency. The test button will
accurately test all functions. Never use an open flame from a match or lighter to test this
smoke alarm.
A warning label is located near the smoke alarm Please do not remove the following label
from your recreation vehicle:
Smoke detector warning label
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COMBINATION CARBON MONOXIDE/ PROPANE ALARM
Your RV is equipped with a combination carbon monoxide (CO)/propane alarm that is
listed for use in recreation vehicles. The combination carbon monoxide/ propane alarm
will only work if it is operational and maintained.
WARNING
The carbon monoxide detector installed is intended for use in ordinary indoor
locations of recreation vehicles. It is not designed to comply with Occupational
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) commercial or industrial standards.
Do not disconnect the battery or the alarm.
Individuals with medical problems may consider using warning devices that provide
audible and visual signals for carbon monoxide concentrations under 30 PPM.
This alarm will only indicate the presence of carbon monoxide gas at the sensor.
Carbon monoxide gas may be present in other areas.
The ultimate responsibility for protection against toxic carbon monoxide fumes rests
solely on you. Installing a carbon monoxide/propane alarm is just the first step in
protecting your family from toxic carbon monoxide poisoning
The alarm is wired directly to the RV 12-volt electrical system, with continuous power
being supplied by the RV battery. There is no 9-volt battery power supply in the carbon
monoxide/propane alarm. If the battery cable is disconnected at the battery terminals, the
combination alarm will not work.
Be sure to read, understand and follow the owner’s information from the manufacturer of
the combination CO/propane alarm that has been supplied in your Warranty Packet. This
includes information regarding the limited life of the alarm.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is an insidious poison. It is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas.
Many cases of reported carbon monoxide poisoning indicate while victims are aware they
are not feeling well, they become so disoriented they are unable to save themselves by
either exiting the vehicle or calling for assistance. Young children and household pets may
be the first affected.
WARNING
The following symptoms are related to carbon monoxide poisoning and should be
discussed with all members of the household:
Mild exposure: Slight headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue (often described as “flulike” symptoms).
Medium exposure: Severe throbbing headaches, drowsiness, confusion, fast heart
rate.
Extreme exposure: Unconsciousness, convulsions, cardio-respiratory failure, death.
Your combination carbon monoxide/propane alarm is designed to detect the toxic carbon
monoxide fumes that result from incomplete combustion, such as those emitted from
appliances, furnaces, fireplaces and auto exhaust. A carbon monoxide/propane alarm is
NOT A SUBSTITUTE for other combustible gas, fire or smoke alarms.
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This carbon monoxide alarm is designed to detect carbon monoxide gas from ANY source
of combustion. It is not designed to detect smoke, fire or any other gas.
Please note that there are hazards against which carbon monoxide detection may not be
effective, such as natural gas leaks or explosions.
This alarm is designed to sense the presence of carbon monoxide/propane gas, however
there are other combustible fumes or vapors that may be detected by the sensor including
(but not limited to ): acetone, alcohol, butane and gasoline.
These chemicals can be found in commonly used items such as deodorants, colognes,
perfumes, adhesives, lacquer, kerosene, glues, wine, liquor, most cleaning agents and the
propellants of aerosol cans.
High temperatures can activate glue and adhesive vapors. If you close up a recreation
vehicle on a hot day, the chemicals used in its construction may be detected for months
after the vehicle was constructed (for more information, refer to Section 2, Formaldehyde).
What you should do if the alarm sounds
WARNING
Actuation of this detector indicates the presence of carbon monoxide which can kill
you.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Operate the RESET/SILENCE button.
Call your emergency services (fire department or 911).
Immediately move to fresh air (outdoors or by an open door or window)
Do not re-enter the premises or move away from the open door or window until the
emergency service responders have arrived, the premises have been aired out, and
your alarm remains in its normal condition.
If your alarm reactivates within a 24-hour period, repeat steps 1-4 and call a qualified
appliance technician to investigate for sources of carbon monoxide from fuel burning
equipment and appliances, and inspect for proper operation of this equipment. Make sure
that motor vehicle(s) are not, and have not been, operating in an attached garage or
adjacent to the RV.
If problems are identified during this inspection, have the alarm serviced immediately.
Note any combustion equipment not inspected by the technician and consult the
manufacturer’s instructions or contact the manufacturer directly for more information
about carbon monoxide safety and this alarm.
WARNING
Never turn the 12-volt battery disconnect control to the off position and disconnect
the battery cable to silence an alarm. The alarm will automatically sense when the
level of carbon monoxide in the air reaches below dangerous levels. You should stay
outside the vehicle in fresh air until the alarm is silenced. When the alarm sounds, do
not stand too close to the alarm. The sound produced by the alarm is loud because it
is designed to wake a person in an emergency. Prolonged exposure to the alarm at a
close distance may be harmful to your hearing.
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Alarm Signals
 Normal Operation: The LED will maintain a steady green light, indicating that the
alarm is powered.
 CO alarm condition: The red LED light will remain steady and the alarm will sound
4 “BEEPS” then silent for 5 seconds. These signals indicate immediate action is
required.
 Propane gas alarm: The red LED light will flash and the alarm will sound a steady
tone. These signals indicate immediate action is required.
 Alarm malfunction/low battery:
The gas LED will remain off and the
Operational/CO LED will alternate re/green and the alarm will sound once every 15
seconds.
 End of life alarm: The LED will flash red/red, green/green and the alarm will
“BEEP every 25-30 seconds. The alarm should be immediately replaced.
Maintenance
Vacuum the alarm cover at least once a year. Clean the cover by hand using a cloth
dampened in clean water. Dry with a soft cloth. Do not spray the front panel of the alarm
with cleaning agents or waxes. This action may damage the sensor causing an alarm or
cause the alarm to malfunction. Do not paint the face of the alarm.
Testing the combination carbon monoxide/ propane alarm
WARNING
Test the alarm operation after the RV has been in storage, before each trip and at
least once per week during use.
The TEST/RESET button tests all ELECTRICAL functions of the alarm. The TEST/Mute
switch is located on the front of the alarm. Press and hold the test button for 1 second.
The alarm is working properly if the GREEN indicator light changes color to RED and the
horn beeps 4 times. The Gas LED should also blink red.
NOTE: Pressing the test button does not check the sensor operation. Refer to the
carbon monoxide/propane alarm manufacturers user’s manual provided in the Warranty
Packet for additional information on testing the sensors.
Repair or replace the combination carbon monoxide/propane alarm when the alarm no
longer functions. As with any electronic product, it has a limited life. Alarms that do not
work cannot protect you.
NOTE: The carbon monoxide/propane alarm manufacturer strongly recommends
replacement of the detector five years after the date of purchase.
Refer to the Warranty Packet for more information from the carbon monoxide/ propane
alarm manufacturer.
FORMALDEHYDE
Some components in the recreation vehicle contain formaldehyde-based adhesives that
may release formaldehyde fumes into the air for an unknown period of time. Individuals
who are allergic to formaldehyde gas fumes may experience irritation to eyes, ears, nose
and throat. Indoor air quality may also be affected by leaving your vehicle closed for a
period of time.
To aid in dissipation, ventilate the recreation vehicle by opening all windows and circulate
the air with a fan.
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The following label is located inside the vehicle near the entry door. The label should be
left permanently affixed to the recreation vehicle:
EXTENDED OR FULL TIME USAGE
Your new recreation vehicle has been built for enjoyment in a recreational manner. It is
not intended for use as full-time quarters or a permanent residence. Continuous living in
your vehicle could cause accelerated wear and damage to the various components.
CAUTION
Continuous or permanent living in your recreation vehicle may affect your warranty
coverage and may void the “Limited Warranty” applicable to your vehicle.
COLD WEATHER USAGE
When used in freezing or below freezing temperatures, the following precautions need to
be taken:
 Proper care should be taken with the fresh water and drainage systems to avoid
freeze-ups.
 Propane gas (if so equipped) and sufficient power is needed for protection from
possible freeze-ups on the propane gas regulator. Keep in mind that more frequent
furnace operation will substantially increase battery draw and propane gas use.
 During cool weather usage, ventilation or addition of a dehumidifier may be required
to reduce condensation.
 Check outside extrusions on compartment doors, locks, slide outs, windows, vents,
etc., for frozen moisture before operating to avoid damage to parts.
CONDENSATION
WARNING
Condensation should be taken seriously. Ignoring it can damage the recreation
vehicle (damage caused by condensation is not warrantable), and more importantly
could lead to mold or mildew issues which could be a health hazard.
Condensation is a natural phenomenon. The amount of condensation will vary with climate
conditions, particularly the relative humidity.
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To reduce condensation
Proper ventilation and, if needed, the use of a dehumidifier (customer supplied) will assist
in controlling condensation. Many RV and marine dealers carry small dehumidifiers sized
for RV use. Other suggestions are:
 Crack open windows and roof vents to allow warm moist air to escape.
 When taking a shower open the bath roof vent (if so equipped) approximately ½”
allowing the moisture to escape.
 Use the range hood fan (if so equipped) when cooking or washing dishes.
 Avoid hanging wet towels (or clothes) inside the RV to dry.
 If condensation is found in cabinets or closets, open those doors slightly to equalize
the temperature and provide ventilation.
Uncontrolled condensation can cause dampness, mildew, etc., inside your RV. Be sure to
make strong effort to control condensation. Repairs due to condensation are not covered
under the terms of the Limited Warranty or the Extended Limited Warranty.
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TOW VEHICLE
If you plan to tow your RV with a tow vehicle you already own, contact your automotive
dealer to find out your vehicle towing capacity. If you plan to purchase a new tow vehicle,
be certain to tell your automotive dealer the GVWR, size and type of RV that you will be
towing (some tow vehicles can be purchased with an optional tow package). As a
minimum requirement, the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of your RV must not
exceed your tow vehicle’s towing rating.
Some automotive manufacturers publish brochures that discuss towing considerations. Ask
your automotive dealer how to obtain a copy of this information. If applicable, verify if the
brochure ratings are listed “with” or “without” an optional tow package.
VEHICLE LABELS
Decals and data plates used throughout the RV aid in its safe and efficient operation;
others give service instructions.
Read all decals, data and instruction plates before operating your RV. If any decal, data or
instruction plate is painted over, damaged or removed, it should be replaced.
Keep a record of the 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN), the 8-digit serial
number and your license number in the event theft or vandalism requires you to supply this
information to the authorities.
WARNING
The factory-installed weight labels are specific to the recreation vehicle for which
they are supplied and are not interchangeable. Do not remove these labels from your
RV. If labels are missing, contact your dealer or Jayco Customer Service for
replacements.
WEIGHT TERMS
GAWR - GROSS AXLE WEIGHT RATING – The value specified by the vehicle
manufacturer as the load-carrying capacity of a single axle system, as measured at the tireto-ground interfaces. This is the total weight a given axle is capable of carrying.
GCWR - GROSS COMBINED WEIGHT RATING – The value specified by the trailer
manufacturer as the maximum allowable loaded weight of the trailer including full propane
cylinders, a full load of water, and full generator fuel if applicable.
GVWR - GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RATING – The value specified by the
manufacturer as the maximum permissible weight of the fully loaded trailer.
OCCC - OCCUPANT AND CARGO CARRYING CAPACITY - Is equal to the GVWR of
the trailer, minus the weight of the trailer (as completed at the factory) minus the weight of
all personal cargo, and, if applicable, minus the weight of a full tank (or tanks) of propane
and the full weight of potable water, including the water heater (if so equipped). Additions
to or other changes made to the trailer after it left the factory will affect (reduce) the
OCCC.
UVW - UNLOADED VEHICLE WEIGHT – The weight of the trailer as manufactured at
the factory with the weight of a full tank (or tanks) of propane.
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WEIGHT AND CAPACITY LABELS
There are 3 main types of labels that can be found on the exterior of the trailer, usually on
the roadside front corner of the trailer. Labels at this location will be a Federal
Certification label, an Occupant & Cargo Carrying Capacity label, and a Tire and Loading
Information label. An additional Occupant & Cargo Carrying Capacity label is also
located on the inward surface of the entry door.
OCCC Label (Occupant & Cargo Carrying Capacity)
This label is yellow in color and has two parts.
The upper portion of this label is the maximum
Occupant & Cargo Carrying Capacity that may be
placed in or on the trailer as it was manufactured
and weighed before leaving the factory. This
maximum capacity would not include the weight
of a full fresh water tank. The full load of water
weight would need to be subtracted from the
maximum cargo weight. Additions or other
OCCC Label (yellow)
changes made to the trailer after it leaves the factory
will affect (reduce) the OCCC.
The lower portion of this label indicates the weight value of the trailer as it was
manufactured and weighed at the factory. It includes full propane tanks and full generator
fuel (if so equipped).
You may question the total weight capacity of the tires on your RV being less than the
GVWR; this is correct. In order to calculate the actual weight on the RV tires, do not
include the tongue weight. The tongue weight is actually being carried by your tow
vehicle, not the RV tires.
For example: If the tires are rated at 2,000 lbs. each x 4 tires = 8,000 lbs. and the RV
has a GVWR of 9,000 lbs. with a tongue weight of 1,200 lbs. The actual weight on
the RV tires is (9,000 – 1,200) which equals 7,800 lbs. which is within the weight
rating of the tires.
If you have further questions, please contact your dealer or Jayco Customer Service.
Federal Certification Label:
The Federal Certification Label is required by
the government to verify the trailer complies
with all motor vehicle standards for Canada and
the United States. It includes the following
information: Manufacturer name, VIN, GVWR,
GAWR (front/rear), tire & rim sizes and cold
tire inflation pressures.
Federal Certification Label
Tire and Loading Label:
The Tire and Loading Label provides information
on the tire sizes, cold tire inflation pressures, the
VIN and maximum cargo capacity. The maximum
cargo capacity listed on the label does not include
the weight of a full load of water.
Tire & Loading Information
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LOADING YOUR RV
WARNING
Never load the RV in excess of the GAWR for either axle. Overloading your RV may
result in adverse handling characteristics and damage to the chassis.
WARNING
Your recreation vehicle’s load capacity is designated by weight, not by volume, so you
cannot necessarily use all available space when loading the vehicle. Do not exceed
your GVWR and ensure you are loading the vehicle as evenly as you can for the best
possible handling. Ensure heavy items are secured so they do not shift during travel.
WARNING
DO NOT EXCEED YOUR GVWR! This means you should weigh your RV as
loaded for your normal travel to determine the actual weight. If you exceed the
GVWR, you MUST remove items from the RV, or drain liquids, then re-weigh the
vehicle to ensure you have achieved a safe weight. Do not travel with full grey/black
holding tanks. This not only wastes gas but, depending upon the location of the grey or
black holding tanks, can affect handling characteristics.
WARNING
Store items in areas designated for storage. Do not store anything in the areas reserved
for the converter, electrical panels or the furnace or water heater, etc.
Store and secure all loose items inside the RV before traveling. Overlooked items such as
canned goods, or small appliances on the countertop, cooking pans on the range or freestanding furniture items can become dangerous projectiles during a sudden stop.
Distribute cargo side-to-side so the weight on each tire does not exceed one-half of the
GAWR for either axle. For traveling safety, it is important to make sure any tie down
straps (if so equipped) on appliances or furniture are secure.
CARGO CARRYING ACCESSORY RECEIVER (IF SO EQUIPPED)
WARNING
Receiver is for cargo carrying accessories ONLY. DO NOT tow any trailer or
other vehicle. Use for towing or exceeding load limit will void the warranty.
Failure to follow the instructions can cause the carrier to collapse or items to fall
which could cause an accident resulting in death or serious injury.
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REAR BUMPER
CAUTION
Do not add items to the RV rear bumper. Add-on items will eventually damage
your bumper. Damage caused by such aftermarket equipment installation or
improper loading voids the Towable Limited Warranty.
The rear bumper of your RV is not designed to carry cargo. Items that extend beyond the
bumper OR weigh over 100 lbs. (45kg) will place undo strain on the bumper.
The 100 lb. bumper capacity includes the weight of the spare tire that may have been
attached at the factory.
NOTE: Some items may fall within the given weight range, (like bike racks) however,
they can still cause damage. Over time, weight added to the bumper will cause damage
from the motion created while traveling. In addition, extra weight behind the axle may
reduce the hitch weight (leading to adverse handling conditions from wind gusts and/or
passing traffic
TRAVEL TRAILER HITCH (CUSTOMER SUPPLIED)
Hitch selection is important because it affects the towing and handling characteristics of
your RV. There are many kinds of hitches available for various uses and assuring that you
have the correct hitch installed is critical to a safe towing experience.
Ask your dealer about the proper class and type of hitch you need to purchase for your
individual tow vehicle/RV combination. A travel trailer requires a frame mounted hitch.
The hitch manufacturer assigns a hitch class rating based on the capacity that hitch has for
towing and a weight classification.
The weight classification is determined from the hitch’s weight carrying capacity (also
known as the tongue weight on a travel trailer). Before selecting a hitch, you must know
your GVWR and tongue weight.
The rating of the hitch package purchased should be equal to or greater than the
RV’s GVWR and the hitch weight.
CAUTION
Using an oversized or undersized hitch can cause damage to the RV frame. Jayco
cannot be responsible for the tow vehicle suspension system. The final ball height
after the tow vehicle/travel trailer combination is completely hooked up is a factor
that must be considered. To avoid overloading your trailer axles and minimize
possible handling difficulties, your trailer should be level when hooked to your tow
vehicle. Do not overload your tow vehicle.
Equipment that sometimes gives autos, trucks and sport utility vehicles a softer ride can
accentuate swaying when pulling a RV; conversely, suspension that is too stiff will
increase vibration, bounce and accelerate wear of your tow vehicle and RV combination.
Jayco cannot be responsible for the suspension system of any tow vehicle. There are
a variety of tow vehicle suspension systems available that will affect the ball height,
stability and levelness of a hooked up RV.
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Make sure your dealer is aware of the tow vehicle you are using so a compatible hookup is
achieved.
Travel trailer hitch weight
Maintain the proper tongue weight of the trailer. Stay within the target range of 10%-15%
of the overall gross weight (travel trailer weight plus contents).
Travel trailer hitch height & hitch ball
To determine the hitch height for your model, make sure that the
This unit hitch
trailer is level. When the loaded RV is hitched to the tow vehicle,
height is:
check the hitch ball height. This can be determined by measuring
the distance from the center of the hitch ball to the ground. Record
this number in the box for future reference.
Adjust the equalizing bars of the hitch assembly so that the tow
vehicle and the trailer are essentially level. A high hitch will transfer weight behind the
axles and cause the vehicle to fishtail. A low hitch will transfer additional weight to the
hitch. Refer to the hitch manufacturer instructions to adjust the weight-distributing hitch to
the proper height.
If you have additional questions, consult with your dealer. Make certain your Dealer is
aware of the tow vehicle you are using so a compatible hookup is achieved. Depending on
the model, your required travel trailer hitch ball diameter is either 2” or 2-5/16” (consult
your dealer for assistance).
TRAVEL TRAILER SAFETY CHAINS
Safety chain requirements vary from state to state. Your RV is equipped with chains to
meet SAE standard requirements for maximum gross trailer weight.
Always have the safety chains attached when towing. Install them as shown below so they
do not restrict sharp turns, but tight enough so they do not drag on the ground.
Safety chain installation
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Crisscross the left safety chain under the coupler and attach to the right mounting slot in
the trailer hitch; repeat with the right safety chain. Slack for each length should be the
same but not more than necessary to permit the vehicle to turn at its minimum radius.
TRAVEL TRAILER WEIGHT DISTRIBUTING SYSTEM (CUSTOMER
SUPPLIED)
A weight distributing hitch system provides a more stable tow vehicle/RV combination.
This system will spread the weight evenly to distribute it to the tow vehicle front and rear
axles and the trailer axle. Consult with your dealer to familiarize yourself with the
operation and requirements of the weight distributing hitch system. Be certain your tow
vehicle can carry the hitch weight.
TRAVEL TRAILER SWAY CONTROL (CUSTOMER SUPPLIED)
WARNING
A sway control device (customer supplied) should be used with your tow
vehicle/travel trailer combination. Consult with your Dealer to obtain the proper
equipment for your needs.
Sway control devices are available to reduce the sway produced by crosswinds, air
displacement caused by other vehicles passing you in transit, incorrect weight distribution,
excessive speed, the RV tires dropping onto the shoulder of the road, etc. You will also
want to discuss this purchase with your Dealer.
The use of a sway control device will help to control the side-to-side movement and keep
sway in check.
Suggestions for sway situations:
 Slowly ease your foot off the accelerator.
 Turn the steering wheel as little as possible. Natural lag time reaction when countersteering to correct sway could possibly make it worse.
 If the trailer is equipped with electric brakes, using the hand control will help to keep
the vehicles aligned.
 As soon as possible, stop to determine the cause of the sway. Check all equipment
and load distribution. If the problem cannot be solved immediately, contact your
Dealer for a service appointment (travel at a much reduced speed on your way there).
TRAVEL TRAILER HITCHING PROCEDURE
The following procedure will help to assist you in securely hooking up your RV to your
tow vehicle.
1. Make sure the trailer wheels are blocked.
2. Turn the tongue jack crank to raise the travel trailer tongue above the hitch ball.
3. Open the coupler latch on the travel trailer hitch.
4. Back the tow vehicle into the proper position.
5. Turn the tongue jack crank to lower the coupler onto the hitch ball.
6. Close the coupler latch after it is completely seated.
7. Install the (customer supplied) weight distributing bars (equalizers) as directed by the
OEM.
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8.
Remove the dolly wheel or platform and retract the tongue jack to its maximum
height.
9. Attach the breakaway switch cable to the tow vehicle.
10. Attach the safety chains.
11. Plug in your wire harness/connector plug from the tow vehicle to the travel trailer.
12. Walk around the RV to verify exterior lights are working correctly.
13. Remove the trailer wheel blocks.
 NOTE: If an Atwood brake actuator is used with an equalizing hitch, be sure the
hanger chains hang between straight down and forward up to 34°. Do not use less than 61/2” hanger chain length. For optimum brake performance, hang chains forward 34°. Refer
to the manufacturer’s owner’s manual for more information.
WIRE HARNESS/CONNECTOR PLUG
A 7-way wire harness/connector plug is wired into your trailer to connect electrical power
from the tow vehicle for travel. This supplies power to the RV brakes, tail lights, clearance
lights, turn signals, brake lights, etc. Wiring to operate your brakes must be the same size
in both the tow vehicle and RV (the RV brake wiring is 12-gauge wire).
When attaching wires to your tow vehicle, carefully and tightly tape all the connections for
moisture protection.
White
Blue
Green
Black
Red
Brown
Yellow
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Ground
Brakes
Running lights
Auxiliary battery charge line
Stop & left turn
Stop & right turn
Back up
7-way trailer plug Car end, rear view
The connector plug may build up corrosion with extended use and should be cleaned
periodically to insure good electrical contact. Make sure the connector plug is kept clean
and protected from road elements as you travel.
WEIGHING YOUR TOW VEHICLE & RV
WARNING
The actual weight of the vehicle, all options, liquids, the hitch weight, and your
personal cargo is important for you to know so you do not exceed the Gross Vehicle
Weight Rating (GVWR) of the recreation vehicle. The volume of space available for
storage may exceed the amount of available cargo capacity. Large storage
compartments have been designed to accommodate normal camping items, which are
bulky, but not necessarily heavy.
WARNING
DO NOT EXCEED YOUR GVWR! This means you should weigh your RV as
loaded for your normal travel to determine the actual weight.
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WARNING
If you exceed the GVWR, you MUST remove items from the RV, or drain liquids,
then re-weigh the vehicle to ensure you have achieved a safe weight. Weight labels
are posted inside your recreation vehicle so you can make a decision before you buy
about how much cargo capacity is important for you personally.
There are two important factors when loading your RV, total weight and balance. It is
imperative that you verify compliance within all applicable weight ratings. Overloading
your RV will void the Towable Limited Warranty and the warranties of many
component part manufacturers.
Have your RV weighed periodically at a public scale to determine the proper load
distribution. Keep in mind that individual scales will operate differently.
The surroundings of the scale need to be adequate to accommodate weighing each side of
your RV.
To weigh your tow vehicle and RV
WARNING
Total weight of your tow vehicle and RV must not exceed the GCWR. Do not
assume that you can tow a RV that happens to be within the capacity of the tow
vehicle hitch. By doing so, you may exceed the total GCWR of your tow vehicle and
RV towing combination.
WARNING
It is important to redistribute the load to avoid component failure as well as to
improve the handling characteristics of the vehicle.
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TOWING
WARNING
Your RV braking system is rated for operation at GVWR not GCWR.
WARNING
Whenever possible, do not travel with waste in the holding tanks. Liquid or debris in
the holding tank(s) may affect the towing characteristics and may result in property
damage or personal injury.
WARNING
The propane cylinder(s) should be turned off when traveling. Most refrigerators will
keep food cold or frozen for eight hours without running while you travel.
You will find that your RV will travel safely and comfortably at most posted trailer
highway speed limits. However, it will take longer than a passenger automobile to reach
that speed. Keep this in mind when overtaking and passing another vehicle.
Allow more time to go around the vehicle you are passing.
You cannot cut back into the traffic lane as quickly due to the longer length of your tow
vehicle/RV combination. Drive with caution to avoid situations that might require quick
momentum changes.
Even though your RV is equipped with brakes designed for GVWR, we suggest practicing
stopping away from traffic until you become accustomed to your RV’s stopping distance.
A good way to practice is at a large parking lot (where it is permissible). Easing to a stop
and starting smoothly saves wear and tear on your tow vehicle/RV combination.
Be aware of road surface conditions. Slow down well in advance of dips and bumps to
reduce the jolting to your tow vehicle/RV combination. Drive over them slowly and let the
trailer tires pass over them before accelerating. Cross railroad tracks slowly (always
release your brakes before crossing).
Adverse weather conditions and extremes in terrain may affect the performance and
handling of your tow vehicle. Do not operate the tow vehicle cruise control on icy or
extremely wet roads, winding roads, in heavy traffic or in any other traffic situation where
a constant speed cannot be maintained.
When descending a long hill, drop down into a lower gear (or lower range if you have
automatic transmission). Avoid conditions that require excessive and prolonged use of
your brakes. Apply and release brakes at short intervals to give them a chance to cool. The
tow vehicle transmission and engine will help in controlling downhill speed and can
lengthen brake life. The distance required to stop the RV is greater than an automobile’s.
Use care when accelerating or decelerating on a slippery surface. Abrupt speed changes
can cause skidding and loss of control.
Driving through water deep enough to wet the brakes may affect stopping distance or
cause the vehicle to pull to one side. Check the RV’s brake operation in a safe area to be
sure they have not been affected. Never operate any vehicle if a difference in braking
efficiency is noticeable.
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Vehicle Clearance
Remember some bridges, older ones in particular, may not support the weight of your tow
vehicle/RV combination. Know the weight and size of your towing combination and
observe any posted weight and clearance limits. The added height of roof air conditioners,
TV antennas or floodlights may cause clearance problems around some tunnels, canopies
and hanging signs.
Turning Corners
When turning, the tires do not follow the path of your tow vehicle tires. The RV will make
a tighter turn than the tow vehicle.
You must compensate for this action by carefully pulling the tow vehicle out into the
intersection further than you would normally so that the RV clears the curb (or any parked
vehicles along the curb).
When making a turn, check the road clearance and be aware of others. Have someone help
guide you out of a difficult parking space or traffic pattern. Swerves and sharp turns,
especially at high speeds, could result in loss of control of the RV.
Backing up
If your camping destination does not have pull through sites, pick a level site and back in
carefully. We suggest you stop near the site, get out of the RV and observe the surrounding
area. Check to ensure there are no obstacles in your path and that you have plenty of
vehicle clearance. Check for low-hanging tree limbs, posts, large rocks or other obstacles.
Try to choose a site that is on the driver’s side, so you can see what the rear of the RV is
doing. With the site on the passenger side, you would be backing into the site on your
blind side, which is more difficult.
When you determine the site conditions are satisfactory, maneuver the RV into position for
backing up into the site space. Back the RV up slowly using your tow vehicle mirrors as a
guide. Have another person outside the RV assist you until the RV is parked in the desired
position.
Parking
After the RV is in the desired location, set the tow vehicle parking brake and place the
transmission in park. Turn OFF the ignition switch. Go outside the RV and block all
wheels securely with wheel chocks. The wheel chocks can be wood blocks or purchased
items as long as they prevent the RV from rolling.
TOWING BEHIND YOUR RV
WARNING
If you do not have a Jayco factory installed hitch receiver, towing items behind
your Jayco RV, or overloading the rear, will void the warranty and may result in:
damage to the RV or add-on items, towing difficulties, property damage and/or
personal injury.
NOTE: IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A JAYCO FACTORY INSTALLED HITCH
RECEIVER, DO NOT TOW ANYTHING BEHIND YOUR RV. THE RV FRAME
AND BUMPER ARE NOT DESIGNED FOR TOWING.
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RV BRAKE SYSTEM
WARNING
Failure to maintain the brakes in proper working condition as specified in the
operator’s manual supplied by the axle OEM will cause property damage, personal
injury and possibly death. Consult with your dealer for assistance.
The electric brakes are designed to work with the tow vehicle brakes. To maintain proper
braking performance, both the RV and tow vehicle brakes must be used together. Separate
use of the braking systems will cause accelerated wear and damage.
When your RV is new, it is impossible to adjust the brake shoes precisely. It takes
approximately 1,000 miles and/or 50 medium to heavy stops to “burnish” fit or “seat”
the shoes to the brake drum. After the initial break-in period your brake shoes must
be adjusted accurately for best performance and increased durability.
Braking system components include:
 Tow vehicle battery
 Brake controller
 Wire harness/connector plug
 Trailer battery
 Breakaway switch
Hydraulic brakes (if so equipped)
Your camping trailer may be equipped with hydraulic surge brakes. These brakes operate
automatically as the tow vehicle’s brakes are applied. When the tow vehicle operator
begins to decrease speed and apply the brakes, the weight of the moving trailer pushes
forward and the coupler moved downward. This pressure moves the plunger, which in turn
pushes the piston and rubber cup inside the master cylinder. Brake fluid presses inside of
the wheel cylinder and activates the brake shoes against the drum.
As designed, the weight of a trailer pushing forward will activate the surge brake system.
When backing a trailer up hill, the trailer weight may activate the surge brake system,
making it difficult to continue to reverse.
1. Prior to backing up a slope or through soft ground, pull the RV forward slightly to
assure that the actuator socket is in the forward position.
2. Move the lever on the side of the actuator downward from the “towing position”
along the curved slot in the actuator frame to the “backup position.” The slot has a
notch at the bottom of its travel. Push the lever down to engage the locking notch.
3. The RV will now back up. This lever will slide into the correct position when pulling
forward.
It is extremely important to keep the master cylinder full at all times. An empty cylinder
invites moisture.
Tow vehicle battery
The tow vehicle battery is the primary source of power for your RV’s electric brake
operation. To ensure available power when needed, keep your tow vehicle battery and
charging system working properly.
Brake controller (customer supplied)
The brake controller should be installed in the tow vehicle to work in conjunction with the
RV electric brakes. Consult with your dealer or the brake controller OEM to decide what is
right for your towing combination.
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TRAVEL TRAILER BREAKAWAY SWITCH
CAUTION
NEVER use the breakaway switch and trailer brake system as a parking brake. Doing
so would create a high amp draw on the battery and converter. This can cause
damage to wiring, connectors and the breakaway switch.
The breakaway switch is a crucial part of the RV braking system. Located on the travel
trailer A-frame, this switch will apply the trailer brakes if the trailer becomes detached
from the tow vehicle. Attach the breakaway switch lanyard to a permanent part of the tow
vehicle (on a travel trailer do not attach it to the hitch ball or similar removable parts)
when hitching the trailer. If the RV becomes detached from the tow vehicle, the pull pin
will be pulled from the switch. This automatically causes the switch to “close” and
activates the RV brakes.
A battery (customer supplied) must be installed to activate the breakaway switch.
ENTRANCE DOOR STEP(S)
Make sure your entrance step is fully
extended before exiting the vehicle, and
retracted prior to towing.
Lubricating the step mechanism
Carefully clean the area around the pivot
points (the rivets involved in the motion of
the mechanism). Lubricate these pivot points
with an automotive grade, non-staining
lubricant every 30 to 60 days.
Wipe any excess lubricant off of the step and
then clean the entire step after lubricating.
RV Step
ENTRANCE DOOR
CAUTION
Make sure the entrance door is completely closed and locked when traveling. Locking
the door helps prevent it from opening unintentionally.
The entrance door is located on the curbside of the RV. Always hold onto the entrance
door when opening or closing it as damage caused because you failed to do so is not
covered by the Towable Limited Warranty.
KEYS
Several keys are provided when you purchase your vehicle. Most keys have an individual
key number stamped on the plate. Record these key numbers and keep the information in
a safe place. You can order a key blank from your dealer to have duplicate keys made. If
you lose the keys, contact your dealer or a locksmith for assistance. Make sure the keys
are not inside the vehicle before you close and lock the entrance door.
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NOTE: Locks on entrance and baggage doors need biannual lubrication using a light
coat of silicone spray. Conditions such as rain, salt, dust and pollution may increase the
maintenance needs.
KEYLESS ENTRY (IF SO EQUIPPED)
If your RV is equipped with a keyless entry system, it is a battery operated system.
Programming and changing batteries on the lock system are described in the following
sections.
For detailed instructions, please refer to the manufacturer’s operators manual included in
your warranty packet.
Battery powered keyless entry system:
The battery powered entry system is a 4 button touch pad programmable deadbolt lock.
The 4 buttons are labeled “1|2”, “3|4”, “5|6”, “7|8”. The button labeled “1|2” is the same
button whether the number 1 or 2 is desired. Please note this handle uses touch technology.
The buttons are activated by touch and do not require pressing the buttons. Touch the
button and lift finger from button for proper code entry.
Operation
The entry system incorporates proximity sensing to determine when you want to activate
the lock. To operate the lock you first must “wake up” the lock, by touching the “wake up
area” to the right of the buttons. The buttons will illuminate once the Touch Pad is
wakened. This indicates that the touch pad is ready for the code to be entered. (Refer to the
diagram on next page)
Preset Factory Code
The entry system has a factory set code of 3,7,1,5 followed by the Enter button. The Enter
button is the bottom button with the picture of the key. The Enter button is required to be
touched after the code is entered. The factory code resets every time the batteries are
removed for at least 10 seconds.
Programming New Code
To set a new code, wake up the lock by touching the “wake up area”. Then touch and hold
both the “3|4” button and the Enter Button for 2 seconds. The system will provide three
short beeps, indicating it is ready to accept a new code. Enter the new 4 digit code
followed by the Enter button. The system will provide four short beeps to indicate new
code acceptance. This new code will now activate the lock.
To reset the code, remove the batteries for at least 10 seconds. Re-install the batteries; and
follow the steps to Programming New Code.
System Fault Logic:
Action
Ready to Accept New Code
New Code Entered
Wrong Code Entered
Dead Bolt Locks
Dead Bolt Unlocks
Dead Bolt fails to Lock
Dead Bolt fails to Unlock
Low Battery
Response
Three short beeps
Four short beeps
One long beep
Two short beeps
Two short beeps
One long beep
One long beep
One Long beep after the Lock/Unlock beeps
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The lock will cycle up to 10 more times once the low battery indication occurs. After this
the final electric function in a low battery condition will be unlock and will not lock until
the batteries have been replaced. Please note that if the deadbolt is in the locked position
and the batteries die the deadbolt will remain locked. The key will always be able to
activate the deadbolt lock.
Please enter your Personal Code to prevent inadvertent programming
General Maintenance and Operating Guidelines
 Install fresh batteries as necessary. The lock is designed to function for months of
normal usage with fresh, high quality AA batteries. Battery life is highly dependent
upon battery quality, usage, and environment (temperature).
 Make sure there are no obstructions in the door frame to prevent Dead Bolt extension.
 Do not wash with power washer or high pressure cleaner. The lock is designed to
resist water intrusion to protect its electrical components from normal water
encounter such as rain.
 The lock uses Touch Technology. The buttons are activated by touching not pressing.
 Remove batteries when storing or not using this lock for extended periods of time.
(Note: the factory code will reset when the batteries are removed for longer than 10
seconds)
Rain Sensing Technology:
The lock system has Rain Sensing Technology to preserve battery life. Rain will wake up
the touch pad and illuminate the buttons. After a few seconds of contact from rain (water)
the lights turn off, but a code can be entered and the lock will function normally. The
same effect occurs if the operator touches a button for a prolonged period of time. The
buttons will illuminate, but then turn off. Again the lock will function normally.
Additional Security Feature:
The lock system recognizes the first 4 digits entered as the code. However if you feel
someone is watching you enter the code you can continue to enter digits after the first 4
prior to touching the enter button. For example, if your code is 8,1,3,9 and you felt like
you were being watched you would enter 8,1,3,9 then continue to touch additional digits
before touching the enter button and the lock will still operate.
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Trouble shooting
After installation the touch pad does not work
 Batteries are dead
 Batteries are not installed properly
 Plug not engaged properly
 Dead Bolt not engaging into Door Frame
 Obstruction in Door Frame
 Code not working
 Remove Batteries for 10 seconds then Program New Code
 Inside Paddle not Opening Latch
 Inside screws are not secured to the Housing.
 Buttons light but the Dead Bolt does not activate
 Replace the batteries
If the problem is not found on this list, please refer to the manufacturer’s operators manual.
Battery Installation:
The entry system uses 4 AA batteries for operation. We do not recommend zinc carbon
batteries for this application
Fresh batteries should be installed as necessary. Battery Life is highly dependent upon
battery quality, usage, and environment (temperature). Remove batteries if the lock will
not be used for extended periods of time.
The following steps are shown on the enclosed Battery Installation schematic.
1. Remove (2) 4x40 screws from Battery Compartment Lid. These screws are very
small so please take care in removal and installation.
2. Install the AA batteries in accordance with the orientation symbols shown in the
Battery Compartment. The batteries will fit tightly.
3. Install Battery Compartment Lid by aligning the (3) tabs on the lid with the (3)
slots on the Inside Plate Assembly. These tabs act as a hinge for closing the
Battery Compartment Lid.
4. Install the (2) 4x40 screws back to attach the Battery Compartment Lid to the
Inside Plate Assembly.
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CAMPSITE HOOK-UP

Refer to Electrical System section before connecting the shore line power cord (when
using full hook-up) OR before starting the generator (if so equipped) or operating the
vehicle on 12-volt power when dry camping.
 Refer to Fuel & LP System section before using the LP system. Open the LP gas tank
valve (if so equipped) slowly. There may be air in the lines and five to thirty seconds
of time is needed to bleed air before LP vapor fills the lines.
 Refer to Plumbing Systems section before connecting the fresh water supply or
turning ON the water pump or water heater.
 When using full hook-up, connect the sewer hose to the campsite sewer hook-up.
 If applicable, start the refrigerator and the cooling or heating system.
NOTE: For extended dry camping, management of all your resources is essential.
Check your battery levels and conserve battery power, use it sparingly.
LEVELING THE RV
Now that you have parked your RV, you need to ensure it is level. Leveling is very
important. A level RV is more comfortable for sleeping and walking.
The refrigerator is designed to operate when level for best performance due to the
absorption system. The water drainage systems are designed with proper slope and must be
level for proper operation. The appliances perform best when level.
STABILIZER JACKS
1.
2.
Each stabilizer jack can be individually adjusted to stabilize the trailer for use.
When setting your RV up on soft ground, you may wish to place a wood pad or the
equivalent under each stabilizer jack foot. This will help keep the stabilizer jack from
sinking into the ground.
Manual stabilizer jacks (if so equipped)
To lower each jack, insert the jack crank onto the applicable stabilizer jack shaft.
1. To lower each jack, insert the jack crank onto the applicable stabilizer jack shaft.
2. Turn the crank clockwise to lower each leg until it contacts the ground and stabilizes
the trailer.
To raise each jack, insert the jack crank onto the applicable stabilizer jack shaft and turn
the crank counter-clockwise.
Electric stabilizer jacks (if so equipped)
Control switches for the stabilizer jacks are located on the (door) side of the unit above the
stabilizer jack(s).
To lower each jack, press the control switch until each leg contacts the ground and
stabilizes the unit.
To raise the jack, press the control switch until the jack is returned to the retracted position.
 NOTE: The stabilizer jacks must be fully retracted before moving or towing the
RV to prevent stabilizer jack damage.
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WARNING
DO NOT USE THE STABILIZER JACKS TO LEVEL THE RV. It is important
to remember that the stabilizer jacks are to be used only for support while occupying
and moving around the RV. They are not designed to support the weight of the RV.
EMERGENCY STOPPING
Always carry road flares or reflective warning signs to display if necessary. Pull off the
roadway as far as possible for emergency stopping or tire changing. Turn ON your motor
home hazard warning flashers. If traveling at night, use three red warning indicators such
as flares, reflectors or lanterns as required by the Uniform Vehicle Code and Model Traffic
Ordinance as follows:
1. Place the first warning indicator on the traffic side of the motor home, directed at the
nearest approaching traffic.
2. Place the second warning indicator 100 feet behind the motor home in the center of
the lane and toward approaching traffic.
3. Place the third warning indicator 100 feet in front of the motor home in the center of
the lane and away from the traffic approaching from behind.
NOTE: Curves and/or hills may affect the safe placement of warning indicators.
WARNING
For personal safety, always stand off the road and out of the way of traffic.
EMERGENCY TOWING
WARNING
Never allow anyone to go under the RV while it is being lifted and/or being
towed.
If your RV needs to be towed, please contact an emergency road service provider or a
qualified service facility for assistance.
WHEEL LUGS
After your first trip, check the wheel lug torque periodically for safety. Check the wheel
lugs after winter storage, after a wheel removal, before starting a trip or following
extensive braking. Use the correct star pattern sequence to attach the RV wheels (see
Wheel Lug Torque Chart.)
1. Start all nuts by hand to prevent cross threading.
2. Tighten the nuts in the sequence shown.
3. Tighten the lug nuts equally in stages as indicated for your trailer's wheels (see Wheel
Lug Torque Chart).
Check and re-torque after the first 10, 25 and 50 miles (16, 40 and 80 kilometers).
Thereafter, check and maintain the torque according to the listed torque values (see
Wheel Lug Torque Chart.)
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 NOTE: The proper method of tightening wheel lug nuts is with a properly calibrated
torque wrench and socket, not with an impact wrench or by hand. Do not use a 4-way lug
wrench or any other type of wrench that does not measure the actual pressure applied to
the lug nut.
Because of the importance of having proper torque on the wheel lug nuts, you should
always have the wheels mounted and properly torqued by a qualified technician using the
proper tools.
TIRES
WARNING
It is recommended that the tire pressure be checked at the beginning of each trip to
obtain the maximum life of the tire. Follow the instructions listed on the Federal
Certification label, affixed to the roadside front corner of your trailer, to determine
the correct tire pressure. Under-inflation may cause tire failures and swaying; this
may result in loss of control, injury, death or property damage.
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DANGER
Failure to follow proper inflation guidelines may result in tire failure, which,
under certain circumstances can cause loss of vehicle control or accidents that
may result in property damage, bodily injury and/or death.
Read and understand the following before taking your first trip in your RV!
Proper care and maintenance of your tires is essential to ensure your safety, as well as the
safety of others, as you travel.
Routine maintenance on your recreation vehicle is important, but it cannot be overstated
just how critical proper tire maintenance is to the safety, operation and durability of your
new vehicle.
You must follow the manufacturer’s inflation guidelines for maximum load capacity;
under-inflation is just as dangerous as over-inflation.
To insure your tires are operating safely, regular inspection of your tires and
checking tire pressures is absolutely mandatory.
Examine your tires frequently for unusual wear. Alignment, balance and bearing wear will
affect tire wear. Make sure to look for cracking, bulging, uneven tread wear, etc.
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CAUTION
Tire wear should be checked frequently. Once a wear pattern becomes firmly
established in a tire it is difficult to stop, even if the underlying cause is
corrected.
When you are using your vehicle, check inflation pressure weekly to insure maximum tire
life and travel wear. Pressure should be checked when the tires are cold. During travel,
tires heat up and pressure increases. Do not bleed air from hot tires or your tires may
then be under-inflated.
 NOTE: Cold tire inflation pressure is defined as a tire that has not been used for three
or more hours, or has been driven less than one mile. Tire inflation pressure of a hot tire
may show an increase of as much as 6 psi over a cold tire.
Tire pressure is the most important factor in the life and performance of your tires. Proper
inflation should be monitored closely. Failure to do so could result in the overheating of a
tire, which could result in a blowout. Inflation pressure should be as recommended by the
tire manufacturer or as the federal label for the recreation vehicle indicates.
CHANGING A TIRE
WARNING
Do not use the stabilizer jacks to support the RV while under the vehicle or changing
tires. The stabilizer jacks are designed as a stabilizing system only. Do not use the
stabilizer jacks as a jack or in conjunction with a jack. Attempts to change tires
while supporting the RV with the stabilizer jacks could result in damage to the RV
and risk causing serious injury or death.
WARNING
Never raise the RV by placing the jack under the axle, springs or any attachment
parts. Failure to comply could result in property damage, personal injury or death.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Keep the RV attached to the tow vehicle. Block the tire on the opposite side of the RV
from the tire you are changing.
Loosen the wheel lug on the tire you are changing before jacking up the RV. DO
NOT remove the lug nuts; only loosen them for ease of removal when the tire is off
the ground.
Locate the main frame rail of the trailer (it spans from front-to-back just inside the
tires).
To raise the RV, place the jack (hydraulic or screw) under the main frame rail. It must
be just ahead of the front tire or just behind the rear tire.
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WARNING
Be sure to use only tires that are rated for RV use. The use of passenger tires should
be avoided. The load rating/range embossed on the sidewall of passenger tires must
be de-rated accordingly; they do not have the same load capability as tires that are
specifically identified for RV use. Failure to use tires that are properly matched to
your recreation vehicle could lead to premature tire wear or less than optimum trailer
handling.
Replacement
If you experience a flat tire on your RV while driving, gradually decrease your vehicle
speed (if possible). Hold the steering wheel firmly and move the RV to a safe place on the
side of the road.
Any service or warranty coverage on tires is to be handled by the tire store representing the
brand installed on your RV. They are not to be returned to your dealer or Jayco.
WARNING
When replacing a tire make sure to replace it with a tire of the same size and
specifications (refer to the Federal Certification label.)
If you have questions regarding your tires, contact the tire manufacturer or Jayco
Customer Service.
SPARE TIRE CARRIER (IF SO EQUIPPED)
If your RV is equipped with a spare tire, it will either be mounted under the unit (hoist) or
on the rear bumper.
Under the unit (hoist) mounted
WARNING
DO NOT exceed the maximum load capacities of 100 lbs. for the hoist. DO NOT
use air driven guns or impact wrenches to lift the spare tire to the travel position.
The following diagram illustrates the travel position of the spare tire (the spare tire must
contact the brackets as shown).
Hoist mount spare tire position
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To secure the spare tire in the travel position:
Put the steel hoist lift support located on the end of the cable through the rim of the tire.
The hoist lift support clips need to seat inside the center hole of the tire rim. The valve
stem of the tire MUST be pointed in the up position or toward the bottom of the trailer.
1.
Insert the crank handle into the hole located in the center of the rear “bumper.” Turn
the crank handle to lift the tire to the travel position.
2. Two crisp breaks must be heard and felt to insure proper seating of the tire for travel.
Reverse this process to release the spare tire for usage.
Bumper mounted
The spare tire bracket can be released and extended down to access a storage compartment
at the rear of the trailer without removing the tire.
To extend the tire down
1. Remove the cotter key from the pin holding the tire carrier
in place.
2. Remove the pin and extend the tire carrier away from the
trailer.
3. Always return the tire carrier to the upright position and
lock it in place while traveling.
To remove the tire from the tire carrier
1. Remove the lug nuts holding the tire in place.
2. Remove the support bracket from the bottom lug.
3. Pull the tire from the tire carrier.
Bumper mount
To install the tire on the tire carrier
1. Place the tire on the carrier with the top lug bolt inserted into one of the holes in the
tire rim and the bottom lug bolt in the center of the rim.
2. Install the top lug nut.
3. Place the support bracket over the bottom lug bolt across the center of the rim.
4. Install the bottom lug nut over the support bracket.
5. Make sure the lug nuts are tightened securely before returning to travel.
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TRAVEL TRAILER SET UP
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Position the RV as desired.
Level the RV (side-to-side).
Block the wheels securely to prevent the RV from moving.
Unhook the wire harness/connector plug, safety chains and breakaway switch lanyard.
Install the dolly wheel or platform.
Release the weight distributing bars (customer supplied).
Open the tongue jack coupler latch.
Turn the tongue jack crank to raise the coupler above the hitch ball.
Level the RV (front-to-back) with the tongue jack crank.
If applicable, lower the stabilizer jacks.
11. Pull the tow vehicle away, as desired.
PATIO AWNING
WARNING
Awnings must be closed (and locked if applicable) while the RV is in transit.
WARNING
If weather conditions are windy or stormy, close the awning(s) into the travel mode
position.
Refer to the manufacturer’s user guide included in your Warranty Packet for operating and
safety information.
Awning care
It is a good idea to keep the awnings in the closed position if you will be away from the
recreation vehicle for an extended period of time. Keep your awnings clean and in good
condition to prevent costly repairs.
 Periodically check that the fasteners are tight. Tighten if necessary.
 Keep the awning fabric clean.
For detailed cleaning information, refer to the
manufacturer’s owner information included in the Warranty Packet.
The 12-volt power awning (if so equipped) may need to be adjusted (retracted) to operate
the entry door (some models).
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Electric Slide Room System (If So Equipped)
WARNING
Make sure the interior slideout room path and the slideout room itself is clear of
people and objects before operating. Keep away from the slide rails and gear
assembly when the room is in motion. They may pinch or catch on loose clothing
causing personal injury. Failure to follow these instructions could result in serious
injury or death.
CAUTION
Make sure the vehicle is level before operating the slideout room. Water leaks and
other problems could result if the slideout is operated without leveling the vehicle.
CAUTION
Do not place excessive weight in the slideout room. It can cause the slideout room to
malfunction and cause damage to the slideout.
CAUTION
Make sure the slideout is in the closed position prior to hooking the unit to the tow
vehicle.
The slideout room system is designed for additional floor space and comfort. The
mechanical components are gear driven. Electric powered slideout room systems have a
manual override to allow you to extend or retract the slideout room(s) in case of a power
loss. Make sure you have sufficient power available before operating your slideout system.
OPERATING THE SLIDEOUT
CAUTION
Additional support jacks are not needed under the slideout. Damage can occur to your
slideout room from improper use of aftermarket support jacks.
1.
2.
The auxiliary battery (customer supplied) must be fully charged and connected. If
possible, the RV should be hooked up to 120-volt AC power so the converter
operates.
The RV must be level and the stabilizer jacks in the extended position.
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3.
Most slideout switches are located on the monitor panel or on the wall. To move the
room out, press the OUT section of the switch and hold it until the motor stops (travel
time is approx. 25 seconds). Operating the switch after the room is fully extended will
damage the switch and motor. Some models may be equipped with a wireless remote
control to operate the slideout. To operate the slideout using the remote, press the
on/off button to power on the remote. Select the slideout you want to operate by
pressing the corresponding button. Next, press and hold the (extend/retract) arrow
button to move the room in or out. When you are finished moving the slideout,,
press the on/off button once more to power off the remote.
NOTE: Do not operate the switch after the room is fully extended as damage can
occur to the motor and/or switch.
Slideout remote
control
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Slide room switches
on monitor panel
Slideout Wall
Switch
After the slideout is extended, verify
that the corners of the black rubber
seal are set up correctly. The corners
of this seal are cut at a 45° angle. The
top of the seal must overlap the side of
the seal to avoid the possibility of
water penetration.
Exterior slideout
room corner
5.
Retracting slideout room
Press the IN section of the slideout control switch and hold it until the motor
stops. Operating the switch after the room is fully retracted will damage the
switch and motor.
Maintenance
WARNING
Do not work on your system unless the 12-volt DC (auxiliary battery, customer
supplied) and 120-volt AC electrical systems (shore line power cord) have been
disconnected.
Your slideout system has been designed to require very little maintenance. To ensure a
long life of your slideout system, read, understand and follow these simple instructions.
This system contains a pre-lubed bearing that is lubricated when the room is moved in and
out. Do not spray oil or grease on the rails while the room is extended.
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TROUBLESHOOTING THE SLIDEOUT
If the slideout does not move when the slideout switch is depressed, follow these steps.
 Check the auxiliary battery (customer supplied) for a full charge and good wire
connections.
 Check the 12-volt fuse or circuit breaker.
 Check for loose connections at the slideout motor.
If the slideout still will not operate, follow these steps.
 If the slideout is extended, refer to the following section on overriding the specific
slideout system installed on your RV.
 If the slideout is retracted, leave it in that position.
 Contact your dealer or customer service for repair assistance.
Lippert slideout System (flush floor)
For optimum performance, the slide-out system requires full battery current and voltage.
Although the system is designed to be almost maintenance free, actuate the room once or
twice a month to keep the seals and internal moving parts lubricated. Check for any visible
signs of external damage after and before movement of the travel trailer.
NOTE: For long-term storage it is recommend the room be closed (retracted).
MANUAL OPERATION
CAUTION
Always disconnect battery from system prior to manually operating system. Failure to
disconnect battery can cause electricity to back feed through the motor and cause
serious damage to the system as well as void the warranty
The Lippert Electric slide comes with a manual over ride system.
Locate the crank extension with pin outside of the chassis main rail as, Fig. 1, shows
underneath the unit on the end of the motor (If your crank extension is under the inside of
the frame, please refer to Fig. 3 and 4).
This is where the crank handle (standard fifth wheel landing gear crank handle) or 3/4” or
5/8” socket (size will vary depending on model) and ratchet fits on to allow the manual
extension/retraction of the room, Fig. 3 and 4. Simply take the crank handle (throughframe models) or wrench, ratchet or drill with a nut driver (in-frame models) and rotate it
clockwise to retract and counterclockwise to extend slide-out.
It is important to note that you DO NOT need to attempt to disengage the motor as the
actuator is “manual ready” Just hook up and crank. Use EXTREME CAUTION when
extending and/or retracting room using the manual override feature. It is possible to
operate the slideout beyond the maximum extension and/or retraction and damage the slide
components, slide room structure or trim components.
CAUTION
The gears can be stripped out if the room is manually retracted/extended to its fullest
extent and the operator continues to rotate manual override. Any damage due to
misuse of the Manual Override feature will disqualify any and all claims to the
Limited Warranty.
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MANUAL OPERATION - THROUGH FRAME
Fig. 1-Through Frame Crank
Extension w/ pin
Fig. 2- Crank Handle
MANUAL OPERATION - IN FRAME
Fig. 3-Hex Head Crank Extension
Fig. 4-Ratchet
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SECTION 6-ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
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The Electrical System
The RV electrical system is comprised of two independent electrical systems. One operates
off of 12-volt DC power and the other off of 120-volt 60hz AC power. All installations
have been made in compliance with industry standards applicable on the date of
manufacture. Because the electrical equipment and associated circuitry are engineered into
a dedicated system specific to your RV, we recommend you do not make unauthorized
changes or add fixed appliances to it. Changes or additions made after delivery may
result in a hazardous condition.
Service and/or modification of the electrical system should only be performed by qualified
electrical technicians using approved materials, components, and methods meeting current
safety and code requirements. Please consult your dealer’s service department for
assistance.
To read more about the various components incorporated into the RV electrical system,
please refer to the information contained in your Warranty Packet.
Electrical System Maintenance
Before working on the electrical system; always disconnect the shore power cord, turn off
the Battery Disconnect switch (if so equipped) and turn off the 120V main circuit breaker
(if so equipped). Then disconnect the negative 12VDC battery terminal from the battery.
(Refer to the sections on Battery Disconnect Switch & Load Center)
WARNING
Use caution when using metal tools. If a tool contacts a battery terminal or metal
connected to it, a short circuit could occur which could cause personal injury,
explosion or fire.
IN CASE OF AN ELECTRICAL FIRE
WARNING
Do not attempt to use water to put out an electrical fire. Water can spread some types
of fire, and electrocution is possible with an electrical fire.
1.
2.
3.
Have everyone evacuate the RV immediately.
Disconnect the power cord from the shore power receptacle.
Switch the 120-volt main circuit breaker (if so equipped) in the trailer to the “OFF”
position.
4. Disconnect the negative battery cable(s) at the battery.
5. Always have faulty or damaged wiring and electrical components repaired
immediately.
 NOTE: It is important that everyone knows where to find the120-volt main circuit
breaker (if so equipped) and how it operates. (Refer to Load Center section)
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GFCI RECEPTACLE
Grounding is your personal protection from electrical shock. Each recreation vehicle has a
ground fault current interrupter (GFCI) engineered into the electrical system. This device
has been designed to reduce the possible injury caused by electric shock. The GFCI will
not protect against short circuits or circuit overloads.
Test all GFCI receptacles monthly
 Push in the GFCI “TEST” button. The GFCI “RESET” button should pop out
indicating the GFCI receptacle has been “tripped” and interrupted 120-volt power.
 Push in the GFCI “RESET” button to restore 120-volt power. Contact your t
independent dealer for assistance if the GFCI “RESET” button does not restore 120volt power and pops back out.
A “tripped” GFCI breaker indicates that abnormally high 120-volt current flow (a ground
fault) was detected through the electrical system grounding circuit. A fault condition can
be caused by faulty wire insulation, wet wiring inside an appliance, or faulty electrical
equipment connected to the circuit, etc. All ground faults must be repaired before use of
the motor home.
TESTING THE CAMPSITE POWER CONNECTION
The campsite 120-volt power receptacle(s) should always be tested for proper
functionality prior to plugging the recreation vehicle shore power cord into it. DO NOT
plug the shore power cord into a campsite receptacle(s) that has reverse polarity, nonfunctioning ground circuits, or that shows outward signs of heat damage. Injury or damage
resulting from connection to malfunctioning or improperly wired power sources is not
covered by your recreation vehicle warranty.
Campsite 120-volt power receptacles can be tested using a digital multimeter or a
dedicated circuit analyzer. Dedicated circuit analyzers plug directly into the campsite
power receptacle and minimally test for open neutral, open ground, and correct polarity.
WARNING

Do not hook up the power cord to any receptacle until you have verified proper
polarity and grounding. Polarity indicators can be purchased in most electrical
and hardware stores.
 Do not use any cheater plug, adapter or extension cord to reconfigure incoming
AC power or break the continuity of the circuit connected to the grounding pin.
 Do not connect the power cord into an outlet that is not grounded, or adapt the
power cord plug to connect it to a receptacle for which it is not designed.
 Do not remove the grounding pin to connect to a non-grounded receptacle.
Removal of the ground pin disables an important safety feature designed to
prevent shock and electrocution hazards.
 Do not connect the power cord to an extension cord. Use of an improper
extension cord will cause overheating of the cord as well as potentially causing
premature failure of the AC equipment.
It is the responsibility of the owner of the electrical receptacle to ensure that the
receptacle is properly wired and grounded. Reverse polarity and/or improper
grounding of your RV can cause personal injury or death.
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Connecting The Power Cord
WARNING
Plugging the shoreline power cord into an incorrectly wired power source could
damage the recreation vehicle electrical system and result in severe or fatal injury.
Always test the external power source (i.e., the campsite power receptacle or electrical
box) with a ground monitor before connecting your power cord to it. If the ground monitor
indicates 'reverse polarity' or an 'open ground' DO NOT connect the power cord.
1. Turn “off” the load center main 120-volt circuit breaker.
2. Carefully extend the entire length of the power cord (approximately 25’-35’) from the
electric cable hatch to the external power source.
3. Plug the power cord into the receptacle. Be sure all the power cord prongs are
properly plugged into the receptacle.
4. Return to your recreation vehicle and turn “on” the load center main circuit breaker.
5. To help prevent power surges from damaging the connected loads, please follow
these instructions when hooking up to the external power source:
The shore line power cord should be unplugged when the recreation vehicle is left
unattended. If something would happen to the electrical system, this may help limit
potential damage.
When you are ready to leave, reverse the power cord connection process. Use care to
prevent damaging the power cord electrical connection pins when connecting or
disconnecting the shore line power cord. Grasp the plug to remove the power cord from the
outlet; do not unplug it by pulling on the cord.
Maintenance
Inspect the power cord for cuts, cracks and worn insulation. Have the power cord replaced
immediately if these symptoms are noticed.
WARNING
The power cord must be fully extended when in use and not left coiled in the
electrical compartment or on the ground. If the power cord is left coiled, it may
potentially create enough heat to melt its protective casing.
CONVERTER
The power converter converts 120-volt AC power to useable 12-volt DC power when the
shore power cord is connected to an external power source.
The converter has a built-in protective thermal breaker that will shut it down should
overheating occur. Overheating can be caused by operating the converter above its
maximum power output for an extended period of time, or by an obstruction to its
ventilation air flow. To reduce converter heat build, keep unnecessary 12-volt lights and
motors turned “off”. Keep the converter cooling fins and fan clear of obstructions.
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Charge Wizard Operation
The built in Charge Wizard will automatically determine
the best mode to charge your battery. It will select
between 3 possible modes of battery charging;
NORMAL, BOOST or STORAGE.
A Green LED (next to the Wizard Mode Button) will
indicate by flashes, which mode the Charge Wizard is
currently using.
Wizard
Fuses
Wizard Button & Reverse
Protection Fuses
NORMAL MODE: Green LED flashes once per second. Battery is between 50% and
90% charged. When battery reaches 90% charge, the green LED will flash 2-3 times per
second. Output voltage in this mode is 13.6VDC and converter is safely completing the
charge of the battery.
BOOST MODE: Green LED on solid. Output voltage is 14.4VDC to rapidly charge the
battery up to 90% of full charge.
STORAGE MODE: Green LED flashes every 6-8 seconds. Output voltage has been
reduced to 13.2VDC, the RV battery is fully charged and converter is maintaining the
charge.
Also included is a Wizard Mode Button used to override the Charge Wizard (See
MANUAL MODE
MANUAL MODE: (Not recommended) Operated with the Wizard Mode Button. Refer
to the Power Control Center owner’s manual for further information regarding this mode.
REVERSE BATTERY PROTECTION: If a battery is accidentally hooked up
backwards, the converter will be protected. Easily accessible ATC type fuses will blow
when a battery is connected in reverse. Replace with fuses of the same type and rating.
Four reverse protection fuses (tan in color) are located next to the Wizard Button.
Inspection and maintenance
If the 12-volt power converter is not working (auxiliary battery not being charged) check
the reverse polarity fuse(s) in the Load Center. There are no customer serviceable parts
inside the converter case and the manufacturer’s warranty will be void if the case has
been removed. If you have further concerns contact your dealer.
12-VOLT DC SYSTEM
The majority of your recreation vehicle lighting is powered by 12-volt electricity. The 12volt DC system is composed of components that will operate when the following
conditions are met:
 Power is supplied by the tow vehicle alternator when the engine is running and the 7way trailer plug is connected. This powers the RV’s running lights, brake lights, turn
signals and brakes. In addition, the 7-way trailer plug provides a common ground and
a 12-volt charge line to charge the auxiliary battery.
 The converter will supply interior 12-volt DC power when the power cord is plugged
into campground power. The converter will also charge the RV battery in most
situations. (Refer also to the Battery Disconnect section)
 The auxiliary battery powers many interior 12-volt components including the lighting
fixtures, water pump, 12-volt motors, 12-volt appliances, etc. It also powers the
breakaway switch.
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12-VOLT FUSE PANEL
The 12-volt fuses are located in the Load Center. They are labeled to indicate fuse sizes,
positions and the components powered. At the beginning of camping season, inspect all the
12-volt fuses in the Load Center and replace as needed.
Replacing a fuse
Before replacing a fuse, always turn off electrical component(s) protected by it.
1. Disconnect the shore power cord.
2. Disconnect the recreation vehicle auxiliary battery main negative battery cable.
3. Remove the fuse panel cover to check fuses.
4. Pull the fuse straight out of the fuse block. If the fuse is not blown, something else
must be causing the problem. Please contact your dealer for further assistance.
5. Insert a new fuse of the same specified voltage, amperage rating and type in the
original location. Never use a higher rated replacement fuse.
The fuse panel label should be kept permanently affixed to your recreation vehicle. The
fuses will not offer complete protection of the recreation vehicle electrical system in the
event of a power surge or spike.
WARNING
Replacement fuses must be of the same voltage, amperage rating and type. Never use
a higher rated replacement fuse; doing so may cause a fire by overheating the RV
wiring.
Below is a typical wiring layout. Your individual recreation vehicle may be different.
Refer to the diagram inside the Load Center for specific fuse assignments.
#
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Size
—
15 amp fuse
15 amp fuse
15 amp fuse
15 amp fuse
15 amp fuse
15 amp fuse
15 amp fuse
15 amp fuse
15 amp fuse
15 amp fuse
Function
Open
Bathroom Lights & Vent
Pump/Monitor Panel/Range Hood/Sink Lights
Refrigerator/Furnace
Bedroom
TV/Radio/Propane Detector
Ceiling Lights
Bunk Lights
Slideout Lights
Option
Option
20 amp auto
Slideout Motor
12-VOLT DC OUTLET (IF SO EQUIPPED)
There may be a 12-volt DC outlet (not applicable on all models) in your recreation vehicle.
When the 12-volt DC outlet is used as a power source for an electric appliance, make sure
the appliance operates on 12-volt DC power and that it consumes less than 60 watts (5
amps) of power.
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WARNING
Keep the protective dust cap on the 12-volt DC outlet when not in use to prevent
ingestion of foreign material and potential short circuit conditions.
Auxiliary Battery (Customer Supplied)
Your recreation vehicle has many 12-volt DC loads. When combined, their total is more
than the converter can produce. High demands for 12-volt power can be met by an
auxiliary battery for limited periods of time. The 12-volt DC electrical system is designed
for usage with a Group 27, deep cycle battery.
Dry camping
Consider the charge condition of the auxiliary battery when dry camping. If the auxiliary
battery is not being recharged and power is being drawn from it, it will eventually
discharge. A battery will discharge at a faster rate as its energy level becomes depleted. It
is recommended you plan your electrical usage accordingly. For accuracy, test the
auxiliary battery voltage using a volt-ohm meter (customer supplied).
A fully charged auxiliary battery will read 12.7 volts DC and 1.265 specific gravity at
80°F (32°C). The auxiliary battery is considered discharged at 11.8 volts, and dead at
11.65 volts.
When voltage drops below those levels, permanent damage may occur. Typically, a deep
cycle battery has an amp-hour rating of 75-100 amps.
If you run the furnace and refrigerator simultaneously, you will be using approximately
(12.0 + 3.0) 15.0 amps per hour. This does not include any 12-volt lights, water pump or
any other 12-volt component.
If the furnace and refrigerator in the above example operated constantly, a 75
amp-hour battery would become fully discharged in 5 hours (75ah / 15a = 5h).
The auxiliary battery should be installed in parallel with the battery in your tow vehicle.
When the 7-way trailer plug is connected, both batteries power the RV so it is important
not to discharge your tow vehicle battery below the level required to start the engine. To
prevent this from occurring, disconnect the 7-way trailer plug or install a battery isolator.
When the tow vehicle engine is operating with the RV connected, the tow vehicle charging
system will charge both batteries.
Replacement and maintenance
Some equipment in your RV will draw small amounts of current even when turned OFF.
To prevent the auxiliary battery from being discharged when your RV is not connected to
shore line power, disconnect the auxiliary battery negative cable at the battery. During
storage, it is important to check the voltage monthly and recharge the auxiliary battery as
needed. If you remove the auxiliary battery from your RV, store it in a dry, cool area per
the manufacturer’s instructions.
When it is time to replace the auxiliary battery, replace it with a Group 27 deep cycle
battery only. Contact the battery manufacturer for further information. Do not reverse the
positive and negative battery cables (doing so will blow the reverse polarity fuse(s) that
protect the converter).
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BATTERY DISCONNECT SWITCH (IF SO EQUIPPED)
The Battery Disconnect switch is located in
an enclosed exterior compartment at the
front of the recreation vehicle. This switch
shuts off all 12VDC power to the main 12V
fuse panel, and the interior of the vehicle.
When the switch is on, there will be green
visible along with a “1” at the top of the
switch. To turn the switch off, turn it
counter-clockwise until you see red along
with a “0”.
On
Off
Battery Disconnect Switch
BATTERY ISOLATOR FOR YOUR TOW VEHICLE (CUSTOMER
SUPPLIED)
You may want to consider the installation of a battery isolator on your tow vehicle as a
convenience feature:
 It receives current from the tow vehicle alternator and controls distribution of energy
to both the RV auxiliary battery and the tow vehicle battery.
 It serves as a check valve to prevent energy from being drawn from your tow vehicle
chassis battery (so you can start your tow vehicle engine).
Your dealer can assist you with the selection, purchase and installation of this aftermarket
part. than 60 watts (5 amps) of 12-volt power. To prevent short circuits do not allow
metallic foreign matter to get into the 12-volt DC outlet.
LOAD CENTER
The Load Center contains 12VDC fuses and 120VAC circuit breakers for almost all of the
electrical appliances and circuits in the RV. The 120V Main Breaker (if so equipped) is
located in this panel and will turn off all 120-volt power to the recreation vehicle. The
Load Center is a hinged panel typically attached to a cabinet face in the main living area.
Locations will vary by model. Refer to the diagram inside the Load Center for specific
fuse assignments. Most load centers contain the same components, but they may be
positioned differently. Not all load centers will include a main breaker.
12V fuses
120V Main
Breaker
Typical Load
Center Exterior
Panel
50A Load Center Panel w/120 volt
breaker
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APPROXIMATE ELECTRICAL LOAD RATINGS
12 Volt System
Aisle Lights
Baggage Compartment Lights
Decorative Wall Lights
Dinette Light
Exterior Entertainment Center
Fantastic Fan
Fluorescent Double Lights -12”
Fluorescent Double Lights -18”
Furnace
Generator Start
Halogen Light
Illuminated Switch
Inverter
Leveling System
LP Detector
Map Light
Porch Light
Power Awning
Power Vent
Refrigerator
Shower Light
Step Cover
TV Plate/Antenna Booster
Vanity Light
Water Heater
Water Pump
1.0 AMP
1.4 AMPS
1.5 AMPS
4.5 AMPS
5-7 AMPS
1.5 AMPS
2.0 AMPS
2.5 AMPS
12.0 AMPS
95.0 AMPS*
1.7 AMPS
.125 AMP
variable
95.0 AMPS*
.125 AMP
1.5 AMPS
1.5 AMPS
10.0 AMPS
5.0 AMPS
3.0 AMPS
1.4 AMPS
10.0 AMPS
1.0 AMP
4.2 AMPS
6.0 AMPS
7.0 AMPS
*Momentary Load
12 Volts: Labeled watts divided by 12 = Power consumed in AMPS
120 Volt System
Air Conditioner
Coffee Maker
Converter (each)
DVD System
Hair Dryer or Curling Iron
Microwave
Refrigerator
Satellite Receiver
TV
Vacuum Cleaner
Washer/Dryer
Water Heater
18 AMPS
6-12 AMPS
8 AMPS
3 AMPS
10-14 AMPS
12 AMPS
6 AMPS
2 AMPS
2-4 AMPS
8 AMPS
12 AMPS
12 AMPS
120 Volts: Labeled watts divided by 120 = Power consumed in AMPS
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REPLACING LIGHT BULBS
Before replacing a bulb, be sure the light is off. Do not touch the glass part of the new
bulb with your bare fingers. The skin oil left on the glass will evaporate when the bulb
gets hot, the vapor will condense on the reflector and it will dim the surface.
Replacement light bulbs must be of the type, voltage and wattage listed on the lamp
fixture. Use of incorrectly sized bulbs can overload lam circuits and may create a fire
hazard by overheating the fixture.
Interior
Exterior
Exterior
Exterior
Ceiling, Bunk Lights
Porch Light
Tail Light / Signal
Clearance
#921
#922
#3157
#194
120-VOLT (30 AMP) AC SYSTEM (IF SO EQUIPPED)
Your recreation vehicle may be equipped with a 30 amp 120-volt 60hz AC electrical
system. The entire system is designed to operate on 1 leg of 120-volt power at a maximum
current flow of 30 amperes.
Exposure to voltages higher or lower than a nominal 120-volts will damage or shorten the
service life of the electrical system and appliances. The 30 amp 120-volt 60hz AC
electrical system can be powered by the 120-volt 60hz utilities found in RV campgrounds
or by 120-volt 60hz generator power.
The following electrical components will only operate when your motorhome is connected
to shore or generator power: 120 to 12-volt power converter, air conditioner, refrigerator,
microwave oven, television(s), home theater system(s), electric water heater, washer,
dryer, fireplace, and appliances plugged into convenience receptacles.
WARNING
Circuit breakers and fuses will not offer complete protection of the electrical system
in the event of power surge or voltage spike.
WARNING
Make certain the external power source you connect the power cord to is a properly
wired 30 amp NEMA TT-30 RV receptacle and not 240 volt AC.
30-AMP POWER CORD (IF SO EQUIPPED)
WARNING
PLUG INTO 30-AMP SERVICE ONLY.
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The 30 amp external utility power cord is commonly referred to as the “shore” power cord.
It is designed to mate and properly function with 30 amp “shore” power receptacles
available at most campgrounds.
The shore power cord is designed to continuously carry the 30 amp current flow required
to power each leg of the electrical system. It also creates a critical ground connection
between the vehicle electrical system and the campground shore power receptacle.
CALCULATING 30 AMP ELECTRICAL LOAD (IF SO EQUIPPED)
When connecting appliances to the electrical system, remember that 120-volt power usage
is limited to a total of 30 amps. Be mindful of the fact that each operating appliance
collectively places an added load on your 120-volt electrical system.
An unintentional “trip” of a circuit breaker may occur if you overload the motor home
and/or campground electrical system. The amperage rating of individual appliances can be
calculated by dividing appliance wattage consumed (normally listed on the appliance) by
nominal design voltage (120 for a 120-volt appliance). For example: 1200 watts divided
by 120-volts equals 10 amps.
Only connect the shore power cord to properly wired 30 amp NEMA TT30 120 volt
power receptacles.
WARNING

Do not hook up the power cord to any receptacle until you have verified proper
polarity and grounding. Polarity indicators can be purchased in most electrical
and hardware stores.
 Do not use any cheater plug, adapter or extension cord to reconfigure incoming
AC power or break the continuity of the circuit connected to the grounding pin.
 Do not connect the power cord into an outlet that is not grounded, or adapt the
power cord plug to connect it to a receptacle for which it is not designed.
 Do not remove the grounding pin to connect to a non-grounded receptacle.
Removal of the ground pin disables an important safety feature designed to
prevent shock and electrocution hazards.
 Do not connect the power cord to an extension cord. Use of an improper
extension cord will cause overheating of the cord as well as potentially causing
premature failure of the AC equipment.
It is the responsibility of the owner of the electrical receptacle to ensure that the
receptacle is properly wired and grounded. Reverse polarity and/or improper
grounding of your RV can cause personal injury or death.
120-VOLT (50 AMP) AC SYSTEM (IF SO EQUIPPED)
The 50 amp 120-volt 60hz AC electrical system can be powered by an outside 120/240volt 60hz utility service like those commonly found in campgrounds or by 120/240-volt
60hz generator power. The entire system is designed to operate on 2 legs of 120-volt
power at a maximum current flow of 50 amperes per leg.
Exposure to voltages higher or lower than a nominal 120-volts, will damage or shorten the
service life of the electrical system and appliances. The 50 amp 120-volt 60hz AC
electrical system can be powered by an outside 120/240-volt 60hz utility service like those
commonly found in campgrounds or by 120/240-volt 60hz generator power.
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The following electrical components will only operate when connected to 120-volt power:
air conditioner(s), refrigerator, microwave oven, television(s), home theater system(s),
water heater, washer, dryer, fireplace, electric stove, and appliances plugged into
convenience receptacles.
WARNING
Circuit breakers and fuses will not offer complete protection of the electrical
system in the event of power surge or voltage spike.
WARNING
Make certain the external power source you connect the power cord to is a
properly wired 50 amp NEMA 14-50 RV receptacle and not 240 volt AC.
50-AMP POWER CORD (IF SO EQUIPPED)
WARNING
PLUG INTO 50-AMP SERVICE ONLY.
The 50 amp external utility power cord is commonly referred to as the “shore” power cord.
It is designed to mate and properly function with 50 amp “shore” power receptacles
available at most campgrounds.
The shore power cord is designed to continuously carry the 50 amp current flow required
to power each leg of the electrical system. It also creates a critical ground connection
between the vehicle electrical system and the campground shore power receptacle.
CALCULATING 50 AMP ELECTRICAL LOAD (IF SO EQUIPPED)
When connecting appliances to the electrical system, remember that 120-volt power usage
is limited to 50 amps per electrical system leg for a total of 100 amps. Be mindful of the
fact that each operating appliance collectively places an added load on your 120-volt
electrical system.
An unintentional “trip” of a circuit breaker may occur if you overload the motor home’s
and/or campground’s electrical system. The amperage rating of individual appliances can
be calculated by dividing appliance wattage consumed (normally listed on the appliance)
by nominal design voltage (120 for a 120-volt appliance). For example: 1200 watts divided
by 120-volts equals 10 amps.
Only connect the shore power cord to RV 50 amp 120/240 volt electrical power
receptacles.
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WARNING

Do not hook up the power cord to any receptacle until you have verified
proper polarity and grounding. Polarity indicators can be purchased in
most electrical and hardware stores.
 Do not use any cheater plug, adapter or extension cord to reconfigure
incoming AC power or break the continuity of the circuit connected to the
grounding pin.
 Do not connect the power cord into an outlet that is not grounded, or
adapt the power cord plug to connect it to a receptacle for which it is not
designed.
 Do not remove the grounding pin to connect to a non-grounded
receptacle. Removal of the ground pin disables an important safety
feature designed to prevent shock and electrocution hazards.
 Do not connect the power cord to an extension cord. Use of an improper
extension cord will cause overheating of the cord as well as potentially
causing premature failure of the AC equipment.
It is the responsibility of the owner of the electrical receptacle to ensure that
the receptacle is properly wired and grounded. Reverse polarity and/or
improper grounding of your RV can cause personal injury or death.
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PROPANE GAS SYSTEM
Propane or LP (liquefied petroleum) gas is a clean and efficient form of energy when
proper handling and safety precautions are observed. The propane system in your
recreation vehicle furnishes the fuel for cooking, heating and hot water. Propane can also
be used as an alternative energy source for refrigeration
The propane fuel system is comprised of numerous components such as the propane
container, hoses, the propane gas regulator, piping and copper tubing lines to each
appliance.
Propane is heavier than air; the gas tends to flow to lower areas and will sometimes pocket
in these low areas, such as the floor. Your recreation vehicle is equipped with a propane
alarm (refer to the Safety Precaution sections, Combination Carbon Monoxide
(CO)/Propane Alarm.)
WARNING
Propane cylinders should not be placed or stored inside RV. LP-gas cylinders are
equipped with safety devices that relieve pressure by discharging gas into the
atmosphere.
Maintenance
Although your recreation vehicle has been carefully tested at the factory, and by your
selling dealer for leakage, travel vibrations can loosen fittings. Have the propane system
checked at all connections soon after the purchase of your recreation vehicle, and after the
initial filling of the propane tanks.
NOTE: All propane lines have been checked with air pressure at the time of
manufacture. Dealers are required to recheck and adjust pressure before retail delivery.
Continued periodic checks of the propane system at 5,000 miles of travel (or at least once a
year), by a qualified propane service representative as part of your normal maintenance is
recommended. Hand tighten the LP gas system valves only, do not use a wrench or pliers
as over tightening may damage the valve seals and cause them to leak.
PROPANE LEAK TEST
Leaks may be found easily with a soapy water solution. Do not use a solution containing
ammonia or chlorine when locating leaks. These products are corrosive to copper gas lines
and brass fittings, which could result in deterioration of the copper and brass components.
Apply the soapy solution to the outside of the gas piping fittings. If a leak is present, the
soapy solution will “bubble” at the leak point. If a leak is indicated, shut off the propane
system valve(s) and contact an independent Entegra dealer or qualified propane service
representative immediately.
DANGER
Never use an open flame to test for a propane leak. Do not check for leaks
using products that contain ammonia or chlorine; these products can cause
cracks to form on the metal tubing and brass fittings
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PROPANE SAFETY PROCEDURE
Propane is a colorless and odorless gas that, in the liquefied state, resembles water. An
odorant (usually a sulfur compound) is added as a warning agent. If you smell propane
within the vehicle, quickly and carefully perform the procedure listed on the label below.
Propane system label
When propane container is low, occasionally there may be a concentration of an onion or
garlic-like odor, which can be mistaken for a propane gas leak. After the propane
container has been refueled, the odor will usually disappear. If not, turn off the valve(s)
and have the propane system inspected by your dealer or qualified propane service
representative
This label has been placed in the vehicle near the range, for models equipped with a
propane system.
PROPANE GAS CONTAINER
Propane “container” is a general all inclusive term used to describe a vessel that is used for
storage and delivery of propane gas. The most common of these are:
DOT (Department of Transportation) cylinders are transportable and are commonly used
on recreation vehicles. The capacity of DOT propane cylinders is expressed in pounds.
DOT propane cylinders are required to be removed from the recreation vehicle for filling
and must be filled by weight by a qualified propane facility. DOT Propane cylinders are
equipped with an OPD or Over Fill Protection Device designed to reduce the potential of
overfilling. DOT propane cylinders are also equipped with an ACME service valve that is
for connection of the TYPE 1 ACME pigtail hose assembly to the RV two-stage regulator.
The TYPE 1 ACME pigtail hose assembly is a wrenchless, user friendly, right hand
threaded connector that features a thermally sensitive sleeve and excess flow device. Max
output is 200,000 BTU/hr. It is used to connect propane cylinders to regulators, hoses and
other fittings. It is not for use on gas grills and other low pressure devices. DOT cylinders
equipped with an OPD and ACME type 1 service valve are identified by the triangular
service valve knob.
DOT cylinders are typically marked with “top” or an arrow to indicate the correct
orientation of the cylinder(s). Do not mount, store or transport any cylinder other than the
in proper position indicated.
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Be sure to securely re-install DOT cylinder(s) to the recreation vehicle after they have been
removed for filling or replacement. Always close the service valve and install a dust cap
or plug when transporting or storing disconnected containers whether full or empty.
ASME tanks are permanently mounted to the RV and are commonly used on RV motor
homes.
The capacity of ASME tanks is expressed in gallons. ASME tanks are filled while the tank
is tank is attached to the motor home by a qualified propane facility. ASME tanks are
equipped with an automatic stop fill valve designed to reduce the potential of overfilling.
ASME propane tanks are also equipped with a P.O.L. service valve that is for connection
of the supply hose with a left hand threaded brass P.O.L. fitting from the tank service valve
to the two-stage regulator. Not for use on gas grills and other low pressure devices.
WARNING
DOT propane cylinders must be transported and stored in an upright position so the
pressure relief device will function properly. Laying a DOT propane cylinder on its
side may potentially create a very dangerous situation.
NOTE: Tanks are to be installed, fueled and maintained in accordance to State
and Local codes, rules, regulations or laws.
Propane is a true gas compressed into a liquid form. As the fuel is released from the
container, it changes to vapor which is then used for the operation of the appliances.
Propane will not run through the appliances in the liquid state.
Propane expands 1½ percent for every ten degrees of increase in temperature. It is
imperative to leave sufficient space inside the container to allow for natural expansion of
gas during warmer weather.
The main shut off valve must be kept closed at all times unless you are using the propane
system or filling the propane cylinder. When the cylinder is disconnected from the hose,
install the valve cover that is attached to the container.
Close the propane cylinder main shut off valve by hand tightening only. Use of tools
creates a potential to over tighten the valve (damaging the interior seals on the cylinder
valve seat). If this type of damage occurs, the cylinder will not close properly.
The following label should be kept permanently affixed to your RV.
“Use propane only” label
(Canada only)
(Label appearance may not be exact)
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Servicing or filling
Have the recreation vehicle checked for leaks at the connections on the propane system
soon after the purchase and the initial filling of each propane cylinder. When you have a
new cylinder filled for the first time, make sure your propane supplier purges your new
cylinder of trapped air. Otherwise, an improper mixture of gas and air will make it
impossible to light your propane appliances.
WARNING
Before entering a propane or fuel service station make sure all pilot lights are
extinguished. Shut off gas to all appliances by closing the propane gas main shut off
valve. Always shut OFF any engine before refueling. Do not smoke and do not
operate other ignition sources while refueling.
No one should be inside and only the qualified propane service technician should be near
the RV while the propane tank is being filled. The new propane container must be
carefully purged for best performance and must NEVER BE OVERFILLED. The
following label should be kept permanently affixed to your RV.
“Shut off for re-fueling” label
(Label appearance may not be exact)
The position of the propane container(s) and the hoses are critical to proper operation and
propane flow. Follow these instructions to make sure your propane container(s) are
connected properly.
WARNING
The pigtail hose must be installed to avoid tension or pulling stress at either end of
the hose. Keep the pigtail hose away from sharp edges of the cylinder collar, rigid
corners, walls, doors or other compartment structures including the cover.
LP gas container overfill
Never allow your propane tank to be filled above the maximum safe level as indicated by
the fixed liquid level gauge. Do not allow the visible gauge to be used for filling.
Overfilling the propane container above the liquid capacity indicated on the container,
could allow liquid propane to enter the system that is designed for vapor only creating a
hazardous condition.
WARNING
If you suspect your propane container has been overfilled, contact your independent
Jayco dealer or a qualified propane technician for assistance immediately. Do not
attempt to service a propane container overfill yourself.
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The following label should be kept permanently affixed to your RV.
“Do not fill to more than
80%” label
(Label appearance may not be exact)
Refer to your Warranty Packet for more information on the LP gas system components.
INSTALLING PROPANE CYLINDER(S)
WARNING
Ensure that all fasteners are secured before traveling.
Single Cylinder Mounted On A-Frame (if so equipped)
Single cylinder
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Connect the 3/8" low pressure hose to the outlet of the two stage regulator.
Attach the regulator with the “Z” bracket on the center of the front wall with the vent
pointing down.
Attach the protective plastic cover to the regulator.
The regulator has a 90° elbow that directs the inlet toward the trailer curbside.
Place the cylinder on the bracket provided on the A-frame and position it so the outlet
of the cylinder valve is pointed directly outward to the curbside wall.
If a vinyl cylinder cover is provided, slip it over the cylinder and leave the zipper
open (if so equipped).
Attach the 1/4" inverted flare x 24" Type 1 pigtail hose to the regulator inlet and the
right hand swivel nut to the cylinder valve.
If applicable, close the cylinder cover zipper (if so equipped) up to the hose.
Secure the cylinder to the A-frame bracket using the bolts, nuts and washers provided.
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Double Cylinder Mounted On A-Frame (if so equipped)
When a second cylinder is installed, a tee check valve is used to replace the 90° elbow at
the top of the regulator and another 1/4" inverted flare x 24" Type 1 pigtail is added. The
regulator stays in the original position.
Double cylinder
1.
Place the second cylinder on the A-frame bracket so the cylinder valve is pointed to
the roadside of the folding camping trailer.
2. Secure the second cylinder to the A-frame using the bolts, nuts and washers provided.
3. If a vinyl cylinder cover is used, slip it over the new single cylinder, or a double
cylinder cover may be used in lieu of single covers.
4. Attach the second 24" hose to the tee check valve on the regulator and the right
handed swivel nut to the cylinder valve.
Located in a recessed compartment or housing (if so equipped)
Two propane cylinders
1.
2.
Connect the 3/8” low-pressure hose to the outlet of the two-stage regulator.
Place the cylinder on the bracket in the recess compartment or housing and secure
them so the outlets of the cylinder valves are facing the “sidewalls” of the
compartment or housing (opposite of each other).
3. Mount the regulator on the center back wall of the compartment or housing so the
vent is pointed downward.
4. Attach the 1/4” inverted flare x 18” Type-1 pigtail hose to the regulator inlet and the
right hand swivel nut to the cylinder valve.
Main Supply Hose – Low Pressure
Attach the main supply hose from the regulator to the brass manifold fitting in the frame of
the trailer. The swivel brass nut on the main hose will be your final attachment.
Main supply
hose
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Several things to remember each time the propane container is removed:
1. Check that ALL fittings are tight.
2. Check that ALL connections are tested with a propane leak detector (or soapy water)
solution.
3. Open the main valve slowly to avoid a fast rush of propane to the excess flow valve
causing propane freeze up. If you experience a propane “freeze-up,” close the main
valve and wait at least fifteen (15) minutes before trying again. Refer to the regulator
manufacturer’s operator manual.
4. Listen carefully - a “hissing” sound longer than one second may indicate a propane
leak. If you feel there may be a leak present, close the valve and contact your dealer
or qualified propane technician for repair assistance.
Replace all protective covers and caps on the propane system after filling. Make sure the
valve is closed and the compartment door is securely latched.
Maintenance
Propane gas is normally non-corrosive - you need not worry about the inside of your
container. However, the outside should be kept free from rust by a periodic coat of paint in
a light reflective color. Rust, scratches and/or dents can affect the safety of the cylinder.
Inspect the cylinder at regular intervals.
If there is a problem, have it evaluated by a qualified technician and discard it. DOT
requires that a visual inspection be made prior to each filling.
Any cylinder that has been exposed to fire, leaks or seems damaged should not be refilled.
Do not attempt to repair any containers, container valves, regulator or appliances by
yourself. Use only trained certified propane gas service technicians to perform repairs.
Propane cylinder recertification
If you have an older RV you should know that, according to Federal law, DOT cylinders
may only be used for 12 years after their manufacture date (the number of years for
certification may vary in your area). After that, the cylinders must be "recertified" which
provides another five years of use.
The cylinders can be recertified every five years thereafter. Federal DOT (Department of
Transportation) regulations require periodic inspections and re-qualifications of the
propane cylinders. DO NOT USE damaged or rusted containers.
Verify with your local propane dealer that all required inspections and certifications have
been completed on the propane cylinder within the correct time period before refilling the
cylinder.
Have the LP system checked for leakage each time a cylinder is refilled or after any part of
the propane system has been disconnected.
Hoses, Pipes, Tubes & Fittings
The hoses, pipes, tubes and fittings used in your propane system are designed to withstand
pressures exceeding those of the propane system. However, because environment and time
can both contribute to the deterioration of these components, they must be inspected for
wear at regular intervals.
Be sure to inspect the hose before each season and when having the tank refilled. Look for
signs of deterioration such as cracks or loss of flexibility. When replacing the hose or other
propane components, make sure to always replace them with components of the same type
and rating (check with your dealer).
Fittings are used to connect the various system components to each other. The P.O.L.
fitting at the end of the propane supply hose is made of brass so that pipe sealants are not
necessary to prevent leaking.
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It also has a left-handed thread, which means that it is turned clockwise to remove, and
counter-clockwise to tighten. The P.O.L. fitting has been designed to help restrict the flow
of LP gas in the event of a regulator failure or hose malfunction.
PROPANE REGULATOR
WARNING
Propane regulators must always be installed with the regulator vent facing downward.
Regulators that are not located in baggage compartments have been equipped with a
protective cover. Make sure the regulator vent faces downward and (if applicable) the
cover is in place to minimize vent blockage that could result in excessive gas pressure
causing fire or explosion.
Single stage regulator
Some models are equipped with a single stage regulator.
Two stage regulator
The two-stage regulator has the only moving components in the propane system. Its sole
function is to reduce the pressure from the propane containers to a safe and consistent low
operating pressure. The first stage reduces the container pressure to 10-13 lbs. The second
stage reduces the 10-13 lbs. of pressure further to an operating pressure of 11” W.C. (water
column) or 6.35 oz. of outlet pressure to your appliances.
The second stage is adjustable and will need to be adjusted by your dealer or qualified
propane service technician for optimum performance (this adjustment should always be
made with a properly calibrated manometer).
If the pressure is too high, it affects performance and safety; if the pressure is too low, your
appliances will not operate correctly.
If your recreation vehicle is equipped with the “automatic” two-stage regulator, with both
cylinders full of propane, turn the lever on the regulator towards the cylinder you wish to
use first. This will now be the “supply” cylinder and the other the “reserve.” Slowly open
both cylinder valves. The indicator on top of the regulator will turn bright green. When the
cylinder becomes empty, the indicator will change to bright orange. Now turn the regulator
lever to the side of the “reserve” cylinder and the green signal should return. You may
now remove the empty cylinder to have it refilled without interrupting the flow from the
full bottle. After filling the cylinder, connect the pigtail hose and slowly open the bottle
valve.
USING THE PROPANE SYSTEM
After your recreation vehicle is completely set up and you are prepared for camping
enjoyment, use the following steps for propane operation:
1. Close ALL burner valves, controls and pilot light valves.
2. Open the main valve in the propane tank slowly to avoid a fast rush of propane vapor
through the excess flow valve causing propane “freeze-up.” Should you experience
propane “freeze-up,” close the main valve and wait 15 minutes before trying again.
3. Listen carefully as propane begins to flow. If a hissing noise is heard for more than
one or two seconds, close the main valve and contact your recreation vehicle dealer to
have the propane system tested.
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4.
Light the appliances as needed and directed in the appropriate appliance
manufacturer’s owner manual located in the Warranty Packet.
Keep the propane container valves closed at all times unless you are using the propane gas
system or are having the propane container filled.
Make sure that you read and fully understand ALL safety requirements for handling
and operation of the propane system.
The Warranty Packet contains manufacturer’s user guides for the various appliances
hooked to your propane system.
The propane system provides added benefits to your camping enjoyment; however, it must
be handled with care. If you have any questions or concerns, consult with your dealer
and/or the specific manufacturer.
If you have double cylinders on your recreation vehicle, use only one at a time. Otherwise,
the propane supply will be drawn equally from both cylinders until the supply has been
totally exhausted. Using one cylinder until it is empty, then using the second cylinder will
allow you to fill the empty cylinder at your convenience without running totally out of
propane.
CALCULATING PROPANE GAS USAGE
It is important to remember that your furnace, refrigerator, water heater and range all may
use propane gas to operate. Each has a different BTU rating, and you will need to consider
them to determine how long your propane supply will last. Most RV gas appliances are
operated intermittently. Propane consumption depends on individual use of appliances and
the length of time operated. Unless there is heavy use of hot water, the water heater
consumption of propane is minimal. During cool temperature or high wind conditions,
furnace consumption can be extremely high.
To calculate your propane supply, take the BTU ratings for your propane appliances and
divide that into the BTU availability. Each gallon of propane gas (3.785 liters) produces
about 91,500 BTU’s (96,528 kilojoules) of heat energy.
Propane consumption chart
The following chart provides average propane consumption information.
Appliance
Water Heater
Refrigerator
Furnace
Range/oven
Range, rear burner
Range, front burner
Outside Grill
Average BTU
Consumption per Hour
8,800
1,200 – 1,500
35,000 – 40,000
7,100
6,500
9,000
10,000
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Kilojoules/Hour
9,280
1,270 – 1,580
36,930 – 42,200
7,490
6,860
9,490
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COOKING WITH PROPANE GAS
WARNING
Do not turn gas range burner controls to ON and allow gas to escape before
WARNING
Do not use portable fuel burning equipment (i.e., wood and charcoal grills or stoves)
inside the recreation vehicle.
Unlike homes, the amount of oxygen supply is limited due to the size of the recreation
vehicle. Proper ventilation when using the cooking appliance(s) will help you avoid the
danger of asphyxiation.
It is especially important that cooking appliances not be used for comfort heating, as
the danger of asphyxiation is greater when the appliance is used for long periods of
time. FAILURE TO COMPLY MAY RESULT IN DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY.
The following warning labels are located in the cooking area to remind the user to provide
an adequate supply of fresh air for combustion.
Ensure a supply of fresh air (Canada units only)
The following warning labels are located in the cooking area to remind the user to provide
an adequate supply of fresh air for combustion.
Cooking / comfort heating label
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Traveling with Propane
Use care when fueling your tow vehicle. Make certain your propane container is properly
fastened in place.
Some states prohibit propane appliances to be operated during travel, especially in
underground tunnels. Make sure you know the laws for the areas where you travel.
The label listed below should be kept permanently affixed to your recreation vehicle:
Re-fueling Warning Label
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SECTION 8-PLUMBING SYSTEMS
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There are two different water systems in your recreation vehicle:
 The fresh water system consists of the fresh water holding tank, fresh water
connections, water pump, outside shower assembly (if so equipped), water heater,
faucets, tub/shower, and water purification system (if so equipped).
 The waste water system consists of the waste water holding tank, sewage holding
tank, drains and toilet.
PLUMBING SYSTEM MAINTENANCE

Check all fittings, pressure and waste, for leaks before each trip or before vehicle
storage as part of your normal maintenance:
 Inspect all faucets, the water purification system (optional) and sink connections
(including drain baskets or filters).
 Inspect connections at the water pump and water heater.
 At the end of every trip, you should drain any unused water from the fresh water
system.
 The fresh water (or potable water) system needs periodic sanitization and
winterization to take care of all the components within the plumbing system and help
discourage the growth of bacteria and other organisms that can contaminate the water
supply.
There are labels affixed to the exterior of the recreation vehicle sidewall that indicate the
locations of the water system drains and fills. Be aware some drain valves may be located
inside the vehicle (once the exterior label is found, go inside to find the drain
corresponding location).
MONITOR PANEL (IF SO EQUIPPED)
The interior wall-mounted Monitor Panel allows you to monitor the fresh water, grey
water, black water and auxiliary battery levels. These functions are controlled using the
"tact" switches located on the monitor panel faceplate. The Monitor Panel operates on
12-volt DC power supplied by either the converter or auxiliary battery. No power is drawn
from the battery unless a switch is pushed or turned ON. Fuses for the Monitor Panel are
located in the Load Center. Refer to the manufacturer’s operators manual for further
information.
Switches
Tact
Switches
Monitor Panel
Monitor Panel
(Monitor panel appearance may vary)
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Operation
Press only one “tact” switch at a time. As you push either the “FRESH”, “BLK” “GREY1”
or “GREY2” switch, one or more LED lights will illuminate (from left to right) indicating
the content level for that tank. When pushing the “BATT” switch, the LED lights
illuminate from left (lowest) to right (highest) to indicate the estimated auxiliary battery
condition.
NOTE: When using shore power all 4 LEDs will light. If disconnected from shore
power, 3 LEDs will light to indicate a full charge. (The 4th LED may blink)
The LEDs corresponding to the letters C,G,F,L on the panel indicate the following:
C =
Charge at 12.7 volts
G =
Good at 12.1 volts
F =
Fair at 11.6 volts
L =
Low at 6.0 volts.
Water pump switch (if so equipped)
The red water pump switch is located on the Monitor Panel, the Utility Center or both
(depending on your model). When the water pump switch is ON, the water pump will run
until it reaches 45 lbs. of pressure. It will recycle when pressure drops. The switch will
light up when it is turned ON. Turn the switch OFF when the water pump is not being
used.
Water heater switches (if so equipped)
These red switches are located on the Monitor Panel. The "LP GAS" water heater switch
(12V) enables propane operation of the water heater. The "ELECTRIC" water heater
switch (120V) enables electric operation of the water heater. Normally both switches
should be turned on to provide the fastest hot water recovery time. The water heater can
be operated in electric only or gas only modes by pressing each switch independently. The
switches will light up when turned ON.
DSI FLT - Direct Spark Ignition Fault (if so equipped): This light located between the
water heater switches will indicate a problem with the LP portion of the water heater.
When the LP GAS switch is turned on, the light will blink quickly 3 times and the water
heater will ignite. The light will then remain off. If the light comes on and stays on, it
indicates the gas side of the water heater has not fired and there is a problem with the
igniter.
FRESH WATER SYSTEM
All water contains contaminant and mineral particles that can cause fresh water system
odors. Untreated well water is a major source of water system odors. The fresh water (or
potable water) system needs periodic sanitization and winterization to take care of all the
components within the plumbing system and help discourage the growth of bacteria and
other organisms that can contaminate the water supply.
WARNING
DO NOT drink water deemed microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality.
WARNING
Never travel with full fresh, black or grey water holding tanks.
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FRESH WATER HOLDING TANK
The fresh water tank can be filled by pressure filling through the fresh water inlet. There
are plastic overflow tubes plumbed into the fresh water holding tank. They allow water to
flow out of the water tank. Occasionally, you may see water coming from the overflow
tubes when the fresh water holding tank is filled. This is normal, and is caused by external
circumstances, including the motor home being parked on an incline, or the motion caused
by starting or stopping the motor home during travel.
CAUTION
Do not cap, block or modify the fresh water tank overflow tubes in any way.
Enough water pressure can build up during the filling process to damage the
plumbing system if the overflow tubes are obstructed.
CAUTION
Be careful not to overfill the fresh water holding tank. It can pressurize the tank,
causing leakage and water damage and void the warranty. DO NOT leave the tank
unattended while filling.
12-VOLT WATER PUMP & SWITCH
When you want to use water in your recreation vehicle and it is not hooked up to city
water, you will need sufficient 12-volt DC power to run the water pump.
Once activated, the water pump (also known as the demand pump) will self-prime, and
provide water. The pump is designed for intermittent use only. Using the pump
continuously or with high pressure will shorten the life of the pump and is not covered in
your warranty.
Periodically check the in-line water pump strainer for accumulated debris. To clean, shut
off the water pump, unscrew the clear cap, remove the re-useable metal strainer and clear
any debris, then reinstall.
For additional information on the care and operation of the pump, read the safety and
operating information in the pump manufacturer’s owner’s manual.
Water Pump Switch (if so equipped):
Most water pump switches illuminate when the water pump is activated. In most models,
the (red) pump switch is located on the monitor panel or the utility center. When the water
pump switch is ON the pump runs until 45 lbs. of pressure has been achieved. The red
light will stay on. The water pump automatically recycles when pressure drops. Some
cycling may occur depending on the volume of water being released. Turn the water pump
switch OFF when it is not in use.
NOTE: In some models the water pump switch will be a black rocker switch located
near the sink cabinet
The water pump switch should be in the OFF position when the RV is left unattended
for any amount of time. If something would happen to the water system, this may
help limit water damage to a smaller area.
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Water pump strainer
Fig 8.1 Water pump
Water pump
WATER PRESSURE REGULATOR (CUSTOMER SUPPLIED)
Excessive pressure from the water supply source may be encountered in some parks,
especially in mountain regions when using the fresh water inlet or black tank flush. Water
pressure regulators are available to protect your recreation vehicles plumbing system
against such high pressure.
CAUTION
A water pressure regulator is recommended to prevent damage to the plumbing
system or components. To prevent damage when using the city water connection, a
45 lb. (315 KPa) rated water pressure regulator is recommended.
Fresh Water Connections
Your recreation vehicle may be equipped with one or both of the following fresh water
connections: City Water and Gravity Fill. The City Water Fill has a threaded connector
with a City Water Connection label next to it. Do not remove this label.
Using City Water Fill:
1. If needed sanitize the water system. (Refer to
Sanitizing the Plumbing System section)
2. Remove the connection cap and attach a nontoxic drinking water hose to the threaded inlet.
NOTE: The other end of this hose should be
connected to a pressurized fresh water source
e.g. faucet or spigot).
NOTE: You should use a non-toxic
drinking water hose dedicated only to supplying
fresh water to the vehicle. To reduce the chance
of contamination, prevent the non-toxic drinking
water hose from coming into contact with the ground.
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3.
Turn ON the water at the water source. Enter the vehicle and open the cold water
supply faucets to bleed air from the water lines. When the water lines are nearly full,
you may experience some "air pockets." Allow them to escape before closing the
cold water supply faucets.
NOTE: The City Water Fill inlet when connected to a pressurized fresh water
source sends water through the water lines and fixtures without the use of the pump.
The fresh water tank cannot be filled using the City Water Fill. (The Gravity Fill is
used to fill the fresh water tank.)
4. The water heater (if so equipped) will fill first, followed by the supply lines and
faucets. Water heater bypass valves (if so equipped) A&B must be open to allow
water into the water heater, valve C should be closed. Refer to the Water Heater
Bypass section for an explanation on configuring the bypass valves. Bypass valves are
normally located near the water heater.
The fresh water connection should be unscrewed (i.e., the non-toxic drinking water
hose disconnected) when the recreation vehicle is left unattended for any amount of
time. If something would happen to the water system, this may help limit water
damage to a smaller area.
To disconnect the City Water Fill:
1. Shut OFF the water at the pressurized water source.
2. Disconnect the non-toxic drinking water hose and reinstall the connection cap. The
connection cap should always be installed if the water fill is not in use.
Using the Gravity Fill:
You can fill the fresh water tank from a container of fresh water and the Gravity Water Fill
inlet if you do not have access to City Water. Allow extra time to fill the fresh water
system if you are using this method. The gravity fill will have a potable water label next
to it. Do not remove this label.
Potable Water
Label
Gravity Water Fill
Using the Gravity Water Fill:
If needed, sanitize the water system. (Refer to Sanitizing the Plumbing System section)
Low point & fresh water tank drains should be closed.
1. Remove the connection cap and insert a non-toxic drinking water hose (or a funnel)
into the Gravity Fill inlet. The other end of the hose goes into a container of fresh
potable water.
2. Pour the fresh water into the Gravity Fill until the tank is full.
3. Open both the hot and cold water faucets, along with outside shower faucets (if so
equipped) when filling the fresh water tank to allow air pockets to be forced out of
the system.
4. When the fresh water tank on the RV is full, remove the non-toxic drinking hose and
container from the Gravity Water Fill. Replace the connection cap. This cap should
always be installed if the water fill is not in use.
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WATER HEATER
The water heater is designed to heat water quickly and efficiently. The water heater
manufacturer has preset the sensing limit to maintain the water temperature when the water
heater is activated.
WARNING
Hydrogen gas may result if you have not used the water heater for two weeks or
more. HYDROGEN GAS IS EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE. To reduce the risk
of injury under these conditions, open the hot water faucet for several minutes at the
kitchen sink before you use any electrical appliance connected to the hot water
system. If hydrogen is present, you may hear what sounds like air escaping through
the pipe as the water begins to flow. Hydrogen gas may be present even after water
has been drained from the water heater tank. Open the faucet at the sink and allow
the system to vent for five to ten minutes. Do not smoke or have any open flame near
the open faucet while venting. On DSI water heater models, make sure the switch is
OFF.
WARNING
Do not replace any component part with an accessory part that is not authorized by
the water heater manufacturer, such as an “add-on” electric heating element. Such
items are not approved to be installed and could create an unsafe condition and will
void all warranties.
Operating instructions:
WARNING
If you smell propane gas then STOP! and follow the procedures listed in the Fuel
Systems section of this manual before attempting to operate the water heater.
Read the safety and operating information provided in the manufacturer’s manual before
attempting to activate the water heater.
Make sure the water heater is filled with water before use; even momentary operation of
the water heater without water in it may result in damage to the tank heating element
and/or controls. Double check the bypass valves, make sure they are set properly.
Always open both the hot and cold water faucets when filling the fresh water tank to allow
air pockets to be forced out of the water heater
Water heater switch (if so equipped)
The "propane GAS" water heater switch enables propane operation of the water heater.
The "ELECTRIC" water heater switch enables electric operation of the water heater
Water heater-pilot light (if so equipped)
This water heater is gas only with a pilot ignition. The water heater controls are typically
located in an outside compartment, and is ignited manually from the outside of the vehicle.
Hot water will be available in approximately 30 minutes.
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Pilot Reset
Button
P&T valve
Water Heater pilot
ignition
Gas valve
Temp.
Refer to the water heater manufacturer’s manual for lighting instructions.
Water heater bypass (If So Equipped)
Your recreation vehicle may be equipped with a water heater bypass. This three-valve
system is located at either the water heater, or on the system panel depending on your
model. For detailed information see the Water Heater Bypass section
Water heater switches (if so equipped):
Switches are located on the Monitor Panel. For detailed information on their operation
refer to the Monitor Panel section.
Odor from the hot water system
Many water supplies contain sufficient amounts of sulfur to produce an odor, often called
“sulfur water.” Sulfur water can be caused by a chemical action or by bacteria. Generally,
sulfur water is not harmful, only unpleasant to smell. Refer to the water heater
manufacturer’s owner’s manual for details on eliminating the odor from sulfur water.
Odor from sulfur water is not a service problem.
WARNING
Do not replace anode rod or any other component with an accessory part that is not
authorized by the water heater manufacturer, such as an “add-on electric heating
element. Such items are not approved to be installed and could create an unsafe
condition and will void all warranties
Anode rod protection
The tank in the water heater is protected by a magnesium or aluminum anode to prolong
the life of the tank by absorbing the corrosive action of hot water. Under normal use, the
anode rod will deteriorate and because of this, the water heater manufacturer recommends
the anode rod be replaced yearly. Water with high levels of iron and/or sulfate will
increase the rate of deterioration; therefore, more frequent replacements may be required.
If an anode rod is mostly eaten away, replace it with a new one. The water heater
manufacturer recommends replacement of the anode rod when consumption or weight loss
is greater than 75 percent.
Anode rod replacement chart
Operating the water heater without the proper
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anode rod protection will decrease
tank life and will void the tank
manufacturer’s warranty on the tank. To extend the anode life, drain the water from the
water heater tank whenever the RV is not being used. Avoid any extended time of non-use
with water in the tank.
To prevent a water leak when replacing the anode rod, a pipe thread sealant approved for
potable water (such as Teflon Tape) must be applied to the threads of the anode rod.
Proper application of a thread sealant will not interfere with the anode’s
High altitude deration
Operation of the water heater at high altitudes may require derating. If the water heater is
not properly derated, lack of sufficient oxygen for combustion may produce improper
burner operation. Pilot outage caused by burner lift-off or sooting from a yellow burner
may occur, indicating the possibility of carbon monoxide.
You may also notice a lack of efficiency in heating the water because of incomplete
combustion of the burner at these higher altitudes.
Consult with the local propane company, your dealer or the water heater manufacturer for
proper derating of the water heater. Change out of the orifice (derating) should be done by
the dealer or a qualified service agency.
NOTE: It is important that once the RV has returned to lower elevation (below 4500
feet) any high altitude deration or other adjustments be reversed for proper operation of the
water heater.
Pressure & temperature relief valve
WARNING
Do not place a valve between the pressure and temperature (P&T) valve and the tank.
Do not remove or plug the relief valve under any circumstances.
The temperature and pressure relief valve is designed to open if the temperature of the
water within the heater reaches 120° F, or if the water pressure in the heater reaches 150
pounds. When this pressure is reached, the pressure relief valve will open and water will
drip from the valve.
This “weeping” or dripping will continue until the pressure is reduced to below 150
pounds, and the valve closes. This condition is normal and does not indicate a defective
relief valve.
One way to reduce the frequency of this occurrence is to maintain an air pocket at the top
of the water heater tank. This air pocket will form in the tank by design; however, it will be
reduced over time by the everyday use of your water heater. To replenish this air pocket:
1. Turn off the water heater.
2. Turn off the cold water supply line.
3. Open a faucet in the recreation vehicle.
4. Pull out the handle of the pressure relief (P&T) valve and allow water to flow from
the valve until it stops.
5. Release the handle on the P&T valve - it should snap closed.
Close the faucet and turn on the cold water supply. As the tank fills, the air pocket will
develop. Repeat this procedure as often as needed to reduce the frequency of the weeping
P&T valve.
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Maintenance
Do not allow the burner to burn with a yellow flame, or continue to operate the water
heater with an improper burner flame.
Periodically, inspect the water heater vent for soot. Soot is a sign of incomplete
combustion and must be corrected before operating the water heater. This is your visual
warning that the water heater is operating in an unsafe manner. If soot is present,
immediately shut the unit down and contact your dealer or a qualified service agency.
Periodically inspect the vent for obstructions. Do not terminate the vent on your water
heater inside of add-on rooms, screen porches or patios. Doing so will result in products of
combustion being vented into the rooms or occupied areas.
Draining and winterization:
If the recreation vehicle is to be stored over the winter months, the water heater must be
drained to prevent damage from freezing. Damage to the water heater caused by freezing is
not warrantable. It is recommended the water heater be drained and bypassed during the
winterization process, particularly if introducing RV antifreeze into the plumbing
system. The water heater should never be drained when HOT or UNDER
PRESSURE.
To drain the water heater:
1. Turn off electrical power to the water heater either at the switch from the electrical
element of at the breaker.
2. Shut off the propane supply to the water heater.
3. Turn off the pressure pump on the water system.
4. Open both hot and cold water faucets.
5. Remove the anode rod from the tank.
For detailed information see the Winterizing The Plumbing System and Water Heater
Bypass sections of this manual.
WATER HEATER BYPASS VALVES (IF SO EQUIPPED)
Most floor plans have a factory installed water heater bypass which enables you to avoid
filling the water heater with RV antifreeze. Bypass valves are typically located in close
proximity to the water heater. Outside utility centers (if so equipped) operate differently
than a factory installed bypass system. Refer to the Outside Utility Center section for
details.
C
B
A
Factory installed water
heater bypass
Normal Camping Usage: Valves A&B Open
Valve C is Closed
Bypass Mode: Valves A&B Closed
Valve C is Open
Water Heater Bypass Diagram
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NOTE: In the Water Heater Bypass Diagram, valve D is the fresh water tank shutoff.
Valve E is used to introduce RV antifreeze into the lines when winterizing the system and
has a clear hose attached to it. See Winterizing the Plumbing System in this manual.
Valves D & E are typically located in the vicinity of the water pump which can be under a
dinette bench, kitchen island, or bed.
Water heater switches (if so equipped):
The water heater switches are located on the monitor panel. Refer to the Monitor Panel
section of this manual for function details.
OUTSIDE SHOWER (IF SO EQUIPPED)
A handheld shower assembly with both hot and cold water may be included for use outside
of your recreation vehicle.
1. Be sure the water heater is ON and had sufficient time to heat the water.
2. Open the outside shower compartment door.
3. If dry camping, be sure the 12-volt water pump is ON.
4. Remove the handheld shower from its holder.
5. Turn ON the hot and cold faucet knobs, and adjust the water temperature as
desired.
6. To activate the handheld shower turn ON the sprayer head attachment (some
models).
To turn off the water, always close the faucet knobs. The lever on the shower head will
not completely stop the flow of water; this is intentional to allow for draining. After the
water has been allowed to drain from the shower head, return it to the outside shower
compartment. Any remaining water in the shower hose will drip or run out; this is not a
leak but performs as intended. If you are dry camping, turn the water pump OFF.
NOTE: The shower head may be removed from the hose so that it will drain faster. If
you remove the shower head, be sure to reassemble it prior to storage.
NOTE: When putting the shower assembly back into the storage compartment, make
sure the hose is not pinched or the shower head is positioned in a way it can be damaged.
FAUCETS
WARNING
Water temperatures over 125°F (49°C) can cause severe burns instantly or death from
scalds; therefore, be careful when using hot water. Always test the water temperature
before showering or washing.
The faucets operate much the same way as the faucets in your home. Make sure there is
sufficient water available and, if dry camping, the 12-volt water pump is turned ON before
operating.
To open the faucets, turn the hot and cold knobs ON and adjust the temperature to your
comfort level. Close the faucets when a sufficient amount of water is released, turn the
water pump OFF if dry camping.
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BATHROOM TUB / SHOWER
The shower faucet includes a vacuum breaker for the shower. There are two purposes for
this breaker:
 To prevent siphoning water through the hose from another fixture.
 To prevent water from being retained in the hose.
The showerhead DOES NOT have a complete shut-off valve (the complete shut-off is at
the faucet). The showerhead may drip slightly in the OFF position after use; this is normal
and does not indicate a leak or defect.
There may be air in the plumbing lines that will need to be bled out before a steady stream
of water comes from the faucet.
The bathing facilities in your recreation vehicle function similar to those in your home.
Keep the water heater and holding tank capacities in mind when using the fresh water
system. Long showers are not suggested due to the limited amount of water available. The
used water will drain through the plumbing pipes into the grey water holding tank.
1. Be sure the water heater is ON and had sufficient time to heat the water.
2. If dry camping, be sure your 12-volt water pump is ON.
3. Adjust the hot and cold faucets to the desired temperature before bathing.
4. To conserve water while showering, wet down and turn the water OFF while you use
soap, then rinse.
5. When you are finished, shut the water faucets OFF.
Unlike your home, the recreation vehicle does not contain a water pressure balance valve.
If someone is using the shower, it is recommended that the fresh water system NOT BE
USED until they are finished.
Maintenance
Read the manufacturer’s operator manual or label instructions. The tub/shower walls (if
applicable) in your recreation vehicle are made of ABS plastic material. Use a mild
detergent soap and warm water to clean. Contact your RV dealer for repair or replacement.
Do not use gritty or abrasive particle soaps or scouring compound to clean ABS plastic.
Avoid using “Citrus” or biodegradable cleaners which contain “D-Limonene.” They will
damage plastic materials.
HARDWARE & SINK OR SHOWER FIXTURES
Use mild dish soap and water to clean these fixtures. Do not use harsh chemicals or sprays.
A mild solution of vinegar and water works well to remove hard water spots and stains
from the sink or shower fixtures.
DRAINING THE FRESH WATER SYSTEM
Permanent water tanks may be drained through a
valve located near the tank. A recreation vehicle
with a demand pressure pump system will have
low-point drains attached to the water lines
(normally located near the water tank).
Low point
Exterior fresh
These low-point drains will release water in the
drains
water drain
supply lines by opening the valves and all faucets.
The water heater has its own drain plug. To drain the permanent fresh water holding tank
and supply lines:
1. Turn the water heater power OFF (Turn off the Electric & LP GAS switches).
2. Open all faucets, including the outside shower faucet.
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3.
Open the “fresh tank drain” valve. All permanent fresh water tanks can be drained by
one of two types of drain valves. A white plastic drain is attached to the exterior wall
(open valve to drain) or a valve located inside the motor home adjacent to the water
tank (this knob turns 45° to open or close).
4. Open the “low point drains” by turning, then pulling the handles up. As their name
indicates, they will be at the lowest point of water lines. A label is placed on the
outside of the RV to indicate where the drains are located. The drains will typically
need to be opened from inside the motor home. Once the label is found on the exterior
sidewall, go inside the motor home to find the corresponding location of the drains.
5. Drain the sink by removing the drain cap.
6. Turn ON the water pump and allow it to run as needed.
7. If the RV water heater has bypass valves set them to Bypass: A&B are closed, valve
C is open (refer to the Water Heater Bypass section).
8. Operate the toilet flush lever until water stops flowing.
9. Relieve the water pressure using the P&T valve BEFORE removing the water heater
drain plug. If there is any water pressure present the water will spray out of the
opening when the drain plug is removed.
When you are finished draining the fresh water system, reverse these steps and dump the
grey and black water holding tanks at an appropriate facility or according to local public
codes.
It is normal for some liquid to remain in the fresh water tank after drainage procedure.
SANITIZING THE PLUMBING SYSTEM
When to sanitize:
 When your RV is new.
 At the beginning and end of each season.
 When the water system becomes contaminated or every three months of use.
Sanitizing Instructions
1. Turn both the electric and LP gas water heater switch(s) to OFF. Set the bypass
valves to bypass the water heater; valves A&B closed and valve C open (refer to
Water Heater Bypass Valves section).
2. Level the RV and drain the fresh water system. (see Draining the Fresh Water
System).
3. Close the low point drain valves and the fresh water tank drain valve.
4. Full System Canister water filter (if so equipped): Remove the canister; take the filter
out of the canister, then reattach the empty canister.
5. Prepare a chlorine solution using 1/4 cup of household bleach (sodium hypochlorite
solution) to one gallon (3.785 liters) of water in a container. Prepare one gallon of
solution for every 15 gallons of tank capacity. This will result in a residual chlorine
concentration of 50 ppm in the water system.
If a 100-ppm concentration is required as discussed in step 12, use ½ cup of
household bleach with one gallon of water to prepare the chlorine solution. One
gallon of the solution should be used for each 15 gallons of tank capacity.
NOTE: Fresh water tank sizes vary by model, contact your dealer or Customer
Service for your specific tank size.
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Put the sanitizer solution in the fresh water tank.
Insert one end of a hose in the Gravity Fill inlet, insert the other end into a container
holding the chlorine solution. Do not use your non-toxic drinking water hose. Pour
the chlorine solution into the Gravity Fill.
7. Remove the hose & container used to pour the chlorine solution, and continue filling
the fresh water tank with clean (potable) water until tank is full:
Pour fresh water into the Gravity Fill inlet until tank is full.
8. After the recommended amount of sanitizing solution is in the tank, the water tank is
full, and water filter (if so equipped) has been removed:
NOTE: The Full System Canister must have the filter removed
Turn the pump ON which sends sanitizer into the water lines.
9. Open all hot water faucets one by one until water begins to flow continuously and a
chlorine smell is noticeable. Include outside shower faucets (if so equipped).
10. Close the hot water faucets and repeat opening all cold water faucets one by one until
you smell chlorine. Include outside shower faucets (if so equipped).
11. Turn OFF the water pump.
12. Let the solution remain in the tank & lines for at least four hours when disinfecting
with 50-PPM residual chlorine. If a shorter time period is desired, then a 100-PPM
chlorine concentration should be permitted to sit in the system for at least one hour.
NOTE: To thoroughly sanitize the fresh water tank, the unit should be driven
around for a period of time allowing the solution to splash the sides and top of the
tank.
13. After the required period, drain the chlorine solution from the fresh water system (see
Draining the Fresh Water System).
Rinse the system with fresh water:
14. Fill the fresh water tank full of clean (potable) water.
Fill fresh water tank from an external container. Pour fresh water into the gravity fill
inlet.
15. Power to water heater should be OFF. (both switches: Electric & LP GAS)
When
the fresh water tank is full:
Turn the pump ON to send water through the lines.
16. Run water through all faucets (hot & cold, including outside shower) until chlorine
smell is gone. Turn faucets and outside shower off, turn pump OFF.
17. Then, drain the fresh water system again. (see Draining the Fresh Water System).
18. Water heater bypass valves (if so equipped): Close bypass valve C, open valves
A&B on water heater, replace water heater drain plug.
19. Refill the fresh water tank with fresh water again and when water heater is full of
water, turn the water heater power ON. Refer back to Step 14 above for instructions
on refilling the fresh water tank.
Lingering Chlorine Taste:
If a chlorine taste lingers in the water, flush the water system with a solution consisting of
one-quart vinegar to five gallons of clean water. Re-flush as necessary. The vinegar
solution may damage the water heater or the water filter, so both must be bypassed again
before performing this operation.
Follow the steps outlined in Draining the Fresh Water System with one exception, do not
drain the water heater. Water heater bypass valves (if so equipped), close valves A&B
and open valve C. Do not remove the water heater drain plug.
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For the Full System Canister water filter: Remove the canister, take out the filter, then
reattach the empty canister.
After draining the system:
1. Water heater power should still be OFF. (both switches: Electric & LP Gas) Water
heater bypass valves (if applicable): A&B should still be closed, valve C open.
2. Pour the vinegar solution into the fresh water tank. Pour the vinegar solution into the
gravity fill.
3. Fill the fresh water tank full of clean (potable) water. Pour fresh water into the gravity
fill inlet.
4. Run water through all faucets (hot & cold, including outside shower) until chlorine
smell is gone. Turn the pump ON to send water through the lines.
5. Close all faucets including outside shower. Turn pump OFF.
6. Drain the system again, but don’t drain the water heater. Water heater bypass valves
(if so equipped): leave valves A&B closed and valve C open. Do not remove water
heater drain plug.
7. Close low point drains and fresh water tank drain.
8. Refill the fresh water tank with clean potable water. Use the city water fill or gravity
fill, refer to Step 3 above for specific instructions.
9. Open faucets and check that the chlorine taste is gone.
10. Drain the system one more time (See Draining the Fresh Water System)
11. Remove Full System Canister, insert filter, and reattach canister to the mount. For
water heater bypass valves (if so equipped): Open valves A&B, close valve C.
12. Refill the fresh water system with clean water. Turn the water heater power ON when
the water heater is full of water.
WINTERIZING THE PLUMBING SYSTEM
WARNING
Automotive antifreeze (ethylene glycol) and windshield washer antifreeze (methanol)
are poisonous. Never use these products in your fresh water system. These products
are harmful and may be fatal if swallowed.
Preparing your RV for colder weather or storage is very important for most states and
Canada. Failure to prepare your RV may cause water supply lines and the water heater to
freeze.
Use ONLY RV ANTIFREEZE in your fresh water system for freeze protection. No other
product or commodity should be used.
The RV should be winterized at the end of the camping season or when the RV will be
exposed to temperatures that will fall at or below 32°F (0°C). Repairs due to freezing are
not covered under the terms of the Towable Limited Warranty.
NOTE: The water heater must be drained to prevent damage from freezing. It is
recommended the water heater be drained and bypassed during the winterization process
particularly if introducing RV antifreeze into the plumbing system. Antifreeze should be
kept out of the water heater.
There are two methods of winterizing your trailer based upon your model. Please read, and
understand the following instructions before beginning.
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Air Pressure Method
This method will utilize an air hose to blow excess water from the water lines.
NOTE: Recommended pressure is 40 PSI maximum. Exceeding this pressure may
rupture water line couplings and void your warranty.
1. Turn water heater power OFF (if so equipped).
2. Make sure all holding tanks are empty and all drain valves are OPEN.
3. Run the water pump until it is dry, this will take approximately 15-20 seconds.
4. OPEN all faucets and drains, including outside shower faucets (if so equipped) and
hold the flush lever open on the toilet.
Residential Refrigerator (if so equipped): Remove the refrigerator water filter (if so
equipped), discard it. (Install a new filter in the spring) Open the refrigerator low
point drain and drain water out of the refrigerator lines. Unplug the refrigerator. Prop
open the refrigerator doors to prevent odors from developing.
RV style Refrigerator (if so equipped): Unplug the refrigerator and prop open the
doors to prevent odors from developing.
Washing Machine (if so equipped): Open hot water line until you hear air coming
out, close spigot. Open cold water line until you hear air coming out, close spigot.
Add about a quart of antifreeze into the tub. Set control to Drain/Spin setting and let
run for about 1 minute. Antifreeze should go down into the machine pump. Stop the
washer, unplug it and wipe out any excess antifreeze.
5. Use an air hose and a blow out plug (customer supplied), blow air through the City
Water connection. Any remaining water should blow out in five to ten minutes.
6. Pour one cup of non-toxic RV antifreeze into any/all drain P-traps. (bathtub & sinks).
Demand (Power Plumbing System) Method
It may be easier to winterize the RV with another person to assist you.
Antifreeze should never enter the water heater, RV water filter, refrigerator, refrigerator
water filter, or fresh water tank.
1. Turn water heater power OFF. (both switches: Electric & LP Gas) Water heater
should never be drained when HOT or under pressure.
2. Level the RV and drain the fresh water plumbing system. (See Draining the Fresh
Water System)
3. Replace the water filter cartridge with the plastic bypass hose (if so equipped). On
Full System Canister water filters, remove the canister, take out the filter, and reattach
the empty canister.
Residential Refrigerator: Antifreeze should be kept out of the refrigerator. Remove
the refrigerator water filter and discard. Replace with a new one in the spring. Open
low point drain for refrigerator and drain the water. Unplug the refrigerator, prop
open the doors to prevent odors.
De-Winterizing Refrigerator: Flush the antifreeze from all the RV water lines
first to keep antifreeze out of the refrigerator lines. Do not operate ice maker or
water dispenser until all antifreeze is flushed out of the system.
4. Water heater should be empty after performing Step 2. Water heater valves (if so
equipped): A&B should still be closed, valve C open.
5. Make sure the “fresh water tank drain” and “low point drains” are closed. This would
include the refrigerator/washer low point drains (if so equipped).
6. Close the fresh water tank shutoff valve “D” (if so equipped).
Valve should be
located in the vicinity of the water pump.
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7.
Open valve “E” on the water pump with the clear hose attached and insert the
opposite end of the clear hose into a container of RV antifreeze solution. This valve
will also be located near the water pump.
8. Turn the water pump ON. Antifreeze will be drawn into the water lines.
9. Open the hot water line faucets (kitchen/bath sinks, shower and outside shower (if so
equipped) until RV antifreeze begins to flow continuously.
10. Close the hot water line faucets and repeat with the cold water line faucets.
11. Toilet: Flush the toilet several times until you see antifreeze in the bowl.
Washing Machine (If So Equipped): Set the water temperature to WARM, begin
filling the washing machine. This will bring antifreeze in through the hot and cold
water lines. Run the washer just long enough to bring about a quart of antifreeze into
the drum. Pause the machine, select the Rinse/Spin cycle and let it run for about 1
minute. Stop the washer and unplug it. Wipe out any excess antifreeze in the drum.
To De-winterize: Run a full empty wash cycle before camping season begins.
Dishwasher (If So Equipped): Put the dishwasher on the rinse cycle for a minute or
so and it will put antifreeze into the pump.
To De-winterize: Run an empty wash cycle before camping season begins.
When you are finished adding RV antifreeze:
12. Turn the water pump OFF. Remove the clear hose from the container of RV
antifreeze. Turn off valve E, valve D remains closed.
13. Pour 1 cup of RV antifreeze into any/all drain P traps. (sinks, & bathtub)
14. To prevent staining, wipe the RV antifreeze out of the sinks, shower (or tub), toilet,
washing machine tub, & dishwasher tub using a soft, dry cloth.
If needed, contact your RV dealer for assistance.
BLACK/GREY WATER SYSTEM
Water from the sinks and shower flows into the gray water (or waste water) holding tank.
Water from the toilet will flow into the sewage (or black water) holding tank.
WARNING
Never travel with full black or grey water holding tanks. This not only wastes your
fuel but depending on the location of the tank(s), it can affect your tow vehicle
handling characteristics.
The weight of the holding tank contents is not calculated into the RV cargo carrying
capacity (this extra weight would reduce your available cargo capacity). Traveling with
full holding tank(s) could possibly cause you to exceed the individual tire ratings and/or
the RV GAWR or RV GVWR. Potential damage to suspension components, such as
springs, tires and axles, could result.
If your RV holding tank(s) are located behind the axles, the weight of the full tank(s) will
reduce the hitch weight. Trailer sway and other handling difficulties can be the result of the
hitch weight being too light.
Dump the gray and black water holding tanks before traveling to avoid carrying
unnecessary weight. If you are dry camping and cannot immediately empty your holding
tanks, reduce your vehicle speed until you reach a dumping station.
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Before using the RV or after dumping the grey and black water holding tanks, always add
the proper amount of deodorant to the black water tank to prevent malodors and help break
down holding tank contents (unless winterizing). Follow the deodorant bottle or package
instructions. Driving to a disposal site will normally loosen any accumulated waste debris
or solids from the sides of the holding tanks.
WARNING
Do not add automotive antifreeze or caustic chemicals such as laundry detergents into
the holding tanks. Although these products may have a deodorizing effect, they may
damage the plastic and rubber parts of the plumbing system or the components.
Drain pipes With P-Trap (If So Equipped):
The drain pipes may be equipped with a “P-trap” installed to help prevent odors from
escaping into the RV. During travel, water from the P-traps may spill and permit odors into
the RV.
By adding water and using a RV approved deodorizing
agent you will dissolve the contents faster and will keep the drain lines and tanks clean and
free flowing. These chemicals are available at an RV supply store or your dealer.
Drain pipes With Dry Sealing Valve (If So Equipped):
Your RV may be equipped with a dry sealing valve that prevents the escape of odors from
your waste system and eliminates the need for P-traps.
Should the RV drain piping system become clogged and a mechanical cleanout tool is used
to open the drain pipe, it is important that the dry valve be removed before passing the
cleanout tool through the piping.
Passing a mechanical cleanout tool through the waterless valve may cause damage to the
internal seal that may potentially allow sewer gases to escape into the RV interior.
BLACK/GREY WATER HOLDING TANKS
When connected to the sewer drain line at a campground, keep the “black tank drain”
valve closed until the holding tank is at least ¾ full. This should provide sufficient water to
assist in complete draining of the black water holding tank. Repeat as needed. Never leave
the black tank drain in the open position continuously when connected to the campground
sewer system.
WARNING
Whenever possible, do not travel with waste in the holding tanks. Liquid or debris in
the holding tank(s) may affect the towing characteristics and may result in property
damage or personal injury.
BLACK & GREY TANK DRAINS
There are labels on the exterior of the RV indicating
the location of the grey tank drain and black tank
drain (also called dump valves). Always drain the
black water holding tank first so the following grey
tank waste water can help rinse any solids or debris
from the dump outlet and sewer hose.
1. To make drainage easier, level the RV.
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2.
Remove the sewer hose housing dust cap, and attach the sewer hose (customer
supplied).
3. Place the end of the sewer hose into the approved dump station.
4. Open the black tank dump valve. (Valve may be located under the RV, or on the
Utility Center if so equipped) Close the dump valve when the black water holding
tank is emptied.
5. Open the grey tank dump valve. (Valve may be located under the RV, or on the
Utility Center if so equipped) Close the dump valve when the grey holding tank is
emptied.
6. Remove, clean and store the sewer hose.
7. Close the sewer hose housing dust cap.
You can locate many dump stations throughout the United States and Canada in
Woodall’s, Rand McNally Camp Guide, Good Sam Camp Guide, KOA Kampgrounds
Camp Guide and various other publications. Some fuel stations also have dump stations.
Please contact your RV dealer for assistance in the purchase and installation of a sewer
hose or sewer hose extension (if needed).
Sewage (black) tank preparation:
WARNING
It is important to add enough water to prevent solid waste buildup. Follow the
directions listed below and in the manufacturer’s operator manual.
1.
2.
Release one to two quarts (1 or 2 liters) of water into the toilet bowl.
Follow the directions on your (RV approved) toilet chemical bottle (customer
supplied), by placing the recommended quantity of holding tank chemical into the
toilet bowl.
3. Flush the toilet and allow at least two gallons (8 liters) of water to flow into the
holding tank.
Waste (grey) holding tank preparation:
No special preparation is required, however, placing a small quantity of chemicals into this
tank, such as baking soda or an approved RV chemical, will reduce odors from food
particles in the system.
Cleaning & Maintenance:
The toilet should be cleaned regularly for maximum sanitation and operational efficiency.
Use only RV approved chemicals. Do not use chlorine (undiluted) or caustic chemicals,
such as laundry bleach or drain opening types, in the toilet system. These products damage
the seals in toilets and dump valves.
BLACK TANK FLUSH (IF SO EQUIPPED)
The Sewer Tank Flusher Inlet (also known as the No Fuss Flush) will have an identifying
black & chrome label next to it as shown. This inlet is provided to assist in flushing out the
black water tank. The drain valve for the black water tank must be OPEN to use this
feature. When the hose is connected, and when the water source is turned on, it sprays
water into the black water tank, which aids in moving out the waste and cleaning the
interior of the tank.
Using the Tank Flush Inlet:
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Connect the flexible sewer hose to the 4 inch
dump outlet.
Open the black water dump valve and leave it open.
Allow the tank to drain.
Attach a water hose to the Tank Flush Inlet. Do not
use your fresh water hose for this.
Attach the other end of the water hose to a
pressurized water source. (40 PSI minimum)
Tank Flush Inlet
Turn ON the water source flushing the tank until
water appears to run clear in the sewer hose.
Turn water source OFF. Disconnect water hose from the source.
Disconnect water hose from the Tank Flush Inlet.
Close the black water dump valve.
TOILET
The toilet is efficient and easy to operate. Generally, more water is required only when
flushing solids. Prior to using the sanitation system, it is strongly recommended to flush
the toilet several times to release sufficient water into the holding tank. If there is not a
sufficient amount of water used during flushing, the waste materials may not evacuate
properly from the drain line to the tank. Clogged tanks and pipes could eventually occur.
The toilet system will perform better when water is run for ten to fifteen seconds after
flushing to ensure that the waste will proceed to the bottom of the tank.
Unlike a toilet in a home, which may use up to seven gallons of water per flush, the
average recreation vehicle system uses one to three quarts (1 - 3 liters).
For added convenience and better sanitation system performance, it is advisable to always
have four to six inches (10 - 15 cm) of water in the toilet.
WARNING
It is important to prevent solid waste buildup. Follow the toilet manufacturer’s
recommended instructions each time after emptying the black water holding tank.
CAUTION
To prevent help toilet blockage, always use RV grade single-ply toilet paper. Do not
flush paper towels, diapers, sanitary napkins or other foreign objects down the toilet.
CAUTION
It is important to add enough water to prevent solid waste buildup. Follow the
directions listed below and in the manufacturer’s operator manual.
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Sewage (black) tank preparation
1. Release one to two quarts (1 or 2 liters) of water into the toilet bowl.
2. Follow the directions on your (approved RV) toilet chemical bottle (customer
supplied), by placing the recommended quantity of holding tank chemical into the
toilet bowl.
3. Flush the toilet and allow at least two gallons (8 liters) of water to flow into the
holding tank.
Waste (grey) holding tank preparation
No special preparation is required; however, placing a small quantity of chemicals into this
tank (such as baking soda or an approved RV chemical) will reduce odors from food
particles in the system.
Cleaning & Maintenance
The toilet should be cleaned regularly for maximum sanitation and operational efficiency.
CAUTION
Do not use chlorine (undiluted) or caustic chemicals, such as laundry bleach or drain
opening types, in the toilet system. These products damage the seals in toilets and
dump valves.
For more information
Refer to the manufacturer’s operator manual. If you have further questions consult your
RV dealer, the manufacturer or Customer Service.
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AIR CONDITIONER
Roof Mount (If So Equipped)
The roof mounted air conditioning system is controlled by a thermostat. Cooled air enters
the RV through the adjustable “chill grill.” Make sure you have sufficient power available
before operating the air conditioner. Do not operate the air conditioner without the return
air filter. Operating the system without the filter allows the lint and dirt that is normally
stopped by the filter to accumulate on the cooling coil of the air conditioner. This also will
lead to a loss of air volume, possible equipment damage and an expensive cleaning
process.
A special foam gasket is placed between the roof material and the subframe of the air
conditioner to guard against water leakage. The air conditioner is subjected to wind
pressures along with motor vibration during normal operation.
Inspect the mounting bolts for tightness to ensure there is no leakage or looseness at least
annually. Re-tighten bolts when they are loose.
DO NOT over tighten these bolts as it may damage this gasket. The air conditioner gasket
is a wearable part that eventually will need to be replaced. To gain access to the bolts,
remove the filtered panel cover on central air systems or the entire air box on non-central
air conditioners. Consult the manufacturer’s operators manual or your RV dealer for more
information.
For additional information refer to the manufacturer’s owner’s manual included in your
warranty packet.
Wall Mount (If So Equipped)
The wall mounted air conditioning system is controlled by a thermostat. Cooled air enters
the RV through the grill. Make sure you have sufficient power available before operating
the air conditioner. Do not operate the air conditioner without the return air filter.
Operating the system without the filter allows the lint and dirt that is normally stopped by
the filter to accumulate on the cooling coil of the air conditioner. This will lead to a loss of
air volume, along with possible machine failure. Keep the air inlet grill and cabinet clean
by wiping with a cloth dampened with warm water and a mild detergent.
For additional information refer to the manufacturer’s owner’s manual included in your
warranty packet.
POWER ROOF VENT (IF SO EQUIPPED)
The 12-volt DC powered roof vent allows fresh air to circulate through the RV.
Do not leave the roof vent open when the RV is stored or unattended for long periods.
High winds, other unusual conditions or obstructions may prevent the dome from closing;
the resulting leakage could cause non-warrantable damage.
DUCTING & RETURN AIR
All heat discharges, registers and return air grills must be free and clear of obstructions.
This includes all closeable registers that are intended to reduce airflow, do not shut it off
completely.
THERMOSTAT
There may be up to two 12-volt DC thermostats in your motor home. Use the controls to
set the temperature to your comfort setting.
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FURNACE
The furnace installed in your motor home is controlled by a thermostat. The furnace
requires both 12-volt power and propane gas for full operation. Make sure you have
sufficient power available before operating your furnace.
If you have any questions contact your dealer or Customer Service.
A qualified RV technician should perform all furnace maintenance at least once a year
(more often depending on furnace usage). Never attempt to repair the furnace yourself.
WARNING
The furnace should be inspected periodically (monthly during the heating season) for
presence of soot on the vent. Soot is formed whenever combustion is incomplete. This
is a visual warning that the furnace is operating in an unsafe manner. If soot is
observed on the vent, immediately shut the furnace OFF and contact a qualified
service agency. Operating the furnace under this condition could lead to serious
property damage, personal injury or loss of life.
WARNING
To ensure your personal safety, do not obstruct or alter the furnace in any manner. Do
not install screens over the vent for any reason. Screens will become restricted and
cause unsafe furnace operation. For your safety, only the manufacturer’s factory
authorized parts should be used on your furnace.
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MICROWAVE (IF SO EQUIPPED)
Make sure there is sufficient 120-volt power available before operating the microwave.
Make sure the microwave turntable (if so equipped) is secured prior to traveling. Do not
operate the microwave when it is empty.
WARNING
Never use the microwave cavity for storage. The microwave cavity should always be
empty when not in use.
DROP IN COOKTOP (IF SO EQUIPPED)
Drop in cooktops add compact high efficiency cooking performance to your recreation
vehicle. Depending on your model, it may be equipped with either a 2 burner or 3 burner
cooktop.
The 2 burner match-light cooktop has two 6500 BTU/H burners with control panel. The 3
burner piezo-igniter cooktop has one front 9000 BTU/H burner and two rear 5200 BTU/H
burners. The 3 burner cooktop is also equipped with a control panel.
For detailed operating and cleaning information, refer to manufacturer’s owner’s manual.
KITCHEN STOVE, RANGE OR OVEN (IF SO EQUIPPED)
To prevent damage, always use the manufacturer’s recommended size flat bottom pan(s).
Generally, the pan should be large enough to cover the burner, but not be more than one
inch larger than the burner grate.
Do not use a broiler pan, griddle or any other large utensil that covers more than one
burner at a time. This will create excessive heat that may cause melting, sooting or
discoloration.
In addition, the use of undersized pans could expose a portion of the heating element to
direct contact and may result in ignition of clothing.
Proper relationship of pans to burner will improve efficiency.
WARNING
During and after use, do not touch or let clothing or other flammable material come in
contact with the top burners (or heating elements), burner grates or other areas near
the top burners or oven until they have had sufficient time to cool. These areas can get
hot enough to cause burns.
Never leave cooking food unattended. Turn the pan handles inward, but not over the
tops of the other range burners. Ensure that pans used are large enough to contain the
food and avoid boil-overs. Heavy splattering or spills left on the cook top can ignite
and cause burns.
If using glass, glass/ceramic, ceramic, earthenware or other glazed utensils (or
cookware) verify it is safe for use on the top burners. Only certain types of utensils
(or cookware) are suitable for surface or top burner use.
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OVEN (IF SO EQUIPPED)
WARNING
Do not cover the oven vent openings while the oven is in operation. Restricting the
flow of combustion air will create an asphyxiation hazard.
The propane gas oven must have 12-volt power to operate. If you have any questions
contact your dealer or our customer service department. Do not use the oven as a storage
area.
For additional information refer to the manufacturer’s owners’ manual included in the
warranty packet.
BBQ GRILL (IF SO EQUIPPED)
WARNING
Make sure that you read, understand and follow all information supplied with your
RV about propane before operating the BBQ grill. The propane hose must be
correctly connected before lighting the grill. Failure to follow instructions supplied by
the grill manufacturer with your RV or to use any other components than those
originally supplied with the grill could lead to death or serious injury from fire or
explosion.
WARNING
The maximum weight limit for the bracket on the side of your motor home is 50 lbs.
This limit includes the weight placed on the BBQ gill. Exceeding this weight limit
could cause damage to the unit and possibly cause personal injury from hot
equipment.
The BBQ grill is for use outside of the motor home. Never use this grill inside a
compartment or the motor home. Before operating the BBQ grill, make sure that it is
securely placed on the support bracket. The BBQ grill must be COMPLETELY cooled
before storing to avoid damaging the carrying case (if so equipped) and causing injury
from handling the grill when it is hot. Wait until the grill is completely cooled, then store
it.
Bumper mount grill set-up (if so equipped)
Insert the grill mounting bar into the bracket (mounting tube) on the rear bumper of the
recreation vehicle. Insert the pin through the hole in the bracket and mounting bar. The
pin must be installed to insure the mounting bar is secure during use. Set the BBQ grill on
the mounting bar by inserting the (2) pegs on the bar into the grill mounting bracket. Make
sure the mounting bar and the grill are securely in place before proceeding with the
propane connection.
Attaching the “quick coupler” connection
The “quick coupler” is directly connected to the RV propane system. The “quick-coupler”
connection has a positive shut-off valve as required by code and standards.
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Place the “quick coupler handle in the OFF position and push back the sleeve. The
valve handle must be OFF to make the connection.
Insert the plug and release the sleeve.
Push the plug until the sleeve snaps forward, locking the plug into the socket.
Turn the handle ON to allow propane to flow to the drop in stove.
Quick connect coupler
BBQ Grill Prep (if so equipped)
Your recreation vehicle is equipped with a propane “quick-coupler” connection and
support bracket for easy installation of the BBQ grill.
RANGE HOOD (IF SO EQUIPPED)
If your recreation vehicle is equipped with a range
hood, it will be connected to an exterior vent.
The vent has an inner flap with two snaps. This flap
can be snapped shut when the vehicle is in motion, or
during storage to keep insects, debris, snow, rain, etc.
from entering the recreation vehicle.
Anytime the stove inside the recreation vehicle is
being used, this flap must be unsnapped and the range
hood turned ON to vent fumes outside the vehicle.
Flap inside
Range Hood Vent
WARNING
Whenever the stove in the RV is being used: The range hood must be turned on, and
the inner flap must be unsnapped and free to move. Failure to do so can create an
asphyxiation hazard by restricting air flow to this vent.
COOKING WITH PROPANE
See the Propane System Section for important safety instructions. Refer to the
manufacturer’s owner’s manual for detailed operating and safety instructions for all
propane appliances.
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IN CASE OF A GREASE FIRE
WARNING
Do not attempt to use water to put out the fire. Water can spread some types of fire,
and electrocution is possible with an electrical fire.
Grease is flammable. Never allow grease to collect around top burners or on the cook top
surface. Wipe up spills immediately. Refer to Section 2 – Safety Precautions, for fire
safety and fire extinguisher information.
REFRIGERATOR
The refrigerator is not intended for quick freezing or cooling. We recommend stocking it
with pre-frozen or pre-cooled food when possible. The shelves should not be covered with
paper or plastic and the food items should be arranged so air can circulate freely. Keep the
area at the back of the refrigerator clean and free of debris. Check for obstructions in the
exterior refrigerator vent area (i.e., spider webs, bird nests, etc.). Use a soft cloth to dust
off the debris.
For optimum efficiency and performance, it is recommended the refrigerator be checked at
least twice a year as part of the routine maintenance.
GAS/ELECTRIC MODEL (IF SO EQUIPPED)
WARNING
If you smell propane gas STOP! Follow the directions located in your manufacturer’s
owner’s manual and in this manual.
RESIDENTIAL MODEL (IF SO EQUIPPED)
 NOTE: If you are using electric to power the refrigerator, make sure you are
connected to a 120-volt power source.
CAUTION
The ice maker (if so equipped) should be turned off and the ice tray emptied when
power to your recreation vehicle has been shut off. With no power, the ice will melt
and water may “pool” in the refrigerator door. When power is restored, the vibration
may cause this water to run out of the door and on to the vehicle floor.
For detailed operating and safety information, refer to the manufacturer’s user guide
included in the Warranty Packet.
CLEANING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
The following are general cleaning guidelines. For detailed information on cleaning your
specific refrigerator, refer to the manufacturer’s user’s guide included in the Warranty
Packet.
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Cleaning the interior
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. Hand wash, rinse, and dry removable parts and interior surfaces thoroughly. Use a
clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent in warm water.
3. For the inside of the refrigerator, use a warm water and baking soda solution
consisting of approximately 1 tablespoon (15ml) baking soda to 1 quart (1 liter) of
water. This solution both cleans and neutralizes odors. Rinse and wipe dry.
4. Leave an open box o baking soda in the refrigerator and freezer compartments to help
prevent odors.
 NOTE: Do not use abrasive or harsh cleaners such as window sprays, scouring
cleansers, flammable fluids, cleaning waxes, concentrated detergents, bleaches or cleansers
containing petroleum products on plastic parts, interior and door liners or gaskets. Do not
use paper towels, scouring pads, or other harsh cleaning tools.
There is no need for routine condenser cleaning in normal operating environments. If the
environment is particularly greasy or dusty, or if there is significant pet traffic, the
condenser should be cleaned every 2 to 3 months to ensure maximum efficiency.
If you need to clean the condenser:
 Remove the base grille.
 Use a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush to clean the grille, the open areas behind
the grille and the front surface area of the condenser.
 Replace the base grille when finished.
Cleaning the exterior
Wash painted metal exteriors with a clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent in
warm water.
For silver-accented plastic parts, wash with soap or other mild detergents. Wipe clean with
a sponge or damp cloth. Do not use scouring pads, powdered cleaners, bleach or cleaners
containing bleach as these products can scratch and weaken the paint finish.
WASHER/DRYER PREP (IF SO EQUIPPED)
If your recreation vehicle was built with this feature, be aware the cabinet space provided
is intended for the installation of an aftermarket washer/dryer combo unit (customer
supplied) only. Please consult your dealer or the manufacturer for installation assistance.
WATER HEATER – SEE PLUMBING SECTION
OUTSIDE KITCHEN (IF SO EQUIPPED)
The outside kitchen unit consists of a 2-burner cooktop, refrigerator and sink. See the
manufacturer’s user guide for detailed cooktop and refrigerator operation information.
To access the kitchen unit, lift the exterior door and secure it in the open position using the
door clip. Be sure the door is secure in the open position before extending the kitchen unit.
Locate the wood finger pull on the underside of the countertop and slowly pull the kitchen
unit towards you until it is fully extended. Attach the propane connection (see “Attaching
the “quick coupler” connection in the next section).
To return the kitchen unit to the stowed position, disconnect the propane connection and
slowly push in at the center of the unit until it is all the way in (making sure the exterior
door closes easily). Attach the strap that secures the cooktop during transit in place prior
to closing and securing the exterior door.
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WARNING
The maximum weight capacity of the outside kitchen unit is 50 lbs. Setting items on
the kitchen unit that exceed this weight limit could cause damage to the unit or result
in personal injury.
Attaching the “quick coupler” connection
The “quick coupler” is directly connected to the RV propane system. The “quick-coupler”
connection has a positive shut-off valve as required by code and standards.
5. Place the “quick coupler handle in the OFF position and push back the sleeve. The
valve handle must be OFF to make the connection.
6. Insert the plug and release the sleeve.
7. Push the plug until the sleeve snaps forward, locking the plug into the socket.
8. Turn the handle ON to allow propane to flow to the drop in stove.
Quick connect coupler
To return the kitchen unit to the stowed position, first disconnect the propane connection.
Hold in the release button on the support leg and retract the lower portion of the leg.
Swing the leg up into the stowed position and extend the leg into the storage bracket.
Swing the cooktop back into the stowed position until it locks into place. Pull down on the
exterior door until it is in the closed position. Make sure all exterior door locks are in the
locked position prior to travel.
EXTERIOR REFRIGERATOR (IF SO EQUIPPED)
Your recreation vehicle may be equipped with an exterior refrigerator in the front storage
compartment, or in the outside kitchen (if so equipped). For more information, refer to the
manufacturer’s user guide provided in your warranty packet.
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TELEVISION ROOF ANTENNA (IF SO EQUIPPED)
To view local stations at either (or both) the front or bedroom television sets using the
television antenna, make sure the TV power supply is ON and the TV roof antenna is
raised to the operating position.
The following is an overview of the antenna operation. Refer to the manufacturer’s user
guide for detailed operating instructions.
Raising the antenna
To raise the TV antenna to the operating position turn the
antenna elevating crank clockwise in the UP direction
(approximately 13 turns) until some resistance to turning
is noted.
On amplified models, 12-volt DC power is required. After
the antenna is in the full UP position, pull down on the
round knob with both hands until it disengages from the
ceiling plate. Rotate the knob for best picture.
To Test
1. Make sure the television set is working properly.
2. Switch the power supply ON and OFF to see if there
is a difference in the picture quality while watching
TV. If there is no difference, refer to manufacturer's
manual for further testing procedures.
CAUTION
The TV power supply should be turned OFF when connecting/disconnecting the
cables to the power supply and antenna, but should be turned ON when testing for
voltage.
Lowering the antenna
Rotate the antenna until the pointer on the directional handle aligns with the pointer on the
ceiling plate. Turn the elevating crank counterclockwise in the DOWN direction until
resistance is noted. The antenna is now locked in the travel position.
CAUTION
Make sure the television antenna is in the travel position (cranked down) before
moving the recreation vehicle. Failure to lower the antenna into the travel position
before traveling may damage the antenna.
DO’S
 Check parking location for obstructions before raising antenna.
 Carefully raise, lower and rotate. If this is difficult, check for cause.
 Rotate slowly when selecting station and check fine tuning on TV set to make sure it
is properly adjusted.
 Lower antenna before moving vehicle.
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DONT'S
 Don’t force elevating crank up or down.
 Don’t rotate directional handle hard against stops.
 Don’t travel with lift in up position.
 Don’t leave lift part way up or down.
 Don’t apply sealing compound or paint over top of base plate or anywhere on lift.
Lubricating the antenna
The elevating gear should be lubricated 3-4 times a year with silicone spray.
Two times yearly or in the event rotating the antenna becomes difficult, normal operation
can be restored by lubricating the bearing surface between the rotating gear housing and
the base plate. Any silicone lubricant spray may be used.
Lubricate rubber quad ring on elevating shaft which is below worm gear with silicone
spray lubricant at least twice yearly. This will keep quad ring from becoming brittle which
could result in leaks down elevating shaft.
Refer to the manufacturer’s user guide for detailed information on lubricating the antenna.
TELEVISION POWER SUPPLY (IF SO EQUIPPED)
For good station reception, the TV power supply must be turned ON to
view local television stations. Turning the TV power supply ON sends
12-volt DC through the cable to the TV roof antenna. The voltage
energizes the transistors in the antenna head amplifier. The TV signal
then comes down the cable to the outlets.
Turn the TV power supply OFF to view cable television or to use a VCR
or DVD.
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CLEANING THE INTERIOR
To keep the value of your recreation vehicle, perform regular maintenance using the proper
materials and procedures. Using the wrong cleaner may result in damage to the surfaces in
your vehicle. Check with the manufacturer’s information for the recommended cleaning
agent. If in doubt, check to see if the cleaner will cause damage by testing a small area out
of sight or contact your dealer for assistance. Do not use flammable liquids or sprays to
clean the recreation vehicle.
Sofa
Hide-a-bed Sofa or Sofa Sleeper (If So Equipped)
The hide-a-bed sofa functions much the same as a regular residential hide-a-bed sofa. To
make the hide-a-bed sofa into a bed, remove the seat cushions and pull the sofa back
towards you firmly and gently. Activate (or deflate) the air mattress (if so equipped) using
the supplied furniture manufacturer’s instructions. To convert the hide-a-bed back into the
upright sofa position, reverse the process.
Jack Knife Sofa (If So Equipped)
The Jack Knife sofa functions much the same as a residential futon. To make the sofa in to
a bed, lift up on the bottom seat cushion and pull it towards you. The sofa back will drop
down to provide a sleeping surface. For additional comfort and to reduce fabric damage,
you may want to place a cover or air mattress (customer supplied) over the sofa when it is
in the sleeping position.
Trifold Sofa (If So Equipped)
The Trifold Sofa offers very similar features to the traditional hide-a-bed. The following
illustrations detail converting the sofa into a bed.
2. Using the strap handle, pull
sleeping surface up, then out.
1. Remove tri-fold sofa pillows
and set aside
3. While sleeping surface is up,
gold out legs. Extend sleeping
surface until grounded.
4. Once sleeping surface is
grounded, fold headboard down
flat.
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J-Cube Sofa (If So Equipped)
The J-Cube Sofa functions similar to a residential futon. The slanted back pillows offer
numerous options as a sofa, along with the ability to extend the cushions for additional
sleeping space.
FREE-STANDING TABLE & CHAIRS (IF SO EQUIPPED)
The free-standing dinette table can be positioned to seat up to four people. To prevent
damage, the standard free-standing dinette chairs should be fastened securely at the dinette
table when you are traveling
BOOTH DINETTE (IF SO EQUIPPED)
The dinette is designed to seat up to four adults. You can access the dinette bench storage
by removing all the cushions and lifting the bottom seat supports. If the dinette bottom seat
support is screwed shut, it is to protect factory-installed equipment (do not use that area for
storage). To convert back to a booth dinette, reverse the process.
The booth dinette can be converted into a bed. To convert, remove all the cushions from
the booth dinette. Lift the tabletop, remove the detachable table legs and place the tabletop
on the ledges provided between the booth dinette benches. Lay the seat back cushions
against the back of the booth dinette bench. Lay the dinette seat bottom cushions in
between the seat back cushions. The area where the cushions meet should be slightly
raised. Push the raised cushion ends down gently. The cushions are designed to fit snugly.
Reverse this process when converting back to the booth dinette.
FURNITURE UPHOLSTERY
To retain the value of your motor home, maintain the furniture upholstery carefully and
keep the interior clean. Vacuum the furniture regularly using a soft brush attachment to
remove any loose dirt or debris.
Fabric (if so equipped)
It is recommended the fabric be professionally cleaned if it becomes stained or soiled. The
professional cleaner should be made aware the fabrics have been treated to be fire
resistant. For more information, refer to the specific furniture manufacturer’s care
instructions.
Ultraleather™ (if so equipped)
It is recommended the Ultraleather™ be professionally cleaned if it becomes stained or
soiled. For more information, refer to the specific furniture manufacturer’s care
instructions.
Leather (if so equipped)
Periodic vacuuming, using a dry cloth to wipe up spills immediately, and using a damp
cloth on problem areas, will help to keep your leather furniture in good condition. Leather
surfaces can vary as do the cleaning methods. Refer to the furniture manufacturer’s
recommendation, or consult a cleaning professional.
It is recommended you do not use any cleaners containing oils, waxes or silicones.
Cleaners containing silicone can eventually destroy the finish on the leather. Cleaners
containing oils or waxes should not be used as they leave residues on the surface of the
leather which can attract more dirt which can eventually lead to cracking.
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CABINETRY & TABLES
To keep hardwood doors, cabinet fronts and hardwood tables looking like new regularly
dust with a soft cloth dampened with a cleaning polish or mild detergent solution. Avoid
using ammonia based products or silicone oils as they may cause damage if used over a
long period of time.
The finish is durable and resistant to most household spills. However, spills should be
wiped up promptly to avoid potential problems. Excessive prolonged exposure to direct
sunlight, high temperatures and high humidity can cause damage to both the finish and the
wood itself. These should be avoided.
PANTRY (IF SO EQUIPPED)
Depending on the kitchen layout of your recreation vehicle, you may have a pantry that
you can use to store items you wish to take with you as you travel and camp. Ensure items
stored in the pantry are secured so they do not shift during travel.
The cabinetry has been designed to accommodate the normal camping items (i.e., paper
plates, flatware, cookware, etc.) which are bulky but not necessarily heavy.
Remember your recreation vehicle’s load capacity is designed by weight, not volume,
so you cannot necessarily use all available space.
COUNTERTOPS
To prevent permanent damage
 Always use hot pads or trivets under hot pans, dishes, or heat producing appliances
such as frying pans.
 Always use a cutting board; never use a knife on the countertop.
 Avoid harsh chemicals such as drain cleaners, oven cleaners, etc.
 Do not let cleaners with bleach set on the top. Wipe them off promptly.
Laminate countertops (if so equipped)
Glass rings, food spills, water spots and smudges usually wipe off with a damp sponge.
Stubborn stains can be removed with a general-purpose spray cleaner. Some stains can be
removed by squeezing fresh lemon juice over the stain and allowing the juice to soak for
approximately forty-five minutes. After 45 minutes, sprinkle baking soda over the lemon
juice and rub with a soft cloth.
Solid surface countertops (if so equipped)
Solid surface materials are easy to care for. Soapy water, ammonia based cleaners (not
window cleaners as they can leave a waxy build up that may dull the surface) or
commercially available solid surface cleaners will remove most dirt and residue from all
types of finishes. A damp cloth followed by a dry towel will remove watermarks.
Disinfect the surface periodically with diluted household bleach (one part water to one part
bleach).
For additional information on the removal of difficult stains or surface damage repair, refer
to the countertop manufacturer’s user guide.
INTERIOR WALL PANEL
Please contact your dealership service department for assistance in repairing décor
paneling. If deep scratches occur on the wall panel, putty sticks can be used to cover
scratches on wood surfaces. These can be obtained from local hardwood stores and
lumberyards.
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To clean, use a mild solution of soap and lukewarm water with a soft sponge or cloth.
Wipe dry with a soft, clean cloth.
CAUTION
Do not use abrasive cleaners as they may cause the vinyl to scratch and become dull.
Do not use cleaners that contain bleach
FLOORING
Always test a cleaning agent in an inconspicuous area for colorfastness.
Carpet
Vacuum your carpet regularly. It is important to remove loose soil and debris while it is
on the surface.
Heavily traveled areas (i.e., walkways, areas in front of the furniture) may be protected
with small throw rugs to prolong the life of the carpet.
Prompt attention to spots and spills is essential. Remove as much of the spill as possible.
Absorb wet spills as quickly as possible by blotting repeatedly with white paper or cloth
towels.
Refer to the manufacturer’s guide included in your Warranty Packet for detailed cleaning
information, or contact a cleaning professional.
Vinyl flooring
Periodically vacuum or sweep to remove dirt and gritty particles. Although most common
spills will not permanently stain the vinyl floors, they are usually easier to remove if wiped
up before they set. Simply blot with a paper towel and wipe clean with a damp cloth. Do
not use dish detergents or vinegar and water because they will dull your floor.
To care for the vinyl floor covering, use a damp mop with water and a mild cleaner on the
entire floor. DO NOT SOAK THE FLOORING. Use care to avoid wetting the carpet
edges. To avoid problems of “yellowing” linoleum, the flooring manufacturer recommends
avoiding cleaners that contain oil based solvents (i.e. cleaners containing lemon oil,
Murphy’s Oil Soap, etc.).
DÉCOR ITEMS
Décor items such as window treatments, day/night pleated shades, mini blinds and décor
glass should be cared for as follows:
Window treatments
Dust occasionally with a vacuum and soft brush attachment.
Day/Night Roller Shades (if so equipped)
Roller Shades can be easily cared for by simply using soapy water or a mild cleaning
solution on spots. However try a small area first. Harsh household cleaners or detergents
may cause damage to fabric or loss of color. It is our recommendation to dust the rails and
fabrics of the shades on a regular basis.
Mini Blinds (if so equipped)
Dust occasionally with a vacuum and soft brush attachment or venetian blind duster.
Plastic rails can be cleaned with mild soap and water applied with a soft cloth.
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Décor Glass (if so equipped)
Use a glass cleaner to remove smudges, smears and spots. If there is any decorative
etching on the décor glass, use care when cleaning around that area.
ABS PLASTICS
Dust and wipe clean with soft, damp cloth or chamois, wiping gently. Do not use gritty or
abrasive particle soaps or scouring compound to clean ABS plastic. Avoid using “Citrus”
or biodegradable cleaners which contain “D-Limonene” as they may damage plastic
materials.
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CLEANING THE EXTERIOR
To protect your recreation vehicle’s exterior finish, wash it often and thoroughly.
For recreation vehicles with painted exterior graphics: If desired you may wash and wax
your vehicle 60 days after purchase. The exterior paint does need time to cure before any
wax is applied to the exterior surface. Careful maintenance for the first 60 days will
assure a long lasting durable finish.
Your recreation vehicle is exposed to many environmental conditions that have an adverse
effect on the paint finish:
 Road Salt and Sodium Chloride
 Road Tar / Bugs
 Bird Droppings / Tree Sap
 Industrial Fallout / Acid Rain /Pollution
 UV Exposure and Moisture
The most common problems resulting from these conditions are corrosion, staining, and
chemical spotting. Generally, the longer the foreign material remains in contact with the
exterior finish, the more extensive the damage. These problems can be minimized by
regularly scheduled washing and polishing. Wash your recreation vehicle as soon as
possible if it becomes contaminated with foreign material.
Avoid parking under trees or near ocean sea salt. Ice or snow should not be scraped from
the painted surface: Brush off!
Gravel roads should be avoided. Anti-freeze, gasoline or washer solvents if spilled on the
painted surface should be rinsed off with water immediately. Bugs and bird droppings
should be rinsed off daily.
Washing
Commercial washing should be avoided. Wash with cold water using a mild liquid soap.
Dry wiping with a dry cloth is not recommended.
Make sure the recreation vehicle’s surface temperature is cool, under 90 F, and out of
direct sunlight. A shaded area is ideal for washing your vehicle as direct sunlight causes
water spotting. Use a mild soap or detergent. Most auto care stores will carry a car wash
shampoo. Try to avoid combination wash-n-wax products as these waxes can cause build
up and are designed for smaller surfaces. Have two dedicated sponges or wash mitts: one
for the exterior walls and one for the wheels and under- carriage. Brushes or wash mitts
that are made of plastic bristles are acceptable for use on tires and wheel wells, but are not
intended for use on the exterior walls. Avoid using such items on painted surfaces as they
will damage the finish. Wash the wheels and wheel wells first as this removes heavy dirt
and debris and prevents it from splattering on panels. Wet the entire area down to remove
loose dirt and grime, then hand wash one area at a time using your dedicated paint finish
sponge or wash mitt.
Wash from the top and work your way down, rinsing frequently to minimize grit abrasion.
Follow with a final rinse of water. This process will remove most contamination from the
recreation vehicle’s surface. For stubborn stains such as road tar or bug stains, use an
ammonia based glass cleaner or a small amount of rubbing alcohol on a damp cloth
followed immediately by warm soapy water, and rinsing with clean water.
This may not dissolve the road tar, but it will loosen tar and bug stains and remove them
from the surface. Do not use solvent based cleaners on bird droppings or tree sap as these
are water based stains. They can be dissolved using ammonia based glass cleaner, warm
soapy water and a little “elbow grease”. Once again, after removing stubborn stains
immediately rinse with clean water.
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Drying the recreation vehicle is just as important as washing your vehicle. Tap and well
water contain many chemicals that could water stain your vehicle’s finish. We suggest
using a damp natural or synthetic chamois. There are other drying products such as lintfree micro-fiber towels that work just as well.
During cold weather
Salt and other chemicals that are spread on winter roads in some geographical areas can
have a detrimental effect on the recreation vehicle's underbody. If your recreation
vehicle is exposed to these conditions, spray the underbody with a high-pressure hose
every time you wash the exterior of your recreation vehicle.
Take special care to remove mud or other debris that could trap and hold salt or moisture.
After washing your recreation vehicle, wipe off all water drops from the rubber parts
around the slideout and doors.
 NOTE: When the slideout or door is frozen, opening it by force may tear off or crack
the rubber gasket that is installed around the slideout or door. Therefore, pour warm water
on the gasket to melt the ice (wipe off the water thoroughly after opening the slideout or
door). To prevent the weather stripping from freezing, treat it with a silicone spray.
Waxing
Wax your recreation vehicle once or twice a year, or when painted surfaces do not shed
water well. Use a soft cloth to apply a small amount of wax to the painted surfaces. After
the wax has dried, polish the recreation vehicle with a dry, soft cloth. Do not wax your
recreation vehicle in direct sunlight. Wax it after the surfaces have cooled.
Do not apply wax to any area having a flat black finish as it can cause discoloration. If the
finish has been stained with wax, wipe off the area with a soft cloth and warm water.
When waxing the area around the various openings, do not apply any wax on the weatherstrip. If it is stained with wax, the weather-strip cannot maintain a weatherproof seal
around the opening.
CAUTION
Do not use waxes containing high-abrasive compounds. Such waxes remove rust and
stains effectively from the paint work, but they are also harmful to the luster of the
painted surface since they scrape off the coating. Further, they are detrimental to
glossy surfaces, such as the grille, garnish, moldings, etc. do not use gasoline or paint
thinners to remove road tar or other contamination to the painted surface.
Polishing your recreation vehicle
If painted surfaces have been severely damaged and have lost their original luster and color
tone, polish the surface lightly with a fine polishing compound. Avoid limiting your
polishing to the damaged surface only; polish a somewhat wider area, moving the
polishing cloth in one direction. After polishing, flush the compound from the surface and
apply a coat of wax to regain a beautiful luster.
CAUTION
Do not use a buffer and a buffing compound as it may damage the exterior surface.
Please contact a professional paint body shop for assistance.
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Damaged paint
To prevent corrosion, touch up small cracks and scratches in the paint coat as soon as
possible with touch-up film or paint. Carefully check the body areas facing the road and
the tires for damage to the paint coat caused by flying stones, etc. To purchase touch-up
paint, use the closest automotive paint (available locally) match possible.
Cleaning plastic parts
Use a sponge or chamois to clean plastic parts. Use warm water and a soft cloth or
chamois to remove any white residue from dark colored plastic surfaces. Do not use a
scrubbing brush, other hard tools, or wax containing abrasives as they may damage the
plastic surface.
CAUTION
Do not allow plastic to come into contact with brake fluid, engine oil, grease, paint
thinner, or batter acid. These will damage plastic. Use a soft cloth and a mild
detergent solution to wipe away any such contact.
Chrome parts
To prevent chrome parts from spotting or corroding, wash with water, dry thoroughly, and
apply a non-abrasive automotive wax. If the chrome is severely damaged or pitted, use a
commercially available chrome polish product.
FRAME
Sand, pebbles, objects on the highway, climate (salt air exposure) or ice inhibiting
chemicals used during the winter months will damage the paint, inviting rust and other
deterioration. Periodically inspect the exterior exposed areas, clean and repaint the frame
members occasionally and whenever you notice rust or paint chipped away, to insure
protection.
E-Z LUBE AXLE (IF SO EQUIPPED)
The E-Z lube feature on your axles provides the ability for the bearings to be periodically
lubricated without removing the hubs from the axle. This feature consists of axle spindles
that have been specially drilled and fitted with grease zerks in their ends. When grease is
pumped into the zerk, it is channeled to the inner bearing and then flows back to the outer
bearing and eventually back out the grease cap hole. If you have further questions,
consult with your dealer.
NOTE: The convenient lubrication provisions of the E-Z lube must not replace
periodic inspection and maintenance of the bearings. Use a hand-operated grease gun;
improper use of a commercial grease gun may damage the seals.
EXTERIOR ROOF & SIDEWALL VENTS
While you are cleaning the exterior roof assembly, also inspect the roof vents (including
sealants) for cracks and keep them clean. Inspect the refrigerator and holding tank vents
for blockages from bird nests, spider webs, leaves, etc. All exterior access doors and vents
need to be kept clean and free of obstructions (i.e., insect nests, mud daubers, etc.) while
the appliances are in use.
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WINDOWS
Any ventilating window may permit water inside, especially during heavy rainstorms.
Condensation will also cause water to accumulate on windows and in the tracks.
The window “glass” can normally be cleaned with a sponge and water. Use glass cleaner
to remove wax, oil, grease, dead insects, etc. After washing the glass, wipe it dry with a
clean, soft cloth.
ROOF LADDER (IF SO EQUIPPED)
Your recreation vehicle may be equipped with an optional roof ladder. The recreation
vehicle roof has decking under the rubber roof membrane to allow you to walk on the roof
(with caution) to do maintenance.
WARNING
If your recreation vehicle is equipped with a roof ladder, do not leave items attached
to it while traveling. The ladder has a weight limit of 350 lbs. when using it to access
the roof. DO NOT exceed this weight limit.
SEALANTS
Sealants perform a very important function and should be inspected closely and regularly
maintained. We incorporate many different types of sealants, including butyl/putty, black
butyl-encapsulated foam, silicone (clear and colored), roof sealant and foam. In general,
sealants do not have "set" lifetimes. Varying environmental factors affect the pliability
and adhesiveness of sealants.
You or your dealer must:
 Inspect all sealants, a minimum of every six months. Make sure to check the roof and
all four sides of the recreation vehicle including al moldings, doors, vents and exterior
attachments. A quick walk around the recreation vehicle before leaving may help
prevent potential problems during trips and vacations.
 Have the sealant replaced if you notice any cracks, peeling, voids, gaps, breaks,
looseness or any sign of physical deterioration. Reseal at least one time each year as
preventative maintenance.
 Always use the same type of sealant that was removed. Your dealer recreation
vehicle service or parts manager can help you obtain the correct sealant(s).
The sealants may become damaged due to road vibration, ultraviolet exposure, air
pollution, freezing temperatures and exposure to other elements. If deteriorated, repair
immediately to prevent damage.
If you notice water inside the recreation vehicle, immediately have the dealer check for the
source of the leak. Failure to correct the leak may result in serious damage to your
recreation vehicle; this damage may not be warrantable.
Although the diagrams below may not accurately reflect the exact model of your recreation
vehicle, make sure you inspect all sealants as indicated in the text. If you have questions
and/or need assistance with sealing your recreation vehicle, consult with your recreation
vehicle dealer.
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CAUTION
Failure to properly maintain or reseal your recreation vehicle may result in serious
water damage to the roof and other parts of the recreation vehicle. This damage is not
covered by the Towable Limited Warranty.
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RV START-UP
The following checklist will help ensure a trouble-free camping season:
 Inspect and work all interior and exterior latches and locks (lube if necessary).
 Make sure the batteries are fully charged and installed correctly.
 Inspect the power cord and carefully clean the contacts if necessary. Plug in the
power cord to an appropriate power source.
 Turn on the interior lights and check outlets for polarity. If needed, replace any blown
fuses. Check the circuit breakers and test the GFCI.
 Inspect and test all safety detectors. If needed, replace any drained or discharged
batteries. If you have a defective or damaged safety detector, replace it immediately.
 Inspect and turn on the propane system. If you have any questions, contact your
dealer or a qualified propane service representative for assistance.
 If the propane system is functioning properly, test the pilot lights on range,
refrigerator, furnace and water heater (if so equipped).
 Inspect the leveling jacks (if so equipped) for operation. If needed, perform
maintenance as specified by the leveling jack manufacturer.
 Test all exterior and interior lights. Replace any bulbs if they are burnt out.
 Inspect the tires for wear, cracks and inflation pressure.
 Wash the exterior of the RV. Do a sealant inspection and repair as necessary.
 De-winterize and sanitize the fresh water system.
 Connect your tow vehicle to the RV and test all connections and lights.
READY TO LEAVE CHECKLIST
Before leaving or returning home, it is critical that you complete the necessary procedures
to ensure a safe trip. As you develop a routine, it is possible that a checklist will be helpful.
This is a general list, which you may want to customize as you determine your own needs
 Make sure you follow all safety precautions noted in this owner’s manual and in any
manufacturer’s operators manual when preparing to travel.
 Check the area under the RV after overnight parking and look for water or other fluid
leaks. If leaks are detected, find the cause and correct it immediately.
 Make sure all tow vehicle fluids are at proper levels. Check the engine oil,
transmission fluid, engine coolant, power steering fluid and wind shield washer fluid.
 Check the lights on the RV. Have someone observe the operation of all exterior lights
while you activate the controls. Check the turn signals and brake lights.
 Examine the tires for excessive tread wear or uneven wear patterns. Check for stones,
nails, glass or other objects lodged in the tread. Inspect for tread cuts or sidewall
cracks.
 Check wheel lug nuts for tightness and tires for proper air inflation pressure.
 Check the propane cylinder gauge to make sure there is propane available. Make sure
the propane cylinder is in place and secure for transport.
Interior
 Close roof vents.
 Close windows & latch blinds.
 Counter items put away or tied down.
 Furnace turned off.
 Latch drawers, cabinets & doors.
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 Turn off interior lights and appliances.
 Disconnect any cable TV or phone hookups.
 Lower the TV antenna (if so equipped).
 Move slideout (if so equipped) in and lock it in place.
 Fasten and secure the furniture for travel (if so equipped).
 Refrigerator door locked (if so equipped).
 Set refrigerator to 12-volt (if so equipped).
 Water heater turned off (if so equipped).
 Water pump turned off (if so equipped).
Exterior
 Empty black holding tank, rinse as needed (if so equipped).
 Empty gray holding tank (if so equipped).
 Pack equipment into compartments and secure it.
 Propane turned off.
 Retract awning and secure in place for transport (if so equipped).
 Retract step.
 Snap the Range Hood vent closed (if so equipped)
 Retract leveling jacks to the travel position (if so equipped)
 Water hose & electric cord unhooked and stored.
 Check tire pressure-include inner wheel and spare (if so equipped).
 Check wheel lugs.
 Test brakes for proper operation.
 Secure any loose, heavy or sharp objects in the RV or exterior compartments.
 Disconnect the shore line power cord and ensure it is stored correctly.
 Fasten all interior and exterior doors securely. Lock them (if so equipped).
 Secure and lock the entrance door.
 Walk around your RV one last time to make sure everything is stored away and the
baggage compartments are closed and locked.
RV STORAGE
Properly preparing your RV for storage during periods of non-usage will prevent problems
from arising. It will also make it easier to get started again for the following camping trip
or season. To prevent costly freeze-ups, winterize the plumbing system when it will not be
in use for an extended period of time, especially if it is stored in colder climates.
Periodically inspect your RV for damage during storage, and seal off any area that can
offer an entry point for rodents, birds or insects. Damage from birds, rodents, insect,
etc., is not covered under the “Towable Limited Warranty” applicable to your RV.
When storing your RV, it is recommended that the auxiliary battery (customer supplied) be
disconnected to avoid battery discharge.
Prior to Storage
If storing for the winter, be sure the RV is winterized (refer to Sec. 8 Plumbing System,
Winterizing the plumbing system).
 Check your roof and other surfaces to ensure there is no damage and potential leakage
that might otherwise go unnoticed until it is too late.
 Close all windows and roof vents.
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 Close the propane cylinder valve(s). If you do not have a propane cylinder cover, we
recommend purchasing one to make sure the regulator is covered.
 Cover all external outlets, such as furnace, exhaust, etc. to prevent mice or other
rodents from entering.
 Cover the roof air conditioner (if so equipped).
 Disconnect 120-volt AC power to the RV.
 Do not use the stabilizing jacks during storage.
 Drain all water lines.
 Drain and flush all holding tanks (fresh water, gray water, black water and/or hot water
tanks).
 Remove all batteries from the RV and store in a place where they won’t freeze.
Batteries that have been frozen will never hold a proper charge.
 Store your RV indoors, under a roof or purchase a “breathable” cover for use during
storage.
 Thoroughly wash the interior and the exterior of your RV.
 To prevent weather checking and other UV damage, cover tires that are exposed to
sunlight.
 Turn all cushions on edge to prevent the moisture/mildew buildup during storage.

Turn off 12-volt DC/120-volt AC/propane to the refrigerator; defrost and clean (if so
equipped). Prop (or block) the doors open so air can circulate and prevent mildew or
use crumpled newspaper or open boxes of baking soda in the refrigerator to eliminate
odors during storage.
 Remove all perishables from the cabinets. Leave the cabinets and doors ajar to allow
air circulation and prevent mildew and musty odors.
 Remove all perishables from the cabinets. Leave the cabinets and doors ajar to allow
air circulation and prevent mildew and musty odors.
 Lubricate locks and hinges on exterior doors.
During Storage Period
Remove snow from the top of your RV to prevent damage to the unit’s structure.
MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST
This list is a quick reference sheet for suggested areas of regular maintenance. Review all
manufacturer’s operators manuals supplied with your RV to perform these listed
maintenance items.
Prior to First Trip
 Inspect and reseal as needed.
 Have the propane system checked for leaks by your dealer.
 Check wheel lug nuts at specified intervals to listed torque specifications, re-torque as
needed.
 Sanitize the fresh water system.
 Test the safety alarms.
First Two-Hundred Miles
 Check wheel nuts at specified intervals to listed torque values. Re-torque as needed.
 Have brakes adjusted by a qualified service technician.
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Each Trip
 Inspect and reseal as needed.
 Check the auxiliary battery (If so equipped).
 Have the propane system checked for leaks by your dealer.
 Check running lights.
 Check tire pressure and wear, including spare (if so equipped). Make sure the tires are
cold when checking the tire pressure.
 Flush out water heater tank.
 Inspect safety chains for signs of wear.
 Test brakes.
 Test safety alarms.
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MAINTENANCE RECORD
Make:
Model:
Model Year:
Vehicle Serial#:
Service
Date
Performed
By
Work Performed
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FEATURED COMPONENTS QUICK REFERENCE CHART
Your RV may be equipped with some of the items listed below. This is a partial listing
and it is not intended to cover all components in your RV. All information is the latest
available at the time of publication. Jayco reserves the right to change any of the
following information without notice.
COMPONENT
MANUFACTURER
WEBSITE
PHONE NO.
AIR CONDITIONER
RV PRODUCTS
www.rvcomfort.com
(316) 832-4357
AWNING
CAREFREE OF
COLORADO
www.carefreeofcolorado.com
(800) 622-3230
AXLE
Dexter Axle
www.dexteraxle.com
(574) 295-7888
DVD/CD
CONTACT YOUR RV DEALER
ENTRANCE STEP
Hickory Springs
www.hsmsolutions.com
(800) 438-5341
FAN, EXHAUST 12V
VENTLINE
www.ventline.com
(574) 848-4491
FIRE EXTINGUISHER
CONTACT YOUR DEALER
FURNACE
ATWOOD/
HYDROFLAME
www.atwoodmobile.com
(800) 546-8759
MICROWAVE
CONTACT YOUR DEALER
MONITOR PANEL
KIB ENERPRISES
www.kib.us.com
(800) 250-7051
OUTSIDE SHOWER
B & B MOLDERS
www.bandbmolders.com
(574) 259-7838
PROPANE TANK
MANCHESTER TANK
www.mantank.com
(800) 877-8265
PROPANE/CARBON
MONOXIDE ALARM
CONTACT YOUR DEALER
PROPANE
REGULATOR
Marshall Brass
Range
Atwood
www.atwoodmobile.com
(815) 877-5700
RANGEHOOD
VENTLINE INC.
www.ventline.co,
(574) 848-4491
REFRIGERATOR,
NORCOLD
NORCOLD (THETFORD)
www.thetford.com
(800) 521-3032
SMOKE ALARM
CONTACT YOUR DEALER
TANK SPRAYER/BLK
B & B MOLDERS
www.bandbmolders.com
(574) 259-7838
(800) 447-9513
THERMOSTAT
RV PRODUCTS
www.rvcomfort.com
(316) 832-4357
TOILET
THETFORD CORP
www.thetford.com
(800) 521-3032
TV
CONTACT YOUR DEALER
TV ANTENNA
WINEGARD COMPANY
www.winegard.com
(800) 788-4417
WATER HEATER,
TANK DSI
ATWOOD GREENBRIER
OPERATIONS
www.atwoodmobile.com
(800) 546-8759
WATER HEATER,
TANKLESS
GIRARD SYSTEMS
www.greenrvproducts.com
(866) 559-1221
WATER PUMP, 12V
SHURFLO EAST
www.shurflo.com
(800) 854-3218
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JAYCO TOWABLE
JAYCO TOWABLE
SECTION 15-ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Jayco
Ownership Notification
Fax Form To: (800) 825-7876
ATTENTION!
Federal record keeping laws require that we maintain a file of owners of our product.
Your cooperation in filling out this from will be appreciated.
□ Change of Owner
□ Transfer of Limited Warranty
(see limited warranty for details)
Model Information:
Serial#:
______________________
Chassis #: _______________________ Odometer Reading ______________
(Motorized only)
New Owner Information:
Purchased Date: ________________
Name:
_________________________________________________________
Address: _________________________________________________________
City:
____________________ State/Province: ______ Zip Code_________
Phone # ___________________ E-Mail Address _________________________
Previous Owner Information:
Purchased Date: ________________
Name:
_________________________________________________________
Address: _________________________________________________________
City:
____________________ State/Province: ______ Zip Code_________
Phone # ___________________ E-Mail Address _________________________
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