Introduction
INTRODUCTION
DEAR OWNER
THANK YOU FOR DECIDING TO BUY ONE
OF OUR NEW MOTORHOMES. WE ARE
SURE YOU WILL ENJOY MANY HAPPY
HOURS IN IT AND WE HOPE THE
INFORMATION AND HINTS IN THIS
HANDBOOK WILL HEIGHTEN YOUR
ENJOYMENT.
THE HANDBOOK HAS BEEN DESIGNED
TO GIVE YOU A GENERAL GUIDE TO THE
CARE, USE AND MAINTENANCE OF YOUR
MOTORHOME. WHETHER YOU ARE A
NEW OR AN EXPERIENCED MOTORHOME
USER THE HINTS WILL HELP TO PROTECT
YOUR INVESTMENT.
THE INFORMATION CONTAINED WILL
ANSWER MOST OF YOUR QUERIES, BUT
IF THERE ARE ANY ASPECTS WHICH ARE
NOT COVERED PLEASE CONSULT YOUR
APPOINTED DEALER.
HAPPY TOURING!
IMPORTANT - PLEASE QUOTE THE BASE
VIN (VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER)
IN ALL CORRESPONDENCE WITH YOUR
DEALER OR SWIFT GROUP LIMITED,
THIS CAN BE FOUND ON THE FRONT
CROSS MEMBER WITHIN THE ENGINE
COMPARTMENT AND ON THE SWIFT
MANUFACTURERS PLATE SITUATED ON
THE BULKHEAD DIRECTLY BEHIND THE
FRONT DRIVER/PASSENGER SEAT.
All the illustrations and descriptive matter in
this handbook are intended to give a general
idea of the motorhome. Changing market
and supply situations may prevent us from
maintaining the exact specification details in
this handbook. We therefore reserve the
right to alter specifications as materials and
conditions demand.
Dealers are not agents of Swift Group
Limited and have absolutely no authority to
bind Swift Group Limited by any express or
implied undertaking or representation.
Warranty ..............................................................................................2
Your Warranty Explained ...................................................................5
WARRANTY
INFORMATION
What to do if you Require Assistance ..............................................6
Annual Service/Inspection Record ...................................................7
Annual Service/Inspection Record stamps .....................................8
Warranty
All the illustrations and descriptive matter in
this handbook are intended to give a general
idea of the motorhome. Changing market
and supply situations and our policy of
continuous product development may
prevent us from maintaining the exact
specifications detailed in this handbook. We
therefore reserve the right to alter
specifications as materials and conditions
demand.
Dealers are not agents of Swift Group
Limited, the manufacturer of Swift Group
motorhomes and have absolutely no
authority to bind the manufacturer by any
express or implied undertaking or
representation.
All motorhomes (other than the engine,
chassis cab and associated parts referred to
earlier in this handbook which are subject to
the relevant chassis manufacturer's
warranty) have a 3 year SuperSure
manufacturer's warranty from the date of
purchase (or hire purchase), which is subject
to a chargeable annual service and
inspection being carried out at an authorised
Swift Group Service Centre.
During the warranty period, subject to the
exclusions set out in this section of the
handbook, the manufacturer, Swift Group
Limited, will repair (or at its option, replace)
all defective parts of the motorhome. For any
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engine, chassis cab and associated parts
warranty issues please contact your local
Fiat Agent.
The manufacturer will honour the warranty
until 36 months from the date of sale,
provided that the motorhome has been
serviced annually within 90 days before or
60 days after each anniversary of the original
date of sale. The third service must,
however, be carried out before the expiry of
the 36 month period from the original date of
sale.
In the first 12 months the warranty will
cover:
Faults arising from a manufacturing defect
but not those which are a result of normal
wear and tear or those which relate to
replacement light bulbs.
Also not covered under the first year are
faults resulting from accidental damage or
damage caused by misuse of any
component part of the motorhome.
In the years two and three the warranty
will cover:
1. All original components of the motorhome
including permanently fitted equipment
forming part of the manufacturer's
original specification.
2. Water ingress and body delamination
Specific exclusions to Supersure Warranty
during Years 2 and 3
• Glass including heat shields, sink lids,
mirrors.
• Paintwork including all exterior paint, heat
shields, heater cases and all other
painted surfaces.
• Decals, mirror transfers, resin badges.
• GRP/ABS wheel spats and skirts.
• Cosmetic finishes to kitchen sinks,
cooker tops, vanity units, shower trays.
• Soft furnishings including upholstery,
curtains, pelmets.
• Carpets, lino and floor coverings
including door mats, shower mats.
• Work surfaces, tables, and flaps.
• Wallboards, ceiling boards and all other
interior décor finishes.
• Window catches, stays and associated
fittings.
• Blinds and flyscreens including door, Heki
and other rooflights.
• All hinges, catches, knobs, stays and
handles (interior and exterior).
• Adjustment of external doors and lockers.
Warranty
• Replacement of bulbs, fluorescent tubes,
fuses and electrical connections including
12n and 12s plugs, high level brake lights
and bulb contacts.
• Adjustment and natural movement of
internal doors, flaps and furniture.
• Audio equipment including radios,
speakers, aerials and associated parts.
• Corner steadies.
• Fair wear and tear, accidental damage or
any damage caused by the misuse of any
component fitted by the manufacturer.
• Microwave
• Routine maintenance items which are
part of the annual service including
lubricants, rubber gas hose, the cleaning
of the heater and fridge flues, the
replacement of gas jets, the resealing
and/or replacement of shower room
sealant, and the adjustment and
lubrication of locks.
General terms applying to all three years
of the warranty period
The motorhome is not covered for:• The failure of a component for reasons of
fair wear and tear.
• Damage resulting from accidents.
• Misuse of any component.
• Normal deterioration, corrosion, intrusion
of foreign or harmful bodies, lack of
servicing or negligence of any person
other than the Swift Group Limited which
causes stoppage of or impairment to the
function of any component of the
motorhome.
• Replacement of parts which have
reached the end of their effective working
life because of age and/or usage.
• Cleaning or adjustment of any
assemblies.
The warranty will be invalidated if the
motorhome has been neglected, misused,
modified or for hire or reward. The
motorhome will be deemed to have been
neglected if it has not been serviced and
maintained as stated in this handbook.
If any repairs are identified as being
necessary during an Annual Service, the
motorhome must be made available to an
authorised Swift Group Service Centre within
6 weeks for the work to be carried out. All
new motorhomes must be registered with
the Swift Group Ltd within 6 weeks of
purchase as new.
The cost of transporting, towing or moving
the motorhome by any means to or from the
place of repair is the responsibility of the
owner.
The benefit of this warranty may be
transferred to a new owner if the motorhome
is sold, provided that the motorhome has
been serviced by an authorised Swift Group
Service Centre in accordance with the
requirements of this handbook, and details
of the change of ownership have been
supplied to Swift Group using the change of
ownership form set out in this handbook.
Failure to notify Swift Group of a change of
ownership within 14 days of such a change
will invalidate the warranty.
Swift Group Ltd’s liability under this
agreement shall be limited to supplying
labour and materials of a value not
exceeding £2,500 including VAT in respect of
each claim or series of claims. No liability
arises under this Warranty and Guarantee in
respect of consequential loss, costs,
damage, accidental or fire damage or any
losses incurred by accident or fire. No
liability of any kind arises under this
Warranty and Guarantee in respect of third
parties or bodily injury.
The warranty only applies to motorhomes
purchased and used within the UK, and for
continuous journeys abroad of no longer
than 90 days per journey.
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Warranty
This warranty only applies to motorhomes
purchased in the UK.
You have legal rights under UK law
governing the sale of consumer goods.
This warranty does not affect your
legal rights.
The name and address of the warranty
provider is:Swift Group Limited
Dunswell Road
Cottingham
East Yorkshire
HU16 4JX
To make a claim under this warranty, contact
the Swift Group Service Centre which
supplied your motorhome. Alternatively,
details of your nearest authorised Swift
Group Service Centre can be obtained by
contacting the Swift Group Customer Care
Department on 01482 875740, or enquiring
on the website www.swiftleisure.co.uk
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Assistance
WHAT TO DO IF YOU REQUIRE ASSISTANCE
Congratulations on purchasing a Swift product. We are confident that you will enjoy many
happy holidays. However, should you have an enquiry or require assistance with a problem,
we hope that this guide will be of assistance to you.
If you have a problem, or enquiry with regards to your new motorhome, please follow
these steps:
1. Check the Owners Handbook, paying particular attention to the fault finding advice at
the back of the book.
2. Contact your supplying dealer for assistance.
If you need to contact the Swift Group, please be aware of the following:
1. When contacting Swift Supercare, please quote your name, postcode and build number
of your motorhome.
2. In most instances, the Customer Care Team will involve your dealer in resolving the issue
you are experiencing.
3. If you are contacting the company by email, letter or fax, the Customer Care Team will
respond to you within five working days from the date of receiving the correspondence.
4. If you are calling the Customer Care Team, please avoid where possible, Mondays and
lunch times.
5. Please be aware that the Swift Group cannot send parts direct from the factory. In all
cases, without exception, your dealer must place the order for you.
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Service/Inspection
MOTORHOMES - ANNUAL SERVICE/INSPECTION RECORD
In order to comply with the warranty, you must have your motorhome inspected and
serviced by an authorised Swift Group Service Centre at least once per year.
It is important that the owner’s handbook is stamped on the appropriate page by the
authorised Swift Group Service Centre. Failure to do this will invalidate the warranty and the
transfer of the warranty on the change of ownership.
The inspection should take approximately two hours and will cover the areas dealt with in
the annual service check list. Any areas requiring service and/or maintenance will be
highlighted by your dealer and we recommend that you authorise any necessary work to be
carried out.
NB. It is essential, to validate the warranty, that an annual inspection be carried out by an
authorised Swift Group Service Centre covering the items listed.
Just as the engine/gearbox/roadwheels need regular servicing by your chassis dealer,
so there are components in your conversion that need regular maintenance by your
motorhome dealer.
These include the gas and electrical systems and the seals in the bodywork. Your dealer
will complete the record in this handbook to show that the work has been carried out.
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11.
Damp and lamination test.
Chassis and chassis to body security.
Corner steadies.
Motorhome step.
Road lights, wiring and reflectors.
Internal lights and 12V DC system.
Water heater - gas and 230V AC.
Hob, grill and oven.
Refrigerator 230V AC, 12V DC and gas.
Gas system.
Water pump, taps and water system.
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Mains 230V AC system.
Windows and fittings.
Roof lights.
Furniture hinges/stays etc.
Exterior locks and hinges.
All internal vents.
Seals.
Blinds and fly screens.
Blown air heating and gas fire systems.
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THE
MOTORHOME
CODE
Code of Conduct ............................................................................ 12
The Country Code .......................................................................... 14
The Coastal Code ........................................................................... 14
Motorhome Code
CODE OF CONDUCT
CAMP SITES
Arrivals
Report to reception immediately on arrival.
Vehicle Movement
Keep to roadways unless otherwise directed.
Adhere to speed limits. Note that these are
generally 10 mph. (Remember that the
stopping distance on grass is considerably
greater than on tarmac.)
Only a person in possession of a current
driving licence may drive on the site.
Park correctly as advised on your pitch.
Where possible leave 20 feet of free space
around your vehicle.
Use of Site Appliances
Use the electrical mains hook-up in the
correct manner and with caution.
Ensure that all fresh water taps/connections
are turned off after use.
Have care and consideration when using all
facilities (toilets and showers etc) and leave
clean and tidy. Young children should be
supervised.
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Waste Disposal
If the vehicle is not fitted with a waste water
tank, a suitable receptacle should be placed
below all waste water outlet pipes. Do not let
these containers overflow.
Dispose of all waste water where instructed.
Empty effluent from chemical toilets where
instructed.
To avoid possible damage to sewage
purification works, only approved chemical
fluids must be used. Under no
circumstances should coal tar, phenol or
caustic-based fluids be used.
Disposable napkins and similar bulky items
must not be put into chemical closet
emptying points but should be wrapped in a
polythene bag and placed in the container
provided.
Place all litter in containers marked for the
purpose.
Noise
Do not make excessive noise.
Children should be restrained from making
excessive noise.
Flying kites and model aircraft and the use of
items like catapults or air-guns, as well as
ball games, should not be permitted among,
or close to other vehicles.
Musical instruments, record players, radios
and televisions should not be used to the
inconvenience of other people on the site.
Open and close doors quietly.
Power generators must be adequately
silenced and used with consideration.
Dogs and other Pets
All dogs and other pets should be kept
under control.
Unless permission has been granted, no
animal should be allowed loose on the site
and leads must not exceed 10ft.
No animals should be allowed in the
shower/toilet blocks.
Do not let dogs foul the site.
Fire Precautions
Adhere to and take note of fire precautions
noting the whereabouts of the fire points.
WARNING: Provide one dry powder fire
extinguisher of an approved type or
complying with EN3, of at least
1kg capacity, by the main exterior door
and a fire blanket next to the cooker.
Familiarise yourself with the operating
instructions on your fire extinguisher
and the local fire precaution
arrangements.
Motorhome Code
When using a dry powder extinguisher it is
suggested that the motorhome be evacuated
until the powder has settled, to avoid
inhalation.
Unless permission has been granted,
barbecues should not be used. If permission
is given, consideration should be given to
the annoyance that can be caused to other
users of the site.
Open fires are not allowed.
Awnings and Tents
Awnings and tents should only be used
when permission has been obtained.
When permission has been granted, all
aspects of this Code should be adhered to.
On no account should:
(a) Litter be disposed of other than in the
receptacles provided.
(b) Water be allowed to escape from the
vehicle.
(c) Chemical toilets be emptied except into
the disposal places agreed with the land
owner.
(d) Washing or similar be hung outside the
vehicle.
When on grass and staying for more than a
few days, the ground sheet and/or side flaps
of awnings should be periodically raised in
order to avoid damage to the ground.
PARKING
Departure
Leave the pitch clean and tidy.
When using the facilities of a motorhome,
care and consideration should be given to
those around them.
On leaving, check out with reception paying
the required fees.
DRIVING
WILD CAMPING
Camping away from licensed sites, without
the permission from the land owner or his
agents, is not allowed in the United
Kingdom.
Motorhomes should only be parked in
approved places.
Before moving off, elevated rooflights and
aerials should be lowered and correctly
secured, and top hinged windows closed.
Likewise all doors and access lockers for
gas containers and chemical toilets must be
properly secured.
Exterior steps should be properly retracted
and secured.
When the vehicle is in motion it is
compulsory for all front seat passengers and
rear seat passengers to wear seat belts,
where fitted.
When using a motorhome on either the
public highway or private roads the Highway
Code should be complied with and full
consideration given to other road users.
In the event of a motorhome travelling slowly
the driver of the motorhome should, where
possible, pull over in order to let other traffic
pass.
When travelling, refuelling or on a ferry
ensure the gas system is fully isolated
at source.
HANDBOOK
Before using a motorhome all aspects of the
handbooks, produced by the chassis
manufacturer and the converter, must be
read and adhered to.
The separate chassis manufacturer
handbook refers to your motorhome chassis
and base vehicle.
ENVIRONMENT
Care and consideration should be taken to
protect the environment.
Observe the Country and Coastal Codes
shown overleaf.
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Motorhome Code
THE COUNTRY CODE
THE COASTAL CODE
Enjoy the countryside but respect its life and
work.
As our coastlines are increasingly used for
recreation and education, the following
suggestions are made to enable us to enjoy
our inheritance and preserve it for posterity.
More people than ever before are exploring
the countryside, interested in farming, plant
life, bird watching or just observing the
general wildlife. Whatever your interest, there
is a lot to learn, but please observe the
following code:
Disturbance may mean DEATH.
DO NOT trample about, or move rocks
unnecessarily.
DO NOT frighten seals or seabirds.
1. Guard against all risk of fires. Hay and
heathland catch alight easily and once
ablaze are very difficult to put out.
REMEMBER: FIRE SPREADS QUICKLY.
2. Fasten all gates.
3. Keep your dog under proper control.
4. Keep to the paths across farm land.
5. Avoid damaging fences, hedges
and walls.
6. Leave no litter.
7. Safeguard water supplies.
8. Protect wildlife, wild plants and trees.
9. Go carefully on country roads.
10. Respect the life of the countryside.
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DO NOT spill detergents, solvents or fuel
from boats as these can kill marine life.
When sailing, moderate your speed - the
wash from a fast boat can destroy banks
and nests.
Live molluscs and crustaceans need not be
collected as souvenirs - dead shells can
usually be found.
Shellfish can take years to grow and fines
can be imposed for not observing national
regulations.
DO NOT pull up seaweeds unnecessarily.
Make your visit instructive - not destructive.
Look at material - don’t remove it. Take
notes and photographs, not specimens.
Observe by-laws and be considerate to
others.
National Trust property and Country Parks
have regulations to protect the wildlife.
Follow these and the Country and Coastal
Codes.
Before Moving Off .................................................................. 16
Motorhome Terms .................................................................. 16
Loading of Vehicle .................................................................. 17
Large Storage Areas .............................................................. 18
Roof Loading .......................................................................... 18
Tyres ......................................................................................... 18
Dedicated Travelling Passenger Seats ................................. 18
PREPARING
FOR THE
ROAD
Three Point Seat Belts ........................................................... 19
Driving Licence........................................................................ 19
Vehicle Classifications ........................................................... 20
Advice on towing......................................................................20
Preparing for the Road
BEFORE MOVING OFF
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all windows/doors/rooflights are closed
and secured.
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TV aerial is lowered and locked into
position.
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exterior step (where fitted) is
retracted/folded in.
Check:
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gas cylinders and all gas operated
appliances have been isolated, including
fridge, water heater, oven and space
heater.
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gas cylinders are correctly positioned,
secured and turned off.
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loose articles including luton ladder are
stowed securely. Do not stow tins, bottles
or heavy items in overhead lockers.
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all lockers and cupboard doors are
closed and secured.
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main table is stored or locked in its
transit position.
TV swing arm (where fitted) is retracted
and travel latch is engaged.
(Note: refer to TV manufacturers
instructions regarding transit)
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fridge is on 12V operation and door lock
is set.
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230V mains input socket flap is
securely closed.
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all drain taps are closed.
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tyre pressures and wheel nuts.
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rear corner steadies are raised.
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exterior roof rack ladder is raised and
secured.
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Special attention must be taken to ensure all
top hinged windows as well as the Luton
windows are closed when in transit. All units
should be fully closed and latched to prevent
damage. The motorhome exterior door
should also be locked.
The entrance door must be closed
before the central locking is activated.
Failure could result in being locked out
of the vehicle if the keys are left inside.
MOTORHOME TERMS
Mass in Running Order:
This is the mass of the motorhome as stated
by the manufacturer, i.e. ex works weight
including the driver with 90% fuel / fresh
water / gas capacity and standard fixtures
and fittings, in compliance with European
Directive 92/21/EEC (Masses and
Dimensions).
Note: Quoted MRO is subject to tolerance,
due to weight variation of materials used in
Motorhome construction.
Maximum User Payload:
The maximum allowable weight to be put
into the motorhome whilst it is being driven.
This is made up of 4 sections:
Personal effects, conventional load, optional
equipment and essential habitation
equipment.
The Maximum User Payload is the difference
between the Maximum Technically
Permissible Laden Mass and the Mass in
Running Order.
Personal Effects:
Those items which a user can choose to
carry in a motorhome and which are not
included as Essential Habitation Equipment
or Optional equipment.
Conventional Load:
A mass allowance for each designated
passenger seat.
Optional Equipment:
Items made available by the manufacturer
over and above the standard specification of
the motorhome.
Essential Habitation:
A mass allowance for liquids in systems not
accounted for within the MRO.
Maximum Technically Permissible Laden
Mass:
The maximum weight for which the
motorhome is designed for normal use when
being driven on a road, laden.
Preparing for the Road
This mass takes into account specific
operating conditions including factors such
as the strength of materials, loading capacity
of tyres etc.
WARNING: Under no circumstances
should the Maximum Technically
Permissible Laden Mass of this
motorhome be exceeded.
Nose weight:
The static mass of the trailer towing device
on the rear of the towing vehicle.
Notes:
(i) When measuring the noseweight it is
important that the trailer is loaded.
(ii) The trailer is intended to be towed
slightly nose heavy. The nose weight
can be adjusted by distribution of the
load. The nose weight should be
approximately 7% of the actual laden
weight (but not greater than the hitch
capacity) and at the same time suit the
motorhome requirements.
See 'Advice on Towing' page 20.
LOADING OF VEHICLE
WARNING: LOADS MUST NOT BE
EXCEEDED.
THE DRIVER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR
ARRANGING THE LOADS SO THAT
THEY COMPLY WITH THE TECHNICAL
WEIGHT LIMITS OF THE SPECIFIC
MOTORHOME MODEL.
SEE SPECIFICATION HANDBOOK.
Correct weight distribution is an important
factor in ensuring your vehicle is well
balanced and easy to drive. It is therefore
necessary to load your motorhome carefully
making sure all heavy articles are evenly
distributed and are preferably placed in the
lower lockers or bed boxes.
WARNING: Do not travel with televisions
or microwaves in overhead lockers
unless the appliance was supplied fitted
to your motorhome by the manufacturer.
Although it is essential to ensure that the
total weight of your motorhome does not
exceed the stipulated Maximum Technically
Permissible Laden Mass, (MTPLM), it is
important to remember that the front and
rear axles also have individual maximum
weights which must not be exceeded.
To ensure adequate road holding the
load on the front axle, under all
conditions, must not be less than 40%
or more than 70% of the total weight.
Ensure you distribute the payload equally on
each side of the vehicle to avoid an
imbalance.
These weights, together with the MTPLM,
can be found on the Base VIN (Vehicle
Identification Number) plate located under
the bonnet on the front cross member, and
also on the Swift Manufacturers plate
situated on the bulkhead directly behind the
front driver/passenger seat.
WARNING: Turn off all gas appliances
while the vehicle is in motion.
Please take care to ensure you have
allowed for the masses of all the items
you intend to carry in your motorhome
e.g. passengers, optional equipment,
essential habitational equipment and
personal effects such as clothing, food,
pets, bicycles, sailboards, sports
equipment etc.
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Preparing for the Road
LARGE STORAGE AREAS
ROOF LOADING
The large storage areas provided in some
motorhome layouts are designed solely for
the purpose of carrying personal
possessions, these areas must not be used;
Some motorhome roofs can be fitted with a
roof rack (optional).
- as a habitation area (eg living, sleeping or
cooking).
- to carry passengers, animals or livestock.
- for the installation (or use) of any LPG gas
operated appliances, (unless supplied fitted
by the manufacturer).
- for carrying LPG gas bottle cylinders.
- to carry any flammable liquids, unless
properly stored, sealed and secured.
- for the operation of an electrical generator.
- in such a way that the load exceeds the
MTPLM, and/or minimum and maximum
axle loads.
Care must be taken to ensure that exterior
doors are closed, locked and that all
possessions are properly stored and secured
before setting off on any journey.
A maximum load of 50kgs can be evenly
distributed on the roof rack system.
This figure MUST NOT be exceeded.
Note: When loading the roof rack, make sure
the load is spread evenly and do not allow
sharp objects to come into contact with the
roof surface.
Do not apply excessive load to the rear
suspension of your motorhome or allow
the vehicle to reverse with the roof rack
access ladder in the down position,
touching the ground. This may cause
excessive strain on the ladder fixing
points.
The roof areas, up to the over cab section,
are capable of withstanding an average
person’s weight (13 stone or 82.5kg).
Note: Do not walk on the over cab section.
WARNING: the roof may become slippery
in adverse conditions, dry wipe before
attempting to walk on roof section.
Extreme care should be taken to avoid
falling from the vehicle.
WARNING: When walking on the roof,
deck type shoes should be worn – not
leather soles.
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TYRES
If a wheel or tyre fitted to a wheel is
changed any replacement must be of
the same type of construction and size.
The law requires that the tyres and pressures
must be suitable for the use to which they
are being put. The minimum tread depth
must be 1.6mm throughout a continuous
band comprising the centre three-quarters of
the breadth of the tread and around the
circumference of the tyre.
Please refer to base vehicle manufacturer's
handbook for tyre pressure information. This
may also be displayed in the driver's door
aperture.
DEDICATED TRAVELLING
PASSENGER SEATING
Seat belts are fitted to all travelling seats.
Travelling seats are designated by the
manufacturer and vary according to the
layout you have purchased. Each seat is
homologated i.e. tested to all relevant safety
requirements. NEVER travel in a nondesignated seat.
WARNING: Side facing seats are
designed for habitational use only, not
when the vehicle is in motion.
Preparing for the Road
SEAT BELTS AND LEGISLATION
THREE POINT SEAT BELTS
Designated driver and
passenger seats are
fitted with seat belts
and MUST be worn.
This section refers to the seat belts located
in the habitation area of your motorhome.
Children, aged up to 3 Fig. 1
years of age, must
wear an appropriate child restraint suitable
for their age and weight.
Children from 3 years of age and up to
135cm (4'5") in height, or 12 years of age,
whichever is reached first must use a
restraint suitable for their age.
Fastening the seat belt:
Insert tongue into buckle; a positive ‘click’
indicates correct assembly.
Releasing the seat belt:
Press the red release button, the tongue will
be ejected from the buckle.
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The belt is designed for use by one
person and must not be put around a
child seated on a person’s lap.
Children over 135cm (4'5") in height or aged
12 or 13 years must wear a seat belt.
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The belt is suitable for restraining most
child seats and boosters.
Note: It is the legal responsibility of the driver
To ensure children aged up to 14 years old
are suitably restrained.
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For passengers aged 14 and over, it is their
responsibility (not the driver) that a seat belt
is worn.
The belt should at all times be adjusted
and used in accordance with the
instructions. No excessive slackness
should be present.
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Designated passenger seats within the
habitational compartment of your
motorhome are identified (fig. 1).
Once installed the diagonal should pass
across the centre of the shoulder and the
buckle should lie just on or below the hip.
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Avoid twisting the webbing during use.
Webbing must not be allowed to chafe
against sharp edges.
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Do not make alterations or additions to
the belt.
Seat belts are fitted for your safety and must
be worn unless a ‘Certificate of Exemption
from Compulsory Seat Belt Wearing’ is held.
This Certificate must be produced if asked
for by the Police – seat belt offences can
result in a fine.
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Belts that have been cut, frayed,
damaged or stressed through impact
should be replaced. After impact the
motorhome anchorage points should also
be checked.
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To clean use warm soapy water only.
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Periodic inspection of the installation will
ensure reliability of the seat belt.
DRIVING LICENCE
Licences issued to drivers who passed their
car driving test before 1st January 1997
include categories B+E and C1+E which
gives them entitlement to drive motor
vehicles up to 7500kg MTPLM.
Drivers who passed their test on or after this
date have category B entitlement only, which
restricts the entitlement to motor vehicles
with up to 8 passenger seats and an MTPLM
of up to 3500kg with trailers up to 750kg
MTPLM (4250kg combined) or larger trailers
providing the combination of the trailer and
towing vehicle does not exceed 3500kg and
the MTPLM of the trailer does not exceed
the unladen weight of the towing vehicle.
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Preparing for the Road
Drivers who passed their test on or after the
1st January 1997 will need to take an
additional test(s) to gain the B+E and C1+E
entitlement.
A number of Swift Group motorhomes have
an MTPLM greater than 3500kg, therefore
you must check you have the driving licence
entitlement for the vehicle you drive.
VEHICLE CLASSIFICATIONS
Motorhomes up to 3500kg MTPLM are
P/LGV (Private Light Goods Vehicles),
motorhomes with an MTPLM over 3500kg
and up to 7500kg are P/HGV (Private Heavy
Goods Vehicles). These are used in defining
MOT classifications and vehicle excise duty
(road tax) classifications.
ADVICE ON TOWING
The towing capability of each motorhome
differs depending on the specific chassis
and engine types, (see ‘Towing Capabilities
Table’ in your specification handbook).
This table takes account of the maximum
front and rear axle loadings as well as the
minimum front axle loading in two
conditions, MRO and MTPLM condition.
Towing in these, and any other condition
requires sensible loading and distribution of
payloads to ensure the requirements of the
towing capability table are met.
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When towing, the demands on both the
vehicle and driver increase. A trailer reduces
manoeuvrability, the ability to climb hills,
acceleration and braking capacity and
makes the vehicle handle and corner
differently. It will also increase the fuel
consumption of the vehicle.
Always brake in good time. Special care
must be taken when descending gradients.
Change down before going down a steep hill
so the engine can act as a brake. Ensure
that the towing vehicle tyre pressures are
correct and adjusted for full load conditions
and that the trailer tyre pressures are as
recommended by the trailer manufacturer.
Regularly check the operation of trailer
brakes and lights.
For maximum stability, when loading the
trailer ensure that the loads are properly
secured during transit. Position loads so that
most of the weight is placed close to the
floor and, where possible, immediately
above or close to the axle(s). Where the load
can be divided between trailer and tow
vehicle, loading more weight into the vehicle
will generally improve the stability of the
combination. After loading the trailer, check
that the nose weight and axle loads are in
accordance with the manufacturer’s
recommendations, also check the rear and
front axle loads on the motorhome. When
calculating the laden weight of the trailer,
remember to include the weight of the trailer
PLUS THE LOAD.
NOTE: Towing regulations vary from
country to country. It is very important
to ensure that national regulations
governing towing weights and speed
limits are observed (refer to the relevant
national motoring organisation for
information). The stated maximum
permissible towing weights refer to the
vehicle’s design limitations and NOT to
any specific territorial restrictions.
Notes:
i)
Do not exceed the motorhome gross
vehicle train weight.
ii)
Do not exceed the maximum front & rear
axle loads on the motorhome.
iii) Ensure the motorhome front axle load is
never less than 40% or more than 70%
of the total weight.
iv) Motorhomes with an MTPLM up to
3500kg which have European Type
approval can only be fitted with a type
approved towbar complying to
94/20/EC.
v)
The limit for towing an un-braked trailer
is 750kg (based on VIN plate not actual
weight), this applies to a towed car.
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vi) A car dolly with a car with a GVW over
750kg in place is considered as two
trailers, these are legal for use for
recovery but under the Road Traffic
Regulations Act 1984 the combination is
limited to 40 mph on motorways and
dual carriageways and 20 mph
elsewhere. A car dolly is not legal for
transportation (there is a very specific
difference between recovery and
transportation. Recovery is defined as
the removal of a broken down vehicle to
a place of safety).
vii) The maximum permitted vehicle
combination length is 18.75m, however
any combination must ensure
compliance with the turning circle
requirements of Construction and Use
regulations 1986 & 97/27/EC.
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'EN ROUTE'
Spare Wheel Removal ............................................................ 24
'En Route'
REMOVAL OF SPARE WHEEL:
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the ground should be flat and adequately
firm.
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turn the engine off and engage the
handbrake.
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engage first gear or reverse.
Removal
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wheel restraining device screw (fig 1) –
rear right side of vehicle
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use the extension and wrench provided to
operate the wheel restraining device
screw (fig 2).
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when the wheel is fully lowered (fig 3) and
the restraining device screw can turn no
more, use the wrench to pull the wheel
out (fig 4).
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loosen the knob and remove the support
to release the wheel (fig 5 & 6).
Fig.1
Fig.2
Fig.3
Fig.4
Fig.5
Fig.6
Replacement
Replacement is a reversal of the removal
procedure.
Caution: Exercise care when handling the
wheel due to its weight.
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ARRIVAL
AT SITE
Positioning the Motorhome .................................................. 30
Arrival at Site
Note: Check and observe site regulations.
POSITIONING THE MOTORHOME
Keep to roadways unless otherwise directed.
Adhere to speed limits. Note that these are
generally 10mph.
(Remember that the stopping distance
on grass is considerably greater than
on tarmac.)
Only a person in possession of a current
driving licence may drive on the site.
Selecting a pitch
Do not pitch in such a position that your
motorhome will obstruct others coming in.
Try to choose an area which is dry,
reasonably level and preferably with a hard
base.
If you have no alternative but to pitch on a
slope try to ensure that you are facing down
the slope, for when you leave.
Levelling the motorhome
Levelling must be carried out in both
directions for the refrigerator and other
equipment to function correctly. Stepped
levelling boards (Fig. B) or proprietary ramps
are ideal for this purpose.
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Fig. A Winding the Corner Steady
Lower the rear corner steadies (if fitted) until
they are in firm contact with the ground
(Fig. A). DO NOT use the steadies as a jack,
they are only a means of stabilising the rear
of the motorhome. Levelling pads or boards
should be used under the steadies where the
ground is soft or uneven.
Fig. B Stepped Levelling Board
Awnings and Tents
Awnings and tents should only be used
when permission has been obtained. When
on grass and staying for more than a few
days the ground sheet and/or side flaps of
awnings should be periodically raised in
order to avoid damage to the ground.
Water System ......................................................................... 32
Guidance on Cleaning ......................................................... 34
Gas ........................................................................................... 36
Types of Gas ........................................................................ 36
Safety Advice ....................................................................... 37
Thermal Insulation and Heating ............................................ 39
Electricity ................................................................................ 40
CONNECTING
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Overseas Connection ............................................................ 41
Wiring Diagram ....................................................................... 42
230V Mains Electrical Equipment Power Consumption ..... 43
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Connection of services are dealt with under
separate headings. In all cases become
familiar with manufacturers’ instructions.
Before making connections of any
description to the motorhome ensure
ALL equipment is turned off.
WATER SYSTEM
Fresh water system
(i)
All fittings, including the holding tank,
water pipes, taps and connections are of
food quality material (to BS6920) and
therefore, should not affect the quality of
the water used. It is recommended
however, that the system is flushed
through twice before it is used for the
first time, and always cleaned/flushed
after it has stood unused for a period of
time (eg over the winter period). Care has
been taken (using smooth bore pipes
etc) to eliminate as many water traps as
possible.
(ii) When filling the fresh water system
remember to check that the water source
is suitable for use as drinking water and,
if you are using a hosepipe or water
carrier, that it is also made from nontoxic materials (preferably food quality
material).
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Water Filler Inlet
(iii) The fresh water tank may be drained via
a plug in the base of the tank, accessible
via the cleaning hatch.
(iv) The fresh water system is
pressurised by a pump which will
continue to operate until it senses a
pre-set pressure in the system.
WARNING:
If the fresh water tank is completely
empty the pump will be unable to
pressurise the system and will operate
continuously. In this situation it is
essential that, in order to avoid damage
to the pump, it is switched off using the
pump isolator switch on the distribution
panel until such time as the water tank
has been filled.
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Motorhome or by turning the handle
located inside the vehicle at floor level
behind the rear axle, usually found in
bed box or wardrobe base (model
dependant).
It should be emptied either directly, or via
a waste water container (not supplied)
into a designated waste water area.
Fresh Water Tank
Your motorhome is fitted with a water tank
filled from the outside via a lockable water
filler cap. When filling, use a hose
manufactured from non toxic material, to
prevent tainting of the water. Remember, if
the water heater has been drained it will
require 2.2 gal/ 10 litre or 2.6 gal/ 12 litre
(dependant upon model) of water to fill it.
To do this open all hot water taps (except
shower) until water comes from the taps.
Top up fresh water tank after priming the
water system.
Waste water system
(i) The waste water holding tank is secured
underneath the chassis of your
motorhome and is gravity fed.
(ii) In order to eliminate unpleasant odours
as much as possible, only smooth bore
pipes are used. These are fitted with
waste traps under the floor which should
be cleaned periodically by unscrewing
the lid and flushing with clean water.
However, should the waste water tank be
overfilled, then the waste water will
backfill the drain pipes until it eventually
appears in the shower base. In order to
prevent this, please take note of part (iii).
(iii) The waste water gauge shows when the
tank is empty, half full or full, it is
therefore, recommended that the waste
water tank is checked on a daily basis,
emptying when required. This is done by
opening the valve located just beneath
the side skirt on the exterior of the
Please ensure all taps are fully turned off
when not in use.
We recommend the use of Milton 2 sterilising
fluid for cleaning and sterilising the water
tank and system.
An explanatory leaflet is available from:
The Milton Food Hygiene Advisory Service,
Whitehall Lane, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9NW
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GUIDANCE ON CLEANING PORTABLE
WATER TANKS AND THE WATER SYSTEM
IN TOURING AND MOTOR CARAVANS
The water systems, and in particular storage
tanks, in Caravans or Motorhomes are
susceptible to contamination by bacteria if
care is not taken with their use and cleaning.
The symptoms caused by bacterial
contamination are not purely limited to
gastro- intestinal diseases, but may also
manifest themselves as ear, nose, throat, eye
or skin infections. It is therefore important
that you carry out the following procedure
prior to using the Caravan or Motorhome
each time, even if you boil or filter all water
you use for drinking.
Separate Water Containers
1. All water remaining in the container
should be disposed of so that the
container is empty.
2. The outside of the container should be
thoroughly cleansed and washed down to
remove any dirt, dust or other
contaminant. Water at a suitably hot
temperature containing an appropriate
detergent is recommended for this
purpose.
3. Water should be put in the container,
swirled around, then emptied out.
4. The container should then be totally filled
with water containing an appropriate
sterilant solution and allowed to stand for
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the recommended contact time (e.g.
Milton for 15 minutes).
4. Drain the system completely.
5. The solution should be emptied from the
container.
5. Thoroughly clean the outside of all
taps/connectors with a cloth soaked in
the disinfectant/sterilant.
6. The opening of the container should be
cleaned thoroughly with an appropriate
prepared wipe impregnated with a
sterilant.
6. Flush the system through with clean
drinking water until no traces of
disinfectant/sterilant can be detected at
any tap.
7. The container should be inverted whilst
stored overnight (if possible).
7. Replace the filter.
8. The container must be filled with mains
water only and mains water only should
be used for the above cleaning
procedure.
9. On no account should garden hoses be
used to fill water tanks.
For Systems:
1. Drain down the system (open all taps to
allow air in, enabling the system to drain
quickly).
2. Remove any water filters fitted, and
replace with a short length of hose or
empty filter cartridge (this will ensure the
filter is not affected by the disinfectant/
sterilant solution).
3. Fill the system by using the pump with a
disinfectant/sterilant solution (check that
the solution at full strength appears at all
taps/showers). Allow to stand for the
recommended period of time.
Suitable sterilising chemicals are available
from your Caravan or Motorhome dealer,
accessory shop, chemist or home-brew
shops. It is not, however, recommended to
use bleach or sodium metabisulphite.
This guidance has been prepared with the
kind co-operation and assistance of The
Environmental Health Department of The
Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West
Norfolk.
WARRANTY
Products are guaranteed from the date of
purchase against defects in materials and
workmanship. If the unit proves faulty, return
it to your supplier with proof of purchase and
purchase date. Please note that frost
damage is not a valid warranty claim. The
manufacturer retains the right to repair or
replace the unit. The manufacturer cannot be
held responsible for claims arising from
incorrect installation, unauthorised
modification or misuse of the product. The
above does not affect your statutory rights.
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Typical gas
schematic drawing
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GAS
WARNING: Inspect flexible gas hose(s)
regularly for deterioration and renew as
necessary with the approved type, in any
case no later than 5 years after the date
of manufacture marked on the hose.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Gas Bottles
Bottled Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) is the
most convenient portable source of fuel for
your vehicle.
WARNING: Ensure hoses do not
become entangled in door mechanism.
Make sure that heating and cooking
appliances and the gas cylinders are
switched off before you move the vehicle.
Regularly check flexible gas hose, joints and
connections for tightness. Finally make sure
that each gas appliance is working efficiently
to the recommendations of the appliance
manufacturers.
Only use gas bottle cylinders that are
located within their dedicated position within
the gas bottle housing, never extend hose hose lengths must not exceed 400mm.
Regulator
Your vehicle is supplied with a wall mounted
gas regulator plumbed inside the gas bottle
compartment. The regulator and all
appliances work at a harmonised 30mb
pressure, which work with Butane and
Propane gas.
Pressure regulation system in this vehicle
has a fixed working pressure of 30 mbar with
a flow rate of 1.5 kg/h and complies with the
requirements of EN 12864 annex D.
Note: Regulator valves should always be in
the ‘OFF’ position when driving.
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TYPES OF GAS
Fig. A
Gas Regulator
Gas Hoses
Two new hoses, or pigtails as they are being
called, are available - one for Propane and
one for Butane with adaptors for Butane
'clip-on' and Camping Gaz cylinders. It is
important to check you have the correct
hose and adaptor to suit your gas bottles.
Push on hoses are no longer permitted
under the new regulations, the new hose
have threaded connections and must be
securely attached to the regulator and to the
gas bottle.
Ensure that there is a constant rise in the
flexible gas hose between the gas bottle
outlet and the regulator elbow.
Butane
Butane is supplied in the UK in green, blue
or aluminium bottles.
All these have a male left hand thread
EXCEPT for Camping Gaz which has a
special female right hand thread and Calor
7kg and 15kg and aluminium bottles which
have a special clip-on connection.
Continental bottles usually have a male left
hand thread similar to but not identical with
UK butane.
Butane is suitable for use at temperatures
down to 2°C but will not work below that.
Propane
Propane is supplied in red, or partly red
bottles which have a female left hand
threaded connector.
Scandinavian countries use the same
connector.
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Germany and Austria supply propane with a
male connection.
Propane will work at temperatures as low as
-40°C and is therefore suitable for all winter
caravanning.
GAS SAFETY ADVICE
WARNING: If you smell gas or suspect
a leak and if it is safe to do so, isolate
the gas appliances and turn off the gas
bottles at the regulator. Evacuate the
vehicle and ventilate. Seek professional
advice as to the cause of the leak.
Facts about LPG
LPG is not poisonous.
Bi-products are harmless.
There is danger if all air and oxygen were
excluded.
(Ventilation holes must be kept clear at all
times).
LPG has been given a smell by the
manufacturers in order to identify leaks.
exhaust to pollute the awning space, if it is
totally enclosed, from a general comfort,
smell and hygiene point of view. In the
extreme case there could be a build up of
carbon dioxide to a dangerous level.
Owners are advised to allow some fresh air
circulation in the awning space when such
appliances are in use.
PRECAUTIONS
a) Never look for a leak with a match.
Always use a soap solution or its
equivalent when testing connections. Do
not operate any electrical apparatus
whatsoever, especially light switches. If
the leak is not obvious, the vehicle
should be evacuated and qualified
personnel consulted.
b) Always turn off the gas cylinder valve or
inlet to the vehicle when the appliances
are not in use.
c) Never use gas appliances without
adequate ventilation.
d) Avoid naked lights when connecting or
changing a cylinder.
Awning Spaces LPG Appliance Exhaust
e) Check the flexible hose frequently.
There is no danger of pollution of an
enclosed awning space by the LPG exhaust
from a refrigerator venting into it, as awning
spaces are generally well ventilated.
f) The gas is heavier than air and therefore
sinks to the lowest point.
Space heaters may produce sufficient
g) Keep bottle gas containers outside (and
protected against frost). If they must be
kept inside make sure they are well away
from heat.
h) Always seek advice when in doubt.
WARNING: Do not use appliances with
a different working pressure to 30mbar.
WARNING: Maintain adequate spacing
of combustible materials from sources
of heat.
WARNING: Do not use independent
portable gas appliances inside the
vehicle.
Always read individual appliance
instructions
VENTILATION
All ventilation complies with BSEN 721 and
vents should not be obstructed in any
manner as this could lead to insufficient
fresh air. In this case the confined
atmosphere becomes depleted of oxygen
which leads to the formation of the highly
poisonous gas ‘carbon monoxide’. Carbon
monoxide is odourless, colourless and
tasteless and will rapidly cause
unconsciousness and death with little or no
warning prior to collapse. THERE IS NO
DANGER WHEN ADEQUATE VENTILATION
IS PROVIDED.
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Roof-mounted flue installations
All flue installations should be inspected
once a year throughout their length for
corrosion. Flues should be replaced if any
sign of perforation is found. Ensure that the
replacement is of an approved type.
CHANGING GAS CYLINDERS
The following procedure should be adopted:
a) Extinguish any fire, flame or source of
ignition (including cigarettes, pipes and
pilot lights) before changing gas
cylinders.
b) Wherever possible change gas cylinders
in the open air.
c) Ensure that the gas cylinder valve(s) is/are
closed before disconnecting any empty
cylinder or before removing the plastic
cap or plug on the outlet connection of
the replacement cylinder. (Note. left hand
thread.)
d) Make firm gas-tight joints. Any leaking
vapour will smell. If a leak is suspected
after changing gas cylinders and opening
valve, test by brushing with soapy water
around the joints. Bubbles will form if
vapour is leaking. Never use a naked
flame.
e) Ensure that the replacement gas cylinder
is the correct one for the installation.
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f) Gas cylinder valves are of various designs
depending on the type of cylinder and the
use for which it is intended and it is
essential that the correct pressure
regulator with the correct pressure setting
and capacity for the installation is used in
accordance with manufacturer's
instructions.
g) In the case of a connection on the
pressure regulator which relies upon a
sealing washer(s) to maintain a gas-tight
joint, it is essential to check that the
washer is present, is sound and is
correctly positioned prior to making the
connection. Where the connection relies
on a metal to metal seating or bull nose
connection to obtain a gas-tight joint it is
essential that the mating surfaces are
clean and undamaged. In no case should
a damaged valve or connection be used.
h) Where connections are designed to be
tightened with a spanner, it is essential
that a spanner of the correct size is used
and that the union is firmly tightened,
hand tightness is not sufficient. When
self-sealing valves are incorporated in a
gas cylinder, connections should be
made in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions and tools
should not be used.
LEAKS
Action to be taken in the event of a
suspected leak:
a) If a gas leak is suspected, close the gas
cylinder valve or other valve at the inlet to
the vehicle. Do not operate electrical
switches. Open all doors and windows to
disperse any gas escape.
b) The strong unpleasant smell of LPG will
enable the general area of the leak to be
detected. Check that gas is not escaping
from an unlit appliance. In the case of a
leak, close cylinder valve(s) and call a
competent installer to rectify the fault.
c) If a leaking gas cylinder cannot be
stopped, remove the cylinder to a safe
place in the open air in an upright
position away from drains and any source
of ignition.
FIRE
Precautions and actions to be taken:
a) A fire extinguisher of adequate size and
preferably of the dry powder type should
be available.
b) The initial use of dry powder
extinguishers is recommended only if it
likely that the leakage can be stopped by
closing the cylinder valve or that the
cylinder can be speedily removed.
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c) Cool with water all gas cylinders that
cannot be removed.
Open ended gas hoses must always be
protected from dirt and insects.
d) As soon as possible remove cylinders
adjacent to the fire to a safe place in
order to gain access to the seat of the
fire.
Before turning on the gas supply at the
regulator, ensure that all gas operated
equipment in the vehicle is turned off.
CONNECTION
Ensure that the gas regulator hose is
correctly connected to the gas cylinder in
the gas bottle compartment and that the
hose connection is tight.
All gas equipment is supplied through a
central Gas Manifold System which has
individual isolation taps for each appliance
(Fig A), as follows:
Your vehicle has been designed to achieve a
thermal insulation and heating level for
specific climatic conditions when tested
according to the procedure in EN1646-1.
The classifications are as follows:
GRADE 1
A vehicle with an average thermal
transmittance (u) that does not exceed
1.7w/(m2k).
GRADE 2
A vehicle with an average thermal
transmittance (u) that does not exceed
1.7w/(m2k) and which can achieve an
average temperature difference of at least
20k between inside and outside temperatures when the outside temperature is 0°C.
Gas bottles must be fully located, seated at
the base of the bottles and restrained by the
strap provided in the dedicated
compartment position.
Straps are positioned to suit 6kg, 7 kg and
13kg bottles.
Fig. A
WARNING: If using cylinders other than
those recommended, the user must
ensure these are adequately supported,
ventilation openings must not be
obstructed and the cylinders must not
cause damage to other fixtures and
fittings located in the compartment.
THERMAL INSULATION AND HEATING
RED
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Water Heater/
Combination Boiler
WHITE
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Space Heater
BLUE
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Fridge
GREEN
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Oven
GRADE 3
A vehicle with an average thermal
transmittance (u) that does not exceed
1.2w/(m2k) and which can achieve
an average temperature difference of at
least 35k between inside and outside
temperatures when the outside temperature
is -15°C.
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ELECTRICITY
As with electricity in the home, care must be
exercised when handling mains electricity.
Your attention is drawn to the following
notice as laid down by the Institute of
Electrical Engineers.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ELECTRICITY
SUPPLY
On arrival at site
1. Before connecting the motorhome
installation to the mains supply,
check that:
(a) the mains supply is suitable for
your installation and appliances,
ie whether it is AC or DC and
whether it is at the correct voltage
and frequency, and
(b) your installation will be properly
earthed. Never accept a supply from a
socket outlet or plug having only two
pins, or from a lighting outlet.
(c) any residual current device (earth
leakage circuit breaker) in the mains
supply to the vehicle has been
tested within the last month.
In case of doubt, consult the site owner
or his agent.
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2. MAKE SURE THAT THE SWITCH AT THE
SITE SUPPLY POINT IS OFF.
3. Lift the cover of the electricity inlet
provided on the vehicle, and insert the
connector of the supply flexible cable.
4. Remove any cover from the socket outlet
provided at the site supply point, and
connect the plug at the other end of the
supply flexible cable to this. Switch on
the main switch at the site supply point.
On leaving site
5. Switch off the main switch at the site
supply point and remove the flexible
cable connector replacing any cover
fitted.
6. Disconnect the flexible cable from the
vehicle.
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE MAIN
SWITCH AT THE SITE SUPPLY POINT
SHOULD BE SWITCHED OFF, THE SUPPLY
FLEXIBLE CABLE DISCONNECTED, AND
ANY COVER REPLACED ON THE SOCKET
OUTLET AT THE SITE SUPPLY POINT
BEFORE DISCONNECTING THE FLEXIBLE
CABLE FROM THE VEHICLE. IT IS
DANGEROUS TO LEAVE THE SUPPLY
SOCKET OR SUPPLY FLEXIBLE CABLE
LIVE.
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For vehicles that are generally left unused for
long periods in the open it is strongly
advised that the mains installation is
inspected periodically to ensure that it is
safe to use. The IEE Wiring Regulations
recommend that mains installations in
caravans/motorhomes are re-inspected
every 3 years. An annual inspection by a
qualified person is recommended (see list
below) who should sign and issue a periodic
inspection report.
Suitably qualified persons acceptable to the
SMMT/NCC to sign and issue Inspection
and Completion Certificates should be one
of the following:
• An approved contractor of the National
Inspection Council for Electrical
Installation Contracting* or
• A member of the Electrical Contractors’
Association of Scotland
• A qualified person acting on behalf of the
above (in which event it should be stated
for whom he is acting).
• The names and addresses of Approved
Contractors in any locality (there are over
10,500 in the UK) can be obtained from
Electricity Shops, or direct from:
NICEIC
Vintage House
37 Albert Embankment
London SE1 7UJ
Telephone: 0207 564 2323
The names and addresses of members of
the Electrical Contractors’ Associations can
be obtained direct from:
ECA
Esca House
Palace Court
London W2 4HY
Telephone: 0207 313 4800
ECA of Scotland
23 Heriot Row
Edinburgh EH3 6EW
Telephone: 0131 225 7221
IN CASE OF DIFFICULTY CONSULT AN
APPROVED ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION
CONTRACTOR (WHO MAY BE THE
LOCAL ELECTRICITY COMPANY). IT IS
DANGEROUS TO ATTEMPT
MODIFICATIONS AND ADDITIONS
YOURSELF. LAMPHOLDER-PLUGS
(BAYONET CAP ADAPTORS) SHOULD
NOT BE USED IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
OVERSEAS CONNECTION
Note: Connection to a mains voltage supply
OVERSEAS requires particular attention.
Care must be taken when connecting
supplies abroad since the supplies can be of
REVERSE POLARITY.
The significance of REVERSE POLARITY is
that when equipment is switched off it may
not be electrically isolated.
The only certain way of making equipment
safe is to unplug it.
If electrical polarity indication is not included
in your vehicle electrical equipment, it is
useful to have a means of checking polarity
of the mains supply, especially when touring
overseas.
There are several proprietary makes of
equipment available for the purpose.
If it can be achieved, it is preferable to
connect live to live, and neutral to neutral to
maintain full electrical protection.
CHECK all vehicle equipment is set-up to
accept the site supply before actually
switching on.
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WIRING OF CONNECTING CABLE AND MOTORHOME MAINS INLET
MOTORHOME MAINS INLET
CABLE COUPLER
WARNING
IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT CONNECTIONS ARE MADE EXACTLY AS SHOWN. IF TERMINAL MARKINGS ARE NOT IN ACCORDANCE
WITH THE DIAGRAM THEY MUST BE IGNORED. IF IN DOUBT CONSULT A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN.
THE LEGAL LENGTH OF THE MAINS INLET CABLE IS 25 ± 2 METRES. WHEN IN USE IT MUST BE FULLY UNCOILED AND PROTECTED FROM TRAFFIC.
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230V MAINS ELECTRICAL
EQUIPMENT POWER
CONSUMPTION
Please note:
It is possible that the 230V mains electrical
equipment may not all operate
simultaneously. A typical UK
caravan/motorhome site mains hook up
point provides a maximum output of 10
amps and on some continental sites the
available output may be as low as 5 amps.
If your loading exceeds the site supply it
may trip the site circuit breaker. Please
check the available mains output with
your site operator.
Similarly loadings on each circuit breaker
within the vehicle should be observed
A label positioned close to the MCB’s will
identify which appliances within the vehicle
are fed from which MCB. Consulting the
table (Typical Appliance Consumption
Figures) in conjunction with this label, will
give an indication of which appliances can,
and cannot, (site supply allowing), be
operated simultaneously.
WARNING: Never allow modifications of
electrical or LPG systems and
appliances except by qualified persons.
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TYPICAL APPLIANCE CONSUMPTION FIGURES
230 Volt
Appliance/ Item
Watts
12 Volt
Amperes
Watts
LP Gas
Amperes
grams/hour
Dometic Refrigerator
135 W
0.6 amp
Only when driving
11 g/h
Thetford Refrigerator
140 / 200 W
0.6 amp / 0.9 amp
Only when driving
14 / 21 g/h
Ultraheat Space Heater
500 W
2.2 amp
12 W
1000 W
4.3 amp
12 W
2000 W
8.5 amp
12 W
Ultrastore Water heater
850 W
3.7 amp
Combination Boiler
1800 W
7.8 amp
Cooker
1.0 amp
Not applicable
71W
5.9 amp
30 to 280 g/h
120 g/h
170 - 490 g/h
Hotplate 1
Not applicable
Not applicable
161 g/h
Hotplate 2
Not applicable
Not applicable
110 g/h
Not applicable
Not applicable
73 g/h
Not applicable
Not applicable
Hotplate 3
Hotplate 4
800 W
3.5 amp
Grill
Not applicable
Not applicable
117 g/h
Oven
Not applicable
Not applicable
125 g/h
Not applicable
Not applicable
Battery Charger
725 W
3.15 amp
Lighting 12V (based on 10 W bulb)
Not applicable
10 W
0.8 amp
Not applicable
Shur-flo water pump
Not applicable
20 W
1.6 amp
Not applicable
Radio/ CD player
Not applicable
12 W
1.0 amp
Not applicable
Omnivent
position 1
Not applicable
15 W
1.2 amp
Not applicable
position 2
Not applicable
30 W
2.5 amp
Not applicable
position 3
Not applicable
50 W
4.0 amp
Not applicable
Dometic Air Conditioning unit
910 W
4 amp
Not applicable
Not applicable
Sharp Microwave (factory fit)
1200 W
5.3 amp
Not applicable
Not applicable
Note: These are approximate figures for guidance only.
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Motorhome Battery ................................................................ 46
Fault Finding ........................................................................ 46
Mains Unit ............................................................................... 47
ELECTRICAL
SYSTEMS
12V Power System ................................................................. 48
Transformer/Charger Unit ...................................................... 48
Control Panel NE183 .............................................................. 49
Electrical Systems
MOTORHOME BATTERY
It is recommended that a good quality
leisure battery is always in circuit when the
system is in use.
A deep cycling rechargeable heavy duty 12v
battery should be used to provide power for
lights and other electrical appliances.
A proprietary brand leisure battery with a
minimum 85amp - 110 amp capacity is
recommended.
Note: 85amp - 110 amp batteries and above
should be checked dimensionally before
purchasing, to ensure fitment within the
battery compartment, as brands vary in size.
It should be remembered that batteries
suitable for the electrical demands of a
motorhome differ in design from those for
use with a car, and whilst the system may
operate with a car battery it is strongly
recommended that only a rechargeable
leisure type battery, maintained in good
condition is used. The battery should be
kept topped up at all times.
The battery should be positioned in its
compartment, which is vented to the
outside, and be properly secured before
travelling.
WARNING: When connecting the battery,
ensure that the correct polarity is
observed (black is negative and red is
positive) and that the terminals are
securely fastened.
Under normal circumstances it should not be
necessary to remove the battery other than
for routine inspection of terminals and
“topping up”.
WARNING: Explosive gases may be
present at the battery. Take care to
prevent flames and sparks in the vicinity.
Your motorhome has been fitted with an inline fuse between the battery terminal and
strip connector. It is recommended that the
fuse rating fitted in this location does not
exceed 40 amps.
WARNING: Switch off all appliances
and lamps before connecting or
disconnecting the battery.
Smoking is prohibited around the
battery compartment.
To preserve the life of your leisure battery
and charger please observe the following:
i) Do not leave all 12v lights powered at the
same time as this will drain your leisure
battery more rapidly.
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ii) If all 12v lights must be powered together,
ensure the battery is 'in-circuit' and that
the battery charger is turned on.
iii) For optimum performance use the
transformer/charger unit with a leisure
battery attached.
Please note the auxiliary battery supplied
with your motorhome may not be fully
charged and should be charged for a
minimum of 24 hours before use.
FAULT FINDING
1. Mains supply
If mains supply is not available when
mains switch and MCBs are switched
on, check supply at site distribution
and/or mains lead and connections.
2. Earth faults or MCB tripped
See RCD/MCD Section.
3. Charger switch fails to illuminate
Check mains supply as for No.1 and 2.
4. Battery discharged or not charging
with charger on
Check battery terminals.
5. 12V distribution circuit failure
Check and replace relevant DC output
fuse as required.
6. Consult the manufacturers regarding any
further difficulties, in particular those
related to mains voltage section.
Electrical Systems
7. There are no user-serviceable or
replacement parts in the consumer unit.
All service of this nature should be
referred to the manufacturers.
Note: Never use a mains supply lead whilst
coiled. Always uncoil the full length before
connecting to the supply and remember to
protect the cable from traffic.
SOLAR PANEL CONNECTION POINT
A connection point has been included in the
motorhome electrical harness to take a 12v
supply from an aftermarket solar panel (or
similar device), to the motorhome leisure
battery. The supply is direct to this battery,
and so is not isolated / controlled by the
habitation area control panel. The solar
connection point does not provide charge to
the vehicle engine / traction battery.
MAINS UNIT
This acts as the main switch for the
motorhome allowing isolation of all circuits. It
forms part of the Power System along with
the Transformer/Charger Unit (if fitted).
RCD
RCD
The mains unit replaces the conventional
fusebox. Similar, but larger ones are often
fitted in new houses.
The unit gives both overload (MCBs) and
earth leakage protection (RCD) for the
electrical supply in your motorhome.
Trip
Trip
For normal operation all switches on the unit
need to be in the ON position. The small
switches on the unit are known as MCBs
(miniature circuit breakers).
These take the place of the conventional fuse
but are more convenient.
The solar panel must provide a fused and
regulated output in order to connect to this
point. The connection point can be found in
close proximity to the battery box.
Note: Having too many appliances switched
on at the same time will trip the MCBs. This
is a safety measure. (For appliance ratings,
see mains consumption).
A kit of parts is available from your
motorhome supplier which provides the
mating half of the connection point. (The
White rectangular connector found inside the
motorhome is a two way JST-LP type
connector). For further assistance in
identifying the connection, wire colours
leading to the connector are detailed in the
wiring schematic in your motorhome
specification handbook.
In the event of a fault the MCB ‘trips’ ie
automatically moves to the OFF position.
After elimination of the fault the MCB can be
re-set by switching to the ON position,
(against the spring pressure in an upwards
direction).
If an earth fault develops or a person touches
a live piece of equipment the leakage of
current to earth should immediately operate
MCB
MCB
Mains
Mains Unit
Unit
the RCD (residual current device) and ‘trip’
the main switch, to the OFF position.
This switch is only re-settable after
elimination of the fault.
To re-set, operate the switch as for MCBs.
Periodically the RCD should be checked by
operating the test button marked ‘T’. The unit
should immediately switch to the OFF
position. If the unit does not switch off then a
qualified electrician should be consulted.
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Electrical Systems
If the unit does switch off, the test is
complete and the switch can be re-set
restoring the supply back to normal.
The Power System is supplied fitted in a
convenient position and comprises:
Add together the current ratings for each
electrical appliance you wish to use
simultaneously and ensure the total does not
exceed 10A. You will find the following table
a useful guide to typical values.
(a) Mains Unit
The transformer/charger unit has important
safety features:
(b) Transformer/Charger Unit
• Overload protection
(c) Control Unit 12V NE184
• Short circuit protection
• Reverse battery polarity protection
The unit has been designed not only to
operate as a battery charger, but also for use
as a power supply, should a 12V DC battery
not be present in circuit. It is, however,
recommended that a good quality leisure
battery is installed.
230V MAINS CONSUMPTION
FRIDGE
0.5A
CHARGER
3.15A
ULTRASTORE WATER HEATER
(where fitted)
3.75A
ULTRASTORE SPACE HEATER
(where fitted)
8.75A
COMBI EH (where fitted)
TRANSFORMER/CHARGER UNIT
3.9A/7.8A
Formula for calculating current consumption
of appliances:
Watts
Volts
= Amps
Control Unit 12V NE184
12V POWER SYSTEM
Note: The connection of the battery charger
to the mains supply is in accordance with the
Regulations for Electrical Installations 16th
Edition (IEE Wiring Regulations) BS 7671:
1992.
Charger/Transformer
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Electrical Systems
Once connected to a 230V mains supply and
switched on, its operation is fully automatic.
CONTROL PANEL NE183
When used as an alternative DC power
supply, with no battery in circuit, the unit will
supply a suitable output for use with pump,
lighting, TV, radio etc.
The facility for drawing 12V supply from the
cab battery is intended for standby situations
only, and care should be taken not to run the
cab battery too low, some models feature
cab battery protection circuitry.
If the cab battery has been used on site, then
the engine driven alternator will recharge
both it and the leisure battery whilst
travelling.
However, once the cab battery is fully
charged, the alternator will supply a trickle
charge only to the leisure battery.
CONTROLS (MODEL/RANGE SPECIFIC):
PUMP:
ON / OFF:
Press this key to turn on the control panel.
In stand-by mode (without active controls)
the NE183 control panel with the NE184
control unit consumes a total of approx.
39mA. Hold this key down for over
3 seconds to turn off the control panel,
reducing total consumption to just 13.5mA.
If the leisure battery voltage drops below 10V
for over 2 minutes the control panel turns
itself off.
Key with warning light to turn the PUMP on
and off. The pump does not work when the
control panel is off or if the engine is running.
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AIR CONDITIONING (IF FITTED):
Key with warning light to turn the AIR
CONDITIONING UNIT on or off. The air
conditioning unit does not work when the
control panel is off or if engine is running.
SPACE HEATER:
Press this key to access manual operation of
SPACE HEATING. The manual operation
screen will remain active for 5 seconds.
When manual operation is enabled the
relative icon (
) is shown on the main
screen with the symbol (
). Hold down the
heating key for over 3 seconds to enter the
programming page for automatic operation.
From this screen press the Enter (
) key
repeatedly to enable and disable heating,
programme the time for turning on and off.
Use the arrow keys to increase and decrease
the value selected and the cancel key (
) to
quit. When automatic operation of heating is
enabled the main screen shows the relative
icon (
) and the time for turning on and off.
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When the heating is on the relative warning
light above the key goes on. The heating
does not work when the control panel is off
or if engine / alternator is running.
When water heating is operating, the relative
warning light above the key goes on. Water
heating does not work when the control
panel is off or engine / alternator is running.
WATER HEATER:
AWNING LIGHT:
Key for turning WATER HEATING on and off.
When water heating is enabled the main
screen shows the relative icon (
) with the
manual operation symbol (
). Hold down
this key for over 3 seconds to enter the
programming page for automatic operation
of water heating. From this screen press the
Enter (
) key repeatedly to enable and
disable water heating and programme the
time for turning on and off. Use the arrow
keys to increase and decrease the selected
value and the cancel (
) key to quit. When
automatic operation of water heating is
enabled the main screen shows the relative
icon (
) and the time for turning on and off.
Key for turning AWNING LIGHT on and off.
The awning light also goes on automatically
for 15 minutes in the following cases:
- when the ignition key is removed
- when the rear door is opened / closed
- when the cab door is opened
The key on the control panel has priority over
the 3 situations described above. The
awning light does not work when the control
panel is off or the engine is running.
Electrical Systems
ENTRY LIGHT:
CAB BATTERY:
Key for turning ENTRY LIGHT on and off.
The entry light also goes on automatically for
15 minutes in the following cases:
Press this key to access the possibility to
power services with the CAB battery (red led
on). Services are normally powered by the
leisure battery (red led off). To protect the
cab battery from discharging, the system
switches back to the leisure battery in the
following conditions:
- when the ignition key is removed
- when the rear door is opened / closed
- when the cab door is opened
The key on the control panel has priority over
the 3 situations described above. The entry
light works also with the control panel off
and the engine / alternator running. The entry
light goes off automatically if the voltage of
the leisure battery drops below 10V for more
than 3 min.
INTERIOR LIGHTS:
- if the cab battery voltage drops
below 11.75V
- when the vehicle ignition is ON
- when the control panel is off
FRESH WATER TANK HEATER:
This function is enabled when the level of
fresh water in the tank is greater or the same
as 1⁄4 (if there is an analogue probe, greater or
the same as 20%). Tank heating does not
work when the control panel is off. If the
engine is running it works also with the
control panel off.
FRIDGE:
When the engine / alternator is running the
fridge relay is energised, ensuring a supply of
12V energy to the fridge.
HOB - TV:
These functions are constantly supplied
with 12V, except when the engine is running
and the control panel is turned off.
When the the engine is running the leisure
battery is connected to the cab battery, in
this way the alternator can charge both
batteries.
Key for turning INTERIOR LIGHTS on and
off. The interior lights do not go on when the
control panel is off or if the engine is running.
ROOF LIGHTS:
Key for turning ROOF LIGHTS on and off.
This key does not work if the interior lights
are off.
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Electrical Systems
VIEWING:
The main screen always shows the internal
and external temperatures (if there is an
outdoor temperature probe), the time and
date if at least one of the 2 heating functions
is disabled. If there is a mains supply the
display shows the icon (
). If a fuse burns
out on the NE184 fuser holder control unit,
the display shows the icon (
).
Battery Voltage:
PROGRAMMING:
Press the key twice to view the voltage for
the leisure and cab batteries. The screen
displays remain active for approx. 30
seconds.
Hold down this key for over 3 seconds to
enter the programming menu. Use the arrow
keys to change page. Press the enter key
(
) repeatedly to enter the page and select
the value to be changed. The arrow keys are
used to increase or reduce the selected
value, whereas the cancel (
) key is used
to quit the function and save the figure. The
following pages are available:
Battery Charge / Discharge:
- Regulation of date and time
Fresh / Waste Water Level:
Press this key once to view the water level in
the fresh water tank (0, 1/4, 2/4, 3/4 and 4/4)
and the level of the waste tank (0, 1/2 and
2/2). If there is an analogue probe the tank
level will be shown in linear mode, and not by
level, from 0 to 100%.The screen displays
remain active for approx. 30 seconds.
Press the key three times to view the leisure
battery charge / discharge current, or the
cab battery charge / discharge current if the
(
) function is enabled.
There is charge current when the arrow
points towards the battery; there is a
discharge current when the arrow is pointing
in the other direction. The screen displays
remain active for approx. 30 seconds.
Display contrast can be adjusted by turning
the white pin on the back of the panel.
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- Regulation and enabling of clock alarm.
When the clock is enabled, the main screen
shows the icon (
). The clock will sound
for 30 seconds; press any key to stop it.
- Enabling of tank alarms: fresh water tank
empty, waste tank full. When this happens
a buzzer is generated and at the same time
the display shows the tank viewing window.
The tank alarm does not work with the
control panel off or the engine running.
- Enabling of flat leisure and cab battery
alarm. Whenever the leisure or chassis
battery drops below 10V for over 30
seconds a buzzer is generated and at the
same time the display shows the viewing
window for battery voltage. The battery
alarm does not work with the control panel
off or the engine running.
Electrical Systems
- Enabling of key beeper.
- Programming automatic space heating (this
can be done directly with the (
) key).
- Programming automatic water heating (this
can be done directly with the (
) key).
CONTROL PANEL BATTERY:
On the back of the NE183 control panel
there is a buffer battery (LITHIUM 3V
CR2032) to maintain the time and various
programming functions if 12V energy supply
for the PCB fails.
GENERATOR GUIDELINES
Your motorhome can be used with a
generator provided these guidelines are
met:
• Lack of regular servicing can be the
cause of most generator problems,
gensets under 2kW are mainly dependent
on engine speed for output frequency
and voltage. Poor or no servicing may
cause the engine speed governor to run
the genset to fast. Therefore, frequency
and output voltage can rise above the
specification of the machine data plate
i.e. 230V at 50Hz. This may cause
damage to electrical/electronic
equipment (such as battery chargers).
• A generator should always run for a few
minutes prior to connection with the
motorhome electrics, to allow it to warm
up and the output to settle to a steady
level.
• The AC output of generators is often
derived from an AC alternator, rectified
to DC then inverted back to AC. In
essence this means the output sinewave
may not run sophisticated electronics
efficiently. Some of the new wave of
gensets are more sophisticated in their
production of a sinewave output and are
more suited to run electronic equipment.
• If in doubt consult your genset dealer or
manufacturer for advice.
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EQUIPMENT
DETAILS
Truma Ultrastore Water Heater.............................................. 56
Heating ..................................................................................... 59
Truma S 3002 Heater ............................................................ 59
Truma Ultraheat..................................................................... 61
Butterfly Outlets .................................................................... 64
Trumatic C6002 EH ............................................................... 65
Refrigerators............................................................................ 73
Dometic Absorption Refrigerators ........................................ 73
Thetford Absorber Refrigerators ........................................... 84
Stoves Hobs, Grills and Ovens .............................................. 99
Dometic Extractor Fan.......................................................... 103
Sharp Microwave Oven......................................................... 104
Thetford Cassette Porta Potti .............................................. 107
Windows................................................................................. 111
Blinds...................................................................................... 111
Rooflights ............................................................................... 113
Front Swivel Seat .................................................................. 114
Side Lockers .......................................................................... 115
Bunk and Luton Bed Safety ................................................. 115
Freestanding Table................................................................ 115
Shower ................................................................................... 116
Omnistep Slide-out Step ...................................................... 116
Omnistep Double Step.......................................................... 117
Fiamma F45i side awning ..................................................... 118
Status 530 directional TV & FM radio antenna................... 119
Drop Down Cab Mount ......................................................... 120
Reversing Camera................................................................. 120
Switching Box........................................................................ 120
DVD/CD/MP3 ......................................................................... 120
Satellite Navigation ............................................................... 120
Equipment Details
The instructions covering fitted
equipment to your vehicle were correct at
the time of going to print. Owners
handbooks are updated annually and we
take great care to try and ensure their
accuracy. However, the Swift Group
Limited cannot accept responsibility for
any changes that may be made in
specification or operating instructions to
the equipment described in this section
after the time of going to press.
Every care is taken to ensure that the
information provided in this handbook is
correct and easy to understand.
Separate manufacturers’ leaflets on many
of the components are also included in
the Owner’s Pack provided with this
vehicle and we recommend that you
compare the instructions in the handbook
with the component manufacturers
literature, to ensure the information
provided is as accurate as possible.
If you are in any doubt as to how to
operate the equipment in your vehicle,
please contact the component
manufacturer’s service department on the
telephone number shown on their
component leaflet. If you remain in any
doubt, please contact the Swift Group
Supercare customer care service
department on 01482 875740.
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Equipment Specification
For details on type of equipment fitted in
your vehicle, please refer to the Sales
Brochure or Dealer.
IMPORTANT
To maximise the use and life of all fitted
equipment in your vehicle it is essential that
any accompanying manufacturers’ literature
is read fully. All recommended maintenance
and preparation procedures should be
followed. The information provided in this
handbook is only intended as a guide. If in
any doubt consult your manufacturer
appointed dealer, particularly before
attempting to install EXTRA EQUIPMENT.
NOTICE: In the interest of safety,
replacement parts for an appliance
shall conform to the appliance
manufacturer's specifications and
should be fitted by them or their
authorised agent.
THE TRUMA ULTRASTORE
WATER HEATER
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Note: Refer to Control Panel NE183
Operating Instructions with regard to
Water Heater operation.
Attention: Before using for the first time, it
is essential to flush the entire water supply
through with clean warm water. Always
mount the cowl cap when the water heater
is not being operated! Drain the water
heater if there is a risk of frost! There shall
be no claims under guarantee for
damage caused by frost!
Filling the Truma Ultrastore with water
e = Lever
position
"Closed"
f = Lever
position
"Drain"
Fig. 1
1. Check that the safety/drain valve in the
cold-water intake is closed. Lever should
be in the horizontal position, position (e).
Equipment Details
2. Open the hot tap in the bathroom or
kitchen with pre-selecting mixing taps or
single lever fittings set to hot.
3. Switch on power for water pump (control
panel). Leave the tap open to let air
escape while the water heater is filling.
The heater is filled when water flows out
of the tap.
Residues of frozen water can prevent
filling if there is a frost. The water heater
can be defrosted by switching on the
heater for a short period (max 2 mins).
Frozen pipes can be defrosted by heating
the room.
Note: If just the cold water system is being
used, without water heater, the heater tank
is also filled up with water. In order to avoid
damage through frost, the water contents
must be drained by actuating the
safety/drain valve, also when the heater has
not been used. As an alternative, two shutoff valves, resistant to hot water, can be
fitted in front of the cold and hot water
connection.
Draining the water heater
1. Disconnect power for water pump
(control panel).
2. Open hot water taps in bathroom and
kitchen.
3. Open safety/drain valve: Lever in vertical
position, position (f).
4. The water heater is now drained directly
to the outside via the safety/drain valve.
Check that the water contents have been
completely drained (10 litres).
Gas operating instructions
Attention: Never operate the water heater
without water in it!
If the wall cowl is positioned close to an
opening window (or hatch) - in particular
directly under it - it must remain closed
when the water heater is in use (see
warning plate).
1. Remove cowl cover.
a = Rotary switch "On" "Gas operation"
b = Rotary switch "Off'"
c = Rotary knob for temperature
selection (illuminated by green
lamp "Operation")
d = Red indicator lamp "Failure"
2. Open gas cylinder and open quick-acting
valve in the gas supply line.
3. Switch the water heater on at the rotary
switch (a) of the control panel, and the
green monitor lamp will light up. Set the
desired water temperature at the rotary
knob (c) (steplessly adjustable from about
30°C to 70°C).
4. If there is air in the gas supply line, it may
take up to a minute before the gas is
available for combustion. If the appliance
switches to “Failure“ during this period,
switch off the appliance - wait 5 minutes and switch on again!
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Equipment Details
Switching off (gas operation)
Electrical Operating Instructions
Switch off the water heater at the rotary
switch (b).
Switch the electric supply on at the fuse
spur marked Water Heater, normally in the
wardrobe.
Drain the water heater if there is a risk of
frost!
If the water heater is not to be used for a
longer period, mount cowl cover (nonobservance of this point can lead to the
function of the appliance being impaired
through water, dirt or insects), close quickacting valve in the gas supply line and close
the gas cylinder.
There shall be no claim under guarantee if
this point is not observed.
Always remove the cowl cover prior to
operating the water heater!
Red indicator lamp "Failure"
The red indicator lamp (d) lights up if there is
a failure.
The reason for such an indication is, for
example - cowl cover fitted, no gas available
or air in the gas supply system, triggering of
the excess temperature monitor etc.
To unlock, switch off the appliance, wait 5
minutes, and switch on again.
In event of faults, always contact Truma
Service on Tel: 01283 511092.
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Note: The water temperature cannot be
selected, automatic temperature limitation at
approx. 70°C. For a faster heating up period
the appliance can be simultaneously
operated with gas and electrical power.
Note: The water tank in the Truma-Ultrastore
is made of high quality food-proof stainless
steel VA.
Use wine vinegar for de-scaling the water
supply. Allow the product to react and then
thoroughly flush out the appliance with
plenty of fresh water. To sterilise the water
we recommend "Certisil- Argento". Other
products, particularly those containing
chlorine are unsuitable.
In order to avoid the proliferation of microorganisms, heat the Ultrastore to 70°C at
regular intervals.
Do not use the water as drinking water!
Important Operating Notes
1. If the cowl is positioned close to an
opening hatch (window), keep this closed
during operation. See warning plate.
Always mount the cowl cover if the
heater is not being used. Nonobservation of this point can lead to the
function of the appliance being impaired
through water, dirt or insects.
2. The guarantee will be invalidated if this
point is not observed. Always remove
the cowl cover prior to operating the
water heater!
3. If there is a defect in the electronics,
return the control Printed Circuit Board
well padded. If you fail to pack it
correctly the guarantee will be
invalidated. Only use original Truma
Ultrastore control PCBs as spare parts.
4. If just the cold water system is being
used, without water heating, the header
tank becomes more vulnerable to frost
damage. Accordingly the contents
should be drained by operating the
safety/drain valve. This also applies
when the vehicle is in storage.
General Safety Notes
In the event of leaks in the gas system or if
there is a smell of gas:
• Extinguish all naked flames
• Do not smoke
• Switch off the appliance and gas cylinder
• Open the windows
• Do not operate any electrical switches
• Have the entire system checked by an
expert
Equipment Details
1. Repair jobs are only to be carried out by
an expert.
2. The following would invalidate the
guarantee:
a. Any alteration to the appliance
(including cowl)
b. The use of non-Truma spare
parts/accessories
c. Non observance of the operating
instructions.
3. The operating pressure for the gas supply
is 30mbar and must correspond to the
operating pressure of the appliance (see
name plate).
4. Do not operate the water heater when
refuelling the vehicle and when in the
garage.
5. During the initial operation of a brand
new appliance (or after it has not been
used for some time), a certain amount of
fumes, and a slight smell, may be noticed
for a short time. Remedial action is to
immediately run the heater at maximum
output and to ensure adequate room
ventilation.
6. If the burner makes an unusual noise or if
the flame lifts off, it is likely that the
regulator is faulty and it is essential to
have it checked.
Technical Data
Water contents:
10 litres
Water pressure:
up to max. 2.8 bar
Type of gas:
Liquid Gas
(propane or butane)
Operating Pressure:
30mbar
Rated thermal output:
1500W
Gas consumption:
120g/h
Heating time to approx. 15°C to approx 70°C:
Gas operation:
approx. 34 mins
Electrical operation: approx. 45 mins
Gas and electrical
operation:
approx. 25 mins
Power consumption 12V
Ignition:
0.17A
Heating Up:
0.08A
Standby:
0.04A
Power consumption 230V
Heating Up:
(3.7A) 850W
Weight (empty):
6.7Kg
THE TRUMA S 3002 P & S 3002
AUTO SPACE HEATER
INSTRUCTIONS FOR HEATERS FITTED
WITH AUTOMATIC IGNITOR OR PIEZO
IGNITOR
Note: Refer to Control Panel NE183
Operating Instructions with regard to
Water Heater operation.
Switching On
1. Open the valve on the gas cylinder. Open
quick-acting valve in gas supply line.
2. Turn control knob to thermostat setting
1-10 and press it down as far as the stop.
At the same time keep operating the
piezo ignitor rapidly until the flame ignites.
3. Keep the control knob depressed for a
further 10 seconds to allow the safety
pilot to operate.
4. (Piezo only) Watch through the flame
window for another 10 seconds to make
sure that the flame does not go out
through air in the supply pipe (caused by
the valve being closed or changing the
cylinder).
Attention: Always wait at least 2 minutes
before attempting to re-ignite, otherwise
there is a risk of blowbacks (misfiring).
This also applies if a working heater
goes out and has to be re-lit.
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Equipment Details
Automatic Ignitor
Prior to first ignition, make sure that the
batteries have been inserted (see changing
the batteries).
Thermostat
Set the required room temperature at the
control knob (numbers 1-10). For an
average room temperature of approx. 22°C
we recommend setting:
3-5
Without the Trumavent Fan
(switched on)
4-8
With the Trumavent Fan
Switching Off
Set control knob to "0". If turning off for a
long period of time, close the quick-acting
valve in the gas supply line. Close valve of
gas cylinder.
Important Operating Notes
a = Control knob
b = Integrated control panel for
Trumavent fan TEB
c = Piezo ignitor or automatic ignitor
d = Flame observation window
e = Name plate (remove casing)
f = Thermostat probe
In the case of left-handed installation,
the parts are arranged on the other
side.
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1. If the gas supply line is filled with air, it
may take up to a minute before the gas
becomes available for combustion.
During this time depress the control knob
and continuously operate the piezo
ignitor until the flame ignites.
2. You will have to find out the exact
thermostat setting yourself, depending on
how much heat you need.
3. Repairs are only to be carried out by a
competent service engineer.
Attention: A new O-ring must always
be installed after dismantling the
exhaust duct.
4. Any alteration to the appliance (including
exhaust duct and cowl) or the use of
spare parts and accessories, which are
important to the function of the heater
and which are not original Truma parts,
as well as the non-observance of the
installation and operating instructions, will
lead to the cancelling of the guarantee
and exclusion of liability claim.
5. During the initial operation of a brand
new appliance, a certain amount of
fumes and a slight smell may be noticed
for a short while. Remedial action is to
immediately run the heater at maximum
output and to ensure adequate room
ventilation.
6. In winter, before switching on the heater,
remove all snow from the cowl.
7. Inspect the exhaust duct and all
connections at regular intervals and
always whenever there is a blowback
(misfire). It is essential that the exhaust
duct is installed so that it slopes upwards
over its whole length and is securely fixed
with several clamps. Never place any
object on the exhaust duct, since this
could result in damage. The exhaust
duct connection to both the heater and
the cowl must be firm and well sealed.
Equipment Details
Do not operate heaters with incorrectly
fitted or damaged exhaust ducts.
8. Never allow the warm air outlet on the
heater to be obstructed in any way. For
instance never hang washing on or in
front of the heater to dry. Misusing your
heater in this way could cause serious
damage from overheating. Do not place
flammable objects near the heater.
Please follow these guidelines in the
interest of your own safety.
9. If the burner makes an unusual noise or if
the flame lifts off while burning, it is likely
that the regulator is faulty and it is
essential to have it checked.
Operating voltage:
1.5V
Power consumption:
50 MA (ignition)
0.01 MA (monitoring)
TRUMA ULTRAHEAT
ADDITIONAL ELECTRIC HEATING
FOR TRUMATIC S 3002
Product Indent.
No: CE-0085AP0325
Function description
CHANGING OF BATTERIES
Changing the Batteries on the Automatic
Ignitor
Only change the batteries with the heater
switched off.
Always insert new batteries at the beginning
of the heating season.
Technical Data:
Liquid gas
(propane/butane)
Operating pressure:
30mbar
Rated thermal output: 3400W
Gas consumption:
30-280 g/h
Heater operation is basically possible with
gas only, electricity only or simultaneously
with electricity and gas.
When using simultaneously the electrical unit
will switch itself off before overheating
occurs as a result of the stronger gas burner.
When using electricity only we recommend
to set the fan control on position 3 (manual
or auto), remembering to set the output level
to 2000W (ensure that the fuse protection for
the power supply of the camp site is
sufficient).
10.Cleaning (with switched off appliance): It
is recommended that at least once a
year, before the heating season starts,
you remove any dust that has collected
on the heat exchanger base plate.
Type of gas:
Truma-Ultraheat is an additional 230V
electric heater for the LPG heater models
Trumatic S 3002/S 5002.
Remove front of heater retaining screw,
located through centre of black grill. Unclip
front of heater, slide up battery cover to
reveal battery. Change the batteries.
Observe plus/minus.
If more than 2000W are required (heating
up/cold temperatures) you must refer back
using gas operations as the 230V electrical
operation is a secondary heater only.
Only use temperature resistant (+70°C), leakproof Mignon round cells (LR 6, AA, AM 3,
Art. no. 30010-23600). Other batteries could
lead to malfunctions!
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Equipment Details
The electric heater can also be operated
without the Trumavent fans.
WARNING: Due to the design, the heater
front case will become hot during
operation. The operator is obliged to
ensure that due care is taken to protect
third parties (small children in
particular).
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Before operating the heater for the first
time it is essential to observe the
operating instructions, enclosed with
the heater.
Control panel with thermostat
a =
Rotary switch "Off"
Switching off
b =
Rotary switch "On"
power settings:
500 - 1000 - 2000 W
Switch the heating system off at the rotary
switch (a).
c =
Rotary control knob for room
temperature (illuminated by green
indicator lamp "operation")
Switching On
Attention: Before switching on, ensure that
the fuse protection for the power supply of
the campsite is sufficient for the selected
power setting (b) (see Technical Data).
Important: The electric feed line for the
caravan must be fully unwound from the
cable drum.
1. Switch the electric supply on at the fuse
spur marked Water Heater, normally in
the wardrobe.
2. To switch on, turn the rotary switch to the
desired output level (b).
3. Set rotary control knob (c) to the desired
room temperature.
The thermostat setting on the operating
element (1-9) must be determined
individually depending on the heating
requirement and the type of vehicle. For an
average room temperature of about 23°C,
we recommend a thermostat setting of
about 6 -8.
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IMPORTANT OPERATING NOTES
1. Repairs may only be carried out by an
expert.
2. The heater's hot air outlet should under
no circumstances be blocked. Never
hang clothes or similar in front of or on
top of the heater to dry. This could cause
serious damage to the heater as a result
of overheating. Do not place inflammable
materials near the heater! Please observe
these instructions for your own safety.
3. The performance of the room thermostat
will be affected if temporarily covered or
obstructed.
4. When operating a brand-new heater for
the first time (or after it has been idle for a
lengthy period) you may temporarily
notice a slight smoke and smell. We
advise running the heater at full power
and thoroughly ventilating the room.
Equipment Details
5. Any modifications to the appliance or the
use of spare parts and accessories
important for operation which are not
original Truma parts, or non-observance
of the instructions for installation and use
will result in the guarantee becoming
invalid and no liability will be assumed.
Furthermore the approval for operating
the appliance will become invalid and in
some countries also the approval for
operating the vehicle.
TEB FAN
Always observe the operating instructions
prior to starting!
The vehicle owner is responsible for the
correct operation of the appliance.
Repairs are only to be carried out by an
expert!
The quantity of air can be individually
adjusted at the air flap (f), for warm air
distribution.
TECHNICAL DATA
Power supply: 230 V ~, 50 Hz
Power consumption at power setting:
500 W: 2.2 A
1000 W: 4.5 A
2000 W: 8.5 A
Weight: approx 2kg
The mains element on the space heater
is designed for supplementary heating.
It is not recommended to run alongside
the gas for prolonged periods of time.
In centre position 50% of the warm air is
distributed to each outlet.
a
b
c
a = Manual control
(e.g. for ventilation) Adjust desired output
at the control knob.
b = Off
(or automatic operation/ heating with
heaters Trumatic S 3002 K and S 5002 K)
c = Automatic operation
(Heating) The output steadily adjusts to
the respective heat emission of the
heater. The maximum output can be
limited at the control knob, as required.
The regulating between this value and
slow running is carried out automatically.
Use the fan duct with 72 mm and if the fan
ducts are of different lengths or on sides
with a greater heat requirement. This means
that the air output can be used to the full on
this side. By adjusting the air flap (f) the
quantity of air can be increased individually.
This means that the air out-put on the other
side is reduced.
If the air output drops or the operating noise
increases, the fan impeller wheel may be
severely soiled.
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Equipment Details
Cleaning
(with switched off appliance!) We recommend
removing dust which has collected on the
heat exchanger and base plate of the heater
and on the impeller wheel of the Trumavent
fan, once a year before the heating season
starts. Clean the impeller wheel carefully
using a brush or tooth brush.
Blown air ducts
Butterfly Outlet
The air ducting outlets are generally of the
butterfly type and may be opened or closed
to control the quantity of air by adjusting the
butterfly valves. Twisting the disc in its
housing directs the flow in the direction
required.
For uniform distribution, outlets nearest the
heater should be closed more than those
further away.
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One outlet on each leg of the air ducting
layout must be kept open at all times.
Under no circumstances should the air
ducting outlets be blocked.
Equipment Details
TRUMATIC C 6002 EH
c = Electric operation 230 V, 1800 W
Always observe the operating instructions
and ‘Important operating notes’ prior to
starting!
d = Electric operation 230 V, 900 W
Note: Refer to Control Panel NE183
Operating Instructions with regard to
Heater operation
The vehicle owner is responsible for the
correct operation of the appliance.
Before using for the first time, it is essential
to flush the entire water supply through
with clean warm water. If the heater is not
being used, always drain the water
contents if there is a risk of frost! There
shall be no guarantee claims for
damage caused by frost! Also drain the
water prior to repair or maintenance work
on the vehicle (in the workshop!) as the
electrical safety/drain valve opens when
the appliance is switched dead!
e = Gas operation
f = Mixed operation*
(gas and electricity, 900 W)
l = Summer mode
(water temperature 40°C or 60°C)
m = Winter mode
(heating without hot water requirement)
n = Winter mode
(heating with hot water requirement)
g = Mixed operation*
(gas and electricity, 1800 W)
p = Rotary ‘Off’ switch
h = Yellow ‘electric mode’ indicator lamp.
q = Yellow ‘Boiler heating phase’ monitor
lamp
* Winter mode only! In summer mode the
unit automatically selects electric operation
at the preselected electrical power of 900 W
or 1800 W.
r = Red ‘Fault’ monitor lamp
ROOM THERMOSTAT
CONTROL PANEL
POWER SELECTOR SWITCH
s = Room temperature sensor
j = Rotary switch for room temperature
(1 – 9)
To measure the room temperature, an
external room temperature sensor (s) is
located in the vehicle. The location of the
sensor is determined individually, depending
on the vehicle type.
k = Green ‘Operation’ monitor lamp
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Equipment Details
The thermostat setting on the operating
element (1 – 9) must be determined
individually depending on the heating
requirement and the type of vehicle. For an
average room temperature of about 23°C,
we recommend a thermostat setting of about
6 – 8.
TAKING INTO OPERATION
Before start-up the following must be
checked:
1. Is the cowl free? Remove all covers.
2. Are the gas cylinder and the quick-action
stop valve in the gas pipe open?
3. Is the fuse protection for the 230 V power
supply at the camping site adequate for
the selected output (900 W or 1800 W)?
4. Has the power supply cable for the
motorhome been fully unwound from the
cable reel?
Note: Heating is always possible in all
operating modes (gas, electric and mixed
operation) without restrictions, with or
without water.
Summer mode (hot water only)
1. Select required type of operation at power
selector switch (gas or electrical
operation).
Note: Mixed operation (gas and electricity) is
not possible in summer mode. With this
setting the unit automatically selects electric
operation at the preselected electrical power
of 900 W or 1800 W.
2. Set rotary switch to summer mode (l)
40°C or 60°C at control unit. The green
‘On’ indicator lamp (k) and the yellow
water heating indicator lamp (q) on the
control unit illuminate when the equipment
is switched on. During electrical operation
the yellow indicator lamp (h) at the power
selector switch also illuminates to indicate
230 V operation. When the selected water
temperature has been reached (40°C or
60°C) the equipment switches off and the
yellow control lamp (q) goes off.
Winter mode
Heating WITH hot water requirement
1. Select required type of operation at power
selector switch (gas, electrical or mixed
operation).
2. Move rotary knob (j) on the control panel
to desired thermostat setting (1 – 9) for
room temperature.
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3. Move rotary switch on the control panel to
‘n’. The green ‘On’ indicator lamp (k) and
the yellow water heating indicator lamp (q)
on the control panel illuminate when the
equipment is switched on. During
electrical operation the yellow indicator
lamp (h) at the power selector switch also
illuminates to indicate 230 V operation.
Depending on operating mode (gas,
electrical or mixed operation) and power
requirement (temperature difference
between selected and current room
temperature) the unit automatically selects
the necessary power setting of up to
7800 W.
The unit gradually reduces the power until
the selected room temperature is reached.
If this temperature has been reached but
the water still has to be heated, the
circulation fan switches off and the water
continues to be heated to a temperature
of 60°C at the lowest power setting.
Note: The water can be heated to up to 80°C
depending on the heating power that is
required to achieve the room temperature.
The yellow indicator lamp (q) indicates the
hot water heating phase and goes off when
the water temperature is reached (60°C).
Equipment Details
Heating WITHOUT hot water requirement
1. Select required type of operation at
power selector switch (gas, electrical or
mixed operation).
2. Move rotary knob (j) on the control panel
to desired thermostat setting (1 – 9) for
room temperature.
3. Move rotary switch on the control panel
to ‘m’. The green ‘On’ indicator lamp (k)
on the control panel illuminates when the
equipment is switched on. During
electrical operation the yellow indicator
lamp (h) at the power selector switch also
illuminates to indicate 230 V operation.
In this operating position the yellow
indicator lamp (q) only illuminates at
water temperatures of less than 10°C!
Depending on operating mode (gas,
electrical or mixed operation) and power
requirement (temperature difference
between selected and current room
temperature) the unit automatically
selects the necessary power setting of
up to 7800 W.
When the selected room temperature has
been reached, the heater switches off
(independent of the water temperature).
Note: The water is automatically heated as
well if the boiler has been filled. The water
temperature can reach up to 80°C
depending on the power and the duration of
the heating.
Switching off
Move rotary switch on the control panel to
‘p’ to switch off.
The fan can continue to run after switching
off in order to utilise the residual heat.
Note: In order to prevent unintentional
overloading of the power supply when
resuming operation, it is advisable to set the
unit to gas operation at the power selector
switch after switching off.
Electrical operation fault
If a fault occurs during electrical operation
the yellow indicator lamp (h) on the power
selector switch goes off.
Possible causes can be found in the
troubleshooting list.
If the 230 V power supply is interrupted for
short periods during operation the heating
will resume as normal.
Filling the water heater
1. Manually close the safety / drain valve
(Fig. A)
Always drain water contents if there is a
risk of frost!
If the appliance is not to be used for a
prolonged period, close the quick-acting
valve in the gas supply line and turn off the
gas cylinder.
Gas operation fault
If a fault occurs during gas operation the red
indicator lamp (r) on the control panel
illuminates.
Possible causes can be found in the
troubleshooting list.
Unlocking takes place by switching off and
then switching on again. If a fault shut-off
occurs during mixed operation (e.g. because
of empty gas cylinder) the heater continues
to run using electricity.
2. Switch on power for water pump.
3. Open hot water taps in kitchen and
bathroom, (set preselecting mixing taps
or single-lever fittings to ’hot’). Leave taps
open until the water heater has forced out
air and filled up with water and water is
flowing out of the taps.
Note: If just the cold water system is being
operated, without using the water heater, the
heater tank also fills up with water. In order
to avoid damage by frost, the water contents
must be drained by operating the
safety/drain valve, also when the water
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Equipment Details
heater has not been used. As an alternative,
two shut off valves, resistant to hot water,
can be fitted in front of the cold and hot
water connection.
WARNING: When connecting to a
central water supply (rural or city
mains), a pressure reduction valve must
always be installed to prevent pressures
above 2.8 bar from developing in the
water heater.
.
Draining the water heater
1. Interrupt power for water pump
(via control panel).
2. Open hot water taps in kitchen and
bathroom.
3. Open safety/drain valve: lever in the
vertical position (Fig A)
The water heater content is now emptied to
the outside through the safety/drain valve.
Place a bucket beneath the outlet to check
whether the water content has completely
drained away (12 litres!). There shall be no
guarantee claims for damage caused by
frost!
MAINTENANCE
The water container used is made of
stainless steel, which is foodstuffcompatible.
Use wine vinegar for descaling the water
heater, this being introduced into the
appliance via the water supply. Allow the
product to react and then thoroughly flush
out the appliance with plenty of fresh water.
To sterilise the water we recommend
‘Certisil-Argento’. Other products,
particularly those containing chlorine are
unsuitable.
To avoid infestation by micro-organisms, the
boiler must be heated to 70°C at regular
intervals (only possible in winter operation).
Do not use the water as drinking water!
Fuses 12 V
The 12 V fuses for the device are located on
the electronic control unit (12). The fine-wire
fuse must only be replaced by a fuse of the
same design.
F1: 6.3 A, slow-acting
F2: 1.6 A, slow-acting
Fuses 230 V
The fuses and power connection cables
must always be replaced by experts!
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WARNING: Disconnect all poles of the
unit from the mains before opening the
housing containing the power
electronics.
The 230 V fuse of the unit is in the power
electronics (13) on the unit.
This fine fuse must always be replaced with
a fuse of the same type.
10 A, slow-acting, cut-off delay ‘H’.
Overheating protection 230 V
The 230 V heating facility has a mechanical
overheating switch. If the 12 V power supply
is interrupted during operation or during the
after run period, for example, the
temperatures within the unit could trigger the
overheating protection.
Equipment Details
To reset the overheating protection, let the
heater cool down, slide cover on power
electronics (13) upwards and push in the red
button.
IMPORTANT OPERATING NOTES
5. The installed temperature limiter shuts off
the gas supply if the appliance becomes
too hot. Therefore do not shut the warm
air outlets and the opening for the
returning circulating air.
Current input at 12 V:
TECHNICAL DATA
Current input of electrical safety/drain
valve at 12 V: 0.035 A
Heater + water heater: 0.2 – 5.9 A
Heating up of water heater: 0.4 A
Stand-by: 0.001 A
Warning: Repairs may only be carried
out by an expert!
Type of gas:
Liquid gas (propane/butane)
- A new O-ring must always be installed
after dismantling the exhaust duct!
Operating pressure: 30 mbar
900 W (3.9 A) or 1800 W (7.8 A)
Water contents: 12 Litres
Weight: approx. 18.7 kg (without water
contents)
- Always use original Truma spare parts
for maintenance and repair work!
1. The integrity and tight fit of the exhaust
gas double duct must be checked
regularly, particularly at the end of long
trips. Also check the mounting of the
appliance and the cowl.
2. Following a blow-back (misfire) always
have the exhaust gas system checked by
an expert!
Heating up time from approx. 15°C
to approx. 60°C:
Summer-/gas operation: approx. 35 min.
Summer-/electrical operation (1800 W):
approx. 45 min.
Winter mode: approx. 60 min. upward
(depending on the heat output)
Water pressure: max. 2.8 bar
Rated thermal output:
3. Always keep the cowl for the exhaust
duct and combustion air intake free of
contamination (slush, ice, leaves etc.).
Liquid gas: 2000 W, 4000 W, 6000 W
4. The liquid gas burner operates fansupported, which ensures trouble-free
function even when on the move.
National restrictions must be observed
with regard to operation when on the
move.
Gas consumption: 170 - 460 g/h
Current input of 230 V:
ABG test mark:
S 301
Declaration of conformity:
The Trumatic C 6002 EH heater has been
tested by the DVGW and complies with the
EC gas device directive 90/396/EEC, the
EMC directive 89/336/EEC, the low voltage
directive 73/23/EEC and the associated EC
directives, standards and technical
specifications. The CE product identification
number for EU states is: CE-0085AS0122.
Electrical: 900 W, 1800 W
Air delivery volume
max. 287 m3/h (free-blowing without
warm-air duct)
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Equipment Details
TROUBLE-SHOOTING
FAULT
CAUSE
RECTIFICATION
- No supply voltage.
- Check battery voltage (12 V).
- Check all electrical plug connections.
- Device fuse or vehicle fuse defective.
- Check device fuse (see Maintenance).
- Check vehicle fuse.
The green indicator lamp comes on when
the equipment is switched on, but the
heater is not operating.
- The temperature setting on the control
panel is lower than the room temperature.
- Select higher room temperature at the
control panel.
- Open window above cowl (window
switch).
- Close window.
The red monitor lamp flashes after the
heating system has been switched on.
- Battery voltage is too low < 10.5 V.
- Charge battery.
About 30 seconds after the heating has
been switched on, the red monitor lamp
lights up and remains steady.
- Gas cylinder or quick-closure valve in the
gas line is closed.
- Check gas feed.
- Air feed interrupted.
- Check cowl for possible coverage.
Gas operation
No control lamp lights up when the system
is switched on (winter and summer mode).
- If being used on boats, open the deck
cowl.
Heating switches to fault mode after an
extended period of operation.
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- Hot-air outlets blocked.
- Check individual outlet apertures.
- Gas pressure regulator iced up.
- Use de-icing system controller (Eis-Ex).
- Butane content in the gas cylinder too
high.
- Use propane (at temperatures below 10°C
in particular, butane is unsuitable for
heating purposes).
Equipment Details
TROUBLE-SHOOTING
FAULT
CAUSE
RECTIFICATION
- No supply voltage.
- Check 230 V supply voltage and fuses.
- Device fuse defective.
- Check device fuse (see Maintenance).
- Overheating switch has triggered.
- Reset overheating switch (see
Maintenance).
Electrical operation 230 V
The green indicator lamp on the control
panel illuminates when the unit is switched
on, the yellow indicator lamp on the power
selector switch does not illuminate and the
heating does not become warm.
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TROUBLE-SHOOTING
FAULT
CAUSE
RECTIFICATION
When the heating system is switched off,
the electrical safety/drain valve opens.
- Outside temperature below 4°C.
- Switch the heating on (at temperatures of
about 4°C and below the drain valve will
open automatically).
- The valve remains open even after the
heating has been switched on.
- No 12 V power supply at the drain valve.
- Check 12 V supply voltage and fuses.
The electrical safety/drain valve will no
longer close.
- Outside temperature below 8°C.
- Switch the heating on (without heating
operation, the drain valve will not close
again until temperatures above 8°C have
been reached).
- The valve remains open even after the
heating has been switched on.
- No 12 V power supply at the drain valve.
- Check 12 V supply voltage and fuses.
Water dripping from the electrical
safety/drain valve.
- Water pressure too high.
- Check pump pressure (max. 2.8 bar).
If connected to a central water supply
(rural or urban connection), a pressure
reducer must be used, which will prevent
pressures higher than 2.8 bar entering the
boiler.
Water supply
If these measures do not lead to the
rectification of the fault, in principal we
would ask you to contact Truma After
Sales Service.
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The current drain is approximately 7A to 14A
(model specific) and power is only available
when the ignition circuit is switched on. On
site, only the mains electric or gas modes
should be used.
The refrigerator can run on either 230V, 12V
or LP gas. Changing between these modes
of operation is carried out by means of the
controls on the control panel.
Caution: Only use one source of energy at
a time.
REFRIGERATORS
Before using your refrigerator for the first
time, it is advisable to wash the interior and
its accessories.
When using the refrigerator on gas ensure
that the gas isolation tap is fully open by
turning the knob to the vertical position. The
tap can generally be found inside the sink
unit or within the wardrobe (model specific).
When travelling the fridge can only be
Operated in the 12V mode.
Note: Before operating the refrigerator on
12V, it should be pre-cooled, together with
its contents, by running it on gas or 230V
for a few hours before changing over to
12V for your journey.
After initial installation, servicing or changing
gas cylinders etc., the gas lines may contain
some air which should be allowed to escape
by briefly turning on the refrigerator or other
appliances. This will ensure that the flame
lights immediately.
The flame failure device will automatically
shut off the gas to the burner if the flame is
blown out. On electric ignition versions, the
flame failure device will also shut off the gas
if the burner does not re-light within about a
minute of the flame being blown out.
DOMETIC ABSORPTION
REFRIGERATORS
You have made an excellent choice in
selecting the Dometic Absorption Refrigerator.
We are sure that you will be fully satisfied with
your new appliance in all respects.
The appliance, which works silently, meets
high quality standards and guarantees the
efficient utilisation of resources and energy
throughout its entire life cycle, during
manufacture, in use and when being
disposed of.
Before you start to use the appliance, please
read the installation and operating
instructions carefully.
The refrigerator is designed for installation in
leisure vehicles such as caravans or
motorcaravans. The appliance has been
certified for this application in accordance
with EU Gas Directive 90/396/EEC.
WARNING AND SAFETY NOTICES
Warning: Never use a naked flame to
check the appliance for leaks.
• Protect children!
• When disposing of the refrigerator,
remove all refrigerator doors and leave
the storage rack in the refrigerator. This
will prevent accidental locking in or
suffocation.
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• If you smell gas:
- close the locking tap of the gas supply
and the valve on the cylinder.
- open the windows and leave the room.
- do not switch on anything electrical.
- extinguish naked flames.
• Never open the cooling unit; it is under
high pressure.
• Work on the gas, flue system and
electrical components must only be
carried out by qualified service
personnel.
• It is imperative that the operating
pressure should correspond to the data
given on the model plate of the
appliance.
• Compare the operating pressure data
given on the model plate with the data o
the pressure monitor of the liquid gas
cylinder.
• Gas operation of the appliance is not
permitted while travelling on ferries.
• Covers ensure electrical safety and must
only be removed using a tool.
• The appliance must not be exposed to
rain.
• The refrigerator is not suitable for the
proper storage of medications.
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COOLANT
Ammonia is used as a coolant.
This is a natural compound also used in
household cleaning agents (1 litre of Salmiak
cleaner contains up to 200g of ammonia about twice as much as is used in the
refrigerator). Sodium chromate is used for
corrosion protection (1.8% of the solvent).
In the event of leakage (easily identifiable
from the unpleasant odour):
• switch off the appliance.
Your Service Centre contact numbers are
found in the "European Service Network"
booklet.
When contacting Dometic Service, please
state the model, product number and serial
number together with the MLC Code, if
applicable. You will find this information on
the data plate inside the refrigerator.
DESCRIPTION OF MODEL
Refrigerator Mobile /
Mobile Absorption Refrigerator
• air the room thoroughly.
• inform the authorised Customer Service
department.
"L" with interior light
RM 7401 L
WARRANTY AND CUSTOMER SERVICE
Warranty arrangements are in accordance
with EC Directive 44/1999/CE and the
normal conditions applicable for the country
concerned. For warranty or other servicing,
please contact our Dometic Service
department. Any damage due to improper
use is not covered by the warranty. The
warranty does not cover any modifications to
the appliance or the use of non-original
Dometic parts.
The warranty does not apply if the
installation and operating instructions are not
adhered to and no liability shall be
entertained. Parts can be ordered throughout
Europe from our Dometic Service
department.
Last digit 1 = manual energy selection
Last digit 5 = automatic and manual
energy selection
CLEANING
Before using the refrigerator, it is advisable
to clean the appliance both inside and out.
• Use a soft cloth and lukewarm water with
a mild detergent.
• Then rinse the appliance with clean water
and dry thoroughly.
• Remove dust from the refrigerator unit at
yearly intervals using a brush or soft
cloth.
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Warning: To avoid deterioration of
materials:
B. Automatic and manual energy selection
AES ( eg RM 7XX5 L)
• Do not use soap or hard, abrasive or
soda-based cleaning agents.
• When the appliance is first put into
operation, there may be a mild odour
which will disappear after a few hours.
ELECTRICAL OPERATION
12V - operation (DC)
• Do not allow the door seal to come
into contact with oil or grease.
Using the refrigerator
• The cooling unit is silent in operation.
MANUAL ENERGY SELECTION
A = energy selection switch
B = gas/electric thermostat AC/DC
C = operating displays (4 LEDs)
D = temperature setting display
E = dimmer for LED-displays
(only accessible when door opens)
Warning: The refrigerator should only
be used while the motor is running,
otherwise the on-board-battery would
be discharged within a few hours!
• Ensure the living area is well ventilated.
• The freezer compartment should be cold
about one hour after switching on the
refrigerator.
Note: The refrigerator is equipped to operate
on mains power, DC or liquid gas (propane/
butane). The desired power option is
selected by means of energy selector switch
(A). Energy selector switch (A) has four
settings: AC mains power, DC (12V), Gas
(liquid gas), OFF.
Controls
A. Manual energy selection MES
(eg RM 7XX1 L)
Appliances with automatic energy
selection have the additional setting
"AUTO".
• The refrigerator will take several hours to
reach its operating temperature in the
cooling compartment
1. Set energy selector switch (A) to 12V .
2. Operating display "C", 12V lights "green".
Appliance is in function.
OFF
A = energy selection switch
B = gas/electric thermostat AC/DC
C = operating displays (3 LEDs)
Gas
AC mains power
12V DC
Automatic energy
selection
3. Use rotary switch (B) to regulate the
temperature in the main refrigerator
compartment.
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Note: If the operating display fails to light up
( it lights up “red” at AES models ) the device
is not in operation. (See troubleshooting
section).
Mains power
This option should only be selected where
the supply voltage of the connection for
power supply corresponds to the value
specified on the data plate. Any difference in
values may result in damage to the
appliance.
3. Use rotary switch (B) to regulate the
temperature in the main refrigerator
compartment.
Note: If the operating display fails to light up
(it lights up "red" at AES models) the device
is not in operation. (For troubleshooting see
page 74)
GAS OPERATION
• The refrigerator should only be operated
using liquid gas (propane, butane). Do not
use town gas or natural gas.
• If the refrigerator is operated during travel
using gas, the precautions stipulated by
the legislation in the respective country
must be taken (in conformity with the
European standard EN 732).
1. Set energy selector switch (A) to 230V .
• Operating the refrigerator with gas is not
permitted during travel in France and
Australia.
2. Operating display "C", 230V lights
"green".
• As a basic rule, operation using gas is
prohibited in petrol stations.
Appliance is in function.
3. Set energy selector switch (A) to gas
4. Set rotary switch (B) to "MAX" position.
The ignition process is activated
automatically, accompanied by a ticking
sound approx. 30 sec. Upon successful
ignition, the display LED (C) "Gas" lights
yellow. The refrigerator is in function. Use
rotary switch (B) to regulate the temperature
in the main refrigerator compartment.
GAS FAULTS
In the event of a gas fault (e.g. gas cylinder
empty), the operating display (C) flashes
yellow.
1. Open the valve of the gas cylinder
Remedies:
2. Open the shut-off valve to the gas supply.
Set the energy selector switch (A) to
position "OFF".
1. Is there any gas in the gas bottle?
2. Is the gas bottle valve open?
3. Is the on-board shut-off valve open?
4. Set the main switch (A) to "on"
The re-ignition starts again.
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If after about 30 seconds the operating
display (C) starts flashing red again, the
gas fault has not been cleared (e.g. air in
the gas pipe).
5. Briefly switch the refrigerator off and then
on again using main switch (A).
To remove air from the gas pipes, repeat
this procedure 3-4 times.
If these actions do not help, please call an
authorised Dometic Service Centre.
AUTOMATIC ENERGY SELECTION (ONLY
WITH RM 7XX5 L)
Explanations
Upon switching on, the electronics
automatically select one of the three
possible energy types: 230V - 12V – liquid
gas. The control electronics automatically
ensure that the refrigerator is supplied with
the optimum source of energy in each
respective case.
Priority
1.)
2.)
3.)
4.)
Solar (12V DC)
230V AC
12V DC
Liquid gas
The selected energy is displayed by the
corresponding LED (i.e. 230V).
230V - operation
The LED "AUTO" illuminates.
Gas operation is selected in the following
circumstances:
• No supply voltage available.
• The vehicle engine is not running.
• Supply voltage less than 200V
In order to prevent unintended switching to
gas operation during refuelling, the electronic
system starts gas operation of the
refrigerator, after the motor has been turned
off for 15 mins. During this time the
appliance is in stand-by operation mode and
only the "AUTO" LED lights up
RM7XX5 L - models are equipped with an
"AUTO"-MATIC function.
Note: Manual operation is possible at any
time.
GAS OPERATION
Refuelling Stop
"AUTO"-OPERATION
1. Set energy selection switch (A) to position
"AUTO" .
system. This can be detected from the D+
connection of the alternator to the
electronics, or from the respective signal on
the solar charge regulator.
If sufficient supply voltage is available (more
than 200V), this power source is selected as
the first option ( no solar-system installed).
The use of naked flames is prohibited in
petrol station environments. If the
refuelling stop lasts longer than 15 mins
the refrigerator should be switched off at
the main switch (A), or switched over to
another energy type.
12V - operation
12V operation should only be selected while
the vehicle motor is running or there is
sufficient voltage available from the sola
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Gas faults at "AUTO"- mode
If gas faults occur the operating LED "C"
flashes yellow.
Additional functions (RM 7XX5 L - models
only)
• Temperature setting display (D) with 4
LED to indicate the selected temperature
(MIN - MAX)
• LED - dimmer (E) for adjusting the
brightness of the display-LED (only
accessible when door opens)
Tip: Please select the medium setting for
ambient temperatures between +15°C and
+25°C. The unit operates within its optimum
performance range.
Remedies:
Set the energy selector switch (A) to position
"OFF".
STORING FOOD
1. Is there any gas in the gas bottle?
• Switch the refrigerator on approximately
12 hours before filling it.
2. Is the gas bottle valve open?
3. Is the on-board shut-off valve open?
• Always store food in sealed containers,
aluminium foil or similar.
4. Set the main switch (A) to "on".
The ignition starts again.
• Never put hot food into the refrigerator,
always let it cool down first.
If after about 30 seconds the operating
display (C) starts flashing red again, the
gas fault has not been cleared (e.g. air in
the gas pipe).
5. Briefly switch the refrigerator off and then
on again using main switch (A).
To remove air from the gas pipes, repeat
this procedure 3-4 times.
If these actions do not help, please call an
authorised Dometic Service Centre.
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The cooling unit’s performance is influenced
by ambient temperatures.
• Products that could emit volatile,
flammable gases must not be stored in
the refrigerator.
Underneath the fascia is a knurled knob for
adjusting the brightness (see item E above).
Temperature setting cooling compartment
As shown, you are able to regulate the
temperature of the cooling compartment, if
necessary, by turning rotary knob (B).
• Store quickly perishable foods directly
next to the cooling fins.
The freezer compartment is suitable for
making ice cubes and for short-term storage
of frozen food. It is not suitable as a means
of freezing foods.
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MAKING ICE CUBES
Ice cubes are best frozen overnight. At night,
the refrigerator has less work to do and the
unit has more reserves.
1. Fill the ice cube tray with drinking water.
Only use drinking water!
2. Place the ice cube tray in the freezer
compartment.
5. Use a cloth to mop up the water from the
freezer compartment.
6. Switch the refrigerator back on again.
DOOR LOCKING
Open
Warning: The layer of ice must never be
removed forcibly, nor may defrosting be
accelerated using a heat source.
Note: Water thawing in the main
compartment of the refrigerator runs into an
appropriate container at the back of the
refrigerator. From there, the water
evaporates.
Close
POSITIONING THE STORAGE RACK
Dismantling:
DEFROSTING
As time goes by, frost builds up on the fins.
When the layer of frost is about 3mm thick,
the refrigerator should be defrosted.
1. Loosen the front
and back securing
brackets.
2. Move the storage
rack to the left and
remove it.
1. Switch off the refrigerator (see Switching
Off section).
Park-position/
vent-position
SWITCHING OFF
1. Set energy selector switch (A) to position
"0" (OFF). The appliance is now fully
switched off.
2. Remove the ice cube tray and food.
3. Leave the refrigerator door open.
4. After defrosting (freezer compartment and
fins free of frost), wipe the cabinet dry
with a cloth.
To fit the storage rack, the reverse order
applies.
2. Secure the door open by means of the
door stop. The door will be slightly ajar.
This is to prevent mould from forming
inside the appliance.
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WINTER OPERATION
3. Affix the cover and fasten it.
1. Check that the ventilation grills and the
extractor have not been blocked by snow,
leaves or similar.
2. When the ambient temperature falls
below +8°C, the optional winter covers
should be fitted. This protects the unit
from excessively cold air.
Lower ventilation grille (L200)
Switching off gas operation
If the refrigerator is to be taken out of service
for an extended period of time, the on-board
shut-off valve and the cylinder valve must be
closed.
Upper ventilation grille with flue vent
( L100)
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Tip: It is also recommended that the winter
covers should be used when the vehicle is
taken out of service for an extended period
of time.
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INTERIOR LIGHT
TROUBLESHOOTING
Changing the light bulbs
Before calling the authorised Service
Department, please check whether:
1. Remove cover.
2. Detach defective light bulb.
3. Fit new light bulb
1. The instructions in the section "Using the
refrigerator" have been followed.
2. The refrigerator is not tilted excessively.
4. Clip the cover back in place.
Note: For 12V DC : 1 light bulb 12V, 2W
Please contact Dometic Service Centres for
replacement light bulbs.
1
2
3. It is possible to operate the refrigerator
with an available power source
Failure : The refrigerator does not work in gas operation mode
Possible cause
Action you can take
Gas bottle empty.
Change gas bottle.
Is the supply cut-out device open?
Open the cut-out device.
Air in the gas pipe?
Switch device off and on again 3-4 times
to remove air from the gas pipe.
Note: The Seven Series refrigerator requires a constant 12 volt supply for the fridge to operate
on gas. Disconnecting the leisure battery will switch off the gas operation of the fridge.
3
4
Failure : The refrigerator does not work on 12V
Possible cause
Action you can take
On-board fuse defective.
Fit new fuse.
On-board battery discharged.
Check battery, charge it.
Engine not running.
Start engine.
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Failure : The refrigerator does not work on 230V
Possible cause
Action you can take
On-board fuse defective.
Fit new fuse.
No connection to supply voltage.
Establish power connection.
AES: gas operation despite connection
to the supply voltage?
Appliance switches to gas operation due to
insufficient supply voltage (automatically
switches back to 230 V operation)
Failure : The refrigerator does not cool sufficiently
MAINTENANCE
• Works on gas components and electrical
installation may only be carried out by
authorised personnel. We recommend to
contact your Dometic Service Centre.
• EN 1949 stipulates that the appliance´s
gas equipment and its associated fume
system must be inspected after
installation and a certificate issued.
Afterwards a qualified technician must
inspect according to EN 1949 every two
years and a certificate issued.
Possible cause
Action you can take
Inadequate ventilation to the unit.
Check that the ventilation grilles are not
covered.
The thermostat setting is too low.
Turn the thermostat to a higher setting.
There is too much ice on the condenser.
Check that the refrigerator door seals when
shut.
• It is recommended that the gas burner be
inspected and cleaned as necessary at
least once a year. We recommend
maintenance following an extended
shutdown of the vehicle.
Too much warm food put inside.
Let food cool down first.
PRODUCT LIABILITY
Appliance running for a short time.
Wait several hours, check again.
Product liability of Dometic GmbH does not
include damages which may arise from faulty
operation, improper alterations or intervention
in the equipment, adverse effects from the
environment such as changes in temperature
and air humidity, which may impact the
equipment itself or the direct vicinity of the
equipment or persons in the area.
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It is the user’s responsibility to arrange for
inspections after purchase.
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ENVIRONMENTAL HINTS
ENERGY SAVING TIPS
Refrigerators manufactured by Dometic
GmbH are CFC-free.
• At an average ambient temperature of
approx. 25°C, it is sufficient to operate
the refrigerator at the middle thermostat
setting (for both gas and mains voltage).
Ammonia (a natural compound of hydrogen
and nitrogen) is used in the cooling unit as a
coolant. The non-ozone-hazardous
cyclopentan is used as a propellant in the
manufacture of the PU foam insulation.
DISPOSAL
In order to ensure that the recyclable
packaging materials are re-used, these
should be sent to the usual local collection
system.
The appliance should be transferred to a
suitable waste disposal company that will
ensure re-use of the recyclable components
and proper disposal of the rest.
• Where possible, always store goods that
have previously been cooled.
• Do not position the refrigerator in direct
sunlight.
• Constant circulation of air must be
supplied to the refrigerator unit.
• Defrost regularly.
• Open the door only for a short time when
removing goods from the refrigerator.
• Run the refrigerator for about 12 hours
before filling it.
For eco-friendly draining of the coolant from
all absorber refrigeration units, a suitable
disposal plant should be used.
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THETFORD ABSORBER
REFRIGERATORS
This user's information is for N104, N112
& N180 models of Thetford absorption
refrigerators. It explains how to use your
refrigerator correctly and safely. Read the
manual carefully before using the refrigerator
for the first time to obtain a quick overview of
how to operate and use the refrigerator.
Thetford absorption refrigerators are specially
designed to store fresh and frozen food and
make ice cubes in caravans and
motorhomes. The control panel allows you
to select the preferred energy source and
cooling level. Different energy sources allow
you to use your refrigerator under different
conditions.
Thetford absorption refrigerators belong to
category C11: gas appliances that must be
installed so that the combustion area is
isolated from the living space.
To find out more about how your absorption
refrigerator works, visit the website at
www.thetford-europe.com.
danger of damage to the
product or to the user if the user
fails to carry out the described
procedures carefully.
Non-observance of the
procedures may result in serious
injury to the user or damage to
the product.
Caution!
"Caution" alerts the user to the
possibility of damage to the
product if the user fails to carry
out the described procedures
carefully.
Important! "Important" denotes
supplementary information for
the user and alerts the user to
potential problems.
Warnings
• This refrigerator must be installed
according to the manufacturer's
instructions and in compliance with local
and national regulations.
• Read this manual carefully before you
start to use your refrigerator.
• Never attempt to repair gas, extractor or
electrical parts yourself. They must be
repaired by a qualified service engineer.
Contact the Customer Service department
of Thetford for a list of qualified parties.
• Always switch off the refrigerator before
you perform any kind of maintenance or
cleaning.
Use
• Never cover the ventilation grills in the
walls of a caravan or motorhome.
Good ventilation is essential for the
correct working of the absorber system.
• Water in the ventilation grating can result
in damage to the refrigerator. Therefore,
we advise that you put the winter cover
over the ventilation gratings prior to
washing your vehicle.
• Never expose the refrigerator to rain.
• Never operate the refrigerator by gas
while driving. If a road accident results in
fire, there is a risk of explosion.
What to do if...
• You smell gas:
PRECAUTIONS AND SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
• Always consult the warnings before you
perform any maintenance or gas checks.
Alerts
Repairs/maintenance
- extinguish any naked flames;
The following alerts are used in this user's
manual:
• Never open or damage the cooling
system. The cooling system is pressurised
and contains substances harmful to
health.
- do not switch on any electrical devices
or lighting;
Warning!
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"Warning" alerts the user to the
- close the valve of the gas bottle;
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- open the windows and leave the room;
- contact the Customer Service
department of Thetford.
• You suspect a leak in the cooling system:
- switch off the refrigerator;
- extinguish any naked flames;
- provide sufficient ventilation;
- contact the Customer Service
department of Thetford.
ABOUT YOUR REFRIGERATOR
Your refrigerator has a cold space and a
freezer compartment. After starting up the
refrigerator, allow it to cool for at least eight
hours before placing any food in it.
Cold space
The cooling fins are located on the inside of
your refrigerator. The absorption system uses
the cooling fins to withdraw heat from the
refrigerator. Therefore, never place plastic or
paper over the cooling fins. Air must be able
to circulate freely through the refrigerator so
that heat can be extracted.
Important! Do not cover the cooling fins at
the back of the refrigerator with plastic or
paper. The refrigerator cools optimally when
air is allowed to move freely through the
refrigerator.
• To limit frosting on the cooling fins:
- always cover liquid foods before placing
them in the refrigerator;
- always let hot food cool before placing
it in the refrigerator;
- never keep the refrigerator open longer
than necessary.
Fitting racks
Inside your refrigerator there are two or three
storage racks. You can adjust the racks to a
convenient height by means of a simple click
system:
Securing products for driving
The fitting racks in your refrigerator have a
system for you to secure products while
driving. The system consists of a simple
click-and-slide plastic strip. To secure
products on the rack while driving, push the
plastic strip as tightly as you can against the
products on the rack. In the storage space
on the inside of the refrigerator door, there
are two unique Thetford bottle slides (see
illustration) The slides prevent bottles from
sliding around during driving. Push the slide
against the products in the door or place the
products between the bottle slide.
• click the plastic bracket to the right short
side of the rack;
• turn the bracket into the horizontal
position and insert the rack tipped in a
sloping position into the refrigerator;
• place the short side without bracket into
one of the grooves on the left wall of the
refrigerator;
• place the short side with bracket in the
corresponding groove on the right wall of
the refrigerator;
• turn the bracket downwards to fix it into
the groove.
To move a rack, turn the bracket upwards
and remove the rack. Place the rack at the
required height in the way described above.
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Tip!
- Make ice cubes at night when your
refrigerator has more spare capacity.
Door locking mechanism
Freezer compartment
Important!
- The freezer compartment is unsuitable
as a means of freezing food, the freezer
will maintain the temperature of already
frozen food
- Use only drinking water to make ice
cubes.
- Do not place any other products in the
freezer compartment when you are
making ice cubes.
- Water freezes fastest with the thermostat
at the highest setting.
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The refrigerator door has an automatic
locking mechanism. The door locks
automatically when you press it shut firmly.
This automatic locking mechanism also
keeps the refrigerator door shut during
driving. For some models an additional
security device is fitted below the
refrigerator. By pushing the locking bar over
the pin when the door is closed, you can be
sure that the door does not open during your
journey.
If you are not going to use the refrigerator for
a prolonged period of time, you can use the
special storage latch of the door locking
mechanism (see illustration) to prevent
odours. Rotate the hook through 90 degrees
and lock it in place using the strike plate.
SWITCHING ON THE REFRIGERATOR
(control panel)
Igniting and starting your refrigerator
Manual ignition:
A = Energy source selector switch
B = Thermostat
C = Flame meter
D = Manual ignition (piezo electric ignition)
Electric ignition:
A = Energy source selector switch
B = Thermostat
C = Flame meter
• It is recommended to clean the inside of
the refrigerator before you switch it on.
• Let the refrigerator cool for at least eight
hours before you place food in it for the
first time.
Equipment Details
a. The refrigerator can be powered by the
mains (230V), direct current (12V) or liquid
gas. Select the energy source that you
want by means of the energy source
selector switch (A). The switch has four
settings:
- direct current (DC) (12V)
- mains supply (230V)
- gas
- switched off
b. The thermostat controls the refrigerator
temperature when the refrigerator is
powered from the mains (230 V) or gas.
The refrigeration level is indicated by the
dots (the bigger the dot, the colder the
setting).
c. The flame meter shows whether the flame
is alight. The flame is alight when the red
needle of the meter moves into the green
area.
d. Pressing the manual (piezo electric)
starter produces a spark that ignites the
flame in the burner.
Electrical operation
The refrigerator can be powered by
electricity in two ways:
• DC (12V): Set the energy source selector
switch (A) to
the refrigerator will now
be powered by the battery of your car or
camper.
Important! - Always use the gas connection
or mains voltage to start up the refrigerator
for the first time and to cool it. Powering
from the battery of your vehicle is suitable
only for maintaining the temperature of the
refrigerator and its contents once it has been
refrigerated.
• When powered by a vehicle battery (12V)
the refrigerator works without temperature
control (i.e. constant operation).
• Mains voltage (230V): set the power
selector switch (A) to
• The changing of the gas container must
be done outside in the open air and out of
reach of any possible sources of ignition.
• It is prohibited to use gas to
power the refrigerator while you are
driving. If a road accident results in fire,
there is a danger of explosion.
• It is prohibited to use gas to
power the refrigerator in the vicinity of
petrol stations.
1. Open the valve of the gas bottle and the
gas taps.
• Set the temperature by means of the
thermostat, rotary switch (B). (The bigger
the dot, the colder the setting).
2. Set the thermostat (B) to the highest level
(the biggest dot)
Powering with gas
3. Set the energy source selector switch (A)
to
Warning! - Flammable material must be kept
away from the refrigerator.
4. Ignite the gas flame:
• For selection of gas type, see the
information plate inside your refrigerator.
• For the pressure regulator model, see the
information plate inside your refrigerator.
• The type of gas container and its location
must be in compliance with the most
recent regulations. Ensure that the unit is
installed in a location with good
ventilation and make sure that the
ventilation openings in the gas container
storage location remain open.
Manual ignition
• Press the thermostat (B), and keep it
depressed.
• Press the button for manual ignition
several times at intervals of between 1
and 2 seconds.
• Release the thermostat when the indicator
of the flame meter enters the green area.
If it does not enter the green area, repeat
the previous step.
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Warning! Never keep the thermostat
depressed for longer than 30 seconds. If a
flame does not appear, wait at least five
minutes before trying again. If you fail to
observe this rule, there may be an
accumulation of gas creating the risk of fire
or explosion.
• Set the desired refrigeration level by
means of the thermostat (B). (The bigger
the dot, the colder the setting)
• Use the special storage latch on the door
locking mechanism to stop the door from
closing. This prevents unpleasant odours
and mould in the refrigerator.
- mains voltage (230V)
Important! If you are not going to use the
refrigerator for a prolonged period, close the
valve of the gas bottle and the gas taps.
If an energy source becomes available that
has a higher priority than the source the
refrigerator is currently using (e.g. if your
vehicle engine is started), the system will
stop using the current energy source and
switch to the energy source with the higher
priority.
SWITCHING ON THE REFRIGERATOR
(control panel)
Electrical ignition
• Press the thermostat (B) and keep it
depressed.
• Ignition takes place automatically. You will
hear a ticking noise. If ignition was
successful, the noise will stop and the
flame meter will turn green. Release the
thermostat.
A = Main switch (on/off)
B = Mode selection switch
C = cooling level switch
D = Display LED
• If the flame goes out, ignition will be
repeated automatically.
• It is recommendable to clean the inside of
the refrigerator before you switch on the
refrigerator.
• Set the desired refrigeration level by
means of the thermostat (B). (The bigger
the dot, the colder the setting)
• Let the refrigerator run for at least eight
hours before you place food in it for the
first time.
Switching off the refrigerator
Smart Energy Selection (SES)
• Set the energy source selector switch (A)
to
When you start up a refrigerator equipped
with Smart Energy Selection (SES) you
should usually select the AUTO mode. The
SES system will then automatically select the
best of the three available energy sources.
• The refrigerator is now completely
switched off.
The system will apply the following priority:
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- direct current (12V)
- liquid gas
If a fault occurs in one or more of the
possible energy sources, the system will not
generate an error message while an
alternative energy source is still available.
The SES system switches over automatically.
If none of the energy sources is available,
the LED of the main switch will turn from
green to red and flash every second.
SES models additionally allow you to select
the desired energy source manually.
Switching on the refrigerator
Important! The memory of the SES system
saves every change made to the setting.
Consequently, the SES system will start up
on each subsequent occasion in the lastselected setting.
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1. Open the valve of the gas bottle.
2. Open the taps of the gas supply.
3. Press main switch (A). The LED alongside
the main switch will turn green.
4. Use the mode selection switch to select
the "Auto" function or one of the power
supplies that you want. The LEDs will
show the option you have selected.
5. Set the desired cooling level by means of
the cooling level selection switch (C). The
LEDs will show the cooling level setting
you have selected.
A. Use the main switch to switch the
refrigerator on and off. The LED alongside
the main switch will turn green. The
display LEDs show the most recent
settings. After 10 seconds the display
LEDs will go out. The LED of the main
switch remains green.
B. Press the mode selector switch and the
display LEDs will show the setting for 10
seconds. Successively pressing the mode
selector switch takes you through the
menu in the following sequence: AUTO,
manual DC (12V), manual gas, manual
mains voltage (230V) and back to AUTO.
Select either the AUTO option or one of
the other power supplies that you want to
use. The LEDs show the option you have
selected. If you select the AUTO option,
the system will choose the most suitable
power supply and the AUTO LED and the
LED of the power supply chosen by the
system will both light up. Ten seconds
after release of the mode selector switch,
the system will switch off the LEDs. They
will go out.
C. Use the cooling level selector switch to
control the temperature of the refrigerator.
When you press the cooling level selector
switch, the LED showing the currently set
temperature will light up. Every time you
press the cooling level selector switch
you set the refrigerator one position
cooler.
On reaching the coldest temperature, the
system will start again at the warmest
temperature setting. Ten seconds after
release of the cooling level selector
switch, the system will switch off the
LEDs. They will go out.
Powering with electricity
Powering with electricity can be selected
both by the Auto mode and manually.
Direct current (12V) :
The SES system will select 12V powering
only if a mains voltage (230V) is unavailable,
the vehicle engine is running and a voltage
higher than 11V is available.
If a fault occurs during electrical powering
(230V or 12V), an error message will not be
shown on the display as long as another
energy source is available. The system will
automatically switch to the available energy
source that has the highest priority.
Selecting electrical power manually
Mains voltage (230V):
The LED on the main switch warns you
whenever insufficient voltage is available
or if a fault occurs. If this happens, the
LED will change from green to red and
flash once per second.
When sufficient current is available again, or
the fault has been resolved, the main switch
LED will emit a steady green light again.
Auto mode
Direct current (12V):
Mains voltage (230V):
This energy source will be selected if the
mains voltage is greater than 200V. This
power supply requires a continuous current
of 12V to operate the electronic control
system.
The main switch LED warns you whenever
your vehicle's engine is not running, or if a
fault occurs, or if insufficient voltage is
available. If this happens, the LED will
change from green to red and flash once
per second.
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Once the engine is running, or the fault has
been resolved, or sufficient voltage is
available again, the main switch LED will
again emit a steady green light.
NB: If the refrigerator has been manually set
to operate at 12V, it will not automatically
switch to another energy source when your
vehicle's engine is not running. In this case,
the refrigerator will stop cooling.
accident results in fire, there is a danger
of explosion.
• It is prohibited to use gas to power the
refrigerator in the vicinity of petrol
stations.
Auto mode
The system will select gas operation if:
- mains voltage (230V) is unavailable;
Powering with gas
- the vehicle's engine is not running.
Powering with gas can be selected both by
the Auto mode and manually.
Once mains voltage (230V) is available again
or the vehicle's engine is running, the system
will switch to the available energy source
that has the highest priority. If the refrigerator
switches from 12V DC to gas operation
when it is in auto mode, the system will wait
for about 15 minutes before igniting the gas.
During this time, however, the gas indicator
lamp will come on. The delay is built in to
avoid it switching to gas operation whenever
you stop to refuel your vehicle. You can
cancel the delay by immediately switching
the refrigerator off and then on again. If the
system selects gas operation, the ignition
will be activated automatically. The gas will
flow to the burner and be lit by the electric
ignition. If the flame goes out, the gas will
immediately be lit again.
Warning! - Flammable material must be kept
away from the refrigerator.
• For selection of gas type, see the
information plate inside your refrigerator.
• For the pressure regulator model, see the
information plate inside your refrigerator.
• The type of gas container and its location
must be in compliance with the most
recent regulations. Ensure that the unit is
installed in a location with good
ventilation and make sure that the
ventilation openings in the gas container
storage location remain open.
• The changing of the gas container must
be done outside in the open air and out of
reach of any possible sources of ignition.
• It is prohibited to use gas to power the
refrigerator while you are driving. If a road
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Selecting gas operation manually
If the flame cannot be lit within 30
seconds, the gas supply will stop and gas
mode will be switched off. The LED of the
main switch will turn from green to red
and flash every second.
The gas mode can be reset only if the
refrigerator is switched off. If you switch the
refrigerator on again and the gas mode is still
not working, the LED of the manual gas
mode will flash to indicate that gas is
unavailable.
Important! It is prohibited to use gas to
power the refrigerator while you are driving.
If a road accident results in a fire, there is a
danger of explosion. It is prohibited to use
gas to power the refrigerator in the vicinity of
petrol stations. If it takes longer than 15
minutes to refuel your vehicle, you should
switch the refrigerator off using the main
switch (A).
Switching off the refrigerator
• Set the main switch (A) to 0 (off).
• The refrigerator is now completely
switched off.
• Use the special storage latch on the door
locking mechanism to stop the door from
closing. This prevents unpleasant odours
and mould in the refrigerator.
Equipment Details
SWITCHING ON THE REFRIGERATOR
(control panel)
The system will apply the following priority:
1. Open the valve of the gas bottle.
- mains voltage (230V)
2. Open the taps of the gas supply.
- direct current (12V)
3. Press main switch (A). The function LED
will turn blue and all symbols on the LCD
display will light up.
- liquid gas
A = Main switch (on/off)
B = Mode selection switch
C = cooling level selection switch
D = Function LED
E = LCD display
• It is recommendable to clean the inside of
refrigerator before you switch on the
refrigerator
• Let the refrigerator run for at least eight
hours before you place food in it for the
first time.
If an energy source becomes available that
has a higher priority than the source the
refrigerator is currently using (e.g. if your
vehicle engine is started), the system will
stop using the current energy source and
switch to the energy source with the higher
priority.
If a fault occurs in one or more of the
possible energy sources, the system will not
generate an error message while an
alternative energy source is still available.
The SES system switches over automatically.
If none of the energy sources are
available, the blue LED flashes every
second and an error code is shown in the
display.
Smart Energy Selection (SES)
Automatic models additionally allow you to
select the desired energy source manually.
When you start up the refrigerator (equipped
with Smart Energy Selection (SES)) you
should usually select the AUTO mode. The
SES system will then automatically select the
best of the three available energy sources.
Switching on the refrigerator
Important! The memory of the SES system
saves every change made to the setting.
Consequently, the SES system will start up
on each subsequent occasion in the lastselected setting.
4. Use the mode selection switch to select
the "Auto" function or one of the power
supplies that you want. The LCD display
will show the option you have selected.
5. Set the desired refrigerating cooling level
by means of the cooling level selection
switch (C). The LCD display will show the
cooling level setting you have selected.
A. Use the main switch to switch the
refrigerator on and off. The function LED
will turn blue. The display LCD shows the
most recent settings. After 10 seconds the
LCD display's backlight will go
out. The function LED remains blue.
B. Press the mode selector switch and the
LCD display backlight will show the
setting for 10 seconds. Pressing the mode
selector switch successive times
takes
you through the menu in the following
sequence: AUTO, manual DC (12V),
manual gas, manual mains voltage
(230V) and back to AUTO. Select either
the AUTO option or one of the other
power supplies that you want to use. The
LCD display shows the option you have
selected. If you select the AUTO option,
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the system will choose the most suitable
power supply and the AUTO symbol and
the symbol of the power supply chosen
by the system will both be shown on the
LCD display. Ten seconds after release of
the mode selector switch, the system will
switch off the LCD backlight.
C. Use the cooling level selector switch to
control the temperature of the refrigerator.
When you press the cooling level selector
switch, the LCD backlight will light up
and show the currently set temperature.
Every time you press the cooling level
selector switch again, you set the
refrigerator one position cooler. On
reaching the coldest temperature, the
system will start again at the warmest
temperature setting. Ten seconds after
release of the cooling level selector
switch, the system will switch off the LCD
backlight.
Powering with electricity
Powering with electricity can be selected
both by the Auto mode (only Automatic
fridges) and manually.
Auto mode
Mains voltage (230V):
This energy source will be selected if the
mains voltage is greater than 200V. This
power supply requires a continuous current
of 12V to operate the electronic control
system.
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Direct current (12V) :
The SES system will select 12 V powering
only if a mains voltage (230V) is unavailable,
the vehicle engine is running and a voltage
higher than 11V is available.
If a fault occurs during electrical powering
(230V or 12V), an error message will not be
shown on the display as long as another
energy source is available. The system will
automatically switch to the available energy
source that has the highest priority.
Selecting electrical power manually
Mains voltage (230V):
The LED warns you whenever insufficient
voltage is available or if a fault occurs. If
this happens, the LED will start flashing
once per second and an error code is
shown in the LCD display
When sufficient current is available again, or
the fault has been resolved, the LED will emit
a steady blue light again.
Direct current (12V):
The LED warns you whenever your
vehicle's engine is not running, or if a
fault occurs, or if insufficient voltage is
available. If this happens, the LED will
start flashing once per second and an
error code is shown in the LCD display.
Once the engine is running, or the fault has
been resolved, or sufficient voltage is
available again, the LED will again emit a
steady blue light.
NB: If the refrigerator has been manually set
to operate at 12V, it will not automatically
switch to another energy source when your
vehicle's engine is not running. In this case,
the refrigerator will stop cooling.
Powering with gas
Powering with gas can be selected both by
the Auto mode (only Automatic fridges) and
manually.
Warning! - Flammable material must be kept
away from the rear of the refrigerator.
• For selection of gas type, see the
information plate inside your refrigerator.
• For the pressure regulator model, see the
information plate inside your refrigerator.
• The type of gas container and its location
must be in compliance with the most
recent regulations. Ensure that the unit is
installed in a location with good
ventilation and make sure that the
ventilation openings in the gas container
storage location remain open.
• The changing of the gas container must
be done outside in the open air and out
of reach of any possible sources of
ignition.
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• It is prohibited to use gas to power the
refrigerator while you are driving.
• It is prohibited to use gas to power the
refrigerator in the vicinity of petrol
stations.
Auto mode
The system will select gas operation if:
-
mains voltage (230V) is unavailable;
-
the vehicle's engine is not running.
Once mains voltage (230V) is available again
or the vehicle's engine is running, the system
will switch to the available energy source
that has the highest priority if the fridge is in
Auto mode.
If the refrigerator switches from 12V DC to
gas operation when it is in auto mode, the
system will wait for about 15 minutes before
igniting the gas. During this time, however,
the gas indicator lamp will come on. The
delay is built in to avoid it switching to gas
operation whenever you stop to refuel your
vehicle. You can cancel the delay by
immediately switching the refrigerator off and
then on again.
If the system selects gas operation, the
ignition will be activated automatically. The
gas will flow to the burner and be lit by the
electric ignition. If the flame goes out, the
gas will immediately be lit again.
Selecting gas operation manually
and mould in the refrigerator.
If the flame cannot be lit within 30
seconds, the gas supply will stop and gas
mode will be switched off. The LED start
flashing every second and an error code
is shown in the LCD display.
MAINTENANCE
The gas mode can be reset only if the
refrigerator is switched off. If you switch the
refrigerator on again and the gas mode is
still not working, the LED of the manual gas
mode will flash to indicate that gas is
unavailable and an error code is shown in
the LCD display.
Tip! A good time to clean your refrigerator is
straight after you have defrosted it.
Important! It is prohibited to use gas to
power the refrigerator while you are driving.
If a road accident results in a fire, there is a
danger of explosion. It is prohibited to use
gas to power the refrigerator in the vicinity of
petrol stations. If it takes longer than 15
minutes to refuel your vehicle, you should
switch the refrigerator off using the main
switch (A).
• Use a brush or soft cloth to remove once
a year any dust from the condenser at
the inside of the refrigerator.
Switching off the refrigerator
Frost will gradually build up on the
condenser of the refrigerator. You should
defrost the refrigerator as soon as the frost
layer is about 3 mm thick. Frost reduces the
refrigerating capacity and life of your
refrigerator.
• Push the main switch (A).
• The blue LED will go out.
• The refrigerator is now completely
switched off.
• Use the special storage latch on the door
locking mechanism to fixate the open
door. This prevents unpleasant odours
Regular maintenance is necessary to ensure
the correct functioning of your refrigerator.
Cleaning
• Clean the refrigerator with a soft cloth
and mild detergent.
• Dust the refrigerator with a soft,
moistened cloth.
Important! - Do not use soap or aggressive
detergents that are abrasive or soda-based.
• The removable interior components of the
refrigerator are not dishwasher proof.
Defrosting
• Remove the ice cube tray and all food.
• Switch off the refrigerator.
• Leave the refrigerator door open.
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• Place dry towels in the refrigerator to
absorb the water.
• Place trays containing hot water in the
freezer compartment.
• After defrosting (when the freezer
compartment and condenser are frostfree), remove the towels and the water
trays and use a cloth to dry off the
refrigerator.
• Switch the refrigerator on again in the
way described ("Igniting and starting
your refrigerator").
Winter operation
If you use the refrigerator when the outdoor
temperature is below 8°C, install the
Thetford vent winter/storage cover on the
ventilation grills. The cover protects your
refrigerator from excessively cold air. The
winter cover is a refrigerator accessory
obtainable from your caravan dealer.
Tip! It is advisable to use the winter/storage
cover if you are not going to use the vehicle
for a long period of time.
• Do not try to accelerate defrosting by
using (for example) a hairdryer.
Door locking mechanism
If you find that the door does not close
properly, check whether the door locking
mechanism keeps the door properly shut.
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Important! European laws covering gas
appliances and extractors prescribe
observance of the following rules (which are
the user's responsibility):
• appliances that run on liquid gas must be
inspected before being used for the first
time and every year thereafter.
• the gas burner must be cleaned at least
once a year or more frequently if
necessary.
Important! - Do not use force or sharp
objects to remove frost.
Frost will form in the refrigerator if the door
is not closed properly. To determine whether
the door closes properly, close the door with
a piece of paper between the door and the
refrigerator. Pull at the piece of paper. If you
feel resistance, the refrigerator door closes
properly. If you feel no resistance, the door
does not close properly. Perform this test
regularly on all four sides of the refrigerator
door.
and inspect gas and electrical equipment. It
is advisable to have this maintenance work
performed by a customer service centre.
Contact the Customer Service department of
Thetford for a list of qualified parties.
Ventilation grating with winter cover
IMPORTANT; DO NOT USE THE WINTER/
STORAGE COVER IN TEMPERATURES
GREATER THAN 8°C AS THIS CAN
DAMAGE THE COOLING UNIT AT THE
REAR OF THE FRIDGE. Remove the covers
and re-fit when placing the vehicle back into
storage.
Maintenance of gas equipment
A qualified service engineer must maintain
• If a gas hose is used, it must be checked
annually. This hose has a limited life and,
thus, must be regularly replaced. Check
the hose regularly for cracks, splits and
ageing. If in doubt, replace the hose. Pay
attention to the maximum life of the hose
and replace it in time, as advised by the
manufacturer or in conformance with
local regulations.
• For replacement, a gas hose approved in
accordance with the local regulations
must be used. Position the hose so that
it can rotate, is not kinked, and will allow
no bends to occur.
• Due to the limited life of the gas hose, it
must be installed so that replacement is
possible.
Equipment Details
Maintenance checklist
STORAGE
This refrigerator will give you many years of
trouble-free use if you simply run through the
following checklist regularly:
If you do not expect to use your refrigerator
for a lengthy period, carry out the following
actions:
• keep the refrigerator clean
(see section "Cleaning");
• Remove all food
• defrost the refrigerator as often as is
necessary (see section "Defrosting");
• check the door closing mechanism
regularly (see section "Door locking
mechanism");
• make sure that the ventilation grills are
not blocked;
• Regularly clean the ventilation grills.
• Switch off the refrigerator
• Clean the refrigerator as described
• Shut off the gas tap to the refrigerator
• Leave the door of the refrigerator ajar
using the special door closure hook
(storage position)
• Place the winter protection on the
ventilation grill.
Vent screen
The vent has a vent screen to prevent bugs
from entering the combustion area of the
refrigerators. These vents need to be
cleaned regularly to insure a good airflow.
When the refrigerator performs poor because
of external circumstances such as extreme
ambient temperatures, the vents can be
removed to improve the airflow and improve
the cooling performance of the refrigerators.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
If your refrigerator does not refrigerate
properly or will not start, run through the
following checklist. If this fails to solve the
problem, please contact the Customer
Service Department in your country (see the
addresses at the back of this manual).
• Check whether you have followed the
instructions ("Switching on the
refrigerator").
• Check whether the refrigerator is on a
level surface.
• Check whether the refrigerator
can be used with an available
energy source.
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Problem: refrigerator will not work on gas
Possible cause
Action you can take
a) Gas bottle is empty.
a) Replace the gas bottle.
b) Valve of the gas bottle or one of
the shut-off valves is closed.
b) Open the valve of the gas bottle
or shut-off valve(s).
Problem: refrigerator will not work on 12V DC
Possible cause
Action you can take
a) 12V fuse is defective.
a) Fit a new fuse (Camper —> fuse box
of camper. Car —> fuse box of car)
b) Battery is empty.
b) Test the battery and charge it.
Problem: refrigerator will not refrigerate sufficiently
Possible cause
Action you can take
a) Insufficient ventilation for the refrigerator.
a) Check whether the ventilation
gratings are covered.
b) Thermostat set too low.
b) Increase the setting of the
thermostat
c) Too much ice on the condenser.
c) Check whether the refrigerator door
shuts properly and defrost the
refrigerator.
d) Too much hot food stored simultaneously.
d) Let the food cool off first.
e) Gas burner is dirty.
e) Have the gas burner cleaned.
f) Door does not shut properly.
f) Check the door closing mechanism.
Equipment Details
Control Panel Diagnostics
Refrigerators with a LCD control panel have
a special diagnostics area which displays an
error code if there is a fault.
• Fault 1: AC heater current is measured to
be 75% below nominal current.
Action: Contact your dealer or a Thetford
Service Centre.
• Fault 2: DC heater current is measured to
be 75% below nominal current.
Action: Contact your dealer or a Thetford
Service Centre.
• Fault 3: AC heater is ON when it should
be OFF.
Action: Contact your dealer or a Thetford
Service Centre.
• Fault 4: DC heater is ON when it should
be OFF.
Action: Contact your dealer or a Thetford
Service Centre.
• Fault 5: Senses flame when gas should
be OFF.
Action: Contact your dealer or a Thetford
Service Centre.
• Fault 6: Senses gas output terminal ON
when should be OFF.
Action: Contact your dealer or a Thetford
Service Centre.
• Fault 7: Senses gas output terminal OFF
when should be ON.
Action: Contact your dealer or a Thetford
Service Centre.
• Fault 8: AC mains supply is 20% below
nominal.
Action: Your controls are in manual AC
mode, but there is no power available.
Check if you plugged in the 230V
connection, if so the voltage supply on
the 230V connection is to low, contact
the power supplier.
• Fault 9: Gas lockout because flame fails
to ignite after 30 seconds.
Action: Your controls are in manual gas
mode, but the flame fails to ignite. Check
if your gas cylinder is empty or if one of
the shut-off valves is closed. Select
another energy source. Reset the fridge 3
or 4 times in gas-mode until flame ignites.
Contact your dealer or a Thetford Service
Centre if problem isn't resolved.
• Fault 11: No energy source is available
and control is in AUTO mode.
Action: Your controls are in AUTO mode,
but no energy source is available. Start
the engine, connect the 230V supply or
open the gas supply and reset the
refrigerator by turning it of and on again.
• Fault 12: Contact your dealer or a
Thetford Service Centre.
• Fault 13: Thermistor fails; control
automatically switches to Backup mode
(BOS).
Action: Check if the connector above the
fin on the inside of the cabinet is correctly
plugged in. If so contact your dealer or a
Thetford Service Centre.
• Fault 14: Display Board and Power board
lost communication with each other.
Action: Contact your dealer or a Thetford
Service Centre.
• Fault 10: No "engine running" signal is
present and control is in Manual DC
mode.
Action: Your controls are in manual DC
mode and the engine of your vehicle is
not running. The refrigerator can only cool
on 12V when the engine of your vehicle is
running. Start the engine or select a
different energy mode.
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GUARANTEE, CUSTOMER SERVICE
AND LIABILITY
- the product has not been installed in
accordance with the instructions
Guarantee
- alterations have been made to the
product
Thetford B.V offers the end users of Thetford
refrigerators a three-year guarantee.
In the case of defects within the guarantee
period, Thetford will repair or replace the
product. In this instance, the costs of
replacement, labour costs for the
replacement of defective components and/or
the costs of the parts themselves will be
paid by Thetford.
1. To make a claim under this guarantee, the
user must take the product to a Service
Centre recognised by Thetford. The claim
will be assessed here.
2. If components are replaced during repair
under guarantee, these become the
property of Thetford.
3. This guarantee does not prejudice current
consumer protection law.
4. This guarantee is not valid in the case of
products that are for, or are used for,
commercial purposes.
5. No claim under the guarantee will be
accepted in the following circumstances:
- the product has been improperly used
or the instructions in the manual have
not been followed
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- the product has been repaired by a
Service Centre not recognised by
Thetford
- the serial number or product code have
been changed
- the product has been damaged by
circumstances outside the normal use
of the product
Liability
Thetford is not liable for loss and/or damage
caused directly or indirectly by use of the
refrigerator.
ENVIRONMENT
Refrigerators manufactured by Thetford B.V.
are PCB-free. Most of the refrigerator is
recyclable.
If the refrigerator has reached the end of its
service life, contact your local waste
processing company to dispose of the
refrigerator in an environment-friendly way.
Energy-saving tips
• Install the refrigerator and switch it on
about 12 hours before you put anything
in it.
• Do not expose the refrigerator to direct
sunlight.
• At an ambient temperature of
approximately 25°C you can let the
refrigerator operate at the middle
position of the thermostat (both with gas
operation and mains voltage).
• Store foods that have been pre-cooled.
• Open the door only briefly when you take
things out of the refrigerator.
• Defrost the refrigerator regularly.
Equipment Details
STOVES HOBS, GRILLS AND
OVENS
PLEASE READ THE MANUFACTURER’S
INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE OPERATING THE
APPLIANCE
WARNING: When you are cooking it is
essential to provide additional ventilation
such as opening windows near the grill,
cooker and oven.
WARNING: When using cooking or
heating appliances, surfaces and handles
may become hot. Care should be taken
and if necessary hand protection used.
WARNING: Extra care should be taken
when accessing the locker above the hob
especially whilst the hob is in use.
Always be aware when opening the
locker door objects could fall out onto
cooking pans causing injury.
BURNER IGNITION
The hotplate lid must be open for the
hotplate, grill or oven burners to ignite.
The ignition should not be operated for more
than 15 seconds. If, after 15 seconds the
burner has not lit, stop operating the ignition,
open the compartment door and wait at least
1 minute before attempting to ignite the
burner.
In the event of the burner flames being
accidentally extinguished, turn off the burner
control and do not attempt to re-light the
burner for at least 1 minute.
SPARE PARTS
When ordering spare parts, please give the
following information so the appliance can be
correctly identified:
1. The name of the appliance from the facia,
and its colour.
2. The model number and the serial number
of the appliance (from the data badge).
BE SAFE - NOT SORRY
Warning: Good ventilation is essential to the
continuing safe operation of all gas
appliances. Do not allow any ventilation
openings to become accidentally or
deliberately blocked.
Keep all flammable materials (such as
curtains, furnishings, towels and clothing)
away from the appliance.
Parts of the appliance may be hot during or
immediately after use. Allow sufficient time
for the appliance to cool after switching off.
Do not use aluminium foil to cover the grill
pan, or put items wrapped in foil under the
grill as this can create a fire hazard.
Do not use the oven with the door inner
glass panel removed (glass oven doors only).
If the cooker has a storage compartment
below the oven, this should only be used to
store oven furniture. Do not store any
flammable materials in this compartment.
When cooking with fat or oil, never leave
unattended.
Turn pan handles inwards so they are out of
reach of children and cannot be caught
accidentally.
Glass lids may shatter when heated, turn off
all burners before shutting the lid.
Models without ignition button: For safety
reasons, we recommend the use of a hand
held spark ignitor or gas lighter to ignite the
burner, rather than a match or taper, which
could allow burning debris to fall behind the
appliance.
When you have finished cooking, check
that all controls are in the off position.
When opening the appliance door, take care
to avoid skin contact with any steam which
may escape from the cooking.
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Equipment Details
Ignition - Push in the control knob and turn
anticlockwise to the large flame symbol.
Keep the knob depressed, and press the
ignition button (if fitted), or use a hand held
spark ignitor or gas lighter. The knob must
be held in for 15-20 seconds before
releasing.
ELECTRIC HOTPLATES
Stoves Hob
THE HOB
Caution:
• Do not use foil on the hob, as it creates a
fire hazard
• Glass lids may shatter when heated, turn
off all burners before shutting the lid
Before using for the first time, prime the
hotplate - switch it on without a pan to
harden and burn off the coating. Use a
medium-high setting for 3 - 5 minutes. A
non-toxic smoke may occur.
To switch on, turn the hotplate control knob
to the required setting.
The high speed hotplate ring (if fitted) is
identified by its central red spot - this ring
has a faster response time.
To light the grill
Push in the control knob and turn
anticlockwise to the large flame symbol.
Keep the knob depressed, and press the
ignition button (if fitted), or use a hand held
spark ignitor or gas lighter. The knob must
be held in for 15-20 seconds before
releasing.
Detachable grill handle (if supplied)
Place the handle (shield uppermost) over the
edge of the grill pan at the recess and slide
along to position centrally between the two
locator bumps. To remove the handle, place
the grill pan down, and lift the handle slightly
as you slide it along the recess.
Using the grill
Push in the grill pan until it locates centrally
under the grill burner
There are three different grilling positions as
the trivet can be inverted to give a high or
low position or it may be removed.
• Note: When positioning the pan support,
ensure that the fingers are central to the
burners (Fig 1).
THE GRILL
Always use the most appropriate size of
burner for the pan you wish to use. Use
pans with a flat base of minimum 100mm/4
ins diameter, and maximum 200mm/8 ins
diameter, which are stable in use. Avoid old
or misshapen pans as these may cause
instability.
• Caution: When the grill is being used,
accessible parts may be hot; young
children should be kept away.
• Never cover the grill pan or grid with
cooking foil, or allow fat to build up in the
grill pan as this creates a fire hazard.
3. With the trivet removed the food is placed
directly on the base of the grill pan, eg
when cooking dishes such as whole fish.
Important: Any spillage of liquid should be
cleaned away immediately to reduce the risk
of fluid entering the appliance.
• Keep all flammable material away from the
appliance.
Always preheat the grill for 3 minutes for
best results.
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• Note: The door must be open when the
grill is used.
1. The high trivet position is suitable for
toasting bread.
2. The low trivet position is suitable for
grilling all types of meat.
Equipment Details
• Keep all flammable material away from
the appliance.
To light the oven
1. Open the oven door and turn the control
knob anticlockwise to the required gas
mark. Push in and hold in the control
knob, and either press the ignition button
(if fitted) or use a hand held spark ignitor
or gas lighter.
2. Once the burner has lit, close the oven
door and hold the knob in for 15-20
seconds.
3. If the flame goes out, the flame sensing
device cuts off the gas supply to the
burner. To light the oven again, wait for
3 minutes then repeat the above
procedure.
When you have finished grilling, check the
control knob is in the off position
THE OVEN
Caution: When you are cooking, keep
children away from the vicinity of the
oven.
• Important: A safety device stops the
ignition being used when the oven door is
closed.
• Do no use foil on the oven shelves as this
creates a fire hazard, and can hinder
circulation of heat.
To turn off - Push in the control knob and
turn clockwise.
Preheating
The oven must be preheated for 10 minutes
when reheating frozen or chilled food, and
we recommend preheating for all yeast
mixtures, batters, soufflés and whisked
sponges.
Using the oven
The shelf positions in the oven can be
altered. If you prefer darker cooked results,
cook on a higher shelf. For paler results use
a lower shelf.
The cake tray and roasting tin that are
supplied with this appliance are the largest
which can be used for good results and even
baking. Extra shelves, tins or trays can be
ordered from your supplier.
Place food items on the tray and position the
tray on the centre of the shelf, leaving one
clear shelf position between shelves to allow
for circulation of air.
CLEANING
Caution: Any cleaning agent used
incorrectly may damage the appliance.
Always let the appliance cool before
cleaning.
Some cooking operations generate a
considerable amount of grease. This
combined with spillage can become a hazard
if allowed to accumulate on the appliance
through lack of cleaning. In extreme cases
this may amount to misuse of the appliance
and could invalidate your guarantee.
Do not use caustic pastes, abrasive cleaning
powders, coarse wire wool or any hard
implements as they will damage the
surfaces.
All parts of the appliance can be safely
cleaned with a cloth wrung out in hot soapy
water.
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Burner caps and heads
Important: Allow burners to cool before
cleaning.
Caution: Hotplate burners can be damaged
by soaking, automatic dishwashers (or
dishwater powders/liquids), caustic pastes,
hard implements, coarse wire wool and
abrasive cleaning pastes.
For the burners to work safely, the slots in
the burner head, where the flames burn,
need to be kept clear of deposit. Clean with
a nylon brush, rinse and dry thoroughly.
Clean with a mild cream cleaner eg Cif, or
use a moist soapy Brillo pad.
Note: Fixed burners (if fitted): Some versions
incorporate fixed burners. These burners
are secured to the hob with 2 screws. Fixed
burners must be cleaned whilst in position.
Make sure that the gap between the burner
and the hotplate does not become blocked
with grease.
Glass parts (if fitted)
DOOR PANELS, FACIA PANEL,
HOTPLATE LID
When replacing the glass panel, hold it level
and straight with the grooves in the door
trims before sliding back in.
Painted, plastic and gold coloured parts
DOOR FRAME & HANDLES, CONTROL
KNOBS
Only use a clean cloth wrung out in hot
soapy water.
Vitreous enamel parts
GRILL PAN, HEATGUARD, OVEN/GRILL
COMPARTMENT(S), HOB SPILLAGE WELL,
PAN SUPPORTS
Use a mild cream cleaner. Look for one that
has the Vitreous Enamel Council's
recommendation seal, eg Cif.
Chrome plated parts (Fig 1)
GRILL GRID, SHELVES, SHELF RUNNERS
Do no use abrasives or polishes. Use a
moist soap pad, eg Brillo. Shelf runners can
be removed for cleaning. Grasp the runners
and slide out of the hanging holes as shown
in fig 1.
Do not use abrasive cleaners or polishes.
Use a mild cream cleaner, eg Cif. Rinse
thoroughly and dry with a soft cloth.
The inner door glass panel can be removed
for cleaning. Open the door wide, hold the
bottom and top edges and slide out.
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Fig. 1 Chrome
Plated Parts
Stainless steel surfaces
(stainless steel models only)
Only use a clean cloth wrung out in hot
soapy water, and dry with a soft cloth. Do
not use undiluted bleach or any products
containing chlorides as they can
permanently damage the steel.
Some foods are corrosive, eg vinegar, fruit
juices and salt, and they can mark or
damage stainless steel if they are left on the
surface for any length of time. Wipe any
spillage immediately.
Sharp objects can mark the surface of
stainless steel but will become less
noticeable with time.
Electric hotplates
Important: Ensure that elements are
switched off and cool before cleaning
For normal cleaning use a clean damp cloth.
For heavy cleaning, use a clean damp cloth
or scouring pad with a cream cleaner.
Follow the circular grooved pattern on the
hotplate. Rinse off any cleansing agent
thoroughly, then switch on to a low-medium
setting for few minutes to dry. When
cleaning take care to avoid the red dot on
the high speed hotplate (if fitted).
Equipment Details
DOMETIC EXTRACTOR FAN
The fan filter
The fan filter that absorbs grease in cooking
fumes requires cleaning now and then.
Exactly how often will of course depend on
how much the cooker is used and for how
long the fan is in operation. Do not wait until
the suction power of the fan begins to
decrease noticeably.
Cleaning can easily be carried out with hot
water to which some synthetic detergent has
been added.
To remove filter hold tab on right hand side of
filter and push to left whilst pulling down. To
refit put left hand end into recess then push
up to engage lugs in slots in body.
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Equipment Details
SHARP R247 MICROWAVE OVEN
Please refer to the appliance manufacturers
handbook regarding: - OPERATION,
COOKING ADVICE, AFTERCARE and
GUARANTEE
WARNING: THE DOOR, OUTER CABINET,
OVEN CAVITY, TURNTABLE AND DISHES
WILL BECOME VERY HOT DURING
OPERATION. TO PREVENT BURNS,
ALWAYS USE THICK OVEN GLOVES.
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
• Do not allow water to come into contact
with the power supply cord or plug.
• Insert the plug properly into the socket.
• Do not connect other appliances to the
same socket using an adaptor plug.
1. Oven lamp
2. Control panel
3. Door opening button
4. Waveguide cover (DO NOT REMOVE)
5. Oven cavity
6. Coupling
7. Door latches
8. Door hinges
9. Door seals and sealing surfaces
10. Power cord
11. Ventilation openings
12. Outer cabinet
13. Turntable
14. Roller stay
• If the power supply cord is damaged, it
must be replaced by a Sharp approved
service facility or a similarly qualified
person to avoid a hazard.
• When removing the plug from the socket
always grip the plug, never the cord as
this may damage the power supply cord
and the connections inside the plug.
• If the plug fitted to your oven is a
rewireable type and in the event of the
socket outlet not being compatible with
the plug supplied, remove the plug
properly (do not cut off).
• If the plug fitted to your oven is a
non- rewireable type and in the event of
the socket outlet not being compatible
with the plug supplied, cut-off the mains
plug.
• Refit with a suitable type, observing the
wiring code given in `To replace the mains
plug' on page 34 of the SHARP user
instructions.
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Equipment Details
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND KEEP
FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
OVEN USE:
• THE OVEN IS FOR DOMESTIC FOOD
USE ONLY.
• NEVER MOVE THE OVEN WHILE IT IS
OPERATING.
• NEVER PLACE ANY OBJECT SUCH AS A
TEA TOWEL, ORNAMENT, RECIPE BOOK
ETC IN ANY OF THE AIR GAPS
BETWEEN THE MICROWAVE AND THE
INSIDE FACE OF THE MICROWAVE
• NEVER OPERATE THE OVEN WHEN
EMPTY.
• DO NOT LEAVE OR STORE ANYTHING
INSIDE THE OVEN WHEN NOT IN USE.
• NEVER ATTEMPT TO USE THE OVEN
WITH THE DOOR OPEN. IT IS
IMPORTANT NOT TO FORCE OR
TAMPER WITH THE DOOR SAFETY
LATCHES.
• IF WATER OR FOOD DROPS INSIDE THE
AIR VENT OPENINGS SWITCH OFF THE
OVEN IMMEDIATELY, UNPLUG IT AND
CALL A SHARP APPROVED SERVICE
FACILITY. (SEE PAGE 34 OF THE
USER INSTRUCTIONS).
PACEMAKER: IF YOU HAVE A HEART
PACEMAKER, CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
OR THE PACEMAKER MANUFACTURER
PRIOR TO OVEN USE.
MICROWAVE OVEN If factory fitted the specification is:
Make
SHARP
Model
R247
Power supply
Microwave
• NEVER OPERATE THE OVEN WITH ANY
OBJECT CAUGHT IN THE DOOR.
• DO NOT INSERT FINGERS OR OBJECTS
IN THE HOLES OF THE DOOR LATCHES
OR AIR-VENT OPENINGS AS THIS MAY
DAMAGE THE OVEN AND CAUSE AN
ELECTRIC SHOCK.
CABINET. CLEAR AIR GAPS AT THE TOP,
BOTTOM AND BOTH ENDS ARE ESSENTIAL
TO THE EFFICIENT OPERATION OF THE
MICROWAVE.
SINGLE PHASE 230-240V, 50Hz,
Power Consumption
1.21kW
Input power
5.2A
Output Power
800W (IEC 60705)
Frequency
2450 MHz
Outside dimensions
460(W) x 275(H) x 360(D)mm
Cavity dimensions
322 (W) x 187(H) x 336 (D)mm*
Oven capacity
20 litre*
Cooking uniformity
Turntable diameter 272mm
Weight
Approx 12kg
* Internal capacity is calculated by measuring maximum width, depth and height.
Actual capacity for holding food is less.
If fitting a Microwave DIY we recommend you purchase the above specification.
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ADVISORY NOTE FOR USERS OF A
MICROWAVE OVEN
Microwave Ovens were originally introduced
to re-heat pre-cooked pies etc. Over the
years people started using them for reheating ready made meals and now for they
are used for cooking small amounts of food.
Most small microwaves, and some large
microwaves, cease to cook the food when
the microwave starts to overheat. This often
occurs when batches of food are cooked
consecutively.
Overheating is caused by a number of
factors: -
The heat generated within the Microwave.
-
The Heat generated by an adjacent Oven,
Hob of Fridge/Freezer, Radiator etc.
-
The Heat generated in the environment
due to the heating system and/or lack of
ventilation etc.
-
The mounting of the microwave in a
housing.
It has been proven in independent tests that
even when placed on a worktop in an open
household kitchen environment a microwave
will switch off, or the Magnetron will reduce
its output, when the microwave starts to
overheat.
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This fact is exacerbated in a Caravan or
Motorhome as space is at a premium. The
microwave has to be placed in a cabinet to
maximize the space available for all the
family activities that take place in the
modern Caravan and Motorhome. The
housing also secures the microwave whilst
travelling.
Frequently the above results in the
Microwave being mounted above an Oven/
Hob or a Fridge/Freezer.
When the Sharp Microwave starts to
overheat, the magnetron automatically
reduces its output but the Microwave still
looks the same. The Light will stay on, the
turntable will continue to rotate, the cooling
fan will still operate and the timer will
continue.
The above means that times quoted in
recipes should be used for guidance only.
It is essential, when cooking with any
microwave, that the food is examined to
ensure that it is fully cooked before eating.
Equipment Details
THETFORD CASSETTE
C-200 CW (Manual)
and C-200 CWE (Electric)
FEATURES
1. Removable seat and cover.
2. Rotatable bowl.
3. Valve blade handle: opens and closes
valve blade.
4. Flush-handle activates the flush by lifting
and pushing down the handle.
4a C-200 CWE. Flush button: activates
flush.
5. Power-supply for the waste-level
indicator: two batteries, type: Penlite 1,5V
AA alkaline.
6. Waste-level indicator: indicates when
holding tank requires emptying.
7. Rotating pour out spout: makes emptying
holding tank easy and convenient.
8. Upper carrying handle
9. Automatic holding tank vent: vents the
holding tank when the tank is inserted in
the toilet. This prevents under- or
overpressure in the holding tank.
10. Valve blade opener.
11. Sliding cover: closes automatically when
holding tank is taken out. Guarantees
optimal hygiene.
12. Valve-blade
13. Vent button: vents the holding tank to
avoid splashing while emptying.
14. Hand grip
15. Access door
16. Waterfill door
04a
16
06
04
C-200 CW only
C-200 CW
only
C-200 CWE only
05
01
02
15
08 07 09 14 12
03
13
11
14
10
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CASSETTE C-200 CW AND C-200 CWE
The toilet section of the C-200 includes a
rotatable bowl, removable seat and cover, a
console with a flush handle/flush buttons, a
built in flush-watertank and a waste level
warning indicator. The valve blade handle is
located underneath the bowl.
PREPARING FOR USE
1. Open access door pull retaining clip
upwards (fig. 1).
2. Remove holding tank by pulling straight
out. When holding tank hits the stop, tilt
front end downwards slightly and remove
(fig. 2).
3. Position tank vertically and swivel pour
out spout upwards (fig. 3).
4. Remove the cap of the pour out spout.
Add required quantity of toilet fluid
through pour-out spout then add approx.
2 litres of water through the spout to
cover holding tank bottom. Replace cap
and return pour out spout to its original
stored position (fig. 4).
Note: Warmer weather or longer
intervals between emptying the waste
tank may require additional toilet fluid.
Use only Thetford toilet fluid to achieve
the best results.
Caution: Never add toilet fluid directly
into toilet bowl.
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5. Slide the holding tank into position
through access door (fig. 5).
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2
3
4
5
6
9
9a
6. Make sure the holding tank is secured by
the retaining clip. (fig. 6).
7. Open the waterfill door and add 50 ml of
Aqua Rinse. Aqua Rinse results in a
better flush and improves the hygiene of
the toilet. Then fill the watertank with
fresh water using a jerrycan or a hose.
Tank capacity is 7 litres (fig. 7).
OPERATION
8. Turn the bowl in the most comfortable
position (fig. 8).
9. C-200 CW only: Before using the toilet it
is recommended to flush some water
into the bowl by lifting and pressing down
the flush handle (fig. 9).
9a.C-200 CWE only: Before using the toilet
it is recommended to flush some water
into the bowl by pressing and releasing
the flush button (fig. 9a).
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Equipment Details
10. The toilet may be used with the blade
open or closed. Pull valve handle
towards you to open (fig. 10).
holding tank. The holding tank can only
be removed when the valve blade is
closed (fig. 12).
11. C-200 CW only: After use, open valve
blade (if still closed) and flush, lift the
flush handle and press it down (fig. 11).
After flushing, close the blade by turning
the blade handle.
13. Carry the holding tank to a normal
household type toilet or other authorised
disposal point. Place the holding tank in
vertical position and rotate pour out
spout upwards (fig. 13).
11a. C-200 CWE only: After use, open valve
blade (if still closed) and flush, press the
flush button (fig. 11a). After flushing,
close the blade by turning the blade
handle.
14. Remove the spout cap. Grasp unit by
upper carrying handle nearest to pour
out spout. Place other hand on upper
rear hand grip so that vent button can
be depressed with the thumb while
emptying. This ensures a smooth
outflow of the tank contents. (fig. 14).
The waste holding tank is located underneath
the toilet and is removed for emptying from
the outside of the vehicle through an access
door. A rotating pour out spout, automatic
holding tank vent, air release valve, valve
blade, carrying handles and hand grip are
incorporated in the waste holding tank. A
sliding cover guarantees optimal hygiene.
EMPTYING THE HOLDING TANK
The holding tank capacity is approx. 17 litres
and the tank should be emptied when the
waste-level indicator lights up. The wastelevel indicator lights up when the holding
tank contains more than 15 litres of waste.
Note: Only depress the vent button
when pour out spout is pointed
downwards.
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11
11a
12
13
14
15
Rinse the holding tank with clean water.
For preparing for use again, see steps 1
to 7.
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
The lipseal and the seal of the automatic vent
are made of rubber and therefore these parts
need regular maintenance (depending on
frequency of use, once or twice a month).
CAUTION: Do not allow the holding tank to
become overfilled. See trouble shooting
section for emergency emptying
procedure.
12. Open access door and remove the
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Lipseal: Remove the sliding cover. Open the
valve-blade by turning the blade-opener
knob anticlockwise. Clean the seal with
water. Dry the seal and grease with silicone
spray/oil or vegetable oil.
Seal of automatic vent: Turn the automatic
vent 60° anticlockwise and remove gently.
Clean the seal with water. Dry the seal and
grease with silicone spray/oil or vegetable
oil.
To clean the holding tank, empty the tank,
and rinse with clean water. Use a mild soap
to clean toilet bowl, seat and cover, as well
as exterior of toilet unit and holding tank.
NOTE: Do not use strong household
detergents or cleaners that contain chlorine,
solvents or acid contents.
WINTERING/STORAGE
The Thetford Cassette C-200 CW/CWE is
easily winterised for storage.
Empty remaining fresh water into the bowl
by activating the flush handle up and down
(C-200 CW) or by pressing the flush button
(C-200 CWE).
Once pump has been cleared and water flow
has stopped completely, release into waste
tank. Remove waste tank and empty
contents in normal way.
To evacuate any remaining water from the
fresh water tank. place a container
underneath the drainplug and remove
drainplug.
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When procedure has been completed
replace drainplug and waste holding tank
(fig. 15). Clean the seals and grease them
after drying (see cleaning and maintenance).
Leave the blade of the holding tank open. Do
not replace cap on the pour out spout, to
ventilate the holding tank. (Also grease the
seal of the pour out spout cap.)
COLD WEATHER USE
The toilet can be used in cold weather
conditions provided that the toilet is in
heated surroundings. If this is not the case,
you can use a nontoxic antifreeze (propylene
glycol) or an antifreeze such as those used in
car radiators. Add the antifreeze to the water
in the tank. Add the quantity specified in the
instructions, paying due regard to the safety
instructions.
HIGH ALTITUDE AND WARM
WEATHER USE
Pressure may build up in the holding tank if
the tank is not inserted while driving at high
altitudes or in warm weather conditions. The
automatic holding tank vent will vent the
tank when there is over- or under-pressure.
High temperatures may require additional
Thetford toilet fluid.
THETFORD WARRANTY
1. The Thetford Cassette is warranted for
one year from the date of purchase,
please fill in and return the warranty card.
2. The warranty covers replacement of
defective or flawed parts and the
inadequate performance of the toilet.
3. In case of a defect apply to an original
dealer or Thetford Service Centre with
proof of purchase.
4. Defects, which in our judgement occurred
from misuse, negligence or accident, are
not covered by the warranty. In addition,
the warranty does not apply if the
product is installed or handled improperly
or if other than the prescribed toilet fluids
have been used or if the product has
been altered in any way or has been
repaired by unqualified persons, or if the
serial number and/or date has been
altered or removed.
5. Should the original buyer wish to return to
us parts believed to be defective, the
parts should be sent prepaid. If we find
the parts defective and covered by
warranty, they will be repaired and
returned. If warranty does not apply or
has expired, a nominal charge will be
made. Any transport costs are for the
account of the owner.
6. Before returning product or parts they
should be properly cleaned, in order to
carry out inspection and repair.
7. No other warranty is given and no
personal representative is authorised to
make any warranty other than that is
contained herein.
Equipment Details
• ONLY OPERATE BY HOLDING THE
FINGERGRIP(S) - pulling on one side will
cause uneven running and snagging.
• DO NOT ALLOW THE BLIND OR
FLYSCREEN TO RE-COIL WITHOUT
CONTROL.
• It is not recommended that blinds and/or
flyscreens are left in the down position for
long periods, or when travelling, as this
can result in fatigue of the spring.
• Clean the cassette, side track and fabrics
with mild detergent and water.
• Lubrication of mechanism or spring is not
required or recommended.
WINDOWS
To open, turn knobs anti-clockwise and open
catches. Swivel the window pane open to
the desired position and close knobs
clockwise to lock in the open position.
To close, reverse the operation.
All opening windows have two catch
positions. The first position is for ventilation
the second seals the window from ventilation
and rain.
KOMFORTROLLO BLINDS
(SEITZ)
Blinds and Flyscreens
Flyscreen and blinds operate in the same
manner. The flyscreen can only be ‘fully up’
or ‘fully’ down, but the blind also has an
intermediate position.
To operate, pull down by holding the
fingergrip(s), gently ease towards the window
to locate the catches. To retract, pull down
easing away from the window to release the
catches and guide to the required position.
For more detailed information, see
manufacturer’s instructions.
Cassette Blind and Flyscreen
Always hold the end rod in the middle. When
closing blinds, slide the end rod of the
flyscreen blind on to the end rod of the sun
blind and engage. To open the blind push
the end rods towards the darkening blind to
the edge and disengage the end rods. Now
move the end rod of the flyscreen back by
hand - do not let it recoil.
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Equipment Details
Tensioning SEITZ blinds and Flyscreens
SEITZ KOMFORTROLLO window
blinds/flyscreens are pre-tensioned, it may
also be necessary in the future to adjust the
tension of these. Remove the left hand top
corner cap. Adjust the lower screw for the
blind and the higher screw for the flyscreen.
Care should be taken not to over tighten the
springs.
The spring in the SEITZ CASSETTE window
blinds/flyscreens are pre-tensioned. However,
it may be necessary in the future to adjust
the tension. The tensioning screw is
positioned on the right hand top corner of
the cassette. Firstly remove the plug then
adjust by rotating the screw clockwise. Then
replace plug.
The blinds should rewind without stopping or
moving in a sluggish manner.
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Equipment Details
ROOF LIGHTS
Midi Heki Roof-light
When opening the roof lights, care must be
taken to release the locking mechanism as
the unit is raised.
With operating bar
Electric version
Roof lights must be fully closed when driving.
Roof lights provide essential fixed levels of
ventilation.
Mini Heki Rooflight
To open depress button and push bar
upwards. The rooflight has two open
ventilation positions and a fully open
position.
The blind and flynet operate independently of
each other and are engaged by connecting to
each other and sliding.
To open, depress button and push bar to
required position. The rooflight has two open
ventilation positions and a fully open
position.
To open, push button until desired position Is
reached or the electric motor switches off.
To close, reverse the operation and then
check if locked into position.
Blind and Flyscreen
To close, reverse the operation and then
check if locked into position.
With crank
To open, rotate the crank until a resistance is
noticeable during the operation.
To close, reverse the operation and then
check if locked into position.
The blind and flyscreen operate
Independently of each other and are
engaged by connecting to each other and
sliding.
Safety precautions:
1. Repairs should be carried out only by
trained personnel.
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Equipment Details
2. Inform an approved dealer in case of
defects and malfunctions.
-
Use talcum powder (4 times yearly) to
care for the rubber seals
Black Switch = Speed Control
3. Before starting off, check the rooflight for
damage in the acrylic dome (tension
cracks) and the winding mechanism
which could arise owing to, for example,
branches and other natural causes.
-
Clean the blinds only with water and mild
soap suds
Omnivents give no fixed ventilation when set
on induction.
-
The guarantee becomes null and void if
these instructions are not followed.
SEAT SWIVEL
4. Do not step in the acrylic dome.
5. Close the roof light before starting off
(check whether it is locked).
1, 2 and 3
(Driver/Passenger)
THE OMNIVENT (12V)
ROOFLIGHT
6. Do not leave the vehicle with the rooflight
open (danger of burglary or from rain).
7. Do not open in strong wind or rain.
8. Before opening, remove snow, ice, dirt,
etc. from the acrylic dome.
9. Malfunctions are to be repaired by an
approved dealer at once.
Front Swivel Seat
10. Do not use caustic detergents (danger of
tension cracks in the acrylic dome).
11. Do not operate whilst the vehicle
is moving.
Care instructions:
-
Please clean the acrylic panes with the
Seitz Acrylic Cleaner.
-
Stains and light scratches on the acrylic
pane can be removed by using the Seitz
Acrylic Polish and the Seitz special
polishing cloth.
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To turn the swivel, slide the BLACK lever
rearwards and adjust to the required angle.
Before driving off ensure the locking
mechanism is fully secure.
Omnivent Rooflight
The Omnivent is a double glazed rooflight
constructed from a synthetic ultra-violet
screened material. Its side operating
mechanism allows a completely free central
opening with built-in fixed ventilation when
closed.
Red Switch = Mode of Operation
Induction (IN)
Expel (OUT)
IN
OFF
OUT
Equipment Details
SIDE LOCKERS
Layouts with an over-cab bed (luton bed),
access may be restricted when the lower
bed (model specific) is fully extended at
night time.
FURNITURE DOORS
During normal travelling, vehicle vibration
and flexing may cause some of the furniture
doors to become out of alignment. For your
convenience many hinges are adjustable.
Side Locker
Some models are provided with exterior
access locker doors. These are suitable for
storing external equipment.
BUNK AND LUTON BED SAFETY
Where the sleeping surface is over one metre
above floor level the following notices apply.
WARNING: Always ensure safety boards
are located before entering the bunk.
WARNING: Use upper bunks for sleeping
only, with the provided protection against
fall out in position.
WARNING: Care shall be taken against
the risk of fall out when the upper bunks
are being used by children, especially
under 6 years of age, these bunks are
not suitable for use by infants without
supervision.
ASH FRAMED DOORS
In order to provide customers with the latest
designs of door furniture it is possible, due
to the use of natural wood, that warping may
occur. This should not detract from the
correct functioning of items fitted in the
vehicle.
Freestanding table mechanism
TABLES
Note: The free standing table legs have a
positive locking mechanism. Care must be
taken to ensure that, when folded, the leg
which is closed first locks into the second
position.
When engaging legs in down position the
mechanism must be positively locked down.
CAUTION!
When erecting the free standing table,
be careful to avoid trapping fingers.
To lock the table, raise the table 45°,
push clip to rail and lower table.
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Equipment Details
Table Storage
Tables stored in the table storage
compartment must be securely clipped into
place whilst in transit.
To avoid damage care must be taken when
removing tables from their stored position.
CARE OF LAMINATE TOPS,
TABLES, FURNITURE AND
DOORS
DO NOT use abrasives, chemically treated
cloths or aggressive detergents as these
may cause damage.
DO NOT place hot objects on laminated
surfaces i.e. tops, tables. Any temperatures
70°C and over will cause permanent
damage.
Clean worktop surfaces, furniture and door
fascias with a soft, slightly damp cloth, dry
off with a soft cloth.
SHOWER
When using the shower, always ensure that
the shower door is fully closed thus avoiding
water spray on unprotected areas.
12V READING LAMP
- Slide out the footboard.
NEVER make directional adjustment in
the direction of flammable materials i.e.
curtains, nets or blinds.
- Working current: 5 A
- Reinstall the front plate.
CURRENT DRAWN
- Blocking current, when fully extended or
retracted: 14 A
OMNISTEP SLIDE-OUT STEP
OPERATION
Press the “step out” key to bring the step
out until it reaches the end of its run or
comes up against an obstacle. The step
does not come out if the the engine is
running. Press the “step in” key to take the
step back until it reaches the end of its run
or comes up against an obstacle. The step
goes back in automatically when the engine
is running. In this situation the buzzer sounds
until the step is fully closed.
Fig. 1 Front Plate
MAINTENANCE
Dirt and frost can prevent the step from
operating properly. In this case the rails and
moving parts should be cleaned or
defrosted.
IN CASE OF ELECTRIC BREAK DOWN
If the step does not retract by the motor
- Remove the front plate of the step. (Fig. 1)
- Remove the connection between the
footboard and the arms (with screwdriver
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and wrench S10). (Fig. 2)
WARNING: 12v reading/spotlamps
generate high temperatures when in use,
the body, lens/bulb may become very
hot.
Fig. 2 Connection
Equipment Details
OMNISTEP DOUBLE STEP
OPERATION
Press the “step out” key to bring the step
out until it reaches the end of its run or
comes up against an obstacle. The step
does not come out if the the engine is
running. Press the “step in” key to take the
step back until it reaches the end of its run
or comes up against an obstacle. The step
goes back in automatically when the engine
is running. In this situation the buzzer sounds
until the step is fully closed.
Never mount the step if retracted or if
not fully extended
Fig. 3
Fig. 1
MAINTENANCE
Dirt and frost can prevent the step from
operating properly. In this case the moving
parts should be cleaned or defrosted. All
points of movement are layered in
maintenance-free bearings.
IN CASE OF ELECTRICAL BREAK DOWN
If the step does not retract by motor:
Fig. 2
- Loosen the square connection according to
fig. 2 (actions 1, 2 and 3), push the
footboard in (4) and tie it to the frame
(fig. 3).
CURRENT DRAWN
- 7 A. When fully extended or retracted: 19 A
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Equipment Details
FIAMMA F45i SIDE AWNING
• In order to avoid
unnecessary
strain on the
awning as well
as on the vehicle
side, we suggest
that the legs be
extended about
1m from the opening.
• Unscrew the leg
knob to slide the
leg out of its
seat.
• After unrolling
the awning
completely,
adjust the legs at
the chosen
height.
• To avoid that the awning is lifted up by an
unexpected gust of wind, it is necessary
to secure the legs to the ground with the
provided hooks. For greater safety, we
strongly advise you also use some storm
cords in the upper part of each support
leg or anchor the awning with the
Fiamma Tie-Down Kit strap.
• Grasp the leg
near its hingejoint and pull it
in a horizontal
direction.
• Lower the leg as
shown in the
figure.
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• If you want to fasten the support legs to
the vehicle, put the terminals into the wall
brackets. The brackets can be fixed only
in reinforced points.
CAUTION: - SWIFT RECOMMEND THAT
THE AWNING BE GROUND MOUNTED
ONLY.
SIDE MOUNTING BRACKETS ARE
SUPPLIED. BUT IN INCLEMENT
WEATHER CONDITIONS MAY CAUSE
DAMAGE TO THE MOTORHOME
BODYWORK
CAUTION: - THE AWNING IS A SUN
PROTECTION, PLEASE ROLL UP YOUR
AWNING IN CASE OF RAIN, WIND OR
SNOW.
ALTERNATIVELY LOWER ONE SIDE OF
YOUR AWNING, SO THAT WATER CAN
FLOW AWAY AND ASSEMBLE THE
TENSION RAFTER AS SHOWN IN THE
FIGURE (NOT INCLUDED FOR ALL
AWNING LENGTHS).
Equipment Details
• Make sure that the awning perfectly rolls
up: when it is, the red indicators on the
front profile ends are no longer visible. A
damaged fabric does not allow the awning
to perfectly roll up. Never use the awning
with a damaged canopy. Wash the canopy
with Fiamma BRILL.
NOTE: In case of problems refer to the user
manual or contact your dealer.
STATUS 530 DIRECTIONAL TV
AND FM RADIO ANTENNA
6. Secure by tightening the Mast Locking
Collar and Wall Bracket
(model dependant )
REMOVING THE ANTENNA
Firstly determine the approximate location of
the nearest transmitter and whether the
signals are horizontally or vertically polarised.
For assistance ask your site operator or
check antennas in the vicinity
A permanently fitted Status can be easily
removed leaving only the Mounting Foot and
rubber gaiter.
1. Loosen the Mast Locking Collar and Wall
Bracket and raise the antenna. Turn the
mast to direct the Antenna towards the
TV transmitter.
The RED spot on the bottom of the mast
indicates the front of the Antenna.
2. When receiving vertically polarised
signals, rotate the winder anti-clockwise
to cant the antenna through 90°.
DO NOT over tighten or use undue force
on the winder.
1. Unplug the antenna from the Power Pack.
2. Loosen the Mast Locking Collar and Wall
Bracket and lift off whilst feeding out the
cable.
3. Push the Blanking Cap supplied into
place.
IMPORTANT – The Blanking Cap is a
temporary seal and is not for long term use.
DO NOT cant for vertically polarised
signals with the TELESCOPICS
EXTENDED
3. Switch ON the Power Pack and the RED
LED will illuminate.
4. Check the gain control switch is set to
normal – NML.
5. Tune your television to the strongest
signal. You may need to adjust the
direction of the mast to achieve the best
quality picture.
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Equipment Details
DVD / AV OUTPUT SOCKET
the tuner for greater details of the operation
of this device.
When using the multimedia system, the
remote control for the TV tuner is used to
switch channels on a TV being supplied from
the DVD/AV output socket and the dropdown monitor.
DROP-DOWN CAB MONITOR
Dependant upon the specification of your
vehicle, a socket comprising three sockets
for phono plugs may be located in the
primary television position. The socket
provides video and left and right audio
channel output to connect to a television
(please refer to the instructions supplied with
your television for details). A suitable cable
(not supplied) will be required to connect
between the socket and television.
In order to use the socket, a suitable DVD
player and or TV tuner must be fitted to the
vehicle. This is combined with other
equipment and connections as part of a
multimedia package.
TV TUNER
The TV tuner, when fitted, operates using
signals received by the Status TV aerial.
Please refer to the instructions supplied with
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This monitor can be used to view images
from a reverse camera if fitted, and if a
multimedia system is fitted, the monitor can
be used to view images from a DVD player
or TV aerial. Images from a DVD player or TV
aerial cannot be viewed while the vehicle is
in motion / engine is running.
Please refer to the instructions supplied with
the drop-down monitor for greater details of
its functions. The monitor will default to the
correct channel to view signals from the DVD
player or TV aerial.
REVERSE CAMERA OPERATION
The reverse camera supplies a video signal
to the drop-down monitor when reverse gear
is selected with the engine running. The
drop-down monitor will switch on and
change to the correct channel automatically.
REVERSING CAMERA / MONITOR IS
SUPPLIED AS A SECONDARY AID TO
ASSIST THE DRIVER WHEN
REVERSING.
IT IS ILLEGAL FOR THE MONITOR TO
BE USED WHILST TRAVELLING IN THE
FORWARD POSITION.
SWITCHING BOX
A switching box is used to select
automatically which video signals are
displayed on the drop-down cab monitor,
and which video and audio signals are
supplied to the DVD/AV output socket.
The unit will default to signals from the TV
aerial / TV tuner. In this default state, audio
signals will be supplied to the head unit
fitted in the dashboard, allowing sound
related to the images viewed on the dropdown monitor, to be heard through the
dashboard and roof mounted speakers.
If a DVD is played on the dashboard
mounted head unit, images and sound from
this player Will be given priority over signals
from the TV aerial / TV tuner.
DVD/CD/MP3 or
CD/MP3 PLAYER
Please refer to the separate instructions
supplied with the head unit for details of its
operation.
SATELLITE NAVIGATION
Please refer to the separate instructions
supplied with this device for details of its
operation
Modifications - DIY ............................................................... 122
Motorhome Exterior ............................................................. 122
Motorhome Interior .............................................................. 124
Winterisation/Storage .......................................................... 125
MOTORHOME
CARE
Chassis and Rear Axle ......................................................... 127
AL-KO Exhaust System ....................................................... 127
Caring for the Environment ................................................. 127
Motorhome Care
MODIFICATIONS - DIY WORK
Cleaning
Owners need to be aware that carrying out
DIY modifications to your caravan or
motorhome may in certain instances,
invalidate the warranty cover and could also
affect the safety and structure of the vehicle.
For both aluminium panels and plastic
panels.
WD40 IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR
EXTERNAL OR INTERNAL USE
WD40 attacks paintwork and sealants. If a
lubricant is required for Interior hinges,
Sliding door tracks, Bottle box hinges,
Exterior door hinges, Plastic tracking etc. We
recommend “Ambersil 40+” this is readily
available from most DIY/Automotive retailers
including Halford’s
Before carrying out any DIY work within the
warranty period, please check with your
nearest Swift Group dealer or contact
Supercare customer services on
01482 875740 for advice.
EXTERIOR
Aluminium Panels
The stove enamelled paintwork is very
durable and easy to clean owing to the high
gloss properties.
Plastic Panels (GRP/ABS)
These are used for front and rear panels and,
in some cases for the roof.
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1. Wash the vehicle regularly with mild
detergent. Rinse with cold water and
leather off.
2. For better protection a similar coloured
good quality car wax may be applied.
When cleaning Sikaflex sealed areas, use
Domestos/water.
WARNING: Under no circumstances use
any abrasive cleaning agents or solvents
on the exterior panels.
Care should be taken as the silicon in
some polishes can attack the rubber used
on the exterior for seals and gaskets.
Mouldings
Some mouldings are of anodised aluminium
and will retain their lustre for a long period if
no abrasive materials are used to clean
them.
Acrylic Windows
Wash windows carefully, as you would with
the paintwork of your car, do not scrub
windows prior to removing surface dirt and
film with a hose pipe - trapped dirt could
cause scratching.
Wash with a solution of warm soapy water,
windows can then be dried off with a leather.
Small scratches can be removed, consult
your dealer.
Catches and stays do not require any special
attention or lubrication.
CONDENSATION
What is condensation?
Condensation is the change of water from its
gaseous form (water vapour) into liquid
water. Condensation generally occurs in the
atmosphere when warm air rises, cools and
looses its capacity to hold water vapour. As
a result, excess water vapour condenses to
form droplets.
Why condensation occurs
Condensation occurs when warm moist air
meets a cold surface. The risk of
condensation therefore depends upon how
moist the air is and how cold the surfaces of
the vehicle are. Both of these depend to
some extent on how the vehicle is used. In a
Caravan or Motorhome with a cold outside
wall, if the temperature of the wall falls below
the dew point temperature, it is quite normal
for condensation to occur predominantly on
the external walls.
Motorhome Care
When condensation occurs
Condensation occurs usually in winter,
because the Caravan or Motorhome is cold
and because skylights, windows and doors
are opened less and therefore the moist air
cannot escape.
How condensation occurs
Condensation occurs often for short periods
in bathroom and kitchen areas because of
the steamy atmosphere, and quite frequently
for long periods in unheated areas; it also
occurs in cupboards or corners of rooms
where ventilation and movement of air is
restricted.
What is important
element of the space heater, open the
skylights or windows slightly, but keep the
door closed as much as possible.
c) After showering, keep the bathroom
window or skylights open, and shut the
bathroom door long enough to dry off the
room.
d) In all other areas provide some ventilation.
Fixed ventilation is provided in
accordance with BS EN 721: 1998 this is
through skylights and ‘heki roof lights’ in
the roofs and from ventilators through the
floor under cookers, motorhome step well,
doors and in bed boxes it is important not
to block these.
- To use the heating reasonably.
Too much ventilation in cold weather is
uncomfortable and wastes heat. All that is
needed is a very slightly opened window or
skylights. Opening a skylight or ‘Heki;
rooflights partially or windows opened to
about 1cm opening will usually be sufficient.
How can you prevent condensation
Provide reasonable heating
Provide ventilation so that moist air
can escape.
a) Do not use of portable paraffin or flueless
gas heaters at all.
a) Good ventilation of kitchens when
washing, cooking or drying damp clothes
is essential. Use the electric element of
the space heater will help, when washing,
cooking, or drying damp clothes, and
particularly when the windows show signs
of misting up.
b) If drying damp clothes or towels, open a
window enough to ventilate the area and
turn on the electric element of the space
heater but do not hang items over the
heater.
Two things are particularly important:
- To provide ventilation so that moist air
can escape.
b) If there is no mains electric supply and
therefore you cannot use the electrical
c) Try to make sure that all areas are at least
partially heated. Condensation most often
occurs in unheated areas.
d) To prevent condensation, the heat has to
keep room surfaces reasonably warm. It
can take a long time for a cold caravan or
Motorhome to warm up, so it is better to
have a small amount of heat for a long
period than a lot of heat for a short time.
e) Caravans and Motorhomes are left
unoccupied and unheated and can get
very cold. Whenever possible, it is best to
put the heating on at a low level before
setting off on a journey in the winter to pre
heat the vehicle.
f) In houses, the rooms above a heated room
benefit to some extent from heat rising
through the floor. In Caravans and
Motorhomes this does not happen.
Caravans and Motorhomes use only carefully
selected insulation materials but unlike most
rooms at home they have all outside walls,
so they lose heat through all walls as well as
the roof and floor.
Even in a well insulated Caravan or
motorhome with reasonable ventilation it is
likely during cold weather if the temperature
is less than 10°C that condensation will
occur. Ideally the temperature should be
kept about 20°C although this is not always
possible.
Mould growth
Any sign of mould growth is an indication of
the presence of moisture and if caused by
condensation gives warning that heating or
ventilation, may require improving.
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Motorhome Care
New vehicles
Side Walls, Roof Lining
New Caravans and Motorhomes often take a
long time before they are fully ‘dried out’
because of moisture in the materials used in
the manufacture. While this is happening
they need extra heat and ventilation. At least
during the first winter trips and may require
more heat than they will need in subsequent
winters journeys. Allowance should be made
for this.
A simple wipe over with a damp cloth and a
very mild detergent is all that is needed.
WARNING: Do not wash your Caravan or
Motorhome with a high pressure washer
as these can permanently damage the
seals of your vehicle.
Changing Exterior Bulbs
ALWAYS REPLACE LIKE FOR LIKE
For individual replacement bulb
specification, refer to your Specification
Handbook.
Generally road lighting bulbs can be easily
replaced by unscrewing and removing the
lens from the exterior of the caravan or
motorhome.
INTERIOR
Follow these guidelines to ensure your
investment is receiving the very best
attention.
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Soft Furnishings
Should be vacuumed occasionally to remove
grit and sand and help to keep its smart
appearance and ensure long life. The
upholstery can be cleaned with a mild,
reputable upholstery cleaner. It is
recommended that the curtains and pelmets
are specialist cleaned only. The foam used in
cushions are manufactured to meet fire
regulations. It requires time to return to its
normal position after prolonged use.
Work Surfaces
You should not stand very hot items on any
of the work surfaces.
Cupboard Catches
It is advisable to lightly oil all cupboard
catches, sliding bolts and hinges from time
to time.
Bathroom, Shower Room and Kitchen
Equipment
All the Thermoplastic parts in these areas
have easy clean surfaces. To ensure long life
and prevent damage you must not use any
cleaning materials at all and ensure water
temperatures do not exceed 70°C, (putting
cold water in first is suggested). After every
use, it is essential that you rinse with clean
water only and wipe with a soft damp cloth.
Failure to follow these simple instructions
may result in premature failure or cracking
which will not be covered by any guarantees
(including extended warranties).
Furniture
A simple wipe over with a damp cloth should
be all that is required. Polishing with a
proprietary brand of wax polish enhances
and maintains furniture in showroom
condition.
It must be remembered that because the
frames of some doors are made of ash,
which is a natural product, they can be
affected by temperature and humidity and
may bow under certain conditions. As
conditions change they should revert to their
original positions.
Kitchen Drainer and Cutting Board
You should not stand hot items on to these
items. To wash use only warm soapy water,
do not use chemicals and bleach.
Changing Interior Bulbs
Remove the lens or lamp shade to access
the bulb.
ALWAYS REPLACE LIKE FOR LIKE
For individual replacement bulb
specification, refer to your Specification
Handbook.
Motorhome Care
WINTERISATION/STORAGE
Leave the refrigerator door open.
This is probably an opportune moment to
arrange for the Caravan or Motorhome to
have its annual service at your appointed
dealer.
Leave furniture doors and lockers open to
allow air to circulate fully.
The following applies whenever your
Caravan or Motorhome is stored particularly
during the winter months.
Do not park near trees or larch type fences,
due to possible wind damage.
Keep any grass around the floor of the
Caravan or Motorhome short, to maintain air
flow and stop any possible damp getting
into the Caravan or Motorhome.
It is advised that the Caravan or Motorhome
is ventilated regularly throughout the
winterisation /storage period, opening
windows, doors and rooflights when
possible.
General
All moving parts should be checked for free
operation.
Clean all cooking appliances and refrigerator.
Lubrication should be carried out at the
points illustrated in the general notes on
chassis maintenance.
Charge up the on-board battery every 2
months.
and blistering. If in doubt consult a reputable
tyre fitter.
Water System
Soft Furnishings
Remove chopping board from bowl.
Clean and dust the upholstery and if
possible remove before placing the Caravan
or Motorhome into winter storage.
Alternatively, stand the cushions on their
edges to allow circulation of air.
All taps should be opened. Single lever
mixer taps, including the shower mixer,
should have the lever moved to the central
position and lifted to the open position for
hot and cold.
This will reduce the possibility of dampness
from condensation.
Open system drains. If fitted remove red
drain plugs from under the floor of the
vehicle (fig 1) and place in drawer.
Alternatively if fitted, locate the drain valves
mounted above the floor (model specific)
and rotate the handle clockwise to the open
position.
Keep curtains or blinds closed, to minimise
fading of furniture.
If the blinds and/or flyscreens remain down
for a prolonged period of time, re-tensioning
of the springs will be necessary before
re-use.
Wheels and Tyres
Do not store in one position with partially
deflated tyres. The tyre walls will suffer and
do present a real danger of blow outs,
especially when travelling at faster speeds
than are allowed in the UK.
The wheels should be turned every couple of
weeks.
If you are removing the wheels, follow the
jacking procedure for changing a wheel.
Check your tyres regularly for signs of age
and deterioration, particularly wear, cracking
Drain water heater:
Open yellow handle on in line valve normally
adjacent to water heater. Valve is open when
handle is vertical.
Drain water tanks:
Fresh tank: remove the water dump plug
from inside the tank.
Waste tank: open in line valve adjacent to
the tank. Valve is open when handle is in line
with body of valve.
With valves and switches set as previously
described to run taps from the fresh water
tank, the pump can be run momentarily to
assist purging the water tank and pipes.
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Motorhome Care
Remove shower head. Let the shower hose
drain into the shower tray and then return to
holder.
The Caravan or Motorhome may be left in
this condition over winter or until ready to
use. It is recommended to leave the drain
stop plugs and taps in an open position
during storage. Before recomissioning the
system, reverse all above actions.
Before recomissioning the system, reverse all
above actions.
contents in normal way.
To evacuate any remaining water from
the fresh water tank, place a container
underneath the drainplug and remove
drainplug.
When procedure has been completed
replace drainplug and waste holding tank.
Clean the seals and grease them if
necessary after drying, with acid free
vaseline.
Leave the blade of the holding tank open.
Do not replace cap on the pour out spout,
to ventilate the holding tank.
Recomissioning the Water System
Fill the fresh water tank on the Thetford
Cassette porta potti (model specific) using a
hose or jerrycan until the water in the funnel
reaches the neck. Tank capacity is 15 litres.
Aqua Rinse may be added to improve
cleaning of bowl and flushing of unit.
The Thetford Cassette C-200 CW/CWE is
easily winterised for storage.
Empty remaining fresh water into the bowl by
activating the flush handle up and down
(C-200 CW) or by pressing the flush button
(C-200 CWE).
Once pump has been cleared and water flow
has stopped completely, release into waste
tank. Remove waste tank and empty
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Replace cap. Swing back the water fill funnel
until it touches the water tank.
Add Aqua Kem (100 ml) into the Cassette
(or 120 ml if using Aqua Kem Bio) through
the pour out spout. Add small amount of
water through the pour out spout and
replace the cap.
Close the cold taps and ensure all the drain
plugs are fitted/closed.
It is advisable after storage to flush the water
system initially with a sterilising agent (such
as Milton), and then with water repeating
until the system is well flushed through.
Connect the pump.
Fill the system with water until water flows
freely from the hot taps. About 2 gallons of
water will be required. Close the hot taps.
Appliances
Before starting motor caravanning after
storage, check all gas appliances and
electrical points.
Note: Preferably not less than once a year,
the electrical installation should be inspected
and tested by a qualified electrician.
After storage it is advisable to air the
Caravan or Motorhome and clean
throughout, especially cooking appliances
and the refrigerator.
Replace the bedding and wheels if they were
removed for storage.
Important
Always follow the manufacturers
recommended procedures after use of fitted
equipment in the Caravan or Motorhome,
before storing for any length of time.
Motorhome Care
CHASSIS AND REAR AXLE
Some models are built on Fiat Ducato base
vehicles, the chassis of which has been
converted by AL-KO. This conversion
provides a hot dipped galvanised steel
chassis coupled with a wide track rear axle
utilising steel torsion bar suspension,
imparting vastly improved stability and road
holding.
AL-KO EXHAUST SYSTEM
A standard Fiat exhaust system is fitted,
utilising an AL-KO modified tail pipe,
available through your approved dealer.
A standard Fiat exhaust system is fitted to all
other models, with the addition of a Swift
Group tail pipe.
CARING FOR THE
ENVIRONMENT
After many years of service you may decide
that your motorhome has become beyond
economic repair and should be disposed of.
Please ensure that you comply with the end
of life vehicle legislation and take it to an
authorised treatment facility where it will be
properly dealt with to minimise any negative
environmental impact. The transaction will be
logged at the DVLA, identifying that you are
no longer the owner of the vehicle.
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Fire ........................................................................................... 26
Ventilation ............................................................................... 26
SAFETY &
SECURITY
Escape Paths .......................................................................... 26
Children ................................................................................... 26
Security ................................................................................... 26
Safety & Security
IMPORTANT: Your attention is drawn to
the notice affixed in your motorhome
advising you on fire prevention, ventilation
and what to do in case of a fire.
FIRE
In case of fire
1. Get everyone out of the motorhome as
quickly as possible using whichever exit
is quickest including windows. Do not
stop to collect any personal items.
2. Turn off gas supply valve, if safe to do so.
3. Disconnect the mains electricity supply if
safe to do so.
4. Raise the alarm. Call the Fire Brigade.
5. Attack the fire if safe to do so.
Fire Extinguishers
It is recommended that a 1kg (2lb) minimum
capacity dry powder fire extinguisher
complying with the requirements of ISO 7165
be carried inside your motorhome at all
times and a fire blanket be kept next to the
cooker.
A fat pan fire should not have an
extinguisher aimed at it but be smothered
with a fire blanket.
VENTILATION
All motorhomes comply with BS EN 721. The
ventilation points on your motorhome are
fixed points of ventilation which are required
by the European Standards.
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All motorhomes have ventilation at high level
and low level which have been calculated to
suit the individual needs of your motorhome.
High level ventilation is achieved by means
of the roof lights and washroom roof
ventilators. The low level ventilators are
positioned underneath the oven housing.
Some models in the doorway stepwell.
WARNING: Appliances such as cookers
must not be used for heating.
ESCAPE PATHS
It is important that you do not block escape
paths to emergency exits with obstructions
or hazards.
Under no circumstances must these vents
be blocked or obstructed, even partially.
CHILDREN
It is advised that fixed ventilation points are
checked and cleaned (if necessary) on a
regular basis using a small brush and a
domestic vacuum cleaner.
Do not leave children alone in the
motorhome in any event. Keep potentially
dangerous items out of reach, as at home
eg matches, drugs etc.
Additional night time ventilation is obtained
by releasing the window catches and placing
them in the second groove. Note the
windows are not sealed from rain in this
position.
As the ventilation levels are calculated to suit
each model’s requirements there should be
no modifications made which may result in
reduced ventilation levels.
WARNING: Do not obstruct ventilation.
WARNING: Never use portable cooking
or heating equipment other than electric
heaters that are not of the direct radiant
type, as it is a fire and asphyxiation
hazard.
SECURITY
Motorhome Theft
The theft of a motorhome can occur in the
most unlikely circumstances; from a motorway service area or even an owner’s
driveway.
Secure all windows and doors when your
motorhome is unoccupied even if only for a
short length of time.
VIN (Vehicle identification Number)
Record your motorhome VIN which can be
found on the base vehicle plate located on
the front cross member under the bonnet,
and the MINDER security number, which can
also be found etched on the front LH
window of the body conversion.
Safety & Security
Make a note of these numbers in the space
provided at the front of this handbook and
make a separate note of the numbers to
keep safe at home.
Additional security
Consider fitting any device which might
deter or prevent intrusion by thieves.
Customers are advised to identify their
motorhome with a method for subsequent
identification if other forms of identification
have been altered or removed.
Free crime prevention advice about securing
your motorhome, protecting your valuables,
property marking either at home or whilst on
site, can be obtained from the Crime
Prevention Officer through your local Police
station.
MINDER SECURITY CHIPS
A special security chip is concealed within
the body of every motorhome. This chip
contains the individual identity of your
motorhome and can only be read by using a
special decoder. Your local police can obtain
the use of a decoder by contacting MINDER
on telephone no: 01722 435478.
Further inquiries concerning MINDER can
also be made via email: minder.uk@hpi.co.uk
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Owners Club ......................................................................... 130
Spares and After Sales Supercare ...................................... 130
Repair Facilities .................................................................... 130
USEFUL
INFORMATION
Caravan Clubs ....................................................................... 131
Motoring Organisations........................................................ 131
Trade Association.................................................................. 131
Useful Information
OWNERS CLUB
The Owners Club is a completely
independent organisation run for the benefit
of the motorhome owners. They have
numerous rallies during the year in various
parts of the country and every third year
there is a ‘Works Rally’ where owners have
the opportunity to visit the factory. Apart from
the friendliness and companionship the Club
generates it is also actively engaged in
charity work for those less fortunate than
ourselves. The address of the Secretary of
the Owners Club can be obtained from
Supercare (SML Ltd), Tel: 01482 875740 or
from the Swift Group website.
SPARES AND AFTER SALES
SUPERCARE
There are numerous items available from your
dealer ranging from door catches through to
spare wheels and touch-up paints. Please
note that all after sales enquiries must be
directed through your supplying dealer. The
after sales service at the factory is geared to
support our dealer network as is the service
provided by appliance manufacturers.
In the interest of safety, replacement parts for
an appliance shall conform to the appliance
manufacturer’s specifications and should be
fitted by them or their authorised agents.
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Note: Please remember to quote chassis
number when ordering any items from your
dealer.
Customer Care
Tel: 01482 875740
Fax: 01482 840082
NOTE:
The times for contacting Customer Care by
telephone are:
9am to 4pm Monday to Thursday.
9am to 12.45pm Friday.
Swift Group Website
www.swiftleisure.co.uk
Swift Group email enquiry
enquiry@swiftleisure.co.uk
REPAIR FACILITIES
Should you be unfortunate enough to suffer
a major accident with your motorhome it is
comforting to know that we have a
completely separate repair shop facility
where their fully trained experts will
undertake all types of major damage repair
work.
Repairs of a minor nature should be referred
first to your local dealer.
Useful Information
The enjoyment of your motorhome can be greatly enhanced by
membership of one or more of the various caravanning, motoring
and holiday clubs. Here are some useful addresses:
CARAVAN CLUBS
MOTORING ASSOCIATIONS
TRADE ASSOCIATION
The Caravan Club,
East Grinstead House,
East Grinstead
West Sussex, RH19 IUA
Tel: 01342 326944
www.caravanclub.co.uk
Automobile Association (AA)
Fanum House,
Basingstoke,
Hants. RG1 2EA
Tel: 0990 448866
www.theaa.co.uk
email: customer.services@theaa.com
National Caravan Council
Catherine House,
Victoria Road,
Aldershot,
Hampshire, GU11 1SS
Tel: 01252 318251
www.martex.co.uk/ncc
email: mail@martex.co.uk
The Camping and Caravanning Club,
Greenfields House,
Westwood Way,
Coventry,
West Midlands.
Tel: 01203 694995
www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk
RAC Motoring Services
RAC House,
M1 Cross,
Brent Terrace,
London, NW2 1BX
Tel: 0990 722722
www.rac.co.uk
Green Flag National Breakdown
PO Box 300,
1, Cote Lane,
Leeds, LS99 2LZ
Tel: 0345 670345
MINDER
HPI Equifax
Dolphin House,
New Street,
Salisbury,
Wiltshire SP1 2TB
Tel: 01722 435478
The Society of Motor Manufacturers
and Traders Limited (SMMT)
Forbes House,
Halkin Street,
London SW1X 7DS
Tel: 020 7235 7000
www.smmt.co.uk
Swift Group Limited, Dunswell Road, Cottingham, East Yorkshire HU16 4JX.
Tel: (01482) 875740 email: enquiry@swiftleisure.co.uk website: www.swiftleisure.co.uk
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