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Motor Caravan
The Explorer Group Limited Delves Lane, Consett, Co. Durham DH8 7PE
Telephone: 01207 699000 • Facsimile: 01207 699001 • www.explorer-group.co.uk
All the illustrations and descriptive matter in this guide are intended to give a general idea of the
caravan. Changing market and supply situations may prevent the manufacturer from maintaining
the exact specifications and details in this handbook and we therefore reserve the right to alter
specifications and materials as conditions demand.
Retailers are independent of the manufacturer and have absolutely no authority to bind the
manufacturer by any express or implied undertaking or representation.
ACCORDO - Model Year 2017
OWNERS
HANDBOOK
Issue 1
CONTENTS
WELCOME & INTRODUCTION ............. 1-1
End Of Life Vehicle Directive .................. 1-1
Elddis Technical Approvals ...................... 1-1
GENERAL SAFETY ...............................
Please read before Using Your
new Motorhome. .....................................
Proper And Safe Use Of Storage
Areas In Motorhomes ..............................
Ventilation ...............................................
High-Level Ventilation .............................
Low-Level Ventilation ..............................
Ventilation in Separate Bedrooms ...........
Gas Dispersal Holes ...............................
Fire Safety ...............................................
Fire Extinguishers ...................................
In Case Of Fire ........................................
Fire Retardant Foams .............................
Habitation Door .......................................
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PREPARING FOR THE ROAD ...............
Motorhome Weights Explained ...............
Mass in Running Order ...........................
Maximum Technically Permissible
Laden Mass ............................................
User Payload ..........................................
Loading ...................................................
Before Moving Off ...................................
Pulling Off ................................................
Bicycle Racks ..........................................
Tow Bars .................................................
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MOTORWAY HANDLING .......................
Best Practice ...........................................
Speed Limits ...........................................
Towing Your Motorhome .........................
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ARRIVING ON SITE ...............................
Check Site Regulations ...........................
Selecting A Pitch .....................................
Lateral Levelling (Side To Side) ..............
Leveller Jack ...........................................
Ramp ......................................................
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GETTING STARTED ..............................
Electricity .................................................
Power Supply Charger ............................
12v Systems: ..........................................
Generator/Charger ..................................
Electricity Mains Supply ..........................
Connecting To Mains Supply On
Arrival at Site ...........................................
Disconnecting Mains Supply When
Leaving Site ............................................
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Overseas Electrical Connection ..............
Gas Supply .............................................
Connection ..............................................
Gas Regulator .........................................
High Pressure Gas Hoses ......................
Water System ..........................................
Filling your Fresh Water Tank .................
Waste Water Tank ...................................
Draining Down Your Water System .........
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GAS SAFETY ADVICE ...........................
Facts about LPG .....................................
Awning Spaces, LPG and Appliance
Exhaust ...................................................
LPG Gas System ....................................
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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ..........................
Battery Installation ..................................
Battery Maintenance ...............................
Generators / Charger ..............................
230v Power Supply .................................
Mains Unit ...............................................
Resetting the RCD ..................................
Automatic Charging System ...................
Maximum Bulb Ratings for
Internal Lights .........................................
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HOW TO USE YOUR MOTORHOMES
EQUIPMENT ........................................... 9-1
Main Entrance Door Handle Operation ... 9-2
Control Panel .......................................... 9-3
Cooking Equipment ................................. 9-4
Gas Hob .................................................. 9-4
Gas Grill .................................................. 9-5
Gas Oven ................................................ 9-5
Electrical Operation ................................. 9-7
Gas operation (Liquid gas) ...................... 9-7
Setting of Cooling Compartment
Temperature ............................................ 9-7
Mains Power (230V) ............................... 9-8
Gas Operation (Liquid Gas) .................... 9-8
Door locking ............................................ 9-9
Whale Heating System ......................... 9-14
Whale Space Heater - User Operation . 9-15
Whale Water Heater - User Operation .. 9-16
Whale Heating System Troubleshooting .................................... 9-17
Smoke Alarm ......................................... 9-20
Operation .............................................. 9-20
Nuisance Alarms ................................... 9-20
Maintenance ......................................... 9-20
Cleaning your Alarm .............................. 9-20
Carbon Monoxide Alarm ....................... 9-21
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MY2017 Elddis Accordo Motorhome
CONTENTS
Recognising Alarm Signals and
Warnings ...............................................
Using your Alarm ...................................
Switching on your CO Alarm .................
Re-setting the Alarm .............................
Replacement of Batteries ......................
Carbon Monoxide Alarm Procedure ......
Maintenance of your Alarm ...................
Rooflights ..............................................
The Heki 2 (Option) ...............................
To Open To The Tilted Position: ............
To Open In The Intermediate Position: .
To Open In The Ventilation Position: .....
Closing The Blinds: ...............................
Opening The Blinds: .............................
Standard MPK Rooflight .......................
Midi Heki Rooflight ................................
The Omnivent (12v) Rooflight (Option) .
Door Flyscreen ......................................
Taps ......................................................
Kitchen Taps ..........................................
Internal Doors .......................................
Toilet / Washroom Doors .......................
Other Internal Doors .............................
Magnetic Catches .................................
Locker Door Catches (Paddle Latch) ....
Thetford C-260 Cassette
Toilet Range ..........................................
Introduction ...........................................
Preparing for Use (standard) ................
Using the Toilet (standard) ....................
Emptying ...............................................
Emptying with Optional Features ..........
Cleaning and Maintenance ...................
Toilet Bowl .............................................
Waste Holding Tank ..............................
Cleaning and Maintenance for
Optional Features .................................
Winter operation ....................................
Storage .................................................
Toilet unit malfunctions ..........................
Teleco TV Aerial ....................................
How To Make Up Your Beds .................
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SECURITY ............................................ 10-1
Tracker (Option) .................................... 10-1
Motorhome Theft ................................... 10-1
Window Blinds & Flyscreens .................. 11-1
ABS - Wheel Spats & Panels ................. 11-1
Interior Walls .......................................... 11-1
Furniture ................................................. 11-1
Carpets, Upholstery And Curtains .......... 11-1
Washroom And Handbasin Fittings ........ 11-2
Shower Trays ......................................... 11-2
Water Systems ....................................... 11-2
Water Containers ................................... 11-2
Internal Water Systems .......................... 11-2
Thetford Toilet ........................................ 11-3
Changing A Wheel ................................. 11-3
Pre-season Water System Preparation .. 11-4
Getting Ready for the Winter ................. 11-5
STORAGE ............................................
Long Term & Winter Storage .................
Motorhome Covers ...............................
Power Drain ..........................................
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MOTORHOME WARRANTY COVER .. 13-1
Remedial Work ...................................... 13-3
MOTORHOME CONSTRUCTION MAIN COMPONENTS ..........................
Solid Construction Body Shell ...............
Windows ...............................................
Insulation ...............................................
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EQUIPMENT LIST ................................ 15-1
Accordo ................................................. 15-1
ELECTRICAL DRAWINGS ................... 16-1
Accordo ................................................. 16-1
GENERAL QUESTIONS ...................... 17-1
GLOSSARY .......................................... 18-1
ANNUAL HABITATION SERVICE
RECORDS ............................................ 19-4
NOTIFICATION OF CHANGE OF
OWNERSHIP ........................................ 20-1
NOTIFICATION OF CHANGE TO
NAME AND ADDRESS ........................ 21-1
INDEX ................................................... 22-1
CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME ......... 11-1
Exterior Body Shell ................................ 11-1
Glass Fibre Reinforced Plastic (GRP) ... 11-1
Acrylic Windows ..................................... 11-1
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INTRODUCTION
There is also a Peugeot serial number on the
chassis cab door pillar, which should be
quoted in any communications with Peugeot.
WELCOME & INTRODUCTION
Thank you for choosing a motorhome
manufactured by Elddis.
Changing market and supply situations may
prevent us from maintaining the exact
specification details in this guide and we
therefore reserve the right to alter
specifications as materials and conditions
demand and if necessary supply an
alternative.
Before you drive off, please familiarise
yourself with the motorhome and read this
owners’ handbook. This will help you to
obtain the maximum pleasure from your
vehicle and avoid endangering yourself and
others and the Peugeot user handbook also
supplied with your motorhome.
Enjoy your new motorhome.
Additional information and detailed appliance
instruction manuals are also contained in
your Owner’s Information Pack.
End Of Life Vehicle Directive
Your new motorhome fully complies with the
European Directive on the End of Life
Vehicles. In order to obtain information on
how to dispose of your motorhome at the end
of its life please visit the Peugeot website.
The Peugeot website contains full details on
all Peugeot products together with details of
their environmental and recycling policies.
The site address is www.peugeot.co.uk.
Your new Elddis motorhome has been
designed as a recreational vehicle and is
intended for recreational use only. It is not
intended for business use or for
permanent habitation. Elddis accepts no
liability if the motorhome is used for any
purpose other than recreational/holiday
use. Any use other than recreational/
holiday use will invalidate your warranty.
Elddis Technical Approvals
Please note: All Elddis motorhomes are
classified as Grade 3 and therefore meet with
the thermal insulation and heat levels for
specific climatic conditions as specified within
the British and European Standard BS EN
1646 part 1.
All Elddis Motorhomes have been European
Commission Whole Vehicle Type approved
via the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA). In
order to ensure your new motorhome is safe
to use Elddis are members of and have been
inspected by the following bodies.
By following the instructions provided in this
handbook and maintaining your motorhome
in a first class roadworthy condition, you are
sure to have many years of carefree use. To
ensure the very best quality and reliability all
motorhome designs and new developments
are rigorously tested. Therefore Elddis will
accept no liability or uphold the warranty if
the motorhome is altered or modified in any
way.
NCC who operate a certification scheme to
ensure compliance with the European safety
standards for motorhomes. National
Inspection Council for Electrical Installation
and Contracting (NICEIC) who carry out an
annual inspection of the Elddis electrical
installations within motorhomes.
Gas Safe Register™ approved installers
carry out an annual inspection to ensure that
the gas installation installed by Elddis fully
comply with all relevant regulations and
standards.
IMPORTANT
Elddis serial number of your motorhome
should be quoted in all correspondence, it
can be found stamped on a plate fixed next
to the Peugeot plate within the engine
compartment. Your Elddis motorhome serial
number can also be found on the NCC
certificate that can be found within your
Owner’s Information Pack.
Elddis is an ISO 9001:2008 approved
manufacturer certified by SGS Limited.
Please note: Elddis Motorhome model year.
Elddis model year starts on the 1st
September and runs to the 31st of August.
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INTRODUCTION
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GENERAL SAFETY
(xii)
If you suspect there is a gas leak
please open all the windows then
vacate the motorhome. Switch off the
gas supply if it is safe to do so. Then
contact your nearest Elddis Retailer to
arrange for them to check the gas
system.
(xiii) Only those seats designated for
travelling should be occupied when the
motorhome is in motion.
(xiv) Please note that motorhomes are
covered by the seat belt regulations,
which came into force in October 2006.
These require children that are under
12 years old and also under 135cm in
height to be seated in either child seats
or on bolster cushions.
(xv) Before travelling in your motorhome:
Ensure all the tables have been stored
in their designated table storage
position.
(xvi) Ensure you remove all items from the
microwave before travelling.
(xvii) It is essential that you have securely
closed and locked the habitation door
before setting off on any journey.
GENERAL SAFETY
Please read before using your new
motorhome.
In order for you to get the most out of your
new Elddis motorhome it is necessary for you
to be aware of the following:
(i)
Do not obstruct ventilators (See Safety
Section - Ventilation)
(ii)
Inspect the flexible gas hose regularly
for deterioration and renew as
necessary, with approved type, as and
in any case no later than the expiry
date stated on the hose.
(iii)
It is recommended that you provide a
dry powder fire extinguisher complying
with ISO 7165 of at least 1 KG
capacity by the exit door and a fire
blanket next to the cooker. Ensure you
read the ‘advice to occupier label’ fitted
to your motorhome.
(iv) Never use portable cooking or heating
equipment inside your motorhome. Do
not use your fitted cooking equipment
as heating at any time.
(v)
Never allow modification to your gas or
electrical system unless qualified
persons carry them out. A Gas Safe
Register™ approved gas fitter should
carry out all modification to the gas
system. Any modifications carried out
on the electrical system should be
carried out by an electrician on the roll
of the NICEIC or be a member of the
ECA.
(vi) Never exceed your motorhome’s
Maximum Technical Permissible Laden
Mass.
(vii) Never exceed the front or rear axle
maximum load as specified by the
Peugeot weight plate under the
bonnet.
(viii) Pull out worktop extensions, where
fitted, are only designed to take
maximum weight of 6kgs.
(ix) Please ensure extra care when young
children use high level bunks and
always use the safety lift up flaps
provided.
(x)
Do not leave children under 14 years
of age unattended in your motorhome.
(xi) Please ensure all gas appliances are
turned off while you are travelling.
Proper And Safe Use Of Storage
Areas In Motorhomes
The storage areas provided in your
motorhome are designed solely for the
purpose of carrying personal possessions;
these areas must not be used:
• As a habitation area (e.g. living, sleeping
or cooking).
• To carry passengers, animals or
livestock.
• For the installation (or use) of any LPG
gas operated appliances, (unless
supplied fitted by the manufacturer).
• For carrying LPG gas bottle cylinders,
(unless designated by the manufacturer).
• To carry any flammable liquids, (unless
properly stored, sealed and secured).
• For the operation of an electrical
generator.
• In such a way that the loading exceeds
the payload limit, as defined by the
manufacturer.
• Such that the weight distribution of the
vehicle means non-compliance with the
vehicle axle loads.
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GENERAL SAFETY
VENTILATION
FIRE SAFETY
All motorhomes manufactured by Elddis are
ventilated at both high and low level in
accordance with BS EN 721 Safety
Ventilation. The fixed ventilation points fitted
in your motorhome must not be blocked
under any circumstances as your safety may
depend upon them. It is advisable that the
fixed ventilation points are checked and
cleaned (where necessary) on a regular
basis.
Fire Extinguishers
It is recommended that a 1 kg (2lb) minimum
capacity dry powder fire extinguisher be
carried inside your motorhome at all times. A
pan fire must not have an extinguisher aimed
at it, but must be smothered with a fire
blanket.
In Case Of Fire
(i) Get everyone out of the motorhome as
quickly as possible using whichever exit
is quickest including windows. Do not
stop to collect any personal items.
High-Level Ventilation
This is always provided by fixed ventilation
within the fitted roof skylight. These roof
skylights should be cleaned annually by use
of a small brush to remove any dust that may
have accumulated around the mesh fitted.
On some roof skylights the mesh can be
easily removed to aid cleaning. On
fan-assisted roof skylights it is essential that
the fan is switched off prior to cleaning.
(ii) Raise the alarm. Call the fire brigade.
(iii) Turn off gas container valve if safe to do
so.
Fire Retardant Foams
All motorhomes are equipped with
Combustion Modified High Resilient (CMHR)
foam cushions and sprung mattresses and
fire retardent fabric. All furnishings and
fabrics used by Elddis comply with the
Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety)
Regulations. In addition all upholstery is
made of fire retardant fabric.
Low-Level Ventilation
All Elddis Accordo Motorhomes have fixed
low level ventilation provided. These
ventilators are covered with plastic covers
designed to prevent them from being
obstructed by items placed within the bed
box. These covers can be removed by
undoing the two screws in order to facilitate
cleaning the ventilators, however these
covers must be replaced once cleaning is
completed.
Habitation Door
Note: Please ensure you only remove the
key from the door with the key in the vertical
position (12 o’clock).
It is essential for your safety that these
ventilators are not blocked at any time.
Ventilation in Separate Bedrooms
In motorhomes with separated sleeping
areas, separate ventilation is required and is
provided via a roof skylight at high level and
a ventilator at low level within a bed box.
Gas Dispersal Holes
All appliances and gas unions have a gas
dispersal hole nearby. It is essential that
these are not blocked or made ineffective.
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PREPARING FOR THE ROAD
Note: Light items are considered as clothing
and bedding. It is not recommended to travel
with tinned items in overhead lockers.
PREPARING FOR THE ROAD
Before venturing out on to the road with your
motorhome, it is important that you prepare
correctly.
MOTORHOME WEIGHTS EXPLAINED
IMPORTANT: Do not exceed maximum
technical permissible laden mass for your
motorhome.
Mass in Running Order
BEFORE MOVING OFF
The weight of your motorhome as it leaves
the factory, as new with standard fixtures and
fittings, plus an allowance for the driver of
75kgs, the mass of the fuel when the tank is
full and an allowance of 10kgs per gas bottle,
the number of gas bottles equal to the
number of connections provided at the
regulator.
Whenever making a journey with your
motorhome, either setting off on holiday or
returning home, it is good practice to run
through this simple checklist.
Maximum Technically Permissible
Laden Mass
The maximum mass the vehicle can be when
fully laden for use on the road.
User Payload
The load margin (payload), this represents
the difference between the Mass in Running
Order and the Maximum Technically
Permissible Laden Mass. It shows the
maximum weight that can be loaded into your
motorhome, covering items such as food,
crockery, cutlery, clothing, bedding, etc.
Loading
It should be noted that even weight
distribution is a major factor in making your
motorhome an easy and pleasant vehicle to
drive. Care should therefore be taken in
balancing the load, ensuring that heavy
items are well spaced and are in as low a
position as possible, for example, low
cupboards and bed boxes.
SENSIBLE LOADING
HOW TO APPORTION WEIGHT
(i)
Close and secure all cupboards and
drawers and secure any loose articles.
(ii)
Do not store tins, bottles, etc. in
overhead lockers.
(iii)
Close and secure all windows and
roof lights.
(iv)
Leave all curtains and blinds open to
aid visibility.
(v)
Check that gas cylinders are securely
fastened and that the valve on the gas
cylinder is turned off. Also ensure that
the gas locker door is securely locked.
(vi)
Turn off all gas appliances.
(vii)
Switch off 240volt supply at source;
disconnect mains cable and store in an
appropriate place.
(viii)
Check that the battery is secure and
that the battery box door is locked.
(ix)
Ensure the fridge is on 12V operation
and door lock is set. (Note: the
electrical relays will allow the fridge to
be run on the vehicle battery when the
engine is running.)
(x)
Remove any external fresh water
connections etc.
(xi)
Make sure any heavy articles are
stored in accordance with the loading
procedure.
(xii)
Lock the motorhome habitation door
(remember to take out your keys).
(xiii)
Check your external rear view mirrors
and adjust if necessary.
(xiv) If a step is used, ensure it is put away
before moving off.
(xv)
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Your new Elddis motorhome has been
PREPARING FOR THE ROAD
designed to carry passengers in
designated passenger seats only. The
fitting of a 3-point seat belt can identify
these seats. Any seat not fitted with a
3point seat belt is not designated as a
passenger seat.
the tow ball is 100kgs and the maximum
overhang is specified by the tow bar when
fitted. The fitting points for the tow bar are
designated by the fixing hole in the Witter
extensions fitted to the Peugeot chassis and
full details are available upon request from
Elddis.
(xvi) You are strongly recommended not to
carry passengers unless they are
seated in a designated passenger
seat.
(xvii) Ensure all tables have been stored in
their designated table storage position.
(xviii) Ensure you remove all items from the
microwave (if fitted) before towing.
(xix) Check all the road lights are
operational.
Pulling Off
•
Pull away smoothly.
•
Avoid wear and tear on clutch and
transmission by taking extra care.
•
Change gears smoothly.
•
Try not to jerk the clutch.
Bicycle Racks
Fitting a bicycle rack to the rear panel of a
motorhome will affect how weight is
distributed. There are restraints to be aware
of with such fitments.
The maximum loading allowed on the back
panel is 75 kgs including the weight of the
bike rack and bicycles.
The motorhome must also be balanced to
take into account the new weight distribution.
Weight must be distributed evenly.
Elddis cannot be held responsible for
problems related to a bicycle rack fitted by a
third party. A copy of the rear panel drawing
must be obtained by the retailer or service
centre from Elddis to ensure correct fixing
points are located.
Tow Bars
Your new Elddis motorhome has been
designed to accept a Witter tow bar. This
has been approved via type approval to
ensure it is safe to use and is the only tow
bar approved for fitting to Elddis
motorhomes. The maximum load allowed on
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MOTORWAY HANDLING
MOTORWAY HANDLING
Best Practice
To gain the most enjoyment and ensure a
long life for your motorhome, the following
should be observed:
•
Do not bump kerbs with wheels.
•
When overtaking ensure sufficient
clearance is given to other vehicles.
•
Your Motorhome will not accelerate as
quickly as a car, so take this into account
when attempting to overtake other
vehicles.
•
Carry out all manoeuvers as smoothly as
possible.
•
Use the wing mirror to check your
motorhome has cleared the other vehicle.
•
Slow down and take care when driving
over raised speed bumps, ‘sleeping
policemen’ or when embarking/
disembarking ferries.
•
In high or cross winds, travelling downhill
or in conditions of poor visibility reduce
your speed.
•
High-sided vehicles can cause air
buffeting so extra care must be taken
when passing or being passed. Leave as
much space as possible when overtaking
these types of vehicles
Speed Limits
Be sure to observe all statutory speed limits
and adapt your speed to take account of
prevailing weather and road conditions.
Towing Your Motorhome
In the unlikely event that you have to tow
your motorhome, the towing point is fitted
within the front bumper, behind the
removable flap provided by Peugeot. The
towing hook can be found in the tool box
supplied by Peugeot, found under the front
passenger seat.
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MOTORWAY HANDLING
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ARRIVING ON SITE
RAMP
ARRIVING ON SITE
CHECK SITE REGULATIONS
On arrival at a campsite, you should always
check the site regulations. This will help avoid
any unnecessary conflict with site
management and other site users.
SELECTING A PITCH
Carefully select where you wish to place your
motorhome. The site should be as level as
possible, preferably not under or near trees,
well drained and away from possible boggy
areas. Consider how you will move the
motorhome when it is time to leave the site.
On sloping ground it is better to pitch facing
downhill, especially during wet weather.
LATERAL LEVELLING (SIDE TO SIDE)
Reverse onto your pitch about a foot further
back than you wish to end up. Then place the
levelling ramp in front of the wheel that needs
to be raised.
A quick glance at your pitch should tell you if
you are likely to need side to side leveling i.e.
levelling across the axle. On uneven ground
lateral levelling is accomplished by the use of
a leveler jack or ramp and a spirit level
placed ‘across’ the motorhome floor.
Place a spirit level parallel to the axle or just
inside the motorhome door. It helps to have
two people at this point. One should drive the
motorhome very slowly forward moving the
wheel up the ramp and the other should
indicate when the spirit level bubble is in the
middle.
LEVELLER JACK
Whichever method you use, once level, apply
the motorhome handbrake and chock the
motorhome wheel if necessary.
Place the leveller jack, folded flat, in front of
the wheel that is to be raised to level the
axle. Drive the motorhome onto the leveler
jack and adjust the height until the spirit level
shows that the motorhome is laterally level.
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ARRIVING ON SITE
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GETTING STARTED
(ii)
GETTING STARTED
You have arrived at your destination and now
want to start to enjoy your new Elddis
motorhome. The following is a step by step
guide to connecting your services and getting
everything in your motorhome working.
Your motorhome is properly earthed.
Never accept a supply from a socket
outlet or plug having only two pins, or
from a lighting outlet.
(iii) Any residual current device (earth
leakage circuit breaker) in the mains
supply to the motorhome has been
tested within the last month. In case of
doubt, consult the site owner or their
agent.
ELECTRICITY
Power Supply Charger
Your motorhome is fitted with a power supply/
charger. This will charge the leisure battery
“not supplied” when fitted and also power the
12V systems in addition to your leisure
battery.
(iv) Make sure that the switch at the site
supply point is off and that all electrical
equipment in the motorhome is switched
off by ensuring your motorhome mains
isolating switch on the MCB is in the
‘OFF’ position.
A leisure battery must be fitted to the
motorhome at all times when in use.
Once the above checks have been made:
The Charger is fully automatic and will not
overcharge the leisure battery.
(v) Remove any cover to the electricity inlet
provided on the motorhome and insert
the female connector of the flexible
orange supply cable as shown.
12v Systems:
When connected to the 230V site supply the
automatic Power Supply/Charger will charge
the vehicle battery and power the 12V
systems.
When the ignition is switched on the 12V
system in the motorhome is automatically
switched off, vehicle power is supplied to the
refrigerator and battery charging is in
operation.
GENERATOR/CHARGER
When connecting to a generator, always
switch off the RCD, start the generator and
allow running for a few minutes to stabilise.
When this has happened, switch the RCD to
the ON position.
(vi) Locate the site supply and remove any
cover from the socket outlet provided at
the supply point. Insert the male plug at
the other end of the flexible orange
supply cable. Switch on the main switch
at the site supply point (if appropriate).
ELECTRICITY MAINS SUPPLY
Your motorhome’s main electrical installation
is designed to run on 230V at 50 hertz AC
supply.
(vii) Place any surplus cable under the
motorhome. Ensure that the surplus
cable is not coiled up as it could
overheat.
(viii) The MCB main electricity supply switch
should be put in the ‘ON’ position.
(ix) Check the RCD is working by pressing
the test button. Once pressed all
electrical lights and appliances should
cease to operate. Reset and then check
the electrical system is operational.
CONNECTING TO MAINS SUPPLY ON
ARRIVAL AT SITE
Before connecting the motorhome installation
to the mains supply, check that:
(i)
The mains supply is suitable for your
installation and appliances, i.e. whether
it is AC or DC and whether it is at the
correct voltage and frequency.
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GETTING STARTED
WIRING OF CONNECTING CABLE AND MOTORHOME MAINS INLET
WARNING: It is essential that connections are made exactly as shown. If terminal
markings are not in accordance with the above diagram they must be ignored.
(x) Finally in order to get your 12V system
operational, ensure the master 12V
switch is in the ‘ON’ position.
OVERSEAS ELECTRICAL
CONNECTION
Please note: Connection to a mains voltage
supply OVERSEAS requires particular
attention.
DISCONNECTING MAINS SUPPLY
WHEN LEAVING SITE
(i) Switch ‘OFF’ at the motorhome mains
isolating switch.
(ii) Remove the male plug from the site
supply.
(iii) Disconnect the female plug from the
motorhome and store the cable in an
appropriate locker.
Care must be taken when connecting
supplies abroad since the supplies can be of
REVERSE POLARITY.
The significance of REVERSE POLARITY is
that when equipment is switched off, it may
not be electrically isolated. The only certain
way of making equipment safe is to unplug it.
A means of checking the polarity of the mains
supply when overseas is recommended.
There are available several proprietary
makes of equipment for the purpose.
If it can be achieved, it is preferable to
connect live to live and neutral to neutral to
maintain full electrical protection.
CHECK all motorhome equipment is set-up
to accept the site supply before actually
switching on.
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GETTING STARTED
GAS SUPPLY
Your motorhome is designed to operate using
either propane or butane liquefied petroleum
gas at 30M/bar. Gas can be obtained from
your motorhome dealer. Your motorhome is
designed to accept a maximum 2 x 6kg gas
bottles.
Gas Regulator
Connection
Make sure that heating and cooking
appliances and gas cylinders are switched
off.
Each gas appliance is connected to its own
gas isolation valve which is adjacent to or
close proximity. These are identified on the
tap via a label. Below is a key to identify each
label.
Your Accordo Motorhome has been installed
with a Whale gas regulator which is designed
to supply both Butane and Propane gas at a
pressure of 30mbar.
It is not designed to be used while the vehicle
is in motion.
To operate the tap the arrow on the tap
shows the direction of flow for the gas. The
arrow should be pointing towards the
appliance for the appliance to operate.
Water Heater
Cooking Appliance
Space Heater
Hob
Refrigerator
Gas On/Off
Pressure regulating devices and hoses must
be replaced with new ones no more than 10
years after their date of manufacture (every 8
years if used commercially). This is the
responsibility of the owner.
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GETTING STARTED
High Pressure Gas Hoses
WATER SYSTEM
You should only connect to this regulator
using a length of approved high-pressure
hose not exceeding 450mm from the gas
cylinder to the regulator. These approved
high-pressure hoses are available from your
Elddis Retailer. These hoses are connected
using screw thread fittings, which will make a
seal if connected and tightened using a
spanner. Once the hose is securely
connected turn on the gas tap above the
regulator, then turn on the gas bottle to allow
gas to flow into the motorhome.
Filling your fresh water tank
Your Elddis motorhome is fitted with a
standard water inlet which can be filled using
a hose pipe connected to a tap placed into
the water filler point.
Please take care not to over fill your tank it is
advised that someone monitors the water
level in the tank while filling is in progress.
Waste Water Tank
Your new Elddis motorhome is also fitted with
a 70Litre waste water tank. All waste water
excluding the toilet waste will run into the
waste water tank. The level of water in the
tank can be monitored using the control
panel. Opening the grey waste outlet
provided on the outside of the motorhome
empties the tank. Open the tap when the
outlet is over a drain and the water will run
out of the tank.
In order to make all your motorhome gas
appliances operational it is necessary to
open each appliance gas tap as detailed in
previous column. All your gas appliances
should now be operational. Instructions on
how to use each appliance are detailed later
in your handbook.
WARNING: Aerosols and highly flammable
liquids must not be stored in the
compartment behind, or adjacent to, any
gas appliance. Some industrial LPG
appliances operate at high pressure and
require a ‘high pressure’ regulator. This
often has an adjusting handle on it.
NEVER use such a regulator on a
motorhome.
Draining Down Your Water System
Ventilation holes must be clear at all
times.
(i)
It is essential that you drain down your
motorhome water system when it is not
in use. This is most important during
winter months to protect against frost
damage
(ii)
Disconnect the water pump and switch
off power supply.
(iii) Open the safety drain valve on the water
heater located next to the water heater.
(iv) Open all taps and remove all plugs from
sinks and showers. Lever operated taps
should have the lever put into the up and
central position.
(v) Open both the blue and grey drain
outlets on the outside of your
motorhome.
(vi) Adjust the level of the motorhome to
ensure that the drain outlet is at the
lowest point of the motorhome.
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GAS SAFETY ADVICE
GAS SAFETY ADVICE
LPG GAS SYSTEM
In the event of a suspected gas leak the gas
must be turned off using the isolation valve
on the gas bottle. A competent gas fitter
should then check the system before it is
used/reused.
Elddis does not recommend the use of any
external cylinders. All cylinders in use should
be within the gas locker provided. If you wish
to utilise a larger cylinder and have this
outside the gas locker then the connecting
hose must not exceed 750mm.
Regularly check flexible gas hose, joints and
connections for tightness. Finally, make sure
that each gas appliance is working efficiently
to the recommendations of the appliance
manufacturers.
It is recommended that no flammable
material is stored or placed within 300mm of
any open flame. You are advised not to use
any additional gas appliances outside your
motorhome.
See Index - Ventilation
Please ensure that you have read the
operating instructions for each gas appliance
contained in your Owners Information Pack.
Please ensure that any gas hose left
unconnected is protected from dirt or other
foreign bodies entering the hose.
FACTS ABOUT LPG
•
LPG is not poisonous.
•
Bi-products are harmless.
•
LPG is dangerous if all air and oxygen is
excluded.
•
LPG has been given a smell by the
manufacturers in order to identify leaks.
•
The gas is heavier than air and therefore
sinks to the lowest point.
AWNING SPACES, LPG AND
APPLIANCE EXHAUST
Using a refrigerator on gas which vents into
an enclosed awning space must only be
done if there is sufficient ventilation to
prevent the build up of CO2.
Space and Water heaters may produce
sufficient amounts of CO2 to pollute the
awning space, if it is totally enclosed and
therefore MUST NOT BE used on gas when
an awning is attached.
A general comfort, smell and hygiene point of
view. In extreme cases there could be a build
up of carbon dioxide to a dangerous level.
Motorhome owners are advised to allow
some fresh air circulation in the awning
space when such appliances are in use.
Please note: Ventilation holes must be clear
at all times.
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GAS SAFETY ADVICE
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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
12V POWER SUPPLY
12 Volt Battery
State of Charge
12.7V
100%
Good
Battery Installation
Your motorhome will be fitted with a charging
and power distribution unit.
OK
If you wish to install a leisure battery please
ensure that it is placed on the battery tray
supplied with your motorhome. Then place
the tray in the battery locker fitted to the side
of your motorhome. Connect the battery to
the clamp fittings connected to the
connection leads within the battery box.
Warning
Damaged
Elddis recommends that you use sealed for
life leisure batteries of a minimum rating off
85 ampere-hours at 20 hours discharge rate.
50%
11.9V
40%
11.75V
30%
11.58V
20%
11.31V
10%
10.5V
0%
All electrical equipment fitted in your new
motorhome can be run from either a
controlled generator or charger whose output
is maintained between 11volts and 14volts.
Charging should be carried out in a cool, dry
well ventilated area.
At least once every 3 years, the motorhome
electrical installation should be inspected and
tested and a report on its condition obtained,
as prescribed in British Standard BS7671.
Do not place the battery onto cold surfaces
such as concrete as this will affect the
battery’s ability to charge.
Points to remember
Over discharged batteries are
permanently damaged and need to be
replaced.
60%
12.06V
Generators / Charger
Check the battery state every 2 months, if the
terminal voltage drops below 12.07V then recharging is necessary.
•
70%
12.20V
Damaged: Replace battery
Once in storage disconnect the battery
For peak performance never let a battery
sit discharged for long periods of time.
12.32V
Warning: get the battery on charge as soon as you
can. Leave it and the battery will be damaged,
possibly beyond repair
Ensure that the leisure battery is fully
charged before placing the vehicle into
storage.
•
80%
OK: nothing to worry about but put the battery on
charge as soon as you can
Storage
Prolonged discharge causes harmful
sulfation and may damage a battery.
90%
12.42V
Good: the battery is in good condition and not in
need of charging
Battery Maintenance
•
12.5V
230v POWER SUPPLY
Mains Unit
The Mains Unit replaces the conventional
fuse box. Similar, but larger ones are often
fitted in new houses. The unit, normally
located on the front bed box, gives overloads
and earth leakage protection for the 230V
electrical supply in your motorhome.
Note: Do not over discharge the battery. One
of the most common causes of battery failure
is when the battery is discharged below the
recommended level of approximately 12.2v ref table. Discharging a battery below this
figure will cause permanent damage.
Overheating and gassing will occur when reconnected to the mains supply.
For normal operation all switches on the unit
need to be in the ON position. The switches
on the left of the unit are known as MCB’s
(miniature circuit breakers). These take the
place of the conventional fuse but are more
convenient. In the event of a fault the MCB
‘trips’ i.e. automatically moves to the OFF
position. After elimination of the fault the
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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
MCB can be re-set by switching to the ON
position (against the spring pressure in an
upwards direction). If an earth fault develops,
or a person was to touch a live piece of
equipment, the leakage of current to earth
should immediately operate the RCD
(residual current device) and ‘trip’ the main
switch, to the OFF position. This switch can
only be re-set after elimination of the fault.
AUTOMATIC CHARGING SYSTEM
The battery charger will operate automatically
when the motorhome is connected to the
mains outlet on a motorhome site.
Note: The charging unit only charges the
leisure battery not the vehicle battery.
When the motorhome engine is running the
12V system will not operate with the
exception of the 12V refrigerator.
Please note: In case of difficulty, consult an
approved electrical installation contractor
(who may be the local electricity board). It is
dangerous to attempt modifications and
additions yourself.
Note: When the vehicle is in transit the
engines alternator will charge both the
vehicle and leisure batteries.
CHECK all motorhome equipment is set-up
to accept the site supply before actually
switching on.
CAUTION: Lamp holder-plugs (bayonet- cap
adaptors) should not be used under any
circumstances.
MAXIMUM BULB RATINGS FOR
INTERNAL LIGHTS
Resetting the RCD
Type of Light
To re-set, operate the switch as for MCB’s.
Periodically, the RCD should be checked by
operating the test button marked ‘T’. The unit
should immediately switch to the OFF
position. If the unit does not switch off then a
qualified electrician should be consulted. If
the unit does switch off, the test is complete
and the switch can be re-set restoring the
supply back to normal.
Maximum Bulb Rating
Downlighters .................................. 1.2 watts
Reading lights ................................. 10 watts
Floor LED ..................................... 0.36 watts
Under locker strip lights 300mm .... 1.2 watts
Under locker strip lights 600mm .... 2.2 watts
Awning lights ................................... 10 watts
Please note: Ensure that you only replace a
blown bulb with one of the same rating.
Never replace a bulb with one with a higher
rating. You should ensure that when fitted,
no bulb is in contact with the surface of the
lamp or shade.
Please note: Simultaneous operation of all
of the 230V mains electrical equipment may
not be possible. A typical UK site mains hookup point provides a maximum output of 16
amps and on some continental sites the
available output may be as low as 5 amps. If
your loading exceeds the site supply it may
trip the site circuit breaker. Please check the
available mains output with your site
operator. The following items need to be
added together if used simultaneously.
Note: All LED lights can only be replaced
with a new complete unit and not a
replacement bulb.
CAUTION: The reading lights will become
hot when in use. Do not touch the bulb when
they are illuminated and allow sufficient time
for them to cool after switching off. It is
recommended to set the position of the
reading light before switching on.
230V mains equipment typical consumption
figures:
• Refrigerator ............................... 0.50 amps
• Charger ..................................... 0.50 amps
• Water heater ............................... 3.9 amps
• Blown air heaters ........................ 8.5 amps
CAUTION: Do not look directly at LED lights.
• Colour TV .................................. 3.33 amps
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MAINS UNIT - ACCORDO
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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
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HOW TO USE YOUR MOTORHOME’S EQUIPMENT
HOW TO USE YOUR
MOTORHOMES EQUIPMENT
Within this section of your motorhomes
handbook we will give you brief details on
how to operate all of the motorhomes
equipment from the gas cooking equipment
to the window blinds. For further details on
the major equipment within your motorhome
please read the individual appliance
instructions contained with your user
information pack.
Please note: Before attempting to use any
gas equipment please ensure that the gas
bottle is connected securely to the
motorhomes regulator via a high pressure
gas hose and the bottle valve is in the on
position. Also ensure the appliance isolation
valves are in the on position as shown in the
gas system section.
Please note: Before attempting to use any
electrical appliance please ensure that you
have connected the mains connection cable
to a mains hook up and that the mains
isolation switch is in the on position. Ensure
the 12V master switch is in the ON position.
This is found in the side of the unit next to the
entrance door.
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MAIN ENTRANCE DOOR HANDLE
OPERATION
Your new Accordo Motorhome will be fitted
with the following type of door handle and it
is operated as described below.
When the door is unlocked the door indicator
will be shown as green
In order to lock the door, pull the door closed
with a moderate force, then push the centre
lever down until the indicator is showing red,
as shown in Figure 1. This will ensure the
door is locked and the door must be in this
position when the vehicle is in motion.
Door Indicator
Locked
Figure 1
Unlocked
In order to open the door, pull the centre
lever towards you, shown in Figure 2. Please
note that this will automatically unlock the
door even if the door handle is in the locked
position.
Please note: Under no circumstance must
the main door be operated when the vehicle
is in motion. Should the door open during
transit, please pull your motorhome over
before operating the door.
Centre lever
Habitation Door
Note: Please ensure you only remove the
key from the door with the key in the vertical
position.
Figure 2
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HOW TO USE YOUR MOTORHOME’S EQUIPMENT
CONTROL PANEL
Your new Elddis Accordo Motorhome is fitted with the control panel shown below.
Each switch is clearly marked to identify what it operates.
In order for any of the electrics in your motorhome to operate from the auxiliary battery you must
first ensure that the master switch is in the ‘I’ position.
The light switch on the control panel operates the main lounge area lights..
You must place the pump switch to the ‘I’ position in order for the water pump to operate and to
enable water to be run to any of the water taps.
The awning switch operates the outside awning light.
The green LED light will illuminate when the pump is running.
The red LED light will illuminate when the waste tank is full.
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COOKING EQUIPMENT
Gas Hob
WARNINGS
(i) Turn the individual control knob for the
burner you wish to light.
(ii) The depressing of the control knob
overrides the flame failure device fitted to
the burner. Light the burner using a
safety gas lighter. If the burner fails to
light within 20 seconds then release the
control knob and wait 30 seconds before
trying again.
(iii) Once the burner lights it will be
necessary to keep the control knob
depressed for about 5 to 10 seconds to
ensure that the flame failure device is
heated up enough to operate.
(i) All pans should be mounted centrally
over the burners, even when cooling,
to protect adjacent walls.
(ii) Do not lower the glass cover until hob
has cooled down.
(iii) Glass lids may shatter when heated.
Turn off all burners and grill before
shutting the lid. The glass cover
should be raised when operating the
grill.
(iv) Accessible parts may be hot when the
grill and oven are in use. Young
children should be kept away.
(v) Do not use grill or oven as a space
heater.
(vi) When you are cooking it is essential
to provide additional ventilation, such
as opening windows near grill, cooker
and oven.
Burner controls
Ignitor button
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Gas Grill
Gas Oven
(i) Turn the grill control knob to the high
flame position and with the knob
depressed light the burner using a gas
safety lighter. If the grill does not light
within 20 seconds then turn off the grill
control knob for at least 30 seconds
before trying again.
(i) Turn the gas oven control knob to
maximum then depress the knob then
light the burner using a gas safety
lighter. If the oven does not light within
20 seconds turn off the control knob
and wait for 30 seconds before trying
again.
(ii) Once the grill lights it will be necessary to
keep the grill control knob depressed for
5 to 10 seconds to ensure the flame
failure device is heated enough to
operate.
(ii) Once the oven is lit it will be necessary
to keep the control knob depressed for
5 to 10 seconds to ensure the flame
failure device is heated up enough to
operate.
Grill control knob
Oven control knob
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HOW TO USE YOUR MOTORHOME’S EQUIPMENT
REFRIGERATOR
Your new Elddis Motorhome is fitted with a Dometic refrigerator. Details of how to operate your
fridge are shown below:
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Operating controls.
Door locking button.
Freezer compartment (removable)
Insertable grid shelf (available as option,
to be used when freezer compartment is
removed).
Post-evaporator for cooling compartment.
Condensation water drain channel.
Vegetable bin.
Upper door shelf with flap, egg shelf
available as option may be inserted.
Lower door shelf with bottle holders
Fig 1
The refrigerator is equipped to operate on
three power modes:
mild detergent. Then wipe out the appliance
with clean water and dry thoroughly.
•
Mains voltage (230V AC)
•
Direct current voltage (12V DC)
•
Gas (liquid gas, propane/butane)
To avoid material alterations, do not use soap
or hard, abrasive or soda-based cleaning
agents. Do not allow the door seal to come
into contact with oil or grease.
Select the desired power mode by the energy
selector switch (battery igniter type models)
or the energy selector button (MES, AES).
Appliances with automatic energy selection
(AES) are additionally provided with
“automatic mode” function. Then the AES
system automatically selects the best energy
source for each particular situation.
Maintenance
In compliance with applicable regulations,
please note that the gas unit and the
connected ventilation ducts must be checked
by an authorised technical personnel after
first use and after every other year for
compliance with the European Standard EN
1949. A test certificate has to be issued. It is
the user’s responsibility to arrange this
test.
The cooling unit is silent in operation.
When the appliance is first put into operation,
there may be a mild odour which will
disappear after a few hours.
The gas burner must be inspected and
cleaned as necessary, at least once a year.
When using liquefied petroleum gas (tank or
refill cylinders) the maintenance interval is
reduced to half-yearly or quarterly.
The refrigerator will take several hours to
reach its operating temperature in the cooling
compartment. The freezer compartment
should be cold about one hour after switching
on the refrigerator.
Keep the evidence of maintenance work
carried out on your refrigerator.
Cleaning
Before starting up the refrigerator, it is
recommended that you clean it inside and
repeat this at regular intervals.
Use a soft cloth and lukewarm water with a
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Work on gas and electrical equipment
shall be carried out by qualified personnel
only.
Gas operation (Liquid gas)
It is recommended that this is carried out by
an authorised customer services department.
We recommend maintenance following an
extended shutdown of the vehicle. Please
contact our customer services.
Electrical operation
Fig 3
12V voltage (on-board power supply)
1. Turn the rotary selector switch (1) to
position
CAUTION: The refrigerator should only be
used in 12V DC operation while the vehicle’s
engine is running, otherwise the on-board
battery would be discharged within a few
hours!
2. Turn the temperature selector (2)
clockwise and push. Keep the controller
button depressed.
Appliances with battery igniter
(manual energy selection)
Electrical operation
Fig 4
3. Then, press knob (3) of battery igniter
down and keep it depressed. The ignition
process is activated automatically.
Fig 2
4. Once the flame ignites, the pointer of
galvanometer (4) begins moving into the
green range. The refrigerator is
operational. Keep knob (2) depressed for
approx. 15 seconds and finally release it.
Switch on the appliance by turning the
energy selection switch (1) clockwise to
position:
230V operation,
Setting of cooling compartment
temperature
12V operation
Fig 5
Select the desired cooling compartment
temperature by turning the rotary knob (2).
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The scale starts with MIN position (small bar
= highest temperature) and climbs up to MAX
position (large bar = lowest temperature).
Prior to starting the refrigerator in gas
mode:
•
Open the gas cylinder valve.
Note: The temperature levels do not relate to
absolute temperature values.
•
Open the shut-off valve for gas supply to
the refrigerator.
12V: The refrigerator operates without
thermostatic control (continuous operation).
Explanation of operating controls
Mains power (230V)
Manual energy selection/manual ignition
battery igniter:
CAUTION: 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.
1 = Power On switch/Energy selector switch
2 = Temperature controller
3 = Battery igniter (gas)
4 = Flame indicator (galvanised)
Gas operation (Liquid gas)
•
The refrigerator must be operated using
liquid gas (propane, butane) (no natural
gas or town gas).
•
When using LPG gas, please consider
that the burner needs cleaning at shorter
intervals due to the gas combustion
method (2-3 times per year
recommended).
•
In Europe, gas operation is permitted
while travelling only on the condition that
the gas system of the vehicle is equipped
with a hose rupture protection. The
national regulations of the respective
country must be observed.
•
For physical reasons, gas ignition faults
could occur starting from an altitude
above sea level of approx. 3280 ft. /
1000m (No malfunction).
•
On the initial refrigerator start-up or after
a cylinder change, air may be trapped in
the gas line. To purge the air from the
lines, switch on the refrigerator and any
other gas appliances (e.g. stove) for a
short time. The gas ignites without delay.
•
Each refrigerator with manual ignition is
equipped with an automatic flame safety
valve which interrupts the gas supply
automaticaly after approx. 30 seconds
when the flame has extinguished.
Fig 6
Fig 7
WARNING: As a basic rule, gas operation
is prohibited in petrol stations!
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Door locking
Note: If the vehicle is stationary for a long
period, the locking hook may be clamped by
means of a lockbar. The door may now be
opened by just pulling it without need of
pressing the locking button. See below.
Open the door by pressing the locking button
and pull open.
Fig 8
Shut the door again by pushing it to close.
The snapping into the lock can be heard.
Fig 9
CAUTION: As a basic rule, shut and lock the
door before starting your journey.
Positioning the shelves
The shelves may be pulled out by smoothly
lifting them, and may be positioned as
desired.
Removable freezer compartment
The freezer compartment may be removed to
enlarge the cooling compartment.
Fig 10
Unlock the freezer compartment on both
sides (1)
Pull the freezer compartment out (2) and
store safely.
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3mm thick, the refrigerator should be
defrosted. To do this:
An additional shelf (3) may be installed, if
required. This may be obtained from
Dometic.
•
Storing food in the cooling
compartment
Switch off the refrigerator as described
later.
•
Remove all food and the ice cube tray.
•
Switch the refrigerator on approx 12
hours before filling
•
Leave the door open to allow air to enter
and prevent formation of mildew.
•
Always store pre-cooled food. Make sure
that food is well cooled when it is bought
and also when transporting it – use
insulated cool bags.
•
After defrosting (freezer compartment
and fins free of frost), wipe both cooling
compartments dry with a cloth.
•
Keep the door open for the minimum time
possible.
•
Food must be packed, in closed
containers or wrapped in foil, and stored
separately from each other, to prevent
drying out or odours.
•
Allow foods that have been warmed to
cool down before storing.
•
Ensure that air circulation of the cooling
unit is not obstructed. Keep the
ventilation grilles free from obstructions.
Note: Water thawing in the main
compartment of the refrigerator runs into a
container at the back of the refrigerator, from
where it evaporates.
CAUTION: The layer of ice must never be
removed forcibly, nor may defrosting be
accelerated using a heat source.
Shutting off the refrigerator
Press the mode button (1) and keep pressed
for 2 seconds. The display will disappear and
the appliance is fully switched off.
Release the locking mechanism of the door
lock by pushing it and shift it to the front. If
the door is shut in this position, a small gap is
maintained to prevent the formation of
mildew.
Storing food in the freezer
compartment
•
Do not keep carbonated drinks in the
freezer.
•
The freezer compartment is suitable for
making ice cubes and for short term
storage of frozen foods. It is not suitable
as a means of freezing foods.
Note: When ambient temperatures are lower
than +10oC and the refrigerator is exposed to
these temperatures for extended periods an
even regulation of freezer temperature
cannot be guaranteed for system-related
reasons. This can cause the temperature in
the freezer to rise and stored goods to melt.
Fig 11
If the refrigerator is taken out of service for an
extended period, close the isolation tap and
the gas cylinder valve.
Making ice cubes
Ice cubes are best made over night, when
the refrigerator has less work to do and has
more reserves.
Defrosting
In time, frost builds up on the fins inside the
refrigerator. A layer of frost thicker on one
side may occur but does not mean a
malfunction. When this layer of frost is about
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Winter operation
In winter, check that the ventilation grilles and
the exhaust duct have not been blocked by
snow, leaves etc. When the outside
temperature falls below +10oC the winter
covers should be fitted. This protects the unit
from excessively cold air which could have
adverse effects on the performance of the
unit.
Note: The winter covers should also be
attached if the vehicle is taken out of service
for an extended period, or while it is being
cleaned on the outside.
Failure display
Your refrigerator will indicate a malfunction by flashing of the failure indicator LED (4) and one of
the other display lights. The chart below shows the meaning of these.
Display:
Failure:
LED is flashing
230V mode: “230V” not available or voltage too low
LED is flashing
12V mode: “12V” not available or voltage too low
LED is flashing
All temperature setting
LEDs are flashing
GAS/Auto mode: Flame not ignited
Temperature sensor defective, refrigerator work
on mid temperature setting
LED + all temperature
230V - Heating element defective
LED + all temperature
12V - Heating element defective setting LEDs are
flashing
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Troubleshooting
Before contacting your dealer or authorised service centre, please check whether:
•
The instructions for correct operation of the refrigerator have been observed.
•
The refrigerator is standing level.
•
It is possible to operate the refrigerator with any available power source.
Failure: The refrigerator does not cool sufficiently
Possible cause
Action you can take
• Inadequate ventilation to the unit.
• Check that the ventilation grilles are not
covered.
• Thermostat setting is too low.
• Set thermostat to a higher level.
• The condenser is heavily frosted.
• Check that the refrigerator door closes
properly.
• Too much warm food has been stored
within short period of time.
• Allow warm food to cool down before storage.
• The appliance has been running for only
a short period of time.
• Check whether the cooling compartment works
after approx. 4-5 hours.
• Ambient temperatures too high.
• Regularly remove ventilation grilles.
Failure: The refrigerator does not cool in gas operation mode
Possible cause
Action you can take
• Gas cylinder empty.
• Change gas cylinder.
• Is the upstream shut-off device open?
• Open shut-off device.
• Air in the gas pipe?
• Switch off the appliance and start again.
Repeat this procedure 3-4 times, if necessary.
Failure: The refrigerator does not cool in 12V operation
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.
• Heating element defective (please also
refer to failure indication).
• Please inform the Dometic Customer
Services.
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Troubleshooting (continued)
Failure: The refrigerator does not cool in 230V operation
Possible cause
Action you can take
• On-board fuse defective.
• Fit new fuse.
• Vehicle not connected to mains supply
voltage.
• Make a connection to a mains power supply.
• Heating element defective (please also
refer to failure indication).
• Please inform the Dometic Customer
Services.
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Whale Heating System
The Whale Space Heater and Whale Water Heater are both operated by using the Whale Duo
Control Panel. To operate the Space Heater or Water Heater on gas only, a 12 V d.c. supply
must be connected at all times. To operate the Space Heater or Water Heater on electric, they
must also be connected to a suitable 230V a.c. supply.
Space Heater
Symbol
Water Heater
Function
Symbol
Function
Off
Off
500W (Low)
750W (Med)
1000 (Med)
1500W (High)
2000W (High)
Gas On
Gas On
750W + Gas
2000W + Gas
1500W + Gas
Frost Protection
Frost Protection
Night Time Setting
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Whale Space Heater - User
Operation
For Gas & Electric Operation:
The Space Heater is equipped with a boost
setting which operates at 4kW, using gas and
electric combined.
For Gas Operation:
Press the Space Heater Function Key
To select Boost:
until the Gas icon is illuminated
Press the Space Heater Function Key
until the Boost icon is illuminated
There will be a pre-purge pause of approx.
20 seconds to allow any unburnt gas to leave
the flue. The Gas Lit LED will light green
upon successful flame ignition.
To turn the Space Heater Off:
Press the Space Heater Function Key
until ‘Off’ is illuminated
To adjust the temperature:
Use the temperature control buttons to adjust
the temperature.
Please note: If there is air in the gas supply
line it may take a few attempts for the gas to
ignite. If the ignition is unsatisfactory the
Space Heater Diagnostic LED will light red. If
the Diagnostic LED is lit, please refer to the
Troubleshooting section.
Press
to increase the temperature.
Press
to decrease the temperature
The temperature setting will be shown on the
temperature gauge.
For Electric Operation:
The Space Heater is equipped with 3 electric
power settings; 500W, 1000W and 2000W.
Please note: The Space Heater will
automatically turn itself on and off to maintain
the desired ambient temperature.
To select 500W:Press the Space Heater Function Key
For Night Time Setting:
until the 500W icon is illuminated
To select 1000W:-
Night Time setting maintains a temperature of
approximately 15°C, using a low power
setting.
Press the Space Heater Function Key
Press
until the 1000W icon is illuminated
illuminated on the temperature gauge.
To select 2000W:-
For Frost Protection:
Press the Space Heater Function Key
Frost protection maintains a low temperature
in the vehicle during cold temperatures.
until the 2000W icon is illuminated
Press
until the night time icon is
until the frost protection icon
is illuminated on the temperature gauge
Please note: The vehicle must be
connected to a suitable 230V a.c. supply in
order to operate.
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Whale Water Heater - User
Operation
For Gas & Electric Operation:
For Gas Operation:
For faster water heat up, the Water Heater
can be operated on both gas and electric.
Press the Water Heater Function Key
To select 750W and Gas:-
until the Gas icon is illuminated
Press the Water Heater Function Key
There will be a pre-purge pause of
approximately 5 seconds to allow any
unburnt gas to leave the flue. The Gas Lit
LED will light green upon successful flame
ignition.
until the 750W and gas icon is
illuminated
To select 1500W and Gas:Press the Water Heater Function Key
until the 1500W and gas icon is
illuminated
To turn the Water Heater Off:
Press the Water Heater Function Key
until ‘Off’ is illuminated
For Frost Protection:
Please note: If there is air in the gas supply
line, it may take a few attempts for the gas to
ignite. If the ignition is unsatisfactory, the
Water Heater Diagnostic LED will light red. If
the Diagnostic LED is lit, please refer to the
Troubleshooting section.
Frost protection maintains a low temperature
in the vehicle during cold temperatures.
For Electric Operation:
Please note: The vehicle must be
connected to a suitable 230V a.c. supply in
order to operate.
Press the Water Heater Function Key
until the frost protection icon is
illuminated
The Water Heater is equipped with 2 electric
power settings: 750W and 1500W.
To select 750W:Press the Water Heater Function Key
until the 750W icon is illuminated
To select 1500W:Press the Water Heater Function Key
until the 1500W icon is illuminated
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Whale Heating System - Troubleshooting
The Whale Space Heater and Whale Water Heater are equipped with an electronic diagnostic
system which will detect fault conditions ranging from poor gas or d.c. supply to internal heater
malfunctions. In the unlikely event of a failure, the Diagnostic LED will light red.
Whale Space Heater - Fault Finding
If the Space Heater diagnostic LED is lit as shown:HEATING
Press
and
together to identify the problem.
The number of bars that light on the Temperature Gauge indicate the fault code, e.g. 1 bar lit
equals fault code 1, 2 bars lit equals fault code 2 etc.
Check gas supply making sure that there is gas in the bottle and no blockage in the gas line.
Ensure that propane is used at temperatures below +5°C. Clear lockout as described.
Number
of Bars
Lit
Fault
Remedy
1
No flame
detected
Check gas supply making sure that there is gas in
the bottle and no blockage in the gas line. Ensure
that propane is used at temperatures below +5°C.
clear lockout as described.
2
Overheat
Check the air ducts and vents are not blocked or
restricted. Whale recommends that you wait at
least 5 to 10 minutes to allow the Space Heater to
cool before clearing lockout as described.
3
Low/high
voltage
supply
Minimum operating voltage is 10V, maximum is
15V, when measured at the Space Heater. Check
battery voltage. If between 10V and 15V, check
connections between Space Heater and battery.
Check alternator or external battery charging. Clear
lockout as described.
4
Combustion Check combustion air inlet flue and exhaust flue
for blockages. Clear lockout as described.
air fault
5
Other/
Attempt to clear lockout as described. If this fails,
Internal fault contact Whale Support on +44 (0)845 217 2933.
Solid
General
fault
Two faults have occurred at the same time OR at
least five or more lockout clearing attempts have
been unsuccessful. Clear lockout by pressing the
red Reset Button on the Space Heater, as
described.
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Heater - Lockout Clearing Procedure
If the Space Heater lockout condition has been
identified by 1, 3, 4 or 5 flashes, the lockout
must be cleared by turning the d.c. power ‘off’
and then ‘on’ again at the master switch in the
vehicle. If the first attempt is unsuccessful, you
can retry an additional 4 times. If the lockout
still will not clear (Identified by a solid LED),
please press the Reset Button on the Space
Heater.
If the Space Heater lockout condition has been
identified by a 2 flashes, a solid red LED and /
or five or more unsuccessful attempts to clear a
lockout have been made, the lockout must be
cleared by pressing the Reset Button on the
Space Heater once.
If the problem persists, contact Whale Support
on +44 (0)845 217 2933.
Whale Space Heater - Reset Button
Location
WATER HEATING
Whale Water Heater - Fault Finding
If the Water Heater diagnostic LED is lit as shown:Press
and
together to identify the problem.
The number of bars that light on the Temperature Gauge indicate the fault code, e.g. 1 bar lit
equals fault code 1, 2 bars lit equals fault code 2 etc.
Number
of Bars
Lit
Fault
1
No flame
detected
2
Overheat
3
Low/high
voltage
supply
5
Solid
Remedy
Check gas supply making sure that there is gas in the
bottle and no blockage in the gas line. Ensure that
propane is used at temperatures below +5°C. clear
lockout as described.
Check the air ducts and vents are not blocked or
restricted. Whale recommends that you wait at least 5 to
10 minutes to allow the Water Heater to cool before
clearing lockout as described.
Minimum operating voltage is 10V, maximum is 15V, when
measured at the Water Heater. Check battery voltage. If
between 10V and 15V, check connections between Water
Heater and battery. Check alternator or external battery
charging. Clear lockout as described.
Other/
Attempt to clear lockout as described. If this fails, contact
Internal fault Whale Support on +44 (0)845 217 2933.
General
fault
Two faults have occurred at the same time OR at least five
or more lockout clearing attempts have been unsuccessful.
Clear lockout by pressing the red Reset Button on the
Water Heater, as described.
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Water Heater - Lockout Clearing Procedure
If the Water Heater lockout condition has been
identified by 1, 3, 4 or 5 flashes, the lockout
must be cleared by turning the d.c. power ‘off’
and then ‘on’ again at the master switch in the
vehicle. If the first attempt is unsuccessful, you
can retry an additional 4 times. If the lockout
still will not clear (Identified by a solid LED),
please press the Reset Button on the Water
Heater.
If the Water Heater lockout condition has been
identified by a 2 flashes, a solid red LED and /
or five or more unsuccessful attempts to clear a
lockout have been made, the lockout must be
cleared by pressing the Reset Button on the
Water Heater once.
If the problem persists, contact Whale Support
on +44 (0)845 217 2933.
Whale Water Heater - Reset Button
Location
Whale Heating System - Maintenance
Whale Heating System - Winterising
The outside surfaces of the Space or Water
Heater do not normally require cleaning.
When using the Space or the Water Heater in
winter, you must ensure that the flues are not
blocked by fallen leaves or snow etc. When
the Space Heater is not in use for long
periods of time, e.g. in winter storage, you
must cover the open end of the combustion
air and exhaust flues to prevent ingress of
leaves etc.
If the surface needs cleaned, you must
isolate the electric supplies and wipe down
with a soft, damp cloth only. You must not
use abrasive cleaning agents. Allow to fully
dry before reconnecting electrical supplies.
Whale Heating System - Servicing
Whale recommends that the Space and
Water Heater must be inspected, at least
annually. This must be in accordance with the
practice in the country where it is used and in
accordance with the Whale instructions
(provided separately). Both the Space Heater
and Water Heater contain ESD sensitive
components and therefore must only be
opened by a Whale Approved Service Centre
or Engineer.
Annual testing of the gas soundness and
combustion must be carried out by an
accredited LPG Engineer.
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Smoke Alarm
Operation
The smoke alarm is operating once a fresh
battery is installed and testing is complete.
When products of combustion are sensed, the
unit sounds a loud 85db pulsating alarm until
the air is cleared.
Hush Control - The “HUSH” feature has the
capability of temporarily desensitising the
alarm circuit for approximately 8 minutes. This
feature is to be used only when a known
alarm condition, such as smoke from cooking
activates the alarm. If the smoke is not too
dense, the alarm will silence immediately and
the Red LED will flash once every 10 seconds
for approximately 8 minutes. This indicates
that the alarm is in a temporarily desensitised
condition. The smoke alarm will automatically
reset after approximately 8 minutes and sound
the alarm if particles of combustion are still
present. The “HUSH” feature can be used
repeatedly until the air has been cleared of the
condition causing the alarm.
Note: Dense smoke will override the hush
control feature and sound a continuous alarm.
CAUTION: Before using the alarm hush
feature, identify the source of the smoke and
be certain a safe condition exists.
Flashing LED Light - This smoke alarm is
equipped with a flashing red indicator light.
The light is located under the test button and
will flash every 40 seconds to indicate that the
smoke alarm is receiving power.
Testing - Test by pushing the test button on
the cover and holding it down for a minimum
of 5 seconds. This will sound the alarm if the
electronic circuitry, horn and battery are
working. If no alarm sounds, the unit has
defective batteries or other failure. DO NOT
use an open flame to test your alarm, you
could damage the alarm or ignite combustible
materials and start a structure fire.
TEST THE ALARM WEEKLY TO
ENSURE PROPER OPERATION.
Erratic or low sound coming from your alarm
may indicate a defective alarm and it should
be returned for service.
Note: Weekly testing is required.
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Nuisance Alarms
Smoke alarms are designed to minimise
nuisance alarms. Cigarette smoke will not
normally set off the alarm, unless the smoke
is blown directly into the alarm. Combustion
particles from cooking may set off the alarm if
the alarm is located close to the cooking area.
Large quantities of combustible particles are
generated from spills or when boiling. Using
the fan on a range hood which vents to the
outside (non-recirculating type) will also help
remove these combustible products from the
kitchen. If the alarm does sound, check for
fires first. If a fire is discovered, get out and
call the fire department.
Maintenance
Battery Replacement
Note: Replacement batteries are available
where you purchased your alarm.
The smoke alarm is powered by a 9V battery.
A fresh battery should last for one year under
normal operating conditions. This alarm has a
low battery monitor circuit which will cause the
alarm to “chirp” approximately every 30-40
seconds for a minimum of seven days when
the battery gets low. Replace the battery when
this condition occurs.
Note: Use only the following 9 volt batteries
for smoke alarm battery replacement:
Alkaline Type: Energizer 522; Duracell
MN1604, MX 1604; Gold Peak 1604A.
Note: Weekly testing is required.
WARNING: Use only the batteries
specified. Use of different batteries may
have a detrimental effect on the smoke
alarm.
Cleaning your alarm
Your alarm should be cleaned at least once a
year.
To clean your alarm, remove it from the
mounting bracket. You can clean the interior
of your alarm (sensing chamber) by using
compressed air or a vacuum cleaner hose
and blowing or vacuuming through the
openings around the perimeter of the alarm.
The outside of the alarm can be wiped with a
damp cloth.
After cleaning, reinstall your alarm and test it
by using the test button. If cleaning does not
restore the alarm to normal operation the
alarm should be replaced.
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CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM
Switching on your CO alarm
Note: Your CO alarm must be installed by a
competent person using the following
guidance:
•
Remove the batteries from the pack and
insert them into the battery compartment.
Make sure that you fit the batteries
correctly to the polarity markings (+ or -)
shown within the battery compartment. If
correctly installed the alarm will give a
short beep.
•
To test the alarm, press the test button.
The alarm will beep once followed by 4
loud pulses, then a brief pause and then
4 more pulses, ending with a single beep.
•
Check that the green LED flashes at 30
second intervals to show that the alarm
has power. This is easiest to see in a
dark area, or with lights switched off.
Recognising alarm signals and warnings
Feature
What this means
Required Action
Green LED flashes every 30 seconds
Normal operation
None
The alarm chirps every 60 seconds and
the red LED flashes
Low batteries
Replace batteries as
soon as possible
Alarm chirps twice every 30 seconds and
the red LED flashes twice
End of life of the alarm
Replace the alarm
Alarm chirps every 30 seconds and red
LED flashes every 30 seconds
Fault
Replace the alarm
Red LED on and constant tone
Malfunction
Replace the alarm
Loud continuous alarm with the red LED
Dangerous levels of CO
have been detected
Follow emergency
procedures.
Using your alarm
Re-setting the alarm
Testing
If the alarm sounds, the test/reset button will
silence the alarm unless it is still detecting
dangerous levels of CO. The green light will
then flash every 30 seconds to indicate that
the alarm has power.
Test your alarm each week by pressing the
test button. The alarm will beep once
followed by 4 loud pulses, then a brief pause
and then 4 more pulses, ending with a single
beep. While in full alarm the red LED will
flash for 10 seconds.
Replacement of batteries
Under normal operating conditions, the
batteries will last a minimum of one year.
These batteries can be purchased from your
local retailer.
This confirms that the alarm is powered up
and working.
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End-of-life - This alarm will chirp every 30
seconds with a red LED flash after at least 10
years operation to let you know it has
reached its end of life. A replacement needs
to be purchased.
Maintenance of your alarm
To keep your alarm in good working order:
•
Test every week
•
Vacuum regularly to remove dust
Carbon Monoxide Alarm Procedure
•
Keep away from solvents or detergents
What to do if your alarm sounds
•
If alarm sounds (4 loud audible pulses
followed by a pause for 5 seconds):
Avoid spraying air-freshener, hair-spray
near the alarm
•
Do not paint the alarm. If decorating or
using adhesives close to the alarm,
remove it temporarily.
•
•
Immediately move to fresh air - outdoors
or by an open door/window. Do a head
count to check that all persons are
accounted for. Do not re-enter the
motorhome nor move away from the
open door/window until the emergency
services responders have arrived, the
motorhome has been aired out and your
alarm remains in its normal condition.
The following substances can affect the
sensor and cause false alarms.
Methane, Propane, Iso-butane, Iso-propanol,
Ethylene, Benzene,Toluene, Ethyl acetate,
Hydrogen Sulphide, Hydrogen, Sulphur
Dioxide, alcohol based products, paints,
thinners, solvents, adhesives, hair-sprays,
aftershaves or perfumes and some cleaning
agents.
Call Gas Emergency Services: 0800 111
999 or your local Gas Safe Registered
Engineer.
WARNING: This Carbon Monoxide alarm
is not a smoke alarm. It will not sense
smoke, fire or any poisonous gas other
than carbon monoxide.
Never restart the source of the CO problem
until it has been corrected. Never ignore the
sound of the alarm! If the alarm is sounding,
pressing the test/reset button will terminate
the alarm. If the CO condition that caused the
alert in the first places continues, the alarm
will reactivate. If the unit alarms again within
six minutes, it is sensing high levels of CO
which can quickly become a dangerous
situation.
WARNING: Activation of the alarm
indicates the presence of Carbon
Monoxide (CO) which can kill you.
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ROOFLIGHTS
Closing The Blinds:
Your motorhome is fitted with at least one
type of the following roof lights:
(i)
Take hold of the end rod (without
rocker) in the recessed grip and
engage in the opposite end rod (with
rocker).
(ii)
Select the required position (blind/
flyscreen) by moving both joined end
rods together.
The Heki 2 (Option)
To Open To The Tilted Position:
(i)
Press the knob in the toggle catches
on either side of the rooflight and turn
through approx. 90°.
(ii)
Grasp the metal bar in the middle,
snap it out of its holder, swivel down
and press the rooflight upwards. (The
rooflight is held by the two gas springs
after approx. 150mm).
(iii)
Swivel the metal bar towards the
rooflight and snap into its holder.
(iv)
To close the rooflight, proceed with
steps (i to iii) in reverse order.
CAUTION: In extremely bright sunshine, the
blind must only be closed two-thirds, and the
rooflight must be set in the continuous airing
position.
Opening The Blinds:
To Open In The Intermediate
Position:
(i)
Open the toggle catches on either side
of the rooflight.
(ii)
(iii)
(iv)
(iii)
To close, proceed with steps (i-ii) in
reverse order.
•
Do not stand on the acrylic rooflight.
•
Close HEKI 2 completely before moving
off.
Do not leave your Motorhome when
HEKI 2 is open.
Please consult your supplying dealer if
you have any problems or defects.
Remove any snow/ice or dirt before
opening the roof.
Do not open when it rains or when there
is a strong wind.
•
•
Standard MPK Rooflight
The MPK 400 x 400 rooflight is generally
fitted in washroom areas.
(i) Lowering the flyscreen then pressing the
black control rod in towards the centre of
the rooflight.
To Open In The Ventilation Position:
Using both hands on the two toggle
catches, press the rooflight up about
2cm and fasten the toggle catches in
the corresponding setting.
Hold the recessed grip with one hand;
with the other hand, press the rocker
and move the blind back (do not let it
recoil).
•
To close, proceed with steps (i to iii) in
reverse order.
(ii)
(ii)
•
Open both fasteners and swivel the
metal strap towards the intermediate
position and pull the rooflight down
until the metal strap is stopped by the
fasteners.
Open the toggle catches on either side
of the rooflight.
Move blind (end rod with rocker) right
to the outside.
CAUTIONS:
Grasp the metal bar in the middle;
snap it out of its holder, swivel down
and press the rooflight outwards.
Rooflight is opened automatically after
approx. 150mm by the two gas
springs).
(i)
(i)
(ii) Then while the rods are depressed, push
upwards to open the rooflight.
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Midi Heki Rooflight
The Omnivent (12v) Rooflight
(Option)
Fig 1
(i) To open, push the large central button
(Fig 2).
Fig 2
The Omnivent is a double-glazed roof light
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. It operates as an extractor fan and air
intake fan.
(ii) Whilst depressed, slide the bar to the
desired position and locate into the stops
provided (Fig 3).
Please note: Do not change the direction of
the fan unless it has been switched off ‘O’
position and the blades have stopped
rotating.
Door Flyscreen
Fig 3
The exterior door flyscreen can be opened or
closed from both inside and outside of the
Motorhome and does not restrict door
openings.
When opening or closing the door flyscreen
use the finger grip provided.
Windows
Your new Motorhome will be fitted with
Polyplastic opening windows.
Polyplastic Window Opening
(i) In order to open the Polyplastic window it
is only necessary to move the catch
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upwards and release the catch from the
backing plate.
Operation
The mixer tap and shower mixer are
operated in the same manner as the kitchen
tap by lifting the control lever to activate the
pump and swivelling the lever left or right to
determine the temperature surface.
(ii) The Polyplastic window should remain in
the open position once opened, however
if it does not then tighten the friction
control on the window stays to increase
the holding force.
(iii) The Polyplastic window is also fitted with
a night ventilation position where the
catch is set to the centre position on the
backing plate; in this position it may be
possible for rain to enter the motorhome
in adverse conditions.
TAPS
Kitchen Taps
Your new motorhome will be fitted with a
mixer tap.
Note:
A. The water temperature could be very
high so do not lift the lever with the tap
turned to the full left position.
B. For winter storage and to prevent frost
damage the tap swivel must be left in the
centre up position.
Operation
For correct operation of the tap swivel the
spout to the desired position over the sink.
Lift the control lever to activate the pump and
allow water to flow simultaneously. To adjust
the temperature, swivel the lever to the left to
increase the temperature and to the right to
reduce the temperature.
CAUTION: The water temperature could be
very high so do not lift the lever with the tap
turned to the full left position. For winter
storage and to prevent frost damage the tap
swivel must be left in the centre up position.
Washroom Taps And Showers
Your motorhome will be supplied with either a
vanity mixer tap or separate shower mixer, or
with a combined mixer tap with retractable
shower head.
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INTERNAL DOORS
Other Internal Doors
Toilet / Washroom Doors
Other internal doors such as the wardrobe
and table storage locker are fitted with a
2-position button lock. Push the button to lock
the door and the button should remain flush
with the door. Push the button again to
release and the button should then protrude
from the door surface.
Toilet / washroom doors are fitted with a lever
lock, which is operated by pushing the lever
down. The level is spring-loaded and will
return to the closed position upon release. It
is recommend that the lever is always used
when the closing the door.
Magnetic Catches
The door can be locked from the inside by
pushing the small lever downwards. To
unlock just push the small lever up. The door
can be unlocked from the outside by using a
flat head screwdriver on the turnbuckle.
Magnetic catches work
on contact with the
metal plate on the rear
of the door. Simply close
the door until the
magnet engages and
holds the metal plate.
Pulling the door towards
you with a moderate
force will be sufficient to
disengage the magnetic
catch and open the door.
Inside the bathroom
Locker Door Catches (Paddle Latch)
Small lever
Outside the bathroom
Your new Elddis Accordo Motorhome is fitted
with positive locking locker doors at high
level.
Turnbuckle
These are operated by pressing down on the
tab within the centre of the handle to release
the internal catch.
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information on Thetford toilet fluids, see
last page of this manual. Screw the cap
back onto the emptying spout and turn
back to its original position.
Note: The Emptying Spout Measuring Cap is
supplied in the same packaging as this
manual.
THETFORD C-260 CASSETTE
TOILET RANGE
Introduction
The Thetford Cassette Toilet is a high quality
product. The toilet forms an integral part of
your motorhome bathroom, thanks to its
functional design which combines modern
styling and ease of use. The C-260 Cassette
Toilet is manufactured from high quality
synthetic materials which makes it a durable,
user and maintenance friendly toilet.
WARNING: Never add toilet fluid directly
via the blade or the toilet bowl as this
could damage the lip seal of the Waste
Holding Tank. Always pour the fluids via
the emptying spout.
6. Slide the Waste Holding Tank back into
its original position via the access door.
Make sure that it is secured with the
safety catch. Close the access door and
lock it. Your Thetford toilet is now ready
to use.
WARNING: Never use force if you cannot
get the tank back into place easily. This
may cause serious damage. If blockage
occurs, always check if the blade handle
is in the correct (closed) position.
The toilet is made up of two parts: a
permanently fixed part and a Waste Holding
Tank that is accessible from the outside. The
removable Waste Holding Tank is located
under the toilet bowl and can be removed via
a door on the outside of the motorhome. The
Thetford Cassette Toilet is the solution to the
sanitary problem in your motorhome!
The operating instructions cover Thetford
Cassette Toilet models C-260S, C-260CS
(models connected to the vehicle’s central
water tank) and C-260CWE (model with its
own flush-water tank). There are differences
in the use of these models. Please ensure
that you follow the instructions that apply to
your toilet model.
7. For toilets with own Flush-Water Tank:
Open the water filling door and fill the
flush-water tank with the correct dosage
of Aqua Rinse. This Thetford toilet fluid
keeps the flush water fresh and improves
the flushing. Next, fill up the flush-water
tank with clean water (approximately 8
litres) using a ferry can or hose. Your
toilet is now ready to use.
Preparing for use (standard)
1. Open the access door on the outside of
your motorhome.
2. Remove the Waste Holding Tank by
pulling the safety catch (which holds the
tank in place) upwards.
3. Pull the Waste Holding Tank outward to
the stop. Tip it slightly and take the tank
fully out.
4. Place the tank upright and turn the
rotating emptying spout upwards. The
emptying spout ensures that the tank can
be easily and hygienically emptied.
5. Remove the cap, with the measuring cup
inside, from the emptying spout and pour
the correct dosage of Thetford toilet fluid
(see product label) into the holding tank.
This avoids unpleasant smells and keeps
the inside of the tank clean. Next add
approximately 2 litres of water - enough
to ensure that the bottom of the Waste
Holding Tank is covered. Far more
Preparing for use with Optional
Features
8. Automatic Ventilator: Open the access
door on the outside of your motorhome
and remove the Waste Holding Tank (as
described above).
9. Remove the filter housing cover and if no
filter is present, place a new filter into the
filter housing. Peel off the sticker lids on
the filter. Place back the cover of the filter
housing.
Using the toilet (standard)
10. Turn the bowl to the desired position with
the lid closed and using both hands.
11. To activate the control panel, press the
flush-button once. The control panel
display will stay activated for
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Standard
Optional features
Note:
Optional features can be
bought from Thetford dealerships.
Control panel (with optional features)
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PARTS
a) Removable Seat and Lid
b) Swivelling Toilet Bowl
c) Blade Handle
d) Flush Button
e) Waste Holding Tank Level
Indicator
f) Water Filling Door (only if toilet
has own flush-water tank)
g) Rotating Emptying Spout
h) Automatic Pressure Release
Vent
i) Sliding Cover
j) Removable Mechanism
k) Vent Plunger
l) Pull-out Handle
m) Wheels
n) Blade Openener
o) Access Door to Waste Holding
Tank
Optional Features
p) Electric Blade
q) Automatic Ventilator
r) Waste Pump-Out System
s) Waste Holding Tank Multi-Level
Indicator
t) Flush-Water Tank Level
Indicator (only if toilet has its
own flush-water tank)
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capacity for approximately 2 more litres,
which is no more than two to three further
uses.
approximately 5 minutes. Run some
water into the bowl by pressing the flush
button again briefly.
12. The toilet may be used with the blade
open or closed. To open the blade, slide
the blade handle under the toilet bowl
sideways. After use, open the blade (if
still closed) and flush the toilet by
pressing the flush button for several
seconds (if necessary re-activate the
control panel). Close the blade after use.
WARNING: If your toilet has its own
flush-water tank, please make sure that
you do not travel with a flush-water tank
that is too full. Do not travel with water in
the toilet bowl. Failure to adhere to this
notice may result in water damage to your
motorhome.
Make sure that the blade is closed. Open the
access door located outside the vehicle, pull
the safety catch upwards and remove the
Waste Holding Tank.
16. Place the Waste Holding Tank in an
upright position (Pull-Out Handle at the
top, Wheels at the bottom). Slide the
handle sideways - to the front of the tank
- until it snaps out of its locked position.
17. Pull the handle up and wheel the Waste
Holding Tank to an authorised waste
disposal point.
18. Push the handle back into its locked
position. Turn the emptying spout
upwards and remove the cap from the
spout. Hold the Waste Holding Tank in
such a way that during emptying you can
operate the vent plunger with your
thumb. To empty the tank without
splashing, depress the vent plunger while
emptying the tank. After emptying, rinse
the tank and blade thoroughly with water.
Using the toilet with Optional
Features
13. Electric Blade: Push the electric blade
button on the control display to
electrically open or close the blade. In the
case of failure, you can manually open or
close the blade by sliding the small
handle under the toilet bowl sideways.
WARNING: Do not seriously shake the
tank or use high pressure water cleaners.
This may cause damage to the tank’s
interior.
14. Automatic Ventilator: The ventilator
automatically starts when the control
panel is activated (by pressing the flush
button) and will automatically shut off
after approximately 5 minutes. The
Automatic Ventilator Indicator will flash
until automatic shut-off occurs. If you
want to stop the ventilator, press the
Automatic Ventilator button. If you want
to re-start the ventilator, press the button
again (the LED will start flashing again).
Note: The vent plunger should only be
depressed once the emptying spout is
pointing downwards. Prepare the toilet for reuse if required. Slide the Waste Holding Tank
into the toilet and close the access door.
Emptying with Optional Features
19. Waste Holding Tank Multi-Level Indicator:
The lower lamp indicates that the Waste
Holding Tank is almost empty; the middle
lamp indicates that it is more than half
full; when the upper lamp lights up, the
tank needs emptying as it can only take 2
- 3 further uses.
15. Flush Water Tank Level Indicator (only for
toilets with own flush-water tank): When
the Flush Water Tank Level Indicator
lights up, refill the flush-water tank, as
only about 1.5 litres of water is left in the
tank, which is sufficient for approximately
2 flushes.
Note: The Waste Holding Tank Level
Indicator will flash when the holding tank is
not present. In this case the toilet will not
flush.
Emptying
The Waste Holding Tank has a capacity of 18
litres and requires emptying when the red
light (LED) on the toilet control display lights
up, when the Waste Holding Tank only has
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20. Waste Pump-Out System: When
activating the control panel this feature
automatically lights up. When the Waste
Holding Tank Level Indicator illuminates,
press the Waste Pump-Out button to
pump out the waste from the holding tank
into the vehicle’s waste tank. The button
will flash while the waste is being
pumped and will stop automatically (after
approximately 5 minutes) when all waste
has been transferred. If the vehicle’s
waste tank is full, the Waste Pump-Out
light will flash rapidly and no pump-out
will be possible until the central tank is
emptied. (Check the level of the vehicle’s
waste tank on the vehicle’s central
console). After the Waste Holding Tank
has been emptied, there will be
approximately 1.5 litres of waste left in
the tank. This is normal. Add 2 litres of
water and a correct dosage of Thetford
toilet fluids to the Waste Holding Tank.
holes. After cleaning, replace the seat
and lid by positioning the round pins in
front of the pin holes and push the lid and
seat downwards.
-
Tip! For a really shining toilet, dry with a
soft dry cloth after cleaning.
Waste Holding Tank
To keep your Waste Holding Tank fresh and
clean, Thetford has developed a number of
different toilet fluids. Thetford toilet fluids
suppress smells, reduce formation of gas,
promote breakdown of toilet waste and
increase the life span of a mobile toilet. We
advise a thorough cleaning of the Waste
Holding Tank once each season. Next to
using Thetford’s Cassette Tank Cleaner, the
powerful cleaning agent for the periodical
cleaning of the Waste Holding Tank of your
toilet, we suggest the following: -
CAUTION: It is vital that the correct amount
of toilet fluid is added to ensure the proper
breakdown of the waste in the holding tank.
Only use the system when the tank is full.
Using the system too often on an empty tank
can cause damage to the pump, which could
cause the system to fail.
Cleaning and Maintenance
The toilet should be cleaned and maintained
regularly, depending on the amount of use.
To clean Thetford toilets, we advise using
water and Thetford Bathroom Cleaner.
Note: Never use bleach, vinegar or other
powerful household cleaners that contain
these substances. These may cause
permanent damage to the seals and other
toilet components.
Toilet Bowl
-
Squirt Thetford Bathroom Cleaner into
the toilet bowl.
-
Flush the toilet bowl with water and wipe
down the rest of the toilet with a damp
cloth.
-
Clean seat and lid The seat and lid can
easily be removed: Lift the seat and lid
assembly and pull the round pins (inside
the assembly) outwards from the pin
To keep your flush water fresh and to
prevent deposits from forming in your
toilet bowl, add a correct dosage of Aqua
Rinse in your flush water tank, if present,
on your toilet.
-
Remove the removable mechanism from
the Waste Holding Tank by turning it
anti-clockwise and rinse it under a tap.
-
Remove the cover plate from the
Automatic Pressure Release Vent by
prising it up using a small screwdriver.
Use one hand to push the Automatic
Pressure Release Vent open while
holding the float of the Automatic
Pressure Release Vent on the inside of
the tank with the other hand. Push the
float upwards, turn it 180 degrees and
remove it from below. Remove the rubber
seal underneath the float. Rinse the float
and rubber seal under a tap. Replace the
rubber seal and float for the Automatic
Pressure Release Vent using the same
method in reverse.
The rubber seals in the toilet (the lip seal, the
mechanism seal, the automatic pressure
release vent seal and the cap seal) should be
regularly cleaned with water and treated with
Thetford High Grade Seal Lubricant. This will
ensure that the seals remain flexible and in
good condition. If the toilet is not to be used
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for any length of time, it is important to treat
the seals with Thetford High Grade Seal
Lubricant after cleaning.
and maintenance. To allow the Waste
Holding Tank to dry, do not place the cap
back on the emptying spout of the tank.
21. If the toilet has its own flush-water tank,
place a sufficiently large bowl under the
drain tube to catch the remaining water
from the flush-water tank and remove the
drain plug. When no more water exits,
put the drain plug on the drain tube, put it
back in its original position and close the
access door. If the toilet is connected to
the vehicle’s water tank, please follow
your vehicle’s instructions for draining the
central water system. If your toilet is
optionally featured with a Waste
Pump-Out System, take out the Waste
Holding Tank and completely clean it
(see Cleaning and Maintenance). After
cleaning, fill it with water, put it back and
empty it via the waste pump-out system.
Repeat this twice.
Note: Never use Vaseline or any vegetable
oil except olive oil. These may cause leakage
or malfunction. The lip seal is a part of the
toilet that is subject to wear. Depending upon
the extent and manner of use, the seals will
become less effective and will need replacing
periodically.
Cleaning and Maintenance for
Optional Features
-
Automatic Ventilation: The filter of the
Automatic Ventilation needs to be
renewed periodically. After approximately
4 full weeks of use, the filter loses its
absorption power.
-
Pump-Out Waste System: To ensure
optimal functionality of the Pump-Out
Waste System, periodical maintenance of
the tube and pump is recommended.
After emptying the Waste Holding Tank
completely, fill it with clean water and
empty it again. This will clean the pump
and the hose. Do this once every 3
weeks when on holiday. This should
ensure proper operation of the system.
Toilet unit malfunctions
Contact your dealer or a Thetford Service
Centre.
We advise draining the fresh water tank prior
to travelling. Antifreeze should not be
required if the motorhome is heated. If you
do wish to use antifreeze, brands containing
the following properties may be used in the
fresh water tank:
• Ethylene glycol
• Mono-Ethylene glycol
• Propane-diol
• Glycerol
• Ethane-diol
• Glycol
Winter operation
You can use your Thetford Cassette Toilet as
normal in cold weather as long as the toilet is
situated in a heated location. If there is a risk
of freezing we advise that the toilet is drained
by following the instructions under ‘Storage’.
For environmental reasons the use of
antifreeze, such as that used in car radiators,
is not recommended.
Never use alcohol based antifreeze, i.e.
Methanol, Ethanol, and Iso-propanol.
Storage
It is important that you follow the instructions
below if you do not expect to use your
Thetford toilet for a long (winter) period.
-
Activate the Control Panel by pressing
the flush button. Open the blade and
press the flush button until water stops
flowing into the bowl. Close the blade.
Open the access door on the outside of
your motorhome and empty the Waste
Holding Tank at an authorised waste
dump. Follow the instructions for cleaning
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TELECO TV AERIAL
Connection to the Amplifier
Connect the lead exiting from the pole to the
ANT input of the amplifier. Connect with the
relevant lead, the TV connector of the
amplifier with the television. Connect the
amplifier to a 220V power socket or a battery,
making sure you do not invert the + and terminals (Fig 1).
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
1) Rotate the dB dial of the amplifier
clockwise.
2) Tune the television to a channel available
in the area where you are located.
3) Rotate and lift the antenna via the
suitable pole until you get the best image
on the TV.
Useful Tips
Not all the television signals you can receive
in the zone where you are located will
necessarily originate from the same direction.
So if the quality of a programme image is
poor, try rotating the antenna as the signal
may be coming from a direction different from
the others.
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FIG 1
Gain Adjustement
With the dB dial turned all the way clockwise,
amplifier sensitivity will be at maximum and it
is therefore able to receive the weakest
signals. If, instead, the signals are very
strong, there may be image overlap on the
TV screen. In this case rotate the dB dial
anticlockwise slowly until the image is
perfect.
With battery power supply this switch (Fig
2) allows to switch off the AT42.
If the amplifier is connected to the 230V the
switch is not active.
FIG 2
Instructions for the Reception of
Horizontal or Vertical Polarity
Signals
This antenna can be positioned both
horizontally and vertically by simply turning
the knob at the bottom of the mast.
By turning the knob fully left-hand, the
antenna shifts to the horizontal position, by
turning it right-hand the antenna shifts to the
vertical position.
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HOW TO MAKE UP YOUR BEDS
The front double bed in the 105 is made up by lifting the two side beds up and pulling them
together to meet in the centre.
Accordo Day and Night 105
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HOW TO MAKE UP YOUR BEDS
Accordo Day and Night 120
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HOW TO MAKE UP YOUR BEDS
Accordo Day and Night 125
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HOW TO MAKE UP YOUR BEDS
Accordo Day and Night 135
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SECURITY
SECURITY
Motorhome Theft
Theft deterrent, prevention and security of
your motorhome is taken very seriously at
Elddis. That is why we have provided a
combination of standard features and
optional extras designed to deter and prevent
thieves from stealing your property. And in
the unlikely event that they should succeed,
aid the identification, speedy recovery of your
property and assist in the prosecution of the
thief.
The theft of a motorhome can occur in the
most unlikely circumstances; from a
motorway service area, even from an owner’s
driveway. Secure all windows and doors
when your motorhome is unoccupied, even if
only for a short length of time.
Tracker (Option)
Your motorhome can be fitted with an
optional TRACKER.
Your dealer will already have registered the
motorhome with TRACKER and confirmation
sent to you via email.
If it has not been registered you can easily do
it yourself.
Open the TRACKER registration portal
www.tracker.co.uk/elddis
Enter TRACKER VLU and Motorhome VIN
Numbers are matched and confirmed with
the vehicle model
Enter Dealership name from dropdown menu
Enter customer details including email
address
Confirmation sent to customer email
One year subscription will begin
TRACKER will contact customer towards the
end of the one year subscription period with
the options available.
or call TRACKER directly on 0870 606 1269
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CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME
should any abrasive cleaning agents,
household detergents or proprietary cleaning
fluids be used. Wash the window again using
only cold water and dry off with chamois
leather.
CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME
This section of the guide is devoted to the
care, cleaning and general preservation of
your motorhome in order to retain its
showroom condition.
Please note: Should scratches appear on
the acrylic windows these can often be
removed with an acrylic polish. E.g. ICI
Perspex polish. Gentle polishing with a liquid
metal polish, i.e. Brasso may also have the
desired effect - consult your retailer BEFORE
attempting to remove any but the slightest
scratch.
Exterior Body Shell
The exterior painted body shell of your
motorhome, usually the side walls, is acrylic
finished aluminium, which is extremely
durable and easy to clean. It is
recommended you first wash off any caked
dirt and mud with cold water then use a
proprietary brand wash and wax shampoo
and rinse with plenty of cold water.
Window Blinds & Flyscreens
To clean the blinds and flyscreens, moisten a
soft cloth or sponge with a small amount of
water and mild soap suds and gently wipe
dirt off. Allow to dry before retracting, failure
to due this could result in mildew forming.
CAUTION: Under no circumstances should
an abrasive or harsh cleaner be used. Do not
use a pressure washer as this can disturb
mastic seals.
Glass Fibre Reinforced Plastic (GRP)
GRP components need to be washed, waxed
and taken care of like a car. Chemicals and
dirt can collect during storage, and the gel
coat can be stained or marked when
chemicals combine with rain or dew. Most
stains or marks can be removed with mild
dishwashing detergent, but more stubborn
marks may require a (fine grit) rubbing
compound such as T-cut. To help keep your
GRP components looking almost like new, it
is wise to wash the parts monthly (or more
frequently) using mild dishwashing detergent,
but avoid using strong alkaline (e.g. trisodium
phosphate) or acidic cleaners or abrasives.
Waxing the components once or twice a year
with a good grade paste wax will help to
maintain the colour and finish.
ABS - Wheel Spats & Panels
To preserve the appearance of all ABS
panels and fittings road grit, dust, sand, flies,
lime tree secretions, bird droppings etc.,
should be washed off using plenty of cold
water. Any remaining dirt should be washed
off using a soft cloth and warm water. Under
NO circumstances should any abrasive
cleaning agents, household detergents or
proprietary cleaning fluids be used. Wash the
ABS material again using only cold water and
dry off.
Acrylic Windows
Your motorhome is fitted with shatter
resistant acrylic windows. To preserve their
clarity and unblemished transparency it is
essential that the following cleaning
instructions are strictly adhered to: Road grit,
dust, sand, flies, lime tree secretions, bird
droppings etc., should be washed off using
plenty of cold water do not use a sponge to
clean off heavy dirt deposits. Any remaining
dirt should be washed off using a soft cloth
and warm water. Under NO circumstances
Furniture
Treat your motorhome furniture as you would
the furniture in your home. Polish wood
surfaces sparingly with a good quality wax or
spray polish. Use a damp cloth to clean
Melanate laminated surfaces.
Interior Walls
Your motorhome interior walls will only
require a wipe over with a damp cloth, using
a mild detergent, to keep them in a
‘showroom’ condition.
Carpets, Upholstery And Curtains
Vacuum clean carpets and upholstery to
ensure a long life, marks on cushions can be
removed using a mild upholstery shampoo
with the minimum of water. Curtains should
be dry cleaned only.
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Washroom And Handbasin Fittings
These should be cleaned using a non
abrasive household cleaner. Always put the
cold water into the hand basin before adding
the hot in order to preserve the finish of the
thermoplastic formed basin.
(iv)
(v)
Please note: Under no circumstances should
alcohol, spirit or solvent-based liquids be
used on GRP or ABS plastic panels as these
substances may react with the material and
cause visible damage.
(vi)
Shower Trays
Only clean your shower tray using soap and
water. Do not use chemical based cleaning
agents as this may attack the material of the
tray.
(vii)
(viii)
Water Systems
The water systems and in particular storage
tanks, in motorhomes are susceptible to
contamination by bacteria if care is not taken
with their use and cleaning. The symptoms
caused by bacterial contamination are not
purely limited to gastro-intestinal diseases,
but may also manifest themselves as ear,
nose, throat, and eye or skin infections. It is
therefore important that you carry out the
following procedure prior to using the
motorhome each time, even if you boil or
filter all water you use for drinking.
Internal Water Systems
(i)
Drain down the system. (Open all taps
to allow air in, enabling the system to
drain quickly). See Index - Draining
Down The Water System.
(ii)
Remove any water filters fitted, and
replace with a short length of hose or
empty filter cartridge (this will ensure
the filter is not affected by the
disinfectant / sterilising solution).
(iii)
Fill the system by using the pump with
a disinfectant / sterilising solution.
(Check that the solution at full strength
appears at all taps/showers). Allow to
stand for the recommended period of
time.
(iv) Drain the system down completely.
(v)
Thoroughly clean the outside of all
taps/connectors with a cloth soaked in
the disinfectant / sterilising solution.
(vi) Flush the system through with clean
drinking water until no traces of
disinfectant / sterilising solution can be
detected at any tap.
Please note: If your motorhome is not going
to be used for an extended period of time it is
recommend that you disconnect the vehicle
battery to prevent the battery from
discharging.
Water Containers
(i)
All water remaining in any water
container should be disposed of so
that the container is empty.
(ii)
(iii)
appropriate disinfectant / sterilising
solution and allowed to stand for the
recommended contact time (e.g. Milton
for 15 minutes).
The solution should be emptied from
the container.
The opening of the any container
should be cleaned thoroughly with an
appropriate pre-prepared wipe
impregnated with a disinfectant /
sterilising solution.
External containers should be inverted
whilst stored overnight (if possible).
Containers must be filled with mains
water only and mains water only
should be used for the above cleaning
procedure.
On no account should garden hoses
be used to fill water tanks.
The outside of external water
containers should be thoroughly
cleansed and washed down to remove
any dirt, dust or other contaminant.
Water at a suitably hot temperature
containing an appropriate detergent is
recommended for this purpose. Water
should then be put into the container,
swirled round and then emptied out.
All containers should then be totally
filled with water containing an
(vii)
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Replace the filter. Suitable sterilising
chemicals are available from your
Elddis Retailer, accessory shop,
chemists, or homebrew shops. It is not,
however, recommended to use bleach
or sodium metabisulphide.
CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME
Thetford Toilet
WARNING: Ensure the wheel is of the
same construction and size as the one
that has been removed.
WARNINGS
Cold Weather Use - To prevent freezing
during cold weather use, add antifreeze to
the toilet system fresh water tank. Use a
non-toxic (propylene glycol) type of
antifreeze. Refer to chart on container to
obtain level of protection.
Warmer Weather Use - In warmer weather
or longer intervals between emptying the
waste tank you may require additional
toilet fluid. Use only Thetford toilet fluid to
achieve the best results.
CAUTIONS
•
Never add toilet fluid directly into toilet
bowl.
•
Do not use strong household detergents
or cleaners that contain chlorine,
solvents or acid contents.
•
High Altitude and Hot Weather Use - with
large temperature differences and
changing heights during driving,
pressure can start to build up in the
waste holding tank, causing contents to
splash upward upon opening the valve
blade if opened too fast.
Changing A Wheel
(i)
Ensure handbrake is applied and
chock the wheel diagonally opposite
the wheel to be removed.
(ii)
Remove the hub cap. (If applicable)
(iii)
Use wheel brace to slacken off wheel
nuts on the wheel to be changed.
(iv)
Position jack at the appropriate jacking
point (see Peugeot vehicle handbook).
(v)
Jack up the motorhome until the wheel
for removal is just off the ground.
(vi)
Remove the wheel nuts and remove
the wheel.
(vii)
Fit spare wheel and reverse the above
procedure.
(viii)
Tighten wheel nuts in accordance with
the Peugeot handbook instructions.
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CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME
PRE-SEASON WATER SYSTEM PREPARATION
• Remain in your van after the pump has
stopped and inspect all the taps and
shower heads for leaks. You may need to
dry them down first to spot any leaks). If
there is access to the underside of the taps
check for water leaks.
If you find a water leak, check the following:
Over the winter months bacteria can grow in
your water system. Particles of minerals and
dirt gather in joins and any undrained areas.
After following this guide, change your water
filter. If you have a Whale AquaSmart system,
change your Whale WF3000 Water Filter. If
you have an in line filter in your plumbing
system, Whale recommend you use WF1230
Aquasource Water Filter.
To check the system hasn’t suffered any frost
damage over the winter and floods your van,
take the following precautions:
• Close all drain valves in your van’s water
system.
• Re-attach your shower head.
• Ensure all taps and showers are positioned
over sinks and drains.
• Check condition of leisure battery, if it is
below 12V please connect to mains
electricity supply.
• Rinse out fresh and waste water tanks with
water, add a non-caustic cleaning and
purifying agent.
• Completely fill your fresh water tank with
tap water.
• Leave the hot tap that is furthest away from
the water heater fully open, close all
remaining taps and showers.
• Turn on isolation switch for water pump,
normally found on the control panel or in a
menu within the control panel’s software.
• You should hear the pump running or the
pressure coming from the open hot tap.
• Water will pop and splash as it comes from
the hot tap, it will take some time for a flow
of water to arrive as the water heater
needs to fill up first.
• Once an even flow is achieved, work back
towards the water heater, opening the next
further away hot tap until all have been
opened and there is a smooth water flow.
• The next stage is to close all hot water taps
and open the cold water taps in the same
order as the hot taps, beginning at the
furthest away cold tap.
• When an even flow is achieved through all
the taps in your van close all the taps. The
pump should turn off (after a few seconds if
it is a pressurised system).
• If there is a water leak coming from the
connections on the underside of the tap,
try to push them home or tighten them with
a spanner depending on the connections.
• If the leak originates from a crack or an
unknown source check the rest of the taps
and showers before turning off the water
pump.
• Then drain the water system as the water
pressure will continue to escape through
the leak and will cause water damage to
your van. Contact your local dealer to
rectify the leak(s).
(Note: While checking the taps and showers
you may hear the pump turn on and off a few
times. If you hear this, turn on and off all the
taps for 10 seconds individually to remove
any trapped air from the system.)
• If the pump continues to run intermittently
for short bursts this can indicate a leak as
pressure is being lost. Follow all the water
pipes and check if there is any water
leaking from joints or if a pipe is burst.
• Should you find a leak at a joint, tighten the
joint or push the pipe fully into the Quicklift
fitting to dry up the water and wait to see if
the problem persists.
• If you find a burst pipe or damaged tap/
shower we recommend that you contact
your nearest Motorhome dealer.
• After the cleaning agent has remained in
the system for the required time, purge the
system by running 2 or 3 full tanks of water
through the system using all taps and
showers in the mixed position.
• Change your filter.
• Finally your system is ready for use.
If you have successfully carried out this
guide, please check your water heater is
functioning correctly, to do this please follow
the manufacturer’s instructions.
Enjoy the new season.
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CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME
GETTING READY FOR THE WINTER
Before following this guide, ideally carry out this procedure prior to moving the motorhome to its
winter storage location. (The movement of the vehicle will encourage residual water to drain from
the system).
Ensuring that all water is removed from the motorhome’s pipework, taps and appliances will
reduce the risk of frost damage occurring. Frost damage can occur when water left in the system
freezes and expands, causing pipework and appliances to split, crack or burst.
User Tip: Ensure the gas is turned off at the
bottle.
• Ideally position motorhome so the drain
valves are at the lowest point i.e. tilt the
motorhome or park on a slope.
• Open on board tank drain valve (if present)
and leave open.
• Turn the pump off.
User Tip: If mains electric hook up is
available and a Whale Space Heater is fitted
select 500w electric ( ) and set temperature
to frost protection.
• Where grey waste tanks are fitted, remove
all sink plugs and open the drain tap.
• Open all taps/mixers in the mid position,
including the external shower (if fitted).
• Open any other drain points (if present).
User Tip: Do not close the fridge door tightly,
leave ajar to prevent mildew forming.
User Tip: To maintain the battery periodically
charge throughout the winter.
User Tip: Fully drain/empty holding tank and
flush tank of toilet in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions.
• External water components - shake water
out of pump/Aqua Source/Aquasmart filter
assembly and store inside the van.
• Remove shower handset (including the
external shower, if fitted) and shake water
out.
• Internal pump - turn on and allow to run to
expel additional water for 2 minutes.
• Open water heater drain valve and leave
open.
• If internal pump is accessible disconnect
outlet pipe and turn on pump to purge
water into an aequate basin. Only
reconnect pump when water system is to
be used.
Please note : Where ‘wet’ heating systems are fitted, please refer to the manufacturer’s
instructions for winterising. These winterising tips are intended as a general guide only. For
servicing and product advice for your specific vehicle, please contact:
Whale Customer Support:
Tel: +44 (0)28 9127 0531
Fax: +44 (0)28 9146 6421
Email: info@whalepumps.com
www.whalepumps.com
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CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME
11-6
STORAGE
Power Drain
STORAGE
Ensure that the leisure battery is fully
charged before placing the vehicle into
storage.
LONG TERM & WINTER STORAGE
If your motorhome is to be stored for any
length of time, especially over the winter
period, the following operations are
recommended:
(i)
(ii)
Once in storage disconnect the battery.
Check the battery state every 2 months, if the
terminal voltage drops below 12.07V then
recharging is necessary.
Ensure all windows, roof lights,
habitation and exterior locker doors are
closed firmly and locked.
Charging should be carried out in a cool, dry,
well ventilated area.
Remove all soft furnishings which could
be affected by damp conditions
Do not place the battery onto cold surfaces
such as concrete as this will affect the
battery’s ability to charge.
(iii) Clean the motorhome inside and out as
detailed in the previous section.
This will depend on your leisure battery’s
capacity, age and state of charge.
(iv) Drain the water system (see Water
system).
Should the motorhome be stored for a
prolonged period of time it is strongly
recommended that the motorhome is fully
serviced before the commencement of use.
Your retailer will ensure that your motorhome
is safe, secure and ready for your enjoyment.
(v) For winter storage and to prevent frost
damage all taps must be left in the open
position. For those motorhomes with
lever taps please ensure the taps are left
in the central position.
(vi) All blinds and flyscreens should be left in
the retracted position. Check all fixed
ventilation apertures are not obstructed.
Please note: It is recommended that you
place a bowl of salt within your motorhome to
absorb any moisture during the winter
months.
(vii) Ensure that the refrigerator/freezer
compartment doors are left open during
storage.
(viii) Check that the site you have chosen to
store the motorhome is open, fairly high
and dry and if possible not exposed to
gales etc.
Motorhome Covers
Covers may be used to protect your new
Elddis motorhome provided that the cover
used is of a breathable type.
Lower the TV antenna and ensure the cover
is well tied down to avoid the cover being
punctured.
Your motorhome must be ventilated every 4
to 6 weeks if it is to be stored with a cover in
place.
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STORAGE
12-2
WARRANTY
MOTORHOME WARRANTY
COVER
Introduction
At Elddis we are confident that our new
motorhomes are engineered using the latest
manufacturing techniques and advanced
materials technology ensuring that, when
buying one of our products, you are buying
the very best. We extend this philosophy to
our customers by offering long term peace
of mind and reassurance through our
extensive warranty cover.
Your warranty cover commences on the day
your new motorhome is purchased and
comprises two key elements:
1. Three year manufacturer’s warranty
2. Ten year body integrity warranty
Scope
This applies to all new Elddis products
manufactured from 2012 model year
onwards.
Three year manufacturer’s
warranty
Year 1 warranty - Covers all original
components, including permanently fitted
equipment forming part of the original
product specification.
Year 2 and 3 warranty – Covers all original
components, including permanently fitted
equipment forming part of the original
product specification, with the exception of
the following items:
• Microwave
• Tyres
• Batteries
• Windows and glass
• Exterior paint work
• Soft furnishings, carpets and floor
coverings
• Entertainment equipment
• Fuses and LED lights
• Exterior panels and trims
• Plastic products including A-frame
covers, wheel spats and shower trays
• Minor adjustment of blinds, hinges,
catches, stays and doors
• Exterior decals
Ten year body integrity warranty
Elddis products are covered against water
ingress damage for 10 years from the original
date of purchase of a new product (6 years for
subsequent owners from the 1st owners
original date of purchase). This applies to
water ingress through any permanently sealed
seam joints.
In order to comply with the terms of the above
cover the following conditions must be met:
Reporting a fault
In the unlikely event that you experience a
problem with your motorhome please contact
your retailer.
It is with the retailer that your contract of sale
exists and consequently they have the
responsibility to ensure any complaints and
warranty issues are addressed. Any Elddis
Approved / Service Centre, NCC Approved
Workshop or NCC equivalent standard as set
out in this handbook may carry out work at
their convenience or discretion, but are not
obliged to do so.
All Elddis products are classed as portable
and therefore all work under warranty requires
the motorhome to be delivered and collected
from the selling retailer.
The cost of transporting the motorhome by
any means to and from the place of repair
is the responsibility of the owner.
Conditions attached to the warranty
cover
All warranty work must be undertaken by a
current Elddis Approved / Service Centre,
NCC Approved Workshop or NCC equivalent
standard as set out in this handbook.
• You must retain the original sale invoice
for the motorhome.
• All new motorhomes must be registered
with Elddis within 6 weeks of purchase as
new. Your retailer can forward this
information to us. Please keep us
informed of any name or address changes
by using the Notification of Change to
Name and Address form.
• The motorhome must have an annual
service and damp check carried out by an
Elddis Approved / Service Centre, NCC
Approved Workshop or NCC equivalent
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WARRANTY
standard as set out in this handbook.
Original invoices and damp reports must
be retained as proof that the annual
services have been carried out in
accordance with our warranty terms.
•
consequential loss, damage, costs,
expenses or other claims for
compensation arising which were not
reasonably foreseeable by both parties
when the motorhome was originally
purchased.
Service intervals:
a) In years 1, 2, and 4 through to 9 the
service must be completed no more
than 60 days either side of the
anniversary of the date of purchase.
•
No liability will be accepted for damage
caused by fair wear and tear, rodent
damage, willful damage, negligence or
abnormal working conditions.
b) In Years 3 and 10 the service must
be completed no more than 60 days
before the anniversary of the date of
purchase.
•
No alteration may be made to the original
construction.
•
In the case of a dispute Elddis will
appoint an independent arbitrator. Elddis
will pay for the costs of arbitration,
subject to the owner paying a £250
deposit.
•
If the arbitrator finds in favour of the
customer, then the deposit will be
returned. If the arbitrator finds in favour of
Elddis, the customer will lose their
deposit.
•
Where the arbitrator awards a sum of
money less than an offer made by Elddis
which has already been rejected by the
customer, then their deposit is forfeited.
•
In all cases the arbitrator’s decision is
final and both parties must agree to abide
by the decision.
c) For second owners the service in
years 3 and 6 must be completed no
more than 60 days on or before the
anniversary of the original date of
purchase.
d) No service interval should exceed 14
months.
e) Failure to service the vehicle
within the specified time limits will
invalidate your warranty.
•
•
•
Where an annual service identifies that
repairs are necessary the motorhome
must be made available for repair within
six weeks of the date of inspection for the
purpose of carrying out the repair work.
Elddis reserves the right to inspect the
vehicle before work commences.
Exclusions
Warranty cover is not given for motorhomes if
they have been used under any of the
following circumstances:
Work may only be undertaken by an
Elddis Approved / Service Centre, NCC
Approved Workshop or NCC equivalent
standard as set out in this handbook and
only after approval by Elddis (depending
upon individual circumstances).
Elddis will pay the costs of remedial work
to the repairer, only after approved work
has been carried out. 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 Policy is not retrospective and is
applicable to 2012 model year
motorhomes onwards.
•
No liability will be accepted for any
•
Used for hire.
•
Used as a permanent residence
•
Towed behind a commercial vehicle
•
Used for racing or time trials
•
Damage resulting from freezing, accident
or fire damage
Mains electrics
It is recommended that you have your mains
electrics system inspected by a NICEIC
approved contractor every 3 years.
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WARRANTY
Transfer of ownership
Non Warranty Repairs
If you purchase this vehicle as a used vehicle
it may be possible to transfer the unexpired
term of the warranty cover (up to a maximum
of six years commencing at the original date
of purchase from new). The warranty cover
for a used vehicle commences from the
original date of purchase from new and is as
follows:
Should you require any replacement parts for
your motorhome it is necessary that you
contact the Retailer from whom you
purchased the motorhome or any Elddis
approved Retailer and give the following
information, which will help in identifying the
required component:
1. Three year manufacturer’s warranty
(ii) VIN number
2. A maximum of six years’ body integrity
warranty
(iii) Description of required part
(i) Model and make of motorhome
(iv) Photograph, size or diagram of required
part
The warranty is subject to the usual terms
and conditions’ set out in the handbook and
is only transferable on payment of a £50
administration fee. Full documentary
evidence that the motorhome has been
serviced annually should be provided at the
time of transfer, in accordance with the terms
and conditions of the warranty stated in the
handbook. Transfer of ownership must be
completed within three months of change of
legal ownership. Please complete the
Notification of Change of Ownership form in
your handbook.
Please note: All parts must be ordered and
supplied through an approved retailer.
Remedial Work
Elddis, together with its suppliers is
continually undertaking extensive research
into testing, remedial work procedures and
materials such as sealants, adhesives,
gaskets and tapes. Therefore, if for any
reason your new motorhome is damaged or
requires remedial work then only an
approved Elddis Retailer or Service Centre
should undertake such work.
This warranty does not affect the purchaser’s
statutory rights. The warranty shall be
governed and construed in accordance with
the laws of England and the parties
irrevocably submit to the exclusive
jurisdiction of the courts of England.
All such work should be undertaken using
only approved Elddis genuine parts,
recommended sealant and following Elddis
procedures. Elddis will also undertake to
supply certain specialist repairers with the
necessary spare parts. In this case, your
selected repairer must contact the PARTS
DEPARTMENT with all enquiries.
For second owners the service in years 3 and
6 must be completed no more than 60 days
on or before the anniversary of the original
date of purchase.
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WARRANTY
13-4
MOTORHOME CONSTRUCTION
MOTORHOME CONSTRUCTION MAIN COMPONENTS
The following is a brief description of the
main components used in your motorhome.
More comprehensive descriptions can be
found in the equipment manufacturers
literature held in the Owner’s Information
Pack.
SOLID CONSTRUCTION BODY SHELL
Elddis Motorhome Bodies are constructed
from the highest quality materials. The fully
insulated floor is a constructed timber frame
with plywood internal floor and a GRP
underskin for added water resistance and
insulation laminated together for strength.
The walls comprise an insulated foam
sandwich having pre-coated aluminium
exterior surface and vinyl coated plywood
internal finish. Wooded framing is positioned
within the sandwich to add strength. The
latest technology is used to produce the
extremely well insulated and robust, yet
lightweight sections.
WINDOWS
Windows are all of a double glazed acrylic
construction and the door frames are
extruded aluminium.
INSULATION
Elddis motorhomes are built to thermal
insulation Grade 3 in accordance with
European Standard BSEN 1464 part 1.
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MOTORHOME CONSTRUCTION
14-2
EQUIPMENT LIST
EQUIPMENT LIST
ACCORDO
REFRIGERATOR
DOMETIC 8 or 5 SERIES
HEATER
WHALE SPACE HEATER
WATER HEATER
SINK AND DRAINER
WHALE EXPANSE
THETFORD SPINFLO ARGENT CENTRE SINK
OVEN
THETFORD SPINFLO DUPLEX
HOB
THETFORD SPINFLO 3 BURNER HOB
TAPS
CARAFAX MIXER TAP 240/120
LIGHTS RECESSED LED
DREAM LIGHTING
12V READING LIGHTS
BCA EYEBALL HALOGEN
CONTROL PANELS
BCA BLACK
ELECTRICAL FITTINGS
BCA C LINE
TOILET
THETFORD C260S
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EQUIPMENT LIST
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ELECTRICAL DRAWINGS
ELECTRICAL DRAWINGS
ACCORDO
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ELECTRICAL DRAWINGS
16-2
GENERAL QUESTIONS
PLEASE NOTE: The internal lights in your
motorhome will not operate whilst the
motorhome engine is running.
GENERAL QUESTIONS
Q: Where Can I Obtain Your Latest
Brochure?
A: Our latest brochures are available from
Approved Retailers or can be viewed and
printed from the download section on our
website www.elddis.co.uk. A request form
can also be completed should you wish to
receive a printed copy of our latest
brochures.
Q: Why Is the Handbook Not Specific To
My Model?
A: Many of the components used in the
manufacture of our motorhomes are identical
throughout our model ranges, so we produce
a generic handbook, which covers all models
manufactured for that season. If the literature
supplied with your motorhome does not
answer your question then please contact
your Retailer for further assistance.
Q. I Require Technical Or Other
Information, Who Can Help Me?
A. The majority of information you require is
available through your Elddis Retailer.
Q - Can You Tell Me The Second Hand
Price Of My Motorhome?
A - As a manufacturer we are not involved in
the second hand market. You should contact
a Retailer. They should be able to give some
indication of market value.
Q: Can I Fit A Bicycle Rack/Top Box/Air
Conditioning To My motorhome?
A: It may be possible to fit accessories to
your motorhome but this will depend upon
the internal construction of the roof/walls and
whether they can support the weight of the
accessory. If it is possible your Retailer will
be able to advise you, (or alternatively they
will obtain confirmation and a drawing where
necessary, from Elddis). Please note that
weight of any accessories will reduce your
User Payload allowance.
Q: My Interior Lights Are Not Working,
What Do I Do?
A: It is possible that all of the 230V mains
electrical equipment may not be operated
simultaneously. Check fuses, battery
connections and power supply (master light
switch). Refer to your Retailer for further
assistance.
Q: Where Can I Get Spare Parts For My
Motorhome?
A: Retailers will be able to source most parts
you require. For details of your nearest Elddis
Retailer please refer to our Find A Retailer
section on our website, or call 0871 964 2113
for assistance.
Q. How Many Years Will Spare Parts Be
Available For My Motorhome?
A. Elddis will endeavour to supply spare parts
for a motorhome, for at least 8 years from
new.
Q. Why Don’t You Stock Parts At The
Elddis Factory?
A. Due to the volume of models we produce it
is not possible for us to maintain stock levels
of every individual component used in our
manufacturing process. We do stock
commonly requested items, but some items
must be made to order
Q. What If The Parts Are No Longer
Available?
A. Where an original part is no longer
available, whenever possible we will suggest
a suitable alternative if it is available.
Q: Who Can Service My Motorhome?
A: Your supplying Retailer is obliged to
undertake your warranty work. However, any
Elddis Approved / Service Centre, NCC
Approved Workshop or NCC equivalent
standard as set out in this handbook can
undertake the work, but this is at their
discretion. We will also accept services
completed by a NCC approved company, but
they will not be able to undertake warranty
work if they are not approved by Elddis
Q. I Am Having Trouble Booking My
Motorhome in For Its Service, In Line With
The Requirements. What Timescale Is
Acceptable?
A. Please refer to the warranty section for the
terms and conditions of servicing. We would
recommend that you plan your services in
advance in order to meet the requirements.
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GENERAL QUESTIONS
Q. I Have A Problem With My motorhome,
Who Can Help Me?
A. We would always recommend that you
contact your supplying Retailer. Your local
Elddis Retailer or Elddis Approved Service
Centre may be able to assist. An inspection
can then take place and the necessary
course of action agreed.
Q. I Am Unhappy With The Service I Have
Received From My Retailer/Service
Centre, Where Do I Go From Here?
A. We would recommend that you write to
your Retailer/Service Centre, detailing your
problems and requirements, requesting a
response explaining how they will resolve
your complaint. A copy of your letter can also
be forwarded to Elddis Customer Care
Department, quoting the serial number of
your motorhome and the name of the
Retailer/Service Centre. Please be assured
that we will assist your Retailer/Service
Centre in resolving any problems.
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GLOSSARY
GLOSSARY
Control Panel
ABS - plastic
Used as the description for the panel of
electrical switches and gauges governing
12V and mains electricity systems.
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Plastic the
material used for most of the large plastic
components within your motorhome.
Dinette
Actual Laden Weight
This is the total weight of the motorhome
when loaded ready for use by the end user.
This is a popular style of seating
arrangement where two seats or settees face
each other across a table.
Aquaroll
Brand name used generically for a water
container that rolls so you don’t need to lift it.
Earth Leakage Circuit Breaker (ELCB)
Battery Charger
This is required to keep a leisure battery
charged. Most motorhomes include a
charging facility that operates via the mains
hook-up, and also has the ability to recharge
from the tow car’s alternator while travelling.
End Kitchen
Berth(s)
Those items and fluids required for the safe
and proper functioning of the equipment for
habitation as defined by the manufacturer of
the motorhome. This includes items such as
the leisure battery and gas cylinders, plus
water contained in the water heater etc.
ELCB Earth leakage circuit breaker - see
residual current device (RCD)
A common term used to describe floor plans
that put the kitchen across the rear, usually
adjacent to a motorhome door on one side
and washroom on the other.
Essential Habitation Equipment
Sleeping place - Refers to the number of
people a motorhome can accommodate for
sleeping.
Blown Air Heating
A method of heating the living quarters of a
motorhome by use of a fan pushing air out
through a number of outlets.
Flyscreens
Mesh fittings for windows doors and roof
vents, to keep out insects etc.
Bunk Bed
This is a sleeping place, usually higher up
than a conventional bed. Often (but not
always) this can be folded or removed to
provide additional living space.
Free-Standing Table
This is a table that, because of its leg design,
can be used inside or outside.
Full Service Pitch
Butane
Is a form of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)
that normally comes in blue cylinders. This
type of gas is most commonly used in the
UK, although a switch to propane is advised
in severely cold weather conditions.
This is a pitch that has individual provision for
fresh water supply and waste water disposal,
in addition to mains electricity and in some
cases TV aerial connection.
Gas Cylinder
This is a portable, pressurised container for
the storage of LPG.
Campingaz
This is the trade name of Butane gas.
Gas Cylinder Locker
Cassette Blind
This is a roller blind that is fitted as part of the
window assembly, often along with a
flyscreen, thus giving a neat installation.
Is the compartment on the motorhome for the
storage of gas cylinders.
Gas Drop out Holes
These are not part of the ventilation. LPG is
heavier than air, so holes through the floor
below gaspowered appliances allow any
leakage of gas to exit the habitation area.
Cassette Toilet
A form of chemical toilet found in modern
motorhomes, where the waste holding tank
can be accessed and emptied from outside.
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GLOSSARY
Grey Water
LPG
This is the waste water from sink/shower.
Liquid Petroleum Gas, i.e. butane or
propane.
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW)
This is the weight of the vehicle laden to its
maximum, as defined by the manufacturer.
See also MTPLM.
L-Shaped
GRP
Mains Hook-Up
Is Glass-reinforced plastic, but more
commonly known as glass fibre (not fibre
glass, which is a trade name
This is a site facility where you can plug into
a mains electricity supply.
Handbook
This is the maximum payload available for
the user.
This is a term where the seating area of a
motorhome is indeed L shaped.
Maximum User Payload
This is an owner’s manual, a guide to the
workings of your motorhome.
MIRO - Mass In Running Order
Hardstanding
Weight of the motorhome equipped to the
manufacturer’s standard specification
including essential habitational equipment
This is a pitch which has a hard surface
made of gravel, asphalt, concrete etc,
instead of grass.
MTPLM - Maximum Technically
Permissible Laden Mass
Hook-Up
This is a facility on a pitch for connection to
mains electricity.
The technical maximum permissible laden
weight of the motorhome, this must not be
exceeded.
Ingress
NCC
Usually meaning water ingress, a possible
problem where water seeps in at the joins,
usually as a result of worn sealant.
The only trade association representing
manufacturers, retailers and suppliers within
the motorhome industry.
Jack
Optional Equipment Payload
This is a device for raising the vehicle so that
a wheel can be changed.
The payload provided by the Elddis for any
factory fitted options that may be available.
Kerb Weight
Owners’ Club
This is the empty weight of a motor vehicle
as defined by the manufacturer.
This is a group of people who usually own
the same brand of motorhomes and enjoy
meeting up for rallies.
Layout
This is the Interior design and details where
furniture units are placed in relation to each
other.
Payload
The amount you can put into a motorhome.
Specifically the difference between the
Maximum Technical Permissible Laden Mass
(MTPLM) and the Mass In Running Order
(MIRO).
Leisure Battery
This supplies the power for the motorhome
electrical systems and is sometimes called
an auxiliary battery.
PDI
Levelling
This is an inspection undertaken by the
Retailer prior to handover to the customer.
The process of ensuring that a motorhome is
level when sited on a pitch. It is important for
comfort and also to ensure the correct
functioning of the fridge and water systems.
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GLOSSARY
Pitch
Torque Wrench
A designated area of a motorhome site
allocated for the use of one outfit. Most sites
will be arranged with defined pitches.
A form of spanner used to set nuts and bolts
to a specified degree of tightness. It is
recommended for adjustment of wheel fixings
on motorhomes.
Propane
User Payload
Gas used in colder conditions and is usually
supplied in red cylinders.
The weight of all items carried in the
motorhome.
RCD
This is a residual current device and is part of
the electrical system that will ‘trip’ if there is
an electrical fault.
U-Shaped Settee
Gas Regulator
Vehicle Kerb weight
Safety device fitted between the gas cylinder
and the gas system of a motorhome, which
controls the pressure of gas being released
from the cylinder.
The weight of the tow car often indicated in
the manufacturers specifications.
Usually a reference to seating that literally is
‘U’ shaped.
VIN - Vehicle Identification Number
Roof Lights - See Roof Vent.
This is a unique serial identification number
for a vehicle. All cars and motorhomes should
carry a VIN. Motorhomes are not obliged to,
but most of those sold in recent years in the
UK do.
Roof Vent
Warranty
Is an opening unit in the ceiling that lets in
ventilation and light, these vary in size, but
the best ones will have integral blinds and
flyscreens and are also called rooflights.
Are the terms and conditions that spell out
your rights with regard to servicing, repair or
replacement of parts as provided by the
manufacturer.
Semi-Rigid Pipe work
Wild Camping
Is water pipes made of a semi rigid plastic
and are infinitely preferable to cheaper
convoluted piping which can act as a trap for
germs and smells.
Term used for staying overnight away from a
site. Illegal in many countries, but permission
may be granted by individual landowners.
Road Lights
The external lights used while the vehicle is
traveling.
Slats
Sometimes used for beds and can improve
ventilation to mattress cushions.
Space Heater
This is a type of heating equipment for the
living quarters. Modern units fitted offer gas
and mains-operation.
Speed Rating
This is the maximum speed at which a tyre
may be used, as marked on its sidewall.
SMMT
Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
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GLOSSARY
18-4
SERVICE DOCUMENTS
MOTORHOME ANNUAL SERVICE RECORD
In order to ensure your warranty remains valid an annual service must be carried out in
accordance with the requirements of this handbook. You are responsible for any charges
incurred for the service of your vehicle. If the annual service is performed by an authorised
Elddis Approved Retailer / Service Centre or NCC Approved Workshop then The Explorer Group
Ltd deems that the service has been performed correctly.
You may choose to have your annual service performed by an unauthorised repairer / service
centre and if you do it will be your responsibility to ensure that the service meets our
requirements.
We will ask you to provide a copy of the following documentation:
•
Damp report
•
Annual Habitation Service check list (to the minimum standard set out in this handbook)
•
Invoice / dated service stamp
If the Annual Service has not been performed in accordance with the requirements in this
handbook your warranty will be invalidated, however this will not affect your legal or statutory
rights as a customer.
Elddis will not pay any unapproved Service Centre for the undertaking of any warranty work.
Minimum service requirements
The service must be undertaken by suitably qualified personnel.
A full damp test check should be undertaken and damp readings recorded.
A service check must be performed to the minimum standards set out below.
Annual Habitation Service check list
UNDERBODY
Item
Condition
Corner steadies, folding step and spare wheel carrier where applicable check operation and lubricate
Under slung tanks and pipes - check condition and security
Body Attachment - check security of body to the chassis
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
Item
Condition
Check the leisure battery is being charged from both the engine when
running, or with a multi-tester and the mains charger
Leisure Battery (if fitted) - check condition of the battery & its compartment
Leisure Battery (if fitted) - check condition, top up fluid if required and
check the charge condition
Interior lighting & equipment - check operation and fuse rating
Awning light - check operation
Wiring earths - check for defects on all ELV circuits (Visual)
LV inlet plug & extension lead – check condition & resistance across pins
Earth Bonding - visual inspection
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SERVICE DOCUMENTS
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS (continued)
Item
Condition
RCD unit - check operation of RCD test button and operations of MCBs
230V appliances - check operation
Air conditioning (if fitted) - check operation
2 x 7pin plug / 13 pin plug - check condition
GAS SYSTEMS
Item
Condition
Regulator and gas hose - check age performance and security
Perform a gas pressure check
LPG Tank (if fitted) - check security
Flame failure devices - check operation
Gas cylinder - check security
Gas dispersal holes - check they are clear from obstructions.
APPLIANCES (check gas and electric operation)
Item
Condition
Fridge - check operation from 12V, 230V & gas
Hob - check operation
Oven - check operation
Grill and fan - check operation
Fridge - check operation
Water boiler – Check operation
Heater - check operation and top up header tank with anti-freeze
(where applicable), bleed as necessary
WATER SYSTEM
Item
Condition
Water pump & pressure switch - check operation
Taps, pipes and micro switches - check operation
Water filter housing & inline filter - check for leaks & replace filter
where necessary
Water system - check for leaks
Water Tanks (if fitted) - check security of all water tanks including
underslung tanks.
Toilet - check security, operation of flush pump and free from obstructions.
Drain down the system when checks are complete.
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SERVICE DOCUMENTS
VENTILATION
Item
Condition
Rooflights - check all are free from obstructions, cracks and have a free
air flow
Floor vents - remove protective cover and check they are clear from
obstruction then refit covers
FIRE & SAFETY
Item
Condition
Smoke and carbon dioxide detectors - check for operation via the test
buttons fitted, check battery condition.
Fire Extinguisher (if fitted) - check it is still within date
Fire Blanket (if fitted) - check it is still within date
Habitation door operation
Motormover - check 12v cables are sealed at entry to battery box
(where fitted)
BODYWORK
Item
Condition
Doors and windows - check all catches are present and operating correctly.
Blinds and flyscreens - check condition and operation
Roof - check condition of roof.
Cab seats - check condition of the seats and seats belts
Floor - check condition of floor
Furniture - check condition of the furniture
Damp Test - undertake a damp test and record all readings taken.
Lubricate all locks
19-3
SERVICE DOCUMENTS
ANNUAL HABITATION SERVICE RECORDS
ANNUAL SERVICE RECORD
MOTORHOME MODEL .........................................................................................................
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER .................................................. YEAR .....................
1st SERVICE
2nd SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
RETAILERS STAMP:
RETAILERS STAMP:
I/We certify that an annual service has
been carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and NCC
recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service has
been carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and NCC
recommendations.
3rd SERVICE
4th SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
RETAILERS STAMP:
RETAILERS STAMP:
I/We certify that an annual service has
been carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and NCC
recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service has
been carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and NCC
recommendations.
5th SERVICE
6th SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
RETAILERS STAMP:
RETAILERS STAMP:
I/We certify that an annual service has
been carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and NCC
recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service has
been carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and NCC
recommendations.
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SERVICE DOCUMENTS
7th SERVICE
8th SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
RETAILERS STAMP:
RETAILERS STAMP:
I/We certify that an annual service has
been carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and NCC
recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service has
been carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and NCC
recommendations.
9th SERVICE
10th SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
RETAILERS STAMP:
RETAILERS STAMP:
I/We certify that an annual service has
been carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and NCC
recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service has
been carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and NCC
recommendations.
11th SERVICE
12th SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
RETAILERS STAMP:
RETAILERS STAMP:
I/We certify that an annual service has
been carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and NCC
recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service has
been carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and NCC
recommendations.
13th SERVICE
14th SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
RETAILERS STAMP:
RETAILERS STAMP:
I/We certify that an annual service has
been carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and NCC
recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service has
been carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and NCC
recommendations.
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SERVICE DOCUMENTS
15th SERVICE
16th SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
RETAILERS STAMP:
RETAILERS STAMP:
I/We certify that an annual service has
been carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and NCC
recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service has
been carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and NCC
recommendations.
17th SERVICE
18th SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
RETAILERS STAMP:
RETAILERS STAMP:
I/We certify that an annual service has
been carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and NCC
recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service has
been carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and NCC
recommendations.
19th SERVICE
20th SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
RETAILERS STAMP:
RETAILERS STAMP:
I/We certify that an annual service has
been carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and NCC
recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service has
been carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and NCC
recommendations.
21th SERVICE
22th SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
RETAILERS STAMP:
RETAILERS STAMP:
I/We certify that an annual service has
been carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and NCC
recommendations.
I/We certify that an annual service has
been carried out in accordance with the
manufacturers’ and NCC
recommendations.
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CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP
NOTIFICATION OF CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP
If you purchase this vehicle as a used vehicle it may be possible to transfer the unexpired term of
the warranty cover (up to a maximum of six years commencing at the original date of purchase
from new). Please refer to the warranty section of the handbook for terms and conditions.
Please complete the attached form and post it to us along with the following information:
•
•
•
A copy of the V5 registration form
A copy of the habitation service handbook displaying a complete and up to date service
history*
A cheque for £50 made payable to Elddis.
Transfer of ownership must be made within the first three months of any change of legal
ownership in order for the warranty cover to remain valid.
Elddis Customer Care
Delves lane
Consett
County Durham
DH8 7PE
www.elddis.co.uk
This form is also available for you to print from our web site.
.......................................................................................................................................................
✂
NOTIFICATION OF CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP
Previous owner details (if known):
Name: ............................................................................................................................................
Address: .........................................................................................................................................
.......................................................................................................................................................
................................................................................................ Post code: ....................................
Email: .............................................................................................................................................
New owner details:
Name: ............................................................................................................................................
Address: .........................................................................................................................................
.......................................................................................................................................................
................................................................................................ Post code: ....................................
Email: .............................................................................................................................................
Daytime telephone number: ........................................ Date of purchase: ....................................
Details of Motorhome:
Range: ................................................................. Model: .............................................................
Vehicle identification number (17 digits): .......................................................................................
* In order for you warranty to remain valid, your motorhome must have been serviced annually by an Approved
Retailer / Service Centre, NCC Approved Workshop or NCC equivalent standard as set out in this handbook.
If you do not want to receive information about products and services from Elddis, please tick.
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CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP
20-2
CHANGE OF ADDRESS
NOTIFICATION OF CHANGE TO NAME AND ADDRESS
In order that we can provide you with the very best level of service we ask that you keep us
informed of any changes to your contact details.
Should your details change please complete the online form on our website, in our ‘Customers’
section. Alternatively, please complete the attached form and post to us:
Elddis Customer Care
Delves Lane
Consett
County Durham
DH8 7PE
www.elddis.co.uk
.......................................................................................................................................................
✂
NOTIFICATION OF CHANGE TO NAME AND ADDRESS
Previous details:
Name: ............................................................................................................................................
Address: .........................................................................................................................................
.......................................................................................................................................................
................................................................................................ Post code: ....................................
Email: .............................................................................................................................................
New details:
Name: ............................................................................................................................................
Address: .........................................................................................................................................
.......................................................................................................................................................
................................................................................................ Post code: ....................................
Daytime telephone number: ........................................ Date of purchase: ....................................
Email: .............................................................................................................................................
Details of your Motorhome:
Range: ................................................................. Model: .............................................................
Vehicle identification number (17 digits): .......................................................................................
If you do not want to receive information about products and services from Elddis, please tick.
21-1
❑
CHANGE OF ADDRESS
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INDEX
INDEX
A
G
Alarm system ........................... 10-1
Automatic Charging System....... 8-2
Gas ............................................. 6-3
Connection ............................. 6-3
Hoses ..................................... 6-4
Regulator ................................ 6-3
Gas Regulator ............................ 6-4
Gas Safety Advice ...................... 7-1
Generators / Charger ................. 8-1
Glossary ................................... 18-1
B
Battery Installation ...................... 8-1
Battery Maintenance .................. 8-1
Bed make up ............................ 9-35
Bicycle racks .............................. 3-2
Bulb Ratings ............................... 8-2
I
C
Insulation .................................. 14-1
Care of your Motorhome .......... 11-1
Charging System ........................ 8-2
L
D
Levelling ..................................... 5-1
Loading ...................................... 3-1
Door flyscreen .......................... 9-24
Doors ........................................ 9-26
M
Mains Unit .................................. 8-1
Motorhome Construction
Main Components ................ 14-1
Motorhome Construction Main Components
Solid Construction
Body Shell ......................... 14-1
Windows ............................... 14-1
E
Electrical System ........................ 8-1
Electricity .................................... 6-1
12v Systems ........................... 6-1
Connecting To Mains Supply .. 6-1
Disconnecting Mains Supply .. 6-2
Generator/Charger ................. 6-1
Mains Supply .......................... 6-1
Overseas Electrical
Connection .......................... 6-2
Power Supply Charger ........... 6-1
Entertainment System .............. 9-33
Equipment list ........................... 15-1
N
Notification of Change of
Ownership ......................... 20-1
Notification of Change to
name and address ............ 21-1
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INDEX
R
RCD ........................................... 8-2
Refrigerator ................................ 9-6
S
Safety, general ........................... 2-1
Security .................................... 10-1
Service records ........................ 19-4
Site Regulations ......................... 5-1
Storage
Long Term & Winter .............. 12-1
T
Taps .......................................... 9-25
Toilet
Thetford C260 ....................... 9-27
V
Ventilation ................................... 2-2
W
Water System ............................. 6-4
Wheel changing ....................... 11-3
Windows ................................... 9-24
Wiring diagram ......................... 16-1
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Motor Caravan
The Explorer Group Limited Delves Lane, Consett, Co. Durham DH8 7PE
Telephone: 01207 699000 • Facsimile: 01207 699001 • www.explorer-group.co.uk
All the illustrations and descriptive matter in this guide are intended to give a general idea of the
caravan. Changing market and supply situations may prevent the manufacturer from maintaining
the exact specifications and details in this handbook and we therefore reserve the right to alter
specifications and materials as conditions demand.
Retailers are independent of the manufacturer and have absolutely no authority to bind the
manufacturer by any express or implied undertaking or representation.
ACCORDO - Model Year 2017
OWNERS
HANDBOOK
Issue 1
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