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Swift Group, Dunswell Road, Cottingham,
East Yorkshire HU16 4JX.
Tel: 01482 875740 Fax: 01482 840082
email: [email protected]
www.swiftgroup.co.uk
N042633
1089357
Issued July 2009
Swift Group
Motorhome Owner’s Service & Warranty Handbook
NCC Approved
All Swift Group models have been certified by
the National Caravan Council for compliance
with stringent European Standards, British
Legislation and industry set Codes of Practice
specifically relating to health and safety issues.
The approval process covers the testing and
inspection of critical areas of the product from
fire safety, weights and dimensions, to gas,
electrics and ventilation. Every Swift Group
motorhome carries the "NCC Approved Motor
Caravan" badge. The NCC also conduct
unannounced inspections at the Swift Group
factories to ensure continued compliance.
NCC Approval gives you peace of mind that
your motorhome is legal and safe.
All Swift motorhomes are European Whole
Vehicle Type Approved.
All Autocruise motorhomes are pending
European Whole Vehicle Type approval.
This is your assurance that these motorhomes
meet all European regulations, and have
been constructed and conform to approved
standards of safety and manufacturing.
Introduction
Introduction
Dear owner
Thank you for deciding to buy one of our new
motorhomes. We are sure you will enjoy many
happy hours in it and we hope the information
and hints in this handbook will heighten
your enjoyment.
The handbook has been designed to give you a
general guide to the care, use and maintenance
of your motorhome. Whether you are a new or
an experienced motorhome user the hints will
help to protect your investment.
The information contained will answer most
of your queries, but if there are any aspects
which are not covered please consult your
appointed dealer.
Happy touring!
Important - please quote the base
vin (Vehicle Identification Number) in all
correspondence with your dealer or
Swift Group limited, this can be found
on the front windscreen and on the plate of
the front cross member within the
engine compartment and on the swift
manufacturers plate situated on the
bulkhead directly behind the front driver/
passenger seat.
All the illustrations and descriptive matter in this
handbook are intended to give a general idea of
the motorhome. Changing market and supply
situations may prevent us from maintaining the
exact specification details in this handbook. We
therefore reserve the right to alter specifications
as materials and conditions demand.
Dealers are not agents of Swift Group Limited
and have absolutely no authority to bind Swift
Group Limited by any express or implied
undertaking or representation.
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warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
motorhome code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
preparing for the road. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
‘en route’ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
safety & security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
arrival at site. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
connecting services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
electrical systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
equipment details. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
contents
motorhome care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
useful information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Your warranty explained . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Motorhome details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
warranty
Annual service / inspection record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Annual service / inspection record Stamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Warranty
Warranty
All the illustrations and descriptive matter in
this handbook are intended to give a general
idea of the motorhome. Changing market and
supply situations and our policy of continuous
product development may prevent us from
maintaining the exact specifications detailed
in this handbook. We therefore reserve the
right to alter specifications as materials and
conditions demand.
Dealers are not agents of Swift Group Limited,
the manufacturer of Swift Group motorhomes
and have absolutely no authority to bind
the manufacturer by any express or implied
undertaking or representation.
All motorhomes (other than the engine, chassis
cab and associated parts referred to in this
handbook which are subject to the relevant
chassis manufacturer’s warranty) have a 3 year
SuperSure manufacturer’s warranty from the
date of purchase (or hire purchase), which is
subject to a chargeable annual service and
inspection being carried out at an authorised
Swift Group Service Centre.
During the warranty period, subject to the
exclusions set out in this section of the
handbook, the manufacturer, Swift Group Limited,
will repair (or at its option, replace) all defective
parts of the motorhome. For any engine, chassis
cab and associated parts warranty issues please
contact your local Fiat/Peugeot Agent.
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The manufacturer will honour the warranty until
36 months from the date of sale, provided that
the motorhome has been serviced annually
within 90 days before or 60 days after each
anniversary of the original date of sale. The
third service must, however, be carried out
before the expiry of the 36 month period from
the original date of sale.
In the first 12 months the warranty
will cover:
Faults arising from a manufacturing defect but
not those which are a result of normal wear and
tear or those which relate to replacement light
bulbs and leisure battery.
Also not covered under the first year are faults
resulting from accidental damage or damage
caused by misuse of any component part of
the motorhome.
In the years two and three the warranty
will cover:
1.Water system; heater, fresh water tank,
water pump, water gauges, taps and
shower heads
2. Heating system and components
6.Windows, excluding window furniture
and blinds
In years 2 and 3 the warranty will
specifically exclude:
• All soft furnishings
• Audio equipment
• Microwave
• TV
General terms applying to all three years of
the warranty period
The motorhome is not covered for:
•The failure of a component for reasons of
fair wear and tear.
• Damage resulting from accidents.
• Misuse of any component.
•Normal deterioration, corrosion, intrusion of
foreign or harmful bodies, lack of servicing
or negligence of any person other than
the Swift Group Limited which causes
stoppage of or impairment to the function
of any component of the motorhome.
3.Main proprietary items ie. fridge,
toilet, cooker
•Replacement of parts which have reached
the end of their effective working life
because of age and/or usage.
4. Chassis and associated parts
• Cleaning or adjustment of any assemblies.
5. Auxiliary electrics
•Cosmetic finishes to kitchen sinks, cooker
tops, vanity units, shower trays.
Warranty
•Routine maintenance items which are part
of the annual service including lubricants,
rubber gas hose, the cleaning of the heater
and fridge flues, the replacement of gas
jets, the resealing and/or replacement of
shower room sealant, and the adjustment
and lubrication of locks.
Centre in accordance with the requirements
of this handbook, and details of the change of
ownership have been supplied to Swift Group
using the change of ownership form set out in
this handbook. Failure to notify Swift Group of
a change of ownership within 14 days of such a
change will invalidate the warranty.
The warranty will be invalidated if the
motorhome has been neglected, misused,
modified or for hire or reward. The motorhome
will be deemed to have been neglected if it has
not been serviced and maintained as stated in
this handbook.
This warranty only applies to motorhomes
purchased in the UK.
If any repairs are identified as being necessary
during an Annual Service, the motorhome must
be made available to an authorised Swift Group
Service Centre within 6 weeks for the work to
be carried out. All new motorhomes must be
registered with the Swift Group Ltd within 6
weeks of purchase as new.
The name and address of the warranty
provider is:
The warranty only applies to motorhomes
purchased and used within the UK, and for
continuous journeys abroad of no longer than
90 days per journey.
To make a claim under this warranty, contact
the Swift Group Service Centre which supplied
your motorhome. Alternatively, details of your
nearest authorised Swift Group Service Centre
can be obtained by contacting the
Swift Group Customer Care Department on
01482 875740, or enquiring on the website
www.swiftgroup.co.uk
The cost of transporting, towing or moving the
motorhome by any means to or from the place
of repair is the responsibility of the owner.
The benefit of this warranty may be transferred
to a new owner if the motorhome is sold,
provided that the motorhome has been
serviced by an authorised Swift Group Service
You have legal rights under UK law governing
the sale of consumer goods.
This warranty does not affect your legal rights.
Swift Group Limited
Dunswell Road
Cottingham
East Yorkshire
HU16 4JX
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Warranty
Assistance
What to do if you Require Assistance
Congratulations on purchasing a Swift product.
We are confident that you will enjoy many happy
holidays. However, should you have an enquiry
or require assistance with a problem, we hope
that this guide will be of assistance to you.
If you have a problem, or enquiry with
regards to your new motorhome, please
follow these steps:
1.Check the Owners Handbook, paying
particular attention to the fault finding
advice at the back of the book.
2.Contact your supplying dealer
for assistance.
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If you need to contact the Swift Group,
please be aware of the following:
1.When contacting Swift Supercare, please
quote your name, postcode and build
number of your motorhome.
2.In most instances, the Customer Care Team
will involve your dealer in resolving the
issue you are experiencing.
3.If you are contacting the company by
email, letter or fax, the Customer Care
Team will respond to you within five
working days from the date of receiving the
correspondence.
4.If you are calling the Customer Care Team,
please avoid where possible, Mondays and
lunch times.
5.Please be aware that the Swift Group
cannot send parts direct from the factory.
In all cases, without exception, your dealer
must place the order for you.
Warranty
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Warranty
Annual service /
inspection record
complete the record in this handbook to show
that the work has been carried out.
In order to comply with the warranty, you must
have your motorhome inspected and serviced
by an authorised Swift Group Service Centre at
least once per year.
1. Damp and lamination test.
It is important that the owner’s handbook
is stamped on the appropriate page by the
authorised Swift Group Service Centre.
2. Chassis and chassis to body security.
3. Corner steadies.
4. Motorhome step.
5. Road lights, wiring and reflectors.
6. Internal lights and 12V DC system.
Failure to do this will invalidate the warranty
and the transfer of the warranty on the change
of ownership.
7. Water heater - gas and 230V AC.
The inspection should take approximately two
hours and will cover the areas dealt with in the
annual service check list. Any areas requiring
service and/or maintenance will be highlighted
by your dealer and we recommend that you
authorise any necessary work to be carried out.
9. Refrigerator 230V AC, 12V DC and gas.
NB. It is essential, to validate the warranty,
that an annual inspection be carried out by an
authorised Swift Group Service Centre covering
the items listed.
Just as the engine/gearbox/roadwheels need
regular servicing by your chassis dealer, so
there are components in your conversion
that need regular maintenance by your
motorhome dealer.
These include the gas and electrical systems
and the seals in the bodywork. Your dealer will
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8. Hob, grill and oven.
10. Gas system.
11. Water pump, taps and water system.
12. Mains 230V AC system.
13. Windows and fittings.
14. Roof lights.
15. Furniture hinges/stays etc.
16. Exterior locks and hinges.
17. All internal vents.
18. Seals.
19. Blinds and fly screens.
20. Blown air heating and gas fire systems.
Warranty
Annual service /
inspection record Stamps
2nd SERVICE
4th SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
DEALER’S STAMP
DEALER’S STAMP
We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the handbook.
We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the handbook.
1st SERVICE
3rd SERVICE
5th SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
DATE:
DEALER’S STAMP
DEALER’S STAMP
DEALER’S STAMP
We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the handbook.
We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the handbook.
We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the handbook.
Motorhome model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Registration number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chassis number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Registration date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Warranty
6th SERVICE
8th SERVICE
10th SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
DATE:
DEALER’S STAMP
DEALER’S STAMP
DEALER’S STAMP
We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the handbook.
We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the handbook.
We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the handbook.
7th SERVICE
9th SERVICE
11th SERVICE
DATE:
DATE:
DATE:
DEALER’S STAMP
DEALER’S STAMP
DEALER’S STAMP
We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the handbook.
We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the handbook.
We certify that an annual service has been
carried out in accordance with the handbook.
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motorhome
code
Code of conduct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
The Country code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
The Coastal code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Motorhome Code
Code of conduct
CAMP SITES
Arrivals
Report to reception immediately on arrival.
Vehicle Movement
Keep to roadways unless otherwise directed.
Adhere to speed limits. Note that these are
generally 10 mph. (Remember that the stopping
distance on grass is considerably greater than
on tarmac.)
Only a person in possession of a current driving
licence may drive on the site.
Park correctly as advised on your pitch. Where
possible leave 20 feet of free space around
your vehicle.
tank, a suitable receptacle should be placed
below all waste water outlet pipes. Do not let
these containers overflow.
Dispose of all waste water where instructed.
Empty effluent from chemical toilets
where instructed.
To avoid possible damage to sewage
purification works, only approved chemical
fluids must be used. Under no circumstances
should coal tar, phenol or caustic-based fluids
be used.
Disposable napkins and similar bulky items
must not be put into chemical closet emptying
points but should be wrapped in a polythene
bag and placed in the container provided.
Place all litter in containers marked for
the purpose.
Use of Site Appliances
Use the electrical mains hook-up in the correct
manner and with caution.
Noise
Do not make excessive noise.
Ensure that all fresh water taps/connections are
turned off after use.
Children should be restrained from making
excessive noise.
Have care and consideration when using all
facilities (toilets and showers etc) and leave clean
and tidy. Young children should be supervised.
Flying kites and model aircraft and the use of
items like catapults or air-guns, as well as ball
games, should not be permitted among, or
close to other vehicles.
Waste Disposal
If the vehicle is not fitted with a waste water
Musical instruments, record players, radios
and televisions should not be used to the
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inconvenience of other people on the site.
Open and close doors quietly.
Power generators must be adequately silenced
and used with consideration.
Dogs and other Pets
All dogs and other pets should be kept
under control.
Unless permission has been granted, no animal
should be allowed loose on the site and leads
must not exceed 10ft.
No animals should be allowed in the shower/
toilet blocks.
Do not let dogs foul the site.
Fire Precautions
Adhere to and take note of fire precautions
noting the whereabouts of the fire points.
WARNING: Provide one dry powder
fire extinguisher of an approved type
or complying with EN3, of at least 1kg
capacity, by the main exterior door and a
fire blanket next to the cooker.
Familiarise yourself with the operating
instructions on your fire extinguisher and
the local fire precaution arrangements.
Motorhome Code
When using a dry powder extinguisher it is
suggested that the motorhome be evacuated
until the powder has settled, to avoid inhalation.
Unless permission has been granted,
barbecues should not be used. If permission
is given, consideration should be given to the
annoyance that can be caused to other users
of the site.
Open fires are not allowed.
Awnings and Tents
Awnings and tents should only be used when
permission has been obtained.
When on grass and staying for more than a
few days, the ground sheet and/or side flaps of
awnings should be periodically raised in order
to avoid damage to the ground.
Departure
Leave the pitch clean and tidy.
On leaving, check out with reception paying the
required fees.
WILD CAMPING
Camping away from licensed sites, without the
permission from the land owner or his agents,
is not allowed in the United Kingdom.
When permission has been granted, all aspects
of this Code should be adhered to.
On no account should:
(a)Litter be disposed of other than in the
receptacles provided.
(b)Water be allowed to escape from the
vehicle.
(c)Chemical toilets be emptied except into the
disposal places agreed with the land owner.
(d)Washing or similar be hung outside
the vehicle.
When the vehicle is in motion it is compulsory
for all front seat passengers and rear seat
passengers to wear seat belts, where fitted.
When using a motorhome on either the public
highway or private roads the Highway Code
should be complied with and full consideration
given to other road users.
In the event of a motorhome travelling slowly the
driver of the motorhome should, where possible,
pull over in order to let other traffic pass.
When refuelling or on a ferry ensure the
gas system is fully isolated at source.
PARKING
Motorhomes should only be parked in
approved places.
When using the facilities of a motorhome, care
and consideration should be given to those
around them.
DRIVING
Before moving off, elevated rooflights and
aerials should be lowered and correctly
secured, and top hinged windows closed.
Likewise all doors and access lockers for
gas containers and chemical toilets must be
properly secured.
Exterior steps should be properly retracted
and secured.
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Motorhome Code
HANDBOOKS (Chassis & converter)
2. Fasten all gates.
Before using a motorhome all aspects of
the handbooks, produced by the chassis
manufacturer and the converter, must be read
and adhered to.
3. Keep your dog under proper control.
5. Avoid damaging fences, hedges and walls.
Shellfish can take years to grow and fines can be
imposed for not observing national regulations.
The separate chassis manufacturer handbook
refers to your motorhome chassis and base
vehicle including care and maintenance.
6. Leave no litter.
DO NOT pull up seaweeds unnecessarily.
7. Safeguard water supplies.
Make your visit instructive - not destructive.
8. Protect wildlife, wild plants and trees.
9. Go carefully on country roads.
Look at material - don’t remove it. Take notes
and photographs, not specimens.
10. Respect the life of the countryside.
Observe by-laws and be considerate to others.
Observe the Country and Coastal Codes.
The Coastal code
National Trust property and Country Parks have
regulations to protect the wildlife. Follow these
and the Country and Coastal Codes.
The Country code
As our coastlines are increasingly used
for recreation and education, the following
suggestions are made to enable us to enjoy our
inheritance and preserve it for posterity.
ENVIRONMENT
Care and consideration should be taken to
protect the environment.
Enjoy the countryside but respect its life
and work.
More people than ever before are exploring
the countryside, interested in farming, plant
life, bird watching or just observing the general
wildlife. Whatever your interest, there is a lot to
learn, but please observe the following code:
1.Guard against all risk of fires. Hay and
heathland catch alight easily and once
ablaze are very difficult to put out.
REMEMBER: FIRE SPREADS QUICKLY.
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4. Keep to the paths across farm land.
Disturbance may mean DEATH.
DO NOT trample about, or move
rocks unnecessarily.
DO NOT frighten seals or seabirds.
DO NOT spill detergents, solvents or fuel from
boats as these can kill marine life.
When sailing, moderate your speed - the wash
from a fast boat can destroy banks and nests.
Live molluscs and crustaceans need not be
collected as souvenirs - dead shells can usually
be found.
Before moving off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Motorhome terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Loading of vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Large storage areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Roof loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Dedicated travelling passenger seating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Child seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Three point seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
preparing for
the road
Driving licence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Vehicle classifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Advice on towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Preparing for the road
Before moving off
Check:
-all gas operated appliances have been
isolated, except the heating system.
-gas cylinders are correctly positioned,
secured and turned off unless using
en-route heating.
-loose articles including luton ladder are
stowed securely. Do not stow tins, bottles
or heavy items in overhead lockers.
-all lockers and cupboard doors are closed
and secured.
-main table is stored or locked in its
transit position.
-fridge is on 12V operation and door lock
is set.
-230V mains input socket flap is
securely closed.
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all drain taps are closed.
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tyre pressures and wheel nuts.
-
rear corner steadies are raised.
-exterior roof rack ladder is raised and secured.
-all windows/doors/rooflights are closed
and secured.
- TV aerial is lowered and locked
into position.
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-exterior step (where fitted) is
retracted/folded in.
Special attention must be taken to ensure
all top hinged windows as well as the Luton
windows and rooflights are closed when in
transit. All units should be fully closed and
latched to prevent damage. The motorhome
exterior door should also be locked.
The entrance door must be closed before
the central locking is activated. Failure
could result in being locked out of the
vehicle if the keys are left inside.
Motorhome terms
Mass in Running Order:
This is the mass of the motorhome as stated by
the manufacturer, i.e. ex works weight including
the driver with 90% fuel / fresh water / gas
capacity and standard fixtures and fittings, in
compliance with European Directive 92/21/EEC
(Masses and Dimensions).
Note: Quoted MRO is subject to tolerance,
due to weight variation of materials used in
Motorhome construction.
Maximum User Payload:
The maximum allowable weight to be put into
the motorhome whilst it is being driven. This is
made up of 4 sections:
Personal effects, conventional load, optional
equipment and essential habitation equipment.
The Maximum User Payload is the difference
between the Maximum Technically Permissible
Laden Mass and the Mass in Running Order.
Personal Effects:
Those items which a user can choose to
carry in a motorhome and which are not
included as Essential Habitation Equipment
or Optional equipment.
Conventional Load:
A mass allowance for each designated
passenger seat.
Optional Equipment:
Items made available by the manufacturer
over and above the standard specification
of the motorhome.
Essential Habitation:
A mass allowance for liquids in systems not
accounted for within the MRO.
Maximum Technically Permissible
Laden Mass:
The maximum weight for which the motorhome
is designed for normal use when being driven
on a road, laden.
This mass takes into account specific operating
conditions including factors such as the strength
of materials, loading capacity of tyres etc.
Preparing for the road
WARNING: Under no circumstances
should the axle loadings or the Maximum
Technically Permissible Laden Mass of this
motorhome be exceeded.
Nose weight:
The static mass of the trailer towing device on
the rear of the towing vehicle.
Notes:
(i) When measuring the noseweight it is
important that the trailer is loaded.
(ii)The trailer is intended to be towed slightly
nose heavy. The nose weight can be
adjusted by distribution of the load. The
nose weight should be approximately 7%
of the actual laden weight (but not greater
than the hitch capacity) and at the same
time suit the motorhome requirements.
See ‘Advice on Towing’ page 17/18.
Loading of vehicle
Warning: Loads must not be exceeded.
The driver is responsible for arranging
the loads so that they comply with the
technical weight limits of the specific
motorhome model.
See specification handbook.
Correct weight distribution is an important factor
in ensuring your vehicle is well balanced and
easy to drive. It is therefore necessary to load
your motorhome carefully making sure all heavy
articles are evenly distributed and are preferably
placed in the lower lockers or bed boxes.
WARNING: The two longitudinal bars
fitted to the roof are there for styling
purposes only and should not be used
for load carrying.
WARNING: Do not travel with televisions
or microwaves in overhead lockers unless
the appliance was supplied fitted to your
motorhome by the manufacturer.
Although it is essential to ensure that the total
weight of your motorhome does not exceed the
stipulated Maximum Technically Permissible
Laden Mass, (MTPLM), it is important to
remember that the front and rear axles also
have individual maximum weights which must
not be exceeded.
To ensure adequate road holding the load
on the front axle, under all conditions,
must not be less than 40% or more than
70% of the total weight.
Ensure you distribute the payload equally on
each side of the vehicle to avoid an imbalance.
Number) plate located under the bonnet on the
front cross member.
Please take care to ensure you have
allowed for the masses of all the items
you intend to carry in your motorhome e.g.
passengers, optional equipment, essential
habitational equipment and personal
effects such as clothing, food, pets,
bicycles, sailboards, sports equipment etc.
Large storage areas
The large storage areas provided in some
motorhome layouts are designed solely for
the purpose of carrying personal possessions,
these areas must not be used;
•as a habitation area (eg living, sleeping
or cooking).
• to carry passengers, animals or livestock.
•for the installation (or use) of any LPG gas
operated appliances, (unless supplied fitted
by the manufacturer).
• for carrying LPG gas bottle cylinders.
•to carry any flammable liquids, unless
properly stored, sealed and secured.
• for the operation of an electrical generator.
These weights, together with the MTPLM, can
be found on the VIN (Vehicle Identification
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•in such a way that the load exceeds the
MTPLM and maximum axle loads.
Care must be taken to ensure that exterior
doors are closed, locked and that all
possessions are properly stored and secured
before setting off on any journey.
Roof loading
WARNING: the roof may become slippery
in adverse conditions, wipe dry before
attempting to walk on roof section.
Extreme care should be taken to avoid
falling from the vehicle.
WARNING: When walking on the roof,
deck type shoes should be worn – not
leather sole
Some motorhome roofs can be fitted with a
roof rack (optional).
A maximum load of 50kgs can be evenly
distributed on the roof rack system.
This figure MUST NOT be exceeded.
Note: When loading the roof rack, make sure
the load is spread evenly and do not allow
sharp objects to come into contact with the
roof surface.
Do not apply excessive load to the rear
suspension of your motorhome or allow the
vehicle to reverse with the roof rack access
ladder in the down position, touching the
ground. This may cause excessive strain on
the ladder fixing points.
The roof areas, up to the over cab section, are
capable of withstanding an average person’s
weight (13 stone or 82.5kg).
Note: Do not walk on the over cab section.
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Tyres
If a wheel or tyre fitted to a wheel is
changed any replacement must be of the
same type of construction and size.
The law requires that the tyres and pressures
must be suitable for the use to which they
are being put. The minimum tread depth
must be 1.6mm throughout a continuous
band comprising the centre three-quarters
of the breadth of the tread and around the
circumference of the tyre.
Please refer to base vehicle manufacturer’s
handbook for tyre pressure information.
This may also be displayed in the driver’s
door aperture.
Dedicated travelling
passenger seating
Seat belts are fitted to all travelling seats.
Travelling seats are designated by the
manufacturer and vary according to the layout
you have purchased. Each seat is homologated
i.e. tested to all relevant safety requirements.
NEVER travel in or attempt to install a seatbelt
to a non-designated seat.
WARNING: Side facing seats are designed
for habitational use only, not for use when
the vehicle is in motion.
Seat belts and legislation
Designated driver and passenger seats are
fitted with seat belts and MUST be worn.
Children, aged up to 3 years of age, must wear
an appropriate child restraint suitable for their
age and weight. Children from 3 years of age
and up to 135cm (4’5”) in height, or 12 years
of age, whichever is reached first must use a
restraint suitable for their age.
Children over 135cm (4’5”) in height or aged 12
or 13 years must wear a seat belt.
Note: It is the legal responsibility of the driver
To ensure children aged up to 14 years old are
suitably restrained. For passengers aged 14
and over, it is their responsibility (not the driver)
that a seat belt is worn.
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Designated passenger
seats within the
habitational
compartment of your
motorhome are
identified (fig. 1). Seat
belts are fitted for your
safety and must be
Fig 1
worn unless a
‘Certificate of Exemption from Compulsory Seat
Belt Wearing’ is held. This Certificate must be
produced if asked for by the Police – seat belt
offences can result in a fine.
Child seats
Choosing/Buying
Go to a reputable retailer such as Halford’s,
Mothercare, Toys R Us, John Lewis etc. Most
reputable retailers will have trained child seat
advisers on site and will offer a fitting service.
Ask the advisor to fit various seats to the vehicle.
Once a correctly fitting seat has been installed,
satisfy yourself on its suitability for your child
and the vehicle before buying as it is important
to use a correctly fitting seat in your motorhome.
CAUTION: The child seat you use in your
car may not be suitable for mounting on a
motorhome seat.
Choose the right seat for your child’s height
and weight.
Ensure it has an official approval mark (usually
the United Nations ‘E’ mark). The current UN
standards is Regulation 44.03
Never fit or use a second hand car seat. It
could have been damaged and may not meet
modern standards. The fitting instructions may
also be missing.
Positioning/ Fitting
Dependant upon the child seat type, the
most suitable position for the child seat to
be fitted may be the front passenger seat of
the cab (NOTE airbag advice below) or the
window seat of the forward facing rear seat,
the isle seat in the rear is not a recommended
position, advice should always be taken from
the retailer on the suitability and security of the
seat in the motorhome.
Read and follow the child seat manufacturer’s
instructions for fitting the seat.
All Swift Motor homes are fitted with inertia reel
seat belts, however, the child seat must be tight
in the adult seat. Push all your weight into the
child seat as you tighten the belt.
Keep a copy of the child seat fitting instruction
in the motorhome for easy reference.
Any doubts, ask an advisor to show you how to
correctly install the seat.
Airbag
Never fit a rear-facing child restraint in a seat
with an active airbag in front of it.
Forward-facing child restraints should be
positioned as far back from the airbag as
possible. Check the base vehicle handbook.
Three point seat belts
This section refers to the seat belts located in
the habitation area of your motorhome.
Fastening the seat belt:
Insert tongue into buckle; a positive ‘click’
indicates correct assembly.
Releasing the seat belt:
Press the red release button, the tongue will be
ejected from the buckle.
-The belt is designed for use by one person
and must not be put around a child seated
on a person’s lap.
-The belt is suitable for restraining most
child seats and boosters.
-The belt should at all times be adjusted and
used in accordance with the instructions.
No excessive slackness should be present.
-Once installed the diagonal should pass
across the centre of the shoulder and the
buckle should lie just on or below the hip.
-Avoid twisting the webbing during use.
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Webbing must not be allowed to chafe
against sharp edges.
-Do not make alterations or additions to
the belt.
-Belts that have been cut, frayed, damaged
or stressed through impact should be
replaced. After impact the motorhome
anchorage points should also be checked.
-To clean use warm soapy water only.
-Periodic inspection of the installation will
ensure reliability of the seat belt.
Driving licence
Licences issued to drivers who passed their
car driving test before 1st January 1997 include
categories B+E and C1+E which gives them
entitlement to drive motor vehicles up to
7500kg MTPLM.
Drivers who passed their test on or after this
date have category B entitlement only, which
restricts the entitlement to motor vehicles
with up to 8 passenger seats and an MTPLM
of up to 3500kg with trailers up to 750kg
MTPLM (4250kg combined) or larger trailers
providing the combination of the trailer and
towing vehicle does not exceed 3500kg and
the MTPLM of the trailer does not exceed the
unladen weight of the towing vehicle.
Drivers who passed their test on or after the 1st
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January 1997 will need to take an additional
test(s) to gain the B+E and C1+E entitlement.
A number of Swift Group motorhomes have
an MTPLM greater than 3500kg, therefore
you must check you have the driving licence
entitlement for the vehicle you drive.
Vehicle classifications
Motorhomes up to 3500kg MTPLM are P/LGV
(Private Light Goods Vehicles), motorhomes with
an MTPLM over 3500kg and up to 7500kg are P/
HGV (Private Heavy Goods Vehicles). These are
used in defining MOT classifications and vehicle
excise duty (road tax) classifications.
Advice on towing
The towing capability of each motorhome
differs depending on the specific chassis and
engine types, (see ‘Towing Capabilities’ in your
specification handbook).
This takes account of the maximum front and
rear axle loadings as well as the minimum
front axle loading in two conditions, MRO and
MTPLM condition.
Towing in these, and any other condition
requires sensible loading and distribution of
payloads to ensure the requirements of the
towing capability table are met.
When towing, the demands on both the
vehicle and driver increase. A trailer reduces
manoeuvrability, the ability to climb hills,
acceleration and braking capacity and makes
the vehicle handle and corner differently.
It will also increase the fuel consumption of
the vehicle.
Always brake in good time. Special care must
be taken when descending gradients. Change
down before going down a steep hill so the
engine can act as a brake. Ensure that the
towing vehicle tyre pressures are correct and
adjusted for full load conditions and that the
trailer tyre pressures are as recommended by
the trailer manufacturer. Regularly check the
operation of trailer brakes and lights.
For maximum stability, when loading the trailer
ensure that the loads are properly secured during
transit. Position loads so that most of the weight
is placed close to the floor and, where possible,
immediately above or close to the axle(s).
Where the load can be divided between trailer
and tow vehicle, loading more weight into the
vehicle will generally improve the stability of the
combination. After loading the trailer, check that
the nose weight and axle loads are in accordance
with the manufacturer’s recommendations,
also check the rear and front axle loads on the
motorhome. When calculating the laden weight
of the trailer, remember to include the weight of
the trailer PLUS THE LOAD.
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NOTE: Towing regulations vary from
country to country. It is very important to
ensure that national regulations governing
towing weights and speed limits are
observed (refer to the relevant national
motoring organisation for information).
The stated maximum permissible towing
weights refer to the vehicle’s design
limitations and NOT to any specific
territorial restrictions.
Notes:
i) Do not exceed the motorhome gross
vehicle train weight.
1984 the combination is limited to 40 mph
on motorways and dual carriageways
and 20 mph elsewhere. A car dolly is not
legal for transportation (there is a very
specific difference between recovery and
transportation. Recovery is defined as the
removal of a broken down vehicle to a
place of safety).
vii)The maximum permitted vehicle
combination length is 18.75m, however
any combination must ensure compliance
with the turning circle requirements of
Construction and Use regulations 1986 &
97/27/EC.
ii) Do not exceed the maximum front & rear
axle loads on the motorhome.
iii) Ensure the motorhome front axle load is
never less than 40% or more than 70% of
the total weight.
iv)Motorhomes with an MTPLM up to 3500kg
which have European Type approval can
only be fitted with a type approved towbar
complying to 94/20/EC.
v) The limit for towing an un-braked trailer
is 750kg (based on VIN plate not actual
weight), this applies to a towed car.
vi) A car dolly with a car with a GVW over
750kg in place is considered as two trailers,
these are legal for use for recovery but
under the Road Traffic Regulations Act
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Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Removal of spare wheel on ALKO conversion: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
‘en route’
ALKO conversion alternative spare wheel removal: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Removal of FIAT/PEUGEOT spare wheel: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
‘En route’
CRUISE CONTROL
The driver of the vehicle should always remain
seated and in control of the vehicle when cruise
control has been engaged. Never leave the
driving seat for any reason when the vehicle is
underway.
Removal of spare wheel on
ALKO conversion:
Caution: Exercise care when lowering the wheel
and frame due to its weight.
a
Fig.1
Removal
a)Spare wheel in the stowed position
(Fig. 1).
b)Remove the securing pins (a) from the
supports (b) at each side of the spare wheel
carrier frame (c) (Fig. 2).
c)Lift the wheel carrier frame (c) slightly and
move the frame supports (b) forward and
clear of the carrier frame (Fig. 3).
b
Fig.2
Fig.3
d)Lower the carrier frame and wheel to the
ground (Fig. 4).
e)Remove the spare wheel.
Replacement
Replacement is a reversal of the removal
procedure. Ensure the securing pins (a) are
correctly located in the frame supports (b).
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c
Fig.4
‘En route’
ALKO CONVERSION ALTERATIVE
SPARE WHEEL REMOVAL
Loosen the bolts (17mm socket M10) inside
the hook assemblies positioned at each side.
Carefully lift and release the carrier from the
hooks to remove the spare wheel.
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‘En route’
Removal of FIAT/PEUGEOT
spare wheel:
a)the ground should be flat and
adequately firm.
b)turn the engine off and engage
the handbrake.
c) engage first gear or reverse.
Removal
Fig. 1
Fig. 2
Fig. 3
Fig. 4
Fig. 5
Fig. 6
a)wheel restraining device screw (fig 1) – rear
right side of vehicle
b)use the extension and wrench provided
to operate the wheel restraining device
screw (fig 2).
c)when the wheel is fully lowered (fig 3) and
the restraining device screw can turn no
more, use the wrench to pull the wheel
out (fig 4).
d)loosen the knob and remove the support to
release the wheel (fig 5 & 6).
Replacement
Replacement is a reversal of the
removal procedure.
Caution: Exercise care when handling the wheel
due to its weight.
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Fire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Escape paths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
safety &
security
Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
HAL-Locate® satellite tracking and monitoring system . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Safety & security
Fire
Important: Your attention is drawn to
the notice affixed inside the motorhome
advising on fire precaution, ventilation and
what to do in case of fire.
IN CASE OF FIRE
1.Get everyone out of the motorhome as
quickly as possible using whichever exit is
quickest including windows. Do not stop to
collect any personal items.
2. Turn off gas supply valve, if safe to do so.
3.Disconnect the mains electricity supply if
safe to do so.
4. Raise the alarm. Call the Fire Brigade.
5. Attack the fire if safe to do so.
MODEL- SI 601 SMOKE ALARM OPERATION
Normal condition
The red LED on the front should flash once
every 40 seconds to show the alarm is active.
Low Battery Condition
IMPORTANT: Your smoke alarm requires a
battery with a sufficient capacity of power to
operate correctly. This must also be correctly
installed.
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Should your smoke alarm enter a low battery
condition, the unit will emit an audible ‘chirp’
once every 40 seconds. When this occurs you
must replace the battery immediately. Your
smoke alarm will continue to warn of this low
battery condition for at least 7 days, however,
failure to change the battery after this time
would mean your smoke alarm has insufficient
power to alert you in a real fire situation.
BATTERY REPLACEMENT
IMPORTANT: Only the following batteries can
be used for replacement. Use of a battery other
than those recommended below may have a
detrimental effect on the detector’s operation.
Use of a lithium (long-life) battery could provide
power for 10 years under normal operating
conditions, meaning there is no need for an
annual battery change.
Carbon-Zinc type:
Eveready Energizer 1222; Gold Peak 16045
(UL).
Alkaline Type
Energizer 522; Duracell MN 1604; Duracell 9V
Ultra; Energizer 9V Ultra+; Gold Peak 1604A.
Lithium (long life) type
Ultralife U9VL.
1.Remove the alarm from its mounting plate
by turning anti-clockwise
2.Remove the existing battery and replace
with a new battery. from the list on this
page, making sure that the positive and
negative connections are in the correct
position. If unsure see diagram in “3. Install
9v battery” section (Page 12 of the alarm
user manual).
Safety & security
3.Replace the alarm on its mounting plate,
lining up the large central vent on the front
of the alarm, with the ‘X’ that is moulded
into the plastic on the mounting plate
(if unsure see page 13 of the alarm user
manual). Ensure the unit is securely fitted.
2.The unit will emit a loud (85dB at 3 meters)
alarm for around 5 seconds and stop
automatically.
Support Team details in alarm instruction
manual.
CLEANING: As a minimum your smoke alarm
should be cleaned once every 3 months using
your vacuum c1eaner fitted with the soft brush
attachment.
4.Test your alarm as explained in the next
section ‘Alarm Test’.
1.Press the test button in the centre and
release.
made to open the case. Attempting to open the
case will invalidate your Warranty.
TESTING: Test your smoke alarm once every
week see section ‘Alarm Test’ in the smoke
alarm instruction manual. Any test failures
should be reported to the Technical
3.The red LED on your alarm will flash rapidly
during the audible signal.
ALARM TEST
CAUTION: Your smoke alarm is a sealed
electrical device and no attempt should be
NOTE: The test button accurately tests the
alarm’s smoke sensing circuit, there is no need
to test your alarm with smoke. If your smoke
alarm fails to give an audible test signal, please
refer immediately to the troubleshooting guide
at the end of the user manual.
WARNING: Test your smoke alarm at least
once per week
Your smoke alarm has been designed to be as
maintenance - free as possible and although
the unit requires only battery maintenance for
its entire life, there are several things you must
do to keep it working properly.
WARNING: Your smoke alarm may false
alarm when it is being cleaned using a
vacuum cleaner.
IMPORTANT: Do not use solvents or cleaners
on your smoke alarm, as they may cause
damage to the sensor or circuitry. The unit can
be wiped with a slightly damp cloth.
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Safety & security
CAUTION: Do not paint the smoke alarm
as this may block the openings and prevent
smoke from entering the sensor.
WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF FIRE:
• If you have made a family escape plan
and practiced it with your family you have
increased their chances of escaping safely.
Go over the following rules with your children
each time you have fire drills. This will help
everyone remember them in case of a real
emergency.
•D
on’t panic, stay calm. Your safe escape may
depend on thinking clearly and remembering
what you have practiced.
•N
otify every member in the residence
of the fire.
•G
et out of the caravan as quickly as possible.
Follow a planned escape route. Do not stop
to collect anything or to get dressed.
•F
eel the doors to see if they are hot. If they
are hot, do not open them - use an alternative
escape route.
•S
tay dose to the floor. Smoke and
hot gases rise.
•C
over your nose and mouth with a cloth (wet
if possible).Take short, shallow breaths.
•K
eep doors and windows closed. Open them
only if you have to in order to escape.
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• Meet at your planned meeting place after
leaving the caravan. Carry out a headcount
• Call the Fire brigade on 999 from outside your
caravan. If possible use a mobile phone or
call box .
• Give the address and your name.
• Never go back inside the caravan until a
member of the fire service has told you it is
safe to do so.
DO NOT attempt to repair your smoke alarm
doing so will invalidate your warranty. If your
smoke alarm is not operating properly. seethe
next section ‘Troubleshooting’. If you cannot
solve the problem, please call the Technical
Support line in the smoke alarm user manual.
Safety & security
Your smoke alarm goes into alarm when first connecting
the battery
SI 601 Only: Ionisation alarms can be affected by high levels of static. It may be that the
false alarm has been caused by this when handling the alarm. Remove static that may
have been transferred to the alarm by wiping the front cover with a slightly damp c1oth
Your smoke alarm does not test when installed
Make sure you have removed the wrapper from the battery before reconnecting
Your smoke alarm chirps intermittent/y
• Check the location of your smoke alarm (see ‘Application & Positioning’
in the user manual).
• Check that your smoke alarm is definitely the source of chirping; make sure the noise
isn’t coming from another alarm ( smoke/ carbon monoxide/gas/ burglar alarm) by
process of elimination.
• Replace battery. If the battery has been recently fitted and the chirping continues then
contact technical support.
Your smoke alarm activates when no smoke is visible
• Check the location of your smoke alarm (see the section on ‘Positioning’).
• Clean the smoke alarm (see the section on ‘Routine Maintenance’).
• For SI 601 smoke alarm only remove build-up of static electricity by wiping your smoke
alarm with a slightly damp cloth.
• Check battery is correctly fitted, if the battery has been in service for more than 12
months replace battery regardless.
You experience frequent unwanted alarms
• Check the location of your smoke alarm (see the section on ‘Positioning’).
• Clean the smoke alarm (see the section on ‘Routine Maintenance’).
• SI 601 Only: Remove build up of static electricity by wiping your smoke alarm with a
slightly damp cloth.
• If the frequent unwanted alarms continue contact technical support for advice.
Your smoke alarm does not sound during testing
• Make sure you push the test button firmly
• If the unit has been silenced and is in low sensitivity mode it may not test. Wait 15
minutes then try again.
• Replace battery. If the battery has been recently fitted and the alarm still fails to self test
then contact technical support
lf the alarm fails to operate correctly; the advice of the manufacturer should be sought.
If you have any questions about the operation of your alarm, please contact the Technical
Support Team detail in the smoke alarm user manual.
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Safety & security
WARNING: Ensure that batteries are
correctly installed. Positive terminal to
positive contact (marked +), negative
terminal to negative contact. Reversing
a battery in its compartment will
immediately drain the battery and could
damage the smoke alarm.
Warning: The electronic test button
provides a full test of the unit’s
functionality. DO NOT try to test the alarm
with a naked flame, as this may present a
potential fire hazard.
WARNING: Never use portable cooking
or heating equipment other than
electric heaters that are not of the
direct radiant type, as it is a fire and
asphyxiation hazard.
WARNING: Appliances such as cookers
must not be used for heating.
Fire Extinguisher
It is recommended that a 1kg (2lb) minimum
capacity dry powder fire extinguisher complying
with the requirements of ISO 7165 be carried
inside your motorhome at all times and a fire
blanket be kept next to the cooker.
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When using a dry powder extinguisher it is
suggested that the motorhome be evacuated
until the powder has settled, to avoid inhalation.
A fat pan fire should not have a fire extinguisher
aimed at it. It should be smothered with a
fire blanket.
WARNING: Provide one dry powder
fire extinguisher of an approved type
or complying with EN3, of at least 1kg
capacity, by the main exterior door and a
fire blanket next to the cooker.
Familiarise yourself with the instructions
on your fire extinguisher and the local fire
precaution arrangements.
Under no circumstances must these vents be
blocked or obstructed, even partially.
It is advised that fixed ventilation points are
checked and cleaned (if necessary) on a regular
basis using a small brush and a domestic
vacuum cleaner.
Additional night time ventilation is obtained by
releasing the window catches and placing them
in the second groove. Note the windows are
not sealed from rain in this position.
As the ventilation levels are calculated to suit
each model’s requirements there should be
no modifications made which may result in
reduced ventilation levels.
WARNING: Do not obstruct ventilation.
Ventilation
All motorhomes comply with BS EN 721. The
ventilation points on your motorhome are fixed
points of ventilation which are required by the
European Standards.
All motorhomes have ventilation at high level
and low level which have been calculated to
suit the individual needs of your motorhome.
High level ventilation is achieved by means of
the roof lights and washroom roof ventilators.
The low level ventilators are positioned
underneath the oven housing. Some models in
the doorway stepwell.
WARNING: Never use portable cooking
or heating equipment other than electric
heaters that are not of the direct radiant
type, as it is a fire and asphyxiation hazard.
WARNING: Appliances such as cookers
must not be used for heating.
Escape paths
It is important that you do not block escape
paths to emergency exits with obstructions
or hazards.
Safety & security
Children
Do not leave children alone in the motorhome in
any event. Keep potentially dangerous items out
of reach, as at home eg matches, drugs etc.
Security
Motorhome Theft
The theft of a motorhome can occur in the
most unlikely circumstances; from a motor-way
service area or even an owner’s driveway.
Secure all windows and doors when your
motorhome is unoccupied even if only for a
short length of time.
VIN (Vehicle identification Number)
Record your motorhome VIN which can be
found on the lower edge of the base vehicle
front windscreen and the plate located on the
front cross member under the bonnet.
Make a note of these numbers in the space
provided at the front of this handbook and
make a separate note of the numbers to keep
safe at home.
Additional security
Consider fitting any device which might deter
intrusion by thieves. Customers are advised
to identify their motorhome with a method
for subsequent identification if other forms of
identification have been altered or removed.
Free crime prevention advice about securing
your motorhome, protecting your valuables,
property marking either at home or whilst on
site, can be obtained from the Crime Prevention
Officer through your local Police station.
HAL-Locate® satellite
tracking and monitoring
system
Kon-Tiki/ E700 (UK models only)
Depending on model and specification,
your motorhome may be fitted with a
HAL-Locate system.
This device has been designed specifically for
use in your motorhome and has been installed
in a concealed location.
In addition to using satellite tracking to
determine your vehicles location, the HALLocate device can monitor and report your
vehicle leisure battery status.
Your installation engineer will have set up your
mobile phone so it can operate your system
remotely, allowing you to arm or disarm your
system, check on your motorhome’s location
and leisure battery charge level, all by using
simple mobile phone text messages.
reference number.
You will then need to contact EUROWATCH,
who will liaise directly with the police to locate
and recover your motorhome.
When you receive your new motorhome,
please take the time to read the welcome pack
supplied with your HAL-Locate system. This
will enable you to ensure that the unit has been
registered correctly and the correct details are
held by the call centre.
Please be aware that an annual subscription
charge is applicable for the continued use of
the unit and EUROWATCH service, and if any
change of ownership or contact details occurs,
contact Locate Sales & Marketing as soon as
possible (contact details are included within the
HAL-Locate welcome pack).
IMPORTANT: to ensure operation of the
HAL-Locate unit, the motorhome leisure
battery must be maintained in a good
state of charge and connected to the
motorhome at all times.
Should you discover, or be informed that your
motorhome has been stolen you will need
to contact the police and request a crime
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Safety & security
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Positioning the motorhome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Arrival at site
Positioning the motorhome
Note: Check and observe site regulations.
Keep to roadways unless otherwise directed.
Adhere to speed limits. Note that these are
generally 10mph.
(Remember that the stopping distance
on grass is considerably greater than
on tarmac.)
Only a person in possession of a current driving
licence may drive on the site.
Selecting a pitch
Do not pitch in such a position that your
motorhome will obstruct others coming in.
Try to choose an area which is dry, reasonably
level and preferably with a hard base.
If you have no alternative but to pitch on a
slope try to ensure that you are facing down the
slope, for when you leave.
Levelling the motorhome
Levelling must be carried out in both directions
for the refrigerator and other equipment to
function correctly. Stepped levelling boards
(Fig. B) or proprietary ramps are ideal for this
purpose. Levelling pads or boards should be
used under the steadies where the ground is
soft or uneven.
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Fig. A Winding the corner steady
Lower the rear corner steadies (if fitted) until
they are in firm contact with the ground (Fig.
A). DO NOT use the steadies as a jack, they
are only a means of stabilising the rear of the
motorhome. Levelling pads or boards should
be used under the steadies where the ground is
soft or uneven.
Fig. B Stepped levelling board
Awnings and Tents
Awnings and tents should only be used when
permission has been obtained. When on
grass and staying for more than a few days
the ground sheet and/or side flaps of awnings
should be periodically raised in order to avoid
damage to the ground.
Water system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Typical Gas schematic drawing with water heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Typical Gas schematic drawing with combi boiler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Types of gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Gas safety advice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
En-route heating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Electricity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
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Overseas connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
230V mains Electrical equipment power consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Typical appliance consumption figures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
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Connection of services are dealt with under
separate headings. In all cases become familiar
with manufacturers’ instructions.
Before making connections of any
description to the motorhome ensure ALL
equipment is turned off.
Fresh water system
(i)All fittings, including the holding tank, water
pipes, taps and connections are of food
quality material (to BS6920) and therefore,
should not affect the quality of the water
used. It is recommended however, that the
system is flushed through twice before it is
used for the first time, and always cleaned/
flushed after it has stood unused for a period
of time (eg over the winter period). Care has
been taken (using smooth bore pipes etc) to
eliminate as many water traps as possible.
(ii)When filling the fresh water system
remember to check that the water source
is suitable for use as drinking water and, if
you are using a hose pipe or water carrier,
that it is also made from nontoxic materials
(preferably food quality material).
(iii)The fresh water tank may be drained either via
a plug in the base of the tank accessible via
the cleaning hatch or by the drain tap situated
below the skirt panel (model specific).
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Water filler inlet
(iv)The fresh water system is pressurised by a
pump which will continue to operate until it
senses a pre-set pressure in the system.
WARNING: If the fresh water tank is
completely empty the pump will be unable
to pressurise the system and will operate
continuously. In this situation it is essential
that, in order to avoid damage to the pump,
it is switched off using the pump isolator
switch on the distribution panel until such
time as the water tank has been filled.
Waste water system
(i)The waste water holding tank is secured
underneath the chassis of your motorhome
and is gravity fed.
(ii)In order to eliminate unpleasant odours as
much as possible, only smooth bore pipes
are used. These are fitted with waste traps
under the floor which should be cleaned
periodically by unscrewing the lid and
flushing with clean water.
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When filling, use a hose manufactured from non
toxic material, to prevent tainting of the water.
Remember, if the water heater has been drained
it will require 2.2 gal/ 10 litre or 2.6 gal/ 12 litre
(dependant upon model) of water to fill it.
To do this open all hot water taps (except
shower) and run pump until water comes from
the taps.
Top up fresh water tank after priming the water
system. As with the waste tank, a valve is fitted
in the skirt area allowing drainage of the fresh
water tank.
Please ensure all taps are fully turned off when
not in use.
We recommend the use of Milton 2 sterilising
fluid for cleaning and sterilising the water tank
and system.
General schematic
However, should the waste water tank be
overfilled, then the waste water will backfill
the drain pipes until it eventually appears
in the shower base. In order to prevent
this, please take note of part (iii).
(iii)The waste water gauge shows the level
of the tank in quarter increments, it is
therefore, recommended that the waste
water tank is checked on a daily basis,
emptying when required. This is done by
opening the valve located just beneath the
side skirt on the exterior of the Motorhome
or by turning the handle located inside the
vehicle at floor level behind the rear axle,
usually found in bed box or wardrobe base
(model dependant).
It should be emptied either directly, or via a
waste water container (not supplied) into a
designated waste water area.
An explanatory leaflet is available from:
The Milton Food Hygiene Advisory Service,
Whitehall Lane, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9NW
Fresh and waste water tank heaters
12v heating elements or the provisions for
them have been added to your motorhome. For
details of the control and operation of these
see control panel instructions on page 53 or 57
(model specific).
Fresh Water Tank
Your motorhome is fitted with a water tank filled
from the outside via a lockable water filler cap.
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Guidance on cleaning portable water tanks
and the water system in motor caravans
5.The solution should be emptied from
the container.
The water systems, and in particular storage
tanks, in Caravans or Motorhomes are
susceptible to contamination by bacteria if care
is not taken with their use and cleaning.
6.The opening of the container should be
cleaned thoroughly with an appropriate
prepared wipe impregnated with a sterilant.
6.Flush the system through with clean drinking
water until no traces of disinfectant/ sterilant
can be detected at any tap.
7.The container should be inverted whilst
stored overnight (if possible).
7.Replace the filter. Suitable sterilising
chemicals are available from your Caravan
or Motorhome dealer, accessory shop,
chemist or home-brew shops. It is not,
however, recommended to use bleach or
sodium metabisulphite.
The symptoms caused by bacterial
contamination are not purely limited to gastrointestinal diseases, but may also manifest
themselves as ear, nose, throat, eye or skin
infections. It is therefore important that you
carry out the following procedure prior to using
the Caravan or Motorhome each time, even if
you boil or filter all water you use for drinking.
Separate Water Containers
1.All water remaining in the container should be
disposed of so that the container is empty.
2.The outside of the container should be
thoroughly cleansed and washed down to
remove any dirt, dust or other contaminant.
Water at a suitably hot temperature
containing an appropriate detergent is
recommended for this purpose.
3.Water should be put in the container,
swirled around, then emptied out.
4.The container should then be totally filled
with water containing an appropriate
sterilant solution and allowed to stand for
the recommended contact time (e.g. Milton
for 15 minutes).
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8.The container must be filled with mains
water only and mains water only should be
used for the above cleaning procedure.
9.On no account should garden hoses be
used to fill water tanks.
For Systems:
1.Drain down the system (open all taps
to allow air in, enabling the system to
drain quickly).
2.Remove any water filters fitted, and
replace with a short length of hose or
empty filter cartridge (this will ensure the
filter is not affected by the disinfectant/
sterilant solution).
3.Fill the system by using the pump with a
disinfectant/sterilant solution (check that
the solution at full strength appears at
all taps/showers). Allow to stand for the
recommended period of time.
4.Drain the system completely.
5.Thoroughly clean the outside of all taps/
connectors with a cloth soaked in the
disinfectant/sterilant.
This guidance has been prepared with the
kind co-operation and assistance of The
Environmental Health Department of The Borough
Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk.
Warranty
Products are guaranteed from the date of
purchase against defects in materials and
workmanship. If the unit proves faulty, return
it to your supplier with proof of purchase and
purchase date. Please note that frost damage
is not a valid warranty claim. The manufacturer
retains the right to repair or replace the unit.
The manufacturer cannot be held responsible
for claims arising from incorrect installation,
unauthorised modification or misuse of the
product. The above does not affect your
statutory rights.
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Typical Gas
schematic drawing
with water heater
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Typical Gas
schematic drawing
with combi boiler
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Gas
GENERAL INFORMATION
Gas Bottles
Bottled Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) is the
most convenient portable source of fuel for
your vehicle.
Unless en-route heating has been installed,
make sure that heating and cooking appliances
and the gas cylinders are switched off before
you move the vehicle.
Your Motorhome has a factory fitted habitation
en-route LPG heating system that can be used
whilst travelling. Fig 1 shows the two safety
valves features that are part of the system,
these are there for your safety whilst using the
system when travelling. When in use ensure all
other gas appliances are separately isolated
Regulator for systems approved for use
when travelling (Fig 1)
Your vehicle is supplied with a wall mounted
gas regulator plumbed inside the gas bottle
compartment. The regulator and all appliances
work at a harmonised 30mb pressure, which
work with Butane and Propane gas.
REGULATOR for systems NOT approved for
use when travelling. (Fig 2)
Note: The regulator valves should be in the
‘OFF’ position when driving.
Pressure regulation system in this vehicle has
a fixed working pressure of 30 mbar with a
flow rate of 1.2 kg/H and complies with the
requirements of EN 12864 annex D.
We do not recommend the use of an inline LPG
BBQ with the 1.2kg/H regulator when other
LPG appliances are in use.
Note: Unless en-route heating is in use the
regulator valves should be in the ‘OFF’
position when driving.
Fig. 2
Warning: isolate cylinders when re-fuelling
Note: No safety device on this system
Gas Hoses
High-pressure hoses or pigtails as they are
called must be used with the new style regulator.
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.
High-pressure hoses incorporate a safety shut off
valve for the use of the en-route heating system
Only use gas bottle cylinders that are located
within their dedicated position within the gas
bottle housing, never extend hose - hose
lengths must not exceed 400mm.
Fig. 1
Safety cut off devices
(Suitable for use when
travelling)
LPG bottle i.e. Propane, Butane, BP and
Camping Gaz cylinders all have unique bottle
adaptor connections. It is important to check
you have the correct hose and adaptor to suit
your gas bottles.
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Push on hoses are no longer permitted under
the latest regulations.
The new high-pressure hoses have threaded
connections and must be securely attached to
the regulator and to the gas bottle.
Ensure that there is a constant rise in the
flexible gas hose between the gas bottle outlet
and the regulator elbow.
WARNING: Inspect flexible gas hose(s)
regularly for deterioration and renew as
necessary with the approved type, in any
case no later than 5 years after the date of
manufacture marked on the hose.
Types of gas
Butane
Butane is supplied in the UK in green, blue or
aluminium bottles.
Gas safety advice
Warning: if you smell gas or suspect a leak
and if it is safe to do so, isolate the gas
appliances and turn off the gas bottles at
the regulator. Evacuate the vehicle and
ventilate. Seek professional advice as to
the cause of the leak.
All these have a male left hand thread
EXCEPT for Camping Gaz which has a special
female right hand thread and Calor 7kg and
15kg and aluminium bottles which have a
special clip-on connection.
Facts about LPG
Continental bottles usually have a male left hand
thread similar to but not identical with UK butane.
LPG is not poisonous. Bi-products are
harmless.
Butane is suitable for use at temperatures down
to 2°C but will not work below that.
There is danger if all air and oxygen were
excluded. (Ventilation holes must be kept clear
at all times).
When replacing the hose ensure the new
hose incorporates a safety shut off valve
Propane
Propane is supplied in red, or partly red bottles
which have a female left hand threaded connector.
WARNING: Ensure hoses do not become
entangled in door mechanism.
Scandinavian countries use the same connector.
Awning Spaces LPG Appliance Exhaust
Germany and Austria supply propane with a
male connection.
There is no danger of pollution of an enclosed
awning space by the LPG exhaust from a
refrigerator venting into it, as awning spaces
are generally well ventilated.
Propane will work at temperatures as low
as -40°C and is therefore suitable for all
winter caravanning.
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LPG has been given a smell by the
manufacturers in order to identify leaks.
Space heaters may produce sufficient exhaust
to pollute the awning space, if it is totally
enclosed, from a general comfort, smell and
hygiene point of view. In the extreme case
there could be a build up of carbon dioxide to a
dangerous level.
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Owners are advised to allow some fresh air
circulation in the awning space when such
appliances are in use.
Warning: Do not use appliances with a
different working pressure to 30mbar.
PRECAUTIONS
Warning: Maintain adequate spacing
of combustible materials from sources
of heat.
a)Never look for a leak with a match. Always
use a soap solution or its equivalent when
testing connections. Do not operate any
electrical apparatus whatsoever, especially
light switches. If the leak is not obvious, the
vehicle should be evacuated and qualified
personnel consulted.
b)Always turn off the gas cylinder valve or
inlet to the vehicle when the appliances are
not in use.
c)Never use gas appliances without
adequate ventilation.
d)Avoid naked lights when connecting or
changing a cylinder.
e)Check the flexible hose frequently.
f)The gas is heavier than air and therefore
sinks to the lowest point.
g)Keep bottle gas containers outside (and
protected against frost). If they must be
kept inside make sure they are well away
from heat.
h)Always seek advice when in doubt.
Warning: Do not use independent portable
gas appliances inside the vehicle.
Always read individual appliance
instructions
Ventilation
All ventilation complies with BSEN 721 and
vents should not be obstructed in any manner
as this could lead to insufficient fresh air. In
this case the confined atmosphere becomes
depleted of oxygen which leads to the formation
of the highly poisonous gas ‘carbon monoxide’.
Carbon monoxide is odourless, colourless and
tasteless and will rapidly cause unconsciousness
and death with little or no warning prior to
collapse. THERE IS NO DANGER WHEN
ADEQUATE VENTILATION IS PROVIDED.
Roof-mounted flue installations
All flue installations should be inspected once a
year throughout their length for corrosion. Flues
should be replaced if any sign of perforation
is found. Ensure that the replacement is of an
approved type.
Changing gas cylinders
The following procedure should be adopted:
a)Extinguish any fire, flame or source of
ignition (including cigarettes, pipes and
pilot lights) before changing gas cylinders.
b)Wherever possible change gas cylinders in
the open air.
c)Ensure that the gas cylinder valve(s) is/are
closed before disconnecting any empty
cylinder or before removing the plastic
cap or plug on the outlet connection of the
replacement cylinder. (Note. left hand thread.)
d)Make firm gas-tight joints. Any leaking
vapour will smell. If a leak is suspected
after changing gas cylinders and opening
valve, test by brushing with soapy water
around the joints. Bubbles will form if
vapour is leaking. Never use a naked flame.
e)Ensure that the replacement gas cylinder is
the correct one for the installation.
f)Gas cylinder valves are of various designs
depending on the type of cylinder and the
use for which it is intended and it is essential
that the correct pressure regulator with the
correct pressure setting and capacity for
the installation is used in accordance with
manufacturer’s instructions.
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g)In the case of a connection on the pressure
regulator which relies upon a sealing
washer(s) to maintain a gas-tight joint,
it is essential to check that the washer
is present, is sound and is correctly
positioned prior to making the connection.
Where the connection relies on a metal
to metal seating or bull nose connection
to obtain a gas-tight joint it is essential
that the mating surfaces are clean and
undamaged. In no case should a damaged
valve or connection be used.
h)Where connections are designed to be
tightened with a spanner, it is essential
that a spanner of the correct size is used
and that the union is firmly tightened, hand
tightness is not sufficient. When self-sealing
valves are incorporated in a gas cylinder,
connections should be made in accordance
with the manufacturer’s instructions and
tools should not be used.
Leaks
Action to be taken in the event of a
suspected leak:
a)If a gas leak is suspected, close the gas
cylinder valve or other valve at the inlet
to the vehicle. Do not operate electrical
switches. Open all doors and windows to
disperse any gas escape.
b)The strong unpleasant smell of LPG will
enable the general area of the leak to be
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detected. Check that gas is not escaping
from an unlit appliance. In the case of
a leak, close cylinder valve(s) and call a
competent installer to rectify the fault.
c)If a leaking gas cylinder cannot be stopped,
remove the cylinder to a safe place in the
open air in an upright position away from
drains and any source of ignition.
Fire
Precautions and actions to be taken:
a)A fire extinguisher of adequate size and
preferably of the dry powder type should
be available.
b)The initial use of dry powder extinguishers
is recommended only if it likely that the
leakage can be stopped by closing the
cylinder valve or that the cylinder can be
speedily removed.
c)Cool with water all gas cylinders that
cannot be removed.
d)As soon as possible remove cylinders
adjacent to the fire to a safe place in order
to gain access to the seat of the fire.
Connection
Ensure that the gas regulator hose is
correctly connected to the gas cylinder in the
gas bottle compartment and that the hose
connection is tight.
Gas bottles must be fully located, seated at the
base of the bottles and restrained by the strap
provided in the dedicated compartment position.
Straps are positioned to suit 6kg, 7 kg and
13kg bottles.
WARNING: If using cylinders other than
those recommended, the user must
ensure these are adequately supported,
ventilation openings must not be
obstructed and the cylinders must not
cause damage to other fixtures and
fittings located in the compartment.
Open ended gas hoses must always be
protected from dirt and insects.
Before turning on the gas supply at the
regulator, ensure that all gas operated
equipment in the vehicle is turned off.
All gas equipment is supplied through a
central Gas Manifold System which has
individual isolation taps for each appliance
(Fig A), as follows:
RED - Water Heater/
Combination Boiler
WHITE - Space Heater
BLUE - Fridge
GREEN - Oven
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• Hose rupture protection is installed.
•Close the empty gas cylinder’s valve
The full system is Homologated in compliance
with European Directive 2001/ 56/ EC,
•Remove the high pressure hose from
the gas cylinder and remove the slip-on
adaptor, if present.
Operating instructions
Taking into operation
•Close all LPG appliance shut off valves
except the heater
• Open gas remote switch if present.
• Open the cylinder’s valve. (1)
Fig. A
• Firmly press the green reset button on
the high pressure hose. (2) Release
button slowly
En-route heating
•Hold depressed the gas-flow monitor’s
green button on the gas-pressure regulator
for about five seconds (repeat if necessary).
(3) Release button slowly
All Swift, Bessacarr & ACE Motorhomes are
equipped with an LPG en-route heating system.
The en-route heating system is installed with
additional safety features.
•Start the gas-burning devices if desired. If
the gas cylinders are closed, SecuMotion
may switch off after an extended period of
no usage.
Warning when re-fuelling your motorhome,
switch off the heater and close the
cylinder valve.
• SecuMotion Drivesafe Regulator
Changing a gas cylinder
Please use the included screwing tool to attach
and remove the high pressure hoses. It will help
you generate the necessary tightening torque
and will prevent damage to the screw fittings,
which may otherwise result from using an
improper tool.
• Gas flow monitor
Residual gas: No smoking! No open flames!
Safety features
•Attach the high pressure hose to the full
gas cylinder and apply the slip-on adaptor,
if present.
• Open the full cylinder’s valve.
•Press the hose-break safety device
and the gas-flow monitor (see:Taking
into operation).
Anytime after making changes, check the hose
connection to the cylinder valve for leaks (see:
Checking for leaks in the high pressure area).
Exchanging hoses
Please use the included screwing tool to attach
and remove the high pressure hoses. It will help
you generate the necessary tightening torque
and will prevent damage to the screw fittings,
which may otherwise result from using an
improper tool.
Close the gas cylinder’s valve.
•Remove the high pressure hose from the
gas cylinder (or from the slip-on adaptor)
and from the regulator inlet.
•Screw the desired high pressure hose onto
the regulator inlet and onto the cylinder (or
onto the slip-on adaptor).
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Open the gas cylinder’s valve.
•Press the hose-break safety device and,
if necessary, the gas-flow monitor (see:
Taking into operation).
When changing hoses, make sure that the
gasket inside the hose connection is installed
properly and undamaged.
We recommend replacing the gasket every
time you replace a hose. Anytime after making
changes, check the hose connections to the
cylinder valve and to the inlet of the SecuMotion
gas-pressure regulator for leaks (see: Checking
for leaks in the high pressure area).
Checking for leaks in the high pressure area
A trained technician must check the low
pressure area for leaks. In addition, we
recommend that the person responsible for
operating the gas system check the high
pressure area for leaks after every cylinder or
hose replacement.
In particular, the screw fittings on the gas
cylinder valve and on the regulator inlet should
be checked for leaks with the proper tools,
such as a leak-finder spray according to DIN
EN 14291.
Warning: When travelling using the en-route
system all other lpg appliance shut off valves
must be in the closed position including the
fridge, cooker, water heater etc.
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Note: It is dangerous and illegal to operate
other LPG appliances whilst travelling
Warning: If you smell gas or suspect a
leak and it is safe to do so, isolate the
heater and turn off the gas bottles at
the regulator. Evacuate the vehicle and
ventilate. Seek professional advice as to
the cause of the leak
Service and repairs must only to be carried
out by a competent service engineer.
Thermal insulation
and heating
Your vehicle has been designed to achieve a
thermal insulation and heating level for specific
climatic conditions when tested according to
the procedure in EN1646-1. The classifications
are as follows:
Grade 1
A vehicle with an average thermal transmittance
(u) that does not exceed 1.7w/(m2k).
GRADE 2
A vehicle with an average thermal transmittance
(u) that does not exceed 1.7w/(m2k) and
which can achieve an average temperature
difference of at least 20k between inside
and outside temperatures when the outside
temperature is 0°C.
GRADE 3
A vehicle with an average thermal transmittance
(u) that does not exceed 1.2w/(m2k) and which
can achieve an average temperature difference
of at least 35k between inside and outside
temperatures when the outside temperature
is -15°C.
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Electricity
As with electricity in the home, care must be
exercised when handling mains electricity.
Your attention is drawn to the following notice as
laid down by the Institute of Electrical Engineers.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ELECTRICITY SUPPLY
On arrival at site
1.Before connecting the motorhome
installation to the mains supply, check that:
(a)the mains supply is suitable for your
installation and appliances, i.e. whether
it is AC or DC and whether it is at the
correct voltage and frequency, and
(b)your installation will be properly
earthed. Never accept a supply from a
socket outlet or plug having only two
pins, or from a lighting outlet.
(c)any residual current device (earth
leakage circuit breaker) in the mains
supply to the vehicle has been tested
within the last month.
In case of doubt, consult the site owner or
his agent.
2.Make sure that the switch at the site
supply point is off.
3.Lift the cover of the electricity inlet provided
on the vehicle, and insert the connector of
the supply flexible cable.
4.Remove any cover from the socket outlet
provided at the site supply point, and
connect the plug at the other end of the
supply flexible cable to this. Switch on the
main switch at the site supply point.
inspected every year. An annual inspection by
a qualified person is recommended (see list
below) who should sign and issue a periodic
inspection report.
On leaving site
5.Switch off the main switch at the site
supply point and remove the flexible cable
connector replacing any cover fitted.
6.Disconnect the flexible cable from
the vehicle.
It is important that the main switch at the
site supply point should be switched off,
the supply flexible cable disconnected, and
any cover replaced on the socket outlet at
the site supply point before disconnecting
the flexible cable from the vehicle. It is
dangerous to leave the supply socket or
supply flexible cable live.
Suitably qualified persons acceptable to the
SMMT/NCC to sign and issue Inspection and
Completion Certificates should be one of
the following:
For vehicles that are generally left unused
for long periods in the open it is strongly
advised that the mains installation is inspected
periodically to ensure that it is safe to use.
•A member of the Electrical Contractors’
Association of Scotland
The IEE Wiring Regulations recommend that
mains installations in motorhomes are re-
•An approved contractor of the National
Inspection Council for Electrical Installation
Contracting* or
•A qualified person acting on behalf of the
above (in which event it should be stated
for whom he is acting).
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•The names and addresses of Approved
Contractors in any locality (there are over
10,500 in the UK) can be obtained from
Electricity Shops, or direct from:
Overseas connection
NICEIC
Vintage House, 37 Albert Embankment
London SE1 7UJ
Telephone: 0207 564 2323
Care must be taken when connecting supplies
abroad since the supplies can be of REVERSE
POLARITY. The significance of REVERSE
POLARITY is that when equipment is switched
off it may not be electrically isolated.
The names and addresses of members of the
Electrical Contractors’ Associations can be
obtained direct from:
Note: Connection to a mains voltage supply
OVERSEAS requires particular attention.
The only certain way of making equipment safe
is to unplug it.
ECA
Esca House, Palace Court
London W2 4HY
Telephone: 0207 313 4800
If electrical polarity indication is not included in
your vehicle electrical equipment, it is useful to
have a means of checking polarity of the mains
supply, especially when touring overseas.
ECA of Scotland
23 Heriot Row, Edinburgh EH3 6EW
Telephone: 0131 225 7221
There are several proprietary makes of
equipment available for the purpose.
In case of difficulty consult an approved
electrical installation contractor (who
may be the local electricity company). It
is dangerous to attempt modifications
and additions yourself. Lampholder-plugs
(bayonet cap adaptors) should not be used
in any circumstances.
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If it can be achieved, it is preferable to connect
live to live, and neutral to neutral to maintain full
electrical protection.
CHECK all vehicle equipment is set-up to accept
the site supply before actually switching on.
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Motorhome Mains inlet
Warning
It is essential that connections are made exactly as shown. If terminal markings are not in accordance With the diagram they must be ignored. If in doubt consult a qualified electrician.
The legal length of the mains inlet cable is 25 ± 2 metres. When in use it must be fully uncoiled and protected from traffic.
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230V mains Electrical
equipment power
consumption
Please note:
It is possible that the 230V mains electrical
equipment may not all operate simultaneously.
A typical UK motorhome site mains hook up
point provides a maximum output of 10 amps
and on some continental sites the available
output may be as low as 5 amps.
If your loading exceeds the site supply it may
trip the site circuit breaker. Please check the
available mains output with your site operator.
Similarly loadings on each circuit breaker within
the vehicle should be observed
A label positioned close to the MCB’s will
identify which appliances within the vehicle
are fed from which MCB. Consulting the table
(Typical Appliance Consumption Figures) in
conjunction with this label, will give an indication
of which appliances can, and cannot, (site
supply allowing), be operated simultaneously.
WARNING: Never allow modifications of
electrical or LPG systems and appliances
except by qualified persons.
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Typical appliance consumption figures
Appliances
Dometic Refrigerator
Thetford Refrigerator
Ultraheat Space Heater
Ultrastore Water heater
Combi 4 Combination Boiler
Combi 6 Combination Boiler
Cooker
Hotplate 1
Hotplate 2
Hotplate 3
Hotplate 4
Grill
Oven
Battery Charger 300w
Lighting 12V (based on 10 W bulb)
Water pump
Radio/ CD player
Cooker Hood
Dometic Air Conditioning unit
Microwave (factory fit)
Fresh + Waste Tank Heater(S)
Cab Area Drop Down Monitor
Battery Charger 250W
230V
Watts
Amperes
135 W
0.6 amp
140 / 200 W
0.6 amp / 0.9 amp
500 W
2.2 amp
1000 W
4.3 amp
2000 W
8.5 amp
850 W
3.7 amp
2000 W
8.5 amp
2000 W
8.5 amp
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
800 W
3.5 amp
Not applicable
Not applicable
500 W
2.2 amp
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
1200 W
5.25 amp
1000 W (approx)
4.3 amp
Not applicable
Not applicable
440W
1.9amp
12V
Watts
Amperes
Only when driving
Only when driving
12 W
12 W
1.0 amp
12 W
Not applicable
67W
Max 5.6 amp
67W
Max 5.6 amp
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
10 W
0.8 amp
48 W
4 amp
12 W
1.0 amp
30 W
2.5 amp
Not applicable
Not applicable
30W
2.5amp
3amp
Not applicable
LP GAS
Grams/hour
11 g/h
14 / 21 g/h
30 to 280 g/h
120 g/h
160 - 320 g/h
160 - 480 g/h
161 g/h
110 g/h
73 g/h
Not applicable
117 g/h
125 g/h
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
Note: These are approximate figures for guidance only.
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Motorhome battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Fault finding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
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Solar panel connection point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
EC400 Power Control Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Generator guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
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Motorhome battery
It is recommended that a good quality leisure
battery is always in circuit when the system is
in use.
A deep cycling rechargeable heavy duty 12v
battery should be used to provide power
for lights and other electrical appliances. A
proprietary brand leisure battery with a minimum
85amp - 110 amp capacity is recommended.
Note: 85amp - 110 amp batteries and above
should be checked dimensionally before
purchasing, to ensure fitment within the battery
compartment, as brands vary in size.
It should be remembered that batteries suitable
for the electrical demands of a motorhome
differ in design from those for use with a car,
and whilst the system may operate with a car
battery it is strongly recommended that only a
rechargeable leisure type battery, maintained in
good condition is used. The battery should be
kept topped up at all times.
If two leisure batteries are fitted additional care
is needed, as one battery deteriorates this can
reduce the lifespan of the other.
The battery or batteries should be positioned
in the appropriate compartment, which is
vented to the outside, and be properly secured
before travelling.
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WARNING: When connecting the battery,
ensure that the correct polarity is
observed (black is negative and red/brown
is positive) and that the terminals are
securely fastened.
ii)If all 12v lights must be powered together,
ensure the battery is ‘in-circuit’ and that the
battery charger is turned on.
Under normal circumstances it should not be
necessary to remove the battery other than for
routine inspection of terminals and ‘topping up’.
Please note the auxiliary battery or batteries
supplied with your motorhome may not be fully
charged and should be charged for a minimum
of 24 hours before use.
WARNING: Explosive gases may be
present at the battery. Take care to
prevent flames and sparks in the vicinity.
Your motorhome has been fitted with an in-line
fuse between the battery terminal and strip
connector. It is recommended that the fuse
rating fitted in this location does not exceed
40 amps.
iii)For optimum performance use the
transformer/charger unit with a leisure
battery attached.
Battery performance may be affected by a
number of things such as ambient temperature,
age, state of charge etc.
Fault finding
WARNING: Switch off all appliances and
lamps before connecting or disconnecting
the battery.
1.Mains supply
If mains supply is not available when mains
switch and MCBs are switched on, check
supply at site distribution and/or mains
lead and connections. See Control Panel
information for reverse polarity indication.
Smoking is prohibited around the
battery compartment.
2.Earth faults or MCB tripped
See RCD/MCD Section.
To preserve the life of your leisure battery and
charger please observe the following:
i)Do not leave all 12v lights powered at the
same time as this will drain your leisure
battery more rapidly.
3.Charger fails to provide output
Check mains supply as for No.1 and 2.
4.Battery discharged or not charging with
charger on
Check battery terminals.
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5.12V distribution circuit failure
Check and replace relevant DC output fuse
as required.
6.Consult the manufacturers regarding any
further difficulties, in particular those related
to mains voltage section.
7.There are no user-serviceable or
replacement parts in the consumer unit. All
service of this nature should be referred to
the manufacturers.
Note: Never use a mains supply lead whilst
coiled. Always uncoil the full length before
connecting to the supply and remember to
protect the cable from traffic.
Solar panel connection point
In all cases a solar panel must provide a
fused and regulated output in order to utilise
connection points provided in the motorhome
harness. A kit of parts is available from your
caravan supplier, which provides the mating
half of the connector (The White rectangular
connector found inside the motorhome is a
two way JST-LP type connector). For further
assistance in identifying the connection, wire
colours leading to the connector are detailed
in the wiring schematic in your motorhome
service book.
Solar panel installations should be undertaken
by trained technicians who are familiar with
the systems involved. Particular care should
be taken when making connections to solar
panels, which can generate high voltages
ahead of a regulator when exposed to light.
Solar panel connection point – With EC400
series control panel and related power
supply unit, and with roof mounted solar
panel connection point
Depending upon the specification of the
motorhome, the connection point will be
presented in one of the following formats:
On some models, in addition to the connections
detailed above which take a regulators output
to the power supply unit, an additional harness
and external connection box has been fitted.
The intention of this link harness is to provide
an electrical route between the inside of the
motorhome body, and a solar panel installation
on the roof of the motorhome.
Solar panel connection point – Motorhomes
with NE183 control panel and related
fusebox
In these installations a two way connector is
present close to the leisure battery installation,
and the regulated solar panel output is
connected to this point is supplied direct to the
leisure battery. This type of solar connection
point does not provide charge to the vehicle
engine / traction battery.
Solar panel connection point – With EC400
series control panel and related power
supply unit
In these installations two way connectors will
be present close to the leisure battery, and/or
at a high level within the furniture (i.e. within a
wardrobe, either visible or behind a removable
cover).
From these connectors the supply is taken to
the power supply unit, and is then directed
to the leisure battery and/or vehicle battery.
For further details of selecting which battery
receives the solar charge, please see the
EC400 series instructions.
The connection box can be located towards
the front of the motorhome roof and within this
connection box is a two way weatherproof
connector, to which a solar panel or panels can
be connected directly.
Within a high level furniture locker, relatively
close to the external connection box, two
connectors will be found. The first is the other
end of the link harness from the roof mounted
connection box, this should be connected
to the input connections of a solar panel
regulator, and the second connector should be
connected to the output from the regulator. A
Brown and Blue pair of wires will feature in the
link from the roof providing the input, with a
Red and Black pair of wires taking the regulator
output to the power supply unit.
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EC400 Power Control System
2Using the System
1 Introduction
2.1 Power Supply Unit - Component Layout
This section of the handbook will guide
you through the operation of the electrical
system.
The PSU is located in the bed box area.
Further technical details are contained in
section 3 or in the supporting technical
manual available from www.sargentltd.
co.uk
For the safe operation of all electrical
equipment within your Leisure Vehicle
it is important that you read and fully
understand these instructions. If you are
unsure of any point please contact your
dealer / distributor for advice before use.
The system has a number of key
components that you will need to be
familiar with before attempting to use the
system, these are:
-The Power Supply Unit (PSU) - a
combined mains consumer unit and 12V
controller located in the bed box.
- The Control Panel (CP) - a remotely
located user control panel used to turn
circuits on and off and to display battery
and water tank information. This panel
uses simple straightforward controls and
reliable data communication to the PSU.
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2.2 Activating the System
The EC400 system has a shutdown feature
that can be used when the vehicle is in
storage. This allows the leisure electronics
to be turned off when not required to save
battery power. When in the off state the
alarm and tracking system supplies are still
active, all other supplies are turned off.
the PSU and ensure the switch is in the off
position (button out) before connection to
the mains supply.
C) Connect the Hook-up Lead. Firstly connect
the supplied hook-up lead (orange cable
with blue connectors) to the Leisure Vehicle
and then connect to the mains supply.
D) Check Residual Current Device operation.
Locate the RCD within the PSU and
ensure the RCD is switched on (lever in
up position). Press the ‘Test’ button and
confirm that the RCD turns off (lever in
down position). Switch the RCD back to
the on position (lever in up position). If the
test button failed to operate the RCD see
section 3.10.
E) Check Miniature Circuit Breakers. Locate
the MCB’s within the PSU (adjacent to the
RCD) and ensure they are all in the on (up)
position. If any MCB’s fail to ‘latch’ in the on
position see section 3.10.
F) Turn the PSU ON. Locate the black
‘Shutdown’ button and ensure it is in the on
position (press button in). Locate the green
‘Charger’ switch on the PSU and turn to the
on position (press button in). The charger
switch will illuminate when turned on.
G) Check correct Polarity. Locate the ‘Reverse
polarity’ indicator on the PSU and ensure
that the indicator is NOT illuminated. If the
indicator is illuminated see section 3.10.
2.3Connecting to the Mains 230V supply and
Safety checks
For your safety it is IMPORTANT that you
follow these connections instructions each
time your Leisure Vehicle is connected to a
mains supply. This section assumes that the
system is complete and that a Leisure battery
has been installed (see 3.4).
A) Ensure suitability of the Mains Supply. Your
Leisure Vehicle should only be connected
to an approved supply that meets the
requirements of BS7671 or relevant
harmonised standards. In most cases the
site warden will hold information regarding
suitability of supply. If using a generator you
also need to comply with the requirements
/ instructions supplied with the generator.
Please note that some electronic generators
may not be compatible with your leisure
system. Further generator operational
information is contained elsewhere in this
manual.
B) Switch the PSU Power Converter OFF.
Locate the green ‘Charger’ power switch on
H) Check operation of equipment. It is
now safe to operate the 12v and 230v
equipment.
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2.4 Control Panel - Component Layout
Depending on your vehicle model the control
panel will vary in specification. Not all features
are present in all vehicles. Please refer to the
following diagrams to identify your control
panel.
EC466 Motorhome Control Panel
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EC461 Motorhome Control Panel
2.5 Control Panel Operation
• Power Button. Press the power button
to turn the leisure power on. Press the
button again to turn the power off. The
adjacent LED will illuminate when the
power is on, and also the voltage of the
selected battery will be displayed on the
voltage gauge.
• Pump Button. With the power on, press
the pump button to turn the water pump
on. Press the button again to turn the
pump off. The adjacent LED will illuminate
when the pump is on, and also the level
of the water tank will be displayed on the
water gauge.
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•V
iew Levels. To display the battery
voltage levels and the water tank levels
on the control panel gauges, press the
levels button. The display will remain
illuminated for 10 seconds.
• Battery Select. By default, the leisure
battery is selected as the power source
if no mains supply is present, or as the
battery to be charged when the mains
supply is available. To change the
selected battery, press the battery select
button. The selected battery is indicated
by an LED situated in the centre of the
leisure and vehicle battery gauges.
• Lights Button. With the power on, press
the lights button to turn the main lighting
supply on or off.
• Awning Light Button. With the power on,
press the awning light button to turn the
awning light on or off.
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•F
rost Protect. If / when fitted, with the
power on, press the frost protect button
to turn on the water tank heating system.
The adjacent LED will illuminate to show
that the tank heating system is on.
2.6Operation while driving
The EC400 system is designed to
shutdown parts of the system while the
engine is running. This is to meet Electro
Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) regulations
and to ensure the safe operation of the
motorhome.
3.1Residual Current Device & Miniature
Circuit Breakers
Please ensure the system isolate switch
on the PSU is in the on (button in) position
before driving (see 2.2). This will ensure
the electronic system is active and will
therefore be able to control the charging
process, supply the refrigerator and monitor
other system circuits.
If / when fitted, designated 12v sockets, enroute reading lights and en-route heating
will remain operational while the engine is
running.
3 System Technical Information
The following section provides further
technical information relating to the
electrical system. You can also access the
supporting technical manual from www.
sargentltd.co.uk
The Residual Current Device (RCD) is
basically provided to protect the user
from lethal electric shock. The RCD will
turn off (trip) if the current flowing in the
live conductor does not fully return down
the neutral conductor, i.e. some current is
passing through a person down to earth or
through a faulty appliance.
To ensure the RCD is working correctly,
the test button should be operated each
time the vehicle is connected to the mains
supply (see section 2.3) The Miniature
Circuit Breakers (MCB’s) operate in a
similar way to traditional fuses and are
provided to protect the wiring installation
from overload or short circuit. If an overload
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occurs the MCB will switch off the supply.
If this occurs you should investigate the
cause of the fault before switching the MCB
back on.
3.2 Battery Charger
The PSU incorporates an intelligent three-stage
battery charger / power converter.
During stage 1 the battery voltage is increased
gradually while the current is limited to start
the charging process and protect the battery.
At stage 2 the voltage rises to 14.4V to deliver
the bulk charge to the battery. When the battery
is charged, the voltage is decreased at stage
3 to 13.6V to deliver a float charge to maintain
the battery in the fully charged state. The
charger can be left switched on continuously as
required.
The battery charger / power converter also
provides power to the leisure equipment when
the mains supply is connected. This module
supplies DC to the leisure equipment up to a
maximum of 25 Amps (300 Watts), therefore
the available power is distributed between
the leisure load and the battery, with the
leisure load taking priority as per the following
example:
The following table shows the rating and circuit
allocation for the three MCB’s
MCB
1
2
3
Rating
10 Amps
10 Amps
10 Amps
Leisure load
5A
10A
15A
20A
Output Wire Colour
White
White (Yellow for Heater)
Black (Blue for water heater)
Available power for
battery charging
20A
15A
10A
5A
WARNING: Under heavy loads the PSU
case may become hot. ALWAYS ensure
the ventilation slots have a clear flow of
air. Do not place combustible materials
against / adjacent to the PSU
3.3 Smart Charging
On EC465 and EC460 PSU’s, the system
incorporates a smart charge feature, which
monitors both leisure and vehicle batteries
and automatically adjusts and directs the
charger power (and solar power if a solar
panel is installed) to maintain the leisure
and vehicle batteries at an optimal level.
Description
230v Sockets
Extra 230v Sockets/Space Heater
Fridge/Water Heater/12v Charger
3.4Leisure Battery
A) Type / Selection
For optimum performance and safety it
is essential that only a proprietary brand
LEISURE battery is used with a typical
capacity of 75 to 120 Ah (Ampere / hours).
A normal car battery is NOT suitable.
This battery should always be connected
when the system is in use.
The PSU is configured to work with
standard lead acid leisure batteries, and
in most cases is also compatible with the
latest range of Absorbed Glass Matt (AGM)
batteries. Before fitting non-standard
batteries please check that the charging
profile described in 3.2 is suitable for the
type of battery by referring to the battery
documentation or battery manufacturer.
Some vehicle installations can cater for
two leisure batteries connected in parallel.
In these cases it is recommended that two
identical batteries are used.
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The battery feed is fitted with an inline
fuse between the battery and the electrical
harness, and is usually located immediately
outside the battery compartment or within
500mm of the battery. The maximum rating
of this fuse is 20A per battery. If a single
battery is fitted to a motorhome, this fuse
may be increased to 40A, however if two
batteries are fitted each battery should be
fused at a maximum of 20A.
B) Installation & Removal
applicable. Please see instructions supplied
with the battery.
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 10v. Discharging a battery
below this figure can cause permanent
damage to one or more of the cells within
the battery.
Always disconnect the 230v mains supply
and turn the PSU green charger switch to
the off position (button out) before removing
or installing the battery.
To prevent over discharge, the EC400
system incorporates a battery protect
circuit that warns the users and then
disconnects the batteries when they fall
below set values.
When connecting the battery, ensure that
the correct polarity is observed (black is
negative [-] and red is positive [+]) and
that the terminals are securely fastened.
Crocodile clips must not be used.
If the power is turned on and the leisure
battery level falls below 9V a warning beep
will be heard and the leisure battery gauge
10V LED will flash. To cancel the warning,
press the levels button.
WARNING: Explosive gases may be
present at the battery. Take care to
prevent flames and sparks in the vicinity of
the battery and do not smoke.
C) Operation / Servicing
Under normal circumstances it should not
be necessary to remove the battery other
than for routine inspection of the terminals
and “topping up” of the battery fluid where
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If the power is turned on and the vehicle
battery level falls below 10.9V a warning
beep will be heard and the vehicle battery
gauge 10V LED will flash. To cancel the
warning, press the levels button.
These warnings will not be repeated unless
the power switch is turned off and on again.
This is to ensure the warning does not
become a nuisance.
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Battery
Voltage cut off
Action after cut off
Vehicle
10.9v
Battery selection is
changed from Vehicle
battery to Leisure
battery. If the leisure
battery is below 9v then
a further warning will
occur (see below).
Leisure
9v
Power is turned off
Notes
This cut off level is designed to protect the
vehicle battery from over discharge. The 10.9v
level ensures there is sufficient power in the
battery to run the vehicle electronics and
start the vehicle. This cut off only applies to
power drawn from the battery by the leisure
equipment; it will not protect the battery if you
leave vehicle circuits switched on, such as the
road lights.
This is an emergency cut off level to protect
the battery from severe damage. You
should not rely on this cut off level during
normal operation, but manage your power
consumption to a discharge level of 10v.
This cut off only applies to power drawn from
the battery by the leisure equipment that is
controlled by the control panel power switch;
it will not protect the battery from discharge by
permanently connected equipment.
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3.5 12 Volt DC Fuses
WARNING: When replacing fuses always
replace a fuse with the correct value.
NEVER replace with a higher value / rating
as this could damage the wiring harness.
If a replacement fuse ‘blows’ do not keep
replacing the fuse as you could damage
the wiring harness. Please investigate the
fault and contact your dealer.
Fuse
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
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The following table shows the fuse allocation
for the 15 fuses fitted to the PSU. Please note
that fuses are dependant on PSU versions, so
not all fuses may be present.
Rating
20 Amps
15 Amps
7.5 Amps
15 Amps
10 Amps
10 Amps
10 Amps
10 Amps
15 Amps
10 Amps
10 Amps
5 Amps
5 Amps
10 Amps
25 Amps
Fuse Colour
Yellow
Blue
Brown
Blue
Red
Red
Red
Red
Blue
Red
Red
Tan
Tan
Red
Clear
Description
Motorhome Fridge
Motorhome Towing
Motorhome Marker Lights
Motorhome Fridge D+
Fans
12V Sockets
Front Internal Lights
Water Pumps
Electric Step
Motorhome Tank Heaters
Auxiliary Supplies
Electronics
Ignitions
Rear Internal Lights
Charger (fitted internally to PSU)
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The following table shows details of the fuse(s)
located at the Leisure battery. See also 3.4A
Fuse
Battery 1
Battery 2
Rating
20 Amps
20 Amps
3.6 Solar Charge Management
EC460 and EC465 PSU’s incorporate a
built-in solar charge management feature,
which will control the input from a separate
solar panel and regulator. Depending on
the charge state of the batteries, the solar
power will be directed to the required
battery, and continuously monitored to
ensure optimum operation.
3.7 System Status and Configuration display
On the EC445 PSU, the unit contains an
LCD display and two control buttons that
allow system information to be viewed.
Press the top yellow ‘select’ button to
change the item being viewed. Press the
bottom red ‘change’ button to change the
setting.
Both buttons work on a continuous loop,
so if you want to return to an item or setting
keep pressing the button until the required
item is reached.
Fuse Colour
Yellow
Yellow
Description
Fuse remotely located near battery
Fuse remotely located near battery 2 (where fitted)
The EC460 and EC465 PSU’s also contain
a status display unit that can be used to
view system information. Press the top
yellow ‘select’ button to change the item
being viewed.
3.8Water Pump Operation
•On EC460 and EC465 PSU’s the
control panel pump button operates the
internal water pump drawing water from
the onboard tank.
The water tanks (fresh & waste) incorporate
a level warning feature to warn the user
when the fresh water level drops below
25% or when the waste water level reaches
100%.
If the water pump power is turned on and
the fresh water level drops to below 25%
a warning beep will be heard and the fresh
gauge empty LED will flash. To cancel the
warning, press the levels button.
If the water pump power is turned on and
the waste water level rises to full (100%) a
warning beep will be heard and the waste
gauge full LED will flash. To cancel the warning,
press the levels button.
These warnings will not be repeated unless
the water pump power switch is turned off
and on again.
This is to ensure the warning does not
become a nuisance.
3.9Electric Step Operation
On vehicles fitted with an electric step, this
is operated by a button near the entry door.
Press and release the button to move the
step in or out. One press of the button will
move the step out, a further press will move
the step in again.
If the engine is started the step will move in
automatically, after a short warning buzzer.
If this operation fails due to an obstacle a
buzzer will sound continuously to warn that
the step is still out, and therefore requires
your attention.
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3.10 Common Fault Table
Fault
No 230 volt output from PSU
Possible Cause
Connecting lead between
the site and Leisure
Vehicle not connected
RCD switched off
RCD not operating
correctly
MCB switched off
Reverse Polarity light is
illuminated on PSU
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Proposed Fix
Check and connect lead as per 2.3C
Reset RCD as per 2.3D
Check supply polarity; if the RCD continues to fail contact
your Dealer as there is probably an equipment or wiring
fault.
Reset MCB by switching OFF (down position) then back
ON (up position), if the MCB continues to fail contact your
Dealer as there is probably an equipment or wiring fault.
No or deficient supply
Contact site Warden for assistance
from site
Other fault
Contact your Dealer
The reverse polarity light is designed to illuminate when the Live and Neutral
supply has been reversed / crossed over. If the light illuminates there is a problem
with the site supply or the cable connecting the supply to your vehicle. The light
Mains Supply reversed?
is designed to work on UK electrical supplies (where the neutral conductor is
connected to earth at the sub station). If you are using your vehicle outside the
UK this light may illuminate when no fault exists. In these cases consult the site
warden for advise.
‘The Reverse Polarity warning light is on when using my Generator’.
This is a normal side effect when using some types of generator.
Instead of connecting the neutral conductor to earth, some generators centre tap
Generator being used
the earth connection making both neutral and live conductors 110v above earth.
This 110v difference causes the neon polarity indicator to illuminate. In most cases
it is still safe to use the generator, but please consult the generator handbook for
further information.
Electrical systems
Fault
Possible Cause
Control Panel has no display
Control Panel
Problems
12v Power turns off
Control Panel locked / erratic function
Proposed Fix
Check batteries and fuses, turn PSU isolate switch and
charger switch on and ensure mains supply is connected.
Check control panel connecting lead at PSU and behind
Control Panel
Contact your Dealer
Battery protect feature has operated to protect the Vehicle
battery and or the Leisure battery. See 3.4C
Engine has been started, all equipment has been
disconnected to meet EMC requirements. See 2.6
Observe control panel handling instructions
Control panel software may have crashed. Reboot control
panel by turning off the PSU isolate switch. Wait 30
seconds then turn the switch back on.
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Fault
Possible Cause
No 230v supply
Charger not switched on
Battery not connected and / or charged
Power button on control panel not switched to on
Battery flat / Battery fuse blown
No 12 volt output
from PSU
Fuse blown
Equipment switched off / unplugged
PSU overheated / auto shutdown operated
Other fault
Fuse blown
Pump turned off
Pump not working
Setting incorrect
Proposed Fix
Check all above
Turn charger switch on, switch will illuminate
Install charged battery as per 3.4
Turn power on at control panel
Recharge battery, check fuses, check charging voltage is
present at battery
Check all fuses are intact and the correct value fuse is
installed as per fuse table
Check equipment is switched on and connected to the
12v supply
Reduce load on system. Allow PSU to cool down.
PSU will automatically restart when cool.
Contact your Dealer
Replace fuse with correct value as per fuse table.
Turn pump on by pressing the pump button at the control
panel.
Both the internal and external pump feeds are controlled
from the control panel. To alter the setting of the pump
switch see section 3.8
Ensure the setting matches your desired requirement.
3.11 Contact details
Sargent Electrical Services Limited provide a technical help line during office hours. Please contact 01482 678981 if you require technical help. For
out of hour support please refer to the tech support section of the Sargent web site www.sargentltd.co.uk
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Generator guidelines
Your motorhome can be used with a generator
provided these guidelines are met:
•Lack of regular servicing can be the cause
of most generator problems, gensets under
2kW are mainly dependent on engine
speed for output frequency and voltage.
Poor or no servicing may cause the engine
speed governor to run the genset to fast.
Therefore, frequency and output voltage
can rise above the specification of the
machine data plate i.e. 230V at 50Hz. This
may cause damage to electrical/electronic
equipment (such as battery chargers).
•A generator should always run for a few
minutes prior to connection with the
motorhome electrics, to allow it to warm up
and the output to settle to a steady level.
•The AC output of generators is often
derived from an AC alternator, rectified to
DC then inverted back to AC. In essence
this means the output sinewave may not
run sophisticated electronics efficiently.
Some of the new wave of gensets are
more sophisticated in their production of a
sinewave output and are more suited to run
electronic equipment.
•If in doubt consult your genset dealer or
manufacturer for advice.
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Truma ultra-store water heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Truma S 3002 auto space heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Truma Ultraheat additional electric heating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Teb fan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Truma Combi 4 / Combi 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Alde Compact 3010 heating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Inboard water tanks and on-line water systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Flojet automatic water system pump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Refrigerators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Spinflo cooker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Spinflo cooker 3 burner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Extractor hood 524 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Microwave oven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Thetford Cassette Toilet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Thetford C250 CWE and C250CS cassette toilet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Komfortrollo blinds (Seitz) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
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Roof lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Skyview operating instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Blind and flyscreen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Seat swivel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Side lockers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Bunk and luton bed safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Furniture doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Ash framed doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Table storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Care of laminate tops, tables, furniture and doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
12V Reading lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Omnistep single step . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Omnistep slide out step . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Omnistep double step . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Fiamma F45i side awning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Fiamma F65 roof mounted awning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Status 530 directional TV and FM radio antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
CD/MP3 player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Satellite navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
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Reverse camera function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
LCD TV/DVD/CD/MP3/DVB unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Motorhomes with external co-ax connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Equipment details
The instructions covering fitted equipment to
your vehicle were correct at the time of going
to print. Owners handbooks are updated
annually and we take great care to try and
ensure their accuracy. However, the Swift
Group Limited cannot accept responsibility
for any changes that may be made in
specification or operating instructions to the
equipment described in this section after the
time of going to press.
Every care is taken to ensure that the
information provided in this handbook is
correct and easy to understand.
Separate manufacturers’ leaflets on many
of the components are also included in the
Owner’s Pack provided with this vehicle
and we recommend that you compare
the instructions in the handbook with
the component manufacturers literature,
to ensure the information provided is as
accurate as possible.
If you are in any doubt as to how to operate
the equipment in your vehicle, please contact
the component manufacturer’s service
department on the telephone number shown
on their component leaflet. If you remain in
any doubt, please contact the Swift Group
Supercare customer care service department
on 01482 875740.
Equipment Specification
For details on type of equipment fitted in
your vehicle, please refer to the Sales Brochure
or Dealer.
IMPORTANT
To maximise the use and life of all fitted
equipment in your vehicle it is essential that
any accompanying manufacturers’ literature is
read fully. All recommended maintenance and
preparation procedures should be followed.
The information provided in this handbook is
only intended as a guide. If in any doubt consult
your manufacturer appointed dealer, particularly
before attempting to install EXTRA EQUIPMENT.
NOTICE: In the interest of safety,
replacement parts for an appliance shall
conform to the appliance manufacturer’s
specifications and should be fitted by
them or their authorised agent.
The cassette has a capacity of 10 Iitres.
Attention: Always fit the cowl cap when
the water heater is not being operated!
Drain the water heater if there is risk of
frost and preferably when you leave the
site. Leave all taps open. Frost damage is
not covered by the warranty!
Filling the Truma-Ultrastore with water
1.Check that the safety/drain valve in the cold
water intake is closed. Lever should be in
horizontal position, position (e) Fig. 1.
e = Lever position
‘Closed’
f = Lever position
‘Drain’
Fig. 1
Truma ultra-store
water heater
The water heater features a system that
will heat water using liquid petroleum gas
or 230V mains electricity. The heater can
be simultaneously operated on gas and
electricity to give a faster warm-up period.
2.Open hot tap in bathroom or kitchen; set
pre-selecting mixing taps or single lever
fittings to ‘hot’.
3.Switch on power for water pump. Leave the
tap open to let air escape while the water
heater is filling. The heater is full when
water flows freely from the tap.
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Residues of frozen water can prevent filling
if there is a frost. The water heater can be
defrosted by switching on the heater for a
short period (max 2 mins). Frozen pipes can be
defrosted by heating the room.
Note: If just the cold water system is being
used, without water heater, the heater tank
is also filled up with water. In order to avoid
damage through frost, the water contents
must be drained by actuating the safety/drain
valve, also when the heater has not been
used. As an alternative, two shutoff valves,
resistant to hot water, can be fitted in front of
the cold and hot water connection.
GAS OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Attention: Never operate the water heater
without water in it! If the wall cowl is
positioned close to an opening window (or
hatch) - in particular directly under it - it
must remain closed when the water heater
is in use (see warning plate).
1. Remove cowl cover.
a = Rotary switch ‘On’ ‘Gas operation’
b = Rotary switch ‘Off’
c = Rotary knob for temperature
selection (illuminated by green
lamp ‘Operation’)
d = Red indicator lamp ‘Failure’
Draining the water heater
1.Disconnect power for water pump
(control panel).
2.Open hot water taps in bathroom
and kitchen.
3.Switch the water heater on at the rotary
switch (a) of the control panel, and the
green monitor lamp will light up. Set the
desired water temperature at the rotary
knob (c) (steplessly adjustable from about
30°C to 70°C).
3.Open safety/drain valve: Lever in vertical
position, position (f).
4.The water heater is now drained directly
to the outside via the safety/drain valve.
Check that the water contents have been
completely drained (10 litres).
Fig. 2
2.Open gas cylinder and open quick-acting
valve in the gas supply line.
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4.If there is air in the gas supply line, it may
take up to a minute before the gas is
available for combustion. If the appliance
switches to ‘Failure’ during this period,
switch off the appliance - wait 5 minutes and switch on again!
Equipment details
Switching off (gas operation):
Switch off the water heater at the rotary switch (b).
Drain the water heater if there is a risk
of frost!
If the water heater is not to be used for a longer
period, mount cowl cover (non-observance
of this point can lead to the function of the
appliance being impaired through water, dirt
or insects), close quickacting valve in the gas
supply line and close the gas cylinder.
There shall be no claim under guarantee if
this point is not observed.
Always remove the cowl cover prior to
operating the water heater!
Red indicator lamp ‘Failure’
The red indicator lamp (d) lights up if there is
a failure. The reason for such an indication is,
for example - cowl cover fitted, no gas available
or air in the gas supply system, triggering of the
excess temperature monitor etc.
To unlock, switch off the appliance, wait 5
minutes, and switch on again.
In event of faults, always contact Truma
Service on Tel: 01283 511092.
ELECTRICAL OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Attention: Do not operate the water heater
without water in it!
Press the switch on the fused spur to ON.
The indicator lamp indicates that the heater is
switched on.
Switch the electric supply on at the fuse spur
marked Water Heater, normally in the wardrobe.
Note: The water temperature cannot be
selected, automatic temperature limitation at
approx. 70°C. For a faster heating up period the
appliance can be simultaneously operated with
gas and electrical power.
Note: The water tank in the Truma-Ultrastore
is made of high quality food-proof stainless
steel VA.
Use wine vinegar for de-scaling the water
supply. Allow the product to react and then
thoroughly flush out the appliance with plenty of
fresh water. To sterilise the water we recommend
‘Certisil- Argento’. Other products, particularly
those containing chlorine are unsuitable.
In order to avoid the proliferation of microorganisms, heat the Ultrastore to 70°C at
regular intervals.
Do not use the water as drinking water!
Important Operating Notes
1.If the cowl is positioned close to an opening
hatch (window), keep this closed during
operation. See warning plate. Always mount
the cowl cover if the heater is not being
used. Non-observation of this point can
lead to the function of the appliance being
impaired through water, dirt or insects.
2.The guarantee will be invalidated if this point
is not observed. Always remove the cowl
cover prior to operating the water heater!
3.If there is a defect in the electronics, return
the control Printed Circuit Board well
padded. If you fail to pack it correctly the
guarantee will be invalidated. Only use
original Truma Ultrastore control PCBs as
spare parts.
4.If just the cold water system is being used,
without water heating, the header tank
becomes more vulnerable to frost damage.
Accordingly the contents should be drained
by operating the safety/drain valve. This
also applies when the vehicle is in storage.
General safety notes
If the gas system is leaking or if there is a
smell of gas:
• Extinguish all naked flames.
• Do not smoke.
• Switch off the appliances.
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• Shut off the gas cylinder.
• Open the windows.
• Do not actuate any electrical switches.
•Have the entire system checked by an expert.
1.Repairs may only be carried out by an expert.
2.The following will invalidate the guarantee:
5.During the initial operation of a brand new
appliance (or after it has not been used for
some time), a slight amount of fumes and
a certain smell may be noticed for a short
while. Remedial action is to immediately
run the heater at maximum output and to
ensure adequate room ventilation.
6.If the burner makes an unusual noise or if the
flame lifts off, it is likely that the regulator is
faulty and it is essential to have it checked.
a)Any alteration to the appliance.
including the cowl.
b)The use of non-original Truma
parts/accessories.
Technical data
c)Non-observance of the
Operating Instructions.
Water pressure: up to max. 2.8 bar
3.The operating pressure for the gas supply
is 30 mbar and must correspond to the
operating pressure of the appliance (see
data plate).
Liquid gas systems must comply with the
technical and administrative regulations of
the respective country of use (e.g. EN 1949
for vehicles in Europe).
A qualified technician must inspect/test
according to EN 1949 every two years and a
certificate issued.
The vehicle owner is always responsible for
arranging the inspection.
4.Do not operate the water heater when
refuelling the vehicle and when in the garage.
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Water contents: 10 Iitres
Type of gas: Liquid gas (propane/butane)
Operating pressure: 30 m/b
Rated thermal output: 1500 W
Gas consumption: 120 g/h
Heating time up to approx. 70ºC:
Gas operation: approx. 35 minutes
Electrical operation: approx. 70 minutes
Gas and electrical operation: approx 20 minutes.
Power consumption 12 V
Ignition: 0.17 A
Heating up: 0.08 A
Standby: 0.04 A
Power consumption 230 V
Heating up: (2 A) 450 W
Weight (empty): Approx: 6.7 kg
Equipment details
Truma S 3002
auto space heater
Automatic Ignitor
Prior to first ignition, make sure that the batteries
have been inserted; observe correct fit battery
cassette (see changing batteries, page 62).
Instructions for heaters fitted with automatic
ignitor or piezo ignitor
Thermostat
Note: Refer to Control Panel NE183
Operating Instructions with regard to
Water Heater operation.
Set the required room temperature at the
control knob (numbers 1-10). For an average
room temperature of approx. 22°C we
recommend setting:
Switching On
3-5Without the Trumavent Fan (switched on)
1.Open the valve on the gas cylinder. Open
quick-acting valve in gas supply line.
4-8With the Trumavent Fan
Switching Off
2.Turn control knob to thermostat setting
1-10 and press it down as far as the stop.
At the same time keep operating the Piezo
ignitor rapidly until the flame ignites.
Set control knob to “0”. If turning off for a long
period of time, close the quick-acting valve in
the gas supply line. Close valve of gas cylinder.
3.Keep the control knob depressed for a
further 10 seconds to allow the safety pilot
to operate.
a = Control knob
4.(Piezo only) Watch through the flame
window for another 10 seconds to make
sure that the flame does not go out through
air in the supply pipe (caused by the valve
being closed or changing the cylinder).
c =Piezo ignitor or automatic ignitor
Attention: Always wait at least 2 minutes
before attempting to re-ignite, otherwise
there is a risk of blowbacks (misfiring).
This also applies if a working heater goes
out has to be re-lit.
Important Operating Notes
b =Integrated control panel for
Trumavent fan TEB
d =Flame observation window
e = Name plate (remove casing)
f
=Thermostat probe
In the case of left-handed installation, the
parts are arranged on the other side.
1.If the gas supply line is filled with air, it
may take up to a minute before the gas
becomes available for combustion. During
this time depress the control knob and
continuously operate the Piezo ignitor until
the flame ignites.
2.You will have to find out the exact
thermostat setting yourself, depending on
how much heat you need.
3.Repairs are only to be carried out by a
competent service engineer.
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Attention: A new O-ring must always be
installed after dismantling the exhaust duct.
4.Any alteration to the appliance (including
exhaust duct and cowl) or the use of spare
parts and accessories, which are important
to the function of the heater and which are
not original Truma parts, as well as the nonobservance of the installation and operating
instructions, will lead to the cancelling of the
guarantee and exclusion of liability claim.
5.During the initial operation of a brand new
appliance, a certain amount of fumes and
a slight smell may be noticed for a short
while. Remedial action is to immediately
run the heater at maximum output and to
ensure adequate room ventilation.
6.In winter, before switching on the heater,
remove all snow from the cowl.
7.Inspect the exhaust duct and all connections
at regular intervals and always whenever
there is a blowback (misfire). It is essential
that the exhaust duct is installed so that it
slopes upwards over its whole length and
is securely fixed with several clamps. Never
place any object on the exhaust duct, since
this could result in damage. The exhaust
duct connection to both the heater and the
cowl must be firm and well sealed.
Do not operate heaters with incorrectly
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fitted or damaged exhaust ducts.
8.Never allow the warm air outlet on the
heater to be obstructed in any way. For
instance never hang washing on or in front
of the heater to dry. Misusing your heater
in this way could cause serious damage
from overheating. Do not place flammable
objects near the heater. Please follow these
guidelines in the interest of your own safety.
9.If the burner makes an unusual noise or if
the flame lifts off while burning, it is likely
that the regulator is faulty and it is essential
to have it checked.
Power consumption: 50 MA (ignition)
0.01 MA (monitoring)
Operating voltage: 3V
Changing of batteries
Changing the Batteries on the
Automatic Ignitor
Only change the batteries with the heater
switched off.
Always insert new batteries at the beginning of
the heating season.
10.Cleaning (with switched off appliance):
It is recommended that at least once a
year, before the heating season starts, you
remove any dust that has collected on the
heat exchanger base plate.
Technical Data:
Type of gas: Liquid gas
(propane/butane)
Operating pressure: 30mbar
(28mbar butane,
37mbar propane)
Rated thermal output: 3400W
Gas consumption: 30-280 g/h
Product Indent. No: CE-0085AP0325
Automatic Ignitor
Remove front of heater retaining screw, located
through centre of black grill. Unclip front of
heater, slide up battery cover to reveal battery.
Change the batteries. Observe plus/minus.
Only use temperature resistant (+70°C), leakproof Mignon round cells (LR 6, AA, AM 3, Art.
no. 30010-23600). Other batteries could lead
to malfunctions!
Equipment details
Truma Ultraheat additional
electric heating
For Trumatic S 3002 heaters
Function description
Truma-Ultraheat is an additional 230V electric
heater for the LPG heater models Trumatic
S 3002/S 5002. Heater operation is basically
possible with gas only, electricity only or
simultaneously with electricity and gas.
When using simultaneously the electrical unit
will switch itself off before overheating occurs
as a result of the stronger gas burner.
When using electrical only we recommend to
set the fan control on position 3 (manual or
auto), remembering to set the output level to
2000W (ensure that the fuse protection for the
power supply of the camp site is sufficient).
Operating instructions
Before operating the heater for the first
time it is essential to observe the operating
instructions, enclosed with the heater.
Control panel with thermostat
a = Rotary switch “Off”
b = Rotary switch “On”
power settings:
500 - 1000 - 2000 W
c = Rotary control knob for room
temperature (illuminated by green
indicator lamp “operation”)
1.To switch on, turn the rotary switch to the
desired output level (b).
2.Set rotary control knob (c) to the desired
room temperature.
The thermostat setting on the operating
element (1-9) must be determined individually
depending on the heating requirement and
the type of vehicle. For an average room
temperature of about 23°C, we recommend a
thermostat setting of about 6 - 8.
Switching off
Switch the heating system off at the rotary
switch (a).
Important operating notes
1. Repairs may only be carried out by
an expert.
If more than 2kw are required (heating up/cold
temperatures) you must refer back using gas
operations as the 230V electrical operation is a
secondary heater only.
The electric heater can also be operated
without the Trumavent fans.
WARNING: Due to the design, the heater
front case will become hot during
operation. The operator is obliged to
ensure that due care is taken to protect
third parties (small children in particular).
Important: The electric feed line for the caravan
must be fully unwound from the cable drum.
Switching On
Attention: Before switching on, ensure that
the fuse protection for the power supply of the
campsite is sufficient for the selected power
setting (b) (see Technical Data).
2. The heater’s hot air outlet should under
no circumstances be blocked. Never
hang clothes or similar in front of or on
top of the heater to dry. This could cause
serious damage to the heater as a result
of overheating. Do not place inflammable
materials near the heater! Please observe
these instructions for your own safety.
3.The performance of the room thermostat
will be affected if temporarily covered
or obstructed
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4. When operating a brand-new heater for
the first time (or after it has been idle for
a lengthy period) you may temporarily
notice a slight smoke and smell. We
advise running the heater at full power and
thoroughly ventilating the room.
5. Any modifications to the appliance or
the use of spare parts and accessories
important for operation which are not
original Truma parts, of non-observance of
the instructions for installation and use will
result in the guarantee becoming invalid
and no liability will be assumed.
Teb fan
Always observe the operating instructions
prior to starting!
The vehicle owner is responsible for the
correct operation of the appliance.
Repairs are only to be carried out by
an expert!
Furthermore the approval for operating the
appliance will become invalid and in some
countries also the approval for operating
the vehicle.
The quantity of air can be individually adjusted
at the air flap (f), for warm air distribution.
Technical Data
Power supply:
230 V ~, 50 Hz
Power consumption
at power setting:500 W: 2.2 A
1000 W: 4.5 A
2000 W: 8.5 A
Weight: approx 2kg
The mains element on the space heater is
designed for supplementary heating. It is
not recommended to run along side the
gas for prolonged periods of time.
In centre position 50% of the warm air is
distributed to each outlet.
a =Manual control
(e.g. for ventilation) Adjust desired output at
the control knob.
b =Off
(or automatic operation/ heating with
heaters Trumatic S 3002 K and S 5002 K)
c =Automatic operation
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(Heating) The output steadily adjusts to
the respective heat emission of the heater.
The maximum output can be limited at the
control knob, as required. The regulating
between this value and slow running is
carried out automatically.
Use the fan duct with 72 mm and if the fan
ducts are of different lengths or on sides with a
greater heat requirement. This means that the
air output can be used to the full on this side.
By adjusting the air flap (f) the quantity of air
can be increased individually. This means that
the air out-put on the other side is reduced.
If the air output drops or the operating noise
increases, the fan impeller wheel may be
severely soiled.
Equipment details
Cleaning
(with switched off appliance!) We recommend
removing dust which has collected on the heat
exchanger and base plate of the heater and on
the impeller wheel of the Trumavent fan, once
a year before the heating season starts. Clean
the impeller wheel carefully using a brush or
tooth brush.
For uniform distribution, outlets nearest the
heater should be closed more than those
further away.
One outlet on each leg of the air ducting layout
must be kept open at all times.
Under no circumstances should the air ducting
outlets be blocked.
Truma Combi 4 / Combi 6
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4
5
6
7
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9
10
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Control panel
Power selector switch
Time switch ZUCB (Accessories)
Room temperature sensor
Cold water connection
Hot water connection
Gas connection
Hot air outlets
Recirculated air intake
Waste gas discharge
Combustion air infeed
Electronic control unit
Water container (10 litres)
Burner
Heat exchanger
Power electronics
Heating elements 230 V
Overheating switch 230 V
FrostControl (safety/drain valve)
Function description
Blown air ducts
The air ducting outlets are generally of the
butterfly type and may be opened or closed
to control the quantity of air by adjusting the
butterfly valves. Twisting the disc in its housing
directs the flow in the direction required.
The liquid gas heater Combi E is a warm-air
heater with integrated hot water boiler (10 liter
volume). The burner operates fan-supported,
which ensures trouble-free function even
when on the move. The unit also has heating
elements for electrical operation.
In winter operation the heater can be used to
heat the room and simultaneously warm water.
If only warm water is required, select summer
operation.
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At a temperature of approximately 3 °C at the
automatic FrostControl safety/drain valve, the
valve will open and drain the boiler.
3 different options are available for operating
the unit.
–g
as operation only Propane / Butane for
autonomous use
–e
lectrical operation only 230 V for stationary
use on camp sites
–o
r gas and electrical operation – mixed
operation only possible in winter mode.
Winter operation
In winter operation, the unit automatically
selects the required power setting according
to the temperature difference between the
temperature set on the control panel and the
current room temperature. When the boiler
is filled, the water is automatically heated as
well. The water temperature depends on the
selected operational mode and the heater
output.
All 3 energy selection options can be used for
winter deployment.
With gas operation the unit automatically
selects the output level that is required.
Depending on the fuse protection at the
camping site, power of 900 W (3.9 A) or 1800 W
(7.8 A) can be manually selected for electrical
operation.
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If more output is required (e.g. heating up
or low outside temperatures) gas or mixed
operation should be selected so that enough
heating power is always available.
With mixed operation, 230 V electrical
operation is preferred if the power requirement
is low (e.g. for maintaining the room
temperature). The gas burner is not enabled
until the power requirement is higher, and is the
first to switch off during heat-up operations.
Summer operation (boiler operation only)
Gas operation or 230 V electrical operation
is used for hot water preparation. The water
temperature can be set to 40 °C or 60 °C.
taken in the liquid phase (e. g. for fork lifts) must
not be used, since they would result in damage
to the gas system.
If the gas system is leaking or if there is a smell
of gas:
– extinguish all open flames
– open windows and door
– close all quick-acting valves and gas cylinders
– do not smoke
– do not activate any electric switches
– ask an expert to inspect the entire system!
Repairs may only be carried out by an expert!
With gas operation the water is heated at
the lowest burner setting. Once the water
temperature is reached, the burner switches off.
Guarantee claims, warranty claims and
acceptance of liability will be ruled out in the
event of the following:
Depending on the fuse protection at the
camping site, power of 900 W (3.9 A) or 1800 W
(7.8 A) can be manually selected for electrical
operation.
– modifications to the unit
(including accessories),
Mixed operation is not possible. With this
setting the unit automatically selects electrical
operation. The gas burner is not enabled.
Safety instructions
The use of upright gas cylinders from which gas
is taken in the gas phase is mandatory for the
operation of gas regulators, gas equipment and
gas systems. Gas cylinders from which gas is
– modifications to the exhaust duct and the
cowl,
– failure to use original Truma parts as
replacement parts and accessories,
– failure to follow the installation and operating
instructions.
It also becomes illegal to use the appliance, and
in some countries this even makes it illegal to
use the vehicle.
Equipment details
The gas supply’s operating pressure (30 mbar)
must be the same as the unit’s operating
pressure (see type plate).
Liquid gas systems must comply with the
technical and administrative regulations of the
respective country of use (e.g. EN 1949 for
vehicles in Europe). The national legislation and
regulations (e.g. DVGW Work Sheet G 607 for
vehicles in Germany) must be observed.
In Germany, the gas system must be retested
every 2 years by a liquid gas specialist (DVFG,
TÜV, DEKRA). The test must be confirmed on
the respective test certificate (G 607).
The vehicle owner is always responsible for
arranging the inspection.
Liquid gas equipment may not be used when
refueling, in multi-storey car parks, in garages, or
on ferries.
During the initial operation of a brand new
appliance (or after it has not been used for some
time), a slight amount of fumes and smell may
be noticed for a short while. It is a good idea
to heat the device up several times in summer
operation (60 °C) and to make sure that the area
is well ventilated.
Heat-sensitive objects such as spray cans or
flammable liquids may not be stored in the
same compartment where the heater is installed
because, under certain conditions, this area may
be subject to elevated temperatures.
Only pressure regulating equipment that
complies with EN 12864 (in vehicles) with fixed
output pressure of 30 mbar may be used for
the gas system. The flow rate of the pressure
control device must correspond to at least the
maximum consumption of all devices installed
by the system manufacturer.
For vehicles, we recommend Truma‘s
SecuMotion gas pressure regulator; for the twocylinder gas system we also recommend the
Truma DuoComfort changeover valve.
At temperatures of around 0 °C or less the gas
pressure regulator and the changeover valve
should be operated using the EisEx regulator
heater.
Controller connecting hoses that meet national
regulations must always be used in the
respective country for which the equipment
is destined. These hoses must be checked
regularly for brittleness. Winter-proof special
hoses must always be used if the equipment is
operated during the winter.
Pressure regulating equipment and hoses
must be replaced with new ones no more
than 10 years after the date of manufacture
(every 8 years if used commercially). This is the
responsibility of the operator.
Important operating notes
If the cowl has been placed near or directly
beneath an opening window, the device must
be equipped with an automatic shut-off device
in order to prevent operation with the window
open.
The integrity and tight fit of the exhaust gas
double duct must be checked regularly,
particularly at the end of long trips. Also check
the mounting of the appliance and the cowl.
Following a blow-back (misfire) always have the
exhaust gas system checked by an expert!
Always keep the cowl for the exhaust duct and
combustion air intake free of contamination
(slush, ice, leaves etc.).
The hot air outlets and the recirculated air
intake openings must be free so that the unit
does not overheat. The integrated temperature
limiter blocks the gas supply when the unit
becomes too hot.
Directive 2004/78/EC stipulates that a safety
shut-off device is required if motor homes are
being heated while driving.
The Truma SecuMotion gas pressure regulator
meets this requirement.
If no safety shut-off device is installed (e.g. the
Truma SecuMotion gas pressure regulator), the
gas cylinder must be closed while driving and
information signs must be attached to the gas
cylinder protection box and in the vicinity of the
control panel.
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The safety shut-off device is also
recommended for safety reasons if caravans
are being heated while driving.
Operating Instructions
Always observe the operating instructions and
“Important operating notes” prior to starting!
The vehicle owner is responsible for the correct
operation of the appliance.
The installer or vehicle owner must apply the
yellow sticker with the warning information,
which is enclosed with the appliance, to a place
in the vehicle where it is clearly visible to all
users (e.g. on the wardrobe door)! Ask Truma to
send you stickers, if necessary.
Before using for the first time, it is essential to
flush the entire water supply system through
with clean water. If the heater is not being used,
always drain the water contents if there is a
risk of frost. There shall be no claims under
guarantee for damage caused by frost!
Power selector switch
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a = Power selection rotary switch
h = Rotary switch for room temperature (1 – 5)
b = Electric operation 230 V, 1800 W
k = green LED lit “Operation” green LED
blinking “after-running” is active in order to
reduce the unit’s temperature
c = Electric operation 230 V, 900 W
d = Gas operation
e = Mixed operation* (900 W gas and electrical
operation)
f = Mixed operation* (1800 W gas and electrical
operation)
g = Yellow LED on = “Electrical operation”
* Winter mode only!
In summer mode the unit automatically selects
electric operation at the preselected electrical
power of 900 W or 1800 W.
Switching on the electric heating elements
as well does not increase the maximum
heating power.
l = Summer operation (water temperature 40 °C
or 60 °C)
m = Winter operation (heating without water
temperature monitoring or with drained
water system)
n = Winter operation (heating with water
temperature monitoring)
o = Rotary “Off” switch
p = yellow LED lit “Boiler heat-up phase”
r = red LED lit, red LED blinking “Failure”
The LEDs are visible only when the unit is
switched on.
Control panel
Room thermostat
To measure the room temperature, an external
room temperature sensor (s) is located
in the vehicle. The location of the sensor
is determined individually by the vehicle
manufacturer, depending on the vehicle type;
consult the operating instructions for your
vehicle for further details.
Equipment details
element heats the FrostControl to approx. 10
°C when the Combi is switched on. This means
that the boiler can be filled after a shorter
time, irrespective of the temperature in the
installation compartment.
s = Room temperature sensor
t = rotary switch position “Operation”
The thermostat setting on the control panel
(1 – 5) must be determined individually
depending on the heating requirement and
the type of vehicle. For an average room
temperature of about 23 °C, we recommend a
thermostat setting of about 4.
u = push button position “Closed”
FrostControl (safety/drain valve)
FrostControl is a currentless safety/drain valve.
When there is a danger of frost, it automatically
drains the contents of the boiler through a
drainage muff. If excessive pressure is present
in the system, pressure will be automatically
intermittently equalized through the pressure
relief valve.
w = push button position “Drain”
x = drainage muff (led outside through floor of
vehicle)
Closing the drain valve
Check if the rotary switch is set to “Operation”
(position t), meaning that it is parallel to the
water connection and engaged.
Close the drain valve by activating the push
button. The push button must engage in
position (u) “closed”.
Only when the temperature around the drain
valve is over around 7 °C can it to be closed
manually with the press button (“u” position)
and the boiler filled. Truma supplies a heating
element (part no. 70070-01) as an accessory,
which is inserted into the FrostControl and fixed
in place with a retaining bracket. This heating
Automatic opening of the drain valve
If the temperature around the drain valve is
below about 3 °C, it will open automatically
and the push button will disengage (outward
movement) (“w” position). The water from the
boiler will be released through the drainage
muff (x).
Manual opening of the drain valve
Turn the rotary switch by 180° until it engages,
whereby the push button moves out (position
w). The water in the boiler drains out through
the drainage muff (x).
The FrostControl drainage muff (x) must be free
of contamination (slush, ice, leaves, etc.) at all
times so the water can drain out easily! There
shall be no claims under guarantee for damage
caused by frost!
Taking into operation
Heating is possible without restrictions with
gas, electrical and mixed operation, with or
without water.
Check to make sure the cowl is unobstructed.
Be sure to remove any covers that may be
present.
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Turn on gas cylinder and open quick-acting
valve in the gas supply line.
Winter operation
– Heating with water temperature monitoring
–Heating without water temperature
monitoring
Check whether the power supply fuse
protection on the camp site is adequate for the
900 W (3.9 A) or 1800 W (7.8 A) that have been
selected using the power selector switch.
Select gas, electrical or mixed operation
using the power switch. Illumination of the
yellow LED (g) on the power selector switch
indicates that the unit is operating with
230 V.
Select gas, electrical or mixed operation
using the power switch. Illumination of the
yellow LED (g) on the power selector switch
indicates that the unit is operating
with 230 V.
Move rotary switch on control panel to
operating position (n).
Move rotary switch on control panel to
operating position (m).
Set the rotary switch (h) to the desired
thermostat setting (1 – 5). The green LED
(k) for operation is lit and simultaneously
indicates the position of the selected room
temperature. The yellow LED (p) indicates
the water‘s heat-up phase.
Turn the rotary switch (h) to the desired
thermostat setting (1 – 5). The green LED
(k) for operation is lit and simultaneously
indicates the position of the selected room
temperature. The yellow LED (p – water‘s
heat-up phase) will be lit only when the
water temperature is below 5 °C!
The cable drum must be fully unwound in order
to prevent the power cable from overheating.
Summer operation (boiler operation only)
Select gas or electrical operation using the
power selector switch. Illumination of the
yellow LED (g) on the power selector switch
indicates that the unit is operating with 230 V.
Mixed operation (gas and electrical) is not
possible in summer mode. With this setting
the unit automatically selects electrical
operation with a preselected power setting of
900 W or 1800 W.
Move the rotary switch on the control panel to
position (I – summer operation) 40 °C or 60 °C.
The green (k) and yellow (p) LEDs light up.
When the selected water temperature is
reached (40 °C or 60 °C) the heater shuts off
and the yellow LED (p) goes off.
The device automatically selects the
required power setting in accordance with
the temperature difference between the
temperature selected on the control panel
and the current room temperature. When the
room temperature selected on the control
panel is reached, the heater switches back
to the smallest setting and heats the water
to 60 °C. Once the water temperature is
reached, the heater switches off and the
yellow LED (p) goes out.
The warm air fan can continue to run in
order to cool the unit (after-run).
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The device automatically selects the
required power setting in accordance with
the temperature difference between the
temperature selected on the control panel
and the current room temperature. Once
the room temperature selected on the
control panel has been reached, the heater
switches off. The warm air fan continues
to run at slow speed until the outgoing air
temperature (on the unit) has fallen to 40 °C
or less.
Equipment details
If the boiler is filled, the water will
automatically be heated at the same time.
The water temperature is then dependent
on the heating output being given off, and
the duration of heating required to reach the
desired room temperature.
–Heating with drained water system
Select gas or electrical operation using the
power selector switch. Illumination of the
yellow LED (g) on the power selector switch
indicates that the unit is operating
with 230 V.
Move rotary switch on control panel to
operating position (m).
Turn the rotary switch (h) to the desired
thermostat setting (1 – 5). The green LED
(k) for operation is lit and simultaneously
indicates the position of the selected room
temperature. The yellow LED (p) will be lit
only when the temperature of the unit is
below 5 °C!
Depending on the operating mode, the
unit will automatically select the required
power level according to the temperature
difference between the setting on the control
panel and the current room temperature.
Once the room temperature selected on the
control panel has been reached, the heater
switches off. The warm air fan continues
to run at slow speed until the outgoing air
temperature (on the unit) has fallen to 40 °C
or less.
Switching off
Switch off heater at control panel using rotary
switch (position o). The green LED (k) goes off.
If the green LED (k) blinks after switching off,
then the unit‘s after-running is active in order
to reduce the unit‘s temperature. This will end
after a few minutes and the green LED (k) will
go off.
Always drain water contents if there is a risk
of frost! If the appliance is not to be used for
a prolonged period, close the quick-acting
valve in the gas supply line and turn off the gas
cylinder.
Gas operation fault
If a fault occurs during gas operation the red
LED (r) on the control panel illuminates.
Please consult the Trouble-Shooting list for
possible causes.
A reset (fault reset) is carried out by switching
off, waiting until all LED’s on the control panel
have stopped flashing, and then switching the
heater on again.
If a window to which a window switch has been
fitted is opened, the heater stops operating and
the red LED (r) flashes. The heater continues
operating when the window is closed.
Electrical operation fault
If a fault occurs during electrical operation the
yellow indicator lamp (g) on the power selector
switch goes off.
Possible causes can be found in the
troubleshooting list.
If the 230 V power supply is interrupted for just
a brief period of approximately 1 second during
operation, the heater will subsequently resume
as normal.
Filling the water heater
Check if the rotary switch for the drain valve
(FrostControl) is set to “Operation”, meaning
that it is parallel to the water connection and
engaged.
Close the drain valve by pushing the push
button until it engages.
When the temperature at FrostControl is below
about 7 °C, first switch on the heater to warm
the installation compartment and FrostControl.
After several minutes, when the temperature at
FrostControl is above 7 °C, the drain valve can
be closed.
Switch on power for water pump (main or pump
switch).
Open hot water taps in kitchen and bathroom,
(set preselecting mixing taps or single-lever
fittings to “hot”). Leave the fittings open for as
long as it takes for the boiler to displace the
air and fill up, and the water to flow without
interruption.
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If just the cold water system is being operated,
without using the water heater, the heater tank
also fills up with water. To avoid frost damage,
the boiler must be drained through the drain
valve, even if it was not operated.
When connecting to a central water supply
(rural or city mains), a pressure reduction valve
must always be installed to prevent pressures
above 2.8 bar from developing in the water
heater.
Draining the water heater
Switch off power to water pump (main or pump
switch).
Open hot water taps in kitchen and bathroom.
In order to check the water that is flowing out,
place an appropriate container (capacity 10
litres) beneath the drain valve (FrostControl)
drainage muff (x).
Turn the rotary switch on the drain valve by
180° until it engages, whereby the push button
moves out and the drain valve opens.
Check whether all of the water in the boiler (10
itres) has been drained into the container via
the drain valve.
There shall be no claims under guarantee for
damage caused by frost!
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Maintenance
Only original Truma parts may be used for
maintenance and repair work! Materials in the
device which come into contact with water
are suitable for use with drinking water (see
manufacturer‘s declaration: www.truma.com /
downloads / manufacturer‘s declaration).
Fuses 12 V
The fuse is in the electronics beneath the
connection cover.
Replace the unit’s fuse only with an
identical fuse.
Device fuse: 10 A – slow – (T 10 A)
Bio-film, deposits and limescale must be
removed using chemicals to protect the unit
from infestation by microorganisms.
Only chloride-free products must be used in
order to prevent damage to the unit.
The effectiveness of the use of chemicals to
combat microorganisms in the unit can be
increased by heating the water in the boiler to
70 °C at regular intervals.
Move power selector switch to gas operation
(d) to do this.
Move the rotary switch on the control panel
to position (I – summer operation) 60 °C. The
green (k) and yellow (p) LEDs light up.
Fuses 230 V
The fuse and the power supply lines must only
be replaced by an expert!
Once the water in the boiler has reached a
temperature of 60 °C, the burner will switch
off and the yellow LED (p) will go out. The unit
must stay switched on for at least 30 minutes
and no warm water may be removed. The
residual heat in the heat exchanger will heat the
water up to 70 °C.
The unit must be disconnected from the mains
(all poles) before opening the electronic housing
lid.
The fuse is in the power electronics (16)
beneath the electronic housing lid.
This fine fuse must always be replaced with a
fuse of the same type: 10 A, slow, interrupting
capacity “H”.
Equipment details
To reset the overheating protection, allow
heater to cool, remove connection cover and
press red reset button.
Disposal
The liquid gas heater must be disposed in
accordance with the administrative stipulations
of the respective country in which it is used.
National regulations and laws (in Germany, for
example, the Altfahrzeug-Verordnung – old
vehicle directive –) must be observed.
In other countries, the relevant regulations must
be observed.
Overheating protection 230 V
The 230 V heating facility has a mechanical
overheating switch. If the 12 V power supply
is interrupted during operation or during the
after-run period, for example, the temperatures
within the unit could activate the overheating
protection.
Technical data
determined in accordance with EN 624 or
Truma test
Device category
I
in accordance with EN 437
3 B/P
Type of gas: Liquid gas (propane / butane)
Operating pressure: 30 mbar (see type plate)
Water contents: 10 litres
Heating up time from approx. 15° C to
approx. 60° C
Boiler approx. 20 minutes (measured according
to EN 15033) Heater + boiler approx. 80 min.
Water pressure: max. 2.8 bar
Rated thermal output
(automatic output levels)
Combi 4 E: 2000 W / 4000 W
Combi 6 E: 2000 W / 4000 W / 6000 W
Electrical operation
Combi 4 E / Combi 6 E: 900 W / 1800 W
Mixed operation (gas and electrical)
Combi 4 E: max. 3800 W
Combi 6 E: max. 5800 W
Gas consumption
Combi 4 E: 160 – 320 g/h
Combi 6 E: 160 – 480 g/h
Readiness-heat power requirement
Combi 4 E / Combi 6 E:
Gas operation 5.2 g/h
Air delivery volume (free-blowing without
hot-air pipe)
Combi 4 E: with 3 hot-air outlets max. 249 m³/h
with 4 hot-air outlets max. 287 m³/h
Combi 6 E: with 4 hot-air outlets max. 287 m³/h
Current input at 12 V
Combi 4 E: Short-term max. 5.6 A
(average power consumption 1.1 A)
Combi 6 E: Short-term max. 5.6 A
(average power consumption 1.3 A)
Heating up of boiler: 0.4 A
Stand-by: 0.001 A
Heating element FrostControl (optional):
maximum 0.4 A
Current input of 230 V
3.9 A (900 W) or 7.8 A (1800 W)
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Weight (not containing water)
Heater unit: 15.1 kg
Heater unit with peripheral devices: 15.6 kg
Declaration of conformity
The Truma Combi E has been tested by the
DVGW and complies with the gas equipment
directive (90/396/EEC) and the other applicable
EC directives. The following CE Product Ident.
No. is available for EU countries
Combi 4 E / Combi 6 E: CE-0085BS0085
The heater complies with heater directive
2001/56/EC and supplements 2004/78/EC
and 2006/119/EC and bears the type approval
number
Combi 4 E: e1 00 0193
Combi 6 E: e1 00 0194
The heater complies with the interference
suppression directive 72/245/EEC for vehicle
engines with annexes 2004/104/EC, 2005/83/
EC and 2006/28/EC and bears type approval
number: e1 03 5020
The heater complies with EMC directive 89/336/
EEC and low voltage directive 73/23/EEC.
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Troubleshooting
Fault
Cause
Rectification
After switching on (winter and summer
operation) none of the LEDs are lit.
- No operating voltage.
- Check 12 V battery voltage, charge if necessary.
- Device fuse or vehicle fuse defective.
- Check all electrical plug connections.
- Check the unit or vehicle fuse and replace if necessary
(see fuses).
The green LED comes on when the unit
is switched on, but the heater does not
operate.
- The temperature setting on the
control panel is lower than the room
temperature.
- Select higher room temperature at the control panel.
The green LED comes on when the unit
is switched on (by means of the ZUCB
time switch), but the heater does not
operate.
- Open window above cowl
(window switch).
- Close window.
- Battery voltage is too low < 10.5 V.
- Charge battery.
After the heater is switched on, the green
LED is lit and the red LED blinks.
- Electronics are defective.
- Please contact the Truma Service Centre.
Approximately 30 seconds after the
heater is switched on, the red LED is lit.
- Gas cylinder or quick-closure valve in
the gas line is closed.
- Check gas supply and open valves.
- Combustion air infeed or exhaust outlet
is sealed.
After operating for a longer period of
time, the heater switches to failure.
- Inspect openings for contamination (slush, ice, leaves,
etc.) and remove contamination if necessary.
- Summer operation with empty
water tank.
- Switch device off and allow to cool. Fill boiler with water.
- Hot-air outlets blocked.
- Check individual outlet apertures.
- Recirculated air intake blocked.
- Remove blockage from recirculated air intake.
- Gas pressure regulator iced up
- Use regulator heating (EisEx).
- Butane content in the gas cylinder
too high.
- Use propane (at temperatures below 10 °C in particular,
butane is unsuitable for heating purposes).
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Green and red LEDs blink after heater is
switched off.
- Unit was switched off during failure.
After-running is active in order to
reduce the unit’s temperature.
- After-running will switch off after a few minutes. Only at
that time will a failure reset be possible (switch off and
then back on).
Green LED blinks after heater is
switched off.
- After-running is active in order to
reduce the unit’s temperature.
- No failure. After-running will switch off after
approximately 5 minutes.
When the device is switched on in
electrical operation the red LED on the
control panel flashes, the yellow LED
on the power selector switch does not
illuminate and the heater does not
heat up.
- No 230 V operating voltage.
- Check 230 V operating voltage.
- 230 V fuse defective.
- Check 230 V fuse and replace if necessary.
- Overheating protection has activated.
- Reset overheating protection. Allow heater to cool,
remove connection cover and press reset button.
After the heater is switched off, the drain
valve opens (FrostControl).
- Temperature at drain valve is below 3°C
- Switch the heater on. If the temperature is below
approximately 3°C, the drain valve will open
automatically! If the heater is not in operation, the drain
valve can be reclosed only when the temperature is
approximately 7ºC or higher!
The drain valve (FrostControl) can no
longer be closed.
- Temperature at drain valve is below
approximately 7° C.
- Switch the heater on. If the heater is not in operation, the
drain valve can be reclosed only when the temperature is
approximately 7°C or higher!
- Rotary switch is not at ‘Operation’.
- Turn the drain valve’s rotary switch to ‘Operation’, then
press the push button until it engages.
- Water pressure too high.
- Check pump pressure (max. 2.8 bar). If connected
to a central water supply (rural or urban connection),
a pressure reducer must be used, which will prevent
pressures higher than 2.8 bar entering the boiler.
Water Supply
- Use heating element for FrostControl.
Water flows intermittently from the
FrostControl drain muff.
If these measures do not remove the failure, please contact the Truma Service Centre.
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ALDE COMPACT 3010
QUICK START GUIDE
Use the Left < and Right > arrow keys to move
across the symbols. Highlight the required
symbol so that it flashes. You can then adjust
the function.
Use the +/On and -/Off keys to adjust settings
and turn functions On and Off.
With ‘On’ displayed the boiler is in
standby mode and ready to be given
commands.
With ‘Off’ displayed the boiler is
shutdown.
Select your desired room
temperature.
30 min hot water booster, with this
function ‘On’ the circulation pump for
the heating is turned off.
Select ‘On’ to operate the
boiler LPG.
Select 1kW or 2kW to operate the
boiler on 230V Electric.
Indicates that the circulation pump is
operating for central heating.
Pre-Start Checks
• Ensure the system is filled with Glycol before
starting the boiler, check the expansion tank
level. The fluid should be 10mm above the
minimum mark when cold.
• Ensure adequate LPG Propane, 230V and
12V supplies are connected and turned
on. The control panel should be active and
display the 230V connection symbol.
• Turn the boiler ‘On’ using the control panel,
then scroll across and raise the desired room
temperature to +30ºC. The circulation pump
symbol should appear. Visually check in the
expansion tank that the pump is operating.
• Scroll across and turn on the 2kW electric
heater using the panel. Wait for 10 minutes
and check that the upper flow pipe on the
boiler is getting hot. The bottom return pipe
may also be warm.
• Scroll back and turn on the gas burner using
the control panel. You might not be able to
hear it start, so visually check the flue outside
to confirm the boiler is operating. Wait for 10
minutes and check the lower return pipe on
the boiler. It should now be hot and the boiler
fully operational.
Indicates that 230V is supplied to the
boiler.
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Alde Compact 3010
half, being the combustion chamber, and the
combustion gases are expelled through the
lower half. The burner unit is fitted on the
end of the heat exchanger. It consists of a
combustion fan, burner, solenoid valve and
intake/exhaust connections. Two heating
cartridges are fitted to the water jacket of the
heating system. Maximum output is 2 or 3 kW,
depending on model.
DESCRIPTION OF FUNCTIONS
Using LPG
Please read these instructions carefully
before using the boiler.
These instructions are approved for The Alde
Compact 3010 boiler fitted in caravans, motor
caravans and buildings in accordance with CE
no. EMC e5 02 0138, 845 BP-0003.
Installation and repairs may only be carried out
by a professional. National regulations must be
adhered to.
BOILER DESIGN
The boiler consists of three eccentrically- fitted
cylinders (heat exchanger, water jacket for the
heating system and, outermost, water jacket for
hot water). The two outer pipes, and their ends
and connections, are made of stainless steel,
while the heat exchanger is made of aluminium.
The heat exchanger is divided into two semicircles. The burner is located in the upper
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When LPG operation is selected on the control
panel, the combustion fan starts. When the
fan speed is correct, it signals the circuit
board that the boiler can be lit. The circuit
board sends ignition sparks to the sparkplug
at the same time as it sends electricity to the
solenoid valve, which opens to allow gas in.
The burner ignites, and a sensor transmits a
signal back to the circuit board that the boiler
is lit, and the ignition spark stops. The burner
keeps burning until the boiler thermostat or the
room thermostat reaches the set temperature
reading.
Should the boiler go out for any reason, the
sensor is activated and a new attempt is made
to start the boiler (in about 10 seconds).
Using the heating cartridge
Electrical operation is selected on the control
panel, the 12-volt relays on the circuit board
trip, allowing the 230 volt supply to reach the
electrical elements.
The heating cartridge is controlled in the same
way as the gas boiler.
Warm water
When only warm water is required, for example
during the summer, no settings need to be
made, the boiler will look after this function
automatically.
The pump will only start when the temperature
in the vehicle is lower than the set temperature
(see item 4, Control Panel). If the vehicle
temperature is higher, the pump will not start.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
• The boiler must not be started if there is no
glycol in the system.
• The LPG boiler and heating cartridge may be
operated in parallel.
• The heating system may be heated up
without the warm water heater being filled
with fresh water.
• Always switch off the main isolator for the
boiler when the vehicle is not being used.
• Always drain the warm water heater of fresh
water if there is a risk of frost.
• The LPG boiler must not be operated when
refuelling the vehicle.
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• When washing the vehicle, take care not to
get water in the venting.
Draining the heater using the combined
safety/drain valve:
The Domestic hot water heater
1. Switch off the freshwater pump
The boiler is fitted with a built-in warm water
heater with a volume of approx. 8.5-litres fresh
water. The warm water heater can produce
around 12 litres of 40°C water per half-hour
(at a cold water temperature of 10°C). If the
heating cartridges are used instead of gas
for heating the boiler, the capacity is slightly
reduced.
2. Open all water taps.
Always rinse out the heater before it is used,
particularly if it has not been in operation for
some time. NB! The hot water is not intended
for drinking or cooking. When the heater is in
continuous use, it should be emptied approx.
once a month, to ensure that a new air cushion
is formed in the heater.
The air cushion is essential for absorbing
pressure surges in the heater. For emptying
specially-adapted boilers, as well as any other
freshwater systems in the vehicle, please refer
to the manufacturer’s instructions.
NB! The warm water heater should always
be drained of fresh water when there is a
risk of frost and when the caravan is not in
use.
The warranty does not cover frost damage.
3. Then open the safety/drain valve by raising
the yellow lever (M) to a vertical position.
4. The heater will now drain directly below the
vehicle through the safety/drain valve hose.
Check that all the water is emptied out (about
7-10 litres). Leave the valve in the open position
until the next time the heater is used.
NB! Check that the automatic check valve (N)
is open and is allowing air to enter the heater
when it is being drained, and that the hose (O)
is not blocked.
THE HEATING CARTRIDGES
All Compact 3010s are fitted with two 230V
heating cartridges with a maximum output
of either 2100 or 3150W. Select the heating
cartridge output on the control panel.
Always check that the input fuse of the vehicle
has the correct amperage in relation to the
selected output.
Note these ratings are for the boiler only.
1050W requires a 6 amp fuse.
2100W requires a 10 amp fuse.
3150W requires a 16 amp fuse
THE CIRCULATION PUMP
A circulation pump is required to circulate the
heated glycol fluid. A 12V circulation pump is
fitted in the expansion tank.
An optional 230V circulation pump can be fitted
on the boiler. Selection of circulation pump is
made with a switch on the control panel. The
room thermostat on the control panel controls
the circulation pump, i.e. switches it on or off
according to the amount of heat required.
System temperature
The boiler is set to a system temperature of
80°C, i.e. the temperature of the glycol fluid as
it circulates in the heating system.
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AIR CIRCULATION
The LPG system
In order to achieve the best possible result from
the principle of convected heat, it is important
to allow air to circulate freely under bunks, and
behind backrests and wall-mounted cabinets.
The LPG system should be checked regularly
by a professional, who will ensure that there are
no leaks from connections or hoses.
If the vehicle has a fitted carpet, ensure that the
carpet does not obstruct the air supply to the
radiators.
LPG hoses should be changed according to
national regulations, maximum of five years.
Check the date stamp on the hose. Hose has a
propensity to dry out and crack.
It is just as important that cushions or blankets
do not interrupt the flow of air behind backrests
and wall cabinets.
To increase safety, we recommend fitting
an Alde leak gauge, type 4071, as close as
possible to the pressure reduction valve.
MAINTAINING THE HEATING
SYSTEM
Air stream
Convectors
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The glycol mixture should be changed every
second year, since its ability to protect against
corrosion, for example, will deteriorate. The
glycol content should be checked before
topping up with new liquid. This will ensure that
the concentration of glycol in the mixture is not
too high.
If the fluid level in the expansion tank falls for
reasons other than evaporation, please check
all joints, drain cocks and bleeder screws to
ensure that they are not leaking. If the glycolwater mixture leaks out, rinse with water and
wipe up.
Wintercamping
While camping during the winter, ensure that
the flue is kept clear of snow and ice, since the
inlet air to the LPG boiler enters through the
flue. Do not start the LPG boiler until the flue
is completely free of snow. A flue extension
(part no. 3000 320) for fitting on the roof is
recommended for winter camping.
heating system will be exposed to temperatures
below -25°C, the glycol content must be
increased, but not to more than 50%. Any
vessels used for the liquid must be spotlessly
clean, and the pipes in the heating system must
be free of contamination. This will prevent the
growth of bacteria in the system.
The heating system
Regularly check the heating system’s fluid level
in the expansion tank. The level should be
about 1cm above the minimum indicator in a
cold tank. The heating system should be filled
with a mixture of water and glycol.
For preference, use high quality readymixed
glycol (with inhibitor) intended for use in
aluminium heating systems.
If using concentrated glycol, the mixture should
consist of 60% water and 40% glycol. If the
Never allow the heating system to stand empty
of glycol.
FILLING THE SYSTEM WITH GLYCOL FLUID
NB! Any vessels used to carry the fluid must
be spotlessly clean and the pipes in the system
must be free of contamination. This will prevent
the growth of bacteria in the system.
The system is filled through the expansion tank,
either manually or using the Alde filling pump
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which both tops up and bleeds the system. For
manual filling, unfasten the circulation pump nut
(R) and lift the pump (S) out of the tank. Slowly
pour the glycol mixture into the tank. Bleed the
system.
Top up with more liquid if the level has fallen
after bleeding. Bleed a newlyfilled system
regularly during the first days the heating
system is in operation.
though the circulation pump is operating.
In newly-filled systems, small air bubbles
can form in the expansion tank, creating a
murmuring sound. If the circulation pump is
stopped for a few seconds, the bubbles will
disappear.
Bleeding:
If a bleeder screw is fitted to the outgoing pipe,
open this bleeder screw and leave it open until
it starts to discharge water.
If the boiler is fitted with an automatic bleeder,
there is no need to bleed it manually. Start the
LPG boiler. The circulation pump should be
switched off.
Open the remaining bleeder screws in the
system (please refer to the instruction manual
of the vehicle for their locations). Leave the
bleeder screws open until they start discharging
fluid, and then close them. Start the circulation
pump and let it run for a while. Check that the
pipes and radiators around the vehicle are
heating up.
BLEEDING THE SYSTEM
If they still fail to heat up, try the following:
Depending on how the pipes have been fitted,
air pockets may form when the system is filled
with glycol fluid.
Single-axle caravan: Stop the circulation
pump. Lower the front of the caravan as far
as possible. Leave it in this position for a few
minutes to allow the air to travel upwards in
the system. Open the bleeder screw at the
highest point. Leave it open until it discharges
glycol fluid. Raise the front of the caravan as
A sign that there is air trapped in the system
is that the heat released into the pipes only
extends a metre or so from the boiler even
far as possible and repeat the procedure in this
position.
Then position the caravan horizontally and start
the circulation pump. Check that the pipes and
radiators around the vehicle are heating up.
Twin-axle caravan:
The easiest way to bleed the heating system is
to place the vehicle on a sloping surface or to
raise one end of the vehicle using a jack. Bleed
the system as described above.
About lpg
The properties of LPG
LPG is a petroleum product, formally known
as “liquid petroleum gas”. It is mainly made
up of propane and butane gas. The advantage
of propane is that it remains gaseous at
temperatures as low as -40°C, while butane
loses effectiveness at +10°C. For this reason,
propane is used in colder countries.
The cylinders contain LPG both in liquid and
gaseous form. When the cylinders are filled,
the pressure turns the gas into liquid. When the
cylinder valve is opened, the LPG becomes a
gas again. The risk involved in using LPG is that
any leaking gas may ignite and explode. Since
LPG is heavier than air, any leaking gas will
collect at the lowest point.
LPG contains no toxic substances, but
breathing in concentrated gas may have a
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certain anaesthetising effect, and can also
result in shortness of breath and symptoms of
suffocation.
These symptoms quickly disappear if the
sufferer breathes in ordinary air or oxygen.
Naturally, it is inadvisable to inhale either LPG
or exhaust fumes. To make it easier to detect
gas leaks, a substance with a distinctly rank
smell has been added.
Combustion
Complete combustion of LPG only generates
carbon dioxide (CO2) and water vapour, just
like the air we exhale.
A good supply of air is essential to ensure
complete combustion. The flame should
burn with a weak blue colour, the centre
of the flame should be blue/green. LPG is
extremely environmentally compatible and
does not generate any soot during complete
combustion. It can be stored in cylinders for an
unlimited time period, without any deterioration
of quality.
Pressure
The LPG burner usually works at a lower
pressure than that in the cylinder. Low pressure
(0-50 mbar) and intermediate pressure (50
mbar- 2.0 bar) are created by allowing the
gas to pass through a reduction valve. High
pressure (over 2.0 bar), is unreduced pressure
mainly used in camping equipment. Low
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pressure and intermediate pressure are always
reduced pressure.
FAULT FINDING
The boiler does not start
1. No LPG? Incorrect type for conditions?
2. Is the main tap fully open?
WARRANTY
Alde’s warranty is valid for 3 years from the
date of purchase of the caravan.
It covers material defects or manufacturing
faults on the Alde heating system.
It does not cover frost damage, normal wear
and tear parts, Antifreeze,
3. If the boiler has not been operated for
some time, or if the gas cylinder has been
changed, it may take longer than normal to
light the boiler.
batteries or other consumables. If you have a
problem please contact your dealer
4. Check that the boiler is connected to the
electricity supply (> 11V).
NB! Only genuine Alde parts should be used as
replacement parts.
5. Check that the fuse (T) for the boiler is intact.
6. Check whether the electric connections on
the boiler are securely in position.
If none of the above helps, contact a service
workshop.
The heating cartridge is not
working
1. Check that there is an electricity supply
(230V ~) to the heating cartridge.
2. Check that the relays fitted to the boiler
come on (a slight click can be heard from the
relays when the heating cartridge is switched
on at the control panel).
If none of the above helps, contact a service
workshop.
or Alde UK direct.
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2. Start the heater
CONTROL PANEL – FUNCTIONS AND
SYMBOLS
Start the heating in the caravan with the
settings last used.
(Applies to control panels with program
version 38 (06-17) or later, see item 17)
0.The standby and on-position of the
control panel
In standby, the functions which are activated
in the boiler are shown, and there is no
background lighting in the display. The control
panel automatically goes to standby from the
on position after two minutes if no buttons are
pushed or if you step to standby (left of On/Off)
with the arrow keys.
Start the on position by pressing any button.
The background lighting comes on (blue light)
and a function that can be set flashes. Select
a function that can be set with the arrow keys.
The settings are automatically saved.
1.The control panel is on standby and the
heater is switched off.
1.Resetting the system
1.Press the Store/Reset button for 10
seconds. The control panel is reset to the
factory setting.
If you break the power to the heater, the
settings which were last used will automatically
be used when the power comes back on.
1.Press the button with the arrow until “Off”
(main breaker) in the display flashes.
2.Press the +/On button.“On” (main breaker)
in the display flashes.
2.The main breaker to the control panel is in
the “Off” position, Gas is on, Electricity at
1kW and 22°C.
3.The settings are ready.“On” (main breaker)
is shown in the display when the panel
returns to standby.
2.The control panel is on standby and the
heater is operating.
The pump is in automatic position. The
lower menu row is not lit up.
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3. Switch off the heater
1.Press the button with the arrow until “On”
(main breaker) in the display flashes.
4.Set the temperature you want in
the vehicle
The temperature of the vehicle can be set from
+5°C to +30°C at intervals of 0.5°C.
1.Press the button with the arrow until the
symbol for selecting temperature flashes.
2.Press the -/Off button. “Off” (main breaker)
in the display flashes.
The temperature shown is the temperature
which is set at present (in this case 22.0°C).
5. Warm water
If you need more warm water you can increase
the quantity temporarily for 30 minutes by
increasing the water temperature from 50°C to
65°C.
When 30 minutes have elapsed, the water
temperature returns to 50°C and the symbol
goes out. When you have selected more warm
water, the circulation pump stops.
1.Press the button with the arrow until the
symbol for selecting warm water flashes.
The “OFF” text is shown next to the
temperature on the display.
3.The settings are ready. “Off” (main breaker)
is shown in the display when the panel
returns to standby.
2.Increase the temperature by pressing the
+/On button. Lower the temperature by
pressing the -/Off button. The diagram
shows that we have set the temperature at
25.0°C.
2.Switch the warm water on by pressing the
+/ON button. The “ON” text is shown next
to the temperature on the display.
3.The settings are complete and the boiler is
working at the set temperature.
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3.The warm water symbol is displayed when
the panel returns to standby.
3.The warm water symbol goes out when the
panel returns to standby.
3. The gas heating symbol is displayed when
the panel returns to standby.
If you want you can switch off more warm water
before 30 minutes have elapsed.
1.Press the button with the arrow until the
warm water symbol flashes. The “ON” text
is shown next to the temperature on the
display.
6. Heating with gas
Do as follows to activate heating with gas.
1.Press the button with the arrow until the
gas heating symbol flashes. The “OFF” text
is shown next to the temperature on the
display.
Do as follows to switch off the gas heating.
1.Press the button with the arrow until the
gas heating symbol flashes. The “ON” text
is shown next to the temperature on the
display.
2.Switch off the warm water by pressing the
-/Off button. The “OFF” text is shown next
to the temperature on the display.
2.Select gas heating by pressing the +/On
button. The “ON” text is shown next to the
temperature on the display.
2.Switch off the gas heating by pressing the
-/Off button. The “OFF” text is shown next
to the temperature on the display.
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2.Select power (1kW, 2kW or 3kW) with the
+/On or -/Off buttons. The diagram shows
that 3kW power has been selected (some
boilers are only equipped with 1-2kW).
2.Switch off the electrical heating by pressing
the -/Off button until all power steps have
gone out. The “OFF” text is shown next to
the temperature on the display.
3.The electrical heating symbol is shown
when the panel returns to standby.
3.The electrical heating symbol goes out
when the panel returns to standby.
To activate heating with electricity. The greater
the power the more rapid the heating will be.
Do as follows to switch off heating with
electricity.
8. Circulation pump
1.Press the button with the arrow until
the electrical heating symbol flashes.
The “OFF” text is shown next to the
temperature on the display.
1.Press the button with the arrow until the
electrical heating symbol flashes.
3.The gas heating symbol goes out when the
panel returns to standby.
7. Heating with electricity
This symbol is displayed when the circulation
pump is operating (12Vpump or 230V-pump).
When heating is required in the vehicle, the
pump starts automatically.
The boiler selects the 230V pump if one is
installed in the system. When the 230V is
disconnected from the vehicle the 12V pump is
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automatically selected. The symbol will light up
even if the pump is defective.
This symbol shows the temperature outside
the caravan in intervals of 1°C. To use this
function an outdoor temperature sensor must
be installed.
9. 230V connection
This symbol lights up when 230V is connected
to the vehicle.
11.Working with the
lower menu row
3.To switch off the lower menu row, press
the -/Off button when the symbol flashes.
Activated functions will be displayed even if
the lower menu row is switched off.
The lower menu row can be used for such
things as setting the clock, external start, night
temperature, automatic start of the heater. To
use the lower menu row you must activate it by
doing as follows:
1.Press the button with the arrow until the
symbol for the lower menu row flashes.
12. Clock
To set the clock, first light up the lower row of
functions (see item 11).
10.Temperature
1.Press the button with the arrow until the
clock symbol flashes.
This symbol shows the indoor temperature in
the caravan in intervals of 0.5°C.
2.Light up the menu row by pressing the +/
On button. The lower row with symbols
lights up.
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2. Press the +/On button. Day flashes. Use +/
On or -/Off to set the weekday.
3. Step forward with the arrow key until the
time is displayed. Hour flashes. Use +/On or -/
Off to set the full hour.
5.Press Store and the time you have set is
stored.The example shows Tuesday, 08.35.
If the power to the panel is broken and the
battery backup is not connected, the clock
must be set again.
2.Press the +/On button. The “ON” text
is shown next to the temperature in the
display.
Weekday: 1-7
1=Monday
7= Sunday
Hours: 0-23
4. Then step forward with the arrow key until
the minutes are displayed. Min flashes. Use +/
On and -/Off to set the minutes.
Minutes: 0-59
13.External startExt
This function is used if you wish to start the
heater in the caravan from outside. To use this
function it is necessary to have an installation
for external start (see vehicle manual). To
activate external start, first light up the lower
menu row of functions (see item 11).
1.Press the button with the arrow until the
“Ext” symbol flashes. The “OFF” text
is shown next to the temperature in the
display.
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3.Press the button with the arrow until the On
symbol (main breaker) flashes. Press -/Off.
4.Off and Ext are shown in the display when
the panel returns to standby. External start
is activated.
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When external start is activated the heater will
start with the latest settings and “ON” (main
breaker) comes on. If 12V is not connected to
the heater, the display will not light up until 12V
is connected. The external start function is still
activated.
2.Press the +/On button. Set flashes and the
OFF text is shown in the display. Press +/
On to activate the function. “ON” is shown
in the display.
5.Now adjust the stop time and press “Store”
again. The text field shows the required
temperature and ON.
To switch off external start, go to the
“Ext” symbol in the on position and press the -/
Off button.
14.Automatic temperature Auto
change
This function is used when you wish to set
automatic temperature change, for example,
during the night.
3.Press the left arrow key. The required
temperature is displayed. Then adjust the
temperature by pressing the +/On or -/Off
button.
6.If you want the temperature change to be
repeated daily, select day 0. Auto is shown
in the display when the panel returns to
standby.
15.Starting the heater
automatically
AutoOn
In order to activate automatic temperature
change, first light up the lower row of functions
(see item 11).
This function is used if you want the heater to
start automatically at a later time. The heater
works for 24 hours and then stops.
1.Press the button with the arrow until the
symbol for automatic temperature change
flashes. The temperature and the “OFF”
text are shown on the display.
Automatic start is repeated the following week
as long as the function is activated.
4.Then press Store and the start time is
displayed. Adjust the start time (the same
procedure as in 12) and press the “Store”
button.
To activate the function you must first light up
the lower row of functions (see item 11).
The function controls the panel’s main breaker.
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1.Press the button with the arrow until the
AutoOn symbol flashes. “OFF” is shown in
the display. To activate AutoOn, press the
+/ On button or the -/Off button to close the
function.
When you get to the vehicle and AutoOn is
activated, de-activate AutoOn so that the
heater does not stop after 24 hours (the
boiler cannot be switched off when AutoOn is
activated).
2.Press the -/Off button to activate and
set the function. The following values
can be set with +/On or -/Off buttons,
5,6,7,9,10,11,15,16,17.
You can then step back with the left-hand
button in the settings and press Store in all
positions.
16.Load monitor
2.The start time will be displayed. Set the
time in accordance with item 12 and press
“Store” to store the settings. “OFF” is
shown in the display.
3.Press the +/On button. On is shown in the
display and AutoOn flashes. Set the panel’s
main breaker to OFF.
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Amp
This function is used if you do not want the
230V fuses to become overloaded. If the
vehicle’s total current consumption exceeds the
set value, the boiler’s electrical power will be
automatically reduced. On account of voltage
variations and tolerances, one can select
various control levels (for example, for 6A fuse,
one can choose either 5,6,7 Amp setting).
If the fuse does not hold, select a lower set
value. The function is disconnected in the
factory setting. To activate the function, you
must first light up the lower row of functions
(see item 11).
1.Press the button with the arrow until the
Amp symbol flashes. “OFF” is shown in the
display.
3.Amp is shown in the display when the panel
returns to standby.
17.MenuMenu
In the “Menu” setting one can activate a
number of functions. To activate the function
you must first light up the lower row of
functions (see item 11). To step between the
various functions, use the arrow keys.
OFFSET (Temperature adjustment)
With this function you can calibrate the
temperature on the panel if you notice that the
temperature (the stabilised room temperature)
does not correspond with the temperature
shown on the panel.
1.Press the button with the arrow until the
Menu symbol flashes. Press +On.
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3. To leave Service, press Store.
2.When OF is displayed, adjust the
temperature displacement with +/On or -/
Off (+/-5°C in intervals of 0.5°C).
3.Press -/Off and PU AU is displayed. Press
Store to leave the pump function.
* The values shown during service are:
FA (revolutions): The speed of the fan divided
by 2.
3. Press Store to leave the OFFSET function.
SH (temp): Warm water temperature.
HE (temp): Operating temperature.
SERVICE
PUMP 12V/PUMP AU.
The12V pump is used in the PU 12 setting even
if 230V is connected. In the PU AU position,
the 230V pump works, and when 230V is
disconnected, the 12V pump starts. The PU AU
function is activated in the factory setting.
1.Press the button with the arrow until the
Menu symbol flashes. Press +On.
2.When OF is displayed, step with the arrow
key until PU AU is displayed. Press +/On
and PU 12 is displayed.
With this function one can see what values*
from the heater are displayed. The values are
updated once per second.
1.Press the button with the arrow until the
Menu symbol flashes. Press +On.
2.When OF is displayed, step with the arrow
key until SE is displayed. Press +/On to see
the various values (-/Off can also be used).
OH: If the overheating protection has been
tripped On or alternatively Off.
HS (X): Software version in the heater.
PS (X): Software version on the panel.
I: Amp. Guideline value shown in steps of 0.5 A.
WI: Window breaker on-off.
ES: External start on-off.
10-RS: Heater information, only for ALDE.
Button sound
With this function you can connect or
disconnect the button sound to the buttons.
The button sound is disconnected in the factory
setting.
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1.Press the button with the arrow until the
Menu symbol flashes. Press +On.
key until PE is displayed. Press +/On and
constant pump operation is connected.
2.When OF is displayed, step with the arrow
key until Sn is displayed. Press +/On and
the button sound is connected.
3.Press -/Off to disconnect legionella. Then
press Store to leave the legionella function.
3. Press -/Off to disconnect constant pump
operation. Then press Store to leave the pump
operation function.
3.Press -/Off to disconnect the button sound.
Then press Store to leave the button sound
function.
18.Fault messages
Automatic temp. increase
Constant pump operation
With this function, selected pump is in constant
operation. The function is disconnected in
the factory setting. This function limits the hot
water supply, particularly when there is little
need of heat.
1.Press the button with the arrow until the
Menu symbol flashes. Press +On.
2.When OF is displayed, step with the arrow
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At 02.00 hours (night time) the boiler starts and
works in accordance with Warm water (item
5) if the clock is set. The reason for this is to
reduce the risk of legionella.
The function is disconnected in the
factory setting.
When a fault occurs in the system the reason is
shown in the display.
LOW BAT: If the vehicle has a battery voltage
of less than 10.5V, the heater stops. The heater
is automatically reset when the voltage comes
up to 11V.
FAN: Faulty fan speed. Automatic resetting
after 5 minutes.
1.Press the button with the arrow until the
Menu symbol flashes. Press +On.
GAS OUT: Gas finished. Resetting by switching
off and restarting the boiler in accordance with
item 1.
2.When OF is displayed, step with the arrow
key until LE is displayed. Press +/On and
legionella is connected.
OHEAT 1: Overheating protection tripped. To
re-set, disconnect 12V from the boiler and
connect again.
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OHEAT 2: Thermostat tripped. To re-set,
disconnect 12V from the boiler and
connect again.
WINDO: Window open, the boiler stops for
gas. Gas operation in the boiler starts when
the window is closed. Electrical operation
functions. Check the vehicle instructions to see
whether this function is installed.
SERIAL: There is a connection fault between
boiler and panel. Normally, this is a mechanical
fault in the connection between the heater and
panel. To re-set, break the main current and
then start again.
19.Emergency start
•D
isconnect 12V and the cable to the panel on
the heater.
•C
onnect a cable between 2 and 9 in the
contact device (on the heater).
• Connect 12V to the heater.
Weight:
14kg (without fluid)
GasPropane
Butane
Output 1:
3.3kW
3.8kW
Consumption
245g/h
275g/h
Output 2:
5.5kW
6.4kW
Consumption:
405g/h
460g/h
Pressure:I3+ 28-30/37 mbar
I3B/P 30 mbar
Volume/Pressure/Temp
Liquid volume radiator water:
3.5 litre
Liquid volume warm water:
8.4 litre
Max pressure radiator water:0.05MPa
(0.5 bar)
Max pressure warm water:0.3MPa
(3.0 bar)
System temperature:
max 85°C
Now the heater starts with gas and 1kW.
(Regulation of room temperature does not
function, constant pump operation)
230V ~
Output element:
1 x 1050W
Technical data
Output element (2 or 3kW):
1 x 2100W
Measurements/Weights
12V DC
Boiler height:
310mm
Current consumption:
Boiler depth:
340mm
Fuse:
Boiler width:
510mm
1 amp (max)
3.15 amp+ / 3.15amp-
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Inboard water tanks and
on-line water systems
Flojet automatic water
system pump
Please refer to the water system schematic on
page 37 with reference to these instructions.
Two model specific systems are in use:
Features
Self-Priming
Dry Running
Soft Noise Absorbing Mounts
Snap-in Port Fittings
Built-in Bypass Less Pulsation
Corrosion Resistant Materials
Meets ISO 8846
•Pressure switched systems in
motorhomes with no internal water tank as
already described.
•Pressure switched systems in motorhomes
with an internal tank, featuring a single
pump with valve arrangement to cover all
water system requirements.
To use the water tank to supply the taps:
•Check the water level gauge on the
control panel to confirm the water level
within the tank.
•Press the pump button on the control panel
If the taps are closed within the motorhome
the pump will run until the correct pressure is
attained within the plumbing system. If any of
the taps are open water will flow from those
taps as soon as the pump is switched on,
unless the system is being run for the first time
or from a drained condition.
Specifications
Motor: Permanent Magnet, Ball Bearing Totally
Enclosed. CE Models are fully suppressed.
Motor fails to turn on
Loose wiring connection
Pump circuit has no power
Blown fuse
Pressure switch failure
Defective motor
Pump: Three chamber diaphragm design Selfpriming up to 9 feet suction lift; Pump able to
run dry without damage
Pulsating flow
Restricted pump delivery. Check
discharge lines, fittings and valves for clogging
or undersizing
Operation
With pump switch off and battery fully charged,
fill water tank, open all faucets, then turn pump
switch on. Water will begin to flow. When the
water is free of air, turn faucets off. Remember,
you are filling the water heater and pipes.
Pump fails to turn off after all fixtures
are closed
Empty water tank
Insufficient voltage to pump (low battery)
Punctured pump diaphragm (pump leak)
Defective pressure switch
When all valves are shut-off, pump will stop.
Should pump fail to stop, turn switch off and
see the trouble shooting.
Low flow and pressure
Air leak at pump intake
Accumulation of debris inside pump
and plumbing
Worn pump bearing (excessive noise)
Punctured pump diaphragm (pump leaks)
Defective motor
Troubleshooting
Warning: Before servicing pump, turn off
pump and drain water from system!
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Failure to prime
Motor operates, but no pump discharge
Restricted intake or discharge line
Air leak in intake line
Debris in pump
Punctured pump diaphragm (pump leaks)
Crack in pump housing
Equipment details
System care and maintenance
Winterising
Allowing water to freeze in the system
may result in damage to the pump and
plumbing system.
Non-Toxic antifreeze for potable water may be
used with Flojet pumps. Follow manufacturers
recommendations.
Do not use automotive antifreeze to
winterise potable water systems. These
solutions are highly toxic and may cause
serious injury or death if ingested.
note on your tank filler that the plumbing is
not connected.
Be sure that all faucets are left open to protect
against damage to the plumbing.
Sanitising
Portable water systems require periodic
maintenance to deliver a consistent flow of fresh
water. Depending on use and the environment
the system is subject to, sanitising is
recommended prior to storing and before using
the water system after a period of storage.
1.Drain the water tank (if fitted). Open tank
drain valve. You may use the pump to drain
the tank by opening all the faucets in the
system. Allow the pump to operate until)
the tank is empty. Do not operate the pump
more than 15 minutes continuously
2.Open all faucets and purge the water from
the plumbing system. Turn power to the
pump off. Be sure that all the water from
the drain lines are drained
Remove quick connect inlet and outlet fittings
from the pump and turn the pump on to pump
out remaining water from the pump head. Be
sure to have a catch pan or a rag under the
pump to prevent water from spilling. Turn the
pump off once the plumbing is empty. Leave
the fittings disconnected from the pump until
the system is ready to be used again. Make a
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Refrigerators
12V, it should be pre-cooled, together with
its contents, by running it on gas or 230V for
a few hours before changing over to 12V for
your journey.
The current drain is approximately 7A to 14A
(model specific) and power is only available
when the ignition circuit is switched on. On
site, only the mains electric or gas modes
should be used.
The refrigerator can run on either 230V, 12V
or LP gas. Changing between these modes
of operation is carried out by means of the
controls on the control panel.
Caution: Only use one source of energy
at a time.
Before using your refrigerator for the first
time, it is advisable to wash the interior and
its accessories.
When using the refrigerator on gas ensure that
the gas isolation tap is fully open by turning
the knob to the vertical position. The tap can
generally be found inside the sink unit or within
the wardrobe (model specific). When travelling
the fridge can only be Operated in the 12V mode.
Note: Before operating the refrigerator on
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After initial installation, servicing or changing gas
cylinders etc., the gas lines may contain some
air which should be allowed to escape by briefly
turning on the refrigerator or other appliances.
This will ensure that the flame lights immediately.
The flame failure device will automatically shut
off the gas to the burner if the flame is blown
out. On electric ignition versions, the flame
failure device will also shut off the gas if the
burner does not re-light within about a minute
of the flame being blown out.
Thetford absorber
refrigerators
This user’s information is for Thetford
absorption refrigerators. It explains how to use
your refrigerator correctly and safely. Read the
manual carefully before using the refrigerator
for the first time to obtain a quick overview of
how to operate and use the refrigerator.
Thetford absorption refrigerators are specially
designed to store fresh and frozen food and
make ice cubes in caravans and campers.
The control panel allows you to select the
preferred energy source and cooling level.
Different energy sources allow you to use your
refrigerator under different conditions.
Thetford absorption refrigerators belong to
category C11: gas appliances that must be
installed so that the combustion area is isolated
from the living space.
To find out more about how your absorption
refrigerator works, visit the website at www.
thetford-europe.com.
Precautions and safety instructions
Alerts
The following alerts are used in this
user’s manual:
Warning!“Warning” alerts the user to the
danger of damage to the product or
to the user if the user fails to carry out
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the described procedures carefully.
of Thetford for a list of qualified parties.
Non-observance of the procedures
may result in serious injury to the
user or damage to the product.
•Always switch off the refrigerator before
you perform any kind of maintenance
or cleaning.
Caution!“Caution” alerts the user to the
possibility of damage to the
product if the user fails to carry out
the described procedures carefully.
Use
Important!“Important” denotes supplementary
information for the user and alerts
the user to potential problems.
Warnings
•This refrigerator must be installed
according to the manufacturer’s
instructions and in compliance with local
and national regulations.
•Read this manual carefully before you start
to use your refrigerator.
•Always consult the warnings before you
perform any maintenance or gas checks.
Repairs/maintenance
•Never open or damage the cooling system.
The cooling system is pressurised and
contains substances harmful to health.
•Never attempt to repair gas, extractor or electrical parts yourself. They must be
repaired by a qualified service engineer.
Contact the Customer Service department
•Never cover the ventilation grills in the
walls of a caravan. Good ventilation is
essential for the correct working of the
absorber system.
•Water in the ventilation grating can result in
damage to the refrigerator. Therefore, we
advise that you put the winter cover over
the ventilation gratings prior to washing
your vehicle.
• Never expose the refrigerator to rain.
•Never operate the refrigerator by gas while
driving. If a road accident results in fire,
there is a risk of explosion.
What to do if...
• You suspect a leak in the cooling system:
-switch off the refrigerator;
- extinguish any naked flames;
- provide sufficient ventilation;
- contact the Customer Service
department of Thetford.
About your refrigerator
Your refrigerator has a cold space and a freezer
compartment. After starting up the refrigerator,
allow it to cool for at least eight hours before
placing any food in it.
Cold space
The cooling fins are located on the inside of
your refrigerator. The absorption system uses
the cooling fins to withdraw heat from the
refrigerator. Therefore, never place plastic or
paper over the cooling fins. Air must be able to
circulate freely through the refrigerator so that
heat can be extracted.
• You smell gas:
- close the valve of the gas bottle;
- extinguish any naked flames;
-do not switch on any electrical devices
or lighting;
-
-contact the Customer Service
department of Thetford.
open the windows and leave the room;
Important! Do not cover the cooling fins
at the back of the refrigerator with plastic
or paper. The refrigerator cools optimally
when air is allowed to move freely through
the refrigerator.
• To limit frosting on the cooling fins:
-always cover liquid foods before
placing them in the refrigerator;
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-always let hot food cool before placing
it in the refrigerator;
-never keep the refrigerator open longer
than necessary.
Fitting racks
Inside your refrigerator there are two or three
storage racks. You can adjust the racks to a
convenient height by means of a simple
click system:
and-slide plastic strip. To secure products on
the rack while driving, push the plastic strip as
tightly as you can against the products on the
rack. In the storage space on the inside of the
refrigerator door, there are two unique Thetford
bottle slides (see illustration) The slides prevent
bottles from sliding around during driving. Push
the slide against the products in the door or
place the products between the bottle slide .
•click the plastic bracket to the right short
side of the rack;
•turn the bracket into the horizontal position
and insert the rack tipped in a sloping
position into the refrigerator;
•place the short side without bracket
into one of the grooves on the left wall
of the refrigerator;
•place the short side with bracket in the
corresponding groove on the right wall of
the refrigerator;
•turn the bracket downwards to fix it into
the groove.
To move a rack, turn the bracket upwards and
remove the rack. Place the rack at the required
height in the way described above.
Securing products for driving
The fitting racks in your refrigerator have
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Freezer compartment
Important!
-The freezer compartment is unsuitable as
a means of freezing food, the freezer will
maintain the temperature of already
frozen food
-
Use only drinking water to make ice cubes.
-Do not place any other products in the
freezer compartment when you are making
ice cubes.
-Water freezes fastest with the thermostat at
the highest setting.
Tip! Make ice cubes at night when your
refrigerator has more spare capacity.
Door locking mechanism
The refrigerator door has an automatic locking
mechanism. The door locks automatically when
you press it shut firmly. This automatic locking
mechanism also keeps the refrigerator door shut
during driving. For some models an additional
security device is fitted below the refrigerator.
By pushing the locking bar over the pin when
the door is closed, you can be sure that the door
does not open during your journey.
If you are not going to use the refrigerator
for a prolonged period of time, you can use
the special storage latch of the door locking
mechanism (see illustration) to prevent odours.
Rotate the hook through 90 degrees and lock it
in place using the strike plate.
Equipment details
Delux refrigerators operation
(control panel illustrations 5 and 6)
•It is recommended to clean the inside of the
refrigerator before you switch it on.
•Let the refrigerator cool for at least eight
hours before you place food in it for the
first time.
Igniting and starting your refrigerator
Manual ignition: ILLUSTRATION 5
A = Energy source selector switch
B = Thermostat
C = Flame meter
D = Manual ignition (piezo electric ignition)
Electric ignition: ILLUSTRATION 6
A = Energy source selector switch
B = Thermostat
C = Flame meter
A.The refrigerator can be powered by the
mains (230V), direct current (12V) or liquid
gas. Select the energy source that you want
by means of the energy source selector
switch (A). The switch has four settings:
- direct current (DC) (12V)
- mains supply (230V)
- gas - switched off B.The thermostat controls the refrigerator
temperature when the refrigerator is
powered from the mains (230 V) or gas. The
refrigeration level is indicated by the dots
(the bigger the dot, the colder the setting).
C.The flame meter shows whether the
flame is alight. The flame is alight when
the red needle of the meter moves into the
green area.
Important! - Always use the gas connection
or mains voltage to start up the refrigerator
for the first time and to cool it.
Powering from the battery of your vehicle
is suitable only for maintaining the
temperature of the refrigerator and its
contents once it has been refrigerated.
•When powered by a vehicle battery (12V)
the refrigerator works without temperature
control (i.e. constant operation).
•Mains voltage (230V): set the power
selector switch (A) to
D.Pressing the manual (piezo electric) starter
produces a spark that ignites the flame in
the burner.
•Set the temperature by means of the
thermostat, rotary switch (B). (The bigger
the dot, the colder the setting).
Electrical operation
Powering with gas
Warning! - Flammable material must be kept
away from the rear of the refrigerator.
The refrigerator can be powered by electricity
in two ways:
•DC (12V): Set the energy source selector
switch (A) to
the refrigerator will now be
powered by the battery of your car
or camper.
•For selection of gas type, see the
information plate inside your refrigerator.
•For the pressure regulator model, see the
information plate inside your refrigerator
and the table at the back of this booklet.
•The type of gas container and its location
must be in compliance with the most recent
regulations. Ensure that the unit is installed
in a location with good ventilation and make
sure that the ventilation openings in the gas
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container storage location remain open.
•The changing of the gas container must
be done outside in the open air and out of
reach of any possible sources of ignition.
•It is prohibited to use gas to power the
refrigerator while you are driving. If a road
accident results in fire, there is a danger
of explosion.
•You are strongly advised not to use gas to
power the refrigerator while you are driving.
If a road accident results in fire, there is a
danger of an explosion
•You are strongly advised not to use gas
to power the refrigerator in the vicinity of
petrol stations.
•Open the valve of the gas bottle and the
gas taps.
•Set the thermostat (B) to the highest level
(the biggest dot)
•Set the energy source selector switch
(A) to
• gnite the gas flame:
Manual ignition
•Press the thermostat (B), and keep
it depressed.
•Press the button for manual ignition
several times at intervals of between 1 and
2 seconds.
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•Release the thermostat when the indicator
of the flame meter enters the green area. If
it does not enter the green area, repeat the
previous step.
WARNING! Never keep the thermostat
depressed for longer than 30 seconds.
If a flame does not appear, wait at least
five minutes before trying again. If you
fail to observe this rule, there may be an
accumulation of gas creating the risk of
fire or explosion.
•Set the desired refrigeration level by means
of the thermostat (B). (The bigger the dot,
the colder the setting)
Electrical ignition (illustration 6)
•Press the thermostat (B) and keep
it depressed.
•Ignition takes place automatically. You
will hear a ticking noise. If ignition was
successful, the noise will stop and the
flame meter will turn green. Release the
thermostat.
•If the flame goes out, ignition will be
repeated automatically.
•Set the desired refrigeration level by means
of the thermostat (B). (The bigger the dot,
the colder the setting)
Switching off the refrigerator
•Set the energy source selector switch
(A) to
•The refrigerator is now completely
switched off.
•Use the special storage latch on the door
locking mechanism to stop the door from
closing. This prevents unpleasant odours
and mould in the refrigerator.
Important! If you are not going to use
the refrigerator for a prolonged period,
close the valve of the gas bottle and the
gas taps.
Premium LCD refrigerator operation (control
panel, illustration 7)
A = Main switch (on/off)
B = Mode selection switch
C = cooling level switch
D = Display LED
•It is recommendable to clean the inside
of the refrigerator before you switch on
the refrigerator.
•Let the refrigerator run for at least eight hours
before you place food in it for the first time.
Equipment details
There are two types of LCD refrigerators:
Electric and Automatic. Automatic LCD are
supplied with the SES system, which allows
the consumer to switch the refrigerator in
AUTO mode which allows the refrigerator to
automatically select the best power source.
Smart Energy Selection (SES)
When you start up a refrigerator equipped
with Smart Energy Selection (SES) you should
usually select the AUTO mode. The SES
system will then automatically select the best of
the three available energy sources.
Automatic modes additionally allow you to
select the desired energy source manually.
Switching on the refrigerator
Important! The memory of the SES system
saves every change made to the setting.
Consequently, the SES system will start up
on each subsequent occasion in the last
selected setting.
Illustration 7
The system will apply the following priority:
- mains voltage (230V)
- direct current (12V)
- liquid gas If an energy source becomes available that has
a higher priority than the source the refrigerator
is currently using (e.g. if your vehicle engine is
started), the system will stop using the current
energy source and switch to the energy source
with the higher priority.
If a fault occurs in one or more of the possible
energy sources, the system will not generate
an error message while an alternative energy
source is still available. The SES system
switches over automatically.
If none of the energy sources are available, the
blue LED flashes every second and an error
code is shown on the display.
A = Main switch (on/off)
B = Mode selection switch
C = cooling level selection switch
D = Function LED
E = LCD display
F = Divider heater switch
1. Open the valve of the gas bottle.
2. Open the taps of the gas supply.
3.Press main switch (A). The function LED
will turn blue and all symbols on the LCD
display will light up.
4.Use the mode selection (B) switch to select
the ‘Auto’ function or one of the power
supplies that you want. The LCD display
will show the option you have selected.
5.Set the desired refrigerating cooling level by
means of the cooling level selection switch
(C). The LCD will show the cooling level
setting you have selected.
A.Use the main switch to switch the
refrigerator on and off. The function LED
will turn blue. The display LCD shows the
most recent settings. After 10 seconds the
LCD displays backlight will go out. The
function LED remains blue.
B.Press the mode selector switch and the
display LCD display backlight will show
the setting for 10 seconds. Pressing the
mode selector switch successive times
take you through the menu in the following
sequence AUTO, manual DC (12V), manual
gas, manual mains voltage (230V) and back
to AUTO. Select either the AUTO option or
one of the other power supplies that you
want to use. The LCD display shows the
option you have selected. If you select the
AUTO option, the system will choose the
most suitable power supply and the AUTO
symbol and the symbol of the power supply
chosen by the system will both be shown
on the LCD display. Ten seconds after
release of the mode selector switch, the
system will switch off the LCD backlight.
C.Use the cooling level selector switch to
control the temperature of the refrigerator.
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When you press the cooling level selector
switch, the LCD backlight will light up
and show the currently set temperature.
Every time you press the cooling level
selector switch you set the refrigerator one
position cooler. On reaching the coldest
temperature, the system will start again
at the warmest temperature setting. Ten
seconds after release of the cooling level
selector switch, the system will switch off
the LCD backlight.
D.Only the N145 and the N 150 fridges have
a divider heater. By heating the metal plate
between the freezer and the fridge cabinet,
the divider heater prevent the ice forming
when the freezer door is opened and also
prevents the freezer door from freezing
stuck to the metal breaker of the fridge.
To save energy the divider heater can be
switched off. The switch can be found on
the side control panel near the latch
Powering with electricity
Powering with electricity can be selected
both by the Auto mode (only Automatic fridges)
and manually.
Mains voltage (230V):
This energy source will be selected if the mains
voltage is greater than 200V. This power supply
requires a continuous current of 12V to operate
the electronic control system.
Direct current (12V):
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E.The SES system will select 12V powering
only if a mains voltage (230V) is unavailable,
the vehicle engine is running and a voltage
higher than 11V is available. If a fault occurs
during electrical powering (230V or 12V),
an error message will not be shown on the
display as long as another energy source
is available. The system will automatically
switch to the available energy source that
has the highest priority.
Selecting electrical power manually Mains
voltage (230V):
The LED on the main switch warns you
whenever insufficient voltage is available or if a
fault occurs. If this happens, the LED will start
flashing once per second and an error code is
shown on the LED display.
When sufficient current is available again, or
the fault has been resolved, the LED will emit a
steady blue light again.
Direct current (12V):
•Always use a gas connection or mains
voltage to start up the refrigerator for the
first time and to cool it. Powering from
the battery of your vehicle is suitable only
for maintaining the temperature and its
contents once it has been refrigerated.
The LED warns you whenever your vehicle’s
engine is not running, or if a fault occurs, or if
insufficient voltage is available. If this happens,
the LED will start flashing once per second and
an error code is shown on the LCD display.
Once the engine is running, or the fault has been
resolved, or sufficient voltage is available again,
the LED will again emit a steady blue light.
Note: If the refrigerator has been
manually set to operate at 12V, it will not
automatically switch to another energy
source when your vehicle’s engine is not
running. In this case, the refrigerator will
stop cooling.
Powering with gas
Powering with gas can be selected both by the
Auto mode (only Automatic fridges) and manually.
Warning! Flammable material must be
kept away from the rear of the refrigerator.
•For selection of gas type, see the
information plate inside your refrigerator.
•For the pressure regulator model, see the
information plate inside your refrigerator and
the table in the Thetford user instructions.
•The type of gas container and its location
must be in compliance with the most recent
regulations. Ensure that the unit is installed
in a location with good ventilation and make
sure that the ventilation openings in the gas
container storage location remain open.
Equipment details
•The changing of the gas container must
be done outside in the open air and out of
reach of any possible sources of ignition.
•It is prohibited to use gas to power the
refrigerator while you are driving.
•If a road accident results in fire, there is a
danger of explosion
•It is prohibited to use gas to power the
refrigerator in the vicinity of petrol stations.
Auto mode
The system will select gas operation if:
- mains voltage (230V) is unavailable;
- the vehicle’s engine is not running.
Once mains voltage (230V) is available again
or the vehicle’s engine is running, the system
will switch to the available energy source that
has the highest priority if in the Auto mode.
If the refrigerator switches from 12V DC to
gas operation when it is in auto mode, the
system will wait for about 15 minutes before
igniting the gas. During this time, however, the
gas indicator lamp will come on. The delay is
built in to avoid it switching to gas operation
whenever you stop to refuel your vehicle. You
can cancel the delay by immediately switching
the refrigerator off and then on again.
If the system selects gas operation, the ignition
will be activated automatically. The gas will flow
to the burner and be lit by the electric ignition.
If the flame goes out, the gas will immediately
be lit again.
Selecting gas operation manually
If the flame cannot be lit within 30 seconds,
the gas supply will stop and gas mode will be
switched off. The LED will start flashing every
second and an error code is shown on the LCD
display.
The gas mode can be reset only if the
refrigerator is switched off. If you switch the
refrigerator on again and the gas mode is still
not working, the LED of the manual gas mode
will flash to indicate that gas is unavailable and
an error code is shown on the LCD display
IMPORTANT! It is prohibited to use gas to
power the refrigerator while you are driving.
If a road accident results in a fire, there is a
danger of explosion. It is prohibited to use
gas to power the refrigerator in the vicinity
of petrol stations.
If it takes longer than 15 minutes to
refuel your vehicle, you should switch the
refrigerator off using the main switch (A).
Switching off the refrigerator
• Push the main switch (A).
• The blue LED will go out.
•The refrigerator is now completely
switched off.
•Use the special storage latch on the door
locking mechanism to fixate the open door.
This prevents unpleasant odours and mould
in the refrigerator.
N180
The N180 is the first absorption fridge
with three temperature zones. A freezer
compartment (up to -180 C). A normal
cold section (approx 50 C) and a new cool
section (approx 130 C) situated above the
freezer compartment in the N180. This new
cool section is ideal to store non-perishable
products that are best stored in a cool place,
like wine, butter, chocolate and bottled water.
Maintenance
Regular maintenance is necessary to ensure
the correct functioning of your refrigerator.
Cleaning
Tip! A good time to clean your refrigerator is
straight after you have defrosted it.
•Clean the refrigerator with a soft cloth and
mild detergent.
•Dust the refrigerator with a soft,
moistened cloth.
•Use a brush or soft cloth to remove once
a year any dust from the condenser at the
inside of the refrigerator.
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Important! - Do not use soap or
aggressive detergents that are abrasive
or soda-based.
•The removable interior components of the
refrigerator are not dishwasher proof.
Defrosting
Frost will gradually build up on the condenser
of the refrigerator. You should defrost the
refrigerator as soon as the frost layer is about
3 mm thick. Frost reduces the refrigerating
capacity and life of your refrigerator.
• Remove the ice cube tray and all food.
• Switch off the refrigerator.
• Leave the refrigerator door open.
•Place dry towels in the refrigerator to
absorb the water.
•Place trays containing hot water in the
freezer compartment.
•After defrosting (when the freezer
compartment and condenser are frost-free),
remove the towels and the water trays and
use a cloth to dry off the refrigerator.
•Switch the refrigerator on again in the way
described in section 4.1 (“Igniting and
starting your refrigerator”).
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Important! - Do not use force or sharp
objects to remove frost.
•Do not try to accelerate defrosting by using
(for example) a hair dryer.
Door locking mechanism
Frost will form in the refrigerator if the door
is not closed properly. To determine whether
the door closes properly, close the door with
a piece of paper between the door and the
refrigerator. Pull at the piece of paper. If you feel
resistance, the refrigerator door closes properly.
If you feel no resistance, the door does not
close properly. Perform this test regularly on all
four sides of the refrigerator door.
If you find that the door does not close
properly, check whether the door locking
mechanism keeps the door properly shut.
Winter operation
If you use the refrigerator when the outdoor
temperature is below 8°C, install the Thetford
vent winter/storage cover on the ventilation
grills. The cover protects your refrigerator
from excessively cold air. The winter cover is
a refrigerator accessory obtainable from your
caravan dealer.
Tip! It is advisable to use the winter/storage
cover if you are not going to use the vehicle for
a long period of time.
Important; do not use the winter/ storage
cover in temperatures greater than 8°c as
this can damage the cooling unit at the rear
of the fridge. Remove the covers and re-fit
when placing the vehicle back into storage.
Maintenance of gas equipment
A qualified service engineer must maintain
and inspect gas and electrical equipment. It
is advisable to have this maintenance work
performed by a customer service centre.
Contact the Customer Service department of
Thetford for a list of qualified parties.
Important! European laws covering gas
appliances and extractors prescribe
observance of the following rules (which
are the user’s responsibility):
•appliances that run on liquid gas must be inspected before being used for the first
time and every year thereafter.
•the gas burner must be cleaned at least
once a year or more frequently if necessary.
•If a gas hose is used, it must be checked
annually. This hose has a limited life and,
thus, must be regularly replaced. Check the
hose regularly for cracks, splits and ageing.
If in doubt, replace the hose. Pay attention
to the maximum life of the hose and replace
it in time, as advised by the manufacturer or
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in conformance with local regulations.
•For replacement, a gas hose approved in
accordance with the local regulations must
be used. Position the hose so that it can
rotate, is not kinked, and will allow
•Due to the limited life of the gas hose,
it must be installed so that replacement
is possible.
Maintenance checklist
This refrigerator will give you many years of
trouble-free use if you simply run through the
following checklist regularly:
•keep the refrigerator clean (see section 7.1
of the user instruction manual, “Cleaning”);
•defrost the refrigerator as often as is
necessary (see section 7.2 of the user
instruction manual, “Defrosting”);
•check the door closing mechanism regularly
(see section 7.3 of the user instruction
manual, “Door locking mechanism”);
circumstances such as extreme ambient
temperatures, the vents can be removed to
improve the airflow and improve the cooling
performance of the refrigerators.
Storage
If you do not expect to use your refrigerator for a
lengthy period, carry out the following actions:
• Remove all food
• Switch off the refrigerator
•Clean the refrigerator as described in
Section 7.1 ‘Cleaning’
• Shut off the gas tap to the refrigerator
•Leave the door of the refrigerator ajar
using the special door closure hook
(storage position)
Troubleshooting
If your refrigerator does not refrigerate
properly or will not start, run through the
following checklist. If this fails to solve the
problem, please contact the Customer Service
Department in your country (see the addresses
at the back of this manual).
•Check whether you have followed the
instructions in chapters 4, 5 or 6 of the user
instruction manual (“Switching on
the refrigerator”).
•Check whether the refrigerator is on a
level surface.
•Check whether the refrigerator can be used
with an available energy source.
•Place the winter protection on the
ventilation grill.
•make sure that the ventilation grills are
not blocked;
•Regularly clean the ventilation grills.
Vent screen
The vent has a vent screen to prevent bugs
from entering the combustion area of the
refrigerators. These vents need to be cleaned
regularly to insure a good airflow. When the
refrigerator performs poor because of external
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Possible cause
Action you can take
Problem: refrigerator will not work on gas
a) Gas bottle is empty.
a) Replace the gas bottle.
b) Valve of the gas bottle or one of the shut-off
valves is closed.
b) Open the valve of the gas bottle or shut-off
valve(s).
Problem: refrigerator will not work on 12V DC
a) 12V fuse is defective.
a) Fit a new fuse (Camper —> fuse box of
camper. Car —> fuse box of car)
b) Battery is empty.
b) Test the battery and charge it.
Problem: refrigerator will not refrigerate sufficiently
Control panel diagnostics
Refrigerators with a LCD control panel have a
special diagnostics area which displays an error
code if there is a fault.
•Fault 1: AC heater current is measured to
be 75% below nominal current.
Action: Contact your dealer or a Thetford
Service Centre.
•Fault 2: DC heater current is measured to
be 75% below nominal current.
Action: Contact your dealer or a Thetford
Service Centre.
a) Insufficient ventilation for the refrigerator.
a) Check whether the ventilation gratings
are covered.
•Fault 3: AC heater is ON when it should
be OFF.
b) Thermostat set too low
b) Increase the setting of the thermostat
c) Too much ice on the condenser.
c) Check whether the refrigerator door shuts
properly and defrost the refrigerator.
Action: Contact your dealer or a Thetford
Service Centre.
d) Too much hot food stored simultaneously.
d) Let the food cool off first.
e) Gas burner is dirty.
e) Have the gas burner cleaned.
f) Door does not shut properly.
f) Check the door closing mechanism.
•Fault 4: DC heater is ON when it should
be OFF.
Action: Contact your dealer or a Thetford
Service Centre.
•Fault 5: Senses flame when gas should
be OFF.
Action: Contact your dealer or a Thetford
Service Centre.
•Fault 6: Senses gas output terminal ON
when should be OFF.
Action: Contact your dealer or a Thetford
Service Centre.
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•Fault 7: Senses gas output terminal OFF
when should be ON.
•Fault 11: No energy source is available and
control is in AUTO mode.
Action: Contact your dealer or a Thetford
Service Centre.
Action: Your controls are in AUTO mode,
but no energy source is available. Start the
engine, connect the 230V supply or open
the gas supply and reset the refrigerator by
turning it of and on again.
•Fault 8: AC mains supply is 20%
below nominal.
Action: Your controls are in manual AC
mode, but there is no power available.
Check if you plugged in the 230V
connection, if so the voltage supply on
the 230V connection is to low, contact the
power supplier.
•Fault 9: Gas lockout because flame fails to
ignite after 30 seconds.
Action: Your controls are in manual gas
mode, but the flame fails to ignite. Check if
your gas cylinder is empty or if one of the
shut-off valves is closed. Select another
energy source. Reset the fridge 3 or 4 times
in gas-mode until flame ignites. Contact
your dealer or a Thetford Service Centre if
problem isn’t resolved.
•Fault 10: No “engine running” signal is
present and control is in Manual DC mode.
Action: Your controls are in manual DC
mode and the engine of your vehicle is
not running. The refrigerator can only cool
on 12V when the engine of your vehicle
is running. Start the engine or select a
different energy mode.
•Fault 12: Contact your dealer or a Thetford
Service Centre.
•Fault 13: Thermistor fails; control
automatically switches to Backup
mode (BOS).
Action: Check if the connector above the
fin on the inside of the cabinet is correctly
plugged in. If so contact your dealer or a
Thetford Service Centre.
•Fault 14: Display Board and Power board
lost communication with each other.
Action: Contact your dealer or a Thetford
Service Centre.
•Fault 18: No fault, only lighting all LCD
segments on start-up.
Action: Wait a few seconds for the fridge to
start up normally.
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SpinFlo Cooker 3 Burner +
Hotplate
OPERATION
Butane - N
ormally on initial lighting, a small
amount of yellow tipping will occur
and then slightly increases as the
burner heats up.
Burner operation
IMPORTANT
• Although each burner will support pans from
10 to 22cm, care should be taken not to
overload the appliance as performance may
be reduced.
IMPORTANT
•T
his appliance is approved for use with LPG
gas; Propane and Butane. We recommend
using Propane gas for this appliance.
•B
utane gas may be used, although the
performance of the appliance maybe
compromised when the ambient temperature
is below 10°C.
• The following pan sizes are the maximum we
recommend:- Electric Hotplate:- Ø180mm
Auxiliary Burner:- Ø200mm
Semi-Rapid Burner:- 2x
Ø200mm or 1x Ø220mm with
1x Ø180mm
• When using small pans the flames should not
spread beyond the base of the pan as this will
reduce the efficiency of the burner.
• Avoid old or misshapen pans as these may
cause instability.
•B
utane gas should not be used when the
ambient temperature is below 5°C.
• The lid must be opened fully prior to using the
hotplate burners.
The burners on this appliance have fixed
aeration and no adjustment is required. The
burners should flame as follows:-
Using the Hotplate Gas Burners
Propane - T
he flames should burn quietly with
a blue/green colour with no sign of
yellow tips.
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1. Ensure gas cylinder/supply is connected and
turned on. In the event of a gas smell turn off
at gas cylinder/mains and contact supplier.
2. Flame supervision: Each burner is
controlled individually and is monitored
by a thermocouple probe. In the event
of the burner flames being accidentally
extinguished, turn off the burner control and
do not attempt to re-ignite the burner for at
least one minute.
3. To light: Push in the control knob and turn
to full rate – see Fig.1. Hold a lighted match
or taper to the burner and push the control
knob in and hold. It is necessary to hold
the knob depressed after the burner has
ignited for approximately 10 - 15 seconds,
to allow the thermocouple probe to reach
temperature, before releasing the knob.
Should the flame go out when the knob is
released, the procedure should be repeated
holding the knob depressed for slightly
longer.
4. For models fitted with Spark Ignition the
procedure is similar except that the burner
can be ignited by depressing the ignition
button, which is located on the fascia. If
the burner has not lit within 15 seconds the
control knob should be released and the
burner left for at least 1 minute before a
further attempt to ignite the burner.
5. For simmering, turn the knob further anticlockwise to the low rate position.
6. To turn off: Turn the control knob until the
line on the control knob is aligned with the
dot on the control panel. Always make sure
the control knob is in the off position when
you have finished using the hotplate burners.
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OPERATION
Using the Electric Hotplate
Ensure the electricity is switched on.
The hotplate control is numbered from 1 to 6.
To turn it on, rotate the knob either clockwise or
anti-clockwise to the required position. Position
1 is the coolest setting.
To turn the hotplate off, rotate the knob until
the line or pointer on the knob lines up with the
zero on the control panel.
The hotplate is a sealed construction and
transfers heat through conduction. For
maximum efficiency a correctly sized pan with a
flat heavy gauge base should be used. Pan size
should be the same or slightly larger (up to 1” /
2.5cm oversize).
Before using your hotplate for the first time, we
recommend that you prime and then season it.
amount of unsalted vegetable oil onto a clean
dry cloth or paper towel, and apply a thin coat
of oil to the hotplate surface. Wipe off any
excess oil, then heat the hotplate on a medium
setting for 1 minute. Occasional seasoning will
help to maintain the Hotplate’s appearance.
WARNING
• Glass lids may shatter when heated. Turn
off the hotplate and allow it to cool before
closing the glass lid.
• Remove all spillage from the surface of the
glass lid before opening.
• The glass lid has the tendency to snap shut
towards the end of lowering.
This is caused by the travel lock action of
the hinges as it is activated.
Make sure all fingers are removed from
appliance when closing the lid.
To prime the Hotplate
IMPORTANT
Switch on the hotplate for a short period,
without a pan, to harden and burn off the
coating.
• Depending on specification, your appliance
may be fitted with a glass lid shut-off system,
which cuts off the power to all hotplate
burners (gas and electric) if the lid is closed.
Use a medium to high setting for 3 – 5 minutes.
A non toxic smoke may occur during this
process. Allow it to cool, then season.
To season the Hotplate
First heat the hotplate for 30 seconds on a
medium setting, then switch off. Pour a minimal
• Ensure the glass lid is in the open and upright
position before turning on the hotplate
burners.
• Not all models are fitted with the shut-off
system.
OPERATION
WARNING
• The grill area can get hot when the oven is
in use, even if the grill is switched off.
• Care should be taken when removing pans
from the grill, i.e. use of oven gloves, and
by making use of the removal grill pan
handle.
IMPORTANT
• The grill pan supplied is multi functional, for
use in grill or oven.
• The handle design allows removal or insertion
whilst the pan is in use.
• Always remove the handle when the pan is
in use.
• The grill MUST only be used with the door
open.
Using the Grill
1. Ensure gas cylinder/supply is connected and
turned on. In the event of a gas smell turn off
at gas cylinder/mains and contact supplier.
2. To light: Open door, push in the control
knob and turn to full rate – see Fig 1. Hold
a lighted match or taper to the burner and
push the control knob in and hold. The
burner should ignite and the control knob
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should be held in for 10 -15 seconds before
release.
If the burner goes out, repeat procedure
holding control knob for slightly longer.
3. For models fitted with Spark Ignition the
procedure is similar except that the burner
can be ignited by depressing the ignition
button, which is located on the fascia.
Ignition must be carried out with the door
open, and if the burner has not lit within 15
seconds the control knob should be released
and the grill left for at least 1 minute before a
further attempt to ignite the burner.
4. Note: the grill must only be used with the
door open.
5. On first use of the grill, it should be heated
for about 20 minutes to eliminate any
residual factory lubricants that might impart
unpleasant smells to the food being cooked.
A non-toxic smoke may occur when using for
the first time so open any windows and turn
on mechanical ventilators to help remove the
smoke.
6. Although the grill does heat up quickly, a few
minutes preheat is recommended.
7. Flame Failure Device (FFD): the grill burner
is fitted with a flame sensing probe, which
will automatically cut off the gas supply
in the event of the flame going out. In the
event of the burner flames being accidentally
extinguished, turn off the burner control and
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do not attempt to re-ignite the burner for at
least one minute.
8. It is normal for the flames on this burner to
develop yellow tips as it heats up.
9. A reversible grill pan trivet enables the
correct grilling height to be achieved.
Fast Toasting
trivet in high position
Grilling Sausages
trivet in high position
Grilling Steak/Bacon
trivet in high position
Grilling Chops, etc
trivet in low position
Slow Grilling
trivet removed
10. To turn off: turn the control knob until the
line on the control knob is aligned with the
dot on the control panel. Always make sure
the control knob is in the off position when
you have finished grilling.
Operation
IMPORTANT
• The appliance is fitted with a cooling system.
The cooling fans should automatically switch
on a couple of minutes after the grill and/or
oven is turned on, and will remain on even
after the appliance has been switched off.
• The fans should automatically switch off a
few minutes after the appliance has been
switched off, when the front of the appliance
has cooled sufficiently.
• A constant 12V supply is necessary at all
times to ensure the cooling system operates
correctly.
Using the Oven
1. Ensure gas cylinder/supply is connected and
turned on. In the event of a gas smell turn off
at gas cylinder/mains and contact supplier.
2. To light: Open door, push in the control knob
and turn to full rate (240°C). Hold a lighted
match or taper to the burner and push the
control knob in and hold. The burner should
ignite and the control knob should be held in
for 10 -15 seconds before release.
If the burner goes out, repeat procedure
holding control knob for slightly longer.
3. For models fitted with Spark Ignition the
procedure is similar except that the burner
can be ignited by depressing the ignition
button, which is located on the fascia.
Ignition must be carried out with the door
open, and if the burner has not lit within 15
seconds the control knob should be released
and the oven left for at least 1 minute before
a further attempt to ignite the burner.
4. Place the oven shelf in the required position
and close the door. Set control knob to
approximately 200°C and heat the oven
for about 30 minutes to eliminate any
residual factory lubricants that might impart
unpleasant smells to the meals being
cooked. A non-toxic smoke may occur when
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using for the first time so open any windows
and turn on mechanical ventilators to help
remove the smoke.
5. Although the oven does heat up quickly, it
is recommended that a 10 minute preheat
be allowed. The oven should be up to full
temperature in about 15-20mins.
6. To turn off: turn the control knob until the line
on the control knob is aligned with the dot on
the control panel.
7. Shelf: the shelf has been designed to allow
good circulation at the rear of the oven and is
also fitted with a raised bar to prevent trays
or dishes making contact with the back of
the oven. To remove a shelf, pull forward until
it stops, raise at front and remove.
IMPORTANT
The pans and trays supplied with this appliance
are the maximum sizes recommended for
use. Larger pans and trays may restrict good
circulation of heat, increasing cooking times.
Oven Temperature Control
The temperature in the oven is controlled by
a thermostatic gas tap and is variable over
the range 130°C to 240°C. Approximate
temperatures for the settings on the control
knob are shown in the table below. The
temperatures indicated refer to the centre of the
oven and at any particular setting the oven
will be hotter at the top and cooler towards the
base.
The variation between top and centre, and
centre to bottom is approximately equivalent to
one gas mark. Good use can be made of the
temperature variation in several dishes requiring
different temperatures may be cooked at the
same time. In this way maximum benefit can be
obtained from the gas used to heat the oven.
Care should be taken not to overload the oven,
adequate spacing being used to allow free
circulation for heat.
OPERATION
Cooking Guidelines
Best results will be obtained by the shelf
positions in this guide. It is not necessary to
preheat the oven but advisable for a range of
dishes. The oven is capable of full temperature
in 15-20 minutes.
Most cookery books give details of the shelf
positions and gas mark settings for each
recipe. If in doubt about a recipe you intend
to use, study the recipe carefully then find
a similar dish in our guide and use our shelf
position and gas mark setting recommendation.
Shelf positions are from the top down. When
roasting with aluminium foil care must be taken
that the foil does not impair circulation or block
the oven flue outlet.
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Gas
Mark
Temperature
Dish
Temp
(°C)
Shelf
Position
Scones
220°C
2
(Centre - Shelf Pos. 2)
¼-½
265-275ºF
130-135ºC
1
285
140
Very cool
Meringues
Cool
Steward fruit
Cooking Time
8-15 mins
Small cakes
195°C
2
15-25 mins
Victoria
sandwich
180°C
2
20-30 mins
2
300
150
Cool
Rich fruit cake
3
330
165
Warm
Baked custard
4
335
180
Moderate
Victoria sandwich
Very rich fruit
cake
150°C
2
Approx. 60 mins per 500g
5
385
195
Fairly hot
Whisked sponges
Puff pastry
230°C
2
15-30 mins
6
410
210
Hot
Short crust pastry
Flaky pastry
220°C
2
15-30 mins
7
430
220
Hot
Bread, scones
210°C
2
15-55 mins
8
445
230
Very hot
Puff pastry
Shortcrust
pastry
9
465
240
Very hot
Quick browning
Shortbread
fingers
165°C
2
25-30 mins
Ginger nuts
195°C
2
12-16 mins
IMPORTANT
Rice pudding
150°C
3
100-120 mins
Always ensure food is properly cooked prior to serving.
Baked
custard
165°C
3
50-60 mins
Fruit crumble
195°C
3
30-40 mins
Beef
165°C
220°C
3
25mins per 500g plus 25mins
15mins per 500g plus 20mins
Pork
165°C
220°C
3
30mins per 500g plus 35mins
25mins per 500g plus 25mins
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Do’s And Don’ts
Leaks
DO read the user instructions carefully before
using the appliance for the first time.
If a smell of gas becomes apparent, the supply
should be turned off at the cylinder
DO allow the oven to heat before using for
the first time, in order to expel any smells
before the introduction of food.
IMMEDIATELY. Extinguish naked lights
including cigarettes and pipes. Do not operate
electrical switches. Open all doors and
windows to disperse any gas escape. LPG
gas is heavier than air; any escaping gas will
therefore collect at a low level. The strong
unpleasant smell of gas will enable the general
area of the leak to be detected. Check that
the gas is not escaping from an unlighted
appliance. Never check for leaks with a naked
flame, leak investigation should be carried out
using a leak detector spray.
DO clean the appliance regularly.
DO remove spills as soon as they occur.
DO always use oven gloves when removing
food shelves and trays from the oven.
DO check that controls are in the off position
when finished.
DO NOT a
llow children near the cooker when in
use. Turn pan handles away from the
front so that they cannot be caught
accidentally.
DO NOT a
llow fats or oils to build up in the
oven trays or base.
DO NOT u
se abrasive cleaners or powders
that will scratch the surfaces of the
appliance.
DO NOT u
nder any circumstances use the
oven as a space heater.
DO NOT p
ut heavy objects onto open grill and
oven doors.
the manufacturer should be used on this
appliance.
• If the supply cord is damaged, it must only
be replaced by the manufacturer or his
representative in order to avoid a hazard.
This appliance needs little maintenance other
than cleaning. All parts should be cleaned
using warm soapy water. Do not use abrasive
cleaners, steel wool or cleansing powders.
When cleaning the burner ring it is essential to
ensure that the holes do not become blocked.
The control knobs are a push fit and can be
removed for cleaning. They are interchangeable
without affecting the sense of operation.
MAINTENANCE & SERVICING
IMPORTANT
• Shut off gas supply at isolating valve, switch
off electric supply and ensure all parts are
cool before cleaning or servicing
• All servicing must be carried out by an
approved competent person.
• After each service the appliance must be
checked for gas soundness
• This appliance must not be modified or
adjusted unless authorized and carried out
by the manufacturer or his representative.
No parts other than those supplied by
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SpinFlo Cooker 3 Burner
IMPORTANT: Before using the appliances
for the first time, remove all accessories and
packing in the grill and oven, including any
surface protection film, i.e. plastic coating.
Clean all interior surfaces with hot soapy water
to remove any residual protective covering of
oil and rinse carefully.
WARNING
• ACCESSIBLE PARTS MAY BE HOT WHEN
THE GRILL IS USED, YOUNG CHILDREN
SHOULD BE KEPT AWAY.
• WHEN COOKING ALWAYS ENSURE
YOUNG CHILDREN ARE KEPT AWAY.
Ensure the gas cylinder is turned on. In the
event of a gas smell, turn off at the cylinder and
contact supplier. The burners on this appliance
have fixed aeration and no adjustment is
required. Depending on the gas being used, the
burners should flame as follows:
PROPANE - The flames should burn quietly
with a blue/green colour with no sign of yellow
tips.
BUTANE - Normally on initial lighting, as small
amount of yellow tipping will occur and then
slightly increases as the burner heats up.
IMPORTANT: The control tap on this appliance
operates both the grill and oven burners.
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To ensure safe operation it is not possible to
operate both burners at the same time.
5. For simmering, turn the knob further anticlockwise to the low rate position.
Using the hob burners
6. To turn off: Turn the control know until the
line on the control knob is aligned with the
dot on the control panel. Always make sure
the control knob is in the off position when
you have finished using the hotplate burners.
1. Ensure gas cylinder/supply is connected and
turned on. In the event of a gas smell turn off
at gas cylinder/mains and contact supplier
2. Flame supervision: Each burner is
controlled individually and is monitored
by a thermocouple probe. In the event
of the burner flames being accidentally
extinguished, turn off the burner control and
do not attempt to re-ignite the burner for at
least one minute.
3. To light: Push in the control knob and turn
to full rate - see Fig.2. Hold a lighted match
or taper to the burner and push the control
knob in and hold. It is necessary to hold the
knob depressed after the burner has ignited
or approximately 10-15 seconds, to allow the
thermocouple probe to reach temperature,
before releasing the knob. Should the flame
go out when the knob is released, the
procedure should be repeated holding the
knob depressed for slightly longer.
4. For models fitted with spark ignition the
procedure is similar except that the burner
can be ignited by depressing the ignition
button, which is located on the fascia. If
the burner has not lit within 15 seconds the
control knob should be released and the
burner left for at least 1 minute before a
further attempt to ignite the burner.
IMPORTANT: The two in line hob burners on
this appliance will support pans from 10cm to
20cm. The single hob burner will support pans
from 10cm to 22cm.
WARNING
• GLASS LIDS MAY SHATTER WHEN
HEATED. TURN OFF THE HOTPLATE AND
ALLOW IT TO COOL BEFORE CLOSING
THE GLASS LID.
• REMOVE ALL SPILLAGE FROM THE
SURFACE OF THE GLASS LID BEFORE
OPENING.
Using the grill
IMPORTANT
• THE GRILL MUST ONLY BE USED WITH
THE DOOR OPEN.
• THE HEAT DEFLECTOR BELOW THE
FASCIA SHOULD BE PULLED OUT PRIOR
TO LIGHTING THE GRILL. NEVER ADJUST
THE HEAT DEFLECTOR POSITION
WITHOUT USING HAND PROTECTION I.E.
OVEN GLOVES.
Equipment details
1. Ensure gas cylinder/supply is connected and
turned on. In the event of a gas smell turn off
at gas cylinder/mains and contact supplier.
2. To light: Open door, push in the control knob
and turn to full rate - see Fig 2. Hold alighted
match or taper to the burner and push the
control knob in and hold. The burner should
ignite and the control knob should be held
in for 10-15 seconds before release. If the
burner goes out, repeat procedure holding
control knob for slightly longer.
6. Flame Failure Device (FFD): The grill burner
is fitted with a flame sensing probe, which
will automatically cut off the gas supply
in the event of the flame going out. In the
event of the burner flames accidentally being
extinguished, turn off the burner control and
do not attempt to re-ignite the burner for at
least one minute.
7. It is normal for the flames on this burner to
develop yellow tips as it heats up, particularly
on Butane.
3. For models fitted with spark ignition the
procedure is similar except that the burner
can be ignited by depressing the ignition
button, which is located on the fascia.
Ignition must be carried out with the door
open, and if the burner has not lit within 15
seconds the control knob should be released
and the grill left for at least 1 minute before a
further attempt to ignite the burner.
8. A reversible grill pan trivet enables the
correct grilling height to be achieved.
4. On first use of the grill, it should be heated
for about 20 minutes to eliminate any
residual factory lubricants that might impart
unpleasant smells to the food being cooked.
An non-toxic smoke may occur when using
for the first time so open any windows
and turn on mechanical ventilators to help
remove the smoke.
9. To turn off: Turn the control knob until the line
on the control knob is aligned with the dot
on the control panel. Always make sure the
control knob is in the off position when you
have finished grilling.
5. Although the grill does heat up quickly, it is
recommended that a few minutes preheat be
allowed.
Fast toasting - trivet in high position
Grilling sausages - trivet in high position
Grilling steak/bacon - trivet in high position
Grilling chops, etc. - trivet in low position
Slow grilling - trivet removed
IMPORTANT
• The pan supplied with the appliance is multi
functional, for use either whilst grilling or
when using the oven.
• The handle design allows removal or
insertion whilst the pan is in use.
Using the oven
1. Ensure gas cylinder/supply is connected and
turned on. In the event of a gas smell turn off
at gas cylinder/mains and contact supplier.
2. To light: Open door, push in the control knob
and turn to gas mark 9. Hold a lighted match
or taper to the burner and push the control
knob in and hold. The burner should ignite
and the control knob should be held in for
10-15 seconds before release. If the burner
goes out, repeat the process holding control
knob for slightly longer.
3. For models fitted with spark ignition the
procedure is similar except that the burner
can be ignited by depressing the ignition
button, which is located on the fascia.
Ignition must be carried out with the door
open, and if the burner has not lit within 15
seconds the control knob should be released
and the oven left for at least one minute
before a further attempt to ignite the burner.
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4. Place the oven shelf in the required position
and close the door. Set control knob to
approximately gas mark 5 and heat the
oven for about 30 minutes to eliminate
any residual factory lubricants that might
impart unpleasant smells to the meals being
cooked. A non-toxic smoke may occur when
using for the first time so open any windows
and turn on mechanical ventilators to help
remove the smoke.
5. Although the oven does heat up quickly, it
is recommended that a 10 minute pre-heat
should be allowed. The oven should be up to
full temperature in about 15-20 minutes.
6. To turn off: Turn the control knob until the line
on the control knob is aligned with the dot on
the control panel.
7. Shelf: The shelf has been designed to allow
good circulation at the rear of the oven and
are also fitted with a raised bar to prevent
trays or dishes making contact with the back
of the oven. To remove a shelf, pull forward
until it stops, raise at front and remove.
will be hotter at the top and cooler towards the
base.
DON’T allow fats or oils to build up in the oven
tray or base.
The variation between top and centre, and
centre to bottom is approximately equivalent to
one gas mark. Good use can be made of the
temperature variation in several dishes requiring
different temperatures may be cooked at the
same time. In this way maximum benefit can be
obtained from the gas used to heat the oven.
Care should be taken not to overload the oven,
adequate spacing being used to allow free
circulation for heat.
DON’T use abrasive cleaners or powders that
will scratch the surfaces of the appliance.
Cooking guidelines
See user instructions.
Do’s and Don’ts
DO read the user instructions carefully before
using the appliance for the first time.
DO allow the oven to heat before using for the
first time, in order to expel any smells before
the introduction of food.
DO clean the appliance regularly.
Oven temperature control
DO remove spills as soon as they occur.
The temperature in the oven is controlled by
a thermostatic gas tap and is variable over
the range 130ºC to 240ºC. Approximate
temperatures for the settings on the control
knob are shown in the table below. The
temperatures indicated refer to the centre of
the oven and at any particular setting the oven
DO always use oven gloves when removing
food shelves and trays from the oven.
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DO check that controls are in the off position.
DON’T allow children near the cooker when in
use. Turn pan handles away from the front so
that they cannot be caught accidentally.
DON’T under any circumstances use the oven
as a space heater.
DON’T put heavy objects onto open grill and
oven doors.
Leaks
If a smell of gas becomes apparent, the
supply should be turned off at the cylinder
IMMEDIATELY. Extinguish naked lights
including cigarettes and pipes. Do not operate
electrical switches. Open all doors and
windows to disperse any gas escape. Butane/
Propane gas is heavier than air; any escaping
gas will therefore collect at low level. The
strong unpleasant smell of gas will enable the
general area of the leak to be detected. Check
that the gas is not escaping from an unlighted
appliance. Never check for leaks with a naked
flame, leak investigation should be carried out
using a leak detector spray.
Equipment details
Extractor hood 524
1
2
3
1 Operating panel
2 Light
3 Filter holder with grease filter
Replacing the lamps
Replacing the grease filter
Lamp type: max. 10W /12V halogen with
UVStop
To replace the filter, proceed according to
figures 8 & 9.
Always switch off the lights before replacing the
lamps! The lamps get very hot during operation.
There is a risk of being burnt. Wait until the
lamp has cooled down.
Flip the front part of the grease filter downwards.
There is a risk of injury if the lamp is broken.
You can now exchange the filter. Fix the new
filter in place with the filter holder. Finally,
reinstall the filter unit in the reverse order.
Remove the remainder of the lamp using
suitable tools only.
Pull it out towards you.
Remove the filter holder
Replacing or cleaning the grease filter
DOMETIC CK 155 COOKER HOOD
The extractor hood 524 serves to extract
water vapour from cooking areas in caravans
or campers. The integrated halogen lamps (2)
serve to illuminate the work surface.
Flip the front part of the grease filter downwards.
The fan filter
Pull it out towards you.
The fan and the lighting (2) can be switched
independently via the operating panel (1). At
the same time. The integrated grease filter (3)
prevents the extraction system from being
contaminated from inside.
You can now exchange the filter. Fix the new
filter in place with the filter holder. Finally,
reinstall the filter unit in the reverse order.
The fan filter that absorbs grease in cooking
fumes requires cleaning now and then, how
often depends on how much the cooker is used
and for how much the fan is in operation.
Safety information, always refer to
the user instructions provided with
your motorhome
Remove the filter holder
Always switch off the fan motor before
replacing the grease filter! There is a risk of
injury when reaching inside the running fan.
Do not wait until the suction power of the fan
begins to decrease noticeably.
Cleaning can easily be carried out with hot
water to which some synthetic detergent has
been added.
Technical data
Motor power 30 W
Voltage 12 V
Capacity 125 m3/h
Light 2 x 10W, 12V GU4
Spare part number for fuse: 385 80 65-01.
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MICROWAVE OVEN GENERAL
USER INSTRUCTIONS
ALWAYS REFER TO THE MICROWAVE
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS SUPPLIED WITH
THE VEHICLE
PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE
EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE
ENERGY
a.Do not attempt to operate this oven with
the door open since open door operation
can result in harmful exposure to microwave
energy. It is important not to defeat or
tamper with the safety interlocks.
b.Do not place any objects between the oven
front face of the door or allow soil or cleaner
residue to accumulate on sealing surfaces.
c. W
ARNING if the door or door seals are
damaged, the oven must not be operated
until it has been repaired by a competent
person (1) door broken (2) hinges and
latches (broken or loosened), (3) door seals
and sealing surfaces.
d. WARNING it is hazardous for anyone other
than a competent person to carry out a
service or repair operation.
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e. WARNING liquids or other foods must not
be heated in sealed containers since they
are liable to explode.
f. WARNING only allow children to use the
oven without supervision when adequate
instruction has been given so that the child
is able to use the oven in a safe way and
understands the hazards of improper use.
g. WARNING when the appliance is operated
in the combination mode, children should
only use the oven under adult supervision
due to the temperature generated. (if
provided)
IMPORTANT SAFETY GUIDANCE
WARNING: -To prevent fire, burns, electric
shock and other warnings:
Listed below are, as with all appliances,
certain rules to follow and safeguards to
assure high performance from this oven:
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS
1.Do not use the oven for any reason other
than food preparation, such as for drying
clothes, paper, or any other non food items
or for sterilizing purposes.
2.Do not use the oven when empty, this could
damage the oven.
3.Do not use the oven cavity for any type
of storage, such as papers, cookbook,
cookware etc.
4Do not operate the oven without the glass
tray in place. Be sure it is sitting properly on
the rotating base.
5.Make sure you remove caps or lids prior
to cooking when you cook food sealed in
bottles.
6.Do not put foreign material between the
oven surface and door. It could result in
excessive leakage of microwave energy.
7.Do not use recycled paper products for
cooking. They may contain impurities which
could cause sparks and/or fires when used
during cooking.
8.Do not pop popcorn unless popped in a
microwave approved popcorn popper or
unless it’s commercially packaged and
recommended especially for microwave
ovens. Microwave popped corn produces
a lower yield than conventional popping;
there will be a number of unpopped kernels.
Do not use oil unless specified by the
manufacturer.
Equipment details
9.Do not cook any food surrounded by a
membrane, such as egg yolks, potatoes,
chicken livers, etc., without first piercing
them several times with a fork.
15.Eggs in their shell and whole hard-boiled
eggs should not be heated in microwave
ovens since they may explode, even after
microwave heating has ended.
10.Do not pop popcorn longer than the
manufacturer’s directions. (popping time is
generally below 3minutes). Longer cooking
does not yield more popped corn it can
cause scorching and fire. Also, the cooking
tray can become too hot to handle or may
break.
16.Keep the waveguide cover clean at all times.
Wipe the oven interior with a soft damp
cloth after each use. If you leave grease or
fat anywhere in the cavity it may overheat,
smoke or even catch fire when next using
the oven.
11.If smoke is observed, switch off or unplug
the appliance and keep the door closed in
order to stifle any flames.
12.When heating food in plastic or paper
containers, keep an eye on the oven due lo
the possibility of ignition.
13.The contents of feeding bottles and baby
food jars shall be stirred or shaken and the
temperature checked before consumption,
in .order lo avoid burns.
14.Always test the temperature of food or drink
which has been healed in a microwave oven
before you give it to somebody, especially to
children or elderly people. This is important
because things which have been heated in
a microwave oven carry on getting hotter
even though the microwave oven cooking
has stopped.
17.Never heat oil or fat for deep frying as you
cannot control the temperature and doing
so may lead to overheating and fire.
18.Liquids, such as water, coffee, or tea are
able to be overheated beyond the boiling
point without appearing lo be boiling due
to surface tension of the Iiquid. Visible
bubbling or boiling when the container is
removed from the microwave oven is not
always present. THIS COULD RESULT IN
VERY HOT LIQUID SUDDENLY BOILING
OVER WHEN A SPOON OR OTHER
UTENSIL IS INSERTED INTO THE LIQUID.
To reduce the risk of Injury to persons:
a.Do not overheat the liquid.
b.Stir the Iiquid both before and halfway
through heating it.
c.Do not use straight-sided containers with
narrow necks.
d.After heating, allow the container to stand in
the microwave oven for a short time before
removing the container
e.Use extreme care when inserting a spoon or
other utensil into the container.
CARE OF THE MICROWAVE
1. Turn the oven off before cleaning
2.Keep the inside of the oven clean. When
food spatters or spilled liquids adhere to
oven walls, wipe with a damp cloth. Mild
detergent may be used if the oven gets
very dirty. The use of harsh detergent or
abrasives is not recommended.
3.The outside oven surface should be cleaned
with soap and water, rinsed and dried
with a soft cloth. To prevent damage to
the operating parts inside the oven, water
should not be allowed to seep into the
ventilation openings.
4.If the central panel becomes wet, clean
with a soft dry cloth. Do not use harsh
detergents or abrasives on Control Panel.
5.If steam accumulates inside or around
the outside of the oven door, wipe with
a soft cloth. This may occur when the
microwave oven is operated under high
humidity conditions and in no way indicates
malfunction of the unit.
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6.It is occasionally necessary to remove the
glass tray for cleaning. Wash the tray in
warm sudsy water or in a dishwasher.
7.The roller guide and oven cavity floor should
be cleaned regular/y to avoid excessive
noise. Simply wipe the bottom surface
of the oven with mild detergent water or
window cleaner and dry. The roller guide
may be washed in mild sudsy water.
8.The oven should be cleaned regularly and
any food deposits removed;
9.Failure to maintain the oven in a clean
condition could lead to deterioration of the
surface that could adversely affect the life
of the appliance and possibly result in a
hazardous situation.
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Equipment details
Thetford Cassette Toilet
C-200 CW and C-200S (Manual) and
C-200CWE & C-200CS (Electric)
06
04a
16
04
C-200 S/CS: models that are connected to
the vehicle’s water tank.
C-200 CW/CWE: models that have their own
flush-water tank
Features
1. Removable seat and cover.
2. Rotatable bowl.
3.Valve blade handle: opens and closes
valve blade.
4.Flush-handle activates the flush by lifting
and pushing down the handle.
4aC-200 CWE & CS. Flush button:
activates flush.
5.Power-supply for the waste-level indicator:
two batteries, type: Penlite 1,5V AA alkaline.
6.Waste-level indicator: indicates when
holding tank requires emptying.
7.Rotating pour out spout: makes emptying
holding tank easy and convenient.
8. Upper carrying handle
9. Automatic holding tank vent: vents the
holding tank when the tank is inserted
in the toilet. This prevents under- or
overpressure in the holding tank.
10. Valve blade opener.
11. Sliding cover: closes automatically when
holding tank is taken out. Guarantees
optimal hygiene.
12. Valve-blade
13. Vent button: vents the holding tank to avoid
splashing while emptying.
14. Hand grip
15. Access door
16. Waterfill door
C-200 CWE only
C-200 CW only
C-200 CW only
1
2
15
5
8 7 9 14 12
3
13
11
14
10
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Equipment details
Cassette C-200 CW and C-200 CWE &
C-200CS
The toilet section of the C-200 includes a
rotatable bowl, removable seat and cover,
a console with a flush handle/flush buttons,
a built in flush-watertank and a waste level
warning indicator. The valve blade handle is
located underneath the bowl.
1
5
9
11a
2
6
9a
12
3
7
10
13
4
8
11
14
Preparing for Use
1.Open access door pull retaining clip
upwards (fig. 1).
2.Remove holding tank by pulling straight out.
When holding tank hits the stop, tilt front
end downwards slightly and remove (fig. 2).
3.Position tank vertically and swivel pour out
spout upwards (fig. 3).
4.Remove the cap of the pour out spout. Add
required quantity of toilet fluid through pourout spout then add approx. 2 litres of water
through the spout to cover holding tank
bottom. Replace cap and return pour out
spout to its original stored position (fig. 4).
Note: Warmer weather or longer intervals
between emptying the waste tank may require
additional toilet fluid. Use only Thetford toilet
fluid to achieve the best results.
Caution: Never add toilet fluid directly into
toilet bowl.
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5.Slide the holding tank into position through
access door (fig. 5).
6.Make sure the holding tank is secured by
the retaining clip. (fig. 6).
7.Open the waterfill door and add 50 ml of
Aqua Rinse. Aqua Rinse results in a better
flush and improves the hygiene of the
toilet. Then fill the watertank with fresh
water using a jerrycan or a hose. Tank
capacity is 7 litres (fig. 7).
Operation
8.Turn the bowl in the most comfortable
position (fig. 8).
9.C-200 CW only: Before using the toilet it is
recommended to flush some water into the
bowl by lifting and pressing down the flush
handle (fig. 9).
9a.C-200 CWE & CS only: Before using the
toilet it is recommended to flush some
water into the bowl by pressing and
releasing the flush button (fig. 9a).
10.The toilet may be used with the blade open
or closed. Pull valve handle towards you to
open (fig. 10).
11.C-200 CW only: After use, open valve
blade (if still closed) and flush, lift the flush
handle and press it down (fig. 11). After
flushing, close the blade by turning the
blade handle.
11a.C-200 CWE & CS only: After use, open
valve blade (if still closed) and flush, press
the flush button (fig. 11a).
After flushing, close the blade by turning the
blade handle.
The waste holding tank is located underneath
the toilet and is removed for emptying from
the outside of the vehicle through an access
door. A rotating pour out spout, automatic
holding tank vent, air release valve, valve
blade, carrying handles and hand grip are
incorporated in the waste holding tank. A
sliding cover guarantees optimal hygiene.
disposal point. Place the holding tank in
vertical position and rotate pour out spout
upwards (fig. 13).
14.Remove the spout cap. Grasp unit by
upper carrying handle nearest to pour
out spout. Place other hand on upper
rear hand grip so that vent button can be
depressed with the thumb while emptying.
This ensures a smooth outflow of the tank
contents. (fig. 14).
Note: Only depress the vent button when
pour out spout is pointed downwards.
Rinse the holding tank with clean water. For
preparing for use again, see steps 1 to 7.
Emptying the Holding Tank
Cleaning and maintenance
The holding tank capacity is approx. 17 litres
and the tank should be emptied when the
waste-level indicator lights up. The wastelevel indicator lights up when the holding tank
contains more than 15 litres of waste.
The lipseal and the seal of the automatic vent
are made of rubber and therefore these parts
need regular maintenance (depending on
frequency of use, once or twice a month).
CAUTION: Do not allow the holding tank
to become overfilled. See trouble shooting
section for emergency emptying procedure.
12.Open access door and remove the holding
tank. The holding tank can only be removed
when the valve blade is closed (fig. 12).
13.Carry the holding tank to a normal
household type toilet or other authorised
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Lipseal: Remove the sliding cover. Open the
valve-blade by turning the blade-opener knob
anticlockwise. Clean the seal with water. Dry
the seal and grease with silicone spray/oil or
vegetable oil.
Seal of automatic vent: Turn the automatic
vent 60° anticlockwise and remove gently.
Clean the seal with water. Dry the seal and
grease with silicone spray/oil or vegetable oil.
To clean the holding tank, empty the tank, and
rinse with clean water. Use a mild soap to clean
toilet bowl, seat and cover, as well as exterior
of toilet unit and holding tank.
NOTE: Do not use strong household detergents
or cleaners that contain chlorine, solvents or
acid contents.
Wintering/storage
The Thetford Cassette C-200 CW/CWE/CS is
easily winterised for storage.
Empty remaining fresh water into the bowl by
activating the flush handle up and down (C-200
CW) or by pressing the flush button (C-200
CWE & CS).
Once pump has been cleared and water flow
has stopped completely, release into waste
tank. Remove waste tank and empty contents
in normal way.
To evacuate any remaining water from the fresh
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water tank, either place a container underneath
the drainplug and remove drainplug or drain
from the tap situated below the skirt panel
(model specific).
When procedure has been completed replace
drainplug and waste holding tank (fig. 15).
Clean the seals and grease them after drying
(see cleaning and maintenance).
Leave the blade of the holding tank open.
Do not replace cap on the pour out spout, to
ventilate the holding tank. (Also grease the seal
of the pour out spout cap.)
Cold weather use
The toilet can be used in cold weather
conditions provided that the toilet is in heated
surroundings. If this is not the case, you can use
a nontoxic antifreeze (propylene glycol) or an
antifreeze such as those used in car radiators.
Add the antifreeze to the water in the tank. Add
the quantity specified in the instructions, paying
due regard to the safety instructions.
High altitude and warm weather use
Pressure may build up in the holding tank if
the tank is not inserted while driving at high
altitudes or in warm weather conditions. The
automatic holding tank vent will vent the tank
when there is over- or under-pressure. High
temperatures may require additional Thetford
toilet fluid.
Thetford warranty
1.The Thetford Cassette is warranted for one
year from the date of purchase, please fill in
and return the warranty card.
2.The warranty covers replacement
of defective or flawed parts and the
inadequate performance of the toilet.
3.In case of a defect apply to an original
dealer or Thetford Service Centre with proof
of purchase.
4.Defects, which in our judgement occurred
from misuse, negligence or accident, are
not covered by the warranty. In addition,
the warranty does not apply if the product
is installed or handled improperly or if
other than the prescribed toilet fluids have
been used or if the product has been
altered in any way or has been repaired by
unqualified persons, or if the serial number
and/or date has been altered or removed.
5.Should the original buyer wish to return to
us parts believed to be defective, the parts
should be sent prepaid. If we find the parts
defective and covered by warranty, they will
be repaired and returned. If warranty does
not apply or has expired, a nominal charge
will be made. Any transport costs are for
the account of the owner.
Equipment details
6.Before returning product or parts they
should be properly cleaned, in order to
carry out inspection and repair.
7.No other warranty is given and no
personal representative is authorised
to make any warranty other than that is
contained herein.
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)
m) Wheels
n) Blade Opener
o) Access Door to Waste Holding Tank
Thetford C250 CWE,C250S and
C250CS cassette toilet
The Thetford Cassette Toilet is a high quality
product. The toilet forms an integral part of your
caravan or motorhome bathroom, thanks to
its functional design which combines modern
styling and ease of use. The C-250 Cassette
Toilet is manufactured from high quality
synthetic materials which makes it a durable,
user and maintenance friendly toilet.
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 caravan or motorhome. The
Thetford Cassette Toilet is the solution to the
sanitary problem in your caravan or motorhome!
These instructions cover the C-250CWE this
has its own flush-water tank.
g)
h)
i)
j)
k)
l)
Rotating Emptying Spout
Automatic Pressure Release Vent
Sliding Cover
Removable Mechanism
Vent Plunger
Pull-Out Handle
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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)
Control panel
Preparing for use (standard)
1.Open the access door on the outside of
your caravan or motorhome
2.Remove the Waste Holding Tank by pulling
the safety catch (which holds the tank in
place) upwards.
3.Pull the Waste Holding Tank outward to the
stop. Tip it slightly and take the tank fully out.
4.Place the tank upright and turn the rotating
emptying spout upwards. The emptying
spout ensures that the tank can be easily
and hygienically emptied.
5.Remove the cap, with the measuring
cup inside, from the emptying spout and
pour the correct dosage of Thetford toilet
fluid (see product label) into the holding
tank. This avoids unpleasant smells and
keeps the inside of the tank clean. Next
add approximately 2 litres of water enough to ensure that the bottom of the
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Waste Holding Tank is covered. For more
information on Thetford toilet fluids, see last
page of the Thetford user manual. Screw
the cap back onto the emptying spout and
turn back to its original position.
Note. The Emptying Spout Measuring Cap
is supplied in the same packaging as the
Thetford user manual.
Warning! Never add toilet fluid directly via
the blade or the toilet bowl as this could
damage the lip seal of the Waste Holding
Tank. Always pour the fluids via the
emptying spout.
6.Slide the Waste Holding Tank back into its
original position via the access door. Make
sure that it is secured with the safety catch.
Close the access door and lock it. Your
Thetford toilet is now ready to use.
Warning! Never use force if you cannot
get the tank back into place easily. This
may cause serious damage. If blockage
occurs, always check if the blade handle
is in the correct (closed) position.
7.For toilets with own Flush-Water Tank:
Open the water filling door and fill the flushwater tank with the correct dosage of Aqua
Rinse. This Thetford toilet fluid keeps the
flush water fresh and improves the flushing.
Next, fill up the flush-water tank with clean
water (approximately 8 litres) using a jerry
can or hose. Your toilet is now ready to use.
Preparing for use with optional features
8.Automatic Ventilator: Open the access door
on the outside of your caravan and remove
the Waste Holding Tank (as described above).
9.Remove the filter housing cover and if
no filter is present, place a new filter into
the filter housing. Peel off the sticker lids
on the filter. Place back the cover of the
filterhousing.
Using the toilet (standard)
10.Turn the bowl to the desired position with
the lid closed and using both hands.
11.To activate the control panel, press the
flush-button once. The control panel
display will stay activated for approximately
5 minutes. Run some water into the bowl
by pressing the flush button again briefly.
12.The toilet may be used with the blade
open or closed. To open the blade, slide
the blade handle under the toilet bowl
sideways. After use, open the blade (if still
closed) and flush the toilet by pressing
the flush button for several seconds (if
necessary re-activate the control panel).
Close the blade after use.
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Important Warning Notice! If your toilet
has its own flush-water tank, please make
sure that you do not travel with a flushwater tank that is too full. Do not travel
with water in the toilet bowl. Failure to
adhere to this notice may result in water
damage to your caravan or motor home.
Using the toilet with optional features
13.Electric Blade: Push the electric blade
button on the control display to electrically
open or close the blade. In the case of
failure, you can manually open or close the
blade by sliding the small handle under the
toilet bowl sideways.
14.Automatic Ventilator: The ventilator
automatically starts when the control panel is
activated (by pressing the flush button) and
will automatically shut off after approximately
5 minutes. The Automatic Ventilator Indicator
will flash until automatic shut-off occurs. If
you want to stop the ventilator, press the
Automatic Ventilator button. If you want to
re-start the ventilator, press the button again
(the LED will start flashing again).
15.Flush Water Tank Level Indicator (only for
toilets with own flush-water tank): When
the Flush Water Tank Level Indicator lights
up, refill the flush-water tank, as only about
1.5 litres of water is left in the tank, which is
sufficient for approximately 2 flushes.
Emptying
The Waste Holding Tank has a capacity of 18
litres and requires emptying when the red light
(LED) on the toilet control display lights up, when
the Waste Holding Tank only has capacity for
approximately 2 more litres, which is no more
than two to three further uses. Make sure that
the blade is closed. Open the access door
located outside the vehicle, pull the safety catch
upwards and remove the Waste Holding Tank.
16.Place the Waste Holding Tank in an upright
position (Pull-Out Handle at the top, Wheels
at the bottom). Slide the handle sideways to the front of the tank - until it snaps out of
its locked position.
17.Pull the handle up and wheel the Waste
Holding Tank to an authorised waste
disposal point.
18.Push the handle back into its locked position.
Turn the emptying spout upwards and
remove the cap from the spout. Hold the
Waste Holding Tank in such a way that during
emptying you can operate the vent plunger
with your thumb. To empty the tank without
splashing, depress the vent plunger while
emptying the tank. After emptying, rinse the
tank and blade thoroughly with water.
Warning! Do not seriously shake the tank
or use high pressure water cleaners. This
may cause damage to the tank’s interior.
Note. The vent plunger should only be
depressed once the emptying spout is
pointing downwards. Prepare the toilet
for re-use if required. Slide the Waste
Holding Tank into the toilet and close
the access door.
Emptying with optional features
19.Waste Holding Tank Multi-Level Indicator:
The lower lamp indicates that the Waste
Holding Tank is almost empty; the middle
lamp indicates that it is more than half full;
when the upper lamp lights up, the tank
needs emptying as it can only take 2 - 3
further uses.
Note. The Waste Holding Tank Level
Indicator will flash when the holding tank
is not present. In this case the toilet will
not flush.
20.Waste Pump-Out System: When activating
the control panel this feature automatically
lights up. When the Waste Holding Tank
Level Indicator illuminates, press the Waste
Pump-Out button to 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.
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If the vehicle’s waste tank is full, the Waste
Pump-Out light will flash rapidly and no pumpout will be possible until the central tank is
emptied. (Check the level of the vehicle’s waste
tank on the vehicle’s central console). After the
Waste Holding Tank has been emptied, there
will be approximately 1.5 litres of waste left in
the tank. This is normal. Add 2 litres of water
and a correct dosage of Thetford toilet fluids to
the Waste Holding Tank.
Important! It is vital that the correct amount
of toilet fluid is added to ensure the proper
breakdown of the waste in the holding tank.
Only use the system when the tank is full.
Using the system too often on an empty
tank can cause damage to the pump, which
could cause the system to fail.
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.
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•Flush the toilet bowl with water and wipe
down the rest of the toilet with a damp cloth.
•Clean seat and lid The seat and lid can
easily be removed: Lift the seat and lid
assembly and pull the round pins (inside
the assembly) outwards from the pin holes.
After cleaning, replace the seat and lid by
positioning the round pins in front of the pin
holes and push the lid and seat downwards.
•To keep your flush water fresh and to prevent
deposits from forming in your toilet bowl,
add a correct dosage of Aqua Rinse in your
flush water tank, if present, on your toilet.
Tip! For a really shining toilet, dry with a soft dry
cloth after cleaning.
Waste holding tank
To keep your Waste Holding Tank fresh and
clean, Thetford has developed a number of
different toilet fluids. Thetford toilet fluids
suppress smells, reduce formation of gas,
promote breakdown of toilet waste and
increase the life span of a mobile toilet. See
page 46 of the Thetford user manual for more
information (=matrix). We advise a thorough
cleaning of the Waste Holding Tank once each
season. Next to using Thetford’s Cassette Tank
Cleaner, the powerful cleaning agent for the
periodical cleaning of the Waste Holding Tank
of your toilet, we suggest the following:
•Remove the removable mechanism from
the Waste Holding Tank by turning it anticlockwise and rinse it under a tap.
•Remove the cover plate from the Automatic
Pressure Release Vent by 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 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 for
any length of time, it is important to treat the
seals with Thetford High Grade Seal Lubricant
after cleaning.
Note. Never use Vaseline or any vegetable
oil except olive oil. These may cause
leakage or malfunction. The lip seal is a
part of the toilet that is subject to wear.
Depending upon the extent and manner of
use, the seals will become less effective
and will need replacing periodically.
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Cleaning and maintenance for optional
Features
•Automatic Ventilation: The filter of the
Automatic Ventilation needs to be renewed
periodically. After approximately 4 full weeks
of use, the filter loses its absorption power.
•Pump-Out Waste System: To ensure
optimal functionality of the Pump-Out
Waste System, periodical maintenance
of the tube and pump is recommended.
After emptying the Waste Holding Tank
completely, fill it with clean water and
empty it again. This will clean the pump
and the hose. Do this once every 3 weeks
when on holiday. This should ensure proper
operation of the system.
Winter operation
You can use your Thetford Cassette Toilet as
normal in cold weather as long as the toilet is
situated in a heated location. If there is a risk of
freezing we advise that the toilet is drained by
following the instructions under ‘Storage’. For
environmental reasons the use of antifreeze, such
as that used in car radiators, is not recommended.
Storage
It is important that you follow the instructions
below if you do not expect to use your Thetford
toilet for a long (winter) period.
flush button until water stops flowing into
the bowl. Close the blade. Open the access
door on the outside of your caravan or
camper and empty the Waste Holding Tank
at an authorised waste dump. Follow the
instructions for cleaning and maintenance.
To allow the Waste Holding Tank to dry, do
not place the cap back on the emptying
spout of the tank.
21.If the toilet has its own flush-water tank,
place a sufficiently large bowl under the
drain tube to catch the remaining water
from the flush-water tank and remove the
drain plug. When no more water exits,
put the drain plug on the drain tube, put
it back in its original position and close
the access door. If the toilet is connected
to the vehicle’s water tank, please follow
your vehicle’s instructions for draining
the central water system. If your toilet is
optionally featured with a Waste PumpOut System, take out the Waste Holding
Tank and completely clean it (see Cleaning
and Maintenance). After cleaning, fill it
with water, put it back and empty it via the
waste pump-out system. Repeat this twice.
Thetford warranty refer to the Thetford
user handbook.
•Activate the Control Panel by pressing the
flush button. Open the blade and press the
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Windows
Komfortrollo blinds (Seitz)
•It is not recommended that blinds and/or
flyscreens are left in the down position for
long periods, or when travelling, as this can
result in fatigue of the spring.
•Clean the cassette, side track and fabrics
with mild detergent and water.
•Lubrication of mechanism or spring is not
required or recommended.
For more detailed information, see
manufacturer’s instructions.
Blinds and Flyscreens
To open, turn knobs anti-clockwise and open
catches. Swivel the window pane open to the
desired position and close knobs clockwise to
lock in the open position.
To close, reverse the operation.
All opening windows have two catch positions.
The first position is for ventilation the second
seals the window from ventilation and rain.
Flyscreen and blinds operate in the same
manner. The flyscreen can only be ‘fully up’
or ‘fully’ down, but the blind also has an
intermediate position.
To operate, pull down by holding the
fingergrip(s), gently ease towards the window to
locate the catches. To retract, pull down easing
away from the window to release the catches
and guide to the required position.
•Only operate by holding the fingergrip(s)
- pulling on one side will cause uneven
running and snagging.
•Do not allow the blind or flyscreen to re-coil
without control.
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Cassette Blind and Flyscreen
Always hold the end rod in the middle. When
closing blinds, slide the end rod of the flyscreen
blind on to the end rod of the sun blind and
engage. To open the blind push the end rods
towards the darkening blind to the edge and
disengage the end rods. Now move the end rod
of the flyscreen back by hand - do not let it recoil.
Tensioning Seitz blinds and flyscreens
Seitz Komfortrollo window blinds/flyscreens are
pre-tensioned, it may also be necessary in the
future to adjust the tension of these. Remove
the left hand top corner cap. Adjust the lower
screw for the blind and the higher screw for
the flyscreen. Care should be taken not to over
tighten the springs.
The spring in the Seitz cassette window blinds/
flyscreens are pre-tensioned. However, it may
be necessary in the future to adjust the tension.
The tensioning screw is positioned on the right
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hand top corner of the cassette. Firstly remove
the plug then adjust by rotating the screw
clockwise. Then replace plug.
The blinds should rewind without stopping or
moving in a sluggish manner.
Operating instructions
for blinds
In order to avoid material fatigue, do not leave
the flynet closed for a long time.
Windows/ Roller Blind
Advice
In case of prolonged exposure to the sun roller
blinds should not be completely closed as this
could cause excessive heat concentration at
the top of the window, due to characteristics
of the glazing material the windows could be
adversely affected.
Roller blinds that shade from the bottom
upwards it is necessary to leave a gap of a few
centimetres open at the top, this way the heat
between window and blind can escape. A fly
screen does not cause an obstruction.
Closing: Grab the end bar in the middle and
push the blind and flynet together or singly
(blind - lower end bar) downwards until the
required position is reached.
Opening: Push the end bar of the flynet and /
or of the blind upwards.
Care instructions: Clean the blind only with a
damp sponge. Clean on a regular basis to avoid
dirt particle build up as this can damage the
blind material. Use only water or with mild suds
or a vacuum cleaner.
Roller blinds that shade from the top
downwards must be kept completely open,
or be opened regularly to allow the heat to
escape.
top with the window in its ventilation position.
- For vehicles containing blinds from the top
downwards or with other types of reflective
blinds / curtains, please make sure that these
blinds are also ventilated or not fully closed.
Ensure that all windows and roof vents are
closed when the vehicle travels on the road.
Roof lights
When opening the roof lights, care must be
taken to release the locking mechanism as the
unit is raised.
Roof lights must be fully closed when
driving. Roof lights provide essential fixed
levels of ventilation.
Squeeze handles and lift to open
Keeping the windows in ventilation position
allows heat to escape.
Never fully close a roller blind system when
storing the vehicle or when not in use for longer
periods!
Therefore for optimal window life it is
recommended:- Blinds starting at the bottom of the window a
gap should be provided for ventilation at the
Mini Heki Rooflight
To open depress button and push bar upwards.
The rooflight has two open ventilation positions
and a fully open position.
The blind and flynet operate independently of
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each other and are engaged by connecting to
each other and sliding.
Midi Heki Roof-light
Heki care instructions: Clean the blind only
with a damp sponge. Clean on a regular basis
to avoid dust/ dirt particle build up as this can
damage the blind material. Use only water or
with mild suds or a vacuum cleaner.
In order to avoid material fatigue, do not leave
the flynet closed for a long time.
With operating bar: To open, depress button
and push bar to required position. The rooflight
has two open ventilation positions and a fully
open position.
To close, reverse the operation and then check
if locked into position.
Electric version: To open, push button until
desired position is reached or the electric motor
switches off.
To close, reverse the operation and then check
if locked into position.
Skyview operating
instructions
Safety and care instructions
Before opening the dome please check if
all handles are disengaged and no objects
are in the opening area of the rooflight.
To open, turn the handle anti-clockwise to the
required opening position.
With crank: To open, rotate the crank until a
resistance is noticeable during the operation.
To close, reverse the operation and then check
if locked into position.
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(danger of burglary and water penetration).
Do not open in strong wind, rain or snowfall.
Before opening, remove snow, ice, dirt etc.
from the dome.
Malfunctions must be repaired by an approved
dealer at once. Do not use caustic detergents
(danger of tension cracks in the dome).
Before setting off close the dome and check
the locking mechanism.
To close, turn the handle clockwise until
the dome lies on the seal and a resistance
is noticeable.
Before you start your journey, close the
rooflight by turning the handle to the
closed position
Please make sure that no persons or objects
are in the closing area of the rooflight.
Opening/closing the
blind and fly net
Pull the end rod from the
recessed part and push it
in a position you desire.
You can adjust the
incidence of light with the
second operating bar.
Safety precautions
Repairs should be carried
out only by trained
personnel. Inform an
approved dealer in case
of defects and malfunctions.
Before starting off, check the roof light for
damage in the dome (tension cracks) and the
opening mechanism which could arise owing
to, for example, branches and other natural
causes. Do not step on the screen.
Do not leave the vehicle with the roof light open
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Avoid high speed (maximum speed
recommended is 130 km/h). Do not close the
blind more than 2/3 during the day (danger of
heat build up). Before starting off, Open the blind.
Blind and Flyscreen
7.Do not open in strong wind or rain.
8.Before opening, remove snow, ice, dirt, etc.
from the acrylic dome.
Care instructions
Clean the dome with the Seitz acrylic cleaner.
9.Malfunctions are to be repaired by an
approved dealer at once.
Opaque spots and light scratches on the dome
can be removed with the Seitz Acrylic Polish
and the Seitz Special Polishing cloth.
Use talcum powder regulary (4 times yearly) to
care for the rubber seals.
Clean the blinds only with water and mild soap
suds or a vacuum cleaner.
The guarantee becomes null and void
if the care and safety instructions are
not followed.
10. Do not use caustic detergents (danger of
tension cracks in the acrylic dome).
11.Do not operate whilst the vehicle is moving.
The blind and flyscreen operate Independently
of each other and are engaged by connecting
to each other and sliding.
Safety precautions:
1.Repairs should be carried out only by
trained personnel.
2.Inform an approved dealer in case of
defects and malfunctions.
3.Before starting off, check the rooflight
for damage in the acrylic dome (tension
cracks) and the winding mechanism which
could arise owing to, for example, branches
and other natural causes.
4. Do not step in the acrylic dome.
5.Close the roof light before starting off
(check whether it is locked).
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6.Do not leave the vehicle with the rooflight
open (danger of burglary or from rain).
Care instructions:
-Please clean the acrylic panes with the
Seitz Acrylic Cleaner.
-Stains and light scratches on the acrylic
pane can be removed by using the Seitz
Acrylic Polish and the Seitz special
polishing cloth.
-Use talcum powder (4 times yearly) to care
for the rubber seals
-Clean the blinds only with water and mild
soap suds
-The guarantee becomes null and void if
these instructions are not followed.
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Seat swivel
(Driver/Passenger)
Side lockers
Layouts with an over-cab bed (luton bed),
access may be restricted when the lower bed
(model specific) is fully extended at night time.
Furniture doors
During normal travelling, vehicle vibration
and flexing may cause some of the furniture
doors to become out of alignment. For your
convenience many hinges are adjustable.
Some models are provided with exterior access
locker doors. These are suitable for storing
external equipment.
To turn the swivel, slide the BLACK lever
rearwards and adjust to the required
angle. Before driving off ensure the locking
mechanism is fully secure.
Bunk and luton bed safety
Where the sleeping surface is over one metre
above floor level the following notices apply.
WARNING: Always ensure safety boards
are located before entering the bunk.
WARNING: Use upper bunks for sleeping
only, with the provided protection against
fall out in position.
WARNING: Care shall be taken against the
risk of fall out when the upper bunks are
being used by children, especially under 6
years of age, these bunks are not suitable
for use by infants without supervision.
Ash framed doors
In order to provide customers with the latest
designs of door furniture it is possible, due
to the use of natural wood, that warping may
occur. This should not detract from the correct
functioning of items fitted in the vehicle.
Tables
Note: The free standing table legs have a
positive locking mechanism. Care must be
taken to ensure that, when folded, the leg
which is closed first locks into the second
position.
When engaging legs in down position the
mechanism must be positively locked down.
CAUTION! When erecting the free standing
table, be careful to avoid trapping fingers.
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Table storage
Tables stored in the table storage
compartment must be securely clipped into
place whilst in transit.
To avoid damage care must be taken when
removing tables from their stored position.
Care of laminate tops,
tables, furniture and doors
DO NOT use abrasives, chemically treated
cloths or aggressive detergents as these may
cause damage.
DO NOT place hot objects on laminated
surfaces i.e. tops, tables. Any temperatures
70°C and over will cause permanent damage.
Clean worktop surfaces, furniture and door
fascias with a soft, slightly damp cloth, dry off
with a soft cloth.
Shower
When using the shower, always ensure that the
shower door is fully closed thus avoiding water
spray on unprotected areas.
12V Reading lamp
Warning: 12v reading/spotlamps generate
high temperatures when in use, the body,
lens/bulb may become very hot.
Never make directional adjustment in
the direction of flammable materials i.E.
Curtains, nets or blinds.
Omnistep single STEP
Operation
The OMNISTEP is operated by the lever switch.
Important: when extending the step, hold the
switch until the step is completely extended.
Never mount the step if retracted of if not fully
extended, because then the blocking is not
working and the motor can be damaged.
Check if the step is retracted before departure.
Maintenance
Dirt and frost can prevent the step from
operating properly. In this case the moving
parts should be cleaned or defrosted.
All points of movement are layered in
maintenance-free bearings.
In case of electrical failure
If the step does not retract by motor: Loosen
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the square connection according to fig. 5
(actions 1, 2 and 3), push the footboard in (4)
and tie it to the frame.
OMNISTEP SLIDE-OUT step
Current drawn
Press the “step out” key to bring the step out
until it reaches the end of its run or comes up
against an obstacle. The step does not come
out if the the engine is running. Press the “step
in” key to take the step back until it reaches the
end of its run or comes up against an obstacle.
The step goes back in automatically when the
engine is running. In this situation the buzzer
sounds until the step is fully closed.
5 A. When fully extended or retracted: 14-18 A
Operation
Fig. 1
Maintenance
Fig. 4
Dirt and frost can prevent the step from
operating properly. In this case the rails and
moving parts should be cleaned or defrosted.
In case of electrical break down
If the step does not retract by the motor
-
Remove the front plate of the step. (Fig. 1)
-Remove the connection between the
footboard and the arms (with screwdriver
and wrench S10). (Fig. 2)
-
Slide out the footboard.
-
Reinstall the front plate.
Fig. 2
Current drawn
Fig. 5
-
Working current: 5 A
-Blocking current, when fully extended or
retracted: 14 A
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Omnistep double step
Operation
Press the ‘step out’ key to bring the step out
until it reaches the end of its run or comes up
against an obstacle. The step does not come
out if the the engine is running. Press the ‘step
in’ key to take the step back until it reaches the
end of its run or comes up against an obstacle.
The step goes back in automatically when the
engine is running. In this situation the buzzer
sounds until the step is fully closed.
Never mount the step if retracted or if not
fully extended
Fig. 2
Maintenance
Dirt and frost can prevent the step from
operating properly. In this case the moving
parts should be cleaned or defrosted. All points
of movement are layered in maintenance-free
bearings.
In case of electrical break down
Fig. 1
If the step does not retract by motor:
•Loosen the square connection according to
fig. 2 (actions 1, 2 and 3), push the footboard
in (4) and tie it to the frame (fig. 3).
Current drawn
• 7 A. When fully extended or retracted: 19 A
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Manually operated
entrance step
WARNING: Ensure the step is in the fully
closed position before moving off, by
reversing the procedure. An alarm will
sound if the engine is started whilst the
step is out
Lower the leg as shown in
the figure.
Fiamma F45i side awning
In order to avoid
unnecessary strain on the
awning as well as on the
vehicle side, we suggest
that the legs be extended
about 1m from the opening.
Unscrew the leg knob to
slide the leg out of its seat.
Grasp the leg near its
hingejoint and pull it in a
horizontal direction.
After unrolling the awning
completely, adjust the legs
at the chosen height.
To avoid that the awning is lifted up by an
unexpected gust of wind, it is necessary to
secure the legs to the ground with the provided
hooks. For greater safety, we strongly advise
you also use some storm cords in the upper
part of each support leg or anchor the awning
with the Fiamma Tie-Down Kit strap.
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If you want to fasten the support legs to the
vehicle, put the terminals into the wall
brackets. The brackets can be fixed only in
reinforced points.
Caution: Swift recommend that the awning
be ground mounted only.
Side mounting brackets are supplied. But
in inclement weather conditions may cause
damage to the motorhome bodywork
Make sure that the awning perfectly rolls up:
when it is, the red indicators on the front profile
ends are no longer visible. A damaged fabric
does not allow the awning to perfectly roll up.
Never use the awning with a damaged canopy.
Wash the canopy with Fiamma BRILL.
NOTE: In case of problems refer to the user
manual or contact your dealer.
Suggestions for use and maintenance for
the fabric of your awning
Caution: The awning is a sun protection,
please roll up your awning in case of rain,
wind or snow.
Fiamma fabrics are made with PVC and
Polyester layers and their properties can
change in certain weather conditions.
Alternatively lower one side of your awning,
so that water can flow away and assemble
the tension rafter as shown in the figure
(not included for all awning lengths).
For example, if you close the awning which
has been opened in the sun for a long time,
wrinkles can appear on the fabric.
In low temperature, the fabric becomes less
pliable and there is a risk of cracks.
Please find here a list of some practical advice
for the best and long lasting use of your awning:
1.Open and close the awning in normal
condition of dampness and temperature
(at night or in the morning) making sure the
fabric has no sharp objects on it and is clean.
2.When closing the awning after a long
period in the sun, wrinkles may appear and
prevent the awning closing completely. In
this case the security of the awning is not
compromised, as the security winch will
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prevent accidental opening. If wrinkles appear
re-open the awning and leave in the sun for
some hours and the folds will disappear. Then
of course you need to re-close the awning in
normal conditions (see point 1).
3.Residual damp can cause spots on the
fabric. If the awning has to be closed when
the fabric is damp we suggest you re-open
it as soon as possible to dry.
4.We suggest you avoid using the awning
below freezing 0°C.
5.When closing the awning you should
support the front bar.
6.Most of the dirt seen on the fabric will
be superficial and can be cleaned with
water and a cloth. Stubborn marks can be
removed using a light detergent. Please do
not use aggressive chemical substances
and do not use high pressure cleaning tools.
Equipment details
FIAMMA F65 ROOF MOUNTED
AWNING
BEFORE USING YOUR F65 ROOF MOUNTED
AWNING FULLY READ THE FIAMMA USER
INSTRUCTIONS SUPPLIED WITH YOUR
MOTORHOME (THE FOLLOWING IS A
GUIDE ONLY)
Fig. 3
Fig. 6
Take the leg near its hinge-joint and pull it in a
horizontal direction.
Fig. 1
In order to avoid an unnecessary effort on the
awning, we suggest the legs are located to
the ground after 1m the canopy is extended.
According to the further unrolling the legs should
be moved forwards to assure a continuous
support of the awning.
Fig. 2
Unscrew the leg to allow its sliding out of the
front profile.
Fig. 4
l
By this action the hinge will come out of the
front profile and the leg will slide out and swing
downwards.
Fig. 6
To avoid that the awning could be taken up by
a sudden wind, causing a possible damage
to the vehicle by the swinging of the legs, it
is necessary to secure the legs to the ground
with the provided hooks. As a supplementary
security, we strongly advise to make use of a
storm cord at the upper side of each support leg
or to anchor the awning with the Fiamma TieDown Kit strap.
Fig. 5
After unrolling the awning completely, fix the legs
at the chosen height.
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5x30 mm
1
Ø 10 mm
2
3
Fig. 7
The support legs can also be fixed to the wall
brackets. The wall brackets can be fixed only in
reinforced points.
the tension rafter (not included for all awning
lengths).
Status 530 directional TV and
FM radio antenna
Make sure that the awning can be correctly
rolled up. A damaged fabric does not allow a
correct rolling up of the awning. Never use the
awning with damaged canopy. Wash the canopy
with Fiamma BRILL. In case of problems, please
contact your nearest dealer.
(model dependant )
Firstly determine the approximate location
of the nearest transmitter and whether the
signals are horizontally or vertically polarized.
For assistance ask your site operator or check
antennas in the vicinity
1.Loosen the Mast Locking Collar and Wall
Bracket and raise the antenna. Turn the
mast to direct the Antenna towards the
TV transmitter.
The RED spot on the bottom of the mast
indicates the front of the Antenna.
2.When receiving vertically polarized signals,
rotate the winder anti-clockwise to cant the
antenna through 90°.
DO NOT over tighten or use undue force on
the winder.
DO NOT cant for vertically polarized signals
with the TELESCOPICS EXTENDED
Fig. 8
We remind you that the awning is a sun
protection, so please roll up your awning in case
of rain, wind or snow. Otherwise, please take
following precautions: Lower one side of your
awning, so that water can flow away and use
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3.Switch ON the Power Pack and the RED
LED will illuminate.
4.Check the gain control switch is set to
normal – NML.
5.Tune your television to the strongest signal.
You may need to adjust the direction of the
mast to achieve the best quality picture.
Equipment details
CD/MP3 player
LCD TV/DVD/CD/MP3/DVB unit
Removing the antenna
Please refer to the separate instructions supplied
with the head unit for details of its operation.
A permanently fitted Status can be easily
removed leaving only the Mounting Foot and
rubber gaiter.
Please refer to the separate instructions
supplied with the unit for details of its
operation.
Satellite navigation
6.Secure by tightening the Mast Locking
Collar and Wall Bracket
1.Unplug the antenna from the Power Pack.
2.Loosen the Mast Locking Collar and
Wall Bracket and lift off whilst feeding
out the cable.
3.Push the Blanking Cap supplied into place.
IMPORTANT – The Blanking Cap is a temporary
seal and is not for long term use.
Please refer to the separate instructions
supplied with this device for details of
its operation.
Reverse camera function
On vehicles fitted with a split rear view mirror,
the reverse camera image is displayed
constantly, when the ignition is on, even if the
vehicle is in a forward gear. The image can be
turned off, by switching off the mirror unit.
With regard to Freeview TV and radio reception,
please note that the number of channels
available will vary according to the area,
and also on the signal strength available at
the location. Please ensure that the fitted
directional aerial is switched on, and raised and
directed toward the nearest transmitter before
scanning for channels.
It is illegal for the monitor to be used
whilst travelling in the forward direction.
MOTORHOMES WITH EXTERNAL
CO-AX CONNECTION
Depending on specification, the motorhome
may be fitted with an external co-ax connection
in place of, or in addition to, a roof mounted TV
aerial. The external co-ax connection point will
be within the battery box (Escape models) or
the mains inlet enclosure (Bolero, E500 series).
Co-ax connection within battery box
Within the battery box a White cover flap
conceals a push-on type co-ax connection. A
co-ax cable is fitted and connected within the
motorhome from the back of this connection to
the TV position within the motorhome.
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An external TV aerial or site TV feed can be
connected to the external connection point;
signals from that connection will then be
available at the TV position co-ax socket within
the motorhome.
Co-ax connection point within the mains
inlet enclosure
A short co-ax lead featuring a screw on co-ax
connection will be present behind the Blue
mains inlet connector. A co-ax cable will be
fitted and connected within the motorhome,
from the back of this connection, to the primary
TV position within the motorhome. At the same
time, further co-ax cable or cables will be fitted
which route from a likely TV aerial position (i.e.
within the wardrobe) to each of the TV positions
within the motorhomes.
The primary TV position will feature a socket
marked 12v, TV, and SAT. The co-ax from the
external connection point will route to the
socket output marked SAT, whilst the co-ax
from the wardrobe or similar will route to the
socket output marked TV. At any secondary
TV positions, if present, the co-ax from the
wardrobe will route to the socket output
marked TV.
An external TV aerial or site TV feed can be
connected to the external connection point;
signals from that connection will then be
available at the primary TV position within the
motorhome. As the connections are of the
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screw-on type, it is also possible to use this
co-ax to route from an externally mounted
satellite dish, to a satellite receiver.
Modifications - DIY work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Condensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Winterisation/storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
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care
Chassis and rear axle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
AL-KO exhaust system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Motorhome Care
Modifications - DIY work
Cleaning
Condensation
Owners need to be aware that carrying out
DIY modifications to your motorhome may in
certain instances, invalidate the warranty cover
and could also affect the safety and structure of
the vehicle.
For both aluminium panels and plastic panels.
What is condensation?
Condensation is the change of water from
its gaseous form (water vapour) into liquid
water. Condensation generally occurs in the
atmosphere when warm air rises, cools and
looses its capacity to hold water vapour.
WD40 IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR
EXTERNAL OR INTERNAL USE
WD40 attacks paintwork and sealants. If a
lubricant is required for Interior hinges, Sliding
door tracks, Bottle box hinges, Exterior door
hinges, Plastic tracking etc. We recommend
“Ambersil 40+” this is readily available from most
DIY/Automotive retailers including Halford’s
Before carrying out any DIY work within the
warranty period, please check with your nearest
Swift Group dealer for advice.
Exterior
Aluminium Panels
The stove enamelled paintwork is very
durable and easy to clean owing to the high
gloss properties.
Plastic Panels (GRP/ABS)
These are used for front and rear panels and, in
some cases for the roof.
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1.Wash the vehicle regularly with mild
detergent. Rinse with cold water and
leather off.
2.For better protection a similar coloured
good quality car wax may be applied.
When cleaning sealant sealed areas, use
Domestos/water.
WARNING: Under no circumstances use
any abrasive cleaning agents or solvents
on the exterior panels.
Care should be taken as the silicon in
some polishes can attack the rubber used
on the exterior for seals and gaskets.
Mouldings
All mouldings are anodised aluminium and will
retain their lustre for a long period if no abrasive
materials are used on them. If your motor home
is subject to constant changes in temperature,
mastic may seep from the joints between the
mouldings. Excess mastic that appears can be
removed by wiping with a soft cloth.
Acrylic Windows
The windows in your motorhome are fully
double glazed and, with care, will remain
sparkling and scratch free.
As a result, excess water vapour condenses to
form droplets.
Why condensation occurs
Condensation occurs when warm moist air
meets a cold surface. The risk of condensation
therefore depends upon how moist the air is
and how cold the surfaces of the vehicle are.
Both of these depend to some extent on how
the vehicle is used. In a Caravan or Motorhome
with a cold outside wall, if the temperature of
the wall falls below the dew point temperature,
it is quite normal for condensation to occur
predominantly on the external walls.
When condensation occurs
Condensation occurs usually in winter, because
the Caravan or Motorhome is cold and because
skylights, windows and doors are opened less
and therefore the moist air cannot escape.
How condensation occurs
Condensation occurs often for short periods
in bathroom and kitchen areas because of the
steamy atmosphere, and quite frequently for
long periods in unheated areas; it also occurs
in cupboards or corners of rooms where
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ventilation and movement of air is restricted.
-To provide ventilation so that moist air
can escape.
Too much ventilation in cold weather is
uncomfortable and wastes heat. All that is
needed is a very slightly opened window
or skylights. Opening a skylight or ‘Heki;
rooflights partially or windows opened to
about 1cm opening will usually be sufficient.
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Provide reasonable heating
What is important
Two things are particularly important:
To use the heating reasonably.
How can you prevent condensation
Provide ventilation so that moist air can escape.
a)Do not use portable paraffin or flueless gas
heaters at all.
a)Good ventilation of kitchens when washing,
cooking or drying damp clothes is essential.
Use the electric element of the space
heater will help, when washing, cooking, or
drying damp clothes, and particularly when
the windows show signs of misting up.
b)If drying damp clothes or towels, open a
window enough to ventilate the area
and turn on the electric element of the
space heater but do not hang items over
the heater.
b)If there is no mains electric supply and
therefore you cannot use the electrical
element of the space heater, open the
skylights or windows slightly, but keep the
door closed as much as possible.
c)After showering, keep the bathroom window
or skylights open, and shut the bathroom
door long enough to dry off the room.
d)In all other areas provide some ventilation.
Fixed ventilation is provided in accordance
with BS EN 721: 1998 this is through
skylights and ‘heki roof lights’ in the roofs
and from ventilators through the floor under
cookers, motorhome step well, doors and in
bed boxes it is important not to block these.
c)Try to make sure that all areas are at least
partially heated. Condensation most often
occurs in unheated areas.
d)To prevent condensation, the heat has to
keep room surfaces reasonably warm. It
can take a long time for a cold Motorhome
to warm up, so it is better to have a small
amount of heat for a long period than a lot
of heat for a short time.
e)Motorhomes are left unoccupied and
unheated and can get very cold. Whenever
possible, it is best to put the heating on at
a low level before setting off on a journey
in the winter to pre heat the vehicle.
f)In houses, the rooms above a heated room
benefit to some extent from heat rising
through the floor. In Motorhomes this does
not happen.
Motorhomes use only carefully selected insulation
materials but unlike most rooms at home they
have all outside walls, so they lose heat through
all walls as well as the roof and floor.
Even in a well insulated motorhome with
reasonable ventilation it is likely during
cold weather if the temperature is less than
10°C that condensation will occur. Ideally
the temperature should be kept about 20°C
although this is not always possible.
Mould growth
Any sign of mould growth is an indication of
the presence of moisture and if caused by
condensation gives warning that heating or
ventilation, may require improving.
New vehicles
New Motorhomes often take a long time before
they are fully ‘dried out’ because of moisture
in the materials used in the manufacture. While
this is happening they need extra heat and
ventilation. At least during the first winter trips
and may require more heat than they will need
in subsequent winters journeys. Allowance
should be made for this.
WARNING: Do not wash your
Motorhome with a high pressure washer
as these can permanently damage the
seals of your vehicle.
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Changing Exterior Bulbs
ALWAYS REPLACE LIKE FOR LIKE
For individual replacement bulb specification,
refer to your Specification Handbook.
Generally road lighting bulbs can be easily
replaced by unscrewing and removing the lens
from the exterior of the caravan or motorhome.
not in use for longer periods!
Therefore for optimal window life it is
recommended blinds starting at the bottom
of the window a gap should be provided for
ventilation at the top with the window in its
ventilation position.
Interior
For vehicles containing blinds from the top
downwards or with other types of reflective
blinds / curtains, please make sure that these
blinds are also ventilated or not fully closed.
Follow these guidelines to ensure your
investment is receiving the very best attention.
Ensure that all windows and roof vents are
closed when the vehicle travels on the road.
Windows/ Roller Blind
In case of prolonged exposure to the sun roller
blinds should not be completely closed as this
could cause excessive heat concentration at
the top of the window, due to characteristics
of the glazing material the windows could be
adversely affected.
Side Walls, Roof Lining
A simple wipe over with a damp cloth and a
very mild detergent is all that is needed.
Roller blinds that shade from the bottom
upwards it is necessary to leave a gap of a few
centimetres open at the top, this way the heat
between window and blind can escape. A fly
screen does not cause an obstruction.
Roller blinds that shade from the top downwards
must be kept completely open, or be opened
regularly to allow the heat to escape.
Keeping the windows in ventilation position
allows heat to escape. Never fully close a roller
blind system when storing the vehicle or when
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Soft Furnishings
Should be vacuumed occasionally to
remove grit and sand and help to keep
its smart appearance and ensure long
life. The upholstery can be cleaned with
a mild, reputable upholstery cleaner. It is
recommended that the curtains and pelmets
are specialist cleaned only. The foam used
in cushions are manufactured to meet fire
regulations. It requires time to return to its
normal position after prolonged use.
Clean and dust the upholstery and if possible
remove before placing the Motorhome into
winter storage. Alternatively, stand the cushions
on their edges to allow circulation of air. This
will reduce the possibility of dampness from
condensation. Keep curtains or blinds closed,
to minimise fading of furniture.
If the blinds and/or flyscreens remain down for
a prolonged period of time, re-tensioning of the
springs will be necessary before re-use.
Work Surfaces
You should not stand very hot items on any of
the work surfaces.
Cupboard Catches
It is advisable to lightly oil all cupboard catches,
sliding bolts and hinges from time to time.
Bathroom, Shower Room and
Kitchen Equipment
All the Thermoplastic parts in these areas have
easy clean surfaces. To ensure long life and
prevent damage you must not use any cleaning
materials at all and ensure water temperatures
do not exceed 70°C, (putting cold water in first
is suggested). After every use, it is essential
that you rinse with clean water only and wipe
with a soft damp cloth.
Failure to follow these simple instructions may
result in premature failure or cracking which will
not be covered by any guarantees (including
extended warranties).
Furniture
A simple wipe over with a damp cloth should
be all that is required. Polishing with a
proprietary brand of wax polish enhances and
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maintains furniture in showroom condition.
It must be remembered that because the
frames of some doors are made of ash, which
is a natural product, they can be affected by
temperature and humidity and may bow under
certain conditions. As conditions change they
should revert to their original positions.
Kitchen Drainer and Cutting Board
You should not stand hot items on to these
items. To wash use only warm soapy water, do
not use chemicals and bleach.
Changing Interior Bulbs
Remove the lens or lamp shade to access
the bulb.
ALWAYS REPLACE LIKE FOR LIKE
For individual replacement bulb specification,
refer to your Specification Handbook.
Motorhome short, to maintain air flow and stop
any possible damp getting into the Motorhome.
Keep curtains or blinds closed, to minimise
fading of furniture.
It is advised that the Motorhome is ventilated
regularly throughout the winterisation /storage
period, opening windows, doors and rooflights
when possible.
If the blinds and/or flyscreens remain down for
a prolonged period of time, re-tensioning of the
springs will be necessary before re-use.
General
For care of the vehicle battery please refer
to the Fiat/Peugeot handbook in section
‘Correct use of the vehicle’ particularly
‘Vehicle inactivity’.
All moving parts should be checked for
free operation.
Clean all cooking appliances and refrigerator.
Lubrication should be carried out at the points
illustrated in the general notes on chassis
maintenance.
Charge up the on-board battery every 2 months.
Winterisation/storage
This is probably an opportune moment to
arrange for the Motorhome to have its annual
service at your appointed dealer.
The following applies whenever your
Motorhome is stored particularly during the
winter months.
Do not park near trees or larch type fences, due
to possible wind damage.
Keep any grass around the floor of the
Leave the refrigerator door open. Leave
furniture doors and lockers open to allow air to
circulate fully.
Soft Furnishings
Clean and dust the upholstery and if possible
remove before placing the Caravan or
Motorhome into winter storage. Alternatively,
stand the cushions on their edges to allow
circulation of air.
This will reduce the possibility of dampness
from condensation.
Wheels and Tyres
Do not store in one position with partially
deflated tyres. The tyre walls will suffer and do
present a real danger of blow outs, especially
when travelling at faster speeds than are
allowed in the UK.
The wheels should be turned every couple of
weeks. If you are removing the wheels, follow
the jacking procedure for changing a wheel.
Check your tyres regularly for signs of age
and deterioration, particularly wear, cracking
and blistering. If in doubt consult a reputable
tyre fitter.
Water System
Remove chopping board from bowl. All taps
should be opened. Single lever mixer taps,
including the shower mixer, should have the
lever moved to the central position and lifted to
the open position for hot and cold.
Drain water heater: Open yellow handle on
in line valve normally adjacent to water heater.
Valve is open when handle is vertical.
Drain water tanks: Fresh tank: either remove
the water dump plug in the base of the tank
accessible via the cleaning hatch or by the
drain tap situated below the skirt panel
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(model specific).
Waste tank: open in line valve adjacent to
the tank. Valve is open when handle is in line
with body of valve.
With valves and switches set as previously
described to run taps from the fresh water tank,
the pump can be run momentarily to assist
purging the water tank and pipes.
Remove shower head. Let the shower hose
drain into the shower tray and then return
to holder.
The Motorhome may be left in this
condition over winter or until ready to use.
It is recommended to leave the drain taps
in an open position during storage. Before
recomissioning the system, reverse all
above actions.
Before recomissioning the system, reverse all
above actions.
To evacuate any remaining water from the fresh
water tank, place a container underneath the
drainplug and remove drainplug.
When the procedure has been completed
replace drainplug and waste holding tank.
Clean the seals and grease them if necessary
after drying, with acid free vaseline.
Leave the blade of the holding tank open.
Do not replace cap on the pour out spout, to
ventilate the holding tank.
Recomissioning the Water System
Fill the fresh water tank on the Thetford
Cassette porta potti (model specific) using a
hose or jerrycan until the water in the funnel
reaches the neck. Tank capacity is 15 litres.
Aqua Rinse may be added to improve cleaning
of bowl and flushing of unit.
Replace cap. Swing back the water fill funnel
until it touches the water tank.
Empty remaining fresh water into the bowl by
activating the flush handle up and down or by
pressing the flush button (model dependant).
Add Aqua Kem (100 ml) into the Cassette (or
120 ml if using Aqua Kem Bio) through the
pour out spout. Add small amount of water
through the pour out spout and replace the
cap. Close the cold taps and ensure all the
drain taps are closed.
Once pump has been cleared and water flow
has stopped completely, release into waste
tank. Remove waste tank and empty contents
in normal way.
It is advisable after storage to flush the water
system initially with a sterilising agent (such as
Milton), and then with water repeating until the
system is well flushed through.
The Thetford Cassette toilet is easily winterised
for storage.
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Connect the pump.
Fill the system with water until water flows
freely from the hot taps. About 2 gallons of
water will be required. Close the hot taps.
Appliances
Before starting motor caravanning after storage,
check all gas appliances and electrical points.
Note: Preferably not less than once a year, the
electrical installation should be inspected and
tested by a qualified electrician.
After storage it is advisable to air the
Motorhome and clean throughout, especially
cooking appliances and the refrigerator.
Replace the bedding if they were removed
for storage.
Important: Always follow the manufacturers
recommended procedures after use of fitted
equipment in the Motorhome, before storing
for any length of time.
Motorhome Care
Chassis and rear axle
Some models are built on Fiat/Peugeot base
vehicles, the chassis of which has been
converted by AL-KO. This conversion provides
a hot dipped galvanised steel chassis coupled
with a wide track rear axle utilising steel torsion
bar suspension, imparting vastly improved
stability and road holding.
AL-KO exhaust system
A standard Fiat/Peugeot exhaust system is
fitted, utilising an AL-KO modified tail pipe,
available through your approved dealer. A
standard Fiat/Peugeot exhaust system is fitted
to all other models, with the addition of a Swift
Group tail pipe.
Caring for the environment
After many years of service you may decide
that your motorhome has become beyond
economic repair and should be disposed of.
Please ensure that you comply with the end
of life vehicle legislation and take it to an
authorised treatment facility where it will be
properly dealt with to minimise any negative
environmental impact. The transaction will be
logged at the DVLA, identifying that you are no
longer the owner of the vehicle.
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information
Owners club & aftercare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Useful contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Change of ownership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Useful information
Owners club & aftercare
OWNERS CLUB
The Owners Club is a completely independent
organisation run for the benefit of the
motorhome owners. They have numerous
rallies during the year in various parts of the
country and every third year there is a ‘Works
Rally’ where owners have the opportunity to
visit the factory. Apart from the friendliness and
companionship the Club generates it is also
actively engaged in charity work for those less
fortunate than ourselves. The address of the
Secretary of the Owners Club can be obtained
from Supercare (SML Ltd), Tel: 01482 875740
or from the Swift Group website.
Spares And After Sales Supercare
There are numerous items available from your
dealer ranging from door catches through to
spare wheels and touch-up paints. Please note
that all after sales enquiries must be directed
through your supplying dealer. The after sales
service at the factory is geared to support our
dealer network as is the service provided by
appliance manufacturers.
In the interest of safety, replacement parts for
an appliance shall conform to the appliance
manufacturer’s specifications and should be
fitted by them or their authorised agents.
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Note: Please remember to quote chassis
number when ordering any items from
your dealer.
Repair facilities
Should you be unfortunate enough to suffer
a major accident with your motorhome it is
comforting to know that we have a completely
separate repair shop facility where their fully
trained experts will undertake all types of major
damage repair work.
Repairs of a minor nature should be referred
first to your local dealer.
Useful information
Useful contacts
Motoring Associations
TRADE Association
The enjoyment of your motorhome can be
greatly enhanced by membership of one or
more of the various caravanning, motoring and
holiday clubs. Here are some useful addresses:
Automobile Association (AA)
Fanum House,
Basingstoke,
Hants. RG1 2EA
Caravan Clubs
Tel: 0990 448866
www.theaa.co.uk
email: [email protected]
National Caravan Council
Catherine House,
Victoria Road,
Aldershot,
Hampshire, GU11 1SS
The Caravan Club,
East Grinstead House,
East Grinstead
West Sussex, RH19 IUA
Tel: 01342 326944
www.caravanclub.co.uk
The Camping and Caravanning Club,
Greenfields House,
Westwood Way,
Coventry,
West Midlands.
Tel: 0845 130 7631
www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk
RAC Motoring Services
RAC House,
M1 Cross,
Brent Terrace,
London, NW2 1BX
Tel: 0990 722722
www.rac.co.uk
Green Flag National Breakdown
PO Box 300,
1, Cote Lane,
Leeds, LS99 2LZ
Tel: 0345 670345
Tel: 01252 318251
www.martex.co.uk/ncc
email: [email protected]
The Society of Motor Manufacturers
and Traders Limited (SMMT)
Forbes House,
Halkin Street,
London SW1X 7DS
Tel: 020 7235 7000
www.smmt.co.uk
Swift Group Limited, Dunswell Road,
Cottingham, East Yorkshire HU16 4JX.
Tel: (01482) 875740
email: [email protected]
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Index
A
Code of conduct. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Advice on towing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Condensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
After sales Supercare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Cooker 3 Burner + Hotplate . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Alde Compact 3010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Country code. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Alde Compact 3010 quick start guide. . . . . . . 93
Cruise Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Gas safety advice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
AL-KO exhaust system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Annual service / inspection record . . . . . . . . . . 6
Annual service / inspection record Stamps. . . . 7
Ash framed doors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
G
Gas schematic drawing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
D
Dedicated travelling passenger seating . . . . . 16
Dometic CK 155 cooker hood. . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Assistance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Driving licence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
B
E
Before moving off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
EC400 Power Control System. . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Blind and flyscreen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Furniture doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Electrical equipment power consumption. . . . 50
Bunk and luton bed safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Electricity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
C
Escape paths. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Care of laminate tops, tables,
furniture and doors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Caring for the environment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
F
En-route heating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Generator guidelines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
H
HAL-Locate satellite tracking and
monitoring system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
I
Inboard water tanks and on-line
water systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Interior. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
K
Komfortrollo blinds (Seitz). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
CD/MP3 player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Fault finding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Change of ownership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Fiamma F45i side awning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Large storage areas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Chassis and rear axle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Fiamma F65 roof mounted awning. . . . . . . . 157
Loading of vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Children. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Fire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Child seats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Flojet automatic water system pump . . . . . . 110
Coastal code. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Fresh water system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
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L
Index
M
S
Three point seat belts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Manually operated entrance step. . . . . . . . . 155
Satellite navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Truma Combi 4 / Combi 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Modifications - DIY work. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Seat swivel (Driver/Passenger). . . . . . . . . . . 151
Truma S 3002 auto space heater . . . . . . . . . . 77
Motorhome battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Security. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Truma Ultraheat additional electric heating. . . 79
Motorhomes with external
co-ax connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Shower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Truma ultra-store water heater . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Side lockers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Types of gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Skyview operating instructions. . . . . . . . . . . 148
Typical appliance consumption figures. . . . . . 51
Smoke Alarm Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Motorhome terms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
O
Omnistep double step. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Omnistep single step. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Omnistep slide-out step. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Operating instructions for blinds. . . . . . . . . . 147
Overseas connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Owners club & aftercare. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
P
Positioning the motorhome. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
R
Reading lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Refrigerators. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Repair facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Reverse camera function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Roof lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Roof loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Solar panel connection point . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Spares. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Spare wheel on ALKO conversion. . . . . . . . . . 22
Spare wheel removal alternative. . . . . . . . . . . 23
Spare wheel removal - Fiat/Peugeot. . . . . . . . 24
SpinFlo Cooker 3 Burner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Status 530 directional TV and
FM radio antenna. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
U
Useful contacts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
V
Vehicle classifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 43
VIN (Vehicle identification Number). . . . . . . . . 31
T
W
Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Table storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Teb fan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Thermal insulation and heating. . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Waste water system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Windows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Winterisation/storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Thetford absorber refrigerators. . . . . . . . . . . 112
Thetford C250 CWE, C250S and C250CS
cassette toilet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Thetford Cassette Toilet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
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Useful information
Change of ownership
DETAILS OF
MOTORHOME:
NOTIFICATION OF CHANGE
OF OWNERSHIP
If you sell your motorhome, please notify the
change of ownership by completing this page,
detaching it and sending it to:
Swift Group Limited, Dunswell Road,
Cottingham, East Yorkshire HU16 4JX.
Tel: (01482) 875740
Please note that the benefit of any unexpired
warranty cannot be transferred to the new
owner until the change of ownership details
above have been received.
Model:
Chassis No:
Registration No:
Serial No:
CURRENT
OWNER:
Name:
NEW OWNER:
Name:
Address:
Address:
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