Lancashire EL 2009 handbook

Lancashire EL 2009 handbook




The Marquis Lancashire range are special editions of the Auto-Sleepers Nuevo models.

Features are:

• Unique soft trim materials inside.

• Unique graphics outside.

• Habitation area air conditioning.

• Microwave oven, built into furniture.

• Integral awning.

All other systems and features are the same as the equivalent Auto-Sleepers model.

Differences from the weight chart in the Auto-Sleepers handbook are:


Equivalent A/S model

(Weights in kg for 2.2 HDi models)


Mass in Running Order

Mass of the User Payload

Remainder for Personal Effects /

Options / Accessories

Front axle mass, in Running Order

Rear axle mass, in Running Order









Lancashire ES

Nuevo ES

Lancashire EL

Nuevo EL
















Introduction / Warranty / Body Construction ............................. 1

Motorhome Code ..................................................................... 2

Preparing for the Road ............................................................. 3

On the Road ............................................................................. 4

Arrival on Site ........................................................................... 5

Safety & Security ...................................................................... 6

Connection of Services ............................................................ 7

Technical Specification ............................................................. 8

Fitted Equipment ...................................................................... 9

Care of your Motorhome ........................................................ 10

Useful Information ................................................................... 11

Service Section ...................................................................... 12

Index ...................................................................................... 13

Copyright © 2009 Auto-Sleepers Ltd. All rights reserved.

No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, for any purpose, without the express written permission of Auto-Sleepers Ltd.




Congratulations on your purchase of an Auto-

Sleeper motorhome. We are confident it will give you many years of pleasure.

This handbook has been compiled to enable you to obtain the maximum pleasure from your vehicle. It contains the appliance instructions along with advice on safety matters.

Please read this Handbook thoroughly so that you are conversant with all the motorhome systems, operating instructions and precautions.

Failure to observe these recommendations or precautions may result in incorrect operation of equipment and subsequent risk to occupants.

Information leaflets and literature on safe operation of appliances and equipment fitted to your motorhome are included in the Auto-

Sleeper Customer Pack. Please read these carefully prior to use.

Should you experience any difficulties contact your dealer who will be pleased to offer advise.

It is the policy of Peugeot and Auto-Sleeper to continually improve their vehicles, so whilst the details contained in this Handbook are correct at the time of going to press, they reserve the right to alter the specifications at any time without notice.

Auto-Sleeper motorhomes offer a variety of customer uses and whilst each vehicle features the optimum storage, fluid, seating and sleeping capabilities, it is the customer’s responsibility to select the proper combinations of loads without exceeding weight capacities.

Your Auto-Sleeper motorhome conforms to the European standard of EN 1646.


This Handbook covers the Nuevo EL, based on the Peugeot 333 L1 short wheelbase chassis cab.

Gas System

This handbook is for use on vehicles with a

30mbar gas system. The gas system pressure is noted on a label in the gas locker.

Conversion Type

Coachbuilt conversion, two berth. Laminated panel and glass-fibre combination. Insulated panels have GRP outer skin.

Climatic Conditions

The motorhome is designed for use in temperate climates, and is certified Grade 1 in accordance with EN 1646-1: 2004., indicating an effective heating system is fitted but has not been tested for thermal performance.


Any queries should be addressed to your

Auto-Sleeper dealer.

Appliance Instructions

The appliance instructions included have been extracted from those supplied from the appliance manufacturers.

Automotive - Peugeot

For all automotive matters you should refer to the Peugeot vehicle instructions manual. This includes tyre pressures, referring to the type of tyres fitted.

The Auto-Sleeper conversion does not affect the tyre pressures in any way as it is built within the design envelope of the base vehicle.


In the interests of safety, replacements parts for appliances must conform to the manufacturer’s specification and should be fitted by them or an authorised agent.

Your Auto-Sleeper conforms to the CEN

Standard EN1646-1/2004 for habitation requirements relating to Health and Safety.

To deal with your queries efficiently, always


INTRODUCTION quote your vehicle’s production number which can be found in the glove compartment.

Please read and complete the warranty registration card supplied with your vehicle; and return to the address below, without delay.

Auto-Sleepers Limited,

Orchard Works,


Nr Broadway,


WR12 7QF

Tele: 01386 853338

Fax: 01386 858343

E-mail: [email protected]




Auto-Sleepers Limited (hereinafter called “the

Company”) hereby guarantees the body conversion of the motorhome against failure arising through defects in workmanship or material under normal use and service for a period of two years from the date of purchase or registration whichever is the earliest.

Subject to the limitations and conditions specified the Company will, during the warranty period, repair free of charge any defects which arise in the conversion part of the motorhome and which are found on inspection to result from faulty workmanship or materials.


The benefit of this warranty shall apply only to the Purchaser, including those subject to hire purchase or credit sale agreements, and can be transferred at a cost of £50 plus VAT to subsequent owners until it expires. Note that this is not the case with the optional third year warranty package taken out at the time of purchase the transfer of which is subject to a charge.

It is a condition of this Warranty that the motorhome is delivered to an authorised dealer or distributor of the Company (or the

Company’s factory at the Company’s discretion) for inspection and afterwards collected from there at the expense of the


This warranty does not extend to faults attributable to wear and tear or to defects repaired by or on the instructions of the

Purchaser without first obtaining the

Company’s written authorisation. Faults attributable to wilful damage, negligence, abnormal conditions and failure to follow the

Company’s instructions (whether oral or in writing), misuse or alteration are excluded.

Ancillary equipment i.e. awnings, bicycle racks, aerials etc are not covered by this warranty.

This warranty does not apply to a motorhome that has been subject to overloading or otherwise misused or has not been maintained in accordance with the

Company’s recommendations contained in the handbook.

This warranty applies only to the body conversion and does not cover any failure or defect in the chassis or engine.

Where, under the terms of this warranty a replacement item is supplied the conditions of the warranty shall apply to that item for the remaining period of the original warranty term covering the defective part.

It is a condition of this warranty that the

Purchaser shall notify an authorised dealer or distributor of the Company of the model, type, and job number of the vehicle and provide details of the alleged defect within 14 days of its discovery.

It is a condition of this warranty that the conversion warranty is subject to an annual

Habitation Check, carried out by an authorised dealer.

Any disagreement between the Company and the Purchaser as to the interpretation of this warranty shall be referred for determination to an independent arbitrator to be appointed by mutual agreement or in the event of no agreement by the Society of

Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

This warranty is valid only in the European

Union and the Company’s distributors, dealers or agents have no authority to vary its terms. The card must be received within

14 days of registration for the warranty to be active.

This warranty becomes valid only when the

Company has received the completed registration card.

The Purchaser’s attention is drawn to the

Motor Manufacturers Warranty that covers the chassis, body and engine of the motorhome.

The Purchaser’s attention is also drawn to the fact that these terms and conditions do not affect the Purchaser’s statutory rights.




Side Walls: GRP - Fiat White.

Floor Vinyl: Dark Wood Block CL0209.

Furniture: Amati Walnut.

Curtains: To match Phoenix.

Cushions/Upholstery: Phoenix Cream.

Exterior Graphics: BS1781.





Upon arrival at your destination you should be aware of the Country Code relating to motorhome owners. This is entitled the Motor

Caravanners’ Code.

Code of Conduct - Camp Sites


• 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 20ft of free space around your vehicle.

Use of Site

• Use the electrical mains hook-up in the correct manner and with caution.

• Ensure that all fresh water taps/ connections are turned off after use.

• Have care and consideration when using all facilities (toilets and showers etc.) and leave them clean and tidy. Young children should be escorted.

To avoid possible damage to sewage purification works, only approved chemical fluids must be used. Under no circumstances may 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. (Put all litter in containers marked for the purpose).


• Do not make excessive noise.

• Children should be restrained from making excessive noise.


• Flying kites and model aircraft and the use of items like catapults or air-guns as well as ball games should not be permitted among, or close to, motorhomes.

• Musical instruments, record players, radios and televisions should not be used to the inconvenience of other people on site.

• Open and close doors quietly.

• Power generators must be adequately silenced and used with consideration and according to restricted site times.

Dogs and 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 animal should be allowed in the shower/toilet blocks.

• Do not let dogs foul the site.

Fire Precautions

Adhere to and make note of all fire precautions concerning the whereabouts of the fire points.

Although not compulsory, it is recommended that a 1 kg (2lb) dry powder fire extinguisher is carried. It should comply with BS 5423 and be marked BSI or FOC approved. It is important to check at regular intervals that the extinguisher is working as is required by types meeting BS 5423.

Careful thought is necessary for the positioning of the extinguisher, which should be near the door but not too close to the cooking equipment where sudden flames could make it unreachable. In the kitchen area, a fire blanket is a worthwhile precaution.

Unless permission has been granted, barbecues should not be used. When permission has been 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.


• Leave the pitch clean and tidy.

• On leaving, check out with the reception paying the required dues.

Wild camping

Camping away from licensed sites, without the permission of the landowner or his agent, is not allowed in the United Kingdom. When permission has been granted, all aspects of this Code should be adhered to.

On no accounts should:

• Litter be disposed of other than in receptacles provided.

• Water be allowed to escape from the vehicle.

• Chemical toilets be emptied except into the disposal places agreed with the landowner.

• Washing or similar be hung outside the vehicle.


Motorhomes should only be parked in approved places.

When using the facilities of a motorhome at such times, care and consideration should be given to those around them.


When using a motorhome on either the public highway or private road, the Highway Code should be complied with and full consideration given to other road users.

In the event of a motorhome travelling slowly and there being a queue of traffic behind, the driver of the motorhome should, where possible, pull over in order to let the other traffic pass.

When the vehicle is in motion it is compulsory that all passengers are seated and seat restraint straps worn.

Before moving off, elevating roofs MUST 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 closed.

Exterior steps should be properly retracted and secured.

When the vehicle is being refuelled, or on a ferry, all gas systems must be turned off.

Gas appliances should only be used when the vehicle is in motion when the manufacturer of the appliance permits such use.


Before using a motorhome all aspects of the handbooks produced by the chassis manufacturer and the converter must be read and adhered to.


Care and consideration should be taken to protect the environment.

Observe the Country and Coastal Codes shown below:

The Country Code

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.

Guard against all risk of fires. Hay and heath land catch alight easily and once ablaze are very hard to put out. Remember: Fire

Spreads Quickly.

• Keep to public paths across farmland.

• Use gates and stiles to cross fences, hedges and walls.

• Leave livestock, crops and machinery alone. View from a distance.

• Take your litter home - it is unsightly and harmful to wildlife.



• Help to keep all water clean.

• Take special care of country roads.

• Make no unnecessary noise. Most animals are very timid, noises can disturb them unnecessarily. If you want to get the best out of the country, go quietly.

The Coastal 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.

• Do not trample about, or move rocks unnecessarily.

• Do not frighten seals or seabirds.

• Do not spear fish.

• 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 mollusks and crustaceans need not be collected as souvenirs - dead shells can usually be found.

• Shellfish can take years to grow and fines can be imposed for not observing national regulations.

• Do not pull up seaweed unnecessarily.

• Make your visit instructive - not destructive.

• Look at material, don’t remove it. Take notes and photographs, not specimens.

• Observe bye-laws and be considerate to others.

• National Trust property or Country Parks have regulations to protect the wildlife.

Follow these.

Fire Precautions

You should also make yourself aware of the local fire regulations.





YOUR MOTORHOME (Weights explained)

Mass in Running Order (MRO)

The weight of your motorhome as it leaves the factory, as new with standard fixtures and fittings, plus an allowance for driver and 90% fuel.

Maximum Technically Permissible Laden

Mass (MTPLM)

The maximum weight of the vehicle when fully laden for use on the road. See specification section for actual figure.

User Payload

The load margin (payload), this represents the difference between the Mass in Running

Order (MRO) and the Maximum Technically

Permissible Laden Mass (MTPLM). It shows the maximum weight which can be loaded into your motorhome, covering items such as food, crockery, cutlery, clothing, bedding, gas cylinders, etc. See Technical Specification for actual figure.

Please take care to ensure that you have allowed for the masses of all items you intend to carry in the motorhome, e.g.. passengers, optional equipment, essential habitation equipment and personal effects such as clothing, food, pets, bicycles etc.

Although there are additional seat belts within the motorhome, please refer to the stated number of passengers that are allowed due to the MRO and MTPLM.






Correct weight distribution is a major factor in making your motorhome a balanced and pleasant vehicle to drive without compromising road-holding. Care should therefore be taken to ensure that heavy items are well spaced and are in as low a position as possible, for example, low cupboards and bed boxes.






WARNING: Under no circumstances should the maximum permissible laden mass of the motorhome be exceeded.

Roof Loading



Roof Rack Bars and Ladder (optional)

When using the optional roof rack, care should be taken to see that all the items are securely anchored. Apart from general cleaning and polishing, the roof rack and ladder require no special maintenance.

WARNING: Take special care when on the roof in wet or frosty weather conditions, which cause it to be particularly slippery.

Maximum load within the area encompassed


PREPARING FOR THE ROAD by the roof rack should not exceed 75 kgs

(165 lbs) with a maximum loading of 8 kg (17 lbs) per square foot.

Before Moving Off

Whenever making a journey with your motorhome, either setting off on holiday or returning home, it is good practice to run through this simple checklist.


Close and secure all cupboards and drawers and check any loose articles. Do not store tins, bottles, etc. in overhead lockers.


Close and secure all windows and roof lights.


Leave all curtains and blinds open to aid visibility.


Check that gas cylinders are securely fastened and turn off all gas appliances, except those heating appliances designed to function while the vehicle is in motion. Also, ensure that the gas locker door is securely fastened.


Ensure that there is sufficient gas to meet your needs.


Switch off 230 volt supply at source, disconnect mains cable from vehicle.

Beware of potential electric shock from wet cable. Coil cable and store in a safe place.


Check your RCD’s/MCB’s for operation.


Check and if necessary, charge the conversion battery.


Check battery selection switch is in the

OFF position.

10. Check that the battery is secure and that the battery box lid is fastened.

11. Ensure the fridge is on 12V operation and door lock is set. (Note: the electrical relays will allow the fridge to be run on the vehicle battery when the engine is running.)

12. Remove any external fresh water connections etc.

13. Make sure any heavy articles are stored in accordance with the loading procedure. Tables should also be made secure.


14. Lock the motorhome exterior door

(remember to take out your keys).

15. Check your external rear view mirrors and adjust if necessary.

16. Check that all corner steadies are wound up and that, if a step is used, it is put away before moving off.

17. Check wheel nuts are secure and tyre pressures are correct.

18. Ensure, if required, that your fresh water tank is full and your waste tank is empty.

19. Referring to your base vehicle manual, check all fluid levels including automotive fuel and tyre pressures. Remember to check that your spare tyre is of the recommended pressure.

20. Ensure that, on models fitted with an elevating roof, the roof is securely locked down with the exterior catches applied.

21. The fridge vent covers should be fitted when the vehicle is to be driven in order to comply with European Type Approval regulations for vehicle external projections.

22. Ensure that the toilet flush tank only contains a small amount of water (1-2 litres) in order to minimise the risks of leaks or spillage whilst the vehicle is in motion.

23. Check underneath the vehicle for stray items.

24. Safely store levelling blocks away in an appropriate place.


Pulling Off

Engage the clutch smoothly.

Avoid wear and tear on clutch and transmission by taking extra care.

Change gears smoothly.

Try not to jerk the clutch.


Speed Limits (UK)

If a speed limit is not in force, your motorhome can be driven up to 70mph on motorways and dual carriageways.


Reduce Speed: i) In high or cross winds.

ii) Downhill.

iii) In poor visibility.


High sided vehicles cause air buffeting, so extra care must be taken when passing or being passed. As much space as possible should be given.

Motorway Handling

Do not bump the kerb with the wheels.

When passing other vehicles allow more than the normal clearance.

Allow longer to get up speed to pass.

Do not swing out suddenly.

Carry out all manoeuvres as smoothly as possible.

Use nearside wing mirror to check motorhome has cleared when overtaking.

Changing a Wheel

Refer to the vehicle handbook

WARNING: Ensure the wheel is of the same construction and size as the one that has been removed.


Front and Rear - jacking point as per vehicle handbook.

Removing the Spare Wheel

CAUTION: Exercise care when lowering the wheel frame due to its weight.




The spare is located beneath the floor at the rear of the vehicle.


Tools - The jack, handle and wheel brace are stored in a compartment situated in the drivers’ footwell.


Lower the spare wheel using the base vehicle winding mechanism accessed through a bung located in the offside skirt. (remove threaded bung, locate jack winder into winding mechanism and turn).

Always use the jacking block provided underneath jack to give enough height for wheel removal. Place jack underneath the chassis and follow the instructions as shown in the base vehicle handbook.

Replacement of Spare Wheel


Slide the wheel into the carrier.


Lift the wheel carrier to engage the retaining hook.


Retighten the spare wheel carrierretaining bolt.


Replace tools in toolkit.

Rear Step

Some models are fitted with a manually operated rear step. In the event of the rear step being left extended, a buzzer, positioned behind the dashboard, will sound (when the ignition is switched on) - and will continue to do so until the rear step has been fully retracted.

Marker Lights

Marker lights are fitted to both the front and rear of the vehicle. These lights illuminate when the side and/or headlights are switched on. The lens is of the screw on type, and the bulb a 12V cap less push in type.

Cycle Rack

In order that a cycle rack can be fitted, the rear panel coachwork has been strengthened accordingly. Timber is bonded into the bodywork immediately above the rear light units, laterally across the vehicle. This allows the lower mounting brackets for the Fiamma

Pro-C cycle rack to be fitted in a suitably

ON THE ROAD reinforced area. In the event of a cycle rack being fitted, the cycle rack when folded will increase the vehicle length by 400mm. Your

Auto-Sleeper dealer will give further advice or assistance if required.

Whilst Driving

Whilst the vehicle is being driven ensure that:

• Both the passenger and driver wear seat belts - this is a legal requirement.

• Heavy loads are not stored in top cupboards or in areas from which they may become detached. Please ensure that heavy items are stored low down and take care not to overload individual wheels, the axles or the MTPLM.

• Table(s) are stowed in the correct position and table legs secured in their retaining clips.

• Furniture lids are lowered; cupboards and flaps are closed and secured.

• The refrigerator door is closed and secured by its travelling catch.

• The retractable rear step if fitted, is folded away or, if a separate step is supplied, it is safely stowed in the vehicle.

• Roof ventilators are closed and locked in the down position.

• The bathroom is not used whilst the vehicle is in motion. (Note: Refers only to models fitted with shower or toilet compartment).

• Top hinged windows are closed, and securely fastened.

• Children do not roam around the vehicle; they may fall and injure themselves.

Front Seat Swivel (where fitted)

Your vehicle may be fitted with a swivel base to either or both of the front seats, so that they may be turned to face the rear of the vehicle. The release handle is located on the inside of the seat and is moved rearwards to unlock the swivel mechanism.

Warning: It is important that while the vehicle is in motion, any seat swivels are locked in the forward facing position.

Map Storage

In the rear of each cab seat there is a map pocket for storage of maps, periodicals and light items.




Siting your Motorhome

When siting your motorhome, keep to the roadways unless otherwise directed. Obey the speed limit which, in general, is 10 mph.

Only a person in possession of a current driving licence is permitted to drive on the site. Stopping distances on grass are considerably greater than on tarmac.

Selecting a Pitch

Carefully select where you wish to park your motorhome. The site should be as level as possible, well drained and away from boggy areas and, preferably, not under or near trees. Consider also, how you will move your motorhome when leaving the site. For example, on sloping ground in wet conditions, pitch facing downhill.


The optional rear corner steadies, which can be lowered by using the brace supplied, are designed to give greater stability to the vehicle when it is stationary on site. The brace is stored in the wardrobe.

Note: On no account should the rear corner steadies be used to jack up the vehicle when carrying out maintenance or changing a wheel.

It is important to site your motorhome level to ensure correct operation of the refrigeration, cooker, etc by using purpose made ramps and NOT bricks or such items.

Awning Light

The exterior awning light is controlled by the

‘Aux’ switch on the electrical control panel.






Important: Your attention is drawn to the notice affixed in the motorhome advising on fire prevention, ventilation and what to do in case of fire.


Do not leave children alone in the motorhome in any event, keep potentially dangerous items out of reach as at home. e.g. matches, drugs, etc.

WARNING: When upper bunks are used by children especially under six years of age care shall be taken against the risk of them falling out.

Fire Extinguishers

It is recommended that a 1 kg (2lb) minimum capacity dry powder fire extinguisher be located by the main exit door at all times.

A pan fire should not have an extinguisher aimed at it but be smothered with a fire blanket (which should be stored by the cooker).

In case of fire


Get everyone out of the motorhome as quickly as possible using whichever exit is the quickest including windows. Do not stop to collect any personal items.


Raise the alarm — Call the fire brigade.


Turn off gas container valve if safe to do so.

Ventilation and Condensation

The ventilation points on your motorhome are fixed points of ventilation which are stated by the European Standards. Under no circumstances must these vents be blocked or obstructed. It is advised that fixed ventilation points and any protective screens are checked and cleaned (if necessary) on a regular basis.

Fresh air circulation should be allowed below the motorhome when appliances are in use and when flues terminate below the floor to allow free evacuation of the products of combustion. At least three sides of the underfloor space should always be kept open and unobstructed especially by snow. Do not make any additional openings in the floor.

Under no circumstances must these vents be blocked or obstructed.

Additional night time ventilation is obtained by releasing the window catches and placing them in the second groove on the frame catch.


There is no danger of pollution of an enclosed awning space by the LPG exhaust from the refrigerator venting into it.

WARNING: Space heaters may produce sufficient exhaust gases 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.

Note: Motorhome owners are advised to allow some fresh air circulation into the awning space when such appliances are in use.





Battery terminals and connectors should be firmly attached. Battery surfaces should be free of moisture and dirt.

Where removable cell taps are fitted these must be screwed firmly home.

When removing a battery always remove the negative cable first. On re-connection the negative cable should be connected last.

Switch off all lamps and appliances before disconnecting the battery. Do not smoke while working on or near to the battery.


Always replace blown fuses with one of a correct rating.


Never overload any electrical circuit, especially the 12-volt socket outlet. The rating of appliances should be checked before connection.

Bathroom Light(s)

Ensure that water does not ingress into the light unit.

Charger Unit

Keep the charger unit well ventilated and never allow material or bags to be in contact with the unit casing which gets hot when the unit is operating.

230 Volt Mains Operation

Before connecting to the supply, ensure that the contacts in both the plug and the socket are clean and dry and that the hook-up plug is firmly located and locked into the socket.

The RCD must be easily accessible at all times.


Before using your Auto-Sleeper, you should be fully conversant with the following safety precautions; if you are in any doubt as to the meaning of any of them you should contact your supplying Auto-Sleeper dealer. Please read the following carefully.

In the interests of safety, replacement parts for appliances should conform to the appliance manufacturer’s specification and should be fitted by them or their authorised agent.


1 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.

2 Do not use cookers as heaters or dry clothes etc on the cooker or space heater.

3 Make sure that combustible materials can not come into contact with hot surfaces or burners.

4 Surfaces of appliances may become hot in use and the guard provided does not give full protection to the young and elderly.

5 Do not use additional independent gas appliances inside the vehicle.

6 Never allow modifications of electrical or LPG systems or appliances except by qualified technicians.

The water heater fitted to this vehicle is of the

“room sealed” type, any replacement should be the same, i.e. “room sealed”.

Turn off all gas equipment and cylinders/ tanks and any other heating appliances before travelling.

Ventilation openings are located below all the gas appliances, and in the base of the gas locker. In winter conditions make sure the vents are clear of snow and mud. These openings should be regularly checked and any mesh covering them cleaned with a stiff brush to prevent any risk of them becoming blocked. The openings are provided for your safety - please do not obstruct them.



Air Bags

Do not fit rear-facing children’s seats to front facing seat protected by air bags. It is recommended that small children do not sit in the front passenger seat whilst the vehicle is in motion. Follow the advice given in your base vehicle instruction book.

Smoke Alarm


• Battery operated.

• Operating light (LED) flashes approximately every 45 seconds confirming unit is powered.

• Low battery warning. Unit “beeps” approximately every 45 seconds for up to

30 days when the battery needs replacing.

• Sensitivity test button. Tests sensitivity, circuitry, battery, horn (and emergency light, model 350 only).

• Loud 85 decibel Piezo electric alarm.

Automatically resets when hazardous condition has passed.

WARNING: Test smoke alarm operation after vehicle has been in storage, before each trip and at least once per week during use.

Your alarm requires one 9 volt battery. Under normal use, the battery should last approximately one year.

Simple maintenance

Vacuum every six months to help keep the unit working efficiently. Open cover and gently vacuum interior of detector. Keep vacuum nozzle from touching the unit.

Problems are indicated by two events:


The alarm does not sound upon pressing the test button.


The operating light remains steadily on or off (i.e. does not flash approximately once every 45 seconds, when the unit it not in alarm).

Try the following:


Inspect for obvious damage.


Visually check that unit contains recommended battery type.



Check that battery is properly connected.


Gently vacuum as recommended above.


Replace battery.

If these procedures do not correct the problem, do NOT attempt repairs. Contact the manufacturer.

Carbon Monoxide Alarm

A Fire Angel CO-808 battery operated alarm is fitted near the ceiling on the wardrobe side panel.


• An advanced electrochemical sensor designed to accurately measure low levels of carbon monixide (CO) providing an early warning of toxic CO levels in your motorhome.

• Detects carbon monoxide continuously.

• Resistant to false alarms caused by normal household contaminants.

• Sounds a loud 85dB alarm (at 3 metres/

10 feet) to alert you in case of an emergency.

• Test/Reset button.

• Simple to mount, portable, ideal for travelling.

• Conforms to the British Standards

Institute (CSI) Carbon Monoxide

Standard BS7860 : 1996.

• Five year limited warranty (batteries excluded).

Operating Features

Your FireAngel detector offers many features which set it apart from other CO detectors on the market today.

Test/Reset Button Feature

This button will:

• Test your horn, battery and circuitry.

• Silence the loud 85dB (at 3 metres/10ft) horn during an alarm.

• Allow you to test the sensor by blowing smoke into the detector vents.

Testing the Horn, Battery and Circuitry

Test the horn, battery and circuitry by pressing the Test/Reset button to confirm that the detector is operating properly. The horn

SAFETY & SECURITY should sound as soon as the button is pressed, and both the red LEDs will flash indicating that the horn is working and the battery is providing power to the unit. This test for the horn, battery and circuitry should be performed on a weekly basis.

vents vents test/ reset button

Testing the Sensor

CAUTION: All sensor testing should only be performed by a responsible adult. This test should only be performed once a month.

Excessive testing will cause the battery life to be shortened.

Note: CO test kits may be used in order to avoid having to burn cigarettes, incense sticks etc.

Please read all steps throughly before attempting to test your alarm.

vents vents test/ reset button

Step 1: If alarm is wall mounted remove by unhooking unit from wall fixing screws.

Step 2: Place left thumb/finger over the sounder vent. Hold the Test/Reset button down with right thumbfinger until the High

Level LED stops flashing and only the Low

Level LED flashes once per second (this should happen after around 5 seconds).

Upon releasing the Test/Reset button the

High Level LED will begin to flash twice in quick succession every 5 seconds. This indicates that the detector is now monitoring continously for CO and may be tested using a known source of CO.

Step 3: Light a cigarette or an incense stick using a match or lighter. Extinguish the lighter, or put out the match and place it into a dish of water.

Step 4: Turn the alarm on its side so that the vents nearest the Test/Reset button on the side of the alarm are pointing down ward

(see diagram below). Hold the burning cigarette or incense stick 15-20cm (6-8 in) below the detector, so that the smoke moves towards the holes in the sides of the detector.

An increase in the carbon monoxide level to more than

100ppm will cause the horn to sound momentarily and the High

Level LED to illuminate continuously for a short time and then flash rapiidly. (Note it make take up to 2 minutes of exposure to the smoke for the carbon monoxide levels to reach over 100 ppm).

Step 5: After step 4, put out the incense stick or cigarette by placing it into a dish of water. Ensure that all flames have been extinguished. As the level of CO falls the High Level LED will stop flashing and will again continuously illuminate for a short time.

The unit will then return to sensor test mode with the High LEvel LED flashing twice every

5 seconds.

Step 6: After four minutes the detector will


SAFETY & SECURITY return to normal monitoring mode and the

High LEvel LED will flash once per minute.

Note: The reason we recommend using cigarettes or incense sticks to test your alarm’s sensor is that carbon monoxide is contained within the smoke given off by them as they burn inefficiently. Candles/matches etc will not provide a source of CO as they do not burn inefficiently. Your CO detector cannot detect smoke.

Understanding different alarms

High Level Alarm

If a high level of CO (above 70ppm) has been detected for a specified period of time, a loud continuous 85dB (at 3 metres) alarm will sound and the High Level LED will flash once very 5 seconds. Press the Test/Reset button to silence the alarm for 6 minutes. If the CO level remains above 70ppm during this 6 minutes, the alarm will again sound.

Low Level Alarm

The detector will sound a loud continuous

85dB (at 3 metres) alarm and the Low Level

LED will flash once every 5 seconds when a low level of CO (35ppm-70ppm) has been continuously detected for 4 hours. To silence the alarm, press the Test/Reset button. If the

CO level remains above 35ppm for the next 4 hours, the alarm will again sound.

Continued low level alarms are an indication that the potential of a high level alarm exists.

You should treat this alarm very seriously.

Prolonged low levels of CO are believed to cause brain damage and heart disease, particularly in children and pregnant women.

Call a qualified service engineer and have the problem investigated and rectified immediately. In the case of gas appliances this must be a CORGI registered installer.

WARNING: If both the High Level LED and the Low Level LED are flashing, the unit has detected both High and Low levels of carbon monoxide. You should treat this as a High Level Alarm, and act accordingly.

Low Battery/Error Warning

When your battery needs replacing, the High

LEvel LED will continue to flash once per minute and the detector will chirp once per minute for up to 30 days. Replace the battery immediately! When there is no battery in place, the red ‘missing battery’ indicator will appear at the top of the unit to remind you to replace the battery. If the unit continues to chirp, even with a fresh battery, then your detector is indicating that a fault has developed.

On discovering a fault please contact the

FireAngel Technical Support Line between

10am-4pm, Monday to Friday.

Tel: 024 7623 6663 (1-800 523171 in Eire).

E-mail: [email protected]

Quick Reference Label

A Quick Reference Label is located on the back of your detector and provides you with general instructions on the actions to take when your alarm sounds. For full details, read this owner’s manual carefully.

What to do in the event of an alarm

WARNING: A loud alarm is a warning that high and potentially lethal levels of carbon monoxide are present. Never ignire this alarm, further exposure can be fatal. Immediately check residents for symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, and contact the proper authorities to resolve all CO problems.



Please carefully review these instructions to ensure that you know what actions to take in the event of both high and low-level alarms.

What to do during a high-level alarm

• Open the doors and windows to ventilate.

• Turn off the appliance where possible and stop using the appliance.

• Silence the alarm by pressing the Test/

Reset button.

• Evacuate the property leaving the doors and windows open.

• Ring your gas or other fuel supplier on their emergency number, keep the number in a prominent place.

• Do not re-enter the property until the alarm has stopped.

• Get medical help immediately for anyone


SAFETY & SECURITY suffering the effects of carbon monoxide poisoning (headache, nausea), and advise that carbon monoxide poisoning is suspected.

• Do not use the appliance again until it has been checked by an expert. In the case of gas appliances this must be a

CORGI registered installer.

What to do during a low-level warning

• Open all doors and windows to ventilate.

• Turn off all appliances that are potential sources of CO when possible, and stop using the appliance. These may include gas and wood-burning fireplaces, all gas appliances, and barbecues.

• Silence the alarm by pressing the Test/

Reset button.

• Do not use the appliance again until it has been checked by a qualified service engineer. In the case of gas appliances this must be a CORGI registered installer.

• Get medical help immediately for anyone suffering the effects of carbon monoxide poisoning (headache, nausea), and advise that carbon monoxide poisoning is suspected.

Battery installation/replacement




If the detector is wall mounted then unhook it from the mounting screws.

Remove the battery cover located on the back of the detector.

Replace the battery with an approved 9 volt alkaline battery, making sure the battery terminals align properly with the

6-6 detector terminals and push the battery into place. Use of a battery other than the battery recommended by FireAngel Ltd can have a detrimental effect on the detector operation. Replace the battery cover and return the detector to the origiinal position.


When the battery is first inserted the detector will shortly emit a single beep and the LEDs will flash to indicate that the battery is properly connected.


Your advanced FireAngel detector does not require a proplonged ‘power-up’ period. If you have followed all of the above steps correctly, your unit will begin monitoring for CO in 20 minutes. After the

20 minute warm-up period, the High-

Level LED will flash once per minute to indicate that the detector is powered up and is monitoring for CO.


Test the horn, battery and circuitry by pressing the Test/reset button to confirm that the detector is operating properly.

The horn should sound as soon as the button is pressed, and the LEDs will flash indicating that the horn is working and the battery is providing power to the unit.

This test for the horn, battery and circuitry should be performed on a weekly basis.

WARNING: Prolonged exposure to the horn in close proximmity will damage your hearing.

When there is no battery in place, a red missing battery indicator will remind you to replace the battery. Under normal operating conditions, the battery should last one year.

The battery life in full alarm is 7 days. The detector will not protect against the risk of CO poisoning when the battery has drained.

Caution: Constant exposure to extreme high or low temperatures amy reduce battery life.

Maintaining/Testing your detector


Your detector will alert you to potentially hazardous CO concentrations in your home when maintained properly. To maintain your

Fireangel detector in proper working order,

SAFETY & SECURITY and to ensure that your sensor will maintain its 5 year life, it is recommended that you:

• Test horn, battery and circuitry at least once per week.

• Test sensor once per month.

• Keep the detector free of dust by gently vacuuming the case with a soft brush attachment once per month.

• Never use cleaning solutions on your detector. Simply wipe with a slightly damp cloth.

• Do not paint the detector.

• Do not spray aerosols on or near the detector.

• Move the detector to a safe location and store in a plastic bag before painting, wall papering, using or performing any other activities that use materials that emit strong fumes. WARNING: Your alarm will not detect CO when it is stored in this way). Remember to remove it from the bag and replace the detector when these activities are finished.

Technical information

Detector specifications: Model CO-808.

Sensor Type: Electrochemical.

Sensor Life: 5 years.

Sensor range: 10ppm-999ppm.

Alarm Sound Level: 85dB (at 3 metres/10ft).

Recommended Batteries: Duracell 9V Ultra,

Duracell MN1604, Energizer 522, Energizer

9V Ultra+, Gold Peak 1604A.

Battery Life: Exceeds 1 year, replaceable.


Chassis number

Record the chassis number and the factory job number of your motorhome, and keep them in a safe place at home.

The chassis number is a 17 digit number, beginning with the letters VF3, and is found stamped on a plate visible through a window in the bottom left hand corner of the windscreen, and also on a plate under the bonnet attached to the bonnet closing crossmember. (This plate also contains the permissible weight data).

The factory job number is an alphanumeric code consisting of a letter followed by four numbers, and is found on a label inside the glove box.

Motorhome Theft

The theft of a motorhome can occur in the most unlikely circumstances; from a motorway service area, even from an owner’s driveway.

Secure all windows and doors when your motorhome is unoccupied even if only for a short length of time.

Additional security

Consider fitting any device which might deter or prevent intrusion by thieves. A wheel lock prevents removal of the wheel.

Window etching of the chassis number is a cost effective deterrent.

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.





Please read and become familiar with operating instructions for equipment fitted in your motorhome.

Connection of services are dealt with under separate headings, Water, Electricity and



Fresh/Waste Tanks

The freshwater tank is located under the floor in the centre of the vehicle, with its drain tap in the skirt on the offside of the vehicle. The waste water tank is under the rear of the vehicle with the drain tap in the offside skirt behind the rear axle.

For capacities of both see the Technical

Specification Section.

The fresh water tank is filled through the

Truma Ultraflow socket on the offside of the vehicle using the special hose supplied.

All pipe work is manufactured to food grade material specification.


Both tanks are fitted with breathers, which allow air displacement when filling. When filling the fresh water tank, water may escape through these breathers; this should give no cause for concern.

Frost Precaution

If the vehicle is not being used during freezing conditions the water must be drained. Whilst the vehicle is being used in such conditions, and the water heater is at risk of freezing, it should be drained by opening the drain valve.


A Flojet R3426-500 Triplex Diaphragm automatic water system pump is fitted in the base of the wardrobe and is accessible if the drawer is open and the wardrobe floor removed. This is a self priming pump, mounted on noise absorbing mounts, which has the ability to run dry without damage. It has a flow rate of 5.3 litres (1.4 gallons) per minute.


With pump switch off and battery fully charged, fill water tank, open all taps, then turn pump switch on. Water will begin to flow.

When the water is free of air, turn taps off.



Remember, you are filling the water heater and the toilet and shower lines. When all valves are shut-off, pump will stop.

Caution: Should pump fail to stop, turn switch off and see the trouble shooting guide.


Portable water systems require periodic maintenance to delivery a consistent flow of freshwater. 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.

Systems with new components, or ones that have been subjected to contamination, should also be disinfected as follows:


Use of the following methods to determine the amount of common household bleach needed to sanitise the tank.

(A) Multiply “gallon of tank capacity” by

0.13; the result is the ounces of bleach needed to sanitise the tank.

(B) Multiply “litres of tank capacity” by

1.0; the result is the milli-litres of bleach needed to sanitise the tank.


Mix into solution the proper amount of bleach within a container of water.


Pour the solution (water/bleach) into the tank and fill the tank with potable water.


Open ALL taps (hot and cold) allowing the water to run until the distinct odour of chlorine is detected.


The standard solution must have four (4) hours of contact time to disinfect completely. Doubling the solution concentration allows for contact time of one hour.


When the contact time is completed, drain the tank. Refill with potable water and purge the plumbing of all sanitising solution.


Allowing water to freeze in the system may result in damage to the pump and plumbing system.

Non-toxic anti-freeze for potable water may be used with Flojet pumps. Follow manufacturers recommendations.

Refer to coach or equipment manufacturers instructions for their specific winterising and drainage procedures.

WARNING: Do not use automotive antifreeze to winterise potable water systems.

These solutions are highly toxic and may cause serious injury or death if ingested.


Drain the water tank. Open tank drain valve. You may use the pump to drain the tank by opening all the taps in the system. Allow the pump to operate until the tank is empty. Do not operate the pump more than 15 minutes continuously.


Open all taps 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 onto the RV. Turn the pump off once the plumbing is empty. Leave the fittings disconnected from the pump until the system is ready to be used again.

Make a note on your tank filler that the plumbing is not connected.


Be sure that all taps are left open to protect against damage to the plumbing.




Vibration induced by road conditions can cause plumbing to loosen. Check for any system components that are loose. Many symptoms can be resolved by simply tightening the hardware.

Pump will not start/blows circuit breaker - check:

• Electrical connections, breaker, main switch, and earth connection.

• Is the motor hot? Thermal breaker may have triggered; it may reset when cool.

• Is voltage present at the switch? Try to bypass the pressure switch. Does the pump operate, if it does, it indicates faulty switch.

• Charging system for correct voltage (

± 10%) and good earth.

• For an open or grounded circuit, or motor, or improperly sized wire.

• For seized or locked diaphragm assembly (water frozen?).

Will not prime/splutters - (No discharge/motor runs) - check:

• Is the filter clogged with debris?

• Is there water in the tank, or, has air collected in the hot water system?

• Is the inlet pipe work/plumbing sucking in air at plumbing/connections (vacuum leaky?)

• Is inlet/outlet plumbing severely restricted or kinked?

• Proper voltage with the pump operating (

± 10%).

• For debris in pump inlet/outlet valves or for swollen/dry valves.

• Pump housing for cracks or loose drive assembly screws.

Pump will not shut-off/runs when tap is closed - check:

• Output side (pressure) plumbing for leaks, and inspect the leaky valves or toilet.

• For air trapped in outlet side (water heater) or pump head.

• For correct voltage to pump (

± 10%).

• For loose drive assembly or pump head screws.

• Are the valves or internal check valve held open by debris or is rubber swollen?

• Pressure switch operation/adjustment incorrect, refer to shut-off adjustment for switch.

Noisy or rough operation - check:

• For plumbing which may have vibrated loose.

• Is the pump plumbed with rigid pipe causing noise to transmit?

• Does the mounting surface multiply noise (flexible)?

• For mounting feet that are loose or are compressed too tight.

• For loose pump head to motor screws (3 long screws).

• With the motor with pump head removed. Is noise from motor or pump head?

Rapid cycling - check:

• Pressure switch shut-off adjustment.

• Water purifier, if fitted, should be on separate feed line.

• For restrictive plumbing, flow restrictors in taps/shower heads.



Troubleshooting (continued)

Leaks from pump head or switch - check:

• For loose screws at switch or pump head.

• Switch diaphragm ruptured or pinched.

• For punctured diaphragm if water is present in the drive assembly.





Gas Bottles

Bottled Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) is the most convenient portable source of fuel for your motorhome. The motorhome includes a gas bottle stowage compartment.

Make sure that heating and cooking appliances and the gas cylinders are switched off before you move the motorhome.

The regulator

Your motorhome is fitted with a regulator as standard equipment. The gas regulator has a working pressure of 30mbar and is suitable for both propane and butane liquefied petroleum gas. There are dedicated hoses available for different types of gas/bottle.

They are also available for camping gas and other mainland Europe LPG suppliers.

Please contact your retailer who will have a stock of these hoses.

Note: Regulator valves should always be in the ‘OFF’ position when towing.

Truma regulator

WARNING: Some industrial LPG

appliances operate at high pressure and require a ‘high pressure’ regulator. This often has an adjusting handle on it.

NEVER use such a regulator on a motorhome.





Butane is supplied in the U.K. in green, blue or aluminium bottles.

All these have a male left hand thread

EXCEPT for Camping Gaz which has a special female right hand thread and Calor

7kg and 15kg and aluminium bottles which have a special clip-on connection.

Continental bottles usually have a male left hand thread similar to but not identical with

U.K. butane.

Butane is suitable for use at temperatures down to 2

°C but will not work below that.


Propane is supplied in Red, or partly red bottles which have a female left hand threaded connector.

Scandinavian countries use the same connector.

Germany and Austria supply propane with a male connection.

Propane will work at temperatures as low as -


°C and is therefore suitable for all winter use.

Note: See Technical Specification section for recommended gas bottle sizes.


Ensure that the cylinder is empty, then: i.

Turn off the tap located by the gas regulator.


Turn off cylinder valve and all gas appliances.

iii. Remove the gas hose from the cylinder.

If the gas hose is left disconnected protect the open inlet against the entry of dirt or insects.

iv. Release retaining strap.


Remove cylinder from gas locker and stand on ground.

vi. Fit plastic protecting cap to cylinder.

Full cylinder:


Place cylinder in cradle in gas locker.


Remove plastic protector from cylinder.

iii. Connect the gas hose.

iv. Connect retaining strap.


Turn on cylinder valve and then systematically relight appliances as required.

If cylinders other than those recommended are used, then the user must ensure that:

1) The cylinders are adequately supported.

2) Do not block ventilation openings.

3) Cannot cause damage to fixtures and fittings located in the compartment.




Facts about LPG

LPG is not poisonous.

Bi-products are harmless.

There is danger if all air and oxygen were excluded.

(Ventilation holes must be kept clear at all times).

LPG has been given a smell by the manufacturers in order to identify leaks.

Only use gas cylinders stored in the dedicated gas locker. Do not attempt to fit extension hoses or use externally located gas bottles.


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) Avoid naked lights when connecting or changing a cylinder.

c) Inspect flexible gas hoses regularly for deterioration and renew as necessary with the approved type, in any case not later than the expiration date marked on the hose(s).

d) The gas is heavier than air and therefore sinks to the lowest point.

e) Keep bottle gas containers outside (and protected against frost). If they must be kept inside make sure they are well away from heat.



Fixed ventilation is a statutory requirement in all motorhomes. These ventilation apertures are positioned at both high and low level and for your safety should not be obstructed, even partially.

Low Level Ventilation

Under each appliance is a fixed ventilation aperture, of a size commensurate with the rating of the appliance itself. It is either gauze covered or incorporates a fixed plastic vent.

This should be checked regularly to see that it has not become blocked.

High Level Ventilation

High level ventilation is provided by the roof vents. The ventilation provided has been carefully calculated and relates to the rating

Ventilation Diagram


CONNECTION OF SERVICES of the appliances in the vehicle. Roof vents must not be covered with anything that may limit or affect the ventilation they provide.


Under no circumstances should any fixed ventilation aperture be blocked, covered, either partially or fully, or be modified in any manner whatsoever. They should be checked at least annually for damage or blockage.

Screens and/or grilles should be kept clean and free from dust. See diagram of upper/ lower ventilation.

All ventilation complies with BS EN 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.



When you are cooking, it is essential to provide additional ventilation such as opening windows near grill, cooker or oven.

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.

WARNING: Never allow modification of

LPG systems and appliances except by qualified persons.


Ensure that the gas regulator is correctly connected to the gas cylinder in gas bottle compartment and that the hose is tight.

Before turning on the gas supply, ensure that all gas operated equipment in the motorhome is turned off.

All gas equipment is supplied through a central Gas Manifold System which has individual isolation taps for each appliance denoted by a symbol (see below).

Gas isolation valve

Note: Amount and order of taps may vary from that which is shown.


1 Interior outlet sockets must only be used with original appliances supplied by manufacturer.

2 No appliance must be used outside when connected to an internal socket.

3 No additional appliance must be used inside the motorhome.



Never use portable cooking or heating equipment other than electric heaters, that are not of the radiant type as they are a fire and asphyxiation hazard.

Safe Usage

To avoid accidents, the following fundamental advice should be carefully read before using gas appliances or changing gas cylinders.

• Always read and follow the use and maintenance instructions provided by the manufacturers of gas equipment. Should any soot accumulate on pans, fire radiants, etc., or any smell be produced, consult a competent installer on the correct maintenance and adjustment of burners.

• Never check for gas leaks with a naked flame.

• Always turn off the gas cylinder valve(s) or inlet to the motorhome or other dwelling when gas appliances are not in use.

• Never use gas appliances without adequate ventilation. All gas appliances require a plentiful supply of fresh air for correct operation. Fixed ventilators or air inlets should not be stopped up. Where practicable, turn off all appliances before retiring to bed, preferably at the cylinder or inlet to the motorhome or other dwelling.

• Unless the appliance incorporates automatic ignition, when lighting an appliance always make sure you apply a lighted match or taper to the burner before turning on the gas.

• If any appliance is disconnected for repair, maintenance, etc., ensure that the gas line is capped off.

• If taps are stiff to operate or appear to be a source of leakage, call in a competent installer to rectify. LPG taps require a special grease.

• Always seek advice when in doubt.

Input Ratings

Input rating for the gas appliances are as follows:

Refrigerator ......................................... 0.1kW

Heater ................................................. 2.4kW

Grill ...................................................... 1.5kW

Water heater ....................................... 1.5kW

Oven ................................................... 1.5kW

Hob burners (x3) ...................... 1.5kW (each)




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




On arrival at caravan site

The motorhome mains inlet flexible supply cable and its limits are shown on page 7-12.


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 a.c. or d.c. and whether it is at the correct voltage and frequency,

(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, and

(c) any residual current device (earth leakage circuit breaker) in the mains supply to the motorhome has been tested within the last month.

In case of doubt, consult the site owner or his agent.



3. Lift the cover of the electricity inlet provided on the motorhome, 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.

Note: Use mains cable fully uncoiled and protect from traffic.

Caution: Be aware that the 12V appliances, except the refrigerator, will not operate whilst the ignition is switched on and the vehicle engine running. The master switch on the electrical control panel controls the 12 volt supply.














Note: Please check appliance manufacturers handbook to see if suitable for use with generator or charger.

A generator may only be connected via the mains socket. If using a generator you also need to comply with the requirements/ instructions supplied with the generator.

Because motorhomes are sometimes left unused for long periods in the open, it is strongly advised that the mains installation is inspected periodically to ensure that it is safe to use. The IEE Wiring Regulations recommend that mains installations in motorhomes are re-inspected every 3 years by a qualified person (see list) who should sign and issue a periodic inspection report.

(The manufacturer recommends annual inspections).

Suitably qualified persons acceptable to the

NCC to sign and issue inspection and completion certificates are:

• an approved contractor of the National

Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting* or

• a member of the Electrical Contractors’


• a member of the Electrical Contractors’

Association of Scotland

• a qualified person acting on behalf of the above (in which event it should be stated for whom he is acting).


*The names and addresses of Approved

Contractors in any locality (there are over

10,500 in the UK) can be obtained from

Electricity Shops, or direct from:


Vintage House, 37 Albert Embankment,

London SE1 7UJ

Telephone: 0171 582 7746

The names and addresses of members of the Electrical Contractors’ Associations can be obtained direct from:


Esca House

Palace Court

London W2 4HY

Telephone: 0171 229 1266

ECA of Scotland

23 Heriot Row

Edinburgh EH3 6EW

Telephone: 0131 225 7221

WARNING: Current consumption in the

motorhome must not exceed 16 amps or the pitch permitted maximum if this is less than 16 amps.

It is dangerous to attempt modifications and additions yourself. Never allow modification of electrical systems and appliances except by qualified persons.

Lampholder–plugs (bayonet-cap adaptors) should not in any circumstances be used.

CAUTION: The Truma Ultraheat has the potential to draw 8 amps at 2kW. It is, therefore, advisable to check the supply rating before switching on two loads (items) greater than the supply as this may cause an overload and the circuit breaker to trip.


Note: Connection to a mains voltage supply

OVERSEAS requires particular attention.

Care must be taken when connecting supplies abroad since the supplies can be of


The significance of REVERSE POLARITY is that when equipment is switched off it may not be electrically isolated.

The only certain way of making equipment safe is to unplug it.

If electrical polarity indication is not included in your motorhome electrical equipment, it is useful to have a means of checking polarity of the mains supply, especially when touring overseas. There are available several proprietary makes of equipment for testing polarity.

If it can be achieved, it is preferable to connect live to live, and neutral to neutral to maintain full electrical protection.






1 Key Features

• 325W (~25A) Power Converter - Converts the 230V mains supply into 12v DC power to run the leisure equipment and supply the battery charger.

• Intelligent ‘offline’ Battery Charger - Uses a process of disconnecting the leisure battery from the leisure equipment during the charging process, which allows the battery charger to charge batteries quicker, recover heavily discharged batteries and achieve a higher final charge level than traditional battery chargers.

• Built-in dual Solar Regulator - Allows the direct connection of a 20 to 100W solar panel without the need for additional components. The dual regulator charges both the vehicle and leisure batteries simultaneously.

• System Monitor Circuit - Monitors key components within the power supply to ensure optimum operation. A simple ‘traffic light’ indicator shows the power supply status.

• Enhanced Digital Control Panel - With scrolling menu system, battery condition (voltage and current), water tank levels, tank and battery level warnings with battery protect circuit, alarm clock and programmable event timer.

2 System Overview

The following diagram shows the typical configuration of the EC325 system. The key component is the EC325 power supply unit (PSU), which is the hub of the system and provides connectivity to the ancillary components and the EC325 digital control panel.



3 Power Supply Details

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 following diagram shows the EC325PSU layout.

WARNING: Under heavy loads the EC325PSU case may become hot. ALWAYS ensure the ventilation slots and the cooling fan have a clear flow of air. Do not place combustible materials against / adjacent to the EC325PSU. The PSU will shutdown if overheated and will restart automatically when cool.

3.1 Battery Charger

The EC325PSU incorporates an intelligent ‘offline’ battery charger that disconnects the leisure equipment from the battery while it is being charged. This process allows the charger to use higher charging voltages and to accurately control the charging current. No other equipment may be connected directly to the battery while charging is taking place. This intelligent battery charger draws power from the power converter (see 3.4) when the mains 230v supply is turned on and from the vehicle alternator when the engine is running, therefore the leisure battery is always charged via the intelligent battery charger.

WARNING: Higher voltages maybe present at the battery (<=18v). Do not connect ANY equipment to the battery while the charger is operating. Failure to comply with this warning may lead to equipment damage and will affect the battery charger performance.

The EC325 system also incorporates a battery compartment temperature sensor (see photograph), which monitors the battery ambient temperature to allow the charger to adjust the charging current if the battery is very cold or hot.



3.2 Residual Current Device & Miniature Circuit Breakers

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 5.1)

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 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.

The following table shows the rating and circuit allocation for the three MCB’s






10 Amps

10 Amps

6 Amps

Wire Colour


White (Yellow for heater)

Black (Blue for water heater)


230v Sockets

Extra 230v Sockets / Heater

Fridge/Water Heater / 12v Charger

(internally connected)

3.3 System Monitor

The system monitor circuit checks the power supply key components to ensure optimum operation. The current status is displayed on the front of the PSU by the means of a dear indication that illuminates in different colours depending on the PSU status.




















Indication description

Mains supply on, PSU status good.

Mains supply off, PSU status good.

Mains supply on, PSU in warning mode. In this mode the PSU will limit the output current to protect the unit from damage. It is still safe to use the unit but the fault should be investigated. Typical causes are battery temperature sensor unplugged, cooling fan not working, internal sensors disconnected or failed.

Mains supply off, PSU in warning mode.

Mains supply on, PSU in overheat failure mode. In this mode the PSU will shutdown and all equipment will be switched off. The cooling fan will continue to run until the unit cools down. Typical causes are shortcircuited DC output, battery connected in reverse, cooling fan failed, cooling vents blocked / covered, problem caused by prolonged use in warning mode.

Mains supply on, PSU in overheat failure mode.

Mains supply off, PSU in overheat failure mode.



3.4 Power Converter

The EC325PSU contains a power converter that powers the leisure equipment when the mains supply is connected. This module supplies 13.5v DC to the leisure equipment up to a maximum of 25 Amps (325 Watts).

The power converter also supplies power to the intelligent battery charger, therefore the available power is distributed between the leisure load and the charger, with the leisure load taking priority as per the following example:

Leisure load





Available power for battery charger





3.5 Solar Panel Converter

The EC325PSU incorporates a built-in dual channel Solar Regulator that allows the direct connection of a 20 to 100W solar panel without the need for additional components. The dual regulator charges both the vehicle and leisure batteries simultaneously and connects to the PSU via a dedicated connector on the base of the unit (see section 5.7 for details).

A connection harness is available from your dealer, the part number is 59065-07.

3. 6 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.

The following table shows the fuse allocation for the 12 fuses fitted to the EC325PSU.















20 Amps

20 Amps

5 Amps

10 Amps

10 Amps

10 Amps

15 Amps

15 Amps

10 Amps

10 Amps

5 Amps

10 Amps

Fuse Colour













Wire Colour

Brown / Blue

Brown / Green

Brown / Yellow

Green / Blue

Green / White

Grey / Red



Yellow / White

Black / tracer

Yellow/ Green



Leisure Battery

Vehicle Battery

Permanent Supply (Radio / Fridge)

Water Pump 1

Water Pump 2

Auxiliary Supply (Awning / Entry Light)

Front Lights

Rear Lights

12v Sockets/TV Amplifier/Entertainment

Fans / Heater Fans

Ignitions Supply (Heaters / Cooker)

Toilet Pump

The following table shows details of the fuse(s) located at the leisure battery.

Battery 1

Battery 2

20 Amps

20 Amps





Fuse remotely located near battery

Fuse remotely located near battery 2

(where fitted)



3.7 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

EC325PSU is configured at the factory for standard lead acid leisure batteries, however your dealer can reconfigure the unit to work with Gel batteries if required. The dealer may make a small charge for undertaking this work. Some vehicle installations can cater for two leisure batteries connected in parallel. In these cases it is recommended that two identical batteries are used. 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.

B) Installation & Removal

Always disconnect the 230v mains supply and turn the EC325PSU charger switch to the OFF (0) position before removing or installing the battery. 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.

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 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.

To prevent over discharge, the EC325 system incorporates a battery protect circuit that warns and then disconnects the batteries when they fall below the following conditions:




Voltage Action after cut off cut off


Battery selection is changed from Vehicle battery to leisure battery. If the leisure battery is below 6V then a further warning will occur (see below).

6V Power is turned off


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 the vehicle lights on.

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 the radio or other permanently connected equipment.



4 Control Panel Details

4.1 Layout and Buttons

The following diagram shows the control panel layout and button functions.

Note: to remove the decorative bezel, pull down and lift forward as indicated by the blue arrows.


Function Options / Notes

Power ON / OFF

Battery SELECT

Pump On / OFF

Aux On / OFF

Scroll UP

Use to turn the main leisure power on and off.

Use to select the Leisure or Vehicle battery.

Press the button to toggle between the leisure and vehicle batteries. When a battery is selected this battery will be used as the power source and will also be charged by the charger.

Use to turn the water pump(s) power on and off (see section 4.3).

Use to turn the Auxiliary power on and off

(see manufacturers handbook for details of what items are operated by the auxiliary function).

Use to scroll the display up (settings section of the menu) or adjust the selected setting

(see section 4.3).

The adjacent LED is illuminated when the power is ON.

The adjacent LED is illuminated when the VEHICLE battery is selected; by default when the power is initially turned on the leisure battery is selected and is indicated by the battery select LED off.

The adjacent LED is illuminated when the pump power is ON.

The adjacent LED is illuminated when the auxiliary power is ON.

Note: The menu screens operate in a continuous loop, therefore you can use either the UP and DOWN buttons to move to any screen.

Scroll DOWN


Use to scroll the display down (readings section of the menu) or adjust the selected setting (see section 4.2).

Use to select a men item within the settings section (see section 4.2 & 4.3).

Use to move to the next setting, when entering alarm / event times.

Note: The display backlight operated for approximately 6 seconds after any key press.



4.2 Menu Functions - Readings section


EC325 v1.3H

12:00 23.9ºC


Main Control Panel display showing model number (EC325), software version number (v3.1), specification

(H), current time (12:00) and internal temperature (23.9ºC) in centrigrade.

Leisure Battery

12.5v (Good)

Vehicle Battery

13.3v (Good)

Mains Supply


Voltage reading and battery condition description for the onboard leisure battery

See also 3.7C

Voltage reading and battery condition descriptionfor the vehicle battery

See also 3.7C

Indication of the 230V mains supply

Options / Notes

The addition of an asterisk (*) in the top left of the display indicates that the alarm is set.

The addition of a hash (#) in the top right of the display indicates that the event timer is set.

The addition of the letters ‘AC” in the centre of the display indicates that the AC Mains supply is switched on.

Less than 10.9 = (Poor)

10.9 to 11.4 = (Fair)

11.9 to 14.4 = (Good)

Less than 10.9 = (Poor)

10.9 to 11.8 = (Fair)

11.9 to 14.4 = (Good)

ON = mains supply on

OFF = mains supply off

Leisure Battery

= Lead Acid

Fresh Water

25% Full

Shows the type of battery configured within the EC325PSU

Water level in the fresh water tank

(5 measurement levels)

If the water pump power switch is turned ON and the later level drops below 25% a warning beep will be heard and the LCD display will flash.

To cancel the warning, press the select ( ) button. The warning 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.

The leisure battery type can be changed within the EC325PSU to accommodate Gel batteries if required (see section 3.7A for details)

0% < 1/4 Full (Nearly empty)

25% > = 1/4 Full

50% > = 1/2 Full

75% > = 3/4 Full

100% = Full




Waste Water

0% Full

External Temp


Battery Current

5.4 Amps


Water level in the waste water tank

(2 measurement levels).

If the water pump power switch is turned ON and the waste water level rises to 100% a warning beep will be heard and the LCD display will flash.

To cancel the warning, press the

( ) button. The warning 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.

External temperature (in degrees centigrade) as measured by the external temperature probe

(Only available in H specification systems - see start of section 4.2)

Current (in Amps) being drawn from or charged into the selected battery.

If a solar panel is fitted this display will include the current being provided by the solar panel.

(Only available in H specification systems - see start of section 4.2)

Options / Notes

0% < 1/2 Full

50% > = 1/2 Full (optional level that is not normally fitted by most manufacturers)

100% = Full

Negative figure (-) = current being drawn from the selected battery.

Positive figure (+) = current being used to charge the selected battery



4.3 Menu Functions - Settings section


Pump Select?



Shows the currently selected pump that will be operated by pressing the pump on/off switch (TAP symbol).

Use the select button ( ) to change.

Water Tank Fill?

<Start 1 Min>

Note: If you water pump stops working, this setting may have been inadvertently changed.

Options / Notes

<INTERNAL> = The internal pump will be operated by the pump switch.

<EXTERNAL> = The external pump will be operated by the pump switch.

<BOTH> = Both the internal and external pumps will be operated simultaneously by the pump switch.

Will have no effect if the external pump is already switched on (see above).

Will not operate if the internal

(fresh) water tank is showing

100% full.

Clock Set?


Alarm Set?


Allows operation of the external pump for a period of one minute (for filling the internal tank from the external tank).

Use the select button ( ) to START

(or STOP).

Access to set the internal clock

Press the select button ( ) to select HOUR.

Use the up/down ( ) buttons to change.

Press the select button ( ) to select


Use the ( ) buttons to change.

Press the select button ( ) to exit.

Access to set the alarm clock

Press the select button ( ) to select HOUR.

Use the up/down ( ) buttons to change.

Press the select button ( ) to select


Use the ( ) buttons to change.

Press the select button ( ) to exit.

Please note the clock uses a 24 hour cycle.

Please note the clock uses a 24 hour cycle.

Alarm = Off

Shows the alarm clock status (on/off)

Press the select button ( ) to switch between OFF or ON.

The addition of an asterisk (*) in the top left of the main EC325 display indicates that the alarm is set




Set Event Timer?


Access to set the event timer

Press the select button ( ) to select HOUR ON.

Use the up/down ( ) buttons to change.

Press the select button ( ) to select


Use the ( ) buttons to change.

Press the select button ( ) to select


Use the up/down ( ) buttons to change.

Press the select button ( ) to select


Use the ( ) buttons to change.

Press the select button ( ) to exit.

Options / Notes

Please note the event timer uses a 24 hour cycle.

The event timer is used to switch the control panel power on and off in the absence of the user/occupier.

See section 4.4 for further details.

(Only available in H and M specification systems).

Event Timer = Off

12:00 till 12:00

Allows the event timer status (OFF/

ON) and the current On and Off times.

Press the select button ( ) to switch between OFF or ON.

(Only available in H and M specification systems).

The addition of a hash (#) in the top right of the main EC325 display indicates that the event timer is set.

4.4 Event Timer example

The event timer is designed to allow the leisure vehicle user to turn the 12v power on or off (in the same way as using the control panel power button) without being in the vehicle. This allows lights or other equipment to be turned on or off at a predetermined time.

Example - to turn on one interior light at 11.00pm for 1 hour:

Ensure the clock is set to the correct time

Scroll to the ‘Set Event Timer?’ screen

Following the instruction in section 4.3, set the ON time to 23:00 and the OFF time to 24:00

Scroll to the ‘Event Timer=’ screen and select ON

Scroll to the main control panel display and ensure a hash (#) is displayed in the right of the display

Turn all lights and 12v equipment off in the vehicle except the light that you want the event timer to automatically switch on

Turn the 12v power off on the control panel

Exit the vehicle

At 11:00pm (23:00) the control panel will switch the 12v power on and therefore any equipment that was left switched on will be turned on. The 12v power will be switched off at Midnight (24:00).



4.5 Warning Messages

Vehicle Battery

Dangerously Low

Leisure Battery

Dangerously Low

PSU Over Temp

Cooling Down

System disabled

Engine started

This WARNING display indicates that the vehicle battery voltage is low (10.9 volts or less). The panel will beep for one minutes and then switch over to the leisure battery to prevent draining the vehicle battery.

This WARNING display indicates that the leisure battery voltage is low (6 volts or less).

The panel will beep for one minute and then switch the power off to prevent damage to the leisure battery.

This WARNING indicates that the

EC325PSU has overheated and is cooling down. The charger and power converter will shutdown to allow the cooling fan to reduce the heat of the PSU.

This WARNING display indicates that the system has been disabled because the vehicle engine is running.

You can switch over to the leisure battery immediately (and cancel the beep) by using the battery selector switch.

See section 3.7 for further details.

This warning is unlikely to occur under normal operation. If your

PSU does overheat please check the ventilation slots for blockages etc.

EMC (Electro Magnetic

Compatibility) directive 89/336/

EEC requires that electrical accessories within the vehicle are disconnected while the vehicle is in motion.

5 Operational & Safety Information

5.1 Connecting to the Mains supply - 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.

A) Ensure suitability of the Mains Supply. Your Leisure Vehicle should only be connected to an approved supply that meets the requirements of BS7671. 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.

B) Switch the EC325PSU internal Power Converter OFF. Locate the green ‘Charger’ power switch on the EC325PSU and ensure the switch is in the OFF (0) position 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 EC325PSU 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 5.2.

E) Check correct Polarity. Locate the ‘Reverse Polarity’ indicator on the EC325PSU and ensure that the indicator is NOT illuminated. If the indicator is illuminated see section 5.2.

F) Check Miniature Circuit Breakers. Locate the MCB’s within the EC325PSU (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 5.2.

G) Turn the EC325PSU ON. Locate the green power switch on the EC325PSU and turn to the

ON (I) position. The switch will illuminate when turned on.

H) Check operation of equipment. It is now safe to check the operation of the 12v and 230v equipment.



5.2 Common Fault Table

Fault Possible Cause Proposed Fix

No 230 volt output from


Control Panel


Connecting lead between the site and Leisure

Vehicle not connected.

RCD switched off.

RCD not operating correctly.

MCB switched off.

from site.

Other fault.

Reverse Polarity light is illuminated


Mains Supply reversed?

on PSU

No or deficient supply

Generator being used

Control Panel has no display

12V Power turns off

Control Panel display corrupt/erratic function

Control Panel contrast poor

Check and connect lead as per 5.1C.

Check also input connector at the base of the EC325PSU.

Reset RCD as per 5.1D.

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.

Contact site warden for assistance.

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 is designed to work on UK electrical supplies

(where the neutral conductor is connected to earth at the sub stattion). If you are using your vehicle outside the UK this light may illuminate when no fault axists. In these cases consult the site warden for advice.

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 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.

Check batteries, turn EC325PSU charger switch on, and ensure mains supply is connected.

Check control panel connecting lead at EC325PSU and behind

Control Panel.

Contact your Dealer.

Battery save feature has operated to protect the vehicle battery and or the Leisure battery. See 3.7C.

Engine has been started, all equipment has been disconnected to meet

EMC requirements. See 4.4.

Observe control panel handling instructions.

Control panel software may have crashed. Reboot control panel by turning off the EC325PSU charger switch and removing fuses 1 & 2 at the EC325PSU (2x20A fuses for leisure and vehicle batteries).

Wait 30 seconds then replace the fuses and turn the charger switch on.

(Alternatively, remove the bezel at the control panel by pulling down in the centre of the bottom, unplug the control panel multi-way connector, wait 30 seconds, then plug back in and reassemble.

Observe control panel handling instructions.

Remove control panel as above but do not unplug. Carefully adjust contrast preset (small adjuster) on back of control panel using jewellers screwdriver.



Fault Possible Cause Proposed Fix

Control Panel



Control Panel current current reading incorrect.

Re-calibrate the current sensor as follows:

With the charger switch turned off, and the power turned off at the control panel (no LED’s on).

Scroll down the display until battery current is shown.

Hold down the select button (left arrow) until ‘calibrating . . . ‘ appears; keep the button pressed until the battery current reading re-appears. Release the button.

Now repeat the process to store the new setting.

Hold down the select button (left arrow) until ‘calibrating . . . ‘

No 12 volt output from PSU

No 230V supply.

Charger not switched on.

Battery not connected and

/ or charged.

Power switch on control panel not switched to ON.

appears; keep the button pressed until the battery current reading re-appears.

The current reading should now be correct.

Check all above.

Switch charger switch on (i) position, switch will illuminate.

Install charged battery as per 3.7.

Turn power on at control panel.

Battery flat/Battery fuse blown.

Recharge battery, check fuses, check charging voltage is present at battery.

Fuse blown.

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.

Equipment switched off/ unplugged.

PSU overheated/auto shutdown operated.

Other fault.

Reduce load on system. Allow PSU to cool down. PSU will automatically restart when cool. See 3.2.

Contact your Dealer.

Pump not working

Fuse blown.

Pump turned off.

Setting incorrect.

Replace fuse.

Turn pump on by pressing the pump button at the EC325 control panel (tap symbol).

Both the internal and external pump feeds are controlled from the

EC325 control panel. To alter the setting of the pump switch (tap button) see section 4.3.

Ensure the setting matches your desired requirement.



6 Technical Data & Approvals

6.1 Outline Specification








Signal INPUT


IP rating

Operating temperature

230 Volts / 0 to 16 Amps

RCD protected, 3 x MCB outputs of 10, 10 and 6A via 2 x

9 way connectors

2 x 20A battery inputs via a single 6 way connector

1 x Dedicated solar panel input (20 to 100W panel) via a

4 way connector

25A total output via 4 x 16A switched channels protected by 12 fused outputs via a 15 way connector

Input 220-240 Volts AC +/- 10%, Frequency 50 Hz +/- 6%,

Current 3A max.

DC Output 13.5 Volts nominal, Current 25 Amps max (325


4 x Fresh water level, 2 x Waste water level, 1 x Engine running, 2 x battery temp sensor via a 10 way connector.

Data communication and power to Control Panel via 20 way IDC header connector.


Ambient 0 to 35º Centrigrade.

PSU case temperature with full load 65ºC Max.

+/- 10%

Fresh water negative sensed

Waste water negative sensed

Automatic shutdown and restart if overheated/









Base Vehicle Data

For all matters relating to the base vehicle, and particularly tyre pressures, refer to the base vehicle instruction book or if in doubt consult your local base vehicle commercial dealer.

Weights, Dimensions and Capacities

Before using your Auto-Sleeper you should be fully conversant with all matters relating to weights. The following definitions should be fully understood and then related to the tabulated base vehicle weight data.


Details of vehicle weights are found below, and are presented in the manner prescribed in the European Standard EN1646-2 for

Payloads. All weights are in kilograms (kg).

Take care to ensure that heavy loads are stored low down in bed boxes and low cupboards, and distribute weight evenly side to side as far as possible.

Note 1: Please take care to ensure that you have allowed for the masses of all items you intend to carry in the motor caravan, e.g.

passengers, optional equipment, essential habitation equipment and personal effects such as clothing, food, pets, bicycles, sailboards, sports equipment, etc.

Note 2: Warning - Under no circumstances should the maximum technically permissible laden mass of this motor caravan, or its individual axles, be exceeded.


Maximum Technically Permissible Laden

Mass (MTPLM)

The Maximum Technically Permissible Laden

Mass is a figure given by the manufacturer of the base vehicle. It is the combined maximum permitted weight of the vehicle and all of its contents, both inside and out. The

MTPLM is unaffected by the Auto-Sleeper conversion.

Mass in Running Order (MRO)

The Mass in Running Order is defined as the mass of the standard converted vehicle with bodywork including the following:

• Coolants (oil and water)

• 90% of automotive fuel

• Spare wheel

• Crockery

• Washer fluid

• Tools

• Driver (at 75 kg, 11st 12lb)

• Fire extinguisher

All other optional equipment whether on the base vehicle or part of the conversion is excluded from the mass in running order.

Mass of the User Payload

The Mass of the User Payload is the difference between the MPTLM and the

MRO. It is the motor caravans carrying capacity for everything placed in or on the vehicle, including the passengers. Please note that a driver (at 75kg, 11st 12lb) is included in the MRO. Everything listed in italics below must be subtracted from the payload.

Mass of the Conventional Load

The Conventional Load is the mass of the passengers carried and must be subtracted from the payload. The “EC standard person” weighs 75kg (11st 12lb). The user should adjust the figure according to the mass and number of passengers carried. Motorhome

Manufacturers designate passenger seats as being suitable for travelling, and provide seat belts accordingly. Multiplying the weight of the passengers by the number of passengers gives the Conventional Load. Please note that a driver (at 75kg, 11st 12lb) is included in the MRO.



Essential Habitation Equipment

For the purpose of EN1646-2, the mass of the Essential Habitation Equipment includes the mass of the following:

• the LPG cylinders, 90% full.

• the freshwater tank, 90% full.

• the water heater system, full.

• the waste water tank, empty.

• the toilet system flushing tank, full.

• the toilet system holding tank, empty.

All of these must be subtracted from the user payload.

Auto-Sleepers include the low voltage (230V) connection cable and the second battery in the mass in running order.

Options, Personal Effects and


When options, personal effects and accessories are fitted or carried the mass must be subtracted from the user payload. All optional equipment whether on the base vehicle or part of the conversion is excluded from the mass in running order. Personal effects are any items of any description carried by the vehicle.

To determine accurately if a vehicle is exceeding one of its maximum technically permissible laden masses, the vehicle with all of its load (that is passengers, contents, luggage and external load) should be weighed on a weighbridge.

You may wish to allocate the user payload to suit your own use. For example, to increase the available payload, the water system may be emptied. If the vehicle is not being used for camping the gas bottles can be left at home to increase the mass available for other items.

Gross Train Mass (GTM)

If you are towing a trailer with your Auto-

Sleeper, the Gross Train Weight is the maximum allowable weight of the towing vehicle, the trailer and the mass of every item carried. The GTM is given by the base vehicle manufacturer and is unaffected by the

Auto-Sleeper conversion. Please check your driving licence to ensure you are allowed to drive a vehicle combination at this weight.

Maximum Braked Trailer Mass (MBTM)

This is the maximum allowable weight of the trailer together with its load, provided the trailer has a braking system, which complies with the local Construction and Use

Regulations. The MBTM is given by the base vehicle manufacturer and is unaffected by the

Auto-Sleeper conversion.

MTPLM of the Axles

The individual axles also have MTPLM’s. The sum of the two axle MTPLM’s usually exceeds the overall vehicle MTPLM, but this does not mean you can load each axle to its maximum, because doing so would exceed the overall MTPLM of the whole vehicle.






Vehicle Designation


Mass in Running Order

Mass of the User Payload

Conventional Load @ 75kg per person)

Designated Passenger Seats (excluding driver)

Essential Habitation Equipment

Personal Effects (standard figure)

Remainder for Personal Effects / Options /


Optional Roof Rack + Ladder

Optional Omni Vent

Optional Corner Steadies

Gross Train Mass


Axle Weights

Front, in Running Order

Rear, in Running Order



2.2 Hdi

333 L1














2 n/a



3.0 Hdi

333 L1










2 n/a












Base Vehicle Manufacturer

Base Vehicle Model




Width (mirrors extended)

Width (mirrors folded)

Overall Height

Internal Height (maximum)

Internal Height (minimum)

Double Bed (Transverse)

Single Bed (nearside)

Single Bed (offside)

Overcab Bed (where fitted)

Fresh Water Tank Capacity (litres)

Waste Water Tank Capacity (litres)

Gas, Butane

Gas, Propane

Nuevo EL


333 L1








2100 x 1260 n/a n/a

1920 x 1150



2 x 7 kg

2 x 6 kg




To maximise the usage of fitted equipment in your motorhome 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 manual is only intended as a guide. If in any doubt consult your manufacturer appointed dealer, particularly before attempting to install extra equipment.

In the interests of safety, replacement parts for an appliance shall conform to the appliance manufacturer’s specifications and should be fitted by him or his authorised agent.



The burners on this appliance have fixed aeration and no adjustment is required. 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, a small amount of yellow tipping will occur and then slightly increases as the burner heats up.


• Although each burner will support pans from 10 to 22cm, care should be taken not to overload the appliance as reduced performance may result.

• 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 mis-shapen pans as these may cause instability.

• The lid must be opened fully prior to using the hotplate burners.

Using the hotplate gas burners


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.


Flame supervision: Each burner is controlled individually and is monitored by a thermocouple probe.







Fig A


To light: Push in the control knob and turn to full rate - see Fig. A. Hold a lit match or taper to the burner and push the control knob in and hold. It is necessary to hold the knob depressed

FITTED EQUIPMENT 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.


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 one minute before a further attempt to ignite the burner is made.


For simmering, turn the knob further anticlockwise to the low rate position.


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.


• Glass lids may shatter when heated.

Turn off all burners before shutting the lid.

• Spillage on the surface of the lid should be removed before opening the lid.

• The glass lid has a 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 lid.

Do’s and Don’ts




read the user instructions carefully before using the appliance for the first time.

clean the appliance regularly.

remove spills as soon as they occur.


check that controls are in the off position when finished.

Do not allow children near the cooker when in use. Turn pan handles away from the front so that they cannot be caught accidentally.

Do not allow fats or oils to build up in the base of the hotplate.

Do not use abrasive cleaners or powders that will scratch the surfaces of the hotplate.




The Thetford Duplex combined oven and grill fitted to this vehicle has a space saving slide under door.


This appliance is fitted with our unique slide under door. As you open the door fully, it slides neatly under the oven. This feature maximises the space in the kitchen area by reducing the protruding door, giving easy access to the inside of the oven.


• Pans or other utensils MUST NOT be placed on the door when in its open position.

To open the door:


Pull the handle forward and down, as with any other drop down door.


When in fully open position push the door horizontally to slide the door in.


Continue pushing until door stops in the parked position below the oven.


To close the door:


Grasp handle and slide door out from parked position.


Continue until door fully extended.


Rotate door upwards into the closed position.










• 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.


• 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.


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.


To light: Open door and slide under, push in the control knob and turn clockwise to full rate. 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.


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.


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.


Although the grill does heat up quickly, it is recommended that a few minutes preheat be allowed.


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 do not attempt to re-ignite the burner for at least one minute.


It is normal for the flames on this burner to develop yellow tips as it heats up, particularly on butane.


A reversible grill pan trivet enables the correct grilling height to be achieved.

middle shelf position.



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


To turn off: turn the control knob until the circle on the control knob is aligned with the dot on the control panel, this should be done by turning anti-clockwise. Always make sure the control knob is in the off position when you have finished grilling.

Caution: The grill must only be used with the door open.



• The appliance is fitted with a fan cooling system. The cooling fan will automatically switch on after lighting the grill or oven burner.

• The fan will automatically switch off a few minutes after the burner is extinguished, when the front of the appliance has cooled sufficiently.




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.


To light: Open door, push in the control knob and turn anti-clockwise to full rate

(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 procedure holding control knob for slightly longer.


For models fitted with spark ignition the procedure is similar except that the

FITTED EQUIPMENT 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.


Place the oven shelf in the required position and close the door. Set control knob to approximately gas mark 5 and heat the oven door for about 30 minutes to eliminate any residual factory lubricants that might impart unpleasant smells to the meals being cooked. A nontoxic smoke may occur when using for the first time so open any windows and turn on mechanical ventilators to help remove the smoke.


Although the oven door does heat up quickly, it is recommended that a 10 minute preheat be allowed. The oven should be up to full temperature in about

15-20 minutes.


To turn off: Turn the control knob clockwise until the circle on the control knob is aligned with the dot on the control panel.


To remove a shelf, pull forward until it stops, raise at front and remove.

Oven temperature control

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 following table. 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.


Cooking guidelines

Best results will be obtained by the shelf positions in this guide - please see chart on next page. 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.

Important: Always ensure food is properly cooked prior to serving.

Do’s and Don’ts


read the user instructions carefully before using the appliance for the first time.





allow the oven to heat before using for the first time, in order to expel any smells before the introduction of food.

clean the appliance regularly.

remove spills as soon as they occur.

always use oven gloves when removing food shelves and trays from the oven.


check that controls are in the off position when finished.

Do not allow children near the cooker when in use. All outer surfaces will get hot when in use.

Do not allow fats or oils to build up in the oven trays or base.

Do not use abrasive cleaners or powders that will scratch the surfaces of the appliance.

Do not under any circumstances use the oven as a space heater.

Do not put heavy objects onto open grill and oven doors.











Gas Mark

1/4 - 1/2






















Very cool





Fairly hot



Very hot

Very hot


Stewed fruit

Rich fruit cake

Baked custard

Victoria sandwich

Whisked sponges

Shortcrust pastry

Bread, scones

Puff pastry

Quick browning



Small cakes

Victoria sandwich

Very rich fruit cake

Puff pastry

Flaky pastry

Shortcrust pastry

Shortbread fingers

Ginger nuts

Rice pudding

Baked custard

Fruit crumble


















Gas Mark

















Shelf Position Cooking Time

2 8-15 mins

15-25 mins

20-30 mins

Approx. 60 mins per 500g

15-30 mins

15-30 mins

15-55 mins

25-30 mins

12-16 mins

100-120 mins

50-60 mins

30-40 mins

25 mins per 500g plus 25 mins

15 mins per 500g plus 20 mins

30 mins per 500g plus 35 mins

25 mins per 500g plus 25 mins




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 unlit appliance. Never check for leaks with a naked flame, leak investigation should be carried out using a leak detector spray.


EXTRACTOR FAN (optional)

An Omnivent may be fitted as an optional extra in place of the MPK roof vent. It features a hinged roof vent operated by a knob. The vent incorporates a 2-way fan motor; its preferred method of operation may be selected by a rocker switch incorporated into the body of the vent. Switch positions represent the following loading:

Position 1 1.6 amps

Position 2 2.2 amps

Position 3 3.6 amps

Note: Ensure the fan is switched off when the vent is closed.


To the dinette and kitchen window, concertina blinds and flyscreens are fitted.

The flyscreens pull down from the top, the concertina blinds up from the base and a combination of both may be achieved by clipping both units together in the centre to adopt the required position. It should be remembered that both the flyscreens and concertina blinds are relatively delicate and those in the living area should be treated with care. They should be kept in a dry and dustfree state, it is advised that the mechanisms are only lightly lubricated when they become a little stiff and inoperative - otherwise no maintenance is needed.

The concertina blinds are manufactured from a paper type material and thus cleaning solvents and aerosols should be kept well clear from them.

Unlike Seitz roller blinds, they will not need to be re-tensioned - any problems that should arise should be addressed to your Auto-

Sleeper dealer or the Motorhome Service

Centre at Willersey.





A Truma liquid gas Combi 4E warm-air heater, with integrated hot water boiler, is fitted in the base of the wardrobe unit. It operates on LPG and/or 230V electricity depending on the chosen mode of 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.

At a temperature of approximately 3 deg C the automatic frost control safety/drain valve will open and drain the boiler.

Three different options are available for operating the unit.

Gas operation only: Propane/butane for autonomous use.

Electrical operation only: 230V for stationary use on camp sites.

Mixed operation: Gas and electrical 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 operation mode and the heater output.

All three 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 900W (3.9A) or

1800W (7.8A) can be manually selected for electrical operation.

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, 230V 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 230V electrical operation is used for hot water preparation. The water temperature can be set to 40 degºC or 60ºC.

With gas operation the water is heated at the lowest burner setting. Once the water temperature is reached, the burner switches off.

Depending on the fuse protection at the camping site, power of 900W (3.9A) or

1800w (7.8A) can be manually selected for electrical operation.

Note: Mixed operation is not possible. With this setting the unit automatically selects electrical operation. The gas burner is not enabled.





Caution: Always observe the operating instructions and “Important operating notes” prior to starting. The vehicle owner is responsible for the correct operation of the appliance.

Note: Before using for the first time, it is essential to flush the entire water supply through with clean warm water. If the heater is not being used, always drain the water contents if there is a risk of frost. There can

be no claims under guarantee for damage caused by frost!

Power selector switch

Control panel

h = Rotary switch for room temperature (1-5) k = green LED lit “Operation” green LED blinking

“after-running” is active in order to reduce the unit’s temperature l = Summer operation (water temperature 40ºC or 60ºC) 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”

Note: The LEDs are visible only when the unit is switched on.

Room thermostat

a = Power selection rotary switch b = Electric operation 230V, 1800W.

c = Electric operation 230V, 900W.

d = Gas operation.

e= Mixed operation* (gas and electricity, 900W).

f = Mixed operation* (gas and electricity, 1800W).

g = Yellow LED on = Electrical operation

* Winter mode only. In summer mode the unit automatically selects electric operation at the preselected electrical power of 900W or 1800W.

Note: Switching on the electric heating elements as well does not increase the maximum heating power.

s = Room temperature sensor

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 23ºC, we recommend a thermostat setting of about 4.

To measure the room temperature, an external room temperature sensor is located in the vehicle. The location of the sensor is determined individually by the vehicle manufactuer, depending on the vehicle type; consult the operation instructions for your vehicle for further details.



FrostControl (safety/drain valve)

t = Rotary switch position “Operation” u = Push button position “Closed” w = Push button position “Drain” x = Drainage muff (led outside through floor of vehicle)

FrostControl is a currentless safety/drain valve. When there is a danger of frost, it automatically drains the contents of the boiler through a drainage muff. If excessive pressure is present in the system, pressure will be automatically intermittently equalised through the pressure relief valve.

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”.

It can be manually closed with the push button (position u) and then the boiler filled only when the temperature at the drain valve is above approximately 7ºC.

Truma can provide a heating element (part no. 70070-01) as an accessory; it is inserted into FrostControl and warms it up to about

10ºC when Combi is switched on. This means that the boiler can be filled after a shorter time, irrespective of the temperature in the installation compartment.

Automatic opening of the drain valve

When the temperature is below approximately 3ºC at the drain valve, the drain valve will open automatically, the push button moves out (position w) and the water in the boiler drains out through the drainage muff (x).


Manual opening of the drain valve

Turn the rotary switch by 180º 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.

No warranty given for frost damage.

Taking into operation

Note: 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.

Turn on the gas cylinder and open quickacting valve in the gas supply line.

Check whether the power supply fuse protection on the camp site is adequate for the 900W (3.9A) or 1800W (7.8A) that have been selected using the power selector switch.

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 230V.

Note: Mixed operation (gas and electrical) is not possible in summer mode. With this setting the unit automatically selects electrical operation with a pre-selected power setting of 900W or 1800W.

Move the rotary switch on the control panel to position (l - summer operation) 40ºC or 60ºC.

The green (k) and yellow (p) LEDs light up.

When the selected water temperature is reached (40ºC or 60ºC) the heater shuts off and the yellow LEd (p) goes off.


Winter operation

Heating with water temperature monitoring:

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 230V.

Move rotary switch on control panel to operating position (n).

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.

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 60ºC. 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).

Heating without water temperature monitoring:

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 230V.

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 - water’s heat-up phase) will be lit only when the water temperature is below 5ºC!

The device automatically selects the requires power setting in accordance with the temperature difference between the

9-12 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 out-going air temperature (on the unit) has fallen to

40ºC or less.

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 230V.

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 5ºC!

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 40ºC or less.


Switching off

Switch off heater at control panel using rotary switch (position o). The green LED (k) goes off.

Note: 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.

CAUTION: Always drain water contents if there is 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 troubleshooting 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.

Note: 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.

Note: If the 230V power supply is interrupted for just a brief period of approximately one 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.


Note: When the temperature at FrostControl is below about 7ºC, first switch on the heater to warm the installation compartment and

FrostControl. After several minutes, when the temperature at FrostControl is above 7ºC, 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 pre-selecting 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.

Note: 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.

WARNING: When connecting to a central water supply (rural or city mains), a pressure reduction valve must always be installed to prevent pressures above 2.8

bar from developing in the water heater.

Draining the water heater

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

180º until it engages, whereby the push button moves out and the drain valve opens.

Check whether all of the water in the boiler

(10 litres) has been drained into the container via the drain valve.

There shall be no claims under guarantee for damage caused by frost!


Only original Truma parts may be used for maintenance and repair work!

The materials in the device that come into

FITTED EQUIPMENT contact with water are drinking water safe.

Bio-film, deposits and limescale must be removed using chemicals to protect the unit from infestation by micro-organisms. Only

Chloride-free products must be used in order to prevent damage to the unit.

The effectiveness of the use of chemicals to combat micro-organisms in the unit can be increased by heating the water in the boiler to

70ºC at regular intervals.

Move power selector switch to gas operation

(d) to do this.

Move the rotary switch on the control panel to position (l - summer operation) 60ºC. the green (k) and yellow (p) LEDs light up.

Note: Once the water in the boiler has reached a temperature of 60ºC, 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 70ºC.

Fuses 12V

The fuse is in the electronics beneath the connection cover. Replace the unit’s fuse only with an identical fuse.

Device fuse: 10A - slow - (T 10A).

Fuses 230V


CAUTION: The fuse and the power supply lines must only be replaced by an expert!

WARNING: The unit must be disconnected from the mains (all poles) before opening the electronic housing lid.

The fuse in the power electronics (16) beneath the electronic housing lid.

This fine fuse must always be replaced with a fuse of the same type: 10A, slow, interrupting capacity “H”.


Overheating protection 230V

The 230V heating facility has a mechanical overheating switch. If the 12V power supply is interrupted during operation or during the after-run period, for example, the temperatures within the unit could activate the overheating protection.

To reset the overheating protection, allow heater to cool, remove connection cover and press red reset button.




Fault Cause Rectification

After switching on (winter and summer operation) none of the

LEDs are lit.

- No operating voltage.

- Device fuse or vehicle fuse defective.

The green LED comes on when - The temperature setting on the unit is switched on (by the control panel is lower than means of the ZUCB time switch), the room temperature.

but the heater does not operate.

The green LED comes on when - Open window above cowl.

the unit is switched on (by (window switch).

means of the ZUCB time switch), but the heater does not operate.

- Battery voltage is too low

< 10.5V.

- Check battery voltage (12V).

- Check all electrical plug connections.

- Check the unit or vehicle fuse and replace if necessary

(see fuses).

- Select higher room temperature at the control panel.

- Close window.

- Charge battery.

After the heater is switched on, - Electronics are defective.

the green LED is lit and the red

LED blinks.

- Please contact the Truma Service Centre.

Approximately 30 seconds after - Gas cylinder or quick-closure - Check gas supply and open valves.

the heater is switched on, the valve in the gas line is closed.

red LED is lit.

- Combustion air infeed or exhaust outlet is sealed.

- Hot-air outlets blocked.

When the device is switched on - No 230 V operating voltage.

in electrical operation the red

LED on the control panel flashes, - 230 V fuse defective.

the yellow LED on the power selector switch does not illuminate - Overheating protection has and the heater does not heat up.


- Inspect openings for contamination (slush, ice, leaves, etc.) and remove contamination if necessary.

- Check individual outlet apertures.

After operating for a longer period of time, the heater switches to failure.

Green and red LEDs blink after heater is switched off.

- Recirculated air intake - Remove blockage from recirculated air intake.

- Gas pressure regulator iced up. - Use regulator heating (EisEx).

- Butane content in the gas cylinder too high.

- Unit was switched off during failure. After-running is active in order to reduce the unit’s temperature.

Green LED blinks after heater is - After-running is active in switched off.

order to reduce the unit’s temperature.

- Use propane (at temperatures below 10ºC in particular, butane is unsuitable for heating purposes).

- 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).

- No failure. After-running will switch off after approximately 5 minutes. The heater can be switched back on at any time during the after-running phase in winter operation (in summer operation only after two minutes).

- Check 230 V operating voltage.

- Check 230 V fuse and replace if necessary.

- Reset overheating protection. Allow heater to cool, remove connection cover and press reset button.




Fault Cause Rectification

After the heater is switched off, the drain valve opens


The drain valve (FrostControl) can no longer be closed.

Water flows intermittently from the FrostControl drain muff.

- Temperature at drain valve less than approx. 3ºC.

- Switch the heater on. If the temperature is below approximately

3ºC, 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!

- Use heating element for FrostControl.

- Temperature at drain valve is - Switch the heater on. If the heater is not in operation, the drain below approximately 7ºC.

valve can be reclosed only when the temperature is approximately

7ºC or higher!

- Rotary switch is not at


- Water pressure too high.

- Turn the drain valve’s rotary switch to “Operation”, then press the push button until it engages.

- 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.

If these measures do not remove the failure, please contact the Truma Service Centre.




A = Main switch (on/off)

B = Mode selection switch

C = Cooling level selection switch

D = Function LED

E = LCD display


Your vehicle is fitted with a Thetford Premium

LCD absorption type refrigerator. The control panel allows you to select your preferred energy source and cooling level.

Cold space

Cooling fins are located on the inside of the refrigerator and the absorption system uses these to withdraw heat from the refrigerator.

Therefore, never cover these fins with plastic or paper. Air must be able to circulate freely through the refrigerator so that the heat can be extracted.

To limit frosting on the cooling fins:

• Always cover liquid foods before placing them in the refrigerator

• Always let hot food cool before placing it in the refrigerator

• Do not keep refrigerator door open longer than necessary

Freezer compartment

The freezer compartment is not suitable for freezing foods although it will maintain the temperature of already frozen food.

Ice cubes are best made at night when the refrigerator has less work to do and has more reserves.

Automatic defrosting cycle

All LCD refrigerators have an automatic defrosting cycle which is activated at the end of each 49 hours of operation. The system

9-18 switches itself off and on again when defrosted, and resets the internal timer.

There is normally no need to manually defrost the refrigerator.

Door locking mechanism

The refrigerator door has an automatic locking mechanism. The door locks automatically when you press it firmly shut.

The mechanism keeps the door shut while driving.


Before first use it is recommended that the inside of the refrigerator is cleaned, and that it is allowed to operate for at least eight hours before putting any food into it.

Smart Energy Selection

Your refrigerator is equipped with Smart

Energy Selection (SES) which means that it will automatically select the best power source available. When you start the refrigerator you should usually select the AUTO mode, and the refrigerator will then apply the following priority: mains voltage (230V), direct current

(12V), liquid gas. The system will always try to operate using the highest priority energy source available. If a fault occurs with one energy source the system will automatically switch to the next available. If no energy sources are available, the blue LED will flash and show an error code.

Switching on

Important note – The SES memory saves

FITTED EQUIPMENT every change made to the settings, hence the system will start up on each subsequent occasion in the last selected setting.

Switching on

Refer to page 9-18 for illustration of the control panel.

A = Main switch (on/off). Press, and the function LED will turn blue. The LCD display will show the most recent settings for 10 seconds and then backlight will go out.

B = Mode selection switch. Press, and the

LCD display will show the setting, for 10 seconds. Pressing the switch successive times moves through the menu in the following sequence:


• Manual DC (12V)

• Manual gas

• Manual mains voltage (230V)


Select either the AUTO option or one of the other power supplies you wish to use, as shown on the LCD display. Ten seconds after releasing the switch the backlight will go out.

C = Cooling level selection switch. Press, and the LCD display will show the setting, for 10 seconds. Pressing the switch successive times will set the refrigerator one position cooler. On reaching the coldest temperature the system will start again at the warmest setting. Ten seconds after releasing the switch the backlight will go out.

D = Function LED

E = LCD display

• Open the valve of the gas bottle

• Open the isolator taps

• Press the main switch (A). The function

LED will turn blue and all symbols on the

LCD display will light up.

• Use the mode selection switch (B) to select the AUTO function (or one of the power sources you want). The LCD display will show the selected option.


• Set the desired cooling level by means of the selection switch (C). The LCD display will show the selected option.

Powering with electricity

Powering with electricity can be selected by the AUTO mode or manually.

• AUTO mode, mains voltage (230V): This energy source will be selected if the mains voltage is greater than 200V.

• AUTO mode, direct current (12V): This energy source will be selected only if mains voltage (230V) is unavailable, the vehicle engine is running and a voltage higher than 11V is available.

• Manual selection, mains voltage (230V):

The LED warns you whenever insufficient voltage is available or if a fault occurs. If this happens the LED will flash and the

LCD show an error code.

• Manual selection, direct current (12V):

Powering from the battery is only suitable for maintaining the temperature of the refrigerator and its contents once it has been refrigerated. Always use the gas connection or mains voltage to start up the refrigerator and cool it. The LED warns you whenever the engine is not running, if insufficient voltage is available or if a fault occurs. If this happens the

LED will flash and the LCD show an error code.

Note: If the refrigerator has been manually set to operate on 12V, it will not automatically switch to another energy source when the engine is not running. In this case the refrigerator will stop cooling.

Powering with gas

Powering with gas can be selected by the

AUTO mode or manually.

• AUTO mode: The system will select gas operation if mains voltage (230V) is unavailable or the vehicle engine is not running. Once either of these is available again the system will switch to the highest priority energy source. Note: if the system switches from 12V DC to gas operation while in AUTO mode, it will wait for about 15 minutes before igniting the gas, although the gas indicator lamp will

FITTED EQUIPMENT come on. This delay is built in to avoid switching to gas operation, and igniting the burner, whenever you stop to refuel the vehicle. 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.

• Manual selection: Note: If the flame

cannot be lit within 30 seconds, the gas supply will stop and gas mode will be switched off, the LED start flashing and an error code 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 in the LCD display.

Important Note:

• It is prohibited to use gas to power the refrigerator while you are driving. If a road accident results in a fire, there is danger of an explosion.

• It is prohibited to use gas to power the refrigerator in the vicinity of petrol stations. If it will take longer than

15minutes to refuel your vehicle you should switch the refrigerator off using the main switch (A).

Switching off

• Push the main switch (A)

• The blue LED will go out

• The refrigerator is now completely switched off.

• Use the special door latch on the door locking mechanism to hold the door open, in order to prevent unpleasant odours and mould in the refrigerator.


Regular maintenance is necessary to ensure the correct functioning of your refrigerator.


• Clean the refrigerator with a soft cloth and mild detergent

• Dust the refrigerator with a soft moistened cloth

• Do not use soap or aggressive detergents that are abrasive or sodabased.

• Note the removable interior components of the refrigerator are not dishwasher proof.


• The refrigerator should defrost itself automatically. However, should it be necessary to manually defrost the refrigerator observe the following:

• Act once the frost layer reaches about

3mm thick.

• Remove contents of refrigerator and switch off.

• Leave the door open.

• Place dry towels inside to absorb the water.

• Place trays of hot water in the freezer compartment.

• After defrosting use a cloth to dry the inside

• Switch on again

Important: Do not use force or sharp objects to remove frost. Do not try to accelerate defrosting by using (for example) a hairdryer.

Door locking mechanism

Frost will form in the refrigerator if the door is not closed properly. To check this, 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 door closes properly. If you feel no resistance, the door does not close properly. Perform this test regularly on all sides of the 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 o

C, install the Thetford vent winter/storage cover (see fig A) on the ventilation grills. The cover, which is available from your dealer, protects your refrigerator from excessively cold air. It is also advisable to fit the cover if you are not going to use the vehicle for a long period.

Fig A

Maintenance of gas equipment

• A qualified engineer must inspect and maintain gas and electrical equipment.

Important: Laws covering gas appliances make it the user’s responsibility to observe the following rules:

• Appliances that run on LPG must be inspected every year.

• The gas burner must be cleaned at least once a year.

• Gas hoses must be checked annually and replaced regularly as required.

• These items will be checked as part of your motorhome annual habitation check.

Refer to section 12 of the handbook.

Maintenance checklist

• Your refrigerator will give years of trouble-free use if you run through this check list regularly:

• Keep the refrigerator clean

• Check that the refrigerator is defrosting itself regularly

• Check the door closing mechanism regularly, as previously described.

• Make sure that the ventilation grills are not blocked.

• Regularly clean the ventilation grills.

Vent screen

The vent has a screen to prevent bugs from entering the combustion area of the refrigerator. These vents need to be cleaned regularly to ensure a good airflow. When the refrigerator performs poorly due to high external temperatures the vents can be removed to improve the airflow and hence cooling performance.


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 earlier

• Shut off the gas tap to the refrigerator

• Leave the door ajar using the special closure hook (storage position)

• Place the winter cover on the ventilation grill




If your refrigerator does not refrigerate properly or will not start, run through the following checklist:

• Check that you have followed the instructions in ‘Switching on’ section.

• Check that the refrigerator is on a level surface.

• Check that there is an available energy source.


Refrigerator will not work on gas

Refrigerator will not work on

12V DC

Refrigerator will not refrigerate sufficiently

Possible cause

Gas bottle is empty

Valve of the gas bottle or one of the isolation valves is closed

12V fuse is defective

Habitation battery is flat

Insufficient ventilation

Thermostat set too low

Too much ice on the condenser

Action you can take

Replace the gas bottle

Open the valves

Fit new fuse number 3

Test the battery and charge it

Check whether the ventilation grills are covered

Increase the setting of the thermostat

Check that the door shuts properly and defrost the fridge

Let the food cool off first Too much food stored simultaneously

Gas burner is dirty

Door does not close properly

Have the gas burner cleaned

Check the door closing mechanism

Technical data

Model. ........................................................................ ………………………………………..... N97

Usable capacity, incl freezer compartment… .................................................................. 88 litres

Freezer compartment capacity…… ................................................................... ………... 11 litres

Electricity consumption / 24 hr……… ......................... …….... 2.8kW (average at 25 o C ambient)

Gas consumption / 24 hr……………… ....................... ………0.33 kg (average at 25 o

C ambient)



Control panel diagnostics

Your refrigerator has a LCD control panel with a special diagnostics area which displays an error code if there is a fault.





Fault code













AC heater low current

DC heater low current

AC heater ON, should be OFF

DC heater ON, should be OFF

Senses flame when gas should be OFF

Senses gas output terminal

ON when should be OFF

Senses gas output terminal

OFF when should be ON

AC mains supply is 20% below nominal


Contact your dealer or Thetford Service Centre

Gas lock-out because flame fails to ignite after 30 seconds.

Your controls are in manual AC mode but there is no power available. Check 230V is plugged in, if so, the voltage supply is too low. Contact site owner.

Your controls are in manual gas mode but flame fails to ignite.

Check if gas cylinder is empty, or if isolation valve is closed.

Select another energy source. Reset the refrigerator 3 or 4 times in gas mode until flame ignites. Contact your dealer or

No ‘engine running’ signal is

Thetford Service Centre if problem persists.

Your controls are in manual DC mode and the engine is not present and control is in manual running. The refrigerator can only cool on 12V when the

DC mode engine is running. Start the engine or select a different

No energy source is available and control is in AUTO mode energy source.

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 off and

Thermistor fails; control automatically switches to

Backup mode (BOS)

Display board and power board lost communication with each other

No fault, only lighting all LCD segments on start-up on again.

Contact your dealer or Thetford Service Centre

Check if the connector above the fin on the inside of the cabinet is correctly plugged in. If so, contact your dealer or

Thetford Service Centre

Contact your dealer or Thetford Service Centre

Wait a few seconds for the refrigerator to start up normally






The Thetford Cassette C-200 CWE is functional and incorporates modern styling with home like features. The unit is an integral part of the motorhome bathroom.

The Thetford Cassette C-200 CWE is constructed of high quality plastics for durability and has a high gloss finish that is easy to clean and maintain. The unit consists of two sections, a permanently installed toilet system and a slide out waste holding tank - the Cassette.

The toilet section includes a rotatable bowl, a removable seat, and a control unit with a flush button and a waste level warning device. The valve blade handle is located under the bowl.

The cassette 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 grips are incorporated into the cassette. A sliding cover guarantees optimum hygiene.


Removable seat and cover.

Rotatable bowl.

Valve blade handle: opens and closes valve blade manually.

Flush button: activates flush.

Waste level indicator: indicates when cassette requires emptying.

Rotating pour-out spout: makes emptying cassette easy and convenient.

Automatic cassette vent: vents the cassette when inserted in the toilet. This prevents over pressure in the cassette.

Upper-carrying handles: makes carrying and emptying easy.

Sliding cover: opens and closes automatically when sliding the cassette in and out. Guarantees optimal hygiene.

Valve blade and blade seal.


Vent button: vents the cassette to avoid splashing while emptying.


Valve blade opener.

Access door. Locks from outside the motorhome.

Preparing for use

Following is a brief illustrated step by step guide. For more detailed information please refer to manufacturers literature.

CAUTION (step 4): 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. Never add toilet fluid directly into the toilet bowl.

CAUTION (step 14): Do not depress air release valve button until pour out spout is facing downwards.

Emptying the waste holding tank

The cassette capacity is approx. 17 litres and the tank should be emptied when the wastelevel warning device comes on. This will occur when the tank contains more than 15 litres of waste.

Note: After the warning device comes on, the capacity remaining is equal to approximately

5 uses.

CAUTION: Do not allow the waste cassette to become overfilled. See trouble shooting section for emergency emptying procedure.

Note: Some vehicles are equipped with water pumps supplying high water pressure, which can result in having an over flushing problem. It is possible to use the flow restrictor supplied with the toilet (packed together with the instruction manual) by installing it in the water tube at the connection level.

Rinse the holding tank with clean water.

Prepare the cassette for use again by following steps 1 to 6. Replace the holding tank and lock the access door.


1 - Open access door and pull retaining

clips upward.

4 - Remove dosage cap and pour-out spout. Add toilet fluid in the dosage cup.

Add approx. 2L of water through spout to cover tank bottom. Replace cap, return pour-out spout to original stored position.

2 - Remove cassette by pulling straight out. When cassette hits stop, tilt downwards

5 - Slide the holding tank into position through access door. Never force insertion as this can cause damage to the toilet.

3 - Position tank vertically and swivel pour-out spout upwards.


6 - Make sure the retaining clip secures the holding tank. Close and lock the access door.


7 - Open water fill door and add 50ml.

of Aqua Rinse. Then fill the tank with fresh water using a jerry can or hose.

Tank capacity is 7 litres.

10 - After use, open the blade, by pushing the blade handle in an anticlockwise direction and press the flush button.

8 - Turn the bowl into the most comfortable position, when necessary.

11 - After flushing, close the blade by pushing the blade handle clockwise. The toilet may also be used with the valve blade open, which allows the waste to pass directly into the holding tank.

9 - Before using the toilet, we recommend to add some water to the bowl by pressing the flush button.

Release button to stop.


12 - Open access door and remove holding tank. The holding tank can only be removed when valve blade is closed.


13 - Carry the holding tank to a normal household toilet or authorised disposal point. Place holding tank in vertical position and rotate pour-out spout upwards.

14 - Remove measuring cap. Grasp unit by upper carrying handle nearest pour-out spout. Place other hand on upper rear hand grip so that the vent button can be depressed with thumb while emptying. This ensures a smooth outflow of tank contents.


The Thetford Cassette C-200 CWE is easily winterised for storage. If the toilet is connected to a separate water tank, drain the tank. When the motorhome water tank is empty, press the flush button until the water stops flowing. Empty the cassette. If the toilet is connected to a central water tank, open the electric valve by pushing the flush button while draining the water supply system of the motorhome. Empty the cassette. Leave the blade of the cassette open. Do not replace cap on spout, this helps to keep the cassette dry.

Cold weather use

The cassette can be used in cold weather when the motorhome is heated. When the vehicle is not heated for more than a day (or a night), winterise the cassette.

High Altitude and hot weather use

Changes in altitude during driving, and large temperature variations give no problems as long as the cassette is inserted into the toilet.

The automatic cassette vent will depressurise that tank when there is over or under pressure. High temperatures may require additional Thetford toilet fluid.

Cleaning and maintenance

To clean the seal and blade, the use of

Thetford bathroom cleaner and rinse with water is recommended. Alternatively, use a luke warm solution of diluted washing up liquid. Do not use household cleaners as they may damage the seals and other toilet parts.

Dry the seal and blade thoroughly and spray economically with silicone spray, alternatively use olive oil. Do not use Vaseline or other vegetable oil products.

The toilet bowl, seat, cover and the exterior of the toilet unit and cassette can be cleaned with a mild detergent/water mixture.

15 - Once the pump has been cleared of water place appropriate size container under the drain plug. Empty any remaining water from the fresh water tank by taking out the drain plug.

Clean the seals and lubricate them where appropriate after drying.



Toilet unit malfunctions

Contact your dealer or a Thetford Service


We advise draining the fresh water tank prior to travelling. Antifreeze should not be required if the motor home is heated. If you do wish to use antifreeze, brands containing the following properties may be used in the fresh water tank:

* Ethylene glycol

* Mono-Ethylene glycol

* Propane-diol

* Glycerol

* Ethane-diol

* Glycol

Never use alcohol based antifreeze, i.e.

Methanol, Ethanol, and Iso-propanol.


Your caravan is fitted with an electrically operated rear step. The Omni-Step is operated by the switch, located adjacent to the caravan door.

Note: When extending the step, hold the switch until the step is completely extended.


OR IF NOT FULLY EXTENDED, because then the blocking is not working and the motor can be damaged.

Caution: In the event of the rear step being left extended, a buzzer, positioned behind the dashboard, will sound (when the ignition is switched on) - and the step will self-retract.

The step automatically retracts when the ignition is switched on.


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.

Consult manufacturers literature for further maintenance details.





The Nuevo EL is designed as a two berth model, featuring a transverse double bed at the rear of the vehicle.

Cab Seats

Both the reclining cab seats have full forward and rearward movement by releasing the catch on the front of the seat and sliding it to the required position. Both front seats have a swivel mechanism fitted as standard.

Accommodation Seating

The Nuevo EL features a rear lounge with twin bench seats with lift up seat bases giving access to the under seat storage.

Please note that Auto Sleepers advises against the retrofitting of lap belts.


Passengers are reminded that it is a legal requirement to wear the seat belts provided whilst the vehicle is in motion.


Two tables are supplied with your vehicle.

There is a large table with folding legs which can be positioned between the settees in the lounge area, and a smaller pedestal leg table which can be fitted into either of the two holes in the floor as an alternative. The large table and the pedestal leg are stored in clips in the wardrobe, while the pedestal table top is stored behind the driver’s seat.

Caution: The tables must be stored when the vehicle is in motion.

Kitchen Area

The kitchen area is positioned on the nearside of the vehicle and features a Spinflo hob with four gas burners. Adjacent to this is a stainless steel sink, with cutlery rack and drainer, concealed by a Chinchilla glass lid which may also be used as a chopping board. The sink is fed by a chrome mixer tap mounted to the left of the sink. Beneath the sink there is a Thetford combined oven and grill featuring a space saving fold under door.

There is a storage cupboard below the oven which also houses the red isolation taps for

9-29 the gas appliances. For explanation of the symbols on each tap, please refer to page


Next to the oven is a Thetford absorption refrigerator with automatic energy selection and LCD display. Extra serving space is provided by a worktop extension which pulls up on the side of the kitchen unit. All kitchen shelves and worktops are plastic coated for easy cleaning should a spillage occur.

On the entrance door side of the kitchen unit is a handle to assist entry, a courtesy light to illuminate the stepwell and a switch for the electric step.

Above the kitchen unit are two overhead lockers, one housing the crockery set for four persons, and the other containing four wine glasses and bottle clips. If the optional microwave oven is specified then it is fitted in place of the wine glasses. A fluorescent light is fitted under these lockers to illuminate the kitchen working area. A mini Heki roof ventilator is fitted to the ceiling above the kitchen, with an alternative extractor fan unit available as an option.

Two 230V sockets are fitted in the kitchen area, one on the lounge side of the kitchen unit and another in the right hand corner of the kitchen below the overhead locker. A 12V

DC socket is also fitted nearby.

Adjacent to the entrance door near the top of the bulkhead is the electrical control panel with scrolling menu display and programmable control of all the vehicles electrical services. It incorporates a fresh water level indicator and master switches for the water pump and 12 volt circuits. The main interior light switch is fitted just below the control panel.

A smoke alarm is fitted to the ceiling above the entrance door, and a fire extinguisher is located on the floor behind the passenger seat.


The bathroom is located at the front offside of the vehicle and features an electric flush toilet, a washbasin with chrome mixer tap and a swing out shower. There is a storage cabinet, with sliding mirror doors, above the

FITTED EQUIPMENT basin and another small cupboard on the left hand wall. A chrome towel ring and toilet roll holder are also fitted.

The swing out shower features a chrome mixer tap and shower head, and also storage for bottles etc. A plastic shower mat prevents damage to the shower tray when not in use.

Twin fluorescent lights are fitted into the roof along with a five way ventilator, with fly screen and blind.

There is also a blown warm air outlet duct fitted near the floor.


The wardrobe, with hanging rail and table storage clips, is situated adjacent to the bathroom, and has two storage drawers fitted below it.

Below the drawers, in the base of the wardrobe is located the Truma Combi water and space heater, powered by LPG or mains electricity, with the control units located on the lounge side of the wardrobe.

The mains electricity isolation switch for the

Combi heater is located in the back of the wardrobe.

Lounge Area

The lounge area is located at the rear of the vehicle and comprises a pair of inward facing settees. The seats have slatted bases which lift up to provide access to the underseat storage. (In order to make lifting the seat base easier it is recommended that the backrest is first laid flat against the seat cushion). Access to the nearside underseat storage is also provided by a dropdown door in the settee front panel, and also an exterior hatch.

Under the offside settee, set into the floor, is a small lockable safe, which has a capacity of approximately 7 litres and is suitable for small valuables and documents. The settee front panel contains an outlet for the warm blown air heating.

A magazine rack is fitted to the back wall and four overhead lockers provide further storage.

Lighting throughout the vehicle is provided by

LED lights contained in the top of the overhead lockers (which also serve to illuminate the inside of the lockers), and also individually switched fluorescent lights in the roof. Additional lighting in the lounge area is provided by spotlamps, individually switched, fitted to the underside of the overhead lockers.

A carbon monoxide alarm is fitted near the ceiling on the wardrobe side panel, while the controls for the space and water heater are fitted lower down.

A flat screen TV, if specified, is fitted to the hinge down lid of the cabinet on the lounge rear wall.


Storage is provided by the cupboards, lockers and within the settee bases.

Additional storage is available in the Luton lockers and also in the external underfloor locker on the offside of the vehicle. Access to the nearside underseat storage is provided via the lockable exterior hatch door.

Heavy items must not be stored in any overhead locker, nor in any storage area from which they could come free and cause injury to the occupants of the vehicle. Ensure all cupboards are securely fastened before moving off (i.e. that the push buttons are in the ‘locked’ position).

Ensure any articles stowed below the cab seats will not come loose when the vehicle is being driven.

Caravan Door

The Nuevo is fitted with a Seitz caravan door, which incorporates an opening double glazed window with concertina blind and flyscreen.




Control/thermostat for Truma Combi space heater

Electric step switch

Gas control for Ultrastore water heater

Fuses, 12V DC

Gas control for Truma Combi water heater

Gas isolation taps

Halogen reading lights

Miniature Circuit Breakers (MCBs)

Mains electrical switch for Truma Combi water/space heater

Main 12V control panel

Main 12V switch for lighting

On lounge side of wardrobe

On bulkhead adjacent to entrance door

On bulkhead adjacent to entrance door

On electrical control unit front panel

On lounge side of wardrobe

In cupboard under cooker

Under overhead lockers in lounge area, all individually switched

On electrical control unit front panel

In the back of the wardrobe

Radio isolation switch

Radio rear speakers

Residual Current Device (RCD)


Smoke alarm

TV Aerial socket

Water heater safety / drain valve

Water pump / Filter

12V DC socket

230V sockets

On bulkhead adjacent to entrance door

Control panel on bulkhead adjacent to entrance door

Not available with modern vehicle wiring

In rear ceiling, volume may be balanced side to side

On electrical control unit front panel

Set into floor under offside settee

On ceiling above entrance door

Inside cupboard at back of lounge

Under offside settee

In the base of the wardrobe

Right hand corner of kitchen unit

1 off on bulkhead behind driver’s seat

1 off in right hand corner of kitchen unit

1 off on lounge side of kitchen unit




Transverse double bed

Slide out the seat base of each inward facing settee until they meet in the middle of the vehicle. Use the backrest cushion of each settee to fill the space created between the base cushion and the side of the vehicle.


















Part No





Description/Cushion type


















Windows and Ventilation

Double glazed acrylic windows are fitted as standard to all lower caravan windows. These top hinged windows allow excellent ventilation and are secured by locking over centre catches. They may be kept open in a variety of positions by use of the ratchet. To unlock the catch, depress the button in the centre of the handle stays and turn.

The top hinged acrylic windows must be locked closed, or in their intermediate travelling position, whilst the vehicle is in motion.


The Nuevo EL is fitted with three roof ventilators. A large Remis one is located above the lounge area with a Seitz Mini Heki fitted as standard above the kitchen area.

There is a small MPK roof ventilator in the shower compartment.

Remis Roof Light

The Remis roof lights are operated by a rotating handle which means they can be opened to any required position. They incorporate a separate sliding flyscreen and night blind which can operate even if the ventilator is left open.

Mini-Heki Roof Light

To operate the Mini-Heki roof light, press the button and pull the handle to raise the cover.

Use the slotted channels to hold the roof light open in the desired position.

MPK Roof Light

The MPK roof light is fitted with a hinged cover which incorporates a roller blind and a fixed flyscreen. Opening the hinged cover gives access to the adjustment handles for the five way opening facility. Grasp the handles and push upwards to fully open or tilt in the required direction.

When the vehicle is being driven the roof ventilators should be fully closed. Wind noise may be reduced by closing the night blind.

The roof ventilators are designed to flow a certain amount of air even fully closed. Do not obstruct them - your safety depends on them.


The Nuevo is insulated largely in polystyrene, a material with high insulation qualities. This is used in the construction of the floor, body sides, rear panel and ceiling, and contributes greatly to the insulation qualities.

Stainless Steel Sink and Drainer

The stainless steel sink and drainer should only be cleaned with light detergent. Under no circumstances should bleach be used since this will react adversely with the stainless steel and may cause small holes in the metal. Immediately beneath the sink is a slide-out cutlery drawer. The chrome mixer tap has a small rubber end cap to eliminate water droplets marking the work surface whilst in transit. A waste bin is incorporated beneath the sink unit with a stainless steel spice rack fitted on the adjacent wall.


Above the fridge, a pull-out flap may be extended, designed as an extra work surface, television platform etc. It is retained in its stowed position with an internal catch. It is not recommended to travel with this worktop extended nor of course with any items thereon.

Habitation Battery

This is located beneath the rear seat on the offside of the vehicle. Access is gained by removing the wooden cover to the battery box which is retained by four small screws.

The battery is a 110AH 12V, low maintenance, leisure battery which should only require attention at the annual habitation service.

If a replacement habitation battery should be required then it is important that the replacement be of the same type and specification as that originally fitted.

WARNING: Switch off all appliances and lamps before connecting or disconnecting the habitation battery.



Electronic Control System/Battery


A Sargent EC325 Power Control System is fitted in the back of the wardrobe. It features a built in intelligent ‘offline’ battery charger, a system monitoring circuit and a digital control panel with scrolling menus. For a full description of this unit including operating instructions and fault finding, refer to the

Connection of Services section.

Electrical - General

The 230V AC sockets fitted to your vehicle are suitable only for medium demand components such as televisions and hairdryers. Safety/overload protection is provided by the MCBs in the electrical control box in the back of the wardrobe. A further 12 volt socket and TV coaxial plug is provided; the coaxial cable is fitted to the rear of the coaxial socket, this terminates in the base of the wardrobe, beneath the detachable wardrobe floor.

An EM50 electrical interface adaptor box is located on the bulkhead behind the driver’s seat. This contains fuses and relays for systems connected directly to the base vehicle electrical system and these are unlikely to require attention from the owner.

The mains hook up cable, provided as standard with the Nuevo, is stowed beneath the offside settee.

Factory Fitted Options

The following optional items are available at the time of build:

• Omnivent Extractor Van in kitchen area.

• Flat screen television.

• Status TV aerial with booster.

Retrofit Options

Whilst this list is not comprehensive, below are listed suitable retrofit options. Contact either your local Auto-Sleeper dealer or the

Motorhome Service Centre, Willersey for further details.

• Cycle Rack. The Fiamma Pro C cycle rack is recommended, the rear panel of the Nuevo being reinforced with bonded timbers at the appropriate mounting points.

• Top Box. The Fiamma Ultra 2 top box may be retrofitted; securing straps utilising the roof rack are suggested rather than penetrating the roof with fixing bolts.

• Air Conditioning. The Dometic B2200 is recommended for air conditioning in the living area.

• Fiamma Back Box. The Fiamma Ultrabox

360 is recommended utilising the rails on the Pro C cycle rack for support.

• Tow Bars. At the time of printing this handbook, no tow bar is currently available for the Nuevo - please contact us at Willersey for further details.

• Rear Ladder. A double folding aluminium ladder, the Omni-ladder deluxe

19101200, made from oval section anodised aluminium with stainless steel fittings, is recommended for use on this vehicle.




In order to keep your Auto-Sleeper in first class condition, periodic maintenance will be required to both the bodywork, windows, upholstery and other parts of the conversion.

This maintenance should be carried out as follows:


Servicing of the conversion is the responsibility of your local franchised Auto-

Sleeper dealer to whom all queries should be referred. Your local base vehicle commercial dealer should carry out servicing of the base vehicle.



General Cleaning

At regular intervals, you should wash the fibreglass bodywork with a recognised cleaner for use on fibreglass gel coats.

Should marks remain, use a cleaner with chemical and abrasion agents formulated for use on gel coats.


Fading or discolouration of the gel coat is a natural ageing process caused by ultraviolet light. To overcome this, use a mild abrasive, which removes a thin layer of the discoloured surface. This will restore the bodywork to its original colour and surface lustre. Since discolouration develops gradually, it should not be necessary to carry out this procedure more than every three years. Frequent use of abrasive materials can reduce the thickness of the gel coat, to a potentially harmful extent.

Removing Scratches from Bodywork

Scratches can be removed from both gel and painted surfaces. The method depends upon the depth of the scratch, as care has to be taken to avoid penetrating the paint or gel coat. Very fine, hairline scratches can be removed by rubbing across the line of the scratch with rubbing compound. Slightly deeper scratches should be lightly wet sanded first using very fine (1200 grit or finer) abrasive paper. Rubbing compound will then remove the flatting marks created by the abrasive paper. For deep gouge type scratches, where the paint or gel may have been penetrated, you should first seek the advice of your supplying Auto-Sleeper dealer.

Removing Scratches from Acrylic


All windows, except the chassis cab and

Luton, are manufactured in acrylic. Over time these become scratched and their clarity impaired. An Acrylic Window Polish removes unwanted scratches and blemishes leaving a clear, haze free finish. Minor scratches can be polished out directly.

Recommended Materials

G3 Paste Compound: This is a cutting compound and polish, recommended for use on painted surfaces and GRP. It is ideal for removing the traffic film that builds up on glassfibre coachwork and not only restores it to its former glory, but adds a high level of polish as well.

G10 Extra Fine Grade Liquid: This is again ideal for polishing surfaces and removes swirl marks and very fine scratches. It is less abrasive than G3 yet has the same polish properties and cleans and restores discoloured surfaces. It is ideal for use on dark colours.

Black Top Hand Glaze: This is ideal for use on stains, vinyls, body mouldings and provides a long lasting high gloss finish. It is resistant to car wash and abrasive solvents and is easy to apply. Economical in use, only a small amount is needed to give a very fine finish.

Finishing Cloths: These are very fine grade cloths, woven and thus easily washable that are recommended by Farecia for use with their materials.

The above can be purchased from our

Service Centre, Willerly (01386) 853511.





Upholstery should be brushed or vacuumed regularly. Fabrics should be wiped every six to eight weeks with a lint free cloth and fabric cleaning fluid. Velour materials may be drycleaned.

Fabric Care

Fabric snags caused by sharp objects such as toys, nails, etc., should be trimmed off immediately. Never attempt to pull them off since this could cause the snag to run.

Whenever possible, avoid exposing the upholstery to direct sunlight which might eventually cause the colour to fade.

Fabrics with a velour type pile finish will develop crush marks in use - this is unavoidable and does not affect the quality of the product in any way.

Stain Removal

A proprietary dry cleaning fluid will remove most household stains. However, stubborn stains, such as coffee, wine or ice-cream may need pre-treatment with a mild soap and distilled water.

Small marks in velour type fabrics can usually be removed by stroking along the pile using a small brush and warm water.

We strongly recommend that before commencing any treatment an inconspicuous piece of material is tested for colourfastness and shinkage. If in doubt, please contact a professional dry cleaning company. Do not apply cleaning solvents to velour piping, otherwise the flock will be removed.

Work Surfaces

Laminated work surfaces are fitted to the tops of all furniture units. Whilst these are hard wearing, hot pans should not be placed directly on these surfaces, since damage may result.




In the event of discolouration of the stainless steel ladder, this should be removed with T-

Cut or any other mild abrasive and the surface protected with WD40 or a similar product.


Do not clean stainless steel fittings, i.e.

splash plate and sinks with bleach since this reacts with the stainless steel and may lead to corrosion.


Furniture should be cleaned with a proprietary furniture polish periodically. Any watermarks that may occur on the hardwood edging of the furniture units should be removed by use of fine grade wire wool and furniture wax.

Heavy stains may need to be sanded out and the edging re-polished with a proprietary varnish (Ronseal etc.). The high gloss finish is achieved by using wire wool and wax.


All gas vents and flue pipes should be periodically checked for damage and should be kept free from dirt.

Blocking of vents or flues is extremely hazardous and should be avoided at all times.

Gas Appliance Igniters

It is advisable, periodically, to check visually the igniters on hobs, grills and ovens are sparking correctly.

Annual Inspection

The gas installations should be inspected annually by qualified personnel. If in doubt contact your supplying Auto-Sleeper dealer.

Modifications to the gas systems should not take place unless carried out by qualified technicians.




WARNING: In the event of any impact of

25 mph or over in which seat belts have been worn, they must be replaced before the vehicle is used again.


Fresh Water Tank

At regular intervals, and at least every three months, the fresh water system should be flushed through with fresh water. Furthermore it is advisable that prior to using your Auto-

Sleeper, the fresh water system is thoroughly flushed with fresh water.

Waste Water Tank

Since the waste water tank can hold foreign matter, it should be regularly flushed with fresh water. To prevent odours working back through the shower and sink outlets, flush the waste tank through with a small amount of mild disinfectant.

Depending on the use of the waste tank, it is possible that this will collect solid waste matter, which in some instances may build up and block the waste tank outlet tap. In this case it will be necessary to drop the tank for cleaning. Access is through a large diameter fitting in the tank top. Once removed this will allow the tank to be flushed out in an inverted position and all solids removed.



This section contains information on the winterisation of your Auto-Sleeper, particularly when you may wish to lay up your vehicle for the winter months.

Water System

The water system should be fully emptied and the drain taps on both the fresh water tank and waste water tank left in the open position. Likewise, all internal taps should be left open and the water pump run until the last traces of water have come out of the taps. Purely as a precaution, against very severe freezing conditions, the water filter that is attached to the water pump on the outlet side should be removed and cleared of all water. In doing so it will give you the opportunity of cleaning it, if necessary, ready for the coming season. Remove all sink plugs to allow the water system to breathe.

Flush fully the waste water tank to remove any excess debris and waste material. Flush through again with disinfectant as part of the final drain. Leave drain tap open.


We advise that any detachable upholstery is removed and taken indoors during prolonged winter storage, particularly detachable upper bed mattresses and scatter cushions.


To prevent uneven bleaching, and possible excess sunlight onto the furniture and fabrics, we recommend that either the curtains or blinds are left drawn.


Leave the refrigerator door open, on its intermediate lock position; this will allow the refrigerator to breathe and prevent any unpleasant odours in the storage department.


There is fixed upper and lower ventilation in your Auto-Sleeper which is built-in in the interests of safety. There is therefore no need to leave any windows or roof ventilators ajar -


CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME indeed the roof ventilators have sufficient fixed ventilation to allow the interior of the vehicle to breathe satisfactorily.


Fit, where appropriate, the Electrolux winter covers to the fridge ventilators. Give your

Auto-Sleeper a good wash and polish before laying up, and apply a small film of protective oil to the stainless steel roof rack, ladder and any other external polished metal components.


Turn the electrical system off at the control panel. To maintain the habitation battery in good condition it is recommended that it is trickle charged about once a month.

Peugeot recommend that if the vehicle is to be parked up for a period of more than one month then it is advisable to disconnect the main vehicle battery. For full instructions on the correct procedure refer to the Peugeot handbook supplied with the vehicle and look for the section covering the battery. If this advice is followed, bear in mind that the remote central locking will not function, although it will still be possible to unlock and lock the doors manually using the key.

To maintain the vehicle battery in good condition it is recommended that it is fully charged prior to storage and then recharged every 3 months.


Open all windows fully. Check all window seals are intact and shut firmly. Ensure locks and over centre catches are applied as appropriate.


Follow the advice laid down by the base vehicle manufacturer. In particular,

• Secure the vehicle using chocks.

Release the handbrake to prevent the brake linings from seizing on.

• Increase the tyre pressure (by approximately 2 bar above the standard pressure) to prevent the tyres from becoming flat.

WARNING: Do not exceed the maximum pressure noted on the sidewall of the tyre.

Alternatively, jack up the vehicle to relieve the load on the tyres.

• Cover the tyres to protect from sunlight, as they will deteriorate rapidly in ultraviolet light. A light proof cover will help to prevent cracking of sidewalls and premature ageing.

• Check coolant for antifreeze protection, correct as required.

• Check windscreen and headlamp cleaning systems for antifreeze protection, correct as required.




The following are a series of fault finding charts to which you should refer in the event of problems you may have regarding 230/12V, LPG and water. This should be used as a guide only, and in the case of an electrical fault, where a fuse has blown or an MCB tripped out, the fault must be located before replacing the fuse. If a fault is suspected with the LPG system, consult a

CORGI registered technician.

If in doubt consult a qualified technician or your local Auto-Sleeper dealer.



Habitation 12V does not operate

Habitation battery not charging

Battery does not hold its charge


Main 20A fuse blown

Battery Discharged

Switch on control panel in off position

Vehicle ignition ‘on’

Main 20A fuse blown

Relay fault

Contacts dirty/loose on battery terminals

Poor earthing

Failed battery




Switch to on

Switch ‘off’ ignition


Refer to dealer

Clean and check for tightness

Battery discharges over a short time with appliances operating

No power to one or more

12V appliances

Lights dull/only one tube illuminating

Water pump not operating

Current being drawn

Poor battery cell condition

Failed battery

Battery not fully charged

Circuit fuse blown

Low battery charge

Faulty light unit/tube

Switch on panel ‘off’

Pressure switch on pump not operating

Fuse 4 blown

Check earthing to chassis point

Check cells with hydrometer change electrolyte if necessary

Check all appliances are off when not in use

Check cells with hydrometer

Change battery

Fully recharge battery

Find fault and replace fuse with same rating

Check battery


Switch it ‘on’

Refer to dealer

No power on 12V socket outlet

Fuse 9 blown

12V plug incorrectly connected/wired

Find fault and replace fuse with same rating

Find fault and replace fuse with same rating

Check plug





Water Heater not operating/cuts out


Fuse 11 blown

Low battery charge

Unit fault

Cooker ignition not operating

Fuse 11 blown

Spark unit fault

Fault on cooker unit

Fuse 11 blown

Fridge gas ignition not operating fridge switch

Fridge does not operate on

12V when engine is running

Ignition control switch fault

Fridge ignition switch flashes

Fault on fridge unit

but gas does not ignite

Ignition can be heard to be sparking but no flashing on

Faulty fridge ignition switch

Fuse 3 blown

Fuse 7 in EM50 interface box blown

Fault on fridge relay

Fault on fridge unit


Find fault and replace fuse with same rating

Recharge battery

Refer to dealer

Find fault and replace fuse with same rating

Refer to dealer

Refer to dealer

Find fault and replace fuse with same rating

Refer to dealer

Refer to dealer

Refer to dealer

Find fault and replace fuse with same rating

Find fault and replace fuse with same rating

Refer to dealer

Refer to dealer



230V system inoperative


No site power


Check site supply

RCD/MCB keeps tripping out

Water heater does not operate on 230V

RCD/MCB switches tripped out Reset circuit breakers

Fault on 230V supply Check supply including polarity

Faulty appliance

Overload on current consumption by appliance

No power

Turn off all appliances, reset circuit breakers, turn on appliances until fault occurs.

Isolate faulty appliance

10A maximum available do not use appliance

Switch on isolator switch/ check MCB is on

Overtemperature trip activated Reset thermal cut-out (refer to operating instructions)

Charger switched off Switch on at control box/ check MCB is on

Battery charger does not operate

Refrigerator does not operate

Switch on refrigerator

on 230V

thermostat dial not ‘on’

Element fault

Cooker Hotplate not heating

No power


Check position of thermostat dial

Refer to dealer

Check MCB is on





Appliance will not light is released



No gas


Change the cylinder

Check cylinder is turned on

Low battery (auto ignition)

Check isolation valve is open

Charge battery

Appliance lights but goes out

Flame supervision device (FSD) Refer to dealer

immediately the FSD override

is not functioning correctly

Gas leak Turn off the gas at the cylinder and do not use the gas system until the problem has been rectified

In the event of a leaking cylinder, if possible, position the cylinder in an open area away from any sources of ignition. Contact the site warden and/or the local gas supplier

Yellow flame

Orange flame

Floating flame

Lack of primary air. please note Refer to dealer yellow tipping to the flame is normal

Particles of dust or dirt in the Reduce the amount of dust in mixing tube being carried through the burner ports air

Burner ports partically blocked Refer to dealer

Lack of secondary air

Blocked retention ports

If in an oven

Check all vents are clear (air inlet to vehicle)

Check retention ports are clear

Check the flue way is clear




Note: For more help with water pump issues, please refer to page 7-3 of this handbook.


Continuous running of water pump


1. No water

2. Major leak


1. Fill tank

2. Switch off immediately and check system

Check push fit joints Intermittent operation of water Minor leak in water system


Water pump pressure release valve reasserting itself

No action - part of pump design

Water pump does not operate

Water gauge does not operate

Fuse 4 blown

Probe fault

Find fault and replace fuse with same rating

Refer to dealer (check probe connections)

No hot water (mains system)

Water heater tripped

No hot water (gas system)

Gas module not lighting

Slow drainage from

Check and press re-set button

Refer to dealer

Igniter not working Check 12V switched on

Blocked breathers in waste tank Drop tank and clear breathers

sink/shower tray

Tip-up handbasin slow to drain

Unsatisfactory operation of water pump

Blocked drain hole

Filter blocked

Remove basin and clear

Clean filter




We suggest that you record key details in the spaces below should you accidentally mislay your keys or other vital documentation.

Vehicle Type ....................................................................................................................................

Vehicle Model ..................................................................................................................................

Auto-Sleepers Production Number .................................................................................................

Keys ................................................................................................................................................

Ignition Key .....................................................................................................................................

Door Key (if applicable) ...................................................................................................................

Fuel Filler (if applicable) ..................................................................................................................

Water Filler ......................................................................................................................................

Gas Compartment Key ...................................................................................................................

Toilet Compartment Key ..................................................................................................................

Alarm Code (if fitted) .......................................................................................................................

AA/RAC/etc. Membership Number .................................................................................................

Radio Security Code .......................................................................................................................

Supplying Dealer Contact Number .................................................................................................




To find your nearest Auto-Sleepers dealer please go to and click on ‘Find a Dealer’.







It is recommended that the annual service is carried out by an approved motorhome service centre.


This entire section offers guidelines for the checking of a motorhome’s habitation area and to ensure continual compliance with


It does not cover any part of the base vehicle, although there may be minor overlapping

(such as tyre pressures, cab seats, internal lights, battery and windows) in a van conversion. The base vehicle must be serviced in accordance with the chassis manufacturer’s instructions.

Reference should also be made to:

• Any owner’s manual or equivalent supplied with the vehicle by the motorhome converter.

• Appliance manufacturer’s instructions.

• Driver’s handbook or equivalent supplied by the chassis manufacturer.

• A vehicle is accepted for service at the dealer’s discretion.

• Any defects, repairs, adjustments, cleaning or lubrication required will be noted on the checklist. The customer’s approval will be obtained before any work is done.

Not all of the equipment mentioned in this manual is fitted as standard to every motorhome.

This guide is published as an aide memoire for dealers. Any work carried out following the check, and the sufficiency of the work in the check itself, is subject to the contract between the customer and the dealer.


Body to Chassis

Examine all fixings retaining the body to the chassis - this may be direct or through a subframe. Where practical, all fittings should be checked to ensure they are all present and correctly secured.

Body to Cab

Examine joint between body and cab for signs of movement and soundness of sealing media.

Body Retention (dismountables)

Check serviceability and tightness of body retaining gear.

Check serviceability of body support struts and mountings. (Note: whether it will be necessary to demount the body to check the body supports must be agreed between dealer and customer).



Check window glazing rubber or sealing for cracks and general condition. Check for satisfactory operation and closing.

Check fixing of top hinge rail on top hung windows.

Check for good weather seal when window is closed and latched.

Check catches and stays for satisfactory operation.



Not including base vehicle doors.


• Check that hinges and catches are satisfactory and that, when latched, doors are held securely shut.

• Check that the keys or internal latches lock the doors correctly.

• Check that any device fitted to hold a door in the open position is satisfactory.




• Check all door seals for cracking and general condition.

• Check correct closing to give a weathertight seal.

Childproof Lock:

• Where a door is fitted with a childproof lock check that an appropriate warning notice is fixed adjacent to the door.

Appropriate warning notices are available from motorhome manufacturers.



• Check that hinges and catches are satisfactory and that, when latched, the door is held securely shut.


• Check that any device fitted to hold a door in the closed position can be operated from both sides to open the door in an emergency.



Corner Steadies

Check that attachments to chassis are secure.

Ensure steadies work freely and satisfactorily.

Lubricate screw to ensure correct operation.

Folding/Retractable Steps

Check that step pivots are satisfactory and not worn. Check that, when closed, the retaining mechanism holds the step securely.

If fitted, check device is working.

Underfloor Water Tank Mountings

Check mounting frames are secure to body.

Any fastenings that require releasing to remove the tank should be free of rust and operate freely. (Removal, flushing, cleaning and replacing of tanks will be carried out at the prior request of the customer or will be done subsequently with other work).


Spare Wheel

Remove spare wheel. Check for damage.

Check typre pressure.

Check mounting frame for security to body and for secure retention of spare wheel.

Wheel Boxes

Check for damage, corrosion, water seepage, signs of tyre scrubbing.



Roof Lights

Check security, general condition, and that sealing has not deteriorated.

Roof Racks and Ladders

Check security to body and general condition.

Check roof for damage adjacent to rack.

Mouldings, Trims

Check security. Check sealing has not deteriorated.

Flue Terminals, Air Vents

Check security. Check sealing has not deteriorated.

Check that these are not blocked.


Body Seepage Check

Examine for moisture/water staining of areas under windows, at side of roof and at corners, which could indicate water seepage problems. A moisture meter should be used where appropriate.


Check furniture is securely fixed.

Check door hinges, catches and stays for satisfactory operation.

Dinette Seats/Beds

Check seat bases for security of fixings and for damage.

Make up beds according to manufacturer’s instructions and check for rigidity and safety.


Upper Bunks

Check there is a secure means of access to upper bunks and that, where applicable, protection against falling out and entrapment is provided.


Check track is secure and curtains draw freely without snagging.

Check blinds and/or nets for correct operation.

Check flyscreens in roof lights and air vents.

Cab Seats

Where cab seats form part of the living area and/or bed layout they should be checked for security of attachment, smooth and easy operation of seat slides, swivels and seat back operation.

Fire Extinguisher

Check condition and expiry date. If an extinguisher is not fitted, inform the customer of the advisability of such equipment

Fire Blanket

Check position (should be near cooker).

If one is not present, inform the customer of the advisability of such equipment.

Advice to Occupiers/Warning Notice

Check presence and condition and advise customers accordingly.

The wording and layout of the notice should be set out as follows:



Do not obstruct the ventilators which are fitted; your safety depends on them.


1. Get everyone out.

2. Turn off outside gas valve and/or oil valve (if fitted).

3. Disconnect the mains electricity supply.

4. Raise the alarm and call the fire brigade.

5. Tackle fire if safe to do so.


Children: Do not leave them alone.

Means of Escape: Make sure you know the location and operation of the emergency exits, keep all escape routes clear.

Combustible Materials: Keep them clear of all heating and cooking appliances.

Fire Fighting: Provide, at least, a 1kg power fire extinguisher, that complies with BS5423 by the main exit door, and a fire blanket next to the cooker. Make yourself familiar with the instructions on your fire extinguisher and the fire precaution arrangements on the caravan park.

Portable or Open Flame Heating


Check for its presence. The customer must be advised against its use.




Solid Side Wall

Check sides and end panels fold up and down correctly, that they seal against each other where appropriate and that retaining mechanisms are satisfactory. Check all hinges for security and freedom from strain.

Locking of Roof

It is important to ensure that, when the roof is in the travelling position, it is safely and positively locked down. Any locking retaining mechanism should be carefully examined.


Cylinders, Regulators and Feed Hoses

Establish that the cylinder and feed hose is compatible.

Since the introduction of BS EN1949 the gas pressures for Butane (blue) cylinders and propane (red) cylinders have been harmonised across Europe. The gas system pressure is now 30mbar for both gases.

The gas regulator is now fitted as standard equipment by Auto-Sleepers. Your supplying dealer will need to supply you with the correct hose compatible with the cylinder to be fitted.

Check cylinder compartment vents and gas drop hole in floor are free from obstruction.

Check seals on internal doors.

Hose and Piping

Check any flexible hose is of an approved type. Check its condition and any evidence of cracking.

The maximum permissible hose length is

400mm, longer hoses should not be used.

The hose length is the length of the flexible portion of the hose assembly. Do not use external cylinders and or extension hoses.

Check piping for condition, damage and correct support.

Carry out an overall leak test.



In general, the checking of gas appliances can be divided into the following:

1. Cleaning.

2. Operation of controls.

3. Correct flame structure.

4. Flues.

5. Flame failure device.

6. Security.


• Where apprpriate, remove cover(s) to gain access to heat exchanger. Clean away any fluff or foreign matter.

Reassemble and test. Clean flame viewing window.


• Check that all knobs etc. work smoothly and are secure on their spindles. If gas taps require greasing to ease stiffness, use only approved LPG grease. Check that appliances can be brought into service using the normal controls.

Correct Flame Structure

• Check that all pilot flames burn quietly and clearly.

Refrigerator: With the refrigerator gas control turned to maximum, the colour of the flame should be predominantly blue.

Instantaneous Water Heating: The main burner flame should be of even height and blue in colour. A flame burning yellow will allow sooting to occur.

Ovens: The oven flame should burn quietly and be of even height, mainly blue/green in colour. If the gas is propane, the flame will normally develop yellow tips as the burner heats up. If the gas is butane, a small amount of yellow tipping will be seen immediately after lighting, increasing as the burner heats up.

Grill Burners: It is normal for the flames on this type of burner to develop yellow tips as it heats up, particularly on butane.

General: A flame lifting away from the burners is an indication of too high a

SERVICE DETAILS pressure, although it may happen with grill burners whilst the frets are heating up. A yellow flame will cause sooting and is an indication of too low a pressure. Providing the regulator and piping have been checked and found satisfactory, the above faults should not appear.


• Flues should be examined for security of fixing and for correct attachment to appliances and flue terminals. They should be free from damage and corrosion. Check for leakage of flue gases into the vehicle.

Flame Failure Device (FFD):

• Where fitted, FFD should be checked to ensure satisfactory operation. After the appliance has been successfully checked, allow time for the thermocouple to cool. Attempt to relight the appliance by turning it on wihtout pushing in the gas control knob. (Do not override the

FFD). If appliance does not light, FFD is satisfactory.


• Check appliance is securely fixed to the vehicle/furniture and will be free from rattles. Where applicable, check that water pipes are satisfactorily attached with no sign of leakage.

Protection of adjacent surfaces:

• Check that surfaces adjacent to open flame cooking appliance have adequate protection.


• It is recommended that inspections are carried out by a qualified fitter trained to, for example, CORGI (Confederation of

Registered Gas Installers) or Calor standards.



Before operating the water system, a visual check of the following items may show up an obvious leak source...

Fresh Water Tank

Check condition, fill tank and check for leaks.

Check the external filler and filler pipe to tank.

Check for satisfactory venting.

Check condition and presence of filler cap.

Waste Water Tank

Check drain tap is clear and working.

Check condition and presence of drain hose.

(The water tank will be drained, flushed, cleaned and charged with a measure of toilet fluid/disinfectant at the prior request of the customer).

Pump Filter

When applicable, remove filter and replace.

Check the in-line pump for security and condition. Remove the submersible pump from tank, check condition.

Check pump inlet and outlet are clear and not obstructed.

Check delivery hose and electric cable are secure and satisfactory.

System Check

Operate pump. Check all piping for leaks.

Operate taps and shower. If a hot water system is fitted, it can be checked for leaks etc., using cold water. (Note: Aerated water from tap could be due to a leak on the suction side of the pump).

Waste Water System

With water running through the drain pipes, check for leaks and satisfactory draining of water from sinks etc.

Couplings and Fluids

Check that the appropriate markings are used - blue for fresh water, grey for waste water. Ensure a sealing off cover is supplied for each coupling.

Check that filler positions are designated

“petrol”, “diesel” or “water” as appropriate.


Toilet Waste Tank

Check that any fixed tank intended to receive discharge from a toilet is fitted with either a level or full indicator.



Extra Low Voltage 12 Volts (excluding vehicle)


• Check battery/ies for condition.

• Check connections, wires, fuses and relays appertaining to the habitation electrics.


• Examine all visible wiring.

• Check all connections and joints are sound and satisfactory.

Fuses/Fuse Holders:

• Ensure that fuses and fuse holders used to protect the habitation electrics are satisfactory and that fuse ratings are compatible with the circuit appliances being protected.


• Inspect all appliances for damage, signs of overheating and secure fixing.

Function test all appliances.

Mains 230 Volt System

It is recommended that the inspection and certification of the 230 volt system be carried out by a qualified electrician who is an approved contractor of the NICEIC (National

Inspection for Electrical Installation

Contracting) or in membership of the

Electrical Contractors Association 17th

Edition Wiring Regulations.


High Level

Check all high level ventilators, including roof lights, are free from obstruction and allow a free flow of air.

Low Level

Check all low level ventilators are free from obstructions and allow a free flow of air. If the ventilator is manually adjustable then ensure the mechanism is free and operating correctly.







It is recommended that every 12 months the habitation side of your motorhome is inspected by qualified technicians. Attached to this brief, is a list of all the points that are checked.

A few customers are of the belief that this check includes rectification of faults. It is stressed that this is not the case, the annual service is a check only of the habitation aspect of the motorhome.

If faults are found, the technician will advise you, the customer, of the fault and the recommended course of action to resolve this.

Servicing is not included in this check.

All facilities are run and tested through their operational envelope. For example, the flame propagation on the refrigerator and other main gas appliances (where visible) is checked. If the flame is burning a wrong colour or burning too far from the jet, we again advise you, the customer, as to how this should be rectified.

We also recommend and are only too happy to arrange for the refrigerator of your Auto-

Sleeper to be checked here at the Service

Centre by a qualified Dometic engineer. In this instance we call upon Leisure Appliances and Repairs of Hereford who come, by appointment, to carry out the necessary work.

The only component that is changed during the course of the annual check is the flexible gas hose, the hose that leads from the bulkhead fitting in the gas compartment to the gas regulator.

A further aspect of the test is a gas pressure test.

You will see also that we check that key components are serviceable (fire extinguishers etc) and furthermore that where appropriate, items are lubricated and checked for serviceability.





Vehicle Reg. Mark

Make & Model

Year of Manufacture

Recorded Mileage

A Class


High top conversion

Elevating Roof


Manual OK Remarks - Advice to Customers CHECK ITEM




























































Manual OK Remarks - Advice to Customers









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Annual Service Checks .................................... 12-1

Awnings ............................................................. 6-1


Bed assembly .................................................. 9-35



General ....................................................... 10-1

Stainless Steel ............................................ 10-2

Upholstery ................................................... 10-2

Codes of Conduct .............................................. 2-1

Cycle Rack ......................................................... 4-1


Data Record ..................................................... 11-1

Dealer Addresses ............................................. 11-2


Electricity .......................................................... 7-10

Instructions for Electricity Supply ................ 7-10

Overseas Connection ................................. 7-11

Power Control System ................................ 7-13

Electronic Control System ................................ 9-38

Equipment Arrangement ........................ 9-33, 9-37



Gas .................................................................... 7-5

Connection .................................................... 7-8

Gas Bottles ................................................... 7-5

Gas Safety Advice ........................ 7-6, 7-7, 7-9

Gas System ....................................................... 7-5

Grill ..................................................................... 9-3

Internal Layout ................................................. 9-29


Levelling ............................................................. 5-1

Loading of Weight .............................................. 3-1

Location of Facilities ........................................ 9-31


Marker Lights ..................................................... 4-1


Oven .................................................................. 9-3


Refrigerator ...................................................... 9-18

Roof Rack Bars & Ladder .................................. 3-1


Safety ................................................................. 6-1

Air Bags ........................................................ 6-1

Awnings ........................................................ 6-1

Children ........................................................ 6-1

Fire Extinguishers ......................................... 6-1

In case of fire ................................................ 6-1

Ventilation ..................................................... 6-1

Seating Arrangement ....................................... 9-34

Site Regulations ................................................. 5-1

Siting your Motorhome ....................................... 5-1

Smoke Alarm ...................................................... 6-2

Step, Electric .................................................... 9-28


Technical Data ................................................... 8-1


Thetford C200 CWE ................................... 9-24

Troubleshooting Chart ...................................... 10-5


Ventilation .................................................. 6-1, 7-7


Warranty ............................................................. 1-3

Water System ..................................................... 7-1

Weight & Dimension Data .................................. 8-3

Weights .............................................................. 8-1

Wheel Changing ................................................ 4-1

Wheel, spare ...................................................... 4-1

Winterisation .................................................... 10-3

Wiring Diagram

12V/230V .................................................... 7-27



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