Forza

Forza
5 - DASH / AUTO
Rev. 1418150527
Part No. 161500-14-033
Copyright 2013 Winnebago Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 – INTRODUCTION
About this Manual ............................................................................................................................ 1-1
Safety Messages Used in this Manual .............................................................................................. 1-1
Pre-Delivery Inspection .................................................................................................................... 1-2
Front Axle Tire Alignment ............................................................................................................... 1-2
Service and Assistance ...................................................................................................................... 1-2
Reporting Safety Defects .................................................................................................................. 1-2
Occupant and Cargo Carrying Capacity Label ................................................................................. 1-3
Vehicle Certification Label ............................................................................................................... 1-4
Specifications and Capacities ........................................................................................................... 1-5
Owner and Vehicle Information ....................................................................................................... 1-6
General Warnings ............................................................................................................................. 2-1
Driving Safety ................................................................................................................................... 2-1
Fuel and Propane Gas ....................................................................................................................... 2-2
Propane Gas Leaks ............................................................................................................................ 2-3
Propane Gas Leak Detector .............................................................................................................. 2-3
Carbon Monoxide Warning .............................................................................................................. 2-4
Carbon Monoxide Alarm .................................................................................................................. 2-4
Smoke Alarm .................................................................................................................................... 2-5
Fire Extinguisher ............................................................................................................................... 2-5
Electrical ........................................................................................................................................... 2-6
Loading ............................................................................................................................................. 2-6
Maintenance ...................................................................................................................................... 2-6
Emergency Exits ............................................................................................................................... 2-6
Power Sofas and Beds ....................................................................................................................... 2-7
Slideout Rooms ................................................................................................................................. 2-8
Formaldehyde Information ............................................................................................................... 2-8
Mold, Moisture, and Your Motorhome ............................................................................................ 2-8
Roof .................................................................................................................................................. 2-9
Roadside Emergency ........................................................................................................................ 2-9
Jump Starting .................................................................................................................................. 2-10
Engine Overheat ............................................................................................................................. 2-11
3 – DRIVING YOUR MOTORHOME
Seats – Driver/Co-Pilot ..................................................................................................................... 3-1
Seat Belts .......................................................................................................................................... 3-3
Child Restraints ................................................................................................................................. 3-4
KeyOne™ Lock System ................................................................................................................... 3-5
Mirrors – Power Electric ................................................................................................................... 3-5
Accent LED Light Strips (Front) ...................................................................................................... 3-6
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Front Drop-Down Shade (12-Volt) ................................................................................................... 3-7
Radio In-Dash/Rearview Monitor System ........................................................................................ 3-7
CB Radio Power Wiring ................................................................................................................... 3-9
Parking Brake ................................................................................................................................... 3-9
Exhaust Restriction Braking System .............................................................................................. 3-10
Hazard Warning Flashers ................................................................................................................ 3-10
Signal Lever/Headlight High-Low Beam ....................................................................................... 3-11
Map Light Switch ........................................................................................................................... 3-11
Steering Column Adjustment .......................................................................................................... 3-12
Battery Boost Switch ...................................................................................................................... 3-12
Air Conditioner/Heater – Automotive (Dash) ................................................................................ 3-12
Air Horns ........................................................................................................................................ 3-13
Fuel Selection – Diesel Engine ....................................................................................................... 3-13
Filling the Fuel Tank – Diesel Engine ............................................................................................ 3-13
Starting and Stopping Diesel Engine .............................................................................................. 3-13
Engine Block Heater – Diesel Engine ............................................................................................ 3-14
Engine Access Covers – Rear ......................................................................................................... 3-14
Front Service Access ...................................................................................................................... 3-17
Engine Access Grille – Rear ........................................................................................................... 3-17
Fuel/Water Separator – Diesel ........................................................................................................ 3-18
Diesel Exhaust Fluid Fill ................................................................................................................ 3-18
Engine Cooling System .................................................................................................................. 3-19
Chassis Battery Disconnect Switch ................................................................................................ 3-19
Circuit Breakers and Fuses – Chassis/Dash Automotive 12-Volt .................................................. 3-19
Windshield Washers and Wipers .................................................................................................... 3-20
Tires ................................................................................................................................................ 3-20
Suspension Alignment and Tire Balance ........................................................................................ 3-20
Lights .............................................................................................................................................. 3-21
4 – APPLIANCES AND SYSTEMS
Refrigerator - Residential .................................................................................................................. 4-1
Ice Maker .......................................................................................................................................... 4-2
Refrigerator Service Access Compartment - Residential Refrigerator ............................................. 4-2
Microwave Oven/Range Hood ......................................................................................................... 4-2
Range ................................................................................................................................................ 4-3
Systems Monitor Panel ..................................................................................................................... 4-4
Power Control System (PCS) ........................................................................................................... 4-5
Water Heater – Gas ........................................................................................................................... 4-6
Water Heater - Gas/ Electric ............................................................................................................. 4-6
Water Heater - Gas Tankless ............................................................................................................ 4-7
Pressure-Temperature Relief Valve .................................................................................................. 4-8
Pressure-Temperature Relief Valve (Tankless Water Heater) .......................................................... 4-9
Propane Gas Furnace ...................................................................................................................... 4-10
Heat Pump ....................................................................................................................................... 4-11
Ducted Roof Air Conditioning System ........................................................................................... 4-11
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Air Conditioner Filter ..................................................................................................................... 4-12
Washer/Dryer - Stackable (Model 34T) ......................................................................................... 4-12
Washer/Dryer (Model 38R) ............................................................................................................ 4-13
Washer/Dryer - Prep Package ......................................................................................................... 4-14
5 – PROPANE GAS
Propane Gas Supply .......................................................................................................................... 5-1
Safe Use of the Propane Gas System ................................................................................................ 5-2
Propane Gas Warnings and Precautions ........................................................................................... 5-3
Propane Gas Pressure Regulator ....................................................................................................... 5-4
Propane Vaporization in Cold Weather ............................................................................................ 5-5
6 – ELECTRICAL
Electrical Cautions ............................................................................................................................ 6-1
Electrical System – House 120-Volt AC .......................................................................................... 6-1
Power Cord – External ...................................................................................................................... 6-1
Inverter/Charger Unit – 2000W ........................................................................................................ 6-3
Circuit Breakers – House 120-Volt AC ............................................................................................ 6-4
Electrical Outlets – House 120-Volt AC .......................................................................................... 6-5
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter ....................................................................................................... 6-5
Electrical Generator .......................................................................................................................... 6-5
Electrical System – House 12-Volt DC ............................................................................................ 6-7
Battery Information ........................................................................................................................... 6-7
House/Coach Battery Disconnect Switch ......................................................................................... 6-8
Battery Access .................................................................................................................................. 6-8
Battery Care ...................................................................................................................................... 6-9
Circuit Breakers – House 12-Volt .................................................................................................. 6-10
7 – PLUMBING
Fresh Water System .......................................................................................................................... 7-1
Water Pump ...................................................................................................................................... 7-2
Full-Coach Water Filtration System ................................................................................................. 7-4
Disinfecting Your Fresh Water System ............................................................................................ 7-5
Shower Hose Vacuum Breaker ......................................................................................................... 7-6
Exterior Shower/Wash Station .......................................................................................................... 7-6
Toilet ................................................................................................................................................. 7-6
Toilet - Electric Flush ....................................................................................................................... 7-7
Drainage System (P-Traps) ............................................................................................................... 7-8
Waste Water System ......................................................................................................................... 7-8
WaterLine and Tank Drain Valves ................................................................................................. 7-10
Winterizing Procedures ................................................................................................................... 7-10
Winterizing Optional Appliances ................................................................................................... 7-12
Water System Drain Valve Locations ............................................................................................ 7-14
8 – ENTERTAINMENT
Audio-Video System Basic Operation .............................................................................................. 8-1
Sound Bar and CD/DVD Player ....................................................................................................... 8-1
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TV – Bedroom (Flip Down) ............................................................................................................. 8-2
Front TV Ignition Switch Interlock .................................................................................................. 8-2
TV Antenna - Digital ........................................................................................................................ 8-2
TV Signal Amplifier ......................................................................................................................... 8-3
Cable TV and Satellite Connections ................................................................................................. 8-3
TV Digital Satellite System Wiring .................................................................................................. 8-4
TV Digital Satellite System – Automatic ......................................................................................... 8-4
9 – FURNITURE AND SOFTGOODS
Sleeping Facilities ............................................................................................................................. 9-1
Dinette/Bed Conversion - Dream Dinette™ ..................................................................................... 9-1
Flex Bed ............................................................................................................................................ 9-2
Fold and Tumble ............................................................................................................................... 9-4
inLounge ........................................................................................................................................... 9-4
inTable .............................................................................................................................................. 9-5
Loft Bed ............................................................................................................................................ 9-6
Digital Sleep Air Bed ........................................................................................................................ 9-7
Roller Shades (Manual) - Solar/Blackout ......................................................................................... 9-7
Wood Furniture and Cabinetry ......................................................................................................... 9-7
10 – SLIDEOUT ROOMS AND LEVELING
Slideout Room Lock System .......................................................................................................... 10-1
Slideout Room Operation – Electric ............................................................................................... 10-1
Slideout Room – Extreme Weather Precaution .............................................................................. 10-3
Slideout Room Troubleshooting (Lippert) ..................................................................................... 10-3
Slideout Emergency Retraction (Lippert) ....................................................................................... 10-4
General Slideout Care ..................................................................................................................... 10-6
Leveling System ............................................................................................................................. 10-6
Checking Hydraulic Oil Level ........................................................................................................ 10-8
11 – MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE
Sealants – Inspection and General Information .............................................................................. 11-1
Roof ................................................................................................................................................ 11-1
Undercarriage .................................................................................................................................. 11-1
Exterior Automotive Paint Finish ................................................................................................... 11-2
Exterior Graphic Care ..................................................................................................................... 11-4
Front End Masks and Paint Damage ............................................................................................... 11-4
Plastic Parts – Cleaning .................................................................................................................. 11-5
Headlights and Exterior Lights ....................................................................................................... 11-5
Interior Soft Goods ......................................................................................................................... 11-6
Cabinetry – Cleaning ...................................................................................................................... 11-7
Solid Surface Countertop – Corian® .............................................................................................. 11-7
Tables and Countertops .................................................................................................................. 11-7
Stainless Steel Appliances .............................................................................................................. 11-8
Galley Sink ..................................................................................................................................... 11-8
Range and Refrigerator ................................................................................................................... 11-9
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Vinyl Flooring ................................................................................................................................. 11-9
Bathroom ........................................................................................................................................ 11-9
Doors and Windows ........................................................................................................................ 11-9
Vehicle Storage – Preparation ........................................................................................................ 11-9
Vehicle Storage – Removal .......................................................................................................... 11-10
Chassis Service and Maintenance ................................................................................................. 11-11
Chassis Fuses and Relays ............................................................................................................. 11-11
Chassis Diagnostic Connectors ..................................................................................................... 11-12
Coach Maintenance Chart ............................................................................................................. 11-13
12 – MISCELLANEOUS
Loading the Vehicle ........................................................................................................................ 12-1
Weighing Your Loaded Vehicle ..................................................................................................... 12-1
Car or Trailer Towing ..................................................................................................................... 12-3
Trailer Wiring Connector ................................................................................................................ 12-4
Towing Guidelines .......................................................................................................................... 12-4
Fireplace .......................................................................................................................................... 12-5
Entry Step – Electric ....................................................................................................................... 12-6
Tool Storage .................................................................................................................................... 12-7
Storage Compartment Doors .......................................................................................................... 12-7
Compartment Lights Switch ........................................................................................................... 12-7
Power Awning ................................................................................................................................ 12-8
Stepwell Cover ................................................................................................................................ 12-9
Windows ....................................................................................................................................... 12-10
Power Roof Ventilator .................................................................................................................. 12-11
Effects of Prolonged Occupancy .................................................................................................. 12-12
SECTION 1 – INTRODUCTION
ABOUT THIS MANUAL
This operator’s manual was prepared to aid
you in the proper care and operation of the
vehicle and equipment.
Please read this manual completely to
understand how everything in your coach works
before taking it on its “maiden voyage”. In
addition, please become familiar with the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty.
NOTE: This manual describes many features of
your motorhome and includes
instructions for its safe use.
This manual, including photographs and
illustrations, is of a general nature only.
Some equipment and features described
or shown in this manual may be
optional or unavailable on your model.
Because of Winnebago Industries®’
continuous program of product
improvement, it is possible that recent
product changes and information may
not be included.
The instructions included in this manual
are intended as a guide, and in no way
extend the responsibilities of Winnebago
Industries beyond the standard written
warranty as presented in this manual.
The descriptions, illustrations, and
specifications in this manual were
correct at the time of printing. We reserve
the right to change specifications or
design without notice, and without
incurring obligation to install the same
on products previously manufactured.
The materials in your InfoCase contain
warranty information and operating and
maintenance instructions for the various
appliances and components in your motorhome.
NOTE: Many of the instruction sheets and
manuals for the various appliances and
components have been incorporated into
the Operator’s Manual Supplement for
your convenience.
Please read the FAQ in Section 1 of the
Operator’s Manual Supplement for more
details.
Throughout this manual, frequent reference is
made to the vehicle chassis manual that is
provided by the manufacturer of the chassis on
which this motorhome is built.
Consult the chassis manual for operating,
safety, and maintenance instructions pertaining
to the chassis section of the motorhome.
SAFETY MESSAGES USED IN
THIS MANUAL
Throughout this manual, certain items are
labeled Danger, Warning, Caution, Notice, or
Note. These terms alert you to precautions that
may involve damage to your vehicle or a risk to
your personal safety. Read and follow them
carefully.
DA NG E R
DANGER indicates a hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, will result in death or
serious personal injury.
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Congratulations! We welcome you to the
exciting world of motorhome travel and
camping. You will find it convenient and
enjoyable to have all the comforts of home and
still enjoy the great outdoors wherever you
choose to go.
Before sliding into the driver’s seat, please
become familiar with operations and features. In
addition, spend some time with the dealer when
you take delivery to learn all you can about your
new motorhome.
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WARNING
WARNING indicates a hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, could
result in death or serious personal injury.
CAUTION
CAUTION indicates a hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, could
result in minor or moderate personal
injury.
NOTICE
NOTICE is used to address practices not
related to personal injury.
NOTE: A “Note” is not necessarily safetyrelated, but indicates a recommendation
or special point of information that could
assist in understanding the use or care of
a feature item.
PRE-DELIVERY INSPECTION
This motorhome has been thoroughly
inspected before shipment. Your dealer is
responsible for performing a complete predelivery inspection of the chassis and all
motorhome components.
As a part of the pre-delivery inspection
procedure, the dealer is responsible for road
testing the motorhome, noting, and correcting
any problems before delivery.
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FRONT AXLE TIRE
ALIGNMENT
We recommend that you have the front
suspension and steering alignment checked and
adjusted after you have fully loaded the vehicle
according to your needs. Thereafter, have
alignment inspected periodically to maintain
vehicle steering performance and prevent uneven
tire wear.
SERVICE AND ASSISTANCE
Your dealer will be glad to provide any
additional information you need, as well as
answer any questions you might have about
operating the equipment in your coach. When it
comes to service, remember that your dealer
knows your vehicle best and is interested in your
satisfaction. Your dealer will provide quality
maintenance and any other assistance that you
may require during your ownership of this
vehicle.
If you need warranty repairs while traveling,
you may take your vehicle to any authorized
Winnebago Industries® dealership and request
their assistance.
See the Service Dealer Directory in your
InfoCase.
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect
which could cause a crash or could cause injury
or death, you should immediately inform the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA) in addition to notifying Winnebago
Industries, Inc.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may
open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety
defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order
a recall and remedy campaign. However,
NHTSA cannot become involved in individual
problems between you, your dealer, or
Winnebago Industries®.
To contact NHTSA, you may either call the
Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at:
1-888-327-4236; (TTY: 1-800-424-9153)
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or go to their website at http://www.safercar.gov
or write to:
Administrator, NHTSA
1200 New Jersey Avenue S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20590
You can also obtain other information about
motor vehicle safety from the NHTSA website
at http://www.safercar.gov
OCCUPANT AND CARGO
CARRYING CAPACITY LABEL
This label is affixed in the driver’s area next to
or near the Vehicle Certification Label. It
contains vehicle occupant and cargo carrying
capacity along with the number of seat belt
positions in the vehicle. The label also provides
the weight of a full load of water and advises that
this weight, along with the tongue weight counts
as cargo.
If any weight exceeding 45.4 kg (100 lbs.) is
added to your coach between final vehicle
certification and first retail sale, the occupant and
cargo carrying capacity must be corrected and a
label similar to the one shown below will be
affixed inside your coach.
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VEHICLE CERTIFICATION LABEL
This label is affixed to the lower driver side armrest panel, driver door, or the driver side door jamb,
depending on model. It contains vehicle identification numbers and other important reference information.
EXPLANATION OF DATA
1. Chassis manufacturer.
2. Chassis manufacture date.
3. Month and year of manufacture at Winnebago
Industries®.
4. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: Total
permissible weight of the vehicle, including
driver, passengers, total cargo carried
(including all liquids), and equipped with all
options.
5. Gross Axle Weight Rating: Total permissible
weight allowed for the front and rear axles
(listed in pounds and kilograms).
6. Suitable Tire Choice: Tires recommended to
meet handling and safety requirements. When
replacing any of the tires on your vehicle,
always replace with a tire that meets these
specifications.
7. Suitable Rim Choice: Wheel rims
recommended to meet handling and safety
requirements. When replacing any of the rims
on your vehicle, always replace with a rim that
meets these specifications.
8. Cold Inflation Pressure: Inflation pressures at
Gross Axle Weight Ratings recommended
(while cold) for the tires originally equipped
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on your vehicle. These pressure levels must be
maintained to assure proper handling, safety,
and fuel economy.
9. Rear Axle Wheel Configuration: Single or
Dual as it relates to the inflation.
10. Serial Number: This is the serial number
assigned to the completed vehicle by
Winnebago Industries.
11. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN): This
number identifies the chassis on which the
motorhome is built. The 10th digit of the VIN
designates the chassis model year. (C=2012,
D=2013, E=2014, etc.). This information is
useful when ordering chassis repair parts.
12. Type: States the NHTSA designated usage
classification for your motorhome. MPV
signifies a Multi-purpose Passenger Vehicle.
13. Color: Signifies the color code number of the
decor used throughout the vehicle. This
number is necessary for ordering replacement
cushions, curtains, carpet, etc.
14. Winnebago® model year and series/family
name.
15. Model: Lists the Winnebago product model
number of your vehicle.
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SPECIFICATIONS AND CAPACITIES
34T
38R
Freightliner® Freightliner®
XCS
XCS
26,000 lb.
27,910 lb.
Chassis
Chassis
Feature Number
Length
Exterior Height
Exterior Width
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2
Exterior Storage 3
Awning Length
1AP
1AB
35' 5.7"
39' 9.7"
12'
11' 10"
8' 5.5"
8' 5.5"
153 cu. ft.
228 cu. ft.
17'
20'
Interior Height
6' 8"
6' 8"
Interior Width
8' 0.5"
8' 0.5"
84 gal.
84 gal.
Freshwater Tank Capacity
4
6 gal.
Water Heater Capacity
10 gal.
Holding Tank Capacity - Black 4
Holding Tank Capacity - Gray
Propane Capacity 5
Wheelbase
4
7
10 gal.
48 gal.
48 gal.
54 gal.
54 gal.
23 gal.
23 gal.
208"
260"
GVWR
26,000 lbs.
27,910 lbs.
GAWR - Front
10,410 lbs.
10,410 lbs.
GAWR - Rear
17,500 lbs.
17,500 lbs.
30,000 lbs.
33,000 lbs.
90 gal.
90 gal.
GCWR
6
Fuel Capacity
Notes:
All information is based upon the most recent data available. Visit the Winnebago Industries, Inc. web page –
www.winnebagoind.com – for the most current product information.
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The height of each model is measured to the top of the tallest standard feature and is based on the curb weight of a typically
equipped unit. The actual height of your vehicle may vary by several inches depending on chassis or equipment variations.
Contact your dealer for further information.
2
Floorplans feature a wide-body design - over 96". You should be aware that some states restrict access on some or all state
roads to 96" in body width. You should confirm the road usage laws in the states of interest to you.
3
The load capacity of your motor home is designated by weight, not by volume, so you cannot necessarily use all available
space when loading your motor home.
4
Capacities are based on measurements prior to tank installation. Slight capacity variations can result upon installation.
5
Capacities shown are the tank manufacturer's listed water capacity (W.C.). Actual filled propane capacity is 80% of listing due
to overfilling prevention device on tank.
6
Actual towing capacity is dependent on your particular loading and towing circumstances which includes the GVWR, GAWR,
and GCWR as well as adequate trailer brakes. Refer to the chassis operator's manual of your motor home for further towing
information.
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For vehicles manufactured 6/9/14 or later.
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OWNER AND VEHICLE INFORMATION
OWNER INFO
Owner’s Name(s) __________________________________________________________________
Address __________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
VEHICLE INFORMATION
Motorhome Model Number __________________________________________________________
Motorhome Serial Number ___________________________________________________________
Chassis Vehicle Identification No. (VIN) ________________________________________________
Vehicle Mileage at Delivery __________________________________________________________
Selling Dealer Name ________________________________________________________________
Address __________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
YOUR WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES® DEALER /SERVICE CENTER
Name ____________________________________________________________________________
Address __________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
Contact ____________________________________________Phone ________________________
CHASSIS SERVICE CENTER
Name ____________________________________________________________________________
Address __________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
Contact ____________________________________________Phone ________________________
RV INSURANCE POLICY
Company _________________________________________________________________________
Policy Number ____________________________________________________________________
Agent______________________________________________Phone ________________________
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SECTION 2 – SAFETY AND PRECAUTIONS
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DRIVING SAFETY
Only seats equipped with seat belts are to be
occupied while the vehicle is moving.
Make sure all passengers have seat belts
fastened. Lap belts should fit low on the hips
and upper thighs. The shoulder belt should be
positioned snug over the shoulder.
For pregnant women: Never place the
shoulder belt behind your back or under your
arm. Adjust the lap belt across your hips/
pelvis, and below your belly. Place the
shoulder belt across your chest (between your
breasts) and away from your neck.
Child restraints should be installed properly
according to manufacturer’s instructions. See
“Child Restraints”.
All moveable or swiveling seats should be
placed and locked in travel position while the
vehicle is moving.
Never let passengers stand or kneel on seats
while the vehicle is moving.
Sleeping facilities are not to be utilized while
vehicle is moving.
Examine the escape window and be familiar
with its operation.
Inspect the fire extinguisher monthly for
proper charge and operating condition. This
should also be done before beginning a
vacation or any extended trip.
WARNING
This motorhome has been designed,
manufactured and tested with concern for
the protection of it’s occupants. We
recommend you perform the following
inspections for your safety and the safety
of your passengers before starting your
vehicle.
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10.
LP GAS SYSTEM - Turn off at tank for
traveling. Test for leaks upon arrival at
destination before lighting pilots.
WHEELS - Inspect for damage and check
lug nuts for tightness.
TIRES - Inspect for wear and damage
and check for recommended air
pressure.
LIGHTING - Test for proper operation of
all interior and exterior lights including
dash lights, headlights, tail lights, brake
lights, clearance lights, and turn signals.
EXITS - Inspect release mechanism on
emergency exit window, test both locks
on main entrance door for ease of
operation and instruct passengers how to
use both means of exit.
SEAT BELTS - Direct passengers to
designated seats, be certain swivel seats
are locked into position, and require use
of a seat belt. See operator’s manual for
occupancy and weight restrictions.
APPLIANCES - Turn off and latch or lock
doors where provided.
LOOSE PARCELS - Store securely.
UTILITY SUPPLY LINES - Disconnect all
electrical, sewer and water lines and
secure properly.
ENTRANCE DOOR STEP - Assure step
is in retracted position for traveling.
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GENERAL WARNINGS
Read your motorhome and chassis
owner’s manual for further precautions.
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Do not attempt to adjust the driver’s seat while
the vehicle is moving.
Do not adjust tilt steering in a moving vehicle.
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SECTION 2 –
SAFETY AND PRECAUTIONS
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Do not operate the cruise control on icy or
extremely wet roads, winding roads, in heavy
traffic, or in any other traffic situation where
a constant speed cannot be maintained.
Use care when accelerating or decelerating on
a slippery surface. Abrupt speed changes can
cause skidding and loss of control.
Never drive the vehicle with a slideout room
extended.
Driving through water deep enough to wet the
brakes may affect stopping distance or cause
the vehicle to pull to one side. Check brake
operation in a safe area to be sure they have
not been affected. Never operate any vehicle if
a difference in braking efficiency is
noticeable.
Adverse weather conditions and extremes in
terrain may affect handling and/or
performance of your vehicle. Refer to your
chassis manual for complete and related
information on driving your vehicle.
WARNING
Propane gas containers, gasoline, or
other flammable liquids shall not be
placed or stored onboard the vehicle
because a fire or explosion may result.
Propane gas containers are equipped
with safety valves, which relieve
excessive pressure by discharging gas
to the atmosphere. Failure to comply
could result in death or serious injury.
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FUEL AND PROPANE GAS
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All pilot lights, appliances, and their
ignitors (see operating instructions)
shall be turned off before refueling of
motor fuel tanks and/or propane
containers. Failure to comply could
result in death or serious injury.
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All pilot lights must be extinguished and
appliances turned off while refilling the fuel
tank or propane gas tank.
Never smoke while refilling vehicle fuel tank
or propane gas tank.
Never use an open flame to test for propane
gas leaks. Replace all protective covers and
caps on propane system after filling. Make
sure valve is closed and the door is latched
securely.
Never connect natural gas to the propane gas
system.
When lighting range burners, do not turn
burner controls to “On” and allow gas to
escape before lighting match.
Portable fuel-burning equipment, including
wood and charcoal grills and stoves shall not
be used inside the recreational vehicle. The
use of this equipment inside the recreational
vehicle may cause fires or asphyxiation.
Propane gas regulators must always be
installed with the diaphragm vent facing
downward. Regulators are equipped with a
protective cover. Make sure that the regulator
vent faces downward and that the cover is kept
in place to minimize vent blockage, which
could result in excessive gas pressure causing
fire or explosion.
The following warning label is located in the
cooking area to remind you to provide an
adequate supply of fresh air for combustion.
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DA NG E R
Do not use gas cooking appliances for
comfort heating. May lead to carbon
monoxide poisoning, which can lead to
death or serious injury.
WARNING
Gas cooking appliances need fresh air for
safe operation.
Before operating:
Open vents or windows slightly or turn on
exhaust fan prior to using cooking
appliance. Gas flames consume oxygen,
which should be replaced to ensure
proper combustion. Improper use may
result in death or serious injury.
Unlike homes, the amount of oxygen supply is
limited due to the size of the recreational vehicle,
and proper ventilation when using the cooking
appliance(s) avoids dangers of asphyxiation. It is
especially important that cooking appliances not
be used for comfort heating, as the danger of
asphyxiation is greater when the appliance is
used for long periods of time. Failure to comply
could result in death or serious injury.
PROPANE GAS LEAKS
Check propane gas system for leaks yearly, or
as necessary.
The following procedures are noted on a label,
located in the vehicle near the range area. If you
smell gas within the vehicle, quickly and
carefully perform the procedures listed.
IF YOU SMELL PROPANE
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Extinguish any open flames, pilot lights, and
all smoking materials.
Do not touch electrical switches.
Shut off the gas supply at the tank valve(s) or
gas supply connection.
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Open doors and other ventilating openings.
Leave the area until odor clears.
Have the propane system checked and leakage
source corrected before using again.
Failure to comply could result in death or
serious injury.
PROPANE GAS LEAK
DETECTOR
Your coach is equipped with a Propane Gas
Leak Detector, similar to the one shown below.
The leak detector sounds an alarm if an unsafe
amount of propane gas is present inside the
coach.
Propane Gas Leak Detector
WARNING
EXPLOSION HAZARD: DO NOT use an
open flame to test for gas leaks. When
testing for gas line leaks with a soapy
water solution, DO NOT use a detergent
containing ammonia or chlorine. These
substances may generate a chemical
reaction causing corrosion to gas lines,
resulting in dangerous leak conditions.
Death or serious injury can result.
Power Connection
The Propane Gas Leak Detector is powered by
the house batteries. If the House/Coach Battery
Disconnect switch is shut off or the battery cable
is disconnected from the batteries, the alarm will
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not work. The Propane Gas Leak Detector fuse or
circuit breaker is located in the 12-volt house
electrical load center.
Because the Propane Gas Leak Detector is
connected to the house battery, it is always
drawing a small amount of current. Even though
this current draw is slight, it could drain the house
battery during storage periods when the house
battery will not be charged regularly by the
engine or shoreline.
Replacement
When replacing this alarm, we recommend
replacing only with the same model, or with one
that is also listed for RV application. We
recommend obtaining a replacement from your
Winnebago Industries® dealer.
Further Information
See the manufacturer’s user guide provided in
your InfoCase for further instructions.
To allow proper operation of the vehicle’s
ventilation system, keep front ventilation inlet
grill clear of snow, leaves, or other obstructions
at all times. DO NOT OCCUPY A PARKED
VEHICLE WITH ENGINE RUNNING FOR
AN EXTENDED PERIOD.
Do not run engine in confined areas, such as a
garage, except to move vehicle into or out of the
area.
CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM
Your coach is equipped with a Carbon
Monoxide (CO) Alarm, which has a sensor that is
designed to detect toxic carbon monoxide gas
fumes resulting from incomplete combustion of
fuel. It will detect CO gas from any combustion
source such as the furnace, gas range/oven, water
heater, refrigerator, chassis engine, and electric
generator engine.
Press button to test
CARBON MONOXIDE
WARNING
WARNING
Avoid inhaling exhaust gases, as they
contain carbon monoxide, which is a
colorless, odorless, and poisonous gas.
Death or serious injury can result.
The best protection against carbon monoxide
entry into the vehicle body is a properly
maintained engine exhaust and ventilation
system. It is recommended that the exhaust
system and body be inspected by a qualified
motorhome service center:
• Each time the vehicle is serviced for an oil
change.
• Whenever a change in the sound of the
exhaust system is noticed.
• Whenever the exhaust system, underbody, or
rear of the vehicle is damaged.
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Carbon Monoxide Alarm
WARNING
Failure to replace this product by the
“REPLACE BY DATE” printed on the
alarm cover may result in death by
Carbon Monoxide poisoning.
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Replacement
Replacement
When replacing this alarm, we recommend
replacing only with the same model, or with one
that is also listed for RV application. We
recommend obtaining a replacement from your
Winnebago Industries® dealer.
When replacing this alarm, we recommend
replacing only with the same model, or with one
that is also listed for RV application. We
recommend obtaining a replacement from your
Winnebago Industries® dealer.
Further Information
Further Information
Please read the information provided by the
manufacturer, which is included in your InfoCase
for further information.
See the manufacturer’s information in your
InfoCase for further instructions.
FIRE EXTINGUISHER
SMOKE ALARM
Your coach is equipped with a Smoke Alarm
(located on the ceiling in the lounge area.) The
Smoke Alarm is powered by a 9-volt battery and
has a sensor that is designed to detect smoke.
A dry chemical Fire Extinguisher is located
near the entrance door.
Push button
to test
Smoke Alarm
The following label is affixed to the Smoke
Alarm.
WARNING
Test smoke alarm operation after vehicle
has been in storage, before each trip, and
at least once per week during use. Failure
to do so may result in death or serious
injury.
Fire Extinguisher
(Located near entrance door)
-Typical installation shown
We recommend that you become thoroughly
familiar with the operating instructions displayed
on the side of the Fire Extinguisher and in the
information supplied in your InfoCase.
We also recommend that you inspect the Fire
Extinguisher for proper charge at least once a
month in accordance with National Fire
Protection Association (NFPA)
recommendations as stated on the label.
If the charge is insufficient, the Fire
Extinguisher must be replaced.
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NOTICE
Do not test the fire extinguisher by
discharging it. Partial discharge can
cause leakage of pressure or contents,
which would render the unit inoperative
when needed. When using the fire
extinguisher, aim the spray at the base of
the fire.
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Replacement
If for any reason you must replace the Fire
Extinguisher, the replacement must be the same
type and size as the one originally supplied in
your coach. We recommend obtaining a
replacement only from your Winnebago
Industries® dealer or a reliable RV parts supplier.
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MAINTENANCE
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ELECTRICAL
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Careless handling of electrical components
can be fatal. Never touch or use electrical
components or appliances while feet are bare,
while hands are wet, or while standing in
water or on wet ground.
Improper grounding of the vehicle can cause
personal injury. Do not plug the utility power
cord into an outlet which is not grounded and
do not adapt the plug to connect to a receptacle
for which it is not designed.
Do not attach an extension cord to the utility
power cord.
Do not use any electrical device that has had
the ground pin removed.
Avoid overloading electrical circuits. Replace
fuses or circuit breakers with those of the
same size and amperage rating only. Never
use a higher rated fuse or breaker.
Use caution when handling or working near
electrical storage batteries. Always remove
jewelry and wear protective clothing and eye
covering. Avoid creating sparks.
Store or secure all loose items inside the
motorhome before traveling. Possible
overlooked items such as canned goods or
small appliances on the countertop, cooking
pans on the range, or free-standing furniture
items can become dangerous projectiles
during a sudden stop.
Be aware of GVWR, GAWR, and individual
load limit on each tire or set of duals (See
“Loading the Vehicle” in Section 12 Miscellaneous).
Never load the motorhome in excess of the
gross vehicle weight rating or the gross axle
weight rating for either axle.
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Do not remove the radiator cap while engine
and radiator are still hot. Always check
coolant level visually at the see-through
coolant reservoir.
Never get beneath a vehicle that is held up by
a jack only.
Do not mix different construction types of
tires on the vehicle, such as radial, bias, or
belted tires, as vehicle handling may be
affected. Replace tires with exact size, type,
and load range.
Refer to your chassis manual for complete
maintenance precautions and
recommendations.
EMERGENCY EXITS
Escape Window
The bedroom escape window is secured by
two red safety latches at the bottom or side of the
window.
To open, lift both latches up and toward the
center of the window, then push outward near the
bottom of the window.
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Escape Window
(Lift both red safety latch handles UP
and push window OUT)
-Typical View
Slider Window Latch
(Lift latch UP and slide window open)
-Typical View
Escape Window
(Lift both red safety latch handles UP
and push window OUT)
-Typical View
Most slider windows along the side of any
motorhome can also be used as alternate
emergency exits, should the need arise.
To use slider windows as an exit:
• Lift window latch UP.
• Slide the window open.
• Either slide the screen open or push the screen
material out, depending on window
construction.
POWER SOFAS AND BEDS
WARNING
Escape Window
(Lift both red safety latch handles UP
and push window OUT)
-Typical View
Keep people away from operating
mechanism and pinch hazard areas
during use. Failure to do so could cause
injury.
Using Slider Windows As
Emergency Exits
Some coaches are required to have a slider
window as an alternate exit. This window will be
marked EXIT and have a red-handled latch.
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SLIDEOUT ROOMS
WARNING
Your motorhome may have more than
one slideout room. Understand which
switch operates which slideout room prior
to operation. Make sure all slideout rooms
are clear of people who could be harmed
or obstacles that could cause damage
prior to operating any slideout rooms.
Failure to observe can result in death or
serious injury.
Check inside and outside the vehicle to make
sure that there are no people who could be
harmed or obstacles that could cause damage due
to room activation.
WARNING
Keep all persons clear of the slideout
room and moving parts while extending or
retracting. Do not occupy the slideout
room while it is being extended or
retracted. Failure to observe can result in
death or serious injury.
FORMALDEHYDE
INFORMATION
Some of the materials used in this recreational
vehicle emit formaldehyde. Eye, nose, and throat
irritation, headache, nausea, and a variety of
asthma-like symptoms, including shortness of
breath have been reported as a result of
formaldehyde exposure. Reaction to
formaldehyde exposure may vary among
individuals. Elderly persons and young children,
as well as anyone with a history of asthma,
allergies, or lung problems may be at greater risk.
Research is continuing on the possible long-term
effects of exposure to formaldehyde. Inadequate
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ventilation may allow formaldehyde and other
contaminants to accumulate in indoor air.
Ventilation to dilute the indoor air may be
obtained from a passive or mechanical
ventilation system. Always be sure to thoroughly
ventilate your recreational vehicle before and
during each use. High indoor temperatures and
humidity may raise formaldehyde levels. When a
recreational vehicle is in areas subject to high
temperatures, an air conditioning system can be
used to control indoor temperature levels. If you
have any questions regarding the health effects of
formaldehyde, consult your doctor or local health
department.
MOLD, MOISTURE, AND YOUR
MOTORHOME
What is Mold?
Molds are part of the natural environment.
They are as old as the Earth itself and mold
spores are almost everywhere at some level
waiting to grow. Mold plays a part of nature by
breaking down dead organic matter, such as
fallen leaves and dead trees. Indoors however,
mold growth should be avoided. Molds
reproduce by means of tiny spores. Those spores
are invisible to the naked eye and float
throughout the outdoor and indoor air. Because
of the nature of the use of a motorhome, it is
natural for a motorhome to be introduced into an
environment with mold spores.
Mold is a plant and requires its own special
environment to grow. That environment includes
organic materials, nutrients, moisture, and proper
temperature.
How Can I Avoid Mold?
To reduce the ability for mold to grow, you
must reduce what constitutes its growth
environment. Mold can grow with the smallest of
a nutrient base. Just small amounts of dirt or dust
on the carpet can be enough to allow the mold
process to begin. Keep the environment as clean
as possible. Vacuum the carpet. Clean food spills
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thoroughly and quickly. Avoid grease buildup
near the stove or sink. Clean the exhaust fan
above the stove often.
Minimize moisture in your motorhome and
keep humidity low. Clean spills quickly. Do not
allow condensation to build up. You can open
windows and vents to minimize condensation.
Use of the air conditioner can assist in removing
moisture from the air. Avoid leaks, but if leaks do
occur, make repairs promptly.
Avoid bringing mold into your motorhome.
Plants, cloths, books, and other household items
may already have mold present. It is easy to
transfer mold into your motorhome environment.
Monitor your motorhome. Periodically check
those hidden areas in corners, closets, and
cabinets to assure mold is not present.
What if I Find Mold?
If mold develops, clean the area with a
concentrate of soap and bleach. Items that
contain mold that cannot be cleaned should be
removed from the vehicle.
Can Mold Harm Me?
The effects of mold and airborne mold spores
may cause irritation to some people. Experts
disagree on the level of exposure that may cause
health concerns.
If Mold Is Present, What Will
Winnebago Industries® Do?
If Winnebago Industries determines that mold
is present in the Winnebago®/Itasca® motorhome
as a result of a manufacturing defect reported to
Winnebago Industries within the limited
warranty period, Winnebago will clean the
affected area(s) and/or replace affected items as it
deems necessary. This is the extent of coverage
provided by Winnebago Industries. Winnebago
Industries, however, will not assume
responsibility for mold deemed to be a result of a
motorhome users lack of timely and appropriate
action to mitigate circumstances should a
problem occur.
If Winnebago Industries determines that mold
is present due to conditions it determines is not a
result of a manufacturing defect found within the
warranty period, Winnebago Industries will not
provide any financial assistance to the repair of
the condition.
ROOF
WARNING
STAY OFF ROOF. Surface may be
slippery. Falling could result in death or
serious injury.
Walking or working on the roof should be left
to qualified service personnel using proper safety
equipment in a safe environment. You should
only walk or work on the roof if you are qualified
and have created a safe environment.
For your safety, it is not recommended that
you store or carry items on the roof.
ROADSIDE EMERGENCY
Because of the size and weight of this vehicle
and its tires, and the possible complications
involved in tire changing, we strongly advise
obtaining professional road service to change a
flat tire whenever possible. However, if an
emergency requires you to change the tire
yourself, please exercise extreme caution and
read all tire changing information in the chassis
manual.
Never get beneath a vehicle that is held up by
a jack only.
If You Get A Flat Tire
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DO NOT panic.
Grip the steering wheel firmly and steer the
vehicle as straight as possible. Avoid quick
maneuvers. You may need to counter-steer to
compensate for “pull” created by the failed
tire.
DO NOT stomp on the brake. This abruptly
shifts the vehicle’s weight forward, making it
nose-dive and pull toward the blown-out side.
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DO NOT jerk your foot off the accelerator.
Just ease back on the accelerator slowly and
gently to continue momentum. The deflated
tire will slow the vehicle.
• If you must change lanes to get to a safe
stopping place, use your signals to warn other
motorists and change lanes smoothly and
carefully after you are certain the lane is clear.
• Let the vehicle coast to a stop, gently steering
to a safe stopping place off the traffic lanes of
the road. Do not worry about damaging the
tire or wheel rim by driving on it. A tire or
wheel replacement is cheaper than damaging
the vehicle or injuring yourself.
• When you have come to a stop, activate your
hazard flashers to warn other motorists, then
exit the vehicle carefully.
• Set out flares or other warning devices.
Check your tires for proper inflation before
each trip and at least once a month with an
accurate tire gauge.
Recovery Towing
When calling a professional towing service,
we recommend that you advise them of your
coach length and approximate front axle weight
listed on your Vehicle Certification Label. This
will allow the towing operator to determine the
proper towing equipment to use.
Winnebago Industries® does not assume
responsibility for damage incurred while towing
this vehicle.
NOTE: Consult your chassis manual for towing
instructions or precautions provided by
the chassis manufacturer.
NOTICE
Do not lift on bumper. Damage will result
to front end body parts.
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WARNING
Stay out from beneath the motorhome
while it is suspended by the towing
assembly. Do not allow passengers to
occupy a towed vehicle. Death or serious
injury can result.
JUMP STARTING
If your coach will not start from the chassis
battery, try using the Battery Boost switch to
divert power from the house batteries to the
starter. (See “Battery Boost Switch” in Section 3
- Driving Your Motor Home).
If you wish to try jump starting the engine
using another vehicle or booster system, see your
chassis manual for connecting jumper cables to
the automotive electrical system.
NOTICE
Do not attempt to push start this vehicle.
Damage to the transmission or other
parts of the vehicle will occur.
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ENGINE OVERHEAT
If you see or hear steam escaping from the
engine compartment or have any other reason to
suspect an extreme engine overheating condition,
pull the vehicle over to the roadside as soon as it
is safe to do so, stop the engine, and get all
passengers out of the vehicle.
NOTICE
Operating a vehicle under a severe
overheating condition can result in
damage to the vehicle.
For information on what to do in case of
overheating, consult your chassis manual.
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The information in this section refers only to
features installed or adapted to the dash and
driver compartment area by Winnebago
Industries®. It also includes passenger seating in
the living area of the coach.
Lift to Recline
Lift to
Swivel
Further Information
Power Seat
Controls
Driver Seat
-Typical View
SEATS – DRIVER/CO-PILOT
The driver and co-pilot seats may be
independently adjusted to suit individual
preference.
The seats may be swiveled to provide easy
entrance and exit. The swivel feature also allows
the seats to be turned toward the living area for
additional seating while the vehicle is parked.
Lift to Swivel
Lift to Slide
5 - DASH / AUTO
See the chassis manual in your InfoCase for
all original chassis related controls,
instrumentation, switches, and other features.
This includes items such as transmission, parking
brakes, cruise control, gauges, wipers, lights, etc.
WARNING
Assure seat is in its forward and locked
position for travel. Do not adjust seat
while vehicle is in motion. Failure to
comply may result in injuries.
Passenger Seat
-Typical View
Multi-Adjustable Power Seat
–If Equipped
The power seat controls are located on the
lower right hand side of the driver seat base.
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Armrest Adjustment
-If Equipped
The armrests may be swung upward out of the
way for easy exit or access to the front seats. A
roller on the underside of the front of the armrest
also lets you adjust the resting angle for personal
comfort, whether the seat is upright or reclined.
Hip Area
- Up/Down
Main Seat
Position
- Up/Down
- Fore/Aft
Armrest
Height
Adjuster
Knee Area
- Up/Down
To Face Driver Seat Rearward
Manual Seat
• Tilt the steering wheel all the way up.
• Put the left armrest down.
• Swivel the seat to the right until it just contacts
the steering wheel, then slide the seat ahead all
the way.
• Lift the recliner lever and let the seat back tilt
ahead to clear the steering wheel.
• Swivel the seat the rest of the way to face the
living area.
• Tilt the steering wheel down.
• Reverse the procedure to face the seat
forward.
Power Seat
• Tilt the steering wheel all the way up and put
the left armrest down.
• Move the seat rearward fully and then ahead a
few inches.
• Swivel the seat to the right until it just contacts
the steering wheel, then move the seat ahead
all the way to clear the steering wheel.
• Swivel the seat the rest of the way to face the
living area.
• Position the tilt wheel down and to provide
maximum clearance to recline the seat.
• Reverse the procedure to face the seat
forward.
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-Typical View
Footrest
(Co-Pilot Seat)
The co-pilot seat is equipped with a manual
footrest that provides greater utility to be used as
a lounge chair when rotated for television
viewing or as part of a lounge conversational
area.
• To extend footrest, lift black footrest lever
(located on outboard side of seat).
• To retract footrest, push downward with your
legs and the footrest will close.
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time, and do not let the safety belts become
damaged by pinching them in the doors or in the
seat mechanism. After any serious accident, any
seat belts which were in use at the time must be
inspected and replaced if necessary.
1- Insert tab into buckle
slot until it “clicks” and is
locked
Co-Pilot Footrest Lever
(Located on outboard
side of co-pilot seat)
-Typical View
3- Press to
release
+Lounger
(Co-Pilot Seat)
-If Equipped
Your coach may be equipped with a
+Lounger, which is featured with an extendable
footrest (see previous operation instructions),
and a convenient built-in workstation. This flipup hard surface tablet feature stores on the
outboard side of the seat when not in use.
To Use Tablet
• Extend tablet all the way out (toward front of
coach).
• Lift tablet up and rotate directly toward you
(as you are sitting in the passenger seat).
• Once tablet is completely raised, lay down
over lap. Tablet is now ready for use.
Reverse steps to lower tablet back into stored
position.
SEAT BELTS
Seats intended for occupancy while the
vehicle is in motion are equipped with seat belts
for the protection of the driver and passengers.
Lap Belts
The lap belts must be worn as low as possible
and fit snugly across the hip area. Always sit
erect and well back into the seat. To gain full
protection of the safety belt, never let more than
one person use the same safety belt at any one
2- Pull strap to tighten
Adjustment
To lengthen belt, swivel the tab end at a right
angle to belt and pull strap to desired length. To
shorten, pull loose end of belt.
To Fasten
Be sure belt is not twisted. Grasp each part of
the belt assembly and push tongue into buckle.
Adjust to a snug fit by pulling the loose end away
from the tongue.
To Release
Press button in center of buckle and slide
tongue out of buckle.
WARNING
Snug and low belt positions are essential.
This will ensure that the force exerted by
the lap belt in a collision is spread over the
strong hip area and not across the
abdomen, which could result in serious
injury.
Only seats equipped with seat belts are to
be occupied while vehicle is in motion.
Swivel seats must be in the locked,
forward facing position while vehicle is in
motion.
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Lap/Shoulder Belts
Fastening
Hold the belt just behind the tongue. Next,
bring the belt across the body and insert the
tongue into the buckle until the latch engages.
Unfastening
Press the release button in the buckle. Hold
onto the tongue when you release it from the
buckle to keep it from retracting too rapidly.
When the lap-shoulder belt is in use, the lap
belt must ride low across the hip area and the
shoulder belt must ride diagonally over the
shoulder toward the buckle.
The shoulder belt is designed to lock only
during a sudden stop, sudden body movement or
a collision. At all other times it will move freely
with the occupant.
WARNING
Never wear the shoulder belt in any
position other than as stated above.
Failure to do so could increase the
chance or extent of injury in a collision.
Seat Belt Care and Cleaning
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Be careful not to damage the belt webbing and
hardware. Take care not to pinch them in the
seat or doors.
Inspect the belts and hardware periodically.
Check for cuts, frays, and loose parts.
Damaged parts should be replaced. Do not
remove or modify the belt system.
Keep belts clean and dry. If the belts need
cleaning, use only a mild soap and water
solution. Do not use hot water. Do not use
abrasive cleaners, bleach, or dyes. These
products may weaken the belts.
Replace any belt assembly that was used
during a severe impact. Replace the complete
assembly even if damage is not apparent.
CHILD RESTRAINTS
-If Equipped
A properly installed and secured child
restraint system can help reduce the chance or
severity of personal injury to a child in an
accident or during a sudden maneuver. Children
may have a greater chance of being injured in an
accident if they are seated in a child restraint
system which is not properly secured.
A child restraint system is designed to be
secured in a vehicle seat by a lap belt or the lap
belt portion of a lap-shoulder belt.
When purchasing a child restraint system,
follow these guidelines:
1. Look for the label certifying that it meets all
applicable safety standards.
2. Make sure that it will attach to your vehicle
and restrain your child securely and
conveniently so that you are able to install it
correctly each time it is used.
3. Be certain that it is appropriate for the child's
height, weight, and development. The
instructions and/or the regulation label
attached to the restraint typically provides this
information.
4. Review the instructions for installation and
use of the restraint. Be sure that you
understand them fully and can install the
restraint properly and safely in your vehicle.
Tether Anchor Loop
-If Equipped
If your coach has a dinette, it may be equipped
with a child seat tether anchor loop located on the
floor or wall directly behind the forward facing
dinette seat.
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MIRRORS – POWER ELECTRIC
Tether Anchor Loop
–If Equipped
Always adjust mirrors for maximum rear
visibility before driving off. Make sure the seat is
adjusted for proper vehicle control and that you
are sitting back squarely into the seat.
Mirror Adjustment Control
NOTE: The dinette table must be in the lowered
position when a child seat is in use.
The mirror control is located on the driver side
armrest panel or the dash. The ignition key must
be on to adjust the mirrors.
Move Selector Switch L or R to select mirror.
Center “neutral” position disables arrows
to avoid unintentionally moving a mirror.
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1. Lower the dinette table.
2. Route the tether over the top of the dinette seat
back and hook it to the anchor loop on the floor.
3. Fasten the lap belt.
Further Information
See the child seat manufacturer’s specific
instructions for proper attachment and
adjustment of the tether and seat belts.
Press Arrow Buttons to move
mirror surface in direction indicated.
Mirror Heaters
The mirrors may also contain heating
elements to de-fog or de-ice the mirror glass
during cold weather operation. A switch for the
mirror heaters is located on the dash. To turn on,
press the switch UP. Press DOWN to turn off.
KEYONE™ LOCK SYSTEM
-If Equipped
Your coach is equipped with the KeyOne lock
system. A single key will open every door lock in
the entire vehicle and ignition (except the
security deadbolt lock on the entrance door).
The key number for your coach is registered in
our factory database, so if you ever lose your
keys, any Winnebago Industries® dealership can
order a new key for you.
Mirror Heat Switch
(Located on dash)
-Typical View
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Mirror Arm/Head Adjustment
If you cannot adjust a mirror properly using
the control switch, the mirror may need a coarse
adjustment by rotating the mirror head.
• Sideview Camera
Mirror Head Pivot Lock
• Loosen Allen head set
screws to pivot mirror head.
• Torque 75-100 in./lbs.
NOTE: Set screws may be located on the
opposite side of the mirror arm.
Passenger side mirror is similar.
ACCENT LED LIGHT STRIPS
(FRONT)
The front of your coach is equipped with
Accent LED Light Strips. The LED Light Strips
are disabled when the ignition key is turned on
(engine running).
Sideview Camera
The sideview cameras (built into the driver
and passenger side mirrors) activate with the
corresponding turn signals and replace the rear
camera view on the monitor until the turn is
completed or the signal lever is canceled
manually.
Accent LED Light Strips
-Typical View
The Front AUX switch (located on the dash)
operates the LED Light Strips.
Press Front AUX switch UP to turn ON. Press
Front AUX switch DOWN to turn OFF.
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The Chassis Battery Disconnect switch must
be ON to supply power to the night shade.
NOTE: If power is gradually drained and falls
below the lower limit of 11-volts, the
motors may lose their electronic set
limits and will require reprogramming
once normal power has been restored.
Refer to the Night Shade manufacturer’s
information provided in your InfoCase.
Front AUX Switch
(Located on dash)
-Typical View
FRONT DROP-DOWN SHADE
(12-VOLT)
Your coach is equipped with a 12V Front
Windshield Visor/Shade that provides privacy
and solar heat protection as well as a sunvisor
feature.
The power switches for the 12V Front DropDown Night Shade are located on the driver and
passenger side trim panels.
Automatic Safety Retraction
The Night Shade in your vehicle is equipped
with an Automatic Safety Retraction feature,
which will retract the Night Shade to the full
upper position in the rare event of an internal
motor failure.
Should the Automatic Safety Retraction
feature deploy, go to your nearest Winnebago
Industries® dealer for service before operating
the shade again.
NOTE: Do NOT attempt to extend the Night
Shade or operate the power switches
after deployment.
Further Information
Refer to the manufacturer’s user guide
provided in your InfoCase for complete operating
instructions, troubleshooting tips, and
maintenance care.
RADIO IN-DASH/REARVIEW
MONITOR SYSTEM
12-Volt Front Drop-Down
Night Shade Switch
(Located on driver side trim panel)
-Typical View
Press the Night Shade switch up or down to
adjust the shade to the setting that best suits your
needs.
Dual range motors provide lowering of the
night shade to visor height restriction when the
ignition is ON and lowers completely to cover the
entire windshield when the ignition is OFF.
–If Equipped
The radio in your coach can receive AM/FM
stereo stations. It also has a CD/DVD player for
your listening enjoyment through quality highoutput speakers located in several areas of the
coach.
This system is also featured with a rearview
camera monitor system, which lets you see what
is directly behind your coach for safety and
maneuvering assistance. The viewing screen is
integrated into the dash.
The radio screen switches automatically when
the transmission is shifted into reverse.
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NOTE:The camera polarity setting needs to be
set to “Battery” for automatic camera
viewing when the vehicle is put into
reverse. This can be set by pushing the
HOME button, select SYSTEM under
settings, and scroll down to “Camera
Polarity” and pushing the menu until it
reads “Battery”. This will need to be
reset every time the power is
disconnected from the radio.
See the manufacturer’s information provided
in your InfoCase for programming and operating
instructions.
USB Cable
-If Equipped
Your coach may be equipped with a cable to
connect your USB to play through your radio.
The USB cable is located on the dash beverage
tray.
See the manufacturer’s information in your
InfoCase for operating instructions.
Bluetooth
-If Equipped
Your coach may be equipped with a Bluetooth
microphone cable for hands-free cell phone
usage. The microphone cable is located on the
dash beverage tray.
See the manufacturer’s information in your
InfoCase for operating instructions.
Basic Operating Instructions
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
1 - RESET - Press to reset the microprocessor.
3 - +/- (Volume) - Press to set the volume.
4 - MUTE - Press to mute audio.
5 - HOME - Press to switch the display.
6 - MODE - Turns the information display off.
7 - TRK - Press for manual tuning.
Press and hold for seek tuning.
8 - EJECT - Press to eject the CD/DVD
10 - DISC LOADING SLOT
Sideview Cameras
The sideview cameras (built into the driver
and passenger side mirrors) activate with the
corresponding turn signals and replace the rear
camera view on the monitor until the turn is
completed or the signal lever is canceled
manually.
Satellite Radio
-If Equipped
Your coach may be equipped with a
SiriusXM® satellite radio receiver that plays
through your dash radio.
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Bluetooth
Microphone
USB Cable
Bluetooth Microphone and USB Cable
(Located on the dash beverage tray)
-Typical View (if equipped)
Radio Remote Control
A hand-held remote control for the radio lets
you control the radio from a distance for your
convenience. The remote control is included in
your InfoCase.
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Radio Power Switch
The Radio Power switch on the dash lets you
connect the dash radio to the coach batteries
when the ignition switch turned off for listening
while parked. This prevents accidental draining
of the chassis battery by prolonged use of the
radio.
NOTE:The House/Coach Battery Disconnect
switch must be ON while listening to the
dash radio, as the audio relay is powered
by house batteries. If the House/Coach
Battery Disconnect switch is OFF, the
speakers will not emit sound.
CB Power Wires
-Typical View
PARKING BRAKE
Freightliner® Chassis
Radio Power Switch
(Located on lower dash area)
• Press HOUSE to listen to the radio while parked
without the ignition key on.
• Press ENGINE (“ENG”) to listen while driving.
Further Information
See the manufacturer’s user guide provided in
your InfoCase for complete operating
instructions.
CB RADIO POWER WIRING
Your coach is pre-wired for CB radio power
connection. The wires are located beneath the
dash to the left of the steering wheel.
Look for a pair of wires - yellow (+) and white
(-) with connectors and flag labels suspended
from the wiring harness.
Parking Brake Knob
-Typical View
• Pull to apply
• Push in to release
Use the parking brake knob to apply the park
brake whenever the vehicle is parked.
Never try to drive the vehicle with the parking
brake applied. This can cause excessive wear on
the brakes and may damage the transmission.
NOTE: It is normal to hear an occasional burst
of air pressure from the rear of the
vehicle. This is an automatic moisture
purging feature of the air brake system.
See the Brakes section of your chassis
manual for instructions on periodic
draining of brake air tank.
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EXHAUST RESTRICTION
BRAKING SYSTEM
Freightliner® Chassis
The Exhaust Brake generates additional
“braking” power by controlled restriction of the
engine’s exhaust gas flow.
How It Works
When the Exhaust Brake is activated, a valve
closes off the engine’s exhaust causing the
exhaust back pressure to increase, which causes
the vehicle to slow down.
The increased back pressure would normally
stop the engine except the forward momentum of
the vehicle keeps the drivetrain and the engine
turning.
This controlled back pressure helps to regulate
a vehicle’s downhill speed, such as on
mountainous or hilly roads. It also provides
“braking” on level or near-level roads.
To use the Exhaust Brake
WARNING
Do not activate the engine exhaust
braking system while on icy or extremely
wet roads or in any other situation where
abrupt deceleration could cause skidding
or loss of vehicle control.
Further Information
See your chassis manual in your InfoCase for
more instructions, information, and precautions
on using this feature.
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
The hazard warning flashers provide
additional safety when the vehicle must be
stopped on the side of the roadway and presents a
possible hazard to other motorists. When the
flashers are on, it serves as a warning to other
drivers.
Exhaust Brake Switch
(Located on driver side trim panel)
-Typical View
Hazard Warning Flashers
(Typical View - your coach may differ
depending on model)
• To Activate - Press and release the ON (up)
side of the switch. The exhaust brake will
operate whenever you let up on the throttle pedal
while the switch is ON.
• To De-activate - Press and release the OFF
(down) side of the switch to return to chassis
brakes alone.
• Pull Silver Lever outward to activate Hazard
Flashers.
NOTE: Move multi-function lever up or down to
cancel.
Further Information
See the chassis manual in your InfoCase for
instructions on activating, operating, and
canceling hazard warning flashers.
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SIGNAL LEVER/HEADLIGHT
HIGH-LOW BEAM
The signal lever controls the turn signals and
headlight high/low beams.
Driver Map Light Switch
(Located on left side of dash)
-Typical View
Passenger Map Light Switch
Press the Passenger Map Light switch UP to
turn ON. Press switch down to turn OFF.
Turn Signals/High-Low Beams
(Typical View - your coach may differ
depending on model)
•
•
Move multi-function lever upward for right
turn signal and downward for left turn signal.
An audible chime will alert you when the
signals are flashing.
Pull end of handle toward you to switch
headlight high/low beams.
Further Information
See your chassis manual for further operating
instructions and features.
MAP LIGHT SWITCH
Passenger Map Light Switch
(Located on passenger side trim panel)
-Typical View
Further Information
Refer to the chassis manual provided in your
InfoCase for additional information on the Driver
Map Light switch.
Driver Map Light Switch
Turn the Driver Map Light on using the panel
light brightness thumbwheel control (located on
left side of dash). Roll it upward until you feel it
click into the Map Light “On” position.
NOTE: The “Push” dial (for fog lights) are nonfunctional.
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STEERING COLUMN
ADJUSTMENT
The tilt/telescope adjustment pedal is located
on the floor to the left of the steering column as
shown.
Press pedal down to adjust
steering wheel tilt or telescope
Adjust Steering Wheel or Column
Press the pedal down to adjust either the tilt or
telescope. Release the pedal when you have
adjusted the tilt angle or steering wheel distance
to your preferred position.
NOTE: The House/Coach Battery Disconnect
switch near the entrance door must be
ON and house batteries must be
sufficiently charged for this feature to
work.
Battery Boost Switch
(Located on dash)
-Typical View
• If chassis battery is discharged, press and
hold while turning ignition key for emergency
starting power.
AIR CONDITIONER/HEATER –
AUTOMOTIVE (DASH)
Controls for the air conditioner, heater,
defroster, and vent are located on the dash.
WARNING
Do not adjust the steering column or tilt
wheel while the vehicle is in motion. Doing
so may cause loss of vehicle control
resulting in death or personal injury.
BATTERY BOOST SWITCH
The Battery Boost switch can be used to draw
emergency starting power from the house
batteries to start the engine if the chassis battery
is discharged.
Press and Hold the Battery Boost switch in the
ON position while turning ignition key for
emergency starting power.
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• Blower
Control
• Mode
• Temp
Selector
Control
-Typical View
NOTE: The dash air conditioner/heater is not
designed to heat and cool the entire
interior of the coach, but is intended only
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to provide heating and cooling for the
cab area.
A small amount of air will blow out of all
of the defrost and dash vents regardless
of the mode setting.
Further Information
See the manufacturer’s user guide provided in
your InfoCase for complete operating
instructions.
AIR HORNS
–If Equipped
Press the Air Horn switch (located on the dash
or driver side trim panel, depending on model) to
the ON (up) position - then use the horn button on
the steering wheel to sound the air horns. The
switch enables the air horn system to work with
the standard chassis horn.
Press the Air Horn switch OFF (down) to
disable the air horns.
The air horn sound units are located behind
the front grille assembly.
Winter Fuel Waxing and Anti-Gel
Additives
In sub-freezing temperatures, #2 diesel fuel
can form small wax crystals that become trapped
in the fuel filter and block the fuel flow to the
engine, causing it to stall out. At sub-zero
temperatures, the fuel can congeal and turn
“slushy.” If this happens, the only remedy is to
have the vehicle towed into a heated facility to
allow the fuel to warm up and become fully
liquid again.
During winter time, most truck stops and
reputable filling stations have winter blend diesel
fuels available that are less susceptible to waxing.
There are also commercially available
products (typically called anti-gel additives) to
add to diesel fuel while filling the tank to inhibit
wax formation in freezing temperatures.
Further Information
Consult your chassis manual or diesel engine
guide in your InfoCase for more information on
fuel requirements and additives.
FILLING THE FUEL TANK –
DIESEL ENGINE
Diesel fuel can foam up while being pumped
into the tank. Sometimes this foam can cause the
pump nozzle to shut off before the tank is
actually full. Allow the foam to settle, then
resume filling at a slower flow rate until the tank
is full.
Air Horn Switch
(Located on dash)
-Typical View
FUEL SELECTION – DIESEL
ENGINE
Refer to your chassis manual for the
manufacturer's recommendations on proper fuel
selection (ULSD fuel only).
STARTING AND STOPPING
DIESEL ENGINE
See also “Engine Block Heater” elsewhere in
this section.
NOTE: Never attempt to start the vehicle by hotwiring.
Idling Diesel Engine
Do no idle the engine for excessively long
periods.
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IMPORTANT: Long periods of idling are
not good for an engine because the combustion
chamber temperatures drop so low that the fuel
may not burn completely. This will cause carbon
to clog the piston rings and may result in stuck
valves.
WARNING
Do not use ether or starting fluid.
Intake manifold heater may cause
explosion and injury.
Diesel Engine Heater Switch
(Located near monitor panel)
-Typical View
REMEMBER! Turn the Diesel Engine Heater
switch OFF after starting the engine. The heater
will keep operating for as long as it is supplied
with electricity. If the switch is left on, the engine
heater will come on each time you hook up the
shoreline cord or start the generator. The block
heater can be damaged if left on for an extended
period of time.
Further Information
Refer to the chassis manual provided in your
InfoCase for the manufacturer’s
recommendations on starting and stopping the
engine.
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER –
DIESEL ENGINE
Your diesel engine is equipped with an engine
coolant heater to assist starting in freezing
temperatures. The power cord is located in the
rear cargo compartment on the driver side of the
coach. When plugged into the receptacle, the
heater is connected to both the shoreline and the
auxiliary generator, so a separate extension cord
is not needed. The power switch is located near
the monitor panel.
ENGINE ACCESS COVERS –
REAR
The Engine Access covers are located beneath
the rear bed board (Model 34T) and beneath rear
bath floor (Model 38R). It is only removed if a
complete view of the engine is needed for
inspection, or for replacement or adjustment of
upper engine parts.
Take precautions to protect carpet and interior
furnishings when removing engine covers. The
underside of the engine cover could contain
deposits of oil and fuel or other engine fluids and
substances that could damage fabrics and interior
furnishings.
Model 34T
Forward Engine Access Cover
The Forward Engine Access Cover is
accessed by lifting the foot of the bed board.
1. Lift the bed board.
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2. Remove screws around perimeter of plywood
engine cover panel.
.
• Forward Engine
Access Cover
• Remove air bed hoses
from pump
3. Route air bed hoses through the hole at the
head of the bed.
3. Remove Forward Engine Access Cover and
set aside.
• Remove Forward Engine
Access Cover
• Route Air Bed Hoses through hole at
the head of the bed.
4. Reverse steps to reinstall engine access cover.
Rearward Engine Access Cover
In some cases, you may need further access of
the engine (beyond removing the Forward
Engine Access Cover, as previously described.)
The Rearward Engine Access Cover is accessed
by removing the screws at the head of the bed
board and setting the bed board aside.
If you have a standard mattress, skip steps 1-4
and go to step 5.
4. Lower the bed board.
5. Remove mattress from the bed board and set
aside in another area of the coach.
6. Remove six screws (located on top of the
rearward bed board) and set aside.
• Remove six screws from
rearward bed board (three on
each side).
1. Lift the bed board.
2. Disconnect air bed hoses from the pump
(located beneath the bed board).
7. Remove bed board and set aside in another
area of the coach.
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8. Remove fasteners from metal engine cover
(rearward) and set aside to access engine.
9. Reverse steps to reinstall engine access cover
and bed board.
Model 38R
Forward Engine Access Cover (Beneath
rear bath floor)
1. Remove rear bath rug (if equipped) and set
aside.
2. Using the Engine Cover Latch Key (located
on your key ring), unlock the Engine Cover
Latch by turning counter-clockwise.
Suction Cup
Lift
4. Reverse steps to reinstall engine access cover.
Rearward Engine Access Cover (Beneath
rear lavatory cabinet)
In some cases, you may need further access of
the rear engine (beyond removing the Forward
Engine Access Cover, as previously described.)
A Rearward Engine Access Cover is located
beneath the lavatory cabinet.
• Remove drawers from rear lavatory cabinet
and set aside.
Engine Cover Latch Key
(Located on key ring)
Engine Cover
Latch
•
3. Using a Suction Cup Lift, remove unlocked
Forward Engine Access Cover and set aside.
NOTE: Use care when removing the Engine
Access Cover to avoid possible interior
damage.
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Remove fasteners from the metal engine
cover and set aside to access engine.
NOTE: Removal of the lavatory cabinet face is
required before removing the Metal
Engine Access Cover.
• Reverse steps to reinstall engine access cover,
access panels, and lavatory cabinet face.
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FRONT SERVICE ACCESS
(HOOD)
The hood panel can be opened for access to
service items such as the Windshield Washer
Fluid Reservoir and Generator Oil Dipstick.
To Open Hood
•
Unlock front Hood Locks with the Ignition
Key.
With the grille panel open, you can access the
following service points:
• Engine Oil Dipstick
• Engine Oil Fill
• Power Steering Reservoir
• Engine Coolant Reservoir
• Transmission Fluid Fill/Dipstick
• Air Filter Restriction Indicator
• Engine Diagnostic Connector
Hood Locks
• Air Filter
Restriction
Indicator
•
• Engine Oil Fill
Lift the hood and insert hood prop into slot in
the hood.
Hood Prop
Rear Engine
(Shown with grille panel open)
* Driver Side
• Transmission
Fluid Fill/Dipstick
To Close Hood
•
•
•
Remove hood prop from slot in hood.
Swing hood panel down into closed position.
Lock front Hood Locks with the Ignition Key.
ENGINE ACCESS GRILLE –
REAR
The diesel engine is located behind the grille
panel at the rear of the vehicle.
Unlock the latches near the ends of the grille
panel and swing upward.
• Engine Coolant
Reservoir
• Power Steering
Reservoir
• Engine Oil
Dipstick
Rear Engine
(Shown with grille panel open)
* Passenger Side
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FUEL/WATER SEPARATOR –
DIESEL
Freightliner® Chassis
Diesel fuel often contains small quantities of
water, which can damage the engine if not
filtered out. The Fuel/Water Separator traps this
water and prevents it from reaching the engine.
The harmful water deposits must be drained from
the separator canister during normal periodic
service and maintenance to keep the fuel
filtration system working effectively.
The Fuel/Water Separator is located beneath
the passenger rear side of chassis (at the forward
right side of the engine).
Fuel/Water Separator Drain Valve
(Located on bottom end of separator)
-Typical View
• Turn counter-clockwise (left) to open
• Turn clockwise (right) to close
Dispose of the drained liquid in an
environmentally responsible manner, such as
taking to a waste oil disposal center.
DIESEL EXHAUST FLUID FILL
The Diesel Exhaust Fluid Fill is located in the
passenger or driver side compartment behind the
rear wheel, depending on model.
NOTE: Use only certified diesel exhaust fluid
(DEF) in the Diesel Exhaust Fluid Fill
tank.
Diesel Fuel/
Water Separator
(Filter)
Fuel Filter
(Located beneath passenger
rear side of chassis)
-Typical View
Place an appropriate container beneath the
bottom of the Fuel/Water Separator Filter and
open the water release drain valve several turns.
Drain any water deposits from the canister until
clean diesel fuel flows from the valve. Close
valve by hand. Do not over tighten.
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Diesel Exhaust Fluid Fill Tank
(Located in passenger or driver side
compartment behind rear wheel,
depending on model)
-Typical View
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Further Information
Refer to the chassis manual provided in your
InfoCase for complete information and
precautions.
ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM
Do not remove the radiator cap while engine
and radiator are still hot. Always check coolant
level visually at the see-through coolant
reservoir.
NOTE: Your chassis engine cooling system is
filled with special extended-life coolant
that is not the same as common antifreeze available at retail outlets.
The coolant system MUST be refilled or
topped up with the same type of coolant
as equipped to maintain the special longlife properties.
NOTICE
When refilling the coolant system of a
vehicle equipped with a rear auxiliary
automotive heater and motoraid water
heater, be sure to allow for additional
coolant capacity of the heater and its
supply and return hoses.
Chassis Battery Disconnect Switch
(Located near entrance door)
-Typical View
Turn the switch to the OFF or ON positions to
disconnect or reconnect the chassis batteries.
NOTE: The Chassis Battery Disconnect switch
must be on to start the engine.
CIRCUIT BREAKERS AND
FUSES – CHASSIS/DASH
AUTOMOTIVE 12-VOLT
The fuses, breakers, and relays for automotive
chassis and dash features are conveniently
located on the main 12-volt electrical panel in the
front left exterior compartment.
The circuit breakers pop outward if they are
tripped. Simply push in to reset.
Further Information
Refer to the chassis manual in your InfoCase
for information and precautions on filling,
servicing, and checking the fluid level.
12-Volt Automotive
Fuse Panel
CHASSIS BATTERY
DISCONNECT SWITCH
The Chassis Battery Disconnect switch
disconnects most chassis electrical loads from
the chassis (starting) batteries to avoid discharge
by constant draws such as engine computers,
radio clock, sensors, etc. (except the electric
entrance step). This feature is intended to help
conserve battery charge during storage.
12-Volt Automotive Breaker Panel
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WINDSHIELD WASHERS AND
WIPERS
The Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir is
located behind the front hood panel (see “Front
Service Access” elsewhere in this section for
instructions on opening the hood panel).
We recommend using commercially available
premixed solutions for best results. Avoid using
water in freezing temperatures, as the washer
pump could become damaged.
Automotive Circuit Breakers (push to reset)
Breakers are labeled for components equipped
Automotive Fuses (cover removed)
Always replace plug-in type fuses with those
of the same amperage size.
See the chassis manufacturer’s fuse allocation
chart on the inside of the fuse block cover.
Windshield Washer Reservoir
(Located behind front hood panel)
-Typical installation shown
TIRES
Improper tire pressure can result in tire
overloading and abnormal wear and also affects
handling, ride characteristics, and fuel economy.
WARNING
Fuse Diagram (inside of cover)
Further Information
See your chassis manual in your InfoCase for
further information about chassis supplied fuses
and relays.
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Make sure all replacement tires are of the
same size and rating as those shown on
your Vehicle Certification Label.
SUSPENSION ALIGNMENT
AND TIRE BALANCE
The front suspension and steering system of
this vehicle was factory aligned using highly
accurate equipment prior to delivery to the
dealership. However, alignment should be
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checked and adjusted after you have fully loaded
the motorhome according to your personal needs.
Thereafter, the alignment should be periodically
inspected to help prevent uneven tire wear.
Any excessive or abnormal tire wear may
indicate worn or misaligned suspension or
steering, unbalanced tire, or other tire/suspension
problem.
Alignment can be affected by worn steering/
suspension parts or by incidents which happen
during driving, such as hitting a curb, pothole, or
railroad track, etc. Improper alignment can cause
tires to roll at an angle and wear unevenly. It may
also cause the vehicle to “pull” to the right or left.
Have your dealer inspect your vehicle’s
suspension and steering components periodically
for misalignment or wear.
Out-of-balance tires will not roll smoothly and
can lead to vibrations and uneven tread wear,
such as cupping and flat spots. Tires may need to
be balanced if uneven wear is detected or if ride
comfort decreases noticeably.
Further Information
See the chassis manual in your InfoCase for
further information.
LIGHTS
All exterior lights should be checked for
proper operation each time the vehicle is
prepared for a trip. Any bulbs which fail to light
should be checked and replaced, when necessary,
with a new bulb of the same size. A failure of
more than one light, such as both taillights not
operating, may indicate a burned out fuse. Check
fuse and replace with one of the same rating
when necessary. If a fuse is not the cause of the
problem, the wiring system should be checked
immediately by an authorized service center.
Further Information
Refer to the chassis manual in your InfoCase
for further information.
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SECTION 4 – APPLIANCES AND SYSTEMS
The appliances installed in your motorhome
are manufactured by reputable RV appliance
makers and have been tested by independent
laboratories to meet all applicable standards and
codes set for RV appliances.
See Section 2 - Safety and Precautions of this
manual for any safety and precautions you need
to take regarding the operation of your
appliances.
Travel Latch
REFRIGERATOR RESIDENTIAL
NOTE: The refrigerator operates off of 120-volt
power. When power is off, the ice maker
drain valve (located behind sidewall
access compartment) needs to be in the
ON position. This will ensure that water
does not discharge from the water
dispenser when power is reconnected to
the appliance.
Travel Latch
Typical View.
Basic Refrigerator Operation
Temperature controls are factory preset for
your convenience. When you first use your
refrigerator, make sure the controls are still set to
the recommended setting as shown.
Model 34T
5 - DASH / AUTO
-If Equipped
Your coach may be equipped with a
“residential style” refrigerator. This refrigerator
operates off of the 120-volt electrical system in
your coach.
In order to operate, the refrigerator requires
either the shoreline to be plugged in, the
generator running, or inverter power.
The inverter is intended to power your 120
volt residential refrigerator primarily when
driving your vehicle. The house batteries will
drain quickly if the refrigerator is powered from
the inverter when the engine is not running. Other
120 volt appliances and other 120 volt devices
are not intended to operate with inverter power
for long periods of time as they too will quickly
drain your house batteries.
Recommended setting is “Mid-setting 3”
Model 38R
Recommended setting is “3 Snowflakes.”.
To remove the Travel Latch, turn counterclockwise. To reinstall the travel latch, insert into
hole and turn clockwise.
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See the manufacturer’s user guide provided in
your InfoCase for information on adjusting
refrigerator/freezer temperatures to best suit your
needs.
NOTE: Allow 24 hours for your refrigerator to
cool completely before storing food.
Ice Maker Operation
•
To turn the ice maker on, lower the wire shutoff arm.
NOTE: Do not force the wire shut-off arm up or
down.
• To manually turn the ice maker off, lift the
wire shut-off arm to the OFF (arm up) position
until it clicks.
REFRIGERATOR SERVICE
ACCESS COMPARTMENT RESIDENTIAL REFRIGERATOR
(Exterior)
The exterior residential refrigerator service
compartment allows access to the rear of the
refrigerator for inspection, maintenance, and
service.
• Unlock access compartment with provided
key (located on your key ring).
NOTE: Your ice maker is equipped with an
automatic shutoff. As ice cubes fill the
storage bin, the wire arm is raised to the
OFF (arm up position).
Further Information
See the manufacturer’s user guide provided in
your InfoCase for further key features as well as
operating, safety, maintenance, and
troubleshooting information.
ICE MAKER
–If Equipped
Some refrigerators are equipped with an
automatic ice maker system. The ice maker unit
is installed in the freezer compartment of the
refrigerator.
NOTE: A water shut-off valve for the ice maker
is located inside the exterior refrigerator
service compartment.
Further Information
See the refrigerator manufacturer’s operation,
care and maintenance information in your
InfoCase.
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Residential Refrigerator
Service Compartment
(Located along driver or passenger
sidewall, depending on model)
-Typical View
MICROWAVE OVEN/RANGE
HOOD
-If Equipped
The range hood vent is built into the
microwave oven. The range hood fan carries
cooking odors and gas fumes to the outside of the
coach. A light on the underside of the hood
provides illumination for food preparation. The
hood fan and light switches are located on the
microwave control panel.
SECTION 4 –
APPLIANCES AND SYSTEMS
Avoiding Asphyxiation
The following warning label has been located
in the cooking area to remind you to provide an
adequate supply of fresh air for combustion.
DA NG E R
Microwave Oven/Range Hood
(Brand, model, and appearance
shown may vary from your model)
-Typical View
Further Information
See the manufacturer’s user guide provided
inside the appliance for complete operating
instructions and replacement of vent hood light
bulbs and replacement or cleaning of grease filter
elements.
RANGE
The Range in your motor home operates on
propane gas and will provide most of the
functions of the range in your home.
Do not use gas cooking appliances for
comfort heating. May lead to carbon
monoxide poisoning, which can lead to
death or serious injury.
WARNING
Gas cooking appliances need fresh air for
safe operation.
Before operating:
Open vents or windows slightly or turn on
exhaust fan prior to using cooking
appliance. Gas flames consume oxygen,
which should be replaced to ensure
proper combustion. Improper use may
result in death or serious injury.
Unlike homes, the amount of oxygen supply is
limited due to the size of the recreational vehicle,
and proper ventilation when using the cooking
appliances avoids dangers of asphyxiation.
It is especially important that cooking
appliances not be used for comfort heating, as the
danger of asphyxiation is greater when the
appliance is used for long periods of time.
FAILURE TO COMPLY COULD RESULT
IN DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY.
To Light Range Top Burners
• Depress the desired burner knob and turn
counter-clockwise to the ON or LITE position (do
NOT attempt to light more than one burner at a
time).
• Turn the SPARK knob clockwise one “click”.
NOTE: If the burner fails to light, continue turning the
SPARK knob clockwise until the burner
lights.
• To extinguish the burner flame, turn desired
burner knob clockwise to OFF.
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APPLIANCES AND SYSTEMS
Water and Holding Tank Levels
WARNING
Press and Hold the Levels Test switch to show
approximate level on the monitor lights.
Portable fuel-burning equipment
including wood and charcoal grills and
stoves, shall not be used inside the
recreational vehicle. The use of this
equipment inside the recreational vehicle
can cause fires or asphyxiation. Failure to
comply could result in death or serious
injury.
Further Information
See the appliance manufacturer’s user guide
provided your InfoCase for complete operating
instructions and safety precautions.
SYSTEMS MONITOR PANEL
The approximate fluid levels are measured by
electronic sensors on the sides of the tanks. There
is generally more fluid in a tank than indicated on
the monitor panel.
The Systems Monitor Panel provides a
convenient central location for checking the
condition of all utility systems in your coach.
Water Tank
Sensors
At the touch of a button this panel will display
the fresh water and holding tank levels, propane
gas tank level, plus the house battery condition.
You can start the generator or turn on the water
pump and water heater. Indicator lights tell you if
the water pump is on or if the water heater pilot
light is out.
For example, if the fluid level is 1-2” below
the FULL sensor, the monitor will show the level
to be only 2/3 even though the tank is nearly full.
If a tank is about 1/4 full, the monitor will
register an empty tank because the fluid level is
below the 1/3 sensor even though there is still
fluid in the tank.
However, when the indicator reads FULL, the
tank is actually full.
Tank Capacities
See “Tank Capacities” in Section 1 Introduction.
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APPLIANCES AND SYSTEMS
Propane Gas Level
Press and Hold the Levels Test switch to show
approximate propane tank level.
The propane level is registered by a sending
unit on the tank. The gauge mounted on the side
of the tank will give a more accurate indication of
actual tank level if needed.
Battery Charge Meter
Press and Hold the Levels Test switch to
check the level of charge (voltage) in the 12-volt
house battery.
The colored segments (red, yellow, and green)
will light from the bottom up to the amount of
charge the battery contains.
• Green - good or adequate charge.
• Yellow - marginal charge.
• Red - battery needs charging before use.
To get an accurate reading:
1. Both the chassis engine and the generator
engine must be shut off and 120-volt AC
shoreline unplugged.
2. An interior light should be turned on to
provide a small load which draws off the
battery surface charge.
Water Pump Switch
NOTE: Some models may be equipped with a
Water Pump switch in the water service
center on the outside of the coach or
within the bathroom area for your
convenience.
POWER CONTROL SYSTEM
(PCS)
The Power Control System (PCS) monitors
the electrical usage of the appliances and
equipment in the coach and allows you to use
certain high energy appliances, such as the
microwave or washer/dryer, without overloading
the shoreline circuit breaker to prevent nuisance
tripping.
When use of the self-contained water system
is desired, turn the Water Pump switch on. The
“Pump On” light will illuminate when the pump
switch is on and the system is operable. Water
will be available as soon as a faucet is opened.
Refer to the Water Pump information
elsewhere in this section for additional
information on the water pump and initial startup.
PCS Display Panel
(Located near monitor panel)
-Typical View
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APPLIANCES AND SYSTEMS
Further Information
Further Information
Refer to the manufacturer’s user guide
provided in your InfoCase for important
information on how this system operates under
several conditions, whether 20-amp, 30-amp, or
50-amp connections.
See the Water Heater manufacturer’s
operation manual provided in your InfoCase for
complete operating instructions, safety warnings,
and maintenance information.
WATER HEATER – GAS
–If Equipped
NOTE: Read the Water Heater operating guide
provided in your InfoCase for complete
operating instructions, safety warnings,
and maintenance information before
operating the Water Heater.
Ensure the Water Heater is filled with
water before operating.
To fill the Water Heater, turn the Water Pump
switch ON and open a hot water faucet anywhere
in the coach. When water begins to flow steadily
from the faucet, the Water Heater is full.
Propane Gas Operation
•
Press the Water Heater switch (located on the
Systems Monitor Panel) to the ON position.
WATER HEATER - GAS/
ELECTRIC
–If Equipped
The gas/electric water heater has a dual power
feature. It can operate from propane gas or 120volt house current; or it can use both at the same
time for quicker recovery at times when you are
using a lot of hot water.
Read the Water Heater Operation Manual for
complete Safety Warnings, Operating
Instructions and Maintenance Information
before operating the water heater.
Be sure the water heater is filled with water
before starting either electric or propane gas
operation. To fill the water heater, turn the
Water Pump switch on and open a hot water
faucet anywhere in the coach. When water begins
to flow steadily from the faucet, the water heater
is full.
For Propane Gas Operation
Press the Water Heater switch on the Systems
Monitor Panel. The “Pilot Out” light will glow
for about 10-15 seconds, then it will go out. The
“Heater On” indicator will remain lit. If the “Pilot
Out” light comes on during gas operation, it
means that the burner has gone into “lockout”
mode and must be restarted. If this happens, turn
the Water Heater switch off for about 5 minutes,
then turn it back on.
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The “Pilot Out” light will glow for about 1015 seconds, then it will go out. The “Heater
On” indicator will remain lit.
If the “Pilot Out” light comes on during
operation, it means that the burner has gone
into “lockout” mode and must be restarted. If
this happens, turn the Water Heater switch
OFF for approximately 5 minutes, then turn
back on.
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APPLIANCES AND SYSTEMS
WATER HEATER - GAS
TANKLESS
-If Equipped
The Gas Water Heater operates from propane
gas.
See the Water Heater manufacturer’s
operation manual provided in your InfoCase for
complete operating instructions, safety
warnings, and maintenance information before
operating the Water Heater.
Gas Water Heater Switch
(Located on Systems Monitor Panel)
For Electric Operation
Turn on the Water Heater electric element
switch. The shoreline must be connected or
generator running for electric operation.
Electric Water Heater Switch
(Typically located near Systems
Monitor Panel)
For Quick Recovery Operation
(Dual Heating)
Turn On both Water Heater switches - the gas
one on the monitor panel and the electric one.
This will help reheat the water heater tank more
quickly than a single source would alone. Use
this mode when you are using a larger than
normal volume of hot water.
1. Pressurize the water system by turning on
pump or city water pressure.
2. Purge all air from the system by turning on the
faucets until a steady stream of water flows.
3. Press the Water Heater LP switch “ON”. The
water heater will remain dormant until a water
faucet is opened and the heater senses water
flow.
Propane Gas Water Heater Switch
(Located on OnePlace® monitor panel)
4. Turn on a hot water faucet to fully open. The
heater will fire up within several seconds and
hot water will flow from the faucet.
5. Set the Gas Modulating Valve to the
appropriate setting. It is recommended to set
the valve in the MIN position when the
incoming water temperatures are relatively
warm.
Further Information
See the Water Heater manufacturer’s
operation manual provided in your InfoCase for
complete operating instructions, safety warnings,
and maintenance information.
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APPLIANCES AND SYSTEMS
Modulating Valve
• Turn “clockwise” to decrease hot water
temperature.
• Turn “counter-clockwise” to increase the
temperature.
NOTE: Do not force the valve adjustment
beyond the MAX and MIN points.
6. To shut off the water heater, shut off the water.
7. If the water heater overheats or the gas supply
fails to shut off, turn the power switch OFF.
Further Information
See the Water Heater manufacturer’s
operation manual provided in your InfoCase for
complete operating instructions, safety warnings,
and maintenance information.
PRESSURE-TEMPERATURE
RELIEF VALVE
-If Equipped
On occasion, water may be seen seeping from
the water heater pressure temperature relief
valve. This is no cause for repair or replacement
of the valve.
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Water Heater Exterior Service Access
-Typical View
Normally there is an air gap at the top of the
water heater tank, which acts as a pressure buffer.
In time, however, heated water may expand and
fill this air gap, causing a slight increase in water
pressure. This may cause the P-T valve to “weep”
until the air gap is manually replaced.
CAUTION
Hot water can escape from tank causing
injury. Operate this valve only when the
tank water is cold.
To Replace the Air Gap:
1. Turn off the Water Heater switch and
incoming water supply (city water and/or
demand pump).
2. Open a faucet in the motorhome to relieve
water pressure.
3. Pull the handle of the P-T valve straight out
and allow water to flow until it stops.
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APPLIANCES AND SYSTEMS
• Lift handle straight out to open P-T valve
when water heater is cold
-Typical View
4. Let the handle of the P-T valve snap shut.
5. Close the faucet and turn on the water supply
before switching the water heater on.
Manually operate the pressure temperature
relief valve at least once a year.
NOTE: If your water heater is equipped with the
motoraid system, it uses an extension
from the engine cooling system to heat
water in the water heater while driving.
The engine cooling system must also be
cold before opening the pressuretemperature relief valve. See “Motoraid
Water Heater” for more information.
PRESSURE-TEMPERATURE
RELIEF VALVE (TANKLESS
WATER HEATER)
-If Equipped
On occasion, water may be seen seeping from
the water heater pressure temperature relief
valve. This is no cause for repair or replacement
of the valve.
Water Heater Exterior Service Access
-Typical View
Normally there is an air gap at the top of the
heat exchanger, which acts as a pressure buffer.
In time, however, heated water may expand and
fill this air gap, causing a slight increase in water
pressure. This may cause the P-T valve to “weep”
until the air gap is manually replaced.
CAUTION
Hot water can escape from tank causing
injury. Operate this valve only when the
tank water is cold.
To Replace the Air Gap:
1. Turn off the Water Heater switch and
incoming water supply (city water and/or
demand pump).
2. Open a faucet in the motorhome to relieve
water pressure.
3. Pull the handle of the P-T valve straight out
and allow water to flow until it stops.
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APPLIANCES AND SYSTEMS
2. Slide the Thermostat switch from Off to Heat
and press the Temp Selector button (up/down
arrows) until the desired temperature is shown
on the display.
3. The furnace fan should start to blow
immediately after setting the thermostat.
4. After approximately 30 seconds, the furnace
burner should light.
5. The furnace should now cycle off and on
automatically as the thermostat demands just
like a household furnace.
• Lift handle straight out to open P-T
valve when water heater is cold.
-Typical View
4. Let the handle of the P-T valve snap shut.
5. Close the faucet and turn on the water supply
before switching the water heater on.
Manually operate the pressure temperature
relief valve at least once a year.
PROPANE GAS FURNACE
To Start Up
1. Open the Propane Gas Tank valve by turning
fully “counter-clockwise”.
NOTE: If heat does not come out of the heat
ducts after a minute or so, the burner is
not lit.
Turn the thermostat off for 3-5 minutes,
ensure Propane Gas Tank valve is open
and tank is not empty, then repeat Steps
2-4.
If the furnace will not light after three
attempts, go to “Shut Down” steps and
contact your dealer or a local RV service
center for repair.
To Shut Down
1. Slide Thermostat switch to the Off position.
2. Close propane tank valve if coach will be
stored for a period of time.
Further Information
Refer to the manufacturer’s user guide
provided in your InfoCase for further
information, including operating precautions,
and periodic maintenance. See “Coach
Maintenance Chart” in Section 11 - Maintenance
and Storage for recommended intervals.
Thermostat Switch
• Move to Heat or Gas
position for furnace
operation
Temp Selector
• Press up or
down to select
temperature
-Typical View
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NOTE: If the furnace burner has any residuals
of metal protectant or lubricants used
during manufacture of the furnace, it
may smoke slightly when the furnace is
used for the first time and may set off
your smoke alarm.
We recommend that you provide
adequate ventilation when using the
furnace for the first time to avoid a
nuisance smoke alarm.
We do not recommend removing the
smoke alarm battery.
SECTION 4 –
APPLIANCES AND SYSTEMS
HEAT PUMP
–If Equipped
Your coach may be equipped with an air
source Heat Pump built into the air conditioning
system. Because the Heat Pump operates on
electricity, it provides economical heat inside
your coach and helps reduce the use of propane
gas for heating in cooler weather.
A Heat Pump can be thought of as an air
conditioner running in reverse. An air
conditioner absorbs heat from the air on the
inside of the coach and moves it to the outside.
The Heat Pump does exactly the opposite. Even
cold air contains some heat, so a Heat Pump will
extract heat from the outside air on a cold day and
carry it to the inside of the coach to maintain a
comfortable temperature.
The efficiency of a Heat Pump decreases as
the outdoor air temperature drops, so
supplementary heat is often needed when the
outside temperature nears freezing. This system
is set to automatically start the propane furnace to
assist the Heat Pump if room temperature cools to
five degrees or more below the thermostat set
temperature. You may wish to manually switch
to furnace heat to maintain a higher temperature
when outside temperatures begin to reduce the
efficiency of the Heat Pump. The Heat Pump will
not operate when the outside temperature falls
below 36 degrees F.
To Operate the Heat Pump
Refer to the manufacturer’s user guide
provided in your InfoCase for complete operating
instructions.
• Gas Heat = Propane Furnace
• Elec Heat = Heat Pump
• Cool = Roof Air Conditioner
-Typical View
Check Your Air Filter
Closed or blocked vents and a dirty air filter
can hinder the efficiency of a Heat Pump.
• Ensure ceiling vents are open to distribute
Heat Pump output air.
• The A/C return air filter should be checked
monthly for dirt build-up and cleaned or
replaced as needed. See “Air Conditioner
Filter” elsewhere in this section.
DUCTED ROOF AIR
CONDITIONING SYSTEM
The furnace thermostat also controls ducted
roof air conditioner operation when the
Thermostat switch is placed in “Cool” position.
All cooling functions controlling to setpoint
have a short cycle protection time delay of three
minutes. There will be no delay if the cycle OFF
time exceeds three minutes.
NOTE: The ducted roof air conditioning system
has ceiling registers that can be closed if
necessary to force more cool air toward
a specific area of the coach or to route
cool air away from a specific area. If too
many vents are closed, however, it can
cause the air conditioner unit to shut
down, particularly in high humidity
conditions.
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SECTION 4 –
APPLIANCES AND SYSTEMS
Further Information
Refer to the manufacturer’s user guide
provided in your InfoCase for complete operating
instructions.
AIR CONDITIONER FILTER
The washable foam air conditioner filter is
located in the ceiling-mounted return A/C grille
in the lounge area of the coach.
It is recommended to check the filter monthly
for dirt build-up and cleaned or replaced, as
necessary.
WASHER/DRYER - STACKABLE
(MODEL 34T)
–If Equipped
Your coach may be equipped with a Stackable
Washer/Dryer for the luxury of home as you
travel.
Before using the Stackable Washer/Dryer,
please spend a few moments reading the
manufacturer’s user guide provided in your
InfoCase for complete operating instructions,
troubleshooting and maintenance tips, as well as
safety precautions.
Water Supply Faucets
The Washing Machine Water Supply Faucets
are accessible behind an access door within the
wardrobe. Always turn the Water Supply Faucets
OFF when not using the Washing Machine to
avoid possible water leaks if a hose or hose
gasket should fail.
• View with access
panel removed
CAUTION
Open a window or vent while operating
dryer. It is dangerous to create a negative
air pressure inside a vehicle containing
fuel-burning appliances.
• Remove screws to
access.
Water Supply Faucets
(Located behind access panel within
wardrobe)
See “Winterizing Optional Appliances” in
Plumbing - Section 7 for steps in winterizing your
Washer.
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SECTION 4 –
APPLIANCES AND SYSTEMS
Further Information
Refer to the manufacturer’s user guide
provided in your InfoCase for complete operating
instructions, troubleshooting and maintenance
tips, and safety precautions.
WASHER/DRYER (MODEL 38R)
–If Equipped
Your coach may be equipped with a Washer/
Dryer for the luxury of home as you travel.
Before using the Washer/Dryer, please spend
a few moments reading the manufacturer’s user
guide provided in your InfoCase for complete
operating instructions, troubleshooting and
maintenance tips, as well as safety precautions.
CAUTION
Open a window or vent while operating
dryer. It is dangerous to create a negative
air pressure inside a vehicle containing
fuel-burning appliances.
Dryer Door
• The Dryer Cabinet Door must remain OPEN
when in use.
• Push cabinet door UP to open.
-Typical View
Water Supply Faucets
The Washing Machine Water Supply Faucets
are accessible inside the cabinet above the
washer. Always turn the Water Supply Faucets
OFF when not using the Washing Machine to
avoid possible water leaks if a hose or hose
gasket should fail.
Dryer
Water Supply Faucets
(Located inside cabinet above washer)
-Typical View
Washer
Washer and Dryer
(Located in rear bathroom)
-Typical View
NOTE: The Dryer Cabinet Door must remain
OPEN when in use. Push cabinet door
UP to open.
See “Winterizing Optional Appliances” in
Plumbing - Section 7 for steps in winterizing your
Washer.
Further Information
Refer to the manufacturer’s user guide
provided in your InfoCase for complete operating
instructions, troubleshooting and maintenance
tips, and safety precautions.
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SECTION 4 –
APPLIANCES AND SYSTEMS
WASHER/DRYER - PREP
PACKAGE
If your coach is not equipped with a Washer/
Dryer, plumbing may be present for installation.
Typically, the plumbing lines are located
inside the wardrobe or storage cabinet depending
on model.
We recommend obtaining parts and service
for the Washer/Dryer installation from your
Winnebago® or Itasca® dealer.
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SECTION 5 – PROPANE GAS
PROPANE GAS SUPPLY
The propane gas system supplies fuel for the
gas range/oven, water heater, furnace, and
refrigerator (while in gas mode). When used and
handled properly, this system is safe and
economical and provides modern living
conveniences wherever you travel.
See Section 2 - Safety and Precautions in this
manual for other safety and precautions you need
to be aware of related to propane.
Tank Fill
Valve
Overflow
Valve
Tank Gauge &
Sender
How Propane Gas Works
Propane Tank System
The storage reservoir for the propane gas
system is a horizontally mounted tank which is
permanently attached to the vehicle frame. The
tank is accessible only from the outside of the
vehicle.
Relief
Valve
Tank Supply
(Main) Valve
Pressure
Regulator
Propane Tank Features
-Typical View
WARNING
5 - DASH / AUTO
Propane is a type of LP (Liquefied Petroleum)
gas compressed into liquid form for easy
transportation and storage. Propane gas may also
be called tank gas, bottle gas, or simply LP.
Propane is used by appliances in vapor form
only, but is stored in the tank as a liquid under
very high pressure. As the liquid gas is released,
it reverts back to a vapor and expands to many
times its compressed volume.
Do not alter or remove propane tank
valves or gauge. Propane can escape,
which can cause an explosion resulting in
death or serious injury. Have the propane
system serviced by a qualified service
center.
Refilling Propane Tank
Since the propane tank is permanently
mounted to the frame, the motorhome must be
taken to a propane dealership for filling. Do not
attempt to remove the propane tank from the
vehicle. The tank is equipped with a fill adapter
with both internal and external threads, which
allows easy filling with any propane filling
equipment. The tank is full when liquid propane
gas appears at the overflow valve.
NOTE: The propane tank is equipped with an
automatic 80% stop-fill device.
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SECTION 5 –
PROPANE GAS
WARNING
Do not fill propane container(s) to more
than 80 percent of capacity. A properly
filled container contains approximately 80
percent of its volume as liquid propane.
Overfilling the propane container(s) can
result in uncontrolled propane flow, which
could lead to a fire or explosion and result
in death or serious injury.
DA NG E R
All pilot lights, appliances, and their
igniters (see operating instructions) shall
be turned off before refueling of motor fuel
tanks and/or propane containers. May
cause ignition of flammable vapors, which
can lead to a fire or explosion and result in
death or serious injury.
WARNING
This propane piping system is designed
for use with propane only.
Do not connect natural gas to this system.
Securely cap inlet when not connected for
use. After turning on propane, except
after normal cylinder replacement, test
propane piping and connections to
appliances for leakage with soapy water
or bubble solution.
Do not use products that contain
ammonia or chlorine to test for leaks. May
lead to a fire or explosion, which could
result in death or serious injury.
Selecting Propane Fuel Types
We recommend using straight propane in your
propane tank. Propane gas is commonly available
at all propane gas outlets in the U.S. (According
to the National Propane Gas Association,
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propane gas outlets in the United States do not
offer any other type of liquefied petroleum gas
than propane to the general public.) Check local
phone directory yellow pages for locations of
local propane gas refilling stations or bulk
dealerships.
NOTE: If you travel outside the U.S. with your
motorhome, you may find butane or
propane/butane mixtures available in
addition to propane. Because gasburning RV appliances are designed to
run on propane only, we recommend that
you request straight propane only.
Butane burns about 30 percent hotter
than propane and can overheat some
appliances, particularly refrigerators,
and cause permanent damage. Other
appliances designed to operate on
propane can become sooted and lose
efficiency by using butane fuel.
Air in the Propane Gas Tank
If your gas appliances do not stay lit or require
frequent adjustment, even though you know the
propane tank contains sufficient fuel, the
problem may be air in the propane gas tank. Air
in the tank mixes with the propane gas vapors
causing them to burn poorly. This condition
could linger for weeks if the air is not purged
from the tank. Most propane gas dealers have
equipment for purging air from propane gas tanks
and will purge before refilling the tank.
SAFE USE OF THE PROPANE
GAS SYSTEM
The propane system is designed and built with
strict adherence to national, state, and
recreational vehicle industry requirements for
mobile propane gas equipment.
For your safety, there are many safety devices
and backup systems installed, such as tank fill
overflow valves, an interior propane gas detector/
alarm, and an interior carbon monoxide (CO)
detector/alarm.
Propane gas also contains an odor additive
that you can smell if propane is present in the air.
SECTION 5 –
PROPANE GAS
Here are a few precautions to observe that will
help you to use the propane gas system safely:
• Exercise caution at all times. Be familiar with
the distinctive odor of propane gas. If a leak is
suspected, turn off the supply valve
immediately. Have the propane gas system
checked by your dealer or other qualified
propane gas service center.
• Do not tamper with the propane gas piping
system, pressure regulator, or gas appliances.
Service and maintenance of propane gas
system components should be performed only
by your dealer or a qualified propane gas
service center.
• Never attempt to connect natural gas to the
propane gas system.
• Have the entire propane gas system inspected
for possible leaks and missing or damaged
parts at each tank filling. Also inspect before
and after each trip, and any time trouble is
suspected.
• Turn the propane supply valve off when not
using the propane gas system.
• Never use a wrench to tighten the tank supply
valve. It is designed to close leak-tight by
hand. If a wrench is required to completely
close the valve, it is defective and must be
replaced.
• Be sure appliance and outside vents are open
and free from obstruction when using the
propane gas system.
• Never attach a lock or any device requiring a
key to the propane tank compartment door.
According to standards set for recreation
vehicles, the propane supply valve must be
readily accessible in an emergency.
• Exercise caution when drilling holes or
attaching objects to the walls. Gas lines and
electrical wiring could be seriously damaged
and present an extreme safety hazard.
PROPANE GAS WARNINGS
AND PRECAUTIONS
It is illegal for vehicles equipped with propane
tanks to travel on certain roadways or through
certain tunnels in the U.S. To avoid
inconvenience, check state regulations
concerning flammable gas transportation.
Propane Gas Leaks
The following label is located in the vehicle
near the range area. If you smell gas within the
vehicle, quickly and carefully perform the
procedures listed.
DA NG E R
IF YOU SMELL PROPANE
1. Extinguish any open flames and all
smoking materials.
2. Shut off the propane supply at the
container valve(s) or propane supply
connection.
3. Do not touch electrical switches.
4. Open doors and other ventilating
openings.
5. Leave the area until odor clears.
6. Have the propane system checked
and leakage source corrected before
using again.
Ignition of flammable vapors could lead to
a fire or explosion and result in death or
serious injury.
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All pilot lights must be extinguished and
appliances and their ignitors turned off while
refilling the fuel tank or propane tank.
Never smoke while refilling vehicle fuel tank
or propane gas tank.
Avoid inhaling exhaust gases produced by
burned gasoline, diesel fuel, or propane gas in
items such as the range, chassis engine,
generator engine, refrigerator, furnace, and
water heater. They contain carbon monoxide,
which is an odorless, colorless, and poisonous
gas.
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PROPANE GAS
WARNING
Propane cylinders shall not be placed or
stored inside the vehicle. Propane
cylinders are equipped with safety
devices that relieve pressure by
discharging propane to the atmosphere.
Failure to comply could result in death or
serious injury.
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Never use an open flame to test for propane
gas leaks. Replace all protective covers and
caps on propane system after filling. Make
sure valve is closed and door latched securely.
Portable fuel-burning equipment, including
wood and charcoal grills and stoves, shall not
be used inside the recreational vehicle. The
use of this equipment inside the recreational
vehicle may cause fires or asphyxiation.
Regulators are equipped with a protective
cover. Make sure that the regulator vent faces
downward and that the cover is kept in place
to minimize vent blockage, which could result
in excessive gas pressure causing fire or
explosion.
PROPANE GAS PRESSURE
REGULATOR
The pressure regulator is protected from the
elements by a plastic cover, which should be left
in place at all times.
Propane regulators must always be installed
with the regulator vents facing downward.
Regulators that are not in compartments have
been equipped with a protective cover. Make sure
that the regulator vent faces downward and that
the cover is kept in place to minimize vent
blockage that could result in excessive propane
pressure causing fire or explosion.
Only your dealer or a qualified propane gas
service should remove the regulator cover for
adjustments.
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WARNING
Visually inspect the pressure regulator
vent periodically for blockage by
accumulated debris or insect nests, etc.
Vent obstruction could result in excessive
pressure causing fire or explosion, which
could result in death or serious injury. If an
obstruction exists, have the regulator
serviced by a qualified service center.
NOTE: If your model is equipped with a propane
powered electrical generator, there will
be two regulators stacked one upon
another. One regulates the house
propane supply pressure, the other
regulates pressure to the generator.
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PROPANE GAS
Regulator Freeze-up
Regulator freeze-ups are caused by the
presence of moisture in fuel. This moisture will
pass through the cylinder valve and into the
regulator where it can freeze. Fuel producers,
tank and bottle manufacturers, and propane gas
dealers take every precaution to reduce moisture,
but sometimes only a fraction of an ounce
entering the tank can cause problems. To help
avoid the possibility of freeze-up, always keep
tank control valve closed when not in use, even
when tank is empty, to prevent moisture from
collecting on the inside.
If regulator freeze-up should occur, you may
attempt to thaw the regulator using a light bulb.
DO NOT USE AN OPEN FLAME OR HEAT
LAMP.
If moisture begins to cause problems, have
your propane gas dealer inject a small amount of
dry methyl alcohol in your tank (approximately
one ounce to 20 pounds or one pint to 100
gallons) to help guard against regulator freezeups.
This means that in extremely cold weather
when a large volume of gas is being used by the
furnace for heating, it is possible to experience a
loss of gas pressure.
At first, this problem may appear to be caused
by an empty tank or a regulator freeze-up, but is
actually caused by failure of the liquid gas to
vaporize as fast as it is needed by the furnace.
The demand for propane to produce heat
increases to the point where the gas cannot
vaporize fast enough to keep the furnace going.
The only solution to this problem is to reduce gas
usage where possible.
Adjusting the temperature on the gas/electric
refrigerator may be a first step. Using less hot
water will also help, as well as refraining from
using the gas cooktop. A final step is to lower the
thermostat setting to reduce gas usage by the
furnace.
PROPANE VAPORIZATION IN
COLD WEATHER
Propane gas vaporization increases and
decreases in direct relation to ambient
temperature. In other words, the lower the
temperature, the slower the liquid propane will
vaporize into a usable gas for appliances.
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ELECTRICAL CAUTIONS
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Careless handling of electrical components
can be fatal. Never touch or use electrical
components or appliances while feet are bare,
while hands are wet, or while standing in
water or on wet ground.
Improper grounding of the vehicle can cause
personal injury. Do not plug the utility power
cord into an outlet which is not grounded and
do not adapt the plug to connect to a receptacle
for which it is not designed.
Do not attach an extension cord to the utility
power cord.
Be sure that all electrical appliances to be used
contain 3-prong plugs for proper grounding.
Avoid overloading electrical circuits. Replace
fuses or circuit breakers with those of the
same size and amperage rating only. Never
use a higher rated fuse or breaker.
Use caution when handling or working near
electrical storage batteries. Always remove
jewelry and wear protective clothing and eye
covering. Avoid creating sparks.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM –
HOUSE 120-VOLT AC
The 120-volt system operates from the
shoreline cord connected to an outside 120-volt
utility service, such as those at campgrounds or
from the 120-volt generator. When the shoreline
cord is connected to an outside power source, or
when the auxiliary electric generator is running,
the power converter automatically changes a
portion of the 120-volt current to 12-volt DC
current. All equipment in the motorhome that is
normally powered by the house batteries is then
powered through the converter.
In addition, the following equipment is
entirely dependent on 120-volt current: air
conditioner, refrigerator (when placed in AC
mode), microwave oven, and any 120-volt
electrical equipment used at convenience outlets.
POWER CORD – EXTERNAL
(Shoreline)
The external power cord (commonly referred
to as a “shoreline”) is located in the utility
compartment or water service center, depending
on model.
WARNING
Do not use an extension cord. Improper
sized cords, damaged cords, and poor
connections can lead to fire, which can
result in death or serious injury.
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Your coach is equipped with an electrical
system consisting of two separate voltages:
• 12-volt DC system (battery current); and
• 120-volt AC system (household current)
The 12-volt system consists of two internal
power sources, while the 120-volt system is
operated from an outside power source or the
optional 120-volt generator.
WARNING
Do not connect the external power cord to
any receptacle until you have verified
proper polarity and grounding. Be sure all
prongs of the supply cord are properly
plugged into the receptacle. Failure to
observe can result in death or serious
injury.
The power cord is designed to ground the
electrical system through the receptacle. It is also
designed to carry the amperage output of most
campground outlets. If the electrical receptacle to
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be used is designed to mate with the prongs of the
power cord plug, the electrical connection can be
expected to carry rated load.
Connecting The Power Cord
WARNING
To connect to an external source, remove the
cord from the utility compartment and plug it into
a suitable 50-amp power receptacle to provide
external power to the coach and converter/
charger system.
This connection is for 208Y/120-Volt or
120/240 Volt AC, 3-pole, 4 wire, 60 Hz
50 Ampere supply.
Do not exceed circuit rating. Exceeding
the circuit rating may cause a fire and
result in death or serious injury.
NOTE: Some parks do not have 50-amp service
available, so you will need to connect to
a standard 30-amp service pole using an
adapter.
A threaded port utility hatch lets you route the
power cord out the bottom of the compartment so
you can close the compartment door while the
power cord is connected.
1. Rotate the threaded port utility hatch
counterclockwise to remove.
30 Amp Receptacle
WARNING
This connection is for 110/125 Volt AC,
60 Hz 30 Ampere supply.
Do not exceed circuit rating. Exceeding
the circuit rating may cause a fire and
result in death or serious injury.
2. Route the cord through the hole.
50 Amp.
Power Receptacle
3. Rotate the threaded port utility hatch
clockwise to close.
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The inverter can also be used while
driving the motorhome because the
engine alternator will charge the
batteries while driving.
The inverter/charger unit is located in the
utility compartment or mid-passenger side
compartment, depending on model.
WARNING
Service inlet access must be closed when
utility connections are not in use.
Park Fuses or Breakers
Most campgrounds are equipped with a fuse
or circuit breaker at the receptacle (which we
recommend shutting off before engaging or
disengaging the power cord.) This protects the
park’s wiring, as well as the power cord on your
vehicle from electrical damage. If electrical
power fails, contact the park attendants and have
them check the fuse or breaker for your supply
receptacle.
INVERTER/CHARGER UNIT –
2000W
–If Equipped
The 2000-watt inverter/charger has an AC
input circuit breaker to protect the inverter/
charger from overloads. The inverter/charger
also has “built in” features that protect the system
from abnormal conditions. See the inverter/
charger information included in your InfoCase
for a complete explanation of the system and
operating instructions.
NOTE: The inverter is not intended for steady
use while “dry camping”. Batteries will
deplete quickly with use of the inverter.
The inverter is intended for limited, short
term power usage when not connected to
shoreline or generator power.
NOTICE
Do not store items too closely around the
inverter unit in the storage compartment.
The inverter generates heat while
operating and needs unrestricted airflow
for proper cooling. Damage to the inverter
can result.
The inverter converts 12-volt DC current from
the house batteries into 120-volt AC current for
use by 120-volt AC equipment in the motorhome.
Charging Section
While connected to 120-volt external power,
the inverter/charger will recharge the house
batteries using a 3-stage battery charger. It will
also supply 12-volt DC current for use by 12-volt
equipment in the motorhome.
If the house batteries have been significantly
discharged, they will accept charge at a relatively
high amperage rate. If they are only slightly
discharged, they will charge at a lower amperage
rate. The rate of charge will decrease as the
batteries reach full charge, then will continue
“trickle” charging at a very low amperage rate.
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The inverter/charger features a Battery
Saver™ Mode, which is designed to keep
batteries fully charged over long periods of time.
See the inverter/charger information included in
your InfoCase for more information on this
feature.
If the batteries do not charge as described
above, it is possible the batteries are defective. If
the batteries are extremely discharged, the
charger may not be able to recharge the batteries.
NOTE: Do not leave the shoreline plugged in
during storage. Follow regular battery
inspection and maintenance.
Inverter/Charger Control Panel
The inverter/charger has a wall-mounted
control panel that can be programmed for several
charging options. It will also display warnings for
overload conditions or other operating failure
conditions.
The inverter/charger control panel is located
near the monitor panel.
mode, it will continue to draw from
house batteries through the inverter
when the shoreline is unplugged unless
the inverter is turned OFF.
Further Information
See the inverter/charger manufacturer’s user
guide provided in your InfoCase for complete
instructions and charging setup directions.
CIRCUIT BREAKERS – HOUSE
120-VOLT AC
The breaker panels protect all 120-volt
components in the motorhome from either an
overload on the circuit or a short in the wiring or
component itself. When an overload or short
develops, the breaker will open preventing
damage to the system.
Shut off the equipment (example: roof air
conditioner) and allow a brief cooling period.
Then reset the breaker by moving the switch to
“Off” and back to “On”. If the breaker is
continually tripped and no overload is evident,
have the system checked for a short in the wiring
or the appliances.
The breaker panels are located behind a door
or pull-off panel on a lower cabinet face in the
galley or lounge area or beneath the rear bed,
depending on model.
When the inverter is not being used, it should
be shut off at the control panel. The inverter
could drain the house batteries if the shoreline is
not connected to external power and the House/
Coach Battery Disconnect switch is on.
NOTE: Switch the refrigerator to GAS mode
anytime you are running it with the
shoreline unplugged to avoid
discharging house batteries.
The refrigerator draws its electrical
current through the inverter and not
directly from the shoreline. If the
refrigerator is in ELECTRIC or AUTO
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House Circuit Breakers
-Typical Installation
NOTE: Breakers are labeled on panel.
Arrangement may vary according to
appliance and equipment options.
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ELECTRICAL
ELECTRICAL OUTLETS –
HOUSE 120-VOLT AC
A number of standard household electrical
outlets are provided throughout the coach for
connecting small appliances such as televisions,
radios, toasters, etc.
An exterior outlet is also located on the
outside of the coach near the entrance door or in
a storage compartment on the passenger side of
the coach.
GROUND FAULT CIRCUIT
INTERRUPTER
Bath, galley, and exterior outlets are
connected to a GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit
Interrupter), which is an extremely sensitive
circuit breaker that will help to protect against
severe electrical shock if a ground fault develops.
If such a condition occurs, the GFCI will break
the circuit by turning off the power to the
protected outlets. Should this occur, unplug all
the appliances on that circuit and press the reset
button on the GFCI equipped outlet.
If the GFCI keeps tripping, have the electrical
system checked and repaired, if necessary, before
using again.
• Push to Reset
circuit after
monthly testing
or ground fault
tripping.
WARNING
The GFCI will not completely eliminate
the risk of electrical shock. Infants and
small children may still be affected.
ELECTRICAL GENERATOR
WARNING
Careless handling of the generator and
electrical components can be fatal.
Never touch electrical leads or appliances
when your hands are wet, or when
standing in water or on wet ground.
Do not attempt to repair the generator
yourself. Service should be performed by
a qualified service center.
WARNING
Do not plug the power cord into the
generator receptacle while the generator
is running. Electrical shock can cause
personal injury.
Accessing the Generator
Refer to “Front Service Access” in Section 3 Driving Your Motorhome.
Automatic Power Transfer Switch
• Push to Test at
least monthly.
Should break
circuit. Press
Reset button to
reconnect.
GFCI Outlet
(Ground Fault Protector)
Whenever the Generator is started, an
Automatic Power Transfer System automatically
switches the household electrical system to the
Generator approximately 30 seconds after the
Generator is started. The 30 second delay allows
the Generator to start easily without the burden of
electrical loads.
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ELECTRICAL
Generator Hourmeter
The Generator Hourmeter registers the total
number of hours that the Generator has been
operated.
Refer to the Hourmeter to determine when
periodic maintenance is due and to record
services which have been performed.
Further Information
See the Generator manufacturer’s user guide
provided in your InfoCase for more information
on this feature.
Automatic Power Transfer Box
(Located inside or behind
utility compartment)
-Typical installation shown
Operation Warnings and Cautions
WARNING
Generator Basic Operation
Generator Switch and Hourmeter
on monitor panel
-Typical View
To Start the Generator
Press an Hold the Generator switch in START
position until you hear the generator running
smoothly, then release.
To Stop the Generator
Press and Hold the Generator switch in STOP
position until you hear the generator come to a
full stop, then release.
NOTE: Your coach may be equipped with two
additional Generator power switches
(located on the dash and on the
generator itself), depending on model.
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The exhaust of all internal combustion
engines contains carbon monoxide (CO).
This poisonous gas is colorless, odorless,
tasteless, and lighter than air. The
exhaust systems of both your motorhome
engine and your generator engine have
been installed with your safety in mind.
However, certain precautions must be
taken when using them to protect yourself
from conditions beyond the control of the
manufacturer.
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Do not simultaneously operate the Generator
and a power vent, which could draw exhaust
gases into the vehicle.
Do not open windows or vents on the end or
side of the vehicle where exhaust pipe of the
Generator is located.
Park the vehicle so that the wind will carry the
exhaust away from the vehicle. Also, note the
position of other vehicles to be sure their
exhaust will not enter your vehicle.
Do not operate the Generator engine while
parked if vegetation, snow, buildings,
vehicles, or any other object can deflect the
exhaust under or into the vehicle.
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ELECTRICAL
NOTE: Check Generator oil level frequently
during periods of use. Refer to the
Generator manufacturer’s user guide
provided in your InfoCase for specific
recommendations.
Further Information
Refer to the Generator manufacturer’s user
guide provided in your InfoCase for complete
operating instructions, specific
recommendations, troubleshooting tips, safety
precautions, and maintenance information.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM –
HOUSE 12-VOLT DC
The DC voltage system consists of the chassis
battery, the 12-volt house batteries, and the 12volt power converter.
Converter
See “Power Center.”
Chassis Battery
The chassis battery is used to operate the
engine starter and automotive accessories and
controls found on the instrument panel. The
slideout room systems and the electric step are
also connected to the chassis battery.
See your chassis manual for further
information on chassis batteries and chassis
electrical system.
House Batteries
House batteries are “deep-cycle” type
batteries specially designed for recreational
vehicle use. They will provide longer lasting
power than standard automotive starting batteries
and will withstand the frequent drain-andrecharge cycles that occur under the demanding
conditions of a camping outing.
The house batteries supply power to 12-volt
equipment located in the living area of the
motorhome. This includes the following 12-volt
powered components (if equipped): interior 12volt lighting, range exhaust fan, propane furnace
fan, fresh water pump, systems monitor panel,
refrigerator, roof vent fans, and 120-volt
electrical generator starter.
The house batteries can also provide
emergency power to start the engine if the chassis
battery is discharged. (See “Battery Boost
Switch” in Section 3 - Driving Your Motorhome).
House batteries are automatically charged by
the chassis alternator while the engine is running.
BATTERY INFORMATION
Chassis Batteries
The chassis batteries operate the engine starter
and all automotive accessories and controls
found on the instrument panel. The leveling
jacks, slideout room system, and the electric step
are also connected to the chassis battery.
The battery Isolation Manager (BIM)
monitors the Battery Voltage of both the Chassis
and Coach Batteries over long periods of time. If
it senses a charging voltage, it connects the two
batteries together. If the charging system is
overburdened, the batteries will be isolated,
however, if the BIM sees a long term charging of
both batteries it will allow the batteries to remain
connected and allow the charging system to do its
job. Once the batteries have reached a Float
Charge state for one hour, the BIM will isolate
the batteries to prevent overcharging, and will
only reconnect the batteries for charging if one of
the Battery drops to approximately 80% charge,
and the other is being charged. If the batteries are
not being charged, BIM isolates the two batteries
to prevent an electrical draw in one system from
depleting the other battery.
If the house batteries are not being charged,
the chassis batteries will be isolated to prevent an
electrical draw on the house batteries from
depleting the chassis batteries.
House Batteries
The house batteries supply current to 12-volt
equipment located in the living area of the coach.
This includes interior lights, range exhaust fan,
water pump, water level and holding tank gauges,
120-volt generator starter, refrigerator, and bath
roof vent fan. The house battery may also be used
to start the engine if the automotive battery is
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ELECTRICAL
discharged. (See “House/Coach Battery
Disconnect switch” or “Battery Boost switch” in
Section 3 - Driving Your Motorhome).
The house batteries are automatically charged
by the chassis alternator while the engine is
running.
HOUSE/COACH BATTERY
DISCONNECT SWITCH
(COACH BATT)
The House/Coach Battery Disconnect switch
lets you disconnect the house batteries from the
12-volt system of your coach during storage
periods to avoid battery drain by electrical items
that are hooked directly to the house batteries,
such as clock displays and radio memories, etc.
Always leave this switch ON while using the
coach.
NOTE: Some electronic displays and memory
functions may need to be reset after
power has been reconnected.
See also “Battery Care” elsewhere in this
section.
House/Coach Batteries
(Located in the rear passenger side
compartment.)
Chassis Batteries
The chassis batteries are located inside a rear
driver side compartment.
Chassis Batteries
(Located in a rear driver side compartment)
-Typical View
House/Coach Battery Disconnect Switch
(Located near entrance door)
-Typical View
BATTERY ACCESS
House/Coach Batteries
The house/coach batteries are located within
the basement of the coach, which is accessible
through a removable floor panel inside driver and
passenger side mid-coach compartment doors.
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NOTICE
Always refasten battery retainers when
returning a battery to the compartment.
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ELECTRICAL
BATTERY CARE
Lead-acid type batteries are electro-chemical
devices for storing and releasing electrical
charge. As such, they are simply an electrical
reservoir, not an electrical source. As soon as
energy is removed from the battery, it should be
replaced by the engine alternator or the coach
converter system.
If a battery sits unused for 30 days or more,
especially during warm weather, it can develop a
deposit of sulfate crystals on the metal plates
inside the battery. This condition is called
“sulfating” and prevents the battery from either
releasing or accepting a charge. If this condition
occurs, the battery must be replaced.
If a battery does not contain at least 80%
charge during freezing temperatures, the
electrolyte can freeze and crack the battery case.
The two best defenses against sulfating
and insufficient charge are to:
1. Turn off the House/Coach Battery Disconnect
switch to avoid parasitic discharge (the trickle
discharge caused by directly connected
components like propane gas detectors or
digital clock displays, etc.)
2. Check the battery and recharge as necessary at
least once a month during long storage
periods. Turn the House/Coach Battery
Disconnect switch off to avoid electrical
arcing when attaching or detaching charger
clamps.
NOTICE
Disconnect batteries before connecting
external charging equipment to avoid
damage to sensitive electronic
components.
WARNING
This vehicle, like other vehicles, may
contain small amounts of one or more
substances which are listed by the state
of California for causing cancer or
reproductive toxicity.
WARNING
California Proposition 65 Warning:
Battery posts, terminals, and related
accessories contain lead and lead
compounds, chemicals known to the
state of California to cause cancer and
reproductive harm. Wash hands after
handling.
NOTE: Do not leave the shoreline plugged in
during storage. Follow regular battery
inspection and maintenance.
Further precautions are:
• Check the state of charge periodically to avoid
discharge or sulfating.
To ensure that the battery will always accept
and hold a charge, follow these simple
maintenance practices:
• Make sure the batteries always remain
securely clamped in the battery tray.
• Make sure battery cable clamps are tight on
the terminal posts and are free of corrosion.
• Neutralize corrosion buildup or acid film on
top of battery by washing with a baking soda/
water solution. Rinse with clear water.
NOTE: Make sure vent caps are on securely to
prevent baking soda solution from
entering the battery and contaminating
the electrolyte fluid.
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WARNING
Before removing any battery cables or
battery, make sure all 12-volt equipment
in the motorhome is off and the power
cord has been disconnected. Be sure to
replace the battery terminal boot, if
supplied, back onto the positive terminal
after servicing. Care must be taken to
avoid pinching the cable between any
metal parts. Should the cable be
damaged, a short circuit could result in
personal injury or damage to equipment.
Replace any damaged cables at once.
Always remove jewelry and wear
protective clothing and eye covering
when checking or handling batteries.
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Clean and tighten battery terminals and have
the specific gravity checked at least once a
year.
Check the battery fluid level every month, or
more often in hot weather. Fill to
approximately 3/8 inch above the plates. DO
NOT OVERFILL. If fluid is added during
freezing weather, the motorhome should be
driven several miles to mix water and
electrolyte to prevent freezing.
Fluid level check may be omitted if equipped
with maintenance-free batteries.
WARNING
To prevent wiring damage, it is essential
when replacing the cables on the battery,
or when using a “booster” battery, that the
positive post and the positive cable be
attached and the negative post and
negative cable be attached. The posts are
marked (+) plus and (-) minus.
If a “boost charger” is used while battery
is in the motorhome, disconnect both
battery cables before connecting the
charger to avoid damage to engine
electronic components.
Never attempt to charge or boost a frozen
battery. An explosion can occur resulting
in personal injury.
Chassis Batteries
If your coach is going to be unoccupied for
two weeks or more, Winnebago Industries®
recommends disconnecting the chassis batteries
in your coach to avoid battery discharge.
Turn the Chassis Battery Disconnect switch
(located near the entrance door) to the OFF
position to disconnect batteries.
CIRCUIT BREAKERS – HOUSE
12-VOLT
All 12-volt circuits and equipment in the
coach area of the motorhome are protected by the
breaker panel. When a circuit is overloaded or a
short develops in any part of the system, a fuse or
breaker will shut down that circuit. If this
happens, turn off all affected lights or appliances
and press the breaker in to reset.
The House 12-Volt Breaker Panel is located
behind a lower cabinet door in the galley area or
beneath the bed, depending on model.
A label on the panel states the amperage rating
and circuit protected for each breaker.
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House Circuit Breakers
-Typical View
Typical view of breaker panel. Actual breaker
panel location may vary according to model
floorplan. Breakers are labeled on panel
according to appliance and equipment options.
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FRESH WATER SYSTEM
The Fresh Water System provides water to the
galley sink, shower, bathroom lavatory, toilet,
and water heater. Water may be supplied by
either of two sources:
• A fresh water tank and water pump located
within the motorhome, or
• Any external fresh water source to which the
motorhome may be connected, known as “city
water”.
The tank is filled through the City Water
Connection (Fresh Water Inlet) located inside the
water service center.
The Fresh Water valve routes the water from
the city water hose to the fresh water tank for
filling.
1. Attach hose to the Fresh Water Inlet.
Water Pressure Regulators
Filling the Fresh Water Tank
Fresh (City) Water Connection
“Fresh Water Inlet”
(Located in the water service center)
-Typical View
5 - DASH / AUTO
Because city water pressure varies from
location to location, we recommend obtaining an
in-line water pressure regulator to prevent
damage to any components, connections, and
seals in your fresh water system.
These devices simply connect in-line between
the supply hose and the city water input on the
coach. We recommend regulators that control
water pressure to 50 psi. max.
Water pressure regulators are commonly
available at most RV dealerships and many large
retail discount or home supply centers.
2. Turn the Fresh Water valve to Tank Fill
position.
WARNING
Potable water only.
Sanitize, flush, and drain water tank
before using.
See owner’s manual for instructions,
care, and maintenance information.
Failure to maintain tank may result in
death or serious injury.
Always fill the fresh water tank at an approved
potable water filling facility or a known purified
drinking water source.
Fresh Water Valve
(Located in water service center)
-Typical View
3. Turn city water supply ON.
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4. Use the level display on the monitor panel to
oversee filling of the tank, or when the tank is
full, water will flow from tank vent tube
beneath coach.
NOTICE
Do not leave fresh water connection
unattended when filling tank. Failure to
comply may result in tank expansion and
property damage.
5. Turn OFF city water supply and disconnect
from the Fresh Water Inlet.
6. Turn Fresh Water valve to Normal position to
use the water pump. The Tank Fill position is
only for pressure filling the water tank from
the city water hose connection.
NOTE: Always keep the Fresh Water valve in
Normal position unless you are filling the
tank. If this valve is left in the Tank Fill
position while using the city water, water
will keep flowing into the tank and out
the tank vent tube onto the ground and
the water pump will run without
delivering water to faucets.
Disconnecting from City Water
1. Turn the city water supply OFF.
2. Open a faucet on the coach (such as the
exterior wash station, if equipped) to relieve
line pressure.
3. Disconnect hose from the coach and replace
the cap on the Fresh Water Inlet.
NOTE: Ensure the Fresh Water valve is in
NORMAL position to use the water
pump. If the valve is in Tank Fill position,
the pump will run continuously without
delivering water.
WATER PUMP
Fresh Water Valve
(Located in water service center)
-Typical View
Using City Water
When connected to an outside source of water,
the water bypasses the water pump and storage
tank and supplies pressure directly to individual
faucets and toilet. A check valve built into the
pump prevents water from entering the pump and
filling the storage tank.
1. Connect hose to Fresh Water Inlet as
described in previous steps.
2. With the Fresh Water valve in the Normal
position, turn the Water Pump switch(es)
OFF.
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When your coach is not connected to a city
water supply, water is supplied from the fresh
water tank by a water system demand pump. A
demand pump is designed to run only when you
are using water. When you open a faucet, the
waterline pressure drops and the pump begins to
run, and it will continue to run as long as the
faucet is open. When you close the faucet, the
line pressure backs up to the pump, and it shuts
itself off.
The pump is self-priming and will run briefly
to build up line pressure when the Water Pump
switch is first turned on. See “Initial Waterline
Priming” for instructions on using the water
system for the first time.
Water Pump Strainer
The pump is equipped with a cleanable
strainer to capture any possible tank-borne
particles that could damage pump components.
NOTE: We recommend that you check and clean
the strainer after each tankful of water
during the first few uses of the Water
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Pump system. Thereafter, remember to
check it at least yearly, and be sure to
empty water from it during winterization
procedures.
Unscrew bowl
and remove to
clean strainer
Water Pump Strainer
-Typical View
To Clean Pump Strainer
• Ensure all Water Pump switches are OFF.
• Twist the inlet cap (bowl) “counterclockwise” to unscrew from the strainer
assembly.
• Remove the bowl and pull the strainer screen
out of the bowl to tap out any particles and
rinse clean.
• Insert the strainer screen back into the bowl,
then screw the bowl back onto the strainer
assembly.
slow leak in a faucet could drain the water tank,
fill the holding tank, and discharge the house
batteries.
Initial Waterline Priming
1. Ensure that all water drain valves are closed,
including water heater valve.
2. Turn Water Pump switch to “OFF” position.
3. Fill water tank.
4. Open all faucets, hot and cold.
5. Turn ON the Water Pump switch.
6. Close each faucet as it begins to deliver a
steady stream of water (close cold water first.)
Leave hot water faucets on until they also
deliver a steady stream of water. This will
ensure that the water heater is filled with
water.
7. Check to ensure the Water Pump stops soon
after all faucets have been closed.
8. The Water Pump is now ready for automatic
operation. The pump will start when a faucet
is opened and stop when the faucet is closed.
Further Information
Refer to the Water Pump manufacturer’s
operation, care, and maintenance information
provided in your InfoCase.
NOTE: You must also empty the strainer when
winterizing your coach to avoid water
freezing and cracking the filter bowl.
Water Pump Switch
The Water Pump switch is located near the
monitor panel (some models may have an
additional switch in the water service center, near
the exterior shower, or within the bathroom area
for your convenience).
While the switch is “ON”, the pump will
automatically supply water as it is needed.
We recommend that you turn the Water Pump
switch off whenever you will be away from the
vehicle or not using the water system. In time, a
Water Pump
(Located in driver side front compartment)
-Typical installation shown
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FULL-COACH WATER
FILTRATION SYSTEM
–If Equipped
The full-coach water filtration system is
connected to the cold water lines throughout the
coach. It uses a flow-through filter that removes
chlorine, cloudiness, and sediments, resulting in
clear, odorless and taste-free clean water for
drinking, cooking, and personal care.
•
Full-Coach Water Filter System
(Located in water service center)
-Typical View
Replacing the Full-Coach Water
Filtration Cartridge
Replace the filter cartridge after 1,000 gallons
of usage or sooner if water flow from faucets is
noticeably reduced.
• Turn off the water supply and relieve water
line pressure by opening a faucet.
• Remove the filter canister from the filter head.
Use the filter wrench supplied to loosen the
filter canister.
•
•
•
•
Unscrew the canister from the filter head.
(There will be water inside the canister).
Remove the large O-ring seal from the
canister. Check seal for damage, wipe clean,
and set aside. Discard the used filter cartridge.
Wash the inside of the canister with dish soap
and warm water using a nonabrasive sponge
or cloth. Rinse thoroughly.
Fill canister about 1/3 with clean water and
add a couple of tablespoons of household
bleach, then scrub with a sponge or brush to
disinfect. Rinse thoroughly.
Lubricate the O-ring with clean silicone
grease to ensure a proper watertight seal, then
place back into the groove at the bottom of the
canister threads.
NOTE: The O-ring should be replaced every
third cartridge change to ensure proper
sealing. See your dealer for replacement
cartridges and O-rings.
• Insert a new filter cartridge into the canister,
then hand tighten the canister securely onto
the filter head. DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN.
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•
Turn the Fresh Water Valve to Normal
position. Next open a faucet inside the coach
or the exterior shower, then turn city water on
SLOWLY to allow the canister to fill with
water.
• Thoroughly flush the filtration system by
running the water for twenty (20) minutes.
• Check for leaks.
See “Winterizing Procedure” in this section to
prepare the water filtration system for freezing
conditions.
DISINFECTING YOUR FRESH
WATER SYSTEM
(As required by NFPA®1192 Standard on
Recreational Vehicles)
–For coaches with Full-Coach Water
Filtration System
To ensure complete disinfection of the potable
water system, it is recommended that the
following procedure be followed on a new
system, one that has not been used for a period of
time, or one that could have become
contaminated.
This procedure is also recommended before
long periods of storage such as over winter.
Disinfecting with Gravity Fill
1. Open a faucet to relieve any waterline
pressure.
WARNING
Chlorine is poisonous. Do not misuse.
Recap bottle and clean all utensils after
use.
NOTE: This solution will result in a residual
chlorine concentration of approximately
50 ppm in the water system. (If a 100
ppm concentration is desired, use 3 cups
of household bleach).
2. Prepare a chlorine solution using 1 gallon of
water and 1/4 cup of household chlorine
bleach (sodium hypochlorite solution). With
tank empty, pour chlorine solution into the
tank through the gravity fill port (located in
the first passenger side compartment).
Use 1 gallon solution for each 15 gallons of
tank capacity. This procedure will result in a
residual chlorine concentration of 50 ppm in
the water system.
NOTE: If a 100 ppm concentration is desired,
use 1/2 cup of household bleach with 1
gallon of water to prepare the chlorine
solution. One gallon of this solution
should be used for each 15 gallons of
tank capacity.
3. Complete filling of tank with fresh water.
4. Open each faucet in the coach and run the
water until a distinct odor of chlorine can be
detected in the water discharged. Do not
forget the hot water faucets.
5. Let the system stand at least 4 hours when
disinfecting with 50 ppm residual chlorine.
If a shorter time period is desired, then a 100
ppm chlorine concentration should be
allowed to stand in the system for at least 1
hour.
6. Drain the fresh water tank.
7. Refill the tank with fresh water.
8. Open each faucet again and run fresh water to
flush chlorinated water from the lines. Run the
water until there is no odor of chlorine
detected in the water discharged. Do not
forget the hot water faucets.
9. Water system is now disinfected.
City Water Tank and Hose
Disinfection
This procedure can be used periodically to
sanitize the city water hose, and can be used as an
alternate method of adding bleach solution to the
fresh water tank if desired.
1. Connect a water hose to the Fresh Water Inlet
(located in the water service center).
2. Turn the Fresh Water valve to the Tank Fill
position.
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3. Remove the Full-Coach Water Filtration
cartridge from the filter canister. Refit empty
canister to filter head for procedure.
4. Hold the “city end” of the water hose upright
and use a funnel to pour 1 1/2 cups of
household chlorine bleach (sodium
hypochlorite solution) into the hose. Keep the
end of the hose held upright to avoid draining
the bleach solution.
5. Connect the hose to a city water source and
turn on slowly, allowing the water to force the
bleach through the hose, then continue filling
the tank with water. (This will disinfect the
city water hose at the same time).
6. Let the system stand at least 4 hours when
disinfecting with 50 ppm residual chlorine.
If a shorter time period is desired, then a 100
ppm chlorine concentration should be
allowed to stand in the system for at least 1
hour.
7. Drain the chlorinated water from the fresh
water tank and refill with clean water.
(after closing the shower faucet) slowly releases
and allows water remaining in the hose to drain
down. This is a normal function of the shower
valve assembly and is not a leak or defect.
If items are placed into the shower tub before
shower valve vacuum release is complete, they
may become wet.
EXTERIOR SHOWER/WASH
STATION
–If Equipped
The Exterior Shower/Wash Station feature
allows you to do things such as rinse off sand or
salt after a swim, rinse off muddy boots, or bathe
your pet outside the coach. Some models may
have a Water Pump switch located near the
shower faucet for convenience.
Continuous Tank Disinfection
(Superchlorination)
Some RVers like to ensure continuous
sanitation of their fresh water tank by
“superchlorination”– maintaining an effective
low level of chlorine in the tank at all times.
• Add 1 teaspoon of chlorine bleach (sodium
hypochlorite) to your tank for each 10 gallons
of tank capacity. When you fill the tank, this
will result in a 6.7 ppm level of chlorine,
which should kill harmful bacteria and slimeforming organisms.
• Chlorine will be removed from drinking water
by the Full-Coach Water Filtration System
and by the separate Filtered Water Faucet.
• Superchlorination does not affect city water
usage, only the fresh water tank.
SHOWER HOSE VACUUM
BREAKER
After using the shower, you may notice water
dripping from the shower faucet assembly. The
dripping results when vacuum in the shower hose
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Exterior Shower/Wash Station
-Typical View
TOILET
-If Equipped
The toilet in your motorhome is very similar
to the household type, except that it is designed to
use only a small amount of water per flush. It
uses a high velocity jet of water, producing a
swirl effect, to efficiently cleanse the bowl.
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Water Saver Flush
Normal Flush
Important “Don’ts”
•
Don't use facial tissue or regular toilet tissue in
the RV toilet. These will not disintegrate
sufficiently and will often cling to the sides of
the holding tank. Toilet tissue made
specifically for use in RV toilets and holding
tanks is available at most RV supply centers.
• Don’t dispose of sanitary napkins or other
non-dissolving items in the toilet.
• Don’t put automotive antifreeze or caustic
chemicals, such as laundry bleach or heavy
detergents into the toilet or holding tank.
These products may damage plastic or rubber
parts in the system.
See winterizing instructions at the end of this
section to prepare the toilet for storage in freezing
conditions.
Further Information
See the toilet manufacturer’s operation
information in your InfoCase for complete
operating, care, and maintenance information.
LED Symbol
Wall Switch/Controller
(Located on wall near toilet)
Water Saver Flush Button
• Press and release to flush liquids and small amounts
of toilet paper.
Normal Flush Button
• Press and release to flush solids and toilet paper.
LED Symbol
• Symbol not lighted - Toilet is OFF, in sleep mode, or
not receiving power.
• Symbol lighted GREEN - Toilet is ON and the holding
tank is between empty and half full.
• Symbol lighted YELLOW - Toilet is ON and the
holding tank is at least half full.
• Symbol lighted RED - Toilet system is ON and the
holding tank is full.
Important “Don’ts”
TOILET - ELECTRIC FLUSH
•
-If Equipped
Your coach may be equipped with an electric
macerating toilet, which provides powerful, yet
whisper quiet operation. It is equipped with a
wall-mounted push button control and operates
on minimal water consumption.
•
•
Don't use facial tissue or regular toilet tissue in
the RV toilet. These will not disintegrate
sufficiently and will often cling to the sides of
the holding tank. Toilet tissue made
specifically for use in RV toilets and holding
tanks is available at most RV supply centers.
Don’t dispose of sanitary napkins or other
non-dissolving items in the toilet.
Don’t put automotive antifreeze or caustic
chemicals, such as laundry bleach or heavy
detergents into the toilet or holding tank.
These products may damage plastic or rubber
parts in the system.
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See winterizing instructions at the end of this
section to prepare the toilet for storage in freezing
conditions.
Further Information
See the toilet manufacturer’s operation
information provided in your InfoCase for
complete operating, care, and maintenance
information.
2. Remove dust cap from sewage drain outlet
and connect sewage drain hose. Be sure it is
firmly attached.
• Sewage Drain
Outlet/Dust Cap
DRAINAGE SYSTEM (P-TRAPS)
Ensure there is an adequate amount of water in
the drainage system p-traps to avoid sewer odor
from entering your coach.
If you should experience a sewer odor, pour
approximately 1 cup of water down each sink and
shower drain in the coach.
Washer/Dryer
-If Equipped
In addition to pouring water down sink and
shower drains, also run a wash cycle to ensure
there is an adequate amount of water in the
washer p-trap.
WASTE WATER SYSTEM
(Holding Tanks)
The drainage system is self-contained and
uses two separate holding tanks to contain the
waste water until it can be dumped at an
appropriate waste water disposal site. This means
you can use the toilet, sinks, and shower even in
areas where utility hookups are not available.
The black water holding tank contains the
sewage from the toilet and may include bathroom
lavatory on some models. The gray water holding
tank contains the waste water from the galley
sink and shower, and may include bathroom
lavatory.
See “Specifications” in Section 1 Introduction for tank capacities for your model.
Dumping Holding Tanks
1. Remove sewage drain hose from water
service center.
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• Gray Waste Tank
Drain Valve
• Black Waste Tank
Drain Valve
Holding Tank Drain Valves
(Located in holding tank compartment)
-Typical View
NOTE: The sewage drain outlet swivels
downward (on certain models) when
necessary to avoid bends in the sewage
drain hose, which could trap solids while
dumping, or to provide more direct
drainage while using on-site sewer hookups.
3. Place the outlet end of sewage drain hose into
disposal opening.
NOTE: Black and Gray waste tank drain valve
positions may be reversed, depending on
floorplan and tank location.
4. Open the Black Waste Tank Drain Valve with
a quick pull and make sure there are no sags in
the hose. Move the hose gently about to
dislodge any waste and ensure complete
drainage. Close Black Waste Tank Drain
Valve as soon as tank is empty.
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• 1st - Pull Black
Waste Tank
Drain Valve to
drain Black
Water
(sewage)
Tank, then
close.
3. Attach a garden hose from a city water
hydrant to the Black Waste Tank Flush Inlet
fitting in the water service center. (This inlet is
clearly marked separate from the City Water
inlet).
• 2nd - Pull Gray Waste Tank Drain
Valve to drain Gray Water (sink/
shower) Tank, then close.
NOTE: DO NOT OPEN BOTH VALVES AT
ONCE. Do not open the gray waste tank
drain valve until the black tank is
drained and black waste tank drain valve
closed to avoid sewage back-up into gray
tank. Gray water also rinses any black
water solids from the sewage drain hose.
5. Open the Gray Waste Tank Drain Valve. Be
sure there are no sags in the hose to ensure
complete drainage. Close Gray Waste Tank
Drain Valve as soon as tank is empty.
6. Add an odor control chemical to the sewage
holding tank through the toilet. These
chemicals are available at most RV supply
centers.
7. Rinse sewage drain hose thoroughly with
water before stowing.
NOTE: We recommend that you dump all
holding tanks before traveling to avoid
carrying unnecessary weight.
Flushing your Black Water Holding
Tank
The black water holding tank is equipped with
an internal spray head that allows you to rinse the
inside of the tank with a shower of clean water
after dumping.
1. Dump your black water holding tank in the
usual manner at approved sewage disposal
station.
2. Leave Black Waste Tank Drain valve open
while flushing tank.
Black Waste Tank Flush Inlet
(Located in water service center)
-Typical View
4. Turn the water on to begin flushing. Allow
water to run for about three minutes.
5. Disconnect hose from flushing system and
close Black Waste Tank Drain valve.
Using On-Site Sewer Hook-Ups
The sewage drain hose may remain attached to
the sewage drain outlet and be routed out the
bottom of the compartment while the motorhome
is parked and connected to an on-site sewage
hook-up.
WARNING
Service inlet access must be closed when
utility connections are not in use.
When using a sewer hook-up, keep the dump
valves closed until a tank becomes full or when
preparing to leave the site. This keeps the solids
in suspension, allowing them to be carried out
with the liquids when the dump valve is opened.
If the valve is left open, the liquids will drain off,
leaving solids in the tank. Should this
accidentally happen, disconnect the hose, fill the
tank about half full with water, and drive a few
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PLUMBING
miles to dislodge the solids. A few starts and
stops will aid in the process. Then reconnect the
hose and drain in the normal manner.
NOTE: Always keep sewage drain outlet
capped while sewage connection is not in use.
Water Tank Drain Valve
Holding Tank Level Indicators
See “Systems Monitor Panel” in Section 4 Appliances for further information on the
monitor panel and checking tank levels.
See “Specifications” in Section 1 Introduction for tank capacities for your model.
WATERLINE AND TANK DRAIN
VALVES
The waterline and tank drain valves are used
to drain water from the water tank and the water
supply lines when preparing the motorhome for
storage or when sanitizing the water system.
See the “Water System Drain Valve
Locations” chart at the end of this section for
locations on your model.
Waterline Drain Valves (Model 34T)
Waterline Drain Valves
(Located in second driver side compartment)
-Typical installation shown
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Water Tank Drain Valve
(Located in second driver side compartment)
-Typical installation shown
WINTERIZING PROCEDURES
You can winterize the water and plumbing
systems in your coach by using the following
method:
Blow Out Procedure
(Drain and purge waterlines using
compressed air)
1. Level the Motorhome. If the coach is not
level, there may be “low points” in waterlines
that can trap water in the lines and prevent it
from draining properly.
2. Drain Fresh Water Tank and Waterlines.
Open all waterline drain valves and drain
fresh water tank. (See “Water System Drain
Valve Locations” chart at end of this section
for locations on your model).
3. Drain Exterior Shower/Wash Station.
Open exterior shower knobs and lay shower
head on ground to drain any water left in the
shower line. Also, place the tip of your finger
into the Fresh Water Inlet and gently press the
backflow valve “button” in the center of the
inlet to drain any water trapped in the city
waterline.
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Water Heater Drain Plug
(Remove with socket)
Using exterior shower to drain waterline
-Typical View
4. Remove Full-Coach Water Filter. Remove
the filter canister from the Full-Coach Water
Filtration System in the water service center
and discard the filter cartridge.
After emptying the canister, remount it onto
the filter assembly and continue the Blow-Out
Procedure.
5. Open Faucets. Turn on the Water Pump
switch and open all sink faucets and shower
head knobs. Leave open after water stops
flowing.
6. Drain Toilet. Press the toilet flush pedal (or
electric wall switch, if your coach is equipped
with an electric flush toilet) and hold until
water stops flowing in the toilet. Then turn
Water Pump switch off.
7. Drain Optional Appliances. At this time, if
your coach is equipped with an optional
refrigerator ice maker or washer/dryer, the
waterlines for these appliances must also be
drained.
(See “Winterizing Optional Appliances” at
the end of this section for further
information.)
If not, proceed to the next numbered step.
8. Drain Water Heater. Turn off the Water
Heater power switch before draining the water
heater tank to avoid damage to the heating
element. Drain the water heater by removing
the plug from the base of the water heater tank,
accessible from the outside of the coach.
(Requires socket and ratchet).
•
Also, open the Pressure-Temperature Relief
valve at the top right portion of the tank to
prevent air locking in the tank while draining.
Pressure-Temperature Relief Valve
(Lift handle only when water heater is cold)
9. Connect Air Pressure. After water has
stopped draining at all faucets and drain
valves, leave faucets open and connect a
“blow-out” plug to the Fresh Water Inlet (city
water connection) in the water service center.
Then use a compressed air hose regulated to
30 psi or less to force air through the system.
A blow-out plug can be purchased at any
Winnebago® or Itasca® dealer.
City Water
Connection
Fresh Water
Inlet
Blow-out
Plug
Air Hose
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NOTICE
Limit air pressure to 30 psi to avoid
damage to equipment.
NOTE: DO NOT burst air into the system. This
can damage the water pump. It is better
to let air in slowly.
10. Let air flow for five minutes until water is
completely drained out of faucets and drain
valves. Then close faucets one at a time.
11. Drain Toilet. Press and hold the toilet flush
lever (or electric wall switch, if your coach is
equipped with an electric flush toilet) until
water is completely drained from toilet.
12. Turn air pressure off. Disconnect water
purge adapters. Recap the Fresh Water Inlet to
avoid contamination by dirt or insects.
After Disconnecting Air Pressure
13. Empty the Full-Coach Water Filtration
canister of any water trapped during the BlowOut Procedure. Remount empty canister onto
filter assembly.
14. Close all waterline and tank drain valves and
all faucets to avoid contamination by dirt,
insects, or rodents.
15. Reinstall the Water Heater drain plug and
close the P-T Relief valve.
16. Pour about one cup of RV antifreeze down
each drain for the galley sink, lavatory sink,
and shower/tub. This fills the drain trap pipes
to prevent holding tank odors from entering
the coach during storage.
NOTE: It is not necessary to add antifreeze to
the toilet since the flush valve will be
closed.
Do not add automotive antifreeze or
caustic chemicals such as bleach or
laundry detergents into the toilet bowl or
holding tanks. Although these products
may have a deodorizing effect, they may
damage plastic and rubber parts in the
system.
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17. Empty the Water Pump strainer to avoid water
freezing and cracking the filter bowl. See
“Water Pump” previously in this section.
Dump and Clean Holding Tanks
18. Completely drain the sewage and waste water
holding tanks at an approved waste disposal
site. Drain the sewage tank first so the
following waste water can rinse any waste
solids from the sewage drain outlet and hose.
19. Flush the sewage tank using the Black Waste
Tank Flush Inlet.
20. Close waste tank drain valves and refit the
dust cap onto the sewage drain outlet.
This will inhibit rust formation on valve shafts
and prevent entry and contamination by
airborne debris, insects, and rodents.
Your drainage and fresh water systems are
now winterized.
See instructions for removal from storage in
Section 11 - Maintenance and Storage.
WINTERIZING OPTIONAL
APPLIANCES
Winterizing Ice Maker
(Residential Refrigerator)
1. Remove Ice Maker Drain Line from exterior
Residential Refrigerator service compartment
and allow to hang loose on outside of vehicle.
Ice Maker Drain Line
(Located in exterior Residential
Refrigerator service compartment)
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2. Turn Ice Maker Winterization Drain valve to
the OPEN position.
Winterizing Washer
–If Equipped
1. Put 1 qt (1L) of RV-type antifreeze into the
drum.
2. Run washer on a Drain/Spin cycle.
3. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
4. Shut off both water faucets.
5. Disconnect water inlet hoses from faucets and
drain.
To use Washer again after seasonal storage:
Ice Maker Winterization Drain Valve
(Located in exterior Residential
Refrigerator service compartment)
NOTE: Leave the Ice Maker Winterization Drain
valve in the OPEN position throughout
storage period.
3. Use an air compressor with pressure output of
30 psi to blow out drain lines.
4. After the last batch of ice dispenses, raise the
wire shut-off arm to the OFF position.
5. Empty ice bin.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Flush water pipes.
Reconnect water inlet hoses to faucets.
Turn on both water faucets.
Plug in washer or reconnect power.
Run the washer through the Normal cycle
with 1/2 the manufacturer’s recommended
amount of HE detergent for a medium-size
load, to clean the washer and remove the
antifreeze, if used.
Further Information
See the appliance manufacturer’s user guide
provided in your InfoCase for complete operating
instructions and safety precautions.
To use Ice Maker again after seasonal storage:
1. Flush antifreeze from the waterlines (if
antifreeze fill winterization procedure was
performed).
2. Close all drain valves.
3. Turn Ice Maker Winterization Drain valve to
the CLOSED position.
4. Turn the water supply ON.
5. Ensure the ice bin is in place and the wire shutoff arm is lowered to the ON position.
6. Allow the refrigerator to cool down to ice
making temperature. Remember, this can take
up to 24 hours.
NOTE: Discard the first two batches of ice
cubes. It will take approximately three
cycles for the Ice Maker to produce fully
formed, clean ice cubes.
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WATER SYSTEM DRAIN VALVE LOCATIONS
System
Drain Valve Locations
Waterline Drain Valves
•
•
Models 34T: Two (2) waterline drain valves located inside the
water pump compartment (second compartment on driver
side). Open exterior shower faucet and lay shower head on
ground.
Models 38R: Two (2) waterline drain valves located inside the
water pump compartment (fourth compartment on passenger
side). Open exterior shower faucet and lay shower head on
ground.
NOTE: Also, to drain any water left in the city waterline, place
the tip of your finger inside the city water connection and
gently press the backflow valve (small “button” in center
of connector).
Water Tank Drain Valve
•
•
Water Heater Drain
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Models 34T: One (1) valve inside water pump compartment
(second compartment on driver side).
Models 38R: One (1) valve inside water pump compartment
(fourth compartment on passenger side).
Drain plug on outside of coach behind service door. Use socket
to remove drain plug.
SECTION 8 – ENTERTAINMENT
.
AUDIO-VIDEO SYSTEM BASIC
OPERATION
• On the DVD
player, press the
PLAY button.
NOTE: For your convenience, we have also
included a handy, tear-out version of this
“A/V System Basic Operation” guide in
Section 8 of your Operator’s Manual
Supplement.
See your InfoCase for specific operating
guides for audio and video components.
• On the DVD player
Remote, press the
“+” or PLAY button.
•
The Sound Bar and CD/DVD player operates
from 120-volt AC household current only, so you
must have either the shoreline connected, the
generator running, or the inverter turned on (if
equipped). The TV is connected to the Sound Bar
and CD/DVD player.
To Watch a DVD
•
•
•
•
•
Turn ON the TV, Sound Bar, and DVD player.
Set TV Input to HDMI3 by using the TV
Remote or the Controls on the TV.
Insert DVD into player. DVD will begin to
load automatically. DVD player screen will
typically show “LOADING”.
The DVD may load
directly to the main title/
menu screen or it may
begin to play previews.
You may be able to skip
previews if desired by pressing the chapter
“advance” button until you see the main menu
screen.
When the main menu screen appears, use the
arrow buttons on the DVD player remote to
select the desired entry or press the “+” or
PLAY buttons on the DVD player remote (or
“Play” button on DVD player) to begin
playing the feature
TV Sound through the Sound Bar
When watching TV programs (broadcast,
cable, or satellite), the TV normally plays sound
through its own built-in stereo speakers. To
connect TV sound output to sound bar speakers
for a richer sound quality, follow these steps:
• Turn the TV and Sound Bar ON.
• Select the TV channel you wish to watch.
• Set Sound Bar Source to “Line 1 In” by using
the front panel of the Sound Bar or the Sound
Bar Remote until audio is heard.
.
• On the Sound Bar
Remote, press the
input button.
• On the Sound Bar, press the
input button.
•
Turn TV and/or Sound Bar volume up or
down.
Turning TV Speakers On/Off
• Press MENU button on the TV remote.
• Select AUDIO option.
• Toggle to TV Speakers to turn speakers on or
off.
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5 - DASH / AUTO
SOUND BAR AND CD/DVD
PLAYER
Volume is adjusted with the DVD player
remote or TV remote.
SECTION 8 –
ENTERTAINMENT
Further Information
See the manufacturer’s user guide provided in
your InfoCase for complete feature descriptions
and operating instructions.
TV – BEDROOM (FLIP DOWN)
–If Equipped
(Typical View - your coach may vary in
appearance)
Your coach may be equipped with a Flip
Down TV mounted above the bed.
FRONT TV IGNITION SWITCH
INTERLOCK
–If Equipped
If your coach is equipped with a front
overhead TV, it is plugged into a special
electrical outlet with a built-in ignition switch
interlock. The device allows the front overhead
TV to operate only when the ignition key is in the
Off or Accessory positions.
To Flip Down TV
•
Place hand on TV housing and Push the
release lever to lower TV.
TV Release Lever
Front TV Ignition Switch Interlock
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TV ANTENNA - DIGITAL
(Jack® Digital HDTV Over-the-Air
Antenna)
Your coach is featured with a digital antenna,
which provides crystal clear digital HD reception
of over-the-air channels in addition to superior
broad reception range.
The digital antenna is equipped with a built-in
amplifier for maximum VHF and UHF
programming.
WARNING
•
Reverse steps to store TV. You will hear a
“click” when the TV is secured into locked
position.
Never allow the antenna to touch
electrical power lines or any other
electrical wires.
Further Information
See the television manufacturer’s user guide
provided in your InfoCase for complete operating
instructions.
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Operating the Digital Antenna
1. Turn the Digital Antenna Power Switch ON.
SECTION 8 –
ENTERTAINMENT
6. Rotate antenna to illuminate the last flickering
LED light.
7. Repeat Steps 5 and 6 to pinpoint signal
reception.
NOTE: Refer to television manufacturer’s
instructions to scan for available
channels.
Further Information
Digital Antenna Power Switch
(Located in an overhead cabinet or
mounted on a wall near the TV)
2. Turn ON the Signal Meter Power switch
(located on the side of the Signal Meter).
• Signal Meter
Power Switch
• Attenuator Dial
See the antenna manufacturer’s user guide
provided in your InfoCase for complete operating
and maintenance information.
TV SIGNAL AMPLIFIER
The TV Signal Amplifier is built into the
antenna and can be turned on or off with a power
switch located on a switchplate in a front
overhead cabinet.
An indicator light will illuminate when the
switch is on and the signal amplifier is active.
Power
Switch
• Release
Button
• Rotational Knob (arrow
indicates which direction
antenna is pointing)
Digital Antenna Signal Meter
(Located on ceiling)
3. Rotate the Attenuator Dial fully
CLOCKWISE.
4. Press Release Button on the Rotational Knob
and rotate antenna (until maximum number of
LED lights illuminate on the Signal Meter).
NOTE: LED lights will illuminate from left to
right. All LED lights may not illuminate,
depending on signal strength.
5. Rotate Attenuator Dial COUNTERCLOCKWISE until the last illuminated LED
light flickers.
TV Signal Amplifier Power Switch
(Located in front overhead cabinet)
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CABLE TV AND SATELLITE
CONNECTIONS
(Input)
The Cable Television and Portable Satellite
Dish Connections are located in the utility
compartment.
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SECTION 8 –
ENTERTAINMENT
The input lines can be routed through the
hatch in the bottom of the compartment so the
door can remain shut while connected.
NOTE: Your coach is pre-wired with two
satellite dish coaxial cables from the
roof-mounted satellite dish. Both cables
are located near the front TV
entertainment center cabinet (satellite
prep area).
If you desire a satellite receiver in the
bedroom area, a third coaxial cable is
provided from the front satellite prep
area to the bedroom satellite prep area (a
jumper cable is required at the front
satellite prep area for operation).
Cable TV and Satellite Dish Connections
(Located in utility compartment)
TV DIGITAL SATELLITE
SYSTEM WIRING
Your coach is pre-wired for installation of a
digital satellite TV system. Coaxial cable and
high definition component cable connections are
available to hook up your satellite receiver and
are located in the entertainment center cabinet.
A second connection may be included inside a
cabinet in the bedroom for the rear TV (if
equipped).
See your authorized Winnebago Industries®
dealer for proper installation and sealing of roof
mounted components.
Interior Satellite Dish Connections
(Located in the entertainment center cabinet)
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HDMI Connection Cable
(Located in the entertainment center cabinet)
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TV DIGITAL SATELLITE
SYSTEM – AUTOMATIC
–If Equipped
The Automatic Multi-Satellite Television
System allows you to receive TV programs
directly from satellite to your coach.
We recommend that you read the satellite dish
manual thoroughly to understand the system
completely before attempting any setups or
adjustments.
• The coach must be parked and level before
attempting to operate the automatic antenna
dish.
• There must be a clear “line of sight” to the
satellite. Mountains, buildings, trees,
telephone poles and other obstructions can all
block the satellite signal from reaching the
dish.
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ENTERTAINMENT
•
When activated while parked, the dish
antenna will seek the selected satellite
automatically.
Automatic Multi-Satellite Dish Control
(Located in overhead cabinet or
entertainment center cabinet,
depending on model)
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Automatic Operation
1. Press and Hold the Power button for two
seconds until the display reads “POWER
ON”.
2. The antenna will start the “searching” process
first locating the home position. Then it will
lock onto three different satellites. The
antenna will display an asterisk for each
satellite found.
3. To turn off the power after it has locked onto
satellites, press the “POWER” and
“SELECT” buttons at the same time.
Note: The Automatic Multi-Satellite antenna is
not meant for use while traveling. Do not
move the vehicle until the antenna is
stowed.
Further Information
See the Automatic Multi-Satellite System
owner’s manual in your InfoCase for a complete
description of features and instructions.
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SECTION 9 – FURNITURE AND SOFTGOODS
SLEEPING FACILITIES
WARNING
Sleeping facilities are not intended for use
while vehicle is in motion. For safety,
passengers must use safety belted
seating positions while vehicle is in
motion.
DINETTE/BED CONVERSION DREAM DINETTE™
2. Lift both dinette seat cushions upward.
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–If Equipped
(Typical View – Your coach may differ in
appearance)
3. Release the lock rod on the bottom of the
dinette table by pulling down.
Lock Rod
Dinette to Bed
1. Remove both dinette back cushions and set
aside.
4. Push table straight down. Lower dinette seat
cushions.
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SECTION 9 –
FURNITURE AND SOFTGOODS
WARNING
Failure to engage the lock rod when the
table is raised may result in injury.
FLEX BED
5. Rotate lock rod up to secure table in the
lowered position.
Lock Rod
–If Equipped
(Typical View – Your coach may differ in
appearance)
Your coach may be equipped with the Flex
Bed System, which features a 12-Volt Powered
Bunk Bed and Dinette that can be converted into
additional sleeping space when needed.
NOTE: The Power Bunk Bed is not intended for
storage while the vehicle is in transit.
6. Arrange dinette cushions to cover bed area.
NOTE: Additional bolsters may be included with
your dinette to cover bed area.
Dinette to Bunk Beds
1. Lift the table top upward off the support tube
and set aside.
2. Pull the table leg tube from the floor or table
sockets and store beneath dinette seat.
Reverse steps to convert back into dinette
seating.
Once the table is up, engage the lock rod by
pushing the lock rod up.
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SECTION 9 –
FURNITURE AND SOFTGOODS
3. Place the table top onto the ledge of the dinette
seat.
4. Place the back dinette cushions into place over
the table to complete the bed conversion.
Reverse steps to reassemble to dinette
configuration.
5. Lower the bunk by pressing the Bunk Switch
(located near the wardrobe) DOWN.
WARNING
Keep people away from operating
mechanism and pinch hazard areas
during use. Failure to do so could cause
injury.
NOTE: This low bunk design may be accessed
without the use of a ladder. If needed, a
multi-purpose step stool may be used.
•
•
Maximum Capacity: 300 lbs.
To avoid injury to young children, do not
leave them unattended on the bunk.
Note: The Ignition must be in the “ON” or
running position to operate the Bunk Bed
switch.
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SECTION 9 –
FURNITURE AND SOFTGOODS
FOLD AND TUMBLE
–If Equipped
(Typical View – Your coach may differ in
appearance)
Reverse steps to store bed into sofa position.
INLOUNGE
–If Equipped
(Typical View – Your coach may differ in
appearance)
WARNING
Stow sofa extensions before retracting
slide rooms. Failure to observe can cause
injury and will cause equipment damage.
Sofa to Bed
1. Pull sofa seat UP and OUT.
2. Pull Sofa Back Cushion OUT and DOWN.
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Dinette Extension
1. Engage and Hold the black lever (located on
the end of dinette seat) and fully extend
dinette sectional extension.
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FURNITURE AND SOFTGOODS
2. Grasp the pull strap (located at the front of the
sectional extension seat cushion) and pull UP
and OUT.
3. Install seat back cushion.
4. Repeat Steps 1 through 3 on opposite dinette
seat.
Reverse steps to store the sectional dinette
extensions.
2. Pull sofa back cushion OUT and DOWN.
Reverse steps to store bed into dinette
position.
INTABLE
–If Equipped
WARNING
Stow sectional dinette extensions before
retracting slide rooms. Failure to observe
can cause injury and will cause
equipment damage.
inTable Leg Adjustment
It may be necessary to adjust the height of the
inTable leg(s). Twist the knob on the bottom of
table leg up or down until you achieve an even
height.
Dinette to Bed
1. Pull sofa seat UP and OUT.
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SECTION 9 –
FURNITURE AND SOFTGOODS
Leg
Adjustment
Knob
Loft Bed Switch
(Located on right side of bunk cabinet)
LOFT BED
–If Equipped
(Typical View – Your coach may differ in
appearance)
NOTE: The Power Loft Bed is not intended for
storage and should not be used for
storage.
The Loft Bed is stowed near the cab ceiling as
shown in the following photo.
WARNING
Keep people away from operating
mechanism and pinch hazard areas
during use. Failure to do so could cause
injury.
2. The bed is now ready for use.
Loft Bed Operation
NOTE: Make sure cab seat armrests are in the
down position before lowering the loft
bed.
1. Push the Loft Bed Switch (located on right
side of bunk cabinet) to lower the bed.
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Reverse steps to store the loft bed.
NOTE: This low bunk design may be accessed
without the use of a ladder. If needed, a
multi-purpose step stool may be used.
• Maximum Capacity: 300 lbs.
• To avoid injury to young children, do not
leave them unattended on the loft bed.
SECTION 9 –
FURNITURE AND SOFTGOODS
DIGITAL SLEEP AIR BED
Innomax®
by
–If Equipped
• Display • Adjust to • Memory feature allows
instant return to your
Indicator Softer
favorite sleep number
Setting
• Adjust to
Firmer Setting
• Bed-Fill feature for a
freshly made look
ROLLER SHADES (MANUAL) SOLAR/BLACKOUT
–If Equipped
Your coach may feature two-stage day/night
roller shades that provide both solar heat
protection and light-blocking capabilities.
The shade can easily be lowered by hand to
any position, then retracted with a slight
downward pull movement. When raising the
shade, there is no need to hold onto the bottom of
the shade - just simply let it go and it will rise at
a slow, controlled rate.
You can pre-set the auto-stop positioning of
your shade, which allows your shade to retract to
a cushioned stop, at the positioning of your
choice.
Air Bed Remote Control
The air bed operates on 120-volt AC
household current only, so you must have the
shoreline plugged in, the generator running, or
inverter power (if equipped) to adjust the air
pressure settings in this bed.
If loss of power occurs, the memory setting
will default to the pre-set threshold and reprogramming the memory setting will be
necessary.
NOTE: If your bed is equipped with the power
lift feature, it is recommended to deflate
the air mattress to 25 or below when
elevating the bed into the fully upright
position. This will help prolong the life of
your air mattress.
Further Information
For complete operating instructions and
cautions, see the Innomax air bed user guide
included in your InfoCase.
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Further Information
For further operating information and care
instructions, see the manufacturer’s user guide
provided in your InfoCase.
WOOD FURNITURE AND
CABINETRY
–If Equipped
People are drawn to the natural beauty of
wood. At Winnebago Industries®, our craftsmen
work with the art found in each piece of wood to
create cabinets of superior quality, backed by the
Winnebago Industries warranty.
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SECTION 9 –
FURNITURE AND SOFTGOODS
•
Oak is a strong, open-grained hardwood that
ranges in color from white to pink and reddish
tones. Streaks of green, yellow, and even
black may appear due to mineral deposits.
Oak may also contain wormholes and wild,
varying grain patterns. This distinct graining
is considered a desirable quality and has made
oak one of the most popular woods used for
cabinetry.
• Maple is a close-grained hardwood that is
predominately white to creamy-white in
color, with occasional reddish-brown tones.
While maple typically features uniform
graining as compared to other wood species,
characteristic markings may include fine
brown lines, wavy or curly graining, bird's eye
dots and mineral streaks. These traits are
natural and serve to enhance maple's natural
beauty.
• Cherry is characterized by its red undertones,
but may vary in color from white to a deep,
rich brown. Cherry is a close-grained wood
with fairly uniform texture, revealing pin
knots and curly graining. All wood will age
with time and the finish will darken. This is
especially true for cherry. This is a soughtafter quality in cherry cabinetry, and those
who select it expect this evolution.
No matter which species you choose for your
new Winnebago Industries motorhome
cabinetry, please keep in mind that no two pieces
of wood are exactly the same.
Stains are likely to exaggerate the difference
between open and closed grains and other
markings in wood. Grain variation and color
change should be expected. As hardwood ages, it
will darken when exposed to different types of
light. Color differences or changes in wood can
also be caused by exposure to harsh chemicals,
extreme heat, or other contributing external
conditions.
Any color change that occurs in both the finish
and the wood is considered part of the natural
aging process and is not to be considered defect
or damage.
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Additionally, wood species exhibit other
defining characteristics, such as mineral
deposits/streaks, knots, sap runs, pin holes, and
wormholes. These markings make the wood
unique and contribute to its enduring beauty.
Therefore, since wood is a product of nature
and will have certain natural characteristics and
variances, they are not covered under the
warranty.
SECTION 10 – SLIDEOUT ROOMS AND LEVELING
SLIDEOUT ROOM LOCK
SYSTEM
The Ignition Key must be in the “on” or
accessory position and the park brake engaged to
operate the sliderooms.
SLIDEOUT ROOM OPERATION
– ELECTRIC
WARNING
Slideout rooms provide a spacious living area
at the push of a button.
Front slideout room switches are typically
located near the Systems Monitor Panel.
Location varies by model and floorplan.
Rear slideout switches are typically located on
a wall in the rear of the coach in or near the
slideout room. Location varies by model and
floorplan.
Slideout Switch
(Your coach may have one or more
slideout switches depending on model,
options, and available equipment)
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CAUTION
Never drive the vehicle with a slideout
room extended!
The slideout room system uses 12-volt DC
motorized mechanisms with an electronic control
system to provide smooth operation and positive
weather seal.
NOTE: We recommend that you KEEP THE
ENGINE RUNNING WHILE
EXTENDING OR RETRACTING
SLIDEOUT ROOMS so the engine
alternator can provide maximum power
for proper operation of the slideout
mechanisms.
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5 - DASH / AUTO
Your motorhome may have more than
one slideout room. Understand which
switch operates which slideout room prior
to operation. Make sure all slideout rooms
are clear of people who could be harmed
or obstacles that could cause damage
prior to operating any slideout rooms.
Failure to observe can result in death or
serious injury.
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SLIDEOUT ROOMS AND LEVELING
•
WARNING
CRUSH HAZARD. Keep people and
objects clear of the inside and outside of
the slideout room when operating. Failure
to comply could result in death or serious
injury.
To Extend Slideout Room
Before Extending!
• Level the coach and set the Parking Brake.
• Ensure exterior compartment doors are closed
so that they will not interfere with slideout
operation.
• Check inside and outside the vehicle to make
sure that there are no people who could be
harmed or obstacles that could cause damage
due to room extension.
• If the slideout room has a couch or other
furniture, make sure no people or pets are
seated on them until the room has been fully
extended.
•
•
•
•
NOTICE
Because the slideout roof is drawn into
the interior of the coach when retracted,
be sure there is no debris, such as
excessive dirt, tree seeds, twigs, leaves,
etc. on the roof before retracting.
Extend Procedure:
See “Before Extending!” before proceeding.
•
Engage the parking brake.
•
Start the engine so the alternator can provide
maximum power for proper operation of
slideout mechanisms.
•
•
•
Press the Slideout Room “EXTEND/OUT”
switch and hold until the room is fully
extended, then release the switch.
To stop extending the room during operation,
release the button.
Remove and Securely store the Ignition Key.
Retract Procedure:
See “Before Retracting!” before proceeding.
•
Engage the parking brake.
•
Start the engine so the alternator can provide
maximum power for proper operation of
slideout mechanisms.
Press the Slideout Room “RETRACT/IN”
switch and hold until the room is fully
retracted, then release the switch.
To stop retracting the room during operation,
release the button.
After the room is retracted, Remove and
Securely store the Ignition Key.
•
To Retract Slideout Room
Before Retracting!
•
Be sure the coach is level and the Parking
Brake is set.
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Ensure exterior compartment doors are closed
so that they will not interfere with slideout
operation.
Check inside and outside the vehicle to make
sure that there are no people who could be
harmed or obstacles that could cause damage
due to room retraction.
Stow all furniture extensions before retracting
slideout rooms to avoid property damage.
If the slideout room has a couch or other
furniture, make sure no people or pets are
seated on them until the room has been fully
retracted.
Remove all items from the coach living room
floor and close cabinet doors and drawers. Be
sure there are no items at the end of the bed,
behind the driver seat, or protruding from
compartments, which could be crushed or
cause damage to floor covering or cabinets
when the room is retracted.
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SECTION 10 –
SLIDEOUT ROOMS AND LEVELING
SLIDEOUT ROOM – EXTREME
WEATHER PRECAUTION
Certain extreme weather conditions, such as
heavy rains, heavy snow, and high winds, or any
combination of these, could cause damage to the
slideout room cover-awning (if equipped) or
reduce effectiveness of the slideout room weather
seals.
•
•
he chassis battery may be low on charge.
Press and Hold the Battery Boost switch
(located on the dash) while pressing the
interior slideout control switch. This
momentarily connects the house batteries to
assist in slideout room operation.
The circuit breaker may be tripped. The
circuit breaker, labeled “Slideout Power” is
located on a panel on an interior wall of the
passenger side storage compartment just
behind or ahead of the entrance door.
• Status
LED’s
• Motor
Direction
• Mode
Button
Slideout Cover-Awning
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Also, freezing rain and snow can prevent the
slideout cover-awning (if equipped) from closing
and may cause damage to the cover-awning,
slideout room, weather seals, and mechanisms.
To avoid potential damage, we recommend
retracting your slideout room during extreme
weather conditions.
SLIDEOUT ROOM
TROUBLESHOOTING
(LIPPERT)
-If Equipped
Battery Voltage or Circuit Breaker
Problems
If the slideout room will not work:
• Turn the Chassis Battery Disconnect switch
OFF and then ON again. This will, in many
cases, reset power to the slideout system.
• The house battery may be low on charge. Plug
in the external power cord (shoreline), start
the engine, or start up the generator (if
equipped). This may assist slideout room
operation.
• Motor 1
Connection
• Motor 2
Connection
Slideout Room Controller
(Located in a driver or passenger side
compartment, depending on model)
- Remove panel to access
Error Codes
When an error occurs during slideout room
operation, the slideout control panel (located in
driver side compartment) will use LED display
lights to indicate where the problem exists.
For specific motor faults, the green LED light
will blink 1 time for Motor 1 and 2 times for
Motor 2. The red LED light will blink from 2 to
9 times, depending on the error code. The error
codes are as follows:
• (2) - BATTERY DROP OUT. Battery
capacity low enough to drop below 6 volts
while running.
• (3) - LOW BATTERY. Voltage below 8 volts
at start of cycle.
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SLIDEOUT ROOMS AND LEVELING
•
•
•
•
•
(4) - HIGH BATTERY. Voltage greater than
18 volts.
(5) - EXCESSIVE MOTOR CURRENT.
High amperage (also indicated by one side of
slideout room continually stalling).
(6) - MOTOR SHORT CIRCUIT. Motor or
wiring to motor has shorted out.
(8) - HALL SIGNAL NOT PRESENT.
Encoder is not providing a signal. This is
usually a wiring problem.
(9) - HALL POWER SHORT TO
GROUND. Power to encoder has been
shorted to ground. This is usually a wiring
problem.
NOTE: When an error code is present, the
slideout control panel needs to be reset.
Operating the Extend/Retract switch will
reset the slideout control panel. Operate
the Extend/Retract switch again for
normal operation.
SLIDEOUT EMERGENCY
RETRACTION (LIPPERT)
–If Equipped
If the slideout mechanism is malfunctioning
and the room will not retract using the interior
control switch or exterior control panel, you may
need to access the slideout motors and manually
push the room in to the travel position.
There are two slideout motors equipped on the
end wall of each slideout room. Pull back wipe
seal to access motors.
NOTE: Use caution when removing components
on painted units.
Push-In Procedure
1. Using a razor blade, remove sealant from the
top of screw cover.
Manual Override
In the event that the slideout room fails to
retract and manual operation is required:
• Locate the slideout control panel (located in
driver side compartment).
• Press the Mode button 6 times, quickly. Press
a 7th time and hold for approximately 5
seconds.
Red and green LED lights will begin to flash,
confirming the override mode.
• Release Mode button.
• Use the slideout control switch (located inside
the coach) to retract the room.
NOTE: If slideout room fails to retract using the
Manual Override method, see “Slideout
Emergency Retraction” elsewhere in this
section.
Further Information
See the slideout room operating guide
included in your InfoCase for further instructions
and troubleshooting information.
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2. Using a flat-head screwdriver, push it up
underneath the screw cover and pull up to
release the cover. Remove the rest of the cover
by hand and set aside.
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SLIDEOUT ROOMS AND LEVELING
3. Remove the top (4) pan head screws and top
(4) flat head screws at the top of the aluminum
trim.
4. Gently pull aluminum trim away from
sidewall with hand to disengage screw from
motor.
Slideout Motor
(Located behind slideout wipe seal)
• Use a screwdriver to push slideout motor
UP (disengage).
5. Using a flat-head screwdriver, push bottom of
slideout motor UP to disengage
(approximately 1/2” from base).
Repeat on opposite slideout motor.
• Ensure slideout motor is disengaged
approximately 1/2” from base.
6. Push slideout room in to travel position,
ensuring both sides are relatively even.
NOTE: Several people may be needed to push
the room in.
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SECTION 10 –
SLIDEOUT ROOMS AND LEVELING
7. When the slideout room is fully retracted,
secure the room with a support item (e.g. 2x4
wood board) above the interior slideout room
to secure room during travel.
NOTE: For larger slideout rooms, place a travel
support item on each end of the interior
slideout room.
Slideout Room Seal Care and
Maintenance
While most household cleaners work well for
cleaning slideout room seals, certain chemical
agents may cause the seals to degrade. Typically,
409® and Lysol® type products work well. Use a
product, such as Armor All® to keep seals soft.
In addition, certain caulks and sealers may
include chemicals that may adversely effect the
performance of the seals. See your authorized
dealer for caulks and sealers recommended for
your coach.
LEVELING SYSTEM
Slideout Travel Support
-Typical installation shown
• Place support item (e.g. 2x4 wood
board) above interior slideout room as
shown.
The Hydraulic Leveling System makes
selecting a parking site easier and faster by
reducing the effect of uneven ground.
Hydraulic jacks raise the affected low corners
of the coach to make leveling “set up” faster and
easier for you.
The Hydraulic Leveling System Control Panel
is located on the driver side lower dash or trim
panel.
8. See your dealer for service of the slideout
motors before using again.
Further Information
Please refer to the slideout manufacturer’s
user guide provided in your InfoCase for further
instructions and troubleshooting information.
GENERAL SLIDEOUT CARE
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Keep slideout room seals clean.
Clean the floors inside the coach before
retracting the slideout room to avoid floor
scratches or carpet pile snags.
Wipe outer slideout room seals occasionally
with talc or 303 brand protectant for smooth,
quiet operation.
See your authorized dealer for regular
maintenance and service of the slideout
mechanism.
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Leveling System Control Panel
(Located on the driver side lower dash.)
See the Leveling System Operation Guide
provided in your InfoCase for complete
operating instructions. It also contains
additional precautions, technical information,
and instructions for manual operation if a system
failure occurs.
NOTE: When parking at an uneven site, always
park the front of the vehicle to the
downhill side. This allows you to level by
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raising the front end rather than the rear.
Since only the rear wheels are locked
while in PARK, raising either one or both
of the rear wheels off the ground could
allow the vehicle to roll off the jacks.
WARNING
• Keep all people clear of the coach
while the leveling system is operating.
• When extending the rear stabilizers,
do not lift the wheels beyond ground
contact. This makes it possible for the
vehicle to roll unexpectedly forward (or
backward) off the jacks. This could
cause severe injury or death.
• Do not use the levelers on icy or slick
surfaces on which the foot pads may
slip.
• Do not use leveling jacks to support
the vehicle for service or tire changing.
• Do not use the leveler as an
emergency brake. They are not
designed for any type of vehicle
braking purpose.
• Never check for hydraulic fluid leaks
using your hands and/or any other
body part. The leaking fluid is under
pressure and is capable of cutting and
penetrating your skin, resulting in
severe injury.
Jacks Down Light
The “Jacks Down” reminder is intended to
warn you to retract your Leveling Jacks before
moving the vehicle. The light will come on
briefly and a chime will sound when the ignition
key is turned to the On or Run positions if the
jacks are down.
“Jacks Down” Light
(Located on dash)
-Typical View
NOTICE
• Do not try to drive vehicle unless
“TRAVEL” light is glowing with ignition
switch on.
• Do not try to drive the vehicle until the
air suspension system has built up
sufficient pressure if you have used
the coach leveling system or have
used the DUMP button to manually
exhaust the air suspension system.
• Do not rely only upon the warning
lights to indicate when jacks are up. It
is the owner’s responsibility to check
that all jacks are up before moving the
coach.
NOTE: If the Leveling Jacks should fail to
retract, see “Troubleshooting” and
emergency operation instructions in the
Leveling System Operation Guide
provided in your InfoCase.
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In The Event Of Accidental Jack
Extension
1. Bring the vehicle to a safe and complete stop
as soon as possible.
2. Turn the Leveling System Power switch ON,
use the arrow “Down” button and select “Auto
Retract”, and press Enter.
3. Visually inspect the vehicle undercarriage for
any problems.
4. See the Leveling System Operation Guide
supplied in your InfoCase for troubleshooting
instructions or operating the Leveling System
if jacks fail to retract or any other functions
fail.
The hydraulic oil level is checked visually by
inspecting the hydraulic oil reservoir. Always
keep the hydraulic oil level full (to the lip of the
breather cap).
NOTE: Always clean away any dirt and debris
from the top of the reservoir before
removing the breather cap to avoid entry
of debris and contamination of hydraulic
oil in the reservoir, which could lead to
pump failure or other problems.
Model 34T
Breather/Fill Cap
Further Information
See the manufacturer’s operation guide
provided in your InfoCase for complete operating
instructions, safety precautions, and
troubleshooting tips.
CHECKING HYDRAULIC OIL
LEVEL
See the Leveling System Operation Guide
provided in your InfoCase for complete
maintenance instructions and information.
All maintenance should be done as part of the
normal servicing of the coach.
The hydraulic oil level should be checked
when the vehicle is first purchased and after any
extended storage. During regular vehicle use the
hydraulic fluid level should be checked once a
month. If an oil leak develops, the hydraulic oil
level needs to be checked frequently until repairs
can be completed.
The hydraulic pump is located inside
passenger side compartment front of the entrance
door (Model 34T) or beneath the entrance step
(Model 38R). Lift step cover and remove storage
bin (if equipped) to access.
NOTE: Leveling jacks must be in the retracted
(UP) position to get an accurate oil level.
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Hydraulic Oil Reservoir
(Located inside passenger side
compartment front of the entrance door)
-Typical View
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Model 38R
Breather/Fill Cap
Hydraulic Oil Reservoir
(Located below entrance step)
-Typical View
NOTE: Only fill the hydraulic reservoir with the
jacks in the retracted (UP) position.
Adding fluid with the jacks in any other
position will cause fluid to leak through
the breather/fill cap.
Hydraulic Fluid Recommendation
The leveling system is filled from the factory
with AW-22S synthetic hydraulic oil that has
been specially formulated for use in the leveling
system and that is compatible with Automatic
Transmission Fluid (ATF).
DO NOT USE brake fluid or hydraulic jack
oil, which can damage the seals and cause leaks.
Further Information
For replacement fluids, see the manufacturer’s
recommendation in the leveling system operation
manual provided in your InfoCase.
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SEALANTS – INSPECTION AND
GENERAL INFORMATION
NOTE: Proper sealant inspection includes not
just visual observation but running a
finger along sealant seams to verify
proper adhesion to the surface. Any
loosened areas must be replaced.
• Have the sealant replaced if you notice any of
the above. Your local Winnebago Industries
dealer has the correct and necessary parts and
experience to help you maintain your sealants.
See “Sealants Call-Out Sheet” provided in
your InfoCase.
• Always use the same type sealant that was
removed.
• Immediately have dealership check moldings,
windows, and exterior attachments for leak
source if you notice water inside of unit.
NOTICE
Sealants must be inspected every 6
months and replaced if necessary.
ROOF
WARNING
STAY OFF ROOF. Surface may be
slippery. Falling could result in death or
serious injury.
The roof is made of Thermo-Panel materials
like the walls and floor. It will support the weight
of an average adult for periodic maintenance or
repair of the roof or roof mounted components.
Walking or working on the roof should be left
to qualified service personnel using proper safety
equipment in a safe environment. You should
only walk or work on the roof if you are qualified
and have created a safe environment.
For your safety, it is not recommended that
you store or carry items on the roof.
Always have damage to the roof area repaired
immediately. Damaged or detached sealant
around the vents, air conditioner, body-to-roof
seams, etc., should also receive immediate
attention. Delaying these repairs may allow water
leakage and result in damage to interior ceiling
and body panels, upholstery, etc., which is not
covered by the limited warranty (see” New
Vehicle Limited Warranty” provided at the
beginning of this manual).
UNDERCARRIAGE
Buildup of mud and dirt under the body of the
vehicle can cause damaging rust or corrosion on
steel or aluminum parts and can add needless
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Water is a recreational vehicle’s worst enemy
when it is allowed to enter where it is not
intended. Sealants perform a very important
function and should be inspected closely and
maintained regularly. Winnebago Industries®
utilizes many different types of sealants. Refer to
the “Sealants Call-Out Sheet” provided in your
InfoCase for further information.
Sealants, in general, do not have “set”
lifetimes. Varying environmental factors affect
the pliability and adhesiveness of sealants. You
or your dealer must:
• Inspect all sealants, a minimum of every six
months.
• Inspect the moldings, windows, clearance
lights, exterior compartment doors, and all
their attachments.
• Also, inspect weather seals around entrance
door, etc., and if necessary, have a dealer
replace them immediately.
• Check for cracks, voids, gaps, breaks,
adhesion, and any sign of physical
deterioration.
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weight to the vehicle. This, in effect, reduces the
amount of cargo you can carry and remain within
GVWR and GAWR limits.
Corrosive materials, such as those used for ice
and snow removal and dust control, can also
accumulate on the underside of a vehicle. These
materials should be removed by flushing the
undercarriage regularly with water, especially
horizontal surfaces, cavities, and other areas
where mud and other deposits may collect.
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EXTERIOR AUTOMOTIVE
PAINT FINISH
The body of your coach is fully or partially
finished with the highest quality automotive
paint and clearcoat. Follow these precautions to
keep the finish on your coach looking its best and
preserve maximum gloss and durability.
Parking
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Avoid parking under trees – When this
happens you should rinse the bird droppings
and tree sap off as soon as possible. Tree sap
is a form of sugar and will dissolve after a
couple of rinses. Bird droppings can eat into a
painted surface if left unattended and need
removed as soon as possible. Lukewarm
soapy water can help speed up the cleaning
process.
Avoid parking near salt spray – When this
happens you need to rinse off the salt mineral
residue to minimize the corrosiveness of the
salt.
Avoid parking near factories with heavy
smoke or industrial fallout – Industrial
fallout can eat into your coaches finish when
dew or rain mixes with it to create nitric or
sulfuric acid that gets magnified by the
intensity of the sun. As the water evaporates,
the acid becomes more powerful and attacks
the painted surface.
Rinsing and washing the surface helps remove
the fallout and neutralize the acid. After the
initial 60-day cure stage, a coat of wax or
polish can help protect the surface from these
types of contaminates.
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Do not scrape ice or snow from the painted
surface. Brush off gently with a soft-bristled
snow brush – avoid being forceful with the
brush.
If brush scratches show after the motorhome
thaws out, it may be possible to remove them
by hand waxing with a silicone-free liquid
wax.
Avoid covering painted surface. When paint
is covered (especially in outdoor conditions),
water may appear between the cover and the
vehicle due to rapid temperature fluctuations.
The water may vaporize under certain
conditions and migrate into the painted
surface, possibly resulting in blisters and/or
bubbles in the paint. These blisters/bubbles
are not covered under warranty.
Covering your RV is at owner’s risk.
Driving
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Avoid driving on gravel roads.
Rinse off bugs and bird droppings with water
daily.
Antifreeze, fuel, or windshield/window
solutions spilled on the painted surface should
be rinsed off immediately with water and
allowed to air dry. Wiping dry with a towel
may create fine scratches due to the solvent
nature of these types of fluids.
Fuel cannot be diluted and dissipated with
water. It must be removed with a mineral spirit
type cleaner (such as SEAFOAM Bugs-BGone, or equivalent) or a silicone-free spray
wax and microfiber cloth to remove the stain
left by fuels.
Ensure that all RV fluids (such as gas, oil,
grease, antifreeze, transmission fluid, brake
fluid, etc.) are completely wiped off of painted
surfaces. Failure to comply may cause the
paint to blister and/or peel.
NOTE: When driving in wintry conditions, the
road surface may be covered with heavy
salts or small rocks to improve road
traction. These types of road conditions
can cause undue surface damage to your
RV. Please refrain from driving in these
conditions.
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Washing
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Commercial vehicle wash facilities should be
strictly avoided! They will scratch your RV!
Truck-style wash centers have highpressure wands that emit higher than
necessary water pressures and the
brushes are very aggressive.
Most truck wash brushes are made from
a heavy plastic for durability and are
under heavy pressure. They are designed
to clean heavy road films on semi trailers
and are often dirty. They are not
designed for custom painted RV’s and
they will scratch the clearcoat finish.
Many times these scratches can
penetrate the clearcoat finish, possibly
causing delamination and/or other paint
related issues that are not covered under
warranty.
Wash your RV with cool or lukewarm water
using a mild soap (such as a baby shampoo)
that does not contain bleach solution. Most
auto stores offer car wash detailing soaps that
are similar and do not have bleach in the
formulation (such as Meguiars #62).
Never use a bristled brush or broom to wash
the painted surface. This will cause scratches
in the finish. Using a microfiber cloth, mitt, or
mop is strongly recommended.
Be sure your cloth or applicator is clean. A
dirty applicator can scratch your RV.
Washing Procedure
• Rinse area to be washed with cold water to
remove surface residue. Ensure you are not in
direct sunlight.
• With area to be washed still wet from the rinse,
use the recommended soapy mixture to clean
the area. To avoid scratching painted surfaces,
a microfiber cloth, mitt, or mop is strongly
recommended to apply soapy water.
• Rinse washed area before soap evaporates.
• Dry the rinsed area before the water
evaporates.
NOTE:Avoid aiming water flow from a hose or
spray from high-pressure washing
equipment into any appliance intake, as
damage or difficulty in operating
appliances may occur.
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After washing the coach, carefully inspect
sealant around window frames, vents, and any
other joints that may have loosened or
separated. See “Sealants - Inspection and
General Information” at the beginning of this
section for details.
Bug Removal
• Rinse any loose debris off with water and
allow the remaining residues to soak and
soften. Use soap and water to wash the
residue, then rinse.
NOTE: You may wish to repeat and leave soap
on longer than normal to help with
softening hardened residue.
• For more stubborn areas, use an ammoniabased glass cleaner followed by washing with
warm soapy water, then rinse.
• Remember to use microfiber towels during
this process to help avoid scratches.
• If this does not work, as a last resort, use a bug
removal product (like SEAFOAM Bugs-BGone, or equivalent) in a shady area and
follow the directions on label.
Ensure cleaner is completely wiped off of
painted surfaces. Failure to comply may cause
the paint to blister and/or peel.
Polishing and/or Waxing
NOTE:When your coach is new or has been
repainted for any reason, no polish or
wax should be applied to the finish until
after a 60-day cure cycle at temperatures
higher than 60 degrees for 60 days.
Failure to observe this precaution could
void your paint warranty.
• We recommend a silicone-free polish with an
orbital machine and terry cloth applicator.
• Liquid waxes are easier to apply and bring to
a gloss with fewer residues.
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Avoid paste waxes. They sometimes have
fillers and additives that give a very short term
result. Stay away from silicones in polishes
and soaps.
Buffing compounds remove some of the mil
film of the clearcoat, so we recommend that
only professionals or very experienced users
apply this type of product.
Inspection
A motorhome exterior is subjected to many
physical forces and environmental conditions.
While the coach is parked, it is exposed to
climate and weather extremes and other
environmental conditions. While in operation, it
is subjected to various twisting and flexing forces
caused by routine cornering and turning, and by
uneven road surfaces, such as bumps, potholes,
railroad tracks, and parking lot entrances.
Inspect the exterior fiberglass shell
periodically for cracks which may represent a
threat to the integrity of the fiberglass.
Minute cracks in the surface (commonly
referred to as "spider cracks" or "hairline cracks")
caused by normal flexing of the fiberglass
exterior are normal and typically pose no threat to
the integrity of the vehicle other than appearance.
However, if a crack has opened up and the
weave of the cloth is visible, this does represent a
threat to the integrity of the fiberglass and must
be repaired or covered as quickly as possible to
avoid penetration by moisture, especially in
freezing climates.
If the fiberglass has been damaged and
contains cracks, tears, or holes, use plastic
sheeting and duct tape, if necessary, to prevent
moisture from damaging the sidewall material or
the interior of the coach.
Protective Film
-If Equipped
Your coach may be equipped with a protective
film to defend against everyday road hazards.
This film creates a barrier against bugs, road
grime, bird droppings, and other harmful
elements.
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Further Information
See the manufacturer’s information provided
in your InfoCase for complete care and
maintenance instructions.
EXTERIOR GRAPHIC CARE
The pressure-sensitive graphics on your
vehicle require very little maintenance. In order
to allow the graphics to have the longest life
possible, the following steps should be taken.
• Wash graphics with plain soap and water or
any car wash detergent. Rinse thoroughly.
• High pressure water spray may loosen or
damage graphics. Keep spray nozzle at least
1 1/2 feet from the edge of the graphics.
• Test any cleaning solution on a small section
of graphic before using.
• Never use aromatic solvents such as acetone,
M.E.K., toulene, paint thinner or lacquer
thinner on graphics. Solvents may soften the
vinyl and smear colors.
• Gasoline or other fuels spilled on graphics
should be rinsed off immediately with water.
• Do not apply paint or clearcoat over the
graphics.
• Do not apply wax over the graphics,
especially wax containing petroleum
distillates. Wax that has dried along the edge
of a graphic can be removed with cotton
swabs after softening it with isopropyl
alcohol. Rinse area thoroughly after cleaning.
FRONT END MASKS AND
PAINT DAMAGE
NOTE: This information is to make you aware of
a potential paint failure that could occur
when moisture is trapped between front
end masks and painted surfaces.
If you choose to install an aftermarket
protective front end mask, please follow these
preventive guidelines:
• The front end mask must be removed if the
vehicle sits longer than 5 days without being
driven.
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The front end mask must be thoroughly dry
before storing or reinstalling on the front of
the vehicle.
When reinstalling the mask, ensure both the
mask and the painted surface are free of debris
to avoid damage by abrasion.
Failure to follow recommendations will void
any paint warranty.
PLASTIC PARTS – CLEANING
Many parts in your vehicle, such as the dash,
exterior light lenses, and certain exterior body
panels are made of high-impact plastic materials
that can be damaged by wiping with solvents or
improper cleaning products.
Always try cleaning plastic parts with the
mildest cleaners first and work your way up to
stronger cleaning products. Use the following
cautionary lists as a guide when selecting
cleaning products to use on plastic parts.
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Bathroom basin, tub, and tile cleaners
Chlorine
Ethyl alcohol
Isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol
Kerosene or gasoline
Naphthalene
Pine-type household cleaners
Do not use cleaners containing the following
products, compounds, or solvents. These
products will damage the finish.
• Acetic acid
• Acetone (nail polish remover)
• Aromatic solvents (lacquer thinners)
• Benzene
• Butyl alcohol
HEADLIGHTS AND EXTERIOR
LIGHTS
Exterior Light Lenses
NOTICE
Do not use citrus-based cleaners on
polycarbonate finishes. Citric compounds
will damage the high-gloss surface,
causing it to appear dull or “flat”. Always
test a cleaning product on a hidden area
to be sure it will not cause damage to the
appearance of the part.
Here is a list of mild cleaners that may be used
safely:
• Car washing soap and water
• Glass cleaners without ammonia
• Mineral oil
• Multipurpose cleaners (such as Fantastik®,
Formula 409®, etc.)
The following products, compounds, or solvents
must be wiped off immediately to avoid
damage:
• Ammonia
• Brake fluid
Most Winnebago Industries® vehicles have
polycarbonate lenses on exterior lamps, which
are very sensitive to a variety of chemical
solvents and cleaners.
Use only soap and water to clean exterior
lamp lenses - especially headlights.
• Contact with certain chemicals can cause
etching, “crazing”, or cracking of the lens,
which can significantly reduce the lens clarity
and effectiveness of the lamp and may require
replacement of the complete lamp housing.
• Some popular citric acid cleaners may cause
bicarbonate lenses to become “hazy” or
“foggy”.
• Do not use a pressure washer to clean
headlights.
• Inspect and operate the lights regularly to
confirm proper operation and mounting
condition.
Headlight Moisture
Your coach is equipped with composite
headlights, which contain replaceable halogen
“bulb” elements, common to most current
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automobiles. This type of lamp assembly is not
sealed from the atmosphere and is designed with
a moisture venting system.
Because they are not sealed, under “dew
point” conditions the headlights may exhibit
signs of humidity condensation on the reflector
surface and lens, such as small droplets of water
or “fogging over”.
If this happens, drive with the headlights on so
the moisture can evaporate and expel through the
venting system designed into the headlamp
assembly.
INTERIOR SOFT GOODS
We recommend a weekly routine of
vacuuming all fabrics and carpet throughout the
motorhome to prevent an accumulation of dirt,
which can detract from the appearance and
shorten the life of carpet and fabrics.
Fabric Upholstery
Some fabrics used in this motorhome may
contain fire retardant and lightfastness additives,
which can be damaged by use of improper
cleaning products. Some water-based household
cleaning products are not formulated for use on
fabrics and may cause excessive shrinkage or
fading. Always test any cleaning product on a
hidden area of fabric before using on visible
areas. For best results, fabric cleaning should be
referred to a professional carpet and upholstery
cleaner.
NOTE: To minimize fading of upholstery, carpets
and other interior fabrics caused by
excessive sunlight, the drapes, blinds, or
shades should be closed when the
motorhome is parked for an extended
period of time.
WARNING
When cleaning upholstery and fabric, do
not use lacquer thinner, nail polish
remover, laundry soaps, or bleach. Never
use carbon tetrachloride, gasoline, or
naphthalene for any cleaning purpose.
These materials may cause damage to
the material being cleaned and most are
highly flammable, posing risk of injury due
to fire.
Leatherette
–If Equipped
Most common stains can easily be cleaned
with a solution of 10% household liquid dish
soap and warm water, applied with a soft damp
cloth. Thoroughly rinse all solution with clean
water. Never use harsh chemicals as it will break
down the finish.
Vinyl Fabrics (including ceiling)
–If Equipped
Vinyl should be cleaned with a soft, damp
cloth, and a mild detergent only. Do not use
solvents. Solvents may damage the surface of the
vinyl.
Draperies, Curtains, and
Bedspreads
These items may be woven from a variety of
fabrics. We recommend that these be
professionally dry cleaned only. A five percent
shrinkage may occur when you have these items
dry cleaned.
General Stains
As with any stain or contamination, the quick
response is the best, especially when done in
conjunction with the proper cleaner for the type
of stain.
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CABINETRY – CLEANING
Wooden items may be cleaned with a soft
cloth and a good quality wood finish cleaning
product.
Vinyl simulated wood panels may be cleaned
with a mild, water-based cleaner and a soft cloth.
Do not use solvents on vinyl wood panels.
NOTE: Many cabinetry and furniture items
throughout this motorhome are
constructed either partially or
completely of real hardwoods. Because
of natural variations in woodgrain
density, slight differences in stain hue
may exist between one item and another.
This is the distinctive character and
beauty of real wood.
SOLID SURFACE
COUNTERTOP – CORIAN®
Care and Maintenance
You can easily maintain the beauty of your
countertop with little effort, under most
circumstances, using a window spray cleaner,
warm soapy water, or other general purpose
spray cleaner. You can also use liquid or gel-type
cleaners containing bleach. Because the material
is nonporous, stains cannot penetrate below the
surface and will nearly always disappear using
these cleaning methods.
If a stain has dried on, allow the cleaner or
soapy water time to soften the area, after which
the stain will wipe off.
If the stain is not water-base or oil-base
material, you may need to gently remove it using
a plastic scraper (disposable plastic knife for
example) followed by normal cleaning methods
described above.
You may want to scrub the entire surface
periodically. Do this lightly and evenly with a
mild abrasive powdered or liquid cleaner.
Always use a cutting board rather than
slicing foods directly on your countertop. The
underside of one of your sink covers will provide
an easily accessible cutting surface. This will
keep your countertop looking its best and
minimize care efforts. (An occasionally sanding
with a medium grade (120 grit) sandpaper will
remove any cut marks accumulated on the sink
cover bottom).
To remove cuts and scratches, use a more
aggressive cleaning powder such as Comet®, a
moistened steel wool soap pad, or green scouring
pad. We recommend that you finish the entire
surface using the same cleaning material and
scrubbing method to maintain a uniform
appearance.
If you prefer a glossier look, follow up with
a good quality furniture polish or a liquid
automotive wax (non-cleaner type).
Use trivets and “hot pads” under hot
cooking pans. Do not set hot pots or pans directly
from the stove or oven onto the counter. The solid
surface material is extremely heat resistant, but
sudden contact by a very hot material with a cold
countertop surface could cause a crack that
would need to be repaired. Likewise,
concentrated high heat sources in a small area,
such as a crock pot or an electric griddle may
cause a crack. We strongly recommend using a
trivet under these. Also do not allow candles to
burn directly on the counter surface.
Avoid paint remover or oven cleaner. The
solid surface material is also resistant to most
chemical substances but exposure to some harsh
chemicals and solvents such as these can cause
damage that would need professional repair or
replacement. If one of these materials does spill
or drip onto the counter surface, wipe it up
immediately to avoid damage.
TABLES AND COUNTERTOPS
Work surfaces are covered with a plastic or
thermo-formed laminate that resists solvents,
stains, and abrasions. A coat of furniture wax
applied to these surfaces on the counters and
table will help preserve their beauty and make
cleaning easier. Always clean the surface before
applying wax.
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STAINLESS STEEL
APPLIANCES
-If Equipped
Care and Maintenance
You can easily maintain the beauty of your
stainless steel appliances with little effort, under
most circumstances, by performing the following
recommendations.
Typically, excellent results can be obtained by
washing stainless steel with mild dishwashing
liquid and hot water, followed by rinsing
thoroughly and drying with a soft cloth. Drying is
particularly important if the tap water is very hard
and leaves scale deposits.
Stainless steel does not deteriorate due to
frequent cleaning, so proper cleaning can be
performed whenever necessary. For more
stubborn stains, perform the following
procedures for your stainless steel appliances to
start shining again.
Scale
To remove scale left by water, simply use a
multipurpose cream detergent and a soft cloth.
Thicker scale may be removed by generously
applying 25% vinegar and hot water solution to
the stain. Rinse thoroughly with a sodium
bicarbonate and water solution, then follow up by
rinsing with water. Clean carefully.
Oil and Grease Stains
To remove oil and grease stains, use a mild
dishwashing liquid and hot water. Rinse
thoroughly with clean water and dry with a soft
cloth. For more stubborn stains, ethyl alcohol,
acetone, or another non-halogenated solvent may
be used with care.
Stubborn Dirt and Burnt Grease
Use a multipurpose cream detergent and a soft
cloth.
Coffee and Tea Stains
Prepare a sodium bicarbonate solution and hot
water. Apply generously to stain and let sit for 15
minutes. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a soft
cloth.
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Rust Stains
Apply a multipurpose cream detergent and rub
delicately with a soft cloth. If stain persists, it
may be necessary to apply a stainless steelspecific product.
Fingerprints
Use a mild dishwashing liquid and warm
water. Rub delicately with a soft cloth. Window
cleaner may also be used.
Scratches
Apply a stainless steel-specific detergent/
polisher and buff with a soft cloth.
Important “Don’ts”
• Do not use hydrochloric acid or any other
detergents containing chlorides on stainless
steel.
• Do not use abrasive powder detergents that
could ruin the surface finish.
• Do not use wool, abrasive brushes, or tools
that have previously cleaned other metals,
because as well as scratching the surface, they
can generate contamination and unattractive
stains.
• Do not use silver cleaners.
GALLEY SINK
Stainless Steel
Care and Cleaning Instructions
The stainless steel sink can usually be cleaned
with water and soap or detergent using a soft
cloth or sponge.
• Rinse thoroughly with warm water and wipe
dry quickly to avoid spots and streaks.
• For stubborn stains, use a mild abrasive
cleanser like Soft Scrub®, Comet®, etc. Work
in the direction of the “grain” of the brushed
finish lines.
• Never use steel wool. Particles of steel from
the wool pad can embed into the sink surface,
then become rusty and unsightly.
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•
•
•
Avoid contact with full-strength bleaches,
household chemicals, and acid-based
cleaners. If this happens, rinse and wipe dry
quickly.
Salt, mustard, and mayonnaise can cause
pitting if left on the steel sink surface. If
spilled, clean and rinse immediately.
A high iron content in the water (hard water)
may result in a brown or rust-colored stained
appearance. If noticed, dry towel sink after
each use.
Do not use rubber mats in the sink bowl.
Material trapped under mats can complicate
cleaning.
NOTE: Improper use may damage this product
and void the warranty.
RANGE AND REFRIGERATOR
For care and appearance maintenance of the
range and refrigerator, refer to the appliance
manufacturer’s operation and maintenance
manuals included in your InfoCase.
VINYL FLOORING
Care and Maintenance
You can easily maintain the beauty of your
vinyl flooring with little effort, by following
these recommendations:
• Sweep, vacuum, or dust surface.
• Clean the floor with a damp mop and mild
detergent that contains no waxes or polishes.
• Rinse thoroughly with clean water.
NOTE: For heavy soil, a damp mop with a
heavy-duty cleaner may be used. Rinse
with clean water.
Dried adhesive or stubborn stains may
be removed with mineral spirits or
turpentine.
BATHROOM
Toilet
Tub and Shower Walls
The tub and shower walls in the bathroom
should be cleaned with mild soap and warm
water. Do not use an abrasive cleaner on the
shower walls and tub, as scratching and
discoloration may occur. Stubborn stains may be
removed with an automotive-type cleanser.
Lavatory Sink
The lavatory sink is made of the same material
as the galley sink. See Galley Sink - Care and
Cleaning Instructions.
DOORS AND WINDOWS
Windows may be periodically cleaned with a
good quality glass cleaner or mild soap solution
using a soft cloth.
Use care when removing ice or frost from the
windows. Always use a plastic ice scraper, never
one made of metal. Use care when removing ice
from the mirrors to protect the reflective surfaces.
Door locks and hinges should be lubricated
periodically with powdered graphite to ensure
trouble-free operation and to protect against
freeze-up.
VEHICLE STORAGE –
PREPARATION
Properly preparing your vehicle for storage
will lessen the possibility of damage to your
vehicle. Prepare the motorhome for vacancy just
as you would if you were leaving your house for
an extended period.
Clean and Prep Coach for Storage
1. Turn off the propane gas tank.
2. Turn the electronic thermostat switch OFF.
3. Remove all foods and items that may cause
odors from cabinets and refrigerator.
4. Clean and defrost the refrigerator. Prop the
door open slightly to allow any odors to
dissipate. Place an open box of baking soda
inside the refrigerator to help absorb odors.
For instructions on the care of your toilet, refer
to the information in your InfoCase.
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5. Fully charge the batteries. Batteries must
have at least 80% charge to survive
freezing temperatures and long period of
non-use. We recommend that you connect a
battery charger or plug in the shoreline once a
month during long-term storage periods to
maintain battery charge and to avoid
sulfating. If connecting a charger directly to
batteries, turn the House/Coach Battery
Disconnect switch off to avoid electrical
arcing when attaching and detaching charge
clamps.
NOTE: We do not recommend leaving the
shoreline plugged in continuously during
storage.
6. After charging batteries, turn the House/
Coach Battery and Chassis Battery
Disconnect switches off to disconnect the
batteries and avoid parasitic* drain.
* Parasitic battery drain is the gradual drain
by items connected directly to battery power
such as clocks, radio memory, and the
engine computer.
7. Have the vehicle chassis completely serviced
and lubricated. Be sure radiator antifreeze
protection level is sufficient for the lowest
anticipated temperatures.
8. Wash and wax the coach.
9. Inspect all seams and seals around doors,
windows, vents, and any other joints. Replace
or repair any that are damaged. Sealing
materials and compounds can be purchased
from your dealer. Badly damaged weather
seals may need to be replaced by your dealer.
10. Close all windows and roof vents. Protect all
appliance vent openings from contamination
by animals or insects (e.g. bird nest, wasp
nests, etc.)
11. Lubricate all door hinges and locks.
12. Clean the interior of the coach. Dirt and stains
are more easily removed when fresh.
If you are storing your vehicle through the
winter or in cold climates, extra preparations
must be made to protect equipment and systems
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that can be damaged by freezing temperatures.
See “Winterizing Procedure” in Section 7 Plumbing.
VEHICLE STORAGE –
REMOVAL
1. Completely air out the motorhome.
2. Have the entire LP gas system checked for
leaks.
3. Check window operation.
4. Check cabinet and door hinges. Lubricate
with penetrating oil, if necessary.
5. Close all faucets and drain valves that are
open.
6. Add a few gallons of water to the fresh water
tank and turn on the water pump to check for
leaks, especially at fittings.
7. Open all faucets in turn to release trapped air
and check to be sure faucet washers have not
hardened during storage.
8. Sanitize the water system as outlined under
“Disinfecting the Fresh Water System” in
Section 7 - Plumbing, then flush the
waterlines thoroughly with fresh water.
9. After flushing fresh waterlines, install a new
water filter cartridge on the galley sink water
filter and/or full-coach water filteration
system (if equipped). See appropriate filter
installation instructions in Section 7 Plumbing.
NOTE: Always purge a new filter with clean
running water before using. See filter
manufacturer’s directions included with
the filter cartridge.
10. Check the toilet for proper operation.
11. Add water to the holding tank using the toilet
flush pedal (or the “Normal Flush” switch if
your coach is equipped with an electric flush
toilet) and galley sink faucet. Check to be sure
dump valves seal tightly.
12. Check around all appliances for obstructions
and ensure that all vent openings are clear.
13. Start refrigerator and check for proper
cooling.
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14. Clean wall and counter surfaces.
15. Replace batteries, if necessary, and check out
electrical system to make sure all lights and
electrical components operate.
16. Check tires for proper cold inflation pressure.
See Vehicle Certification Label in
Introduction section.
17. After washing accumulated winter grime
from the vehicle, it is important to carefully
inspect the seams and sealants for separation
or cracks that may have appeared around the
window frames, vents, and any other joints.
See Sealants – Inspection and General
Information at the beginning of this section.
Re-sealing is quite simple and the material is
quickly and easily applied. Appropriate
compounds are available from your dealer.
See Sealants – Recommended Application
page in the Supplement Manual provided in
your InfoCase.
Also inspect weather seals around doors, etc.,
and if necessary, have a dealer replace
immediately.
CHASSIS SERVICE AND
MAINTENANCE
Consult the appropriate sections in your
chassis manual for specific information
regarding operating safety, service
recommendations, and maintenance schedules
for the chassis section of your vehicle.
CHASSIS FUSES AND RELAYS
-Freightliner® Chassis
Chassis and dash component fuses and relays
are located in the 12-volt electrical compartment
at the left front of the coach.
• 12-Volt
Automotive
Fuse Panel
• 12-Volt
Automotive
Breaker
Panel
Ice Maker Start-Up
–If Equipped
1. Close all drain valves.
2. Turn the water supply on.
NOTE: Before turning the water supply on,
assure that the water faucet filter is in
place and that the water shut-off valve
(typically located inside galley cabinet
beneath sink) is OPEN.
3. Be sure the ice bin is in place and the
automatic shutoff arm is down.
4. Let the refrigerator cool down to ice making
temperature. Remember, this can take up to 24
hours.
5. Let the ice maker cycle and dump the first
batch of ice.
Automotive Fuses (cover removed)
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CHASSIS DIAGNOSTIC
CONNECTORS
The Chassis Diagnostic Connectors are located
near the steering column support plate beneath
the dash and in the rear engine compartment, as
shown in the following photos.
Fuse Diagram (inside of cover)
See the chassis manufacturer’s fuse allocation
chart on the inside of the fuse block cover.
Towing Fuses
The fuses for the chassis supplied towing
package are located inside the driver side rear
compartment.
Diagnostic Plug
(Located on steering column
support beneath left side of dash)
-Typical View
Towing Package Fuses
(Located in driver side rear compartment)
-Typical View
• Unhook (3) latches to remove cover.
• See chassis manufacturer’s information on
inside of cover.
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Diagnostic Plug
(Located on rear engine
compartment shroud)
-Typical View
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COACH MAINTENANCE CHART
These recommendations apply for normal recreational use. Heavy duty or full-time use may require more
frequent maintenance intervals.
Every Year
As Necessary

Every 6
Months

Check propane tank condition, mounting, and fittings
Every 3
Months
Pressure Regulator - inspect and adjust if needed
Monthly

Weekly

Before Each
Use
Have propane gas system checked for leaks
Always use specified sections or manufacturer’s
guide for further information and instructions.
Propane Gas System
Electrical System
Check Battery Condition Meter


Check battery fluid level and connections

Check 12V fuses and 120V breakers

Check GFCI receptacles
Generator
Visually inspect generator and compartment


See generator manufacturer’s maintenance guide
Plumbing System
Sanitize plumbing system

Winterize plumbing system


Clean water pump strainer filter

Slideout & Leveling System

Check and adjust
Check hydraulic oil level



Check hydraulic lines (routing, leaks, etc.)

Inspect slideout room seals (bulb seals), clean as necessary
Check and inspect electric slideout lock drain line(s)

Exterior

Clean roof
Clean sidewalls



Clean windows
Flush underside of vehicle



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COACH MAINTENANCE CHART
These recommendations apply for normal recreational use. Heavy duty or full-time use may require more frequent
maintenance intervals.
As Necessary
Every Year
Every 6
Months
Every 3
Months
Monthly
Weekly
Before Each
Use
Always use specified sections or manufacturer’s
guide for further information and instructions.
Safety Equipment
Check operation of the following items:
Headlights, Taillights, and Marker Lights


Turn Signals


Horn


Hazard Warning Flashers


Windshield Wipers and Washers


Fire Extinguisher - check charge indicator


Smoke Alarm - test operation *


Carbon Monoxide Alarm - test operation *


Propane Gas Leak Detector - test operation


(*replace battery if needed)
Appliances
Water Heater

See water heater manufacturer’s maintenance guide
Inspect and clean exterior vent


Refrigerator

See refrigerator manufacturer’s maintenance guide
Inspect and clean exterior vent/drip tray drain tube


Furnace

See furnace manufacturer’s maintenance guide
Inspect and clean exterior vent


Air Conditioner

See A/C manufacturer’s maintenance guide

Inspect for exterior damage
Check/replace filter


Range Top
See range manufacturer’s maintenance guide

Inspect and clean/replace range hood grease filter

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MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE
COACH MAINTENANCE CHART
These recommendations apply for normal recreational use. Heavy duty or full-time use may require more frequent
maintenance intervals.
As Necessary
Every Year
Every 6
Months
Every 3
Months
Monthly
Weekly
Before Each
Use
Always use specified sections or manufacturer’s
guide for further information and instructions.
Sealants

Inspect (see “Sealants - Inspection and General
Information” at the beginning of this section for
proper inspection technique)
Replace (see “Sealant Call-out Sheet” in the supplement manual provided in your InfoCase)


Frame & Chassis
Follow chassis manufacturer’s maintenance guide
(refer to chassis manual)
Inspect hitch receiver (if towing)


Tires
Check and adjust air pressure


Check tread wear



Check front end alignment and adjust if needed
Miscellaneous
Lubricate locks, hinges, and latches


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SECTION 12 – MISCELLANEOUS
NOTE: Your motorhome’s load capacity is
designated by weight, not by volume, so
you cannot necessarily use all available
space when loading your motorhome.
• Store or secure all loose items inside the
motorhome before traveling. Possible
overlooked items such as canned goods or
small appliances on the countertop, cooking
pans on the range, or free-standing furniture
items can become dangerous projectiles
during a sudden stop or evasive maneuver.
• Be aware of GVWR, GAWR, and individual
load limit on each tire or set of duals.
When loading the vehicle, distribute the cargo
load equally so that you do not exceed either the
Front or Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating
(GAWR) or the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
(GVWR). The Gross Axle Weight Rating
(GAWR) means the weight value specified by
the chassis manufacturer as the load carrying
capacity of a single axle system as measured at
the tire-to-ground interfaces. This is the total
weight a given axle is capable of carrying. Each
axle has its own rating.
Have your vehicle weighed to determine the
proper load distribution for your vehicle. Also
distribute cargo side-to-side so the weight on
each tire or dual set does not exceed one half of
the GAWR for either axle.
For example, if the Front GAWR is 6,000 lbs.,
there should be no more than 3,000 lbs. on each
tire. (If the left side weighs 3,100 lbs. and the
right side weighs 2,700 lbs., at least 100 lbs. of
the load must be shifted from the left side to the
right side.) The GVWR is listed on the Vehicle
Certification Label. (See sample in Section 1 Introduction).
The GCWR (Gross Combination Weight
Rating) means the maximum allowable loaded
weight of this motorhome and any towed trailer
or towed vehicle.
NOTE: We recommend that you dump all
holding tanks before traveling to avoid
carrying unnecessary weight.
WARNING
The weight of the loaded vehicle
(including options, attachments,
passengers, water, fuel, luggage, and all
other cargo) must not exceed the GVWR
or GAWR of either axle.
WEIGHING YOUR LOADED
VEHICLE
To check the weight of your fully loaded
coach, locate a commercial weighing scale that is
capable of weighing large trucks.
NOTE: Sales literature may give approximate or
standard weights. Your actual coach
weight may differ based on added factory
and/or dealer options.
Loading
Load your vehicle completely as if you were
going on a long trip with everything you would
carry, including food, clothing, bedding, lawn
chairs, etc., a full fuel tank, full propane tank, and
a partial tank of fresh water, but empty holding
tanks.
Finding a Scale
In urban areas, the most common places to
find a public access scale are commercial truck
stops. In rural areas, most grain storage elevators
have scales available. Most scales charge a
nominal fee for weighing a vehicle.
Weighing
There is typically a scale operator to direct
you but the basic routine is to take three separate
weights - front axle, whole vehicle, and rear axle.
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LOADING THE VEHICLE
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MISCELLANEOUS
You will first drive only your front wheels
onto the scale pad, then drive ahead so that the
whole vehicle is on the scale, then finally pull off
until just the rear wheels are on the pad.
Front GAWR (Front Axle Only)
GVWR - Whole Vehicle (All Axles)
Rear GAWR (Rear Axle Only)
You will receive a weight “ticket” that states
your current Front Gross Axle Weight, Rear
Gross Axle Weight, and Gross Vehicle Weight.
You can compare these weights to the weight
ratings listed on your Vehicle Certification Label
to use as a guideline for future loading limits and
weight distribution.
The gross weight of the vehicle must not
exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
(GVWR) specified on the Vehicle Certification
Label. The front and rear axle weight also should
not exceed the corresponding Axle Weight
Rating specified on the Vehicle Certification
Label.
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Corner Weighing (Side-to-Side)
The most accurate method of weighing a
motorhome is to weigh each “corner” of the
coach separately (single L/R front wheels or L/R
rear dual sets.) This method will help you
determine how to distribute your cargo to avoid
overloading, especially on tires.
To determine the weight distribution on each
tire or dual set, you will need to find a scale
capable weighing side-to-side, or all four
“corners” of the vehicle, separately.
A truck scale may be used if the ground is
level with the scale surface and the scale has
clearance to drive one side of the coach onto the
scale as shown.
Drive the coach on the level area next to the
scale and straddle the scale so that only one side
of the coach will be on the scale pad.
NOTE: Wind and precipitation can also cause
weight inaccuracies.
Pull only the right front wheel onto the scale
pad as shown.
Weighing Right Front Corner
When the front wheel has been weighed, pull
the coach straight ahead until only the right rear
wheel/dual set is on the scale pad as shown.
Weighing Right Rear Corner
Now, turn the coach around and repeat the
process for the other side.
The load on each wheel or dual-wheel set should
not exceed one-half of the corresponding
GAWR. For example, if the GAWR for the rear
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MISCELLANEOUS
axle is 12,000 lbs., then the load on each rear dual
set (left rear duals or right rear duals) should not
exceed 6,000 lbs.
Tires must be filled to the recommended air
pressure for the highest loaded tire set on that
axle. For example, on the rear axle, if the left side
weighs more than the right, fill the left tires to the
pressure required for that weight, then fill the
right tires to the same pressure as the left ones.
If your actual weight is considerably less than
GAWR, you may be able to lower your tire
pressure. See a tire dealer for a load/pressure
chart.
NOTE: The Hitch Load from a Towed Vehicle or
carrier box must also be counted on the
Rear GAWR and subtracted from the
rear axle cargo capacity.
Be aware that hitch load can affect handling
characteristics. The more weight on the hitch, the
lighter the front end will feel at the steering
wheel.
CAR OR TRAILER TOWING
Hitch Capacity*
5,000 lbs. max.
Tongue Weight*
500 lbs. max.
The factory installed towing hitch on this
coach is capable of pulling 5,000 lbs. load (max.),
however, the vertical (tongue) weight may vary
according to chassis and model combinations
(*see label on hitch). Towing capacity may be
less than hitch rating.
When towing a trailer or vehicle, do not
exceed either the GVWR, the rear axle GAWR,
or the chassis GCWR by the combined loaded
weight of the coach and the towed vehicle. See
preceding items “Loading the Vehicle” and
“Weighing Your Loaded Vehicle” for
explanation of weight ratings.
Because of individual vehicle use and loading
habits, we recommend weighing the vehicle
while fully loaded to avoid exceeding any of the
listed Gross Weight Ratings. See “Vehicle
Certification Label” in the Introduction section
for information on gross weight ratings.
Towing will affect vehicle handling,
durability, and fuel economy. Exceeding any of
the listed Gross Weight Ratings will result in
unacceptable overall vehicle performance.
Maximum safety and satisfaction when towing
depends on proper use of correct equipment.
When towing a vehicle behind your
motorhome, the tow bar should be level or
pointing slightly upward towards the tow vehicle.
When coupling the vehicle tow bar to the
Factory Receiver Hitch using a “drop receiver”
or a conventional “ball mount” (commonly
referred to as a “stinger” or a “draw bar”), do not
exceed a 4” drop, nor one that the centerline of
the hitch pin to the centerline of the ball exceeds
8”. See the following Hitch Assembly
illustration.
If a towing “brake system” is required, we
recommend that a “modulated” towed vehicle
braking device be installed. This means that
when the motorhome brakes are applied, whether
hard or soft, a mirror effect occurs in the braking
of the towed vehicle. In other words, the more
force applied to the motorhome brakes, the more
force will be applied to the rear vehicle’s braking
system.
We do not recommend the usage of a “surgestyle” braking device. The usage of a surge brake
(especially when coupled with a hitch ball
located outside our recommended limits) places
excessive stress on the hitch. This abuse of the
ball mount and the hitch may cause premature
hitch assembly failure.
Finally, do not forget to consider the actual
tongue weight. This should not exceed the stated
hitch vertical load for your vehicle. This weight
is typically defined as the tongue weight of a
towed vehicle hitch, boat trailer tongue weight,
or a receiver-mounted carrier rack.
Check state regulations on trailer weight and
trailer brake requirements to be sure you select
the right equipment before towing.
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MISCELLANEOUS
Before descending a steep or long grade when
towing a trailer, reduce speed and shift into a
lower gear to control vehicle speed. Avoid
prolonged or frequent application of brakes
which could cause overheating and brake failure.
TRAILER WIRING
CONNECTOR
Your coach is pre-wired for trailer or car
towing lights with a 7-pin socket.
The following diagram shows proper
connection of trailer or tow vehicle wiring to the
coach light system. The “pigtail” assembly with
the (car/trailer end) connector plug should be
wired by a qualified technician.
The trailer brake controller connector is
located to the left of the steering column.
Hitch Assembly
WARNING
For safe towing and vehicle handling,
maintain proper trailer weight distribution.
The total weight of the motorhome and
the vehicle towed must not exceed the
Gross Combined Vehicle Weight rating.
See the “Body and Chassis Specification”
chart in the Introduction section.
NOTICE
Exceeding any of the recommended
gross vehicle weight ratings may result in
vehicle damage. Do not install a frame
equalizing-type hitch on your vehicle.
TOWING GUIDELINES
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
(GVWR)
This is the maximum allowable weight of the
fully loaded vehicle. Included are fuel, water, LP,
passengers, cargo, tools, and optional equipment
installed by the motor home manufacturer,
dealer, or owner. This value is found on the VIN
label, typically placed near the driver position.
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
This is the total weight a given axle is capable
of carrying, measured at the ground. Each axle
has its own rating. These values are also found on
the Vehicle Certification Label: front and rear.
Gross Combination Weight Rating
(GCWR)
This is the maximum allowable weight of the
motor home and loaded trailer, including the
items noted in GVWR above. For purposes of
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MISCELLANEOUS
this definition, the “trailer” can be a trailer, a
vehicle towed on a dolly, or a vehicle towed by
means of a tow bar. GCWR is typically specified
based on durability and performance of the tow
vehicle drive train: engine and cooling systems,
transmission, drive line, drive axle, and others.
The tow vehicle brakes may be rated for
operation at GVWR, not GCWR.
NOTE: State or provincial laws/regulations may
require the “trailer” to be equipped with
brakes that are activated when the motor
home brakes are applied. The user is
responsible to know and understand the
laws of the state or province being
traveled. The Department of
Transportation in a given state or
province should be able to provide
specific information.
label limiting vertical tongue load to 500
lbs. On a 228" wheelbase, a 500-lb. load
on a hitch 11' from the rear axle will
apply about 800 lbs. at the axle.
The user must verify that the hitch equipment
being used is adequate for the application.
FIREPLACE
–If Equipped
Manual Operation
• POWER-ON/OFF
• TEMPERATURE
ADJUST DIAL
• DIMMER
DIAL
Hitch Ratings
SAE Standard J684 defines:
• Class 1 trailers as “GVWR not to exceed
2,000 lbs”.
• Class 2 trailers as “GVWR over 2,000 lbs. and
not to exceed 3,500 lbs. GVWR”.
• Class 3 trailers as “GVWR over 3,500 lbs. and
not to exceed 5,000 lbs. GVWR”.
• Class 4 trailers as “GVWR over 5,000 lbs. and
not to exceed 10,000 lbs. GVWR”.
Hitches are to be permanently marked with
“Maximum trailer GVWR to be drawn” and
“Maximum vertical tongue weight to be
imposed.” The SAE standard does not specify a
vertical load rating.
Traditionally, hitches are labeled 3,500/350 as
Class 2, 5,000/500 as Class 3, and 10,000/1,000
as Class 4. The vertical tongue load value of 10
percent of drawn rating comes from the
collective experience that 10 percent is the
minimum value that provides stable towing of a
trailer.
• HEAT LEVEL I/II
Fireplace Operation Control
(Located behind front grill)
•
•
•
•
•
For flame effect, turn the Power-On/Off
switch ON.
For low heat, turn Heat Level I switch ON.
For high heat, turn Heat Level I and II
switches ON.
For temperature control, rotate Temperature
Adjust dial to preferred setting.
For dimming, rotate the Dimmer dial to
preferred setting.
NOTE: Some Winnebago Industries® models
equipped with a Class 3 hitch may have a
label limiting vertical tongue load to 350
lbs. All Winnebago Industries models
equipped with a Class IV hitch have a
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Remote Operation
Further Information
Refer to the Fireplace user guide provided in
your InfoCase for complete operating and
maintenance instructions, as well as safety
precautions.
• ON-I/II
• TIMER
• FIRE
• OFF
ENTRY STEP – ELECTRIC
–If Equipped
WARNING
Fireplace Remote Control
(Located inside InfoCase)
•
•
•
•
ON-I/II: Press ON-I/II button once for low
heat output. Press a second time for high heat
output. Press a third time for airflow without
heat.
TIMER: Press ON-I/II button and select heat
output before setting the timer.
Press Timer button and select preset run time
(.5 hour, 1 hour, 2 hours, or 4 hours) shown on
the Indicator Panel (see following photo).
FIRE: Press Fire button once to illuminate the
fire indicator (located on Indicator Panel) and
for the charcoal to begin burning. Press again
to diminish flame.
OFF: Press once to turn Fireplace off.
Indicator Panel
• LOW / HIGH INDICATORS
• FIRE
INDICATOR
The power switch for the electric entry step is
located to the left of the main entry door as you
enter the coach.
Entry Step Switch
(Located near the entrance door)
-Typical View
The step has several automatic extend/retract
functions that are controlled by the position of a
sensor mounted on the inner edge (hinge side) of
the screen door.
• TIMER INDICATORS
Indicator Panel
(Located behind front grill)
12-6
Do not use step unless fully extended.
Do NOT stand on step when vehicle
ignition switch is turned to either the “On”
or “Start” position.
The step will automatically retract, which
may cause personal injury.
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Automatic Mode - Entry Step
Switch ON
(Step Operates with Door)
With the Step switch in the ON position, the
step is in Automatic Mode. This means it will
extend and retract automatically whenever the
screen door is opened or closed.
This feature is intended to prevent injury or
damage by an extended step while the vehicle is
moving.
Further Information
For additional information on the step, see the
manufacturer’s operators manual included in
your InfoCase.
TOOL STORAGE
Various tools supplied with your coach are
stored in one or more of the exterior storage
compartments.
Red Activation Lever
• The red Activation Lever located on the entry
step switch must be depressed in order to put
the step switch in the ON position.
Stationary Extended Mode - Step
Switch OFF
(Step Remains Extended)
With the Step power switch in the OFF
position, the step will extend when the screen
door is opened and will stay extended whether
the door is opened or closed.
NOTE: The step switch is “locked” in the OFF
position.
This position is normally used to keep the step
extended when parked at a campsite or whenever
people will be going in and out the vehicle
frequently.
Automatic Retraction Feature
The step is equipped with an automatic
retraction feature that stores the step
automatically if the main entry door is closed and
the Ignition Switch key is turned to the On or Run
positions.
The step WILL RETRACT even if the Step
switch is OFF.
NOTE: Actual features and locations may vary
depending on model, available
equipment, and storage compartment
configuration.
STORAGE COMPARTMENT
DOORS
The high-density gaskets used on the exterior
storage compartments are designed to provide a
more positive seal against dust and weather.
Sometimes this seal firmness can inhibit
complete latching of the compartment doors if
they are simply “dropped shut” or closing force is
applied only to the center of the door.
To ensure that exterior storage compartment
doors have latched properly, press firmly on the
bottom edges (side edges - if equipped) of the
doors with the palms of your hands. If the door is
ajar you will hear and feel a loud “click” when
the latches engage properly.
COMPARTMENT LIGHTS
SWITCH
The Compartment Lights switch powers the
lights inside of the compartments. This switch is
located near the entrance door.
• Press the switch UP (On) to supply power to
the compartment lights.
• Press the switch DOWN (Off) to disable
power to the compartment lights.
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NOTE: The Compartment Lights switch provides
power to the compartment lights. You
must manually turn each individual
compartment light on or off inside of the
compartments.
We recommend turning this switch OFF when
the coach is not in use to avoid battery drain if a
compartment light is left on accidentally.
Awning Light Switches
(Located near entrance door)
-Typical View
NOTICE
Compartment Lights Switch
(Located near entrance door)
-Typical View
POWER AWNING
Your coach is equipped with entry door and
patio power awnings to provide protection
against outdoor elements, such as sun, light rain,
and wind.
The awning control switches are located on
the switch panel just inside the entrance door.
The A&E Power Patio Awning is
extremely durable and can be operated
during light rain and wind conditions.
However, when periods of heavy rain, or
wind is expected; or you leave the awning
unattended the awning should be closed.
Damage caused by wind and rain is not
covered by warranty.
CAUTION
Pinch Hazard. Ensure there are no
people who could be harmed or objects
that can be damaged. Failure to heed this
warning could result in severe injury and/
or property damage.
Patio Awning Operation
Awning Control Switches
(Located near entrance door)
-Typical View
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1. Turn the Awning Power switch ON.
2. Use the Patio Awning switch to extend or
retract the awning as desired.
Power Switch
• Power ON - The On position activates the
Patio Awning switch and the Auto-Retract
system as well as provides power to the
awning.
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MISCELLANEOUS
•
Power OFF - The Off position shuts down the
system. The awning cannot be extended or
retracted in this mode. The Auto-Retract
system is also disabled.
Entry Door Awning
-If Equipped
Your coach may feature an entrance door
awning for additional protection. A second
Awning Control switch is provided and operates
in the same manner as the Patio Awning switch.
Ignition Lockout System
The ignition lockout system will disable the
extend function while the vehicle ignition key is
in the On position. With this feature, the awning
will only extend when the vehicle ignition key is
in the Off position. The awning can retract
anytime regardless of the ignition key position.
Step Cover Switch
(Located on passenger side armrest)
-Typical View
Further Information
For complete operating instructions, refer to
the manufacturer’s information provided in your
InfoCase.
STEPWELL COVER
-If Equipped
The stepwell cover can be extended to cover
the stepwell area and increase usable floor space
in the front of the coach while the entrance door
is not in use.
• Press and Hold the Step Cover switch (located
on the passenger side armrest). Release when
the stepwell cover has extended or retracted
fully.
Stepwell Cover shown in extended position
-Typical View
CAUTION
Stay clear of the entrance step area when
the step cover is being extended or
retracted. Loose clothing may catch on
components of the mechanism when
entering or exiting the coach. Failure to
observe can cause injury.
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MISCELLANEOUS
Emergency Retract Feature
The stepwell cover is equipped with an
Emergency Retract feature in event of an
emergency exit situation and/or the stepwell
cover fails to retract while in the extended
position.
Do not use the Emergency Retract feature
unless necessary for an emergency.
•
To close, crank the window in snugly (by
turning the window handle “clockwise”), then
back off 1/4 turn to help avoid glass warping,
which can result in wind noise.
• Push the lever back in on the window handle.
If the window will not open after three or more
full turns of the knob, the glass may be stuck to
the sealing gasket. Go to the outside of the coach
and gently free the glass with your fingers. A
periodic light dusting of talcum powder on the
gasket should prevent this from recurring.
Horizontal Slider Windows
Swing the latch handle straight out or up
(depending on the style of window). Grasp the
sliding window edge frame and slide the window
to the side. Ensure the latch is open before trying
to slide the window closed.
Emergency Retract Strap
(Located underneath stepwell cover)
Typical View
• To retract the stepwell cover for an emergency
exit, pull the Emergency Retract Strap (located
underneath the stepwell cover) DOWN. Then
push the step IN to store.
WINDOWS
-Typical View
Crank-Out Windows
•
To open, pull out the lever on the window
handle and begin cranking the window out
“counter-clockwise” to desired position.
-Typical View
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Vertical Slider Windows
Vertical windows have spring-loaded catches
on both sides of the window that pop out to hold
the window in its fully raised position. Press both
catches inward while opening and closing the
window.
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MISCELLANEOUS
Dome Crank
Knob
Fuse
Fan Speed
Selector
-Typical View
Power Roof Ventilator
To Operate Ceiling Ventilator
-Typical View
POWER ROOF VENTILATOR
Lounge, Galley, or Bath Area
–If Equipped
The vent dome is raised and lowered using the
Dome Crank knob on the fan.
The turbine fan will start automatically as the
vent is raised, and stop as the vent is lowered.
1. Turn the Dome Crank Knob to raise the dome
about 3" or more to allow the turbine fan to
operate. (A built-in safety switch will not let
the fan motor run unless the dome is partially
open).
2. The turbine fan will start automatically as the
vent dome is raised and stop as the vent dome
is lowered and closed. (Fan Speed knob must
be in a position other than 0-Off).
3. Turn the Fan Speed knob to the desired level
(1-Low, 2-Med, 3-Hi).
4. Open a window or door to provide airflow.
Direction of airflow is determined by which
window or door is opened.
NOTE: For best results, close all other roof
vents, windows, and doors, then open
one (1) window the farthest distance
from the roof ventilator.The fan speed
selector on the fan allows you to adjust
the amount of circulation you need at any
time.
5. If you want the vent dome raised without the
fan running, turn the Fan Speed knob to 0-Off .
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MISCELLANEOUS
Further Information
See the power ventilator manufacturer’s
operating instructions supplied in your InfoCase
for further instructions, care, and cleaning
information.
EFFECTS OF PROLONGED
OCCUPANCY
Your motorhome was designed primarily for
recreational use and short-term occupancy. If you
expect to occupy your coach for an extended
period, be prepared to deal with condensation and
humid conditions that may be encountered.
Humidity and Condensation
Moisture condensing on the inside of
windows is a visible indication that there is too
much humidity inside the coach. Excessive
moisture can cause water stains or mildew, which
can damage interior items such as upholstery and
cabinets.
When you recognize the signs of excessive
moisture and condensation in your coach, you
should take immediate action to minimize their
effects.
You can help reduce excessive moisture
inside the motorhome by taking the following
steps:
Ventilate with outside air
Partially open one or more windows and a
roof vent to circulate outside air through the
coach. In cold weather, this ventilation may
increase use of the furnace, but it will greatly
reduce the condensation inside the coach.
Minimize moisture released inside the
coach
Run the range hood fan while cooking and
open a bath vent while bathing or showering to
carry water vapor out of the coach. Avoid making
steam from boiling water excessively or letting
hot water run. Avoid bringing extra moisture into
the coach by way of soaked clothing or snow on
shoes. Do not hang-dry wet overcoats or clothing
inside the coach.
12-12
About this Manual .................................................................................................................................. 1-1
Accent LED Light Strips (Front) ............................................................................................................ 3-6
Air Conditioner Filter ........................................................................................................................... 4-12
Air Conditioner/Heater – Automotive (Dash) ...................................................................................... 3-12
Air Horns .............................................................................................................................................. 3-13
Audio-Video System Basic Operation .................................................................................................... 8-1
Bathroom .............................................................................................................................................. 11-9
Battery Access ........................................................................................................................................ 6-8
Battery Boost Switch ............................................................................................................................ 3-12
Battery Care ............................................................................................................................................ 6-9
Battery Information ................................................................................................................................. 6-7
Cabinetry – Cleaning ............................................................................................................................ 11-7
Cable TV and Satellite Connections ....................................................................................................... 8-3
Car or Trailer Towing ........................................................................................................................... 12-3
Carbon Monoxide Alarm ........................................................................................................................ 2-4
Carbon Monoxide Warning .................................................................................................................... 2-4
CB Radio Power Wiring ......................................................................................................................... 3-9
Chassis Battery Disconnect Switch ...................................................................................................... 3-19
Chassis Diagnostic Connectors ........................................................................................................... 11-12
Chassis Fuses and Relays ................................................................................................................... 11-11
Chassis Service and Maintenance ....................................................................................................... 11-11
Checking Hydraulic Oil Level .............................................................................................................. 10-8
Child Restraints ....................................................................................................................................... 3-4
Circuit Breakers – House 120-Volt AC .................................................................................................. 6-4
Circuit Breakers – House 12-Volt ........................................................................................................ 6-10
Circuit Breakers and Fuses – Chassis/Dash Automotive 12-Volt ........................................................ 3-19
Coach Maintenance Chart ................................................................................................................... 11-13
Compartment Lights Switch ................................................................................................................. 12-7
Diesel Exhaust Fluid Fill ...................................................................................................................... 3-18
Digital Sleep Air Bed .............................................................................................................................. 9-7
Dinette/Bed Conversion - Dream Dinette™ ........................................................................................... 9-1
Disinfecting Your Fresh Water System .................................................................................................. 7-5
Doors and Windows .............................................................................................................................. 11-9
Drainage System (P-Traps) ..................................................................................................................... 7-8
Driving Safety ......................................................................................................................................... 2-1
Ducted Roof Air Conditioning System ................................................................................................. 4-11
Effects of Prolonged Occupancy ........................................................................................................ 12-12
Electrical ................................................................................................................................................. 2-6
Electrical Cautions .................................................................................................................................. 6-1
Electrical Generator ................................................................................................................................ 6-5
Electrical Outlets – House 120-Volt AC ................................................................................................ 6-5
Electrical System – House 120-Volt AC ................................................................................................ 6-1
5 - DASH / AUTO
INDEX
Index
Electrical System – House 12-Volt DC .................................................................................................. 6-7
Emergency Exits ..................................................................................................................................... 2-6
Engine Access Covers – Rear ............................................................................................................... 3-14
Engine Access Grille – Rear ................................................................................................................. 3-17
Engine Block Heater – Diesel Engine .................................................................................................. 3-14
Engine Cooling System ........................................................................................................................ 3-19
Engine Overheat .................................................................................................................................... 2-11
Entry Step – Electric ............................................................................................................................. 12-6
Exhaust Restriction Braking System .................................................................................................... 3-10
Exterior Automotive Paint Finish ......................................................................................................... 11-2
Exterior Graphic Care ........................................................................................................................... 11-4
Exterior Shower/Wash Station ................................................................................................................ 7-6
Filling the Fuel Tank – Diesel Engine .................................................................................................. 3-13
Fire Extinguisher ..................................................................................................................................... 2-5
Fireplace ................................................................................................................................................ 12-5
Flex Bed .................................................................................................................................................. 9-2
Fold and Tumble ..................................................................................................................................... 9-4
Formaldehyde Information ..................................................................................................................... 2-8
Fresh Water System ................................................................................................................................ 7-1
Front Axle Tire Alignment ..................................................................................................................... 1-2
Front Drop-Down Shade (12-Volt) ......................................................................................................... 3-7
Front End Masks and Paint Damage ..................................................................................................... 11-4
Front Service Access ............................................................................................................................. 3-17
Front TV Ignition Switch Interlock ........................................................................................................ 8-2
Fuel and Propane Gas ............................................................................................................................. 2-2
Fuel Selection – Diesel Engine ............................................................................................................. 3-13
Fuel/Water Separator – Diesel .............................................................................................................. 3-18
Full-Coach Water Filtration System ....................................................................................................... 7-4
Galley Sink ........................................................................................................................................... 11-8
General Slideout Care ........................................................................................................................... 10-6
General Warnings ................................................................................................................................... 2-1
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter ............................................................................................................. 6-5
Hazard Warning Flashers ...................................................................................................................... 3-10
Headlights and Exterior Lights ............................................................................................................. 11-5
Heat Pump ............................................................................................................................................. 4-11
House/Coach Battery Disconnect Switch ............................................................................................... 6-8
Ice Maker ................................................................................................................................................ 4-2
inLounge ................................................................................................................................................. 9-4
inTable .................................................................................................................................................... 9-5
Interior Soft Goods ............................................................................................................................... 11-6
Inverter/Charger Unit – 2000W .............................................................................................................. 6-3
Jump Starting ........................................................................................................................................ 2-10
KeyOne™ Lock System ......................................................................................................................... 3-5
Leveling System ................................................................................................................................... 10-6
Lights .................................................................................................................................................... 3-21
Index
Loading ................................................................................................................................................... 2-6
Loading the Vehicle .............................................................................................................................. 12-1
Loft Bed .................................................................................................................................................. 9-6
Maintenance ............................................................................................................................................ 2-6
Map Light Switch ................................................................................................................................. 3-11
Microwave Oven/Range Hood ............................................................................................................... 4-2
Mirrors – Power Electric ......................................................................................................................... 3-5
Mold, Moisture, and Your Motorhome .................................................................................................. 2-8
Occupant and Cargo Carrying Capacity Label ....................................................................................... 1-3
Owner and Vehicle Information ............................................................................................................. 1-6
Parking Brake ......................................................................................................................................... 3-9
Plastic Parts – Cleaning ........................................................................................................................ 11-5
Power Awning ...................................................................................................................................... 12-8
Power Control System (PCS) ................................................................................................................. 4-5
Power Cord – External ............................................................................................................................ 6-1
Power Roof Ventilator ........................................................................................................................ 12-11
Power Sofas and Beds ............................................................................................................................. 2-7
Pre-Delivery Inspection .......................................................................................................................... 1-2
Pressure-Temperature Relief Valve ........................................................................................................ 4-8
Pressure-Temperature Relief Valve (Tankless Water Heater) ................................................................ 4-9
Propane Gas Furnace ............................................................................................................................ 4-10
Propane Gas Leak Detector .................................................................................................................... 2-3
Propane Gas Leaks .................................................................................................................................. 2-3
Propane Gas Pressure Regulator ............................................................................................................. 5-4
Propane Gas Supply ................................................................................................................................ 5-1
Propane Gas Warnings and Precautions ................................................................................................. 5-3
Propane Vaporization in Cold Weather .................................................................................................. 5-5
Radio In-Dash/Rearview Monitor System .............................................................................................. 3-7
Range ...................................................................................................................................................... 4-3
Range and Refrigerator ......................................................................................................................... 11-9
Refrigerator - Residential ........................................................................................................................ 4-1
Refrigerator Service Access Compartment - Residential Refrigerator ................................................... 4-2
Reporting Safety Defects ........................................................................................................................ 1-2
Roadside Emergency .............................................................................................................................. 2-9
Roller Shades (Manual) - Solar/Blackout ............................................................................................... 9-7
Roof ...................................................................................................................................................... 11-1
Roof ........................................................................................................................................................ 2-9
Safe Use of the Propane Gas System ...................................................................................................... 5-2
Safety Messages Used in this Manual .................................................................................................... 1-1
Sealants – Inspection and General Information .................................................................................... 11-1
Seat Belts ................................................................................................................................................ 3-3
Seats – Driver/Co-Pilot ........................................................................................................................... 3-1
Service and Assistance ............................................................................................................................ 1-2
Shower Hose Vacuum Breaker ............................................................................................................... 7-6
Signal Lever/Headlight High-Low Beam ............................................................................................. 3-11
Index
Sleeping Facilities ................................................................................................................................... 9-1
Slideout Emergency Retraction (Lippert) ............................................................................................. 10-4
Slideout Room – Extreme Weather Precaution .................................................................................... 10-3
Slideout Room Lock System ................................................................................................................ 10-1
Slideout Room Operation – Electric ..................................................................................................... 10-1
Slideout Room Troubleshooting (Lippert) ........................................................................................... 10-3
Slideout Rooms ....................................................................................................................................... 2-8
Smoke Alarm .......................................................................................................................................... 2-5
Solid Surface Countertop – Corian® .................................................................................................... 11-7
Sound Bar and CD/DVD Player ............................................................................................................. 8-1
Specifications and Capacities ................................................................................................................. 1-5
Stainless Steel Appliances .................................................................................................................... 11-8
Starting and Stopping Diesel Engine .................................................................................................... 3-13
Steering Column Adjustment ................................................................................................................ 3-12
Stepwell Cover ...................................................................................................................................... 12-9
Storage Compartment Doors ................................................................................................................ 12-7
Suspension Alignment and Tire Balance .............................................................................................. 3-20
Systems Monitor Panel ........................................................................................................................... 4-4
Tables and Countertops ........................................................................................................................ 11-7
Tires ...................................................................................................................................................... 3-20
Toilet - Electric Flush ............................................................................................................................. 7-7
Toilet ....................................................................................................................................................... 7-6
Tool Storage .......................................................................................................................................... 12-7
Towing Guidelines ................................................................................................................................ 12-4
Trailer Wiring Connector ...................................................................................................................... 12-4
TV – Bedroom (Flip Down) ................................................................................................................... 8-2
TV Antenna - Digital .............................................................................................................................. 8-2
TV Digital Satellite System – Automatic ............................................................................................... 8-4
TV Digital Satellite System Wiring ........................................................................................................ 8-4
TV Signal Amplifier ............................................................................................................................... 8-3
Undercarriage ........................................................................................................................................ 11-1
Vehicle Certification Label ..................................................................................................................... 1-4
Vehicle Storage – Preparation .............................................................................................................. 11-9
Vehicle Storage – Removal ................................................................................................................ 11-10
Vinyl Flooring ....................................................................................................................................... 11-9
Washer/Dryer - Prep Package ............................................................................................................... 4-14
Washer/Dryer - Stackable (Model 34T) ............................................................................................... 4-12
Washer/Dryer (Model 38R) .................................................................................................................. 4-13
Waste Water System ............................................................................................................................... 7-8
Water Heater – Gas ................................................................................................................................. 4-6
Water Heater - Gas Tankless .................................................................................................................. 4-7
Water Heater - Gas/ Electric ................................................................................................................... 4-6
Water Pump ............................................................................................................................................ 7-2
Water System Drain Valve Locations ................................................................................................... 7-14
WaterLine and Tank Drain Valves ....................................................................................................... 7-10
Index
Weighing Your Loaded Vehicle ........................................................................................................... 12-1
Windows ............................................................................................................................................. 12-10
Windshield Washers and Wipers .......................................................................................................... 3-20
Winterizing Optional Appliances ......................................................................................................... 7-12
Winterizing Procedures ......................................................................................................................... 7-10
Wood Furniture and Cabinetry ............................................................................................................... 9-7
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