Symbol 2009 handbook

Symbol 2009 handbook
CONTENTS
Section
Introduction / Warranty / Body Construction............................. 1
Motorhome Code ..................................................................... 2
Preparing for the Road ............................................................. 3
On the Road ............................................................................. 4
Arrival on Site ........................................................................... 5
Safety & Security ...................................................................... 6
Connection of Services ............................................................ 7
Technical Specification ............................................................. 8
Fitted Equipment ...................................................................... 9
Care of your Motorhome ........................................................ 10
Useful Information ................................................................... 11
Service Section ...................................................................... 12
Index ...................................................................................... 13
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DATA RECORD
INTRODUCTION
Welcome.
Model
Congratulations on your purchase of an AutoSleeper motorhome. We are confident it will
give you many years of pleasure.
This Handbook covers the Peugeot Symbol
and Symbol ES, based on Peugeot Boxer L2
H2 medium wheelbase high roof window van.
This handbook has been compiled to enable
you to obtain the maximum pleasure from
your vehicle. It contains the appliance
instructions along with advice on safety
matters.
Gas System
Please read this Handbook thoroughly so that
you are conversant with all the motorhome
systems, operating instructions and
precautions.
Conversion Type
This handbook is for use on vehicles with a
30mbar gas system. The gas system
pressure is noted on a label in the gas locker.
Panel van conversion, with three seats (four
in ES) designated for use whilst the vehicle is
in motion. Two berths are standard with a
roof bed, suitable for children, available as an
option.
Failure to observe these recommendations or
precautions may result in incorrect operation
of equipment and subsequent risk to
occupants.
Climatic Conditions
Information leaflets and literature on safe
operation of appliances and equipment fitted
to your motorhome are included in the AutoSleeper Customer Pack. Please read these
carefully prior to use.
The motorhome is designed for use in
temperate climates, and is certified Grade 1
in accordance with EN 1646-1: 2004.,
indicating an effective heating system is fitted
but has not been tested for thermal
performance.
Should you experience any difficulties contact
your dealer who will be pleased to offer
advise.
Handbook
Any queries should be addressed to your
Auto-Sleeper dealer.
It is the policy of Peugeot and Auto-Sleeper to
continually improve their vehicles, so whilst
the details contained in this Handbook are
correct at the time of going to press, they
reserve the right to alter the specifications at
any time without notice.
Appliance Instructions
The appliance instructions included have
been extracted from those supplied from the
appliance manufacturers.
Automotive - Peugeot
Auto-Sleeper motorhomes offer a variety of
customer uses and whilst each vehicle
features the optimum storage, fluid, seating
and sleeping capabilities, it is the customer’s
responsibility to select the proper
combinations of loads without exceeding
weight capacities.
For all automotive matters you should refer to
the Peugeot vehicle instructions manual. This
includes tyre pressures, referring to the type
of tyres fitted.
The Auto-Sleeper conversion does not affect
the tyre pressures in any way as it is built
within the design envelope of the base
vehicle.
Your Auto-Sleeper motorhome conforms to
the European standard of EN 1646.
IMPORTANT:
In the interests of safety, replacements parts
for appliances must conform to the
manufacturer’s specification and should be
fitted by them or an authorised agent.
Your Auto-Sleeper conforms to the CEN
Standard EN1646-1/2004 for habitation
requirements relating to Health and Safety.
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INTRODUCTION
To deal with your queries efficiently, always
quote your vehicle’s production number
which can be found in the glove
compartment.
Please read and complete the warranty
registration card supplied with your vehicle;
and return to the address below, without
delay.
Auto-Sleepers Limited,
Orchard Works,
Willersey,
Nr Broadway,
Worcestershire
WR12 7QF
Tele: 01386 853338
Fax: 01386 858343
E-mail: aftersales@auto-sleepers.co.uk
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WARRANTY
Statement
This warranty applies only to the body
conversion and does not cover any failure or
defect in the chassis or engine.
Auto-Sleepers Limited (hereinafter called “the
Company”) hereby guarantees the body
conversion of the motorhome against failure
arising through defects in workmanship or
material under normal use and service for a
period of two years from the date of purchase
or registration whichever is the earliest.
Subject to the limitations and conditions
specified the Company will, during the
warranty period, repair free of charge any
defects which arise in the conversion part of
the motorhome and which are found on
inspection to result from faulty workmanship
or materials.
Where, under the terms of this warranty a
replacement item is supplied the conditions
of the warranty shall apply to that item for the
remaining period of the original warranty term
covering the defective part.
It is a condition of this warranty that the
Purchaser shall notify an authorised dealer or
distributor of the Company of the model,
type, and job number of the vehicle and
provide details of the alleged defect within 14
days of its discovery.
It is a condition of this warranty that the
conversion warranty is subject to an annual
Habitation Check, carried out by an
authorised dealer.
Condition
The benefit of this warranty shall apply only
to the Purchaser, including those subject to
hire purchase or credit sale agreements, and
can be transferred at a cost of £50 plus VAT
to subsequent owners until it expires. Note
that this is not the case with the optional third
year warranty package taken out at the time
of purchase the transfer of which is subject to
a charge.
Any disagreement between the Company
and the Purchaser as to the interpretation of
this warranty shall be referred for
determination to an independent arbitrator to
be appointed by mutual agreement or in the
event of no agreement by the Society of
Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
It is a condition of this Warranty that the
motorhome is delivered to an authorised
dealer or distributor of the Company (or the
Company’s factory at the Company’s
discretion) for inspection and afterwards
collected from there at the expense of the
Purchaser.
This warranty is valid only in the European
Union and the Company’s distributors,
dealers or agents have no authority to vary
its terms. The card must be received within
14 days of registration for the warranty to
be active.
This warranty becomes valid only when the
Company has received the completed
registration card.
This warranty does not extend to faults
attributable to wear and tear or to defects
repaired by or on the instructions of the
Purchaser without first obtaining the
Company’s written authorisation. Faults
attributable to wilful damage, negligence,
abnormal conditions and failure to follow the
Company’s instructions (whether oral or in
writing), misuse or alteration are excluded.
Ancillary equipment i.e. awnings, bicycle
racks, aerials etc are not covered by this
warranty.
The Purchaser’s attention is drawn to the
Motor Manufacturers Warranty that covers
the chassis, body and engine of the
motorhome.
The Purchaser’s attention is also drawn to
the fact that these terms and conditions do
not affect the Purchaser’s statutory rights.
This warranty does not apply to a motorhome
that has been subject to overloading or
otherwise misused or has not been
maintained in accordance with the
Company’s recommendations contained in
the handbook.
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BODY CONSTRUCTION
BODY CONSTRUCTION:
Peugeot Boxer L2 H2 window van.
Body paint colours:
• White
• Metallic Silver
• Volcano Red
• Clipper Blue
• Horizon Yellow
• Silverstone Green
Floor Vinyl: Dark Wood Block CL0209.
Furniture: Linneman Cherry.
Furniture fittings: Chrome.
Work Surfaces and Table finish: Minstrel.
Upholstery: Phoenix CS0343.
Curtains: To match Phoenix.
Carpet: Oasis Madrid.
Exterior Graphics: BS1721.
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MOTORHOME CODE
•
Flying kites and model aircraft and the
use of items like catapults or air-guns as
well as ball games should not be
permitted among, or close to,
motorhomes.
•
Musical instruments, record players,
radios and televisions should not be used
to the inconvenience of other people on
site.
Arrivals
•
Open and close doors quietly.
•
•
Power generators must be adequately
silenced and used with consideration and
according to restricted site times.
THE COUNTRY & COASTAL
CODES
Upon arrival at your destination you should
be aware of the Country Code relating to
motorhome owners. This is entitled the Motor
Caravanners’ Code.
Code of Conduct - Camp Sites
Report to reception immediately on
arrival.
Vehicle Movement
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Dogs and Pets
Keep to roadways unless otherwise
directed.
Adhere to speed limits. Note that these
are generally 10 mph. (Remember that
the stopping distance on grass is
considerably greater than on tarmac).
Only a person in possession of a current
driving licence may drive on the site.
Park correctly as advised on your pitch.
Where possible leave 20ft of free space
around your vehicle.
•
•
Children should be restrained from
making excessive noise.
•
No animal should be allowed in the
shower/toilet blocks.
•
Do not let dogs foul the site.
Careful thought is necessary for the
positioning of the extinguisher, which should
be near the door but not too close to the
cooking equipment where sudden flames
could make it unreachable. In the kitchen
area, a fire blanket is a worthwhile
precaution.
Unless permission has been granted,
barbecues should not be used. When
permission has been given, consideration
should be given to the annoyance that can be
caused to other users of the site. Open fires
are not allowed.
Noise
Do not make excessive noise.
Unless permission has been granted, no
animal should be allowed loose on the
site and leads must not exceed 10ft.
Although not compulsory, it is recommended
that a 1 kg (2lb) dry powder fire extinguisher
is carried. It should comply with BS 5423 and
be marked BSI or FOC approved. It is
important to check at regular intervals that
the extinguisher is working as is required by
types meeting BS 5423.
To avoid possible damage to sewage
purification works, only approved chemical
fluids must be used. Under no circumstances
may coal tar, phenol or caustic-based fluids
be used. Disposable napkins and similar
bulky items must not be put into chemical
closet emptying points but should be
wrapped in a polythene bag and placed in the
container provided. (Put all litter in containers
marked for the purpose).
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•
Adhere to and make note of all fire
precautions concerning the whereabouts of
the fire points.
Use the electrical mains hook-up in the
correct manner and with caution.
Ensure that all fresh water taps/
connections are turned off after use.
Have care and consideration when using
all facilities (toilets and showers etc.) and
leave them clean and tidy. Young children
should be escorted.
•
All dogs and other pets should be kept
under control.
Fire Precautions
Use of Site
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MOTORHOME CODE
Awnings and Tents
that all passengers are seated and seat
restraint straps worn.
Awnings and tents should only be used when
permission has been obtained.
When on grass and staying for more than a
few days, the ground sheet and/or side flaps
of awnings should be periodically raised in
order to avoid damage to the ground.
Before moving off, elevating roofs MUST be
lowered and correctly secured, and top
hinged windows closed. Likewise all doors
and access lockers for gas containers and
chemical toilets must be properly closed.
Departure
Exterior steps should be properly retracted
and secured.
•
Leave the pitch clean and tidy.
•
On leaving, check out with the reception
paying the required dues.
When the vehicle is being refuelled, or on a
ferry, all gas systems must be turned off.
Gas appliances should only be used when
the vehicle is in motion when the
manufacturer of the appliance permits such
use.
Wild camping
Camping away from licensed sites, without
the permission of the landowner or his agent,
is not allowed in the United Kingdom. When
permission has been granted, all aspects of
this Code should be adhered to.
Handbook
Before using a motorhome all aspects of the
handbooks produced by the chassis
manufacturer and the converter must be read
and adhered to.
On no accounts should:
•
Litter be disposed of other than in
receptacles provided.
•
Water be allowed to escape from the
vehicle.
Care and consideration should be taken to
protect the environment.
•
Chemical toilets be emptied except into
the disposal places agreed with the
landowner.
Observe the Country and Coastal Codes
shown below:
•
Washing or similar be hung outside the
vehicle.
Environment
The Country Code
Enjoy the countryside but respect its life and
work.
Parking
More people than ever before are exploring
the countryside, interested in farming, plant
life, bird watching or just observing the
general wildlife. Whatever your interest, there
is a lot to learn, but please observe the
following code.
Motorhomes should only be parked in
approved places.
When using the facilities of a motorhome at
such times, care and consideration should be
given to those around them.
Guard against all risk of fires. Hay and heath
land catch alight easily and once ablaze are
very hard to put out. Remember: Fire
Spreads Quickly.
Driving
When using a motorhome on either the public
highway or private road, the Highway Code
should be complied with and full
consideration given to other road users.
In the event of a motorhome travelling slowly
and there being a queue of traffic behind, the
driver of the motorhome should, where
possible, pull over in order to let the other
traffic pass.
When the vehicle is in motion it is compulsory
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Keep to public paths across farmland.
•
Use gates and stiles to cross fences,
hedges and walls.
•
Leave livestock, crops and machinery
alone. View from a distance.
•
Take your litter home - it is unsightly and
harmful to wildlife.
MOTORHOME CODE
•
Help to keep all water clean.
•
Take special care of country roads.
•
Make no unnecessary noise. Most
animals are very timid, noises can disturb
them unnecessarily. If you want to get the
best out of the country, go quietly.
The Coastal Code
As our coastlines are increasingly used for
recreation and education, the following
suggestions are made to enable us to enjoy
our inheritance and preserve it for posterity.
•
Do not trample about, or move rocks
unnecessarily.
•
Do not frighten seals or seabirds.
•
Do not spear fish.
•
Do not spill detergents, solvents or fuel
from boats as these can kill marine life.
•
When sailing, moderate your speed - the
wash from a fast boat can destroy banks
and nests.
•
Live mollusks and crustaceans need not
be collected as souvenirs - dead shells
can usually be found.
•
Shellfish can take years to grow and
fines can be imposed for not observing
national regulations.
•
Do not pull up seaweed unnecessarily.
•
Make your visit instructive - not
destructive.
•
Look at material, don’t remove it. Take
notes and photographs, not specimens.
•
Observe bye-laws and be considerate to
others.
•
National Trust property or Country Parks
have regulations to protect the wildlife.
Follow these.
Fire Precautions
You should also make yourself aware of the
local fire regulations.
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MOTORHOME CODE
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PREPARING FOR THE ROAD
YOUR MOTORHOME (Weights
explained)
LOADING AND DISTRIBUTION OF
WEIGHT IN THE MOTORHOME
Mass in Running Order (MRO)
SENSIBLE LOADING
The weight of your motorhome as it leaves
the factory, as new with standard fixtures and
fittings, plus an allowance for driver and 90%
fuel.
HOW TO APPORTION WEIGHT
Maximum Technically Permissible Laden
Mass (MTPLM)
The maximum weight of the vehicle when
fully laden for use on the road. See
specification section for actual figure.
User Payload
The load margin (payload), this represents
the difference between the Mass in Running
Order (MRO) and the Maximum Technically
Permissible Laden Mass (MTPLM). It shows
the maximum weight which can be loaded
into your motorhome, covering items such as
food, crockery, cutlery, clothing, bedding, gas
cylinders, etc. See Technical Specification for
actual figure.
Loading
Correct weight distribution is a major factor in
making your motorhome a balanced and
pleasant vehicle to drive without
compromising road-holding. Care should
therefore be taken to ensure that heavy items
are well spaced and are in as low a position
as possible, for example, low cupboards and
bed boxes.
Please take care to ensure that you have
allowed for the masses of all items you intend
to carry in the motorhome, e.g.. passengers,
optional equipment, essential habitation
equipment and personal effects such as
clothing, food, pets, bicycles etc.
DO NOT EXCEED THE STATED MAXIMUM
LOAD. ITEMS FITTED OTHER THAN
STANDARD EQUIPMENT WILL DEPLETE
THE PAYLOAD STATED IN THIS
HANDBOOK.
Although there are additional seat belts within
the motorhome, please refer to the stated
number of passengers that are allowed due
to the MRO and MTPLM.
WARNING: Under no circumstances
should the maximum permissible laden
mass of the motorhome be exceeded.
Roof Loading
DO NOT ALLOW CHILDREN TO CLIMB
ONTO THE ROOF.
Roof Rack Bars and Ladder (optional)
When using the optional roof rack, care
should be taken to see that all the items are
securely anchored. Apart from general
cleaning and polishing, the roof rack and
ladder require no special maintenance.
WARNING: Take special care when on the
roof in wet or frosty weather conditions,
which cause it to be particularly slippery.
Maximum load within the area encompassed
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PREPARING FOR THE ROAD
by the roof rack should not exceed 75 kgs
(165 lbs) with a maximum loading of 8 kg (17
lbs) per square foot.
14. Lock the motorhome exterior door
(remember to take out your keys).
15. Check your external rear view mirrors
and adjust if necessary.
Before Moving Off
16. Check that all corner steadies are wound
up and that, if a step is used, it is put
away before moving off.
Whenever making a journey with your
motorhome, either setting off on holiday or
returning home, it is good practice to run
through this simple checklist.
17. Check wheel nuts are secure and tyre
pressures are correct.
1. Close and secure all cupboards and
drawers and check any loose articles. Do
not store tins, bottles, etc. in overhead
lockers.
18. Ensure, if required, that your fresh water
tank is full and your waste tank is empty.
19. Referring to your base vehicle manual,
check all fluid levels including automotive
fuel and tyre pressures. Remember to
check that your spare tyre is of the
recommended pressure.
2. Close and secure all windows and roof
lights.
3. Leave all curtains and blinds open to aid
visibility.
20. Ensure that, on models fitted with an
elevating roof, the roof is securely locked
down with the exterior catches applied.
4. Check that gas cylinders are securely
fastened and turn off all gas appliances,
except those heating appliances
designed to function while the vehicle is
in motion. Also, ensure that the gas
locker door is securely fastened.
5. Ensure that there is sufficient gas to meet
your needs.
21. The fridge vent covers should be fitted
when the vehicle is to be driven in order
to comply with European Type Approval
regulations for vehicle external
projections.
6. Switch off 230 volt supply at source,
disconnect mains cable from vehicle.
Beware of potential electric shock from
wet cable. Coil cable and store in a safe
place.
22. Ensure that the toilet flush tank only
contains a small amount of water (1-2
litres) in order to minimize the risk of
leaks or spillage whilst the vehicle is in
motion.
7. Check your RCD’s/MCB’s for operation.
23. Check underneath the vehicle for stray
items.
8. Check and if necessary, charge the
conversion battery.
24. Safely store levelling blocks away in an
appropriate place.
9. Check battery selection switch is in the
OFF position.
10. Check that the battery is secure and that
the battery box lid is fastened.
11. Ensure the fridge is on 12V operation
and door lock is set. (Note: the electrical
relays will allow the fridge to be run on
the vehicle battery when the engine is
running.)
12. Remove any external fresh water
connections etc.
13. Make sure any heavy articles are stored
in accordance with the loading
procedure. Tables should also be made
secure.
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ON THE ROAD
Pulling Off
Removal
Engage the clutch smoothly.
a. The spare is located in front of the rear
step.
Avoid wear and tear on clutch and
transmission by taking extra care.
b. Tools - The jack, handle and wheel brace
are stored under the nearside rear seat.
Change gears smoothly.
MOTORWAY DRIVING
c. Follow the procedure for changing a
wheel as described and illustrated in the
base vehicle handbook.
Speed Limits (UK)
Replacement of Spare Wheel
If a speed limit is not in force, your
motorhome can be driven up to 70mph on
motorways and dual carriageways.
Follow the procedure as described in the
base vehicle handbook.
Try not to jerk the clutch.
Caravan Door Step
1. Reduce Speed:
i)
Your vehicle is fitted with an electrically
operated side step. In the event of the step
being left extended a buzzer, positioned
under the dashboard, will sound (when the
ignition is switched on) and the step will selfretract.
In high or cross winds.
ii) Downhill.
iii) In poor visibility.
2. High sided vehicles cause air buffeting,
so extra care must be taken when
passing or being passed. As much space
as possible should be given.
Cycle Rack
In the event of a cycle rack being fitted, the
cycle rack when folded will increase the
vehicle length by 400mm. Your Auto-Sleeper
dealer will give further advice or assistance if
required.
Motorway Handling
Do not bump the kerb with the wheels.
When passing other vehicles allow more than
the normal clearance.
Whilst Driving
Allow longer to get up speed to pass.
Whilst the vehicle is being driven ensure that:
Do not swing out suddenly.
•
Both the passenger and driver wear seat
belts - this is a legal requirement.
•
WARNING: Ensure the wheel is of the same
construction and size as the one that has
been removed.
Heavy loads are not stored in top
cupboards or in areas from which they
may become detached. Please ensure
that heavy items are stored low down and
take care not to overload individual
wheels, the axles or the MTPLM.
•
Table(s) are stowed in the correct
position and table legs secured in their
retaining clips.
Jacking
•
Front and Rear - use the standard jacking
points as per the base vehicle handbook.
Furniture lids are lowered; cupboards and
flaps are closed and secured.
•
The refrigerator door is closed and
secured by its travelling catch.
•
The retractable rear step if fitted, is folded
away or, if a separate step is supplied, it
is safely stowed in the vehicle.
Carry out all manoeuvres as smoothly as
possible.
Use nearside wing mirror to check
motorhome has cleared when overtaking.
Changing a Wheel
Refer to the vehicle handbook
Removing the Spare Wheel
CAUTION: Exercise care when lowering
the wheel frame due to its weight.
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ON THE ROAD
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Roof ventilators are closed and locked in
the down position.
•
The bathroom is not used whilst the
vehicle is in motion. (Note: Refers only to
models fitted with shower or toilet
compartment).
•
Top hinged windows are closed, and
securely fastened.
•
Children do not roam around the vehicle;
they may fall and injure themselves.
Front Seat Swivel (where fitted)
Your vehicle may be fitted with a swivel base
to either or both of the front seats, so that
they may be turned to face the rear of the
vehicle.
In order to release the swivel mechanism to
allow the seat to rotate, grasp the release
lever at the front of the seat and pull
upwards. The lever is located on the right
front corner of the passenger seat and the
left corner of the driver’s seat. (Note that the
lever on the opposite front corner of each
seat operates the back reclining mechanism.
Only operate this lever whilst sat in the seat,
in order to avoid sudden uncontrolled
movement of the backrest).
WARNING: It is important that while the
vehicle is in motion, any seat swivels are
locked in the forward facing position.
Map Storage
In the rear of each cab seat there is a map
pocket for storage of maps, periodicals and
light items.
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ARRIVAL AT SITE
CHECK SITE REGULATIONS
Siting your Motorhome
When siting your motorhome, keep to the
roadways unless otherwise directed. Obey
the speed limit which, in general, is 10 mph.
Only a person in possession of a current
driving licence is permitted to drive on the
site. Stopping distances on grass are
considerably greater than on tarmac.
Selecting a Pitch
Carefully select where you wish to park your
motorhome. The site should be as level as
possible, well drained and away from boggy
areas and, preferably, not under or near
trees. Consider also, how you will move your
motorhome when leaving the site. For
example, on sloping ground in wet
conditions, pitch facing downhill.
Levelling
The optional rear corner steadies, which can
be lowered by using the brace supplied, are
designed to give greater stability to the
vehicle when it is stationary on site. The
brace is stored in the wardrobe.
Note: On no account should the rear corner
steadies be used to jack up the vehicle when
carrying out maintenance or changing a
wheel.
It is important to site your motorhome level to
ensure correct operation of the refrigeration,
cooker, etc., by using purpose made ramps
and NOT bricks or such items.
Awning Light
The exterior awning light is controlled by the
‘Aux’ switch on the electrical control panel.
Fridge vent covers
Remove the fridge ventilation covers from the
outside vents, by turning the screws anticlockwise and pulling the covers gently
outwards from the bottom. Store in a safe
place and replace in the reverse fashion,
prior to driving on public roads as noted in
section 3.
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ARRIVAL AT SITE
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SAFETY & SECURITY
SAFETY
make any additional openings in the floor.
Important: Your attention is drawn to the
notice affixed in the motorhome advising on
fire prevention, ventilation and what to do in
case of fire.
Under no circumstances must these vents
be blocked or obstructed.
Additional night time ventilation is obtained
by releasing the window catches and placing
them in the second groove on the frame
catch.
Children
Do not leave children alone in the motorhome
in any event, keep potentially dangerous
items out of reach as at home. e.g. matches,
drugs, etc.
Awnings
There is no danger of pollution of an
enclosed awning space by the LPG exhaust
from the refrigerator venting into it.
WARNING: When upper bunks are used
by children especially under six years of
age care shall be taken against the risk of
them falling out.
WARNING: Space heaters may produce
sufficient exhaust gases to pollute the
awning space if it is totally enclosed (from
a general comfort, smell, and hygiene
point of view). In the extreme case, there
could be a build up of carbon dioxide to a
dangerous level.
Fire Extinguishers
It is recommended that a 1 kg (2lb) minimum
capacity dry powder fire extinguisher be
located by the main exit door at all times.
Note: Motorhome owners are advised to
allow some fresh air circulation into the
awning space when such appliances are in
use.
A pan fire should not have an extinguisher
aimed at it but be smothered with a fire
blanket (which should be stored by the
cooker).
In case of fire
1. Get everyone out of the motorhome as
quickly as possible using whichever exit
is the quickest including windows. Do not
stop to collect any personal items.
2. Raise the alarm — Call the fire brigade.
3. Turn off gas container valve if safe to do
so.
Ventilation and Condensation
The ventilation points on your motorhome are
fixed points of ventilation which are stated by
the European Standards. Under no
circumstances must these vents be blocked
or obstructed. It is advised that fixed
ventilation points and any protective screens
are checked and cleaned (if necessary) on a
regular basis.
Fresh air circulation should be allowed below
the motorhome when appliances are in use
and when flues terminate below the floor to
allow free evacuation of the products of
combustion. At least three sides of the
underfloor space should always be kept open
and unobstructed especially by snow. Do not
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SAFETY & SECURITY
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
for appliances should conform to the
appliance manufacturer’s specification and
should be fitted by them or their authorised
agent.
Batteries
Battery terminals and connectors should be
firmly attached. Battery surfaces should be
free of moisture and dirt.
WARNINGS:
Where removable cell taps are fitted these
must be screwed firmly home.
When removing a battery always remove the
negative cable first. On re-connection the
negative cable should be connected last.
Switch off all lamps and appliances before
disconnecting the battery. Do not smoke
while working on or near to the battery.
1
Never use portable cooking or heating
equipment, other than electric heaters
that are not of the direct radiant type,
as it is a fire and asphyxiation hazard.
2
Do not use cookers as heaters or dry
clothes etc on the cooker or space
heater.
3
Make sure that combustible materials
can not come into contact with hot
surfaces or burners.
4
Surfaces of appliances may become
hot in use and the guard provided
does not give full protection to the
young and elderly.
5
Do not use additional independent gas
appliances inside the vehicle.
6
Never allow modifications of electrical
or LPG systems or appliances except
by qualified technicians.
Fuses
Always replace blown fuses with one of a
correct rating.
Overload
Never overload any electrical circuit,
especially the 12-volt socket outlet. The
rating of appliances should be checked
before connection.
Shower Compartment Light
Ensure that water does not ingress into the
light unit.
The water heater fitted to this vehicle is of the
“room sealed” type, any replacement should
be the same, i.e. “room sealed”.
Charger Unit
Turn off all gas equipment and cylinders/
tanks and any other heating appliances
before travelling.
Keep the charger unit well ventilated and
never allow material or bags to be in contact
with the unit casing which gets hot when the
unit is operating.
Before connecting to the supply, ensure that
the contacts in both the plug and the socket
are clean and dry and that the hook-up plug
is firmly located and locked into the socket.
The RCD must be easily accessible at all
times.
Ventilation openings are located below all the
gas appliances, and in the base of the gas
locker. In winter conditions make sure the
vents are clear of snow and mud. These
openings should be regularly checked and
any mesh covering them cleaned with a stiff
brush to prevent any risk of them becoming
blocked. The openings are provided for your
safety - please do not obstruct them.
GENERAL
Air Bags
Before using your Auto-Sleeper, you should
be fully conversant with the following safety
precautions; if you are in any doubt as to the
meaning of any of them you should contact
your supplying Auto-Sleeper dealer. Please
read the following carefully.
Do not fit rear-facing children’s seats to front
facing seat protected by air bags. It is
recommended that small children do not sit in
the front passenger seat whilst the vehicle is
in motion. Follow the advice given in your
base vehicle instruction book.
230 Volt Mains Operation
In the interests of safety, replacement parts
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Smoke Alarm
Carbon Monoxide Alarm
Features
A Fire Angel CO-808 battery operated alarm
is fitted near the ceiling on the wardrobe side
panel.
•
Battery operated.
•
Operating light (LED) flashes
approximately every 45 seconds
confirming unit is powered.
Features
•
An advanced electrochemical sensor
designed to accurately measure low
levels of carbon monixide (CO) providing
an early warning of toxic CO levels in
your motorhome.
•
Detects carbon monoxide continuously.
•
Resistant to false alarms caused by
normal household contaminants.
•
WARNING: Test smoke alarm operation
after vehicle has been in storage, before
each trip and at least once per week
during use.
Sounds a loud 85dB alarm (at 3 metres/
10 feet) to alert you in case of an
emergency.
•
Test/Reset button.
•
Your alarm requires one 9 volt battery. Under
normal use, the battery should last
approximately one year.
Simple to mount, portable, ideal for
travelling.
•
Conforms to the British Standards
Institute (CSI) Carbon Monoxide
Standard BS7860 : 1996.
Vacuum every six months to help keep the
unit working efficiently. Open cover and
gently vacuum interior of detector. Keep
vacuum nozzle from touching the unit.
•
Five year limited warranty (batteries
excluded).
Problems are indicated by two events:
Your FireAngel detector offers many features
which set it apart from other CO detectors on
the market today.
•
Low battery warning. Unit “beeps”
approximately every 45 seconds for up to
30 days when the battery needs
replacing.
•
Sensitivity test button. Tests sensitivity,
circuitry, battery, horn (and emergency
light, model 350 only).
•
Loud 85 decibel Piezo electric alarm.
Automatically resets when hazardous
condition has passed.
Simple maintenance
Operating Features
1. The alarm does not sound upon pressing
the test button.
2. The operating light remains steadily on or
off (i.e. does not flash approximately
once every 45 seconds, when the unit it
not in alarm).
Test/Reset Button Feature
This button will:
•
Test your horn, battery and circuitry.
1. Inspect for obvious damage.
•
2. Visually check that unit contains
recommended battery type.
Silence the loud 85dB (at 3 metres/10ft)
horn during an alarm.
•
Allow you to test the sensor by blowing
smoke into the detector vents.
Try the following:
3. Check that battery is properly connected.
4. Gently vacuum as recommended above.
Testing the Horn, Battery and Circuitry
5. Replace battery.
Test the horn, battery and circuitry by
pressing the Test/Reset button to confirm that
the detector is operating properly. The horn
If these procedures do not correct the
problem, do NOT attempt repairs. Contact
the manufacturer.
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should sound as soon as the button is
pressed, and both the red LEDs will flash
indicating that the horn is working and the
battery is providing power to the unit. This
test for the horn, battery and circuitry should
be performed on a weekly basis.
should happen after around 5 seconds).
Upon releasing the Test/Reset button the
High Level LED will begin to flash twice in
quick succession every 5 seconds. This
indicates that the detector is now monitoring
continously for CO and may be tested using
a known source of CO.
Step 3: Light a cigarette or an incense stick
using a match or lighter. Extinguish the
lighter, or put out the match and place it into
a dish of water.
vents
vents
test/
reset
button
Step 4: Turn the alarm on its side so that the
vents nearest the Test/Reset button on the
side of the alarm are pointing down ward
(see diagram below). Hold the burning
cigarette or incense stick 15-20cm (6-8 in)
below the detector, so that the smoke moves
towards the holes in the sides of the detector.
An increase in the carbon monoxide level to
more than
100ppm will
cause the horn
to sound
momentarily
and the High
Level LED to
illuminate
continuously for
a short time
and then flash
rapiidly. (Note it make take up
to 2 minutes of
exposure to the
smoke for the
carbon
monoxide
levels to reach
over 100 ppm).
Testing the Sensor
CAUTION: All sensor testing should only be
performed by a responsible adult. This test
should only be performed once a month.
Excessive testing will cause the battery life to
be shortened.
Note: CO test kits may be used in order to
avoid having to burn cigarettes, incense
sticks etc.
Please read all steps throughly before
attempting to test your alarm.
vents
vents
test/
reset
button
Step 5: After
step 4, put out
the incense stick or cigarette by placing it into
a dish of water. Ensure that all flames have
been extinguished. As the level of CO falls
the High Level LED will stop flashing and will
again continuously illuminate for a short time.
The unit will then return to sensor test mode
with the High LEvel LED flashing twice every
5 seconds.
Step 1: If alarm is wall mounted remove by
unhooking unit from wall fixing screws.
Step 2: Place left thumb/finger over the
sounder vent. Hold the Test/Reset button
down with right thumbfinger until the High
Level LED stops flashing and only the Low
Level LED flashes once per second (this
Step 6: After four minutes the detector will
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minute for up to 30 days. Replace the battery
immediately! When there is no battery in
place, the red ‘missing battery’ indicator will
appear at the top of the unit to remind you to
replace the battery. If the unit continues to
chirp, even with a fresh battery, then your
detector is indicating that a fault has
developed.
return to normal monitoring mode and the
High LEvel LED will flash once per minute.
Note: The reason we recommend using
cigarettes or incense sticks to test your
alarm’s sensor is that carbon monoxide is
contained within the smoke given off by them
as they burn inefficiently. Candles/matches
etc will not provide a source of CO as they do
not burn inefficiently. Your CO detector
cannot detect smoke.
On discovering a fault please contact the
FireAngel Technical Support Line between
10am-4pm, Monday to Friday.
Tel: 024 7623 6663 (1-800 523171 in Eire).
E-mail: technicalsupport@fireangel.co.uk
Understanding different alarms
High Level Alarm
If a high level of CO (above 70ppm) has
been detected for a specified period of time,
a loud continuous 85dB (at 3 metres) alarm
will sound and the High Level LED will flash
once very 5 seconds. Press the Test/Reset
button to silence the alarm for 6 minutes. If
the CO level remains above 70ppm during
this 6 minutes, the alarm will again sound.
Quick Reference Label
Low Level Alarm
WARNING: A loud alarm is a warning that
high and potentially lethal levels of
carbon monoxide are present. Never
ignire this alarm, further exposure can be
fatal. Immediately check residents for
symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning,
and contact the proper authorities to
resolve all CO problems.
A Quick Reference Label is located on the
back of your detector and provides you with
general instructions on the actions to take
when your alarm sounds. For full details,
read this owner’s manual carefully.
What to do in the event of an alarm
The detector will sound a loud continuous
85dB (at 3 metres) alarm and the Low Level
LED will flash once every 5 seconds when a
low level of CO (35ppm-70ppm) has been
continuously detected for 4 hours. To silence
the alarm, press the Test/Reset button. If the
CO level remains above 35ppm for the next 4
hours, the alarm will again sound.
NEVER IGNORE A LOW-LEVEL OR HIGHLEVEL ALARM
Continued low level alarms are an indication
that the potential of a high level alarm exists.
You should treat this alarm very seriously.
Prolonged low levels of CO are believed to
cause brain damage and heart disease,
particularly in children and pregnant women.
Call a qualified service engineer and have
the problem investigated and rectified
immediately. In the case of gas appliances
this must be a CORGI registered installer.
Please carefully review these instructions to
ensure that you know what actions to take in
the event of both high and low-level alarms.
What to do during a high-level alarm
WARNING: If both the High Level LED and
the Low Level LED are flashing, the unit
has detected both High and Low levels of
carbon monoxide. You should treat this as
a High Level Alarm, and act accordingly.
•
Open the doors and windows to ventilate.
•
Turn off the appliance where possible
and stop using the appliance.
•
Silence the alarm by pressing the Test/
Reset button.
•
Evacuate the property leaving the doors
and windows open.
•
Ring your gas or other fuel supplier on
their emergency number, keep the
number in a prominent place.
•
Do not re-enter the property until the
alarm has stopped.
•
Get medical help immediately for anyone
Low Battery/Error Warning
When your battery needs replacing, the High
LEvel LED will continue to flash once per
minute and the detector will chirp once per
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suffering the effects of carbon monoxide
poisoning (headache, nausea), and
advise that carbon monoxide poisoning is
suspected.
•
detector terminals and push the battery
into place. Use of a battery other than the
battery recommended by FireAngel Ltd
can have a detrimental effect on the
detector operation. Replace the battery
cover and return the detector to the
origiinal position.
Do not use the appliance again until it
has been checked by an expert. In the
case of gas appliances this must be a
CORGI registered installer.
d. When the battery is first inserted the
detector will shortly emit a single beep
and the LEDs will flash to indicate that
the battery is properly connected.
What to do during a low-level warning
•
Open all doors and windows to ventilate.
•
Turn off all appliances that are potential
sources of CO when possible, and stop
using the appliance. These may include
gas and wood-burning fireplaces, all gas
appliances, and barbecues.
•
Silence the alarm by pressing the Test/
Reset button.
•
Do not use the appliance again until it
has been checked by a qualified service
engineer. In the case of gas appliances
this must be a CORGI registered
installer.
•
e. Your advanced FireAngel detector does
not require a proplonged ‘power-up’
period. If you have followed all of the
above steps correctly, your unit will begin
monitoring for CO in 20 minutes. After the
20 minute warm-up period, the HighLevel LED will flash once per minute to
indicate that the detector is powered up
and is monitoring for CO.
f.
Get medical help immediately for anyone
suffering the effects of carbon monoxide
poisoning (headache, nausea), and
advise that carbon monoxide poisoning is
suspected.
Battery installation/replacement
Test the horn, battery and circuitry by
pressing the Test/reset button to confirm
that the detector is operating properly.
The horn should sound as soon as the
button is pressed, and the LEDs will flash
indicating that the horn is working and
the battery is providing power to the unit.
This test for the horn, battery and
circuitry should be performed on a
weekly basis.
WARNING: Prolonged exposure to the
horn in close proximmity will damage
your hearing.
When there is no battery in place, a red
missing battery indicator will remind you to
replace the battery. Under normal operating
conditions, the battery should last one year.
The battery life in full alarm is 7 days. The
detector will not protect against the risk of CO
poisoning when the battery has drained.
Caution: Constant exposure to extreme high
or low temperatures amy reduce battery life.
a. If the detector is wall mounted then
unhook it from the mounting screws.
Maintaining/Testing your detector
b. Remove the battery cover located on the
back of the detector.
Maintenance
Your detector will alert you to potentially
hazardous CO concentrations in your home
when maintained properly. To maintain your
Fireangel detector in proper working order,
c. Replace the battery with an approved 9
volt alkaline battery, making sure the
battery terminals align properly with the
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and to ensure that your sensor will maintain
its 5 year life, it is recommended that you:
•
Test horn, battery and circuitry at least
once per week.
•
Test sensor once per month.
•
Keep the detector free of dust by gently
vacuuming the case with a soft brush
attachment once per month.
•
Never use cleaning solutions on your
detector. Simply wipe with a slightly
damp cloth.
•
Do not paint the detector.
•
Do not spray aerosols on or near the
detector.
•
Move the detector to a safe location and
store in a plastic bag before painting, wall
papering, using or performing any other
activities that use materials that emit
strong fumes. WARNING: Your alarm will
not detect CO when it is stored in this
way). Remember to remove it from the
bag and replace the detector when these
activities are finished.
SECURITY
Chassis number
Record the chassis number and the factory
job number of your motorhome, and keep
them in a safe place at home.
The chassis number is a 17 digit number,
beginning with the letters VF3, and is found
stamped on a plate visible through a window
in the bottom left hand corner of the
windscreen, and also on a plate under the
bonnet attached to the bonnet closing
crossmember. (This plate also contains the
permissible weight data).
The factory job number is an alphanumeric
code consisting of a letter followed by four
numbers, and is found on a label inside the
glove box.
Motorhome Theft
The theft of a motorhome can occur in the
most unlikely circumstances; from a
motorway service area, even from an owner’s
driveway.
Secure all windows and doors when your
motorhome is unoccupied even if only for a
short length of time.
Technical information
Detector specifications: Model CO-808.
Additional security
Sensor Type: Electrochemical.
Consider fitting any device which might deter
or prevent intrusion by thieves. A wheel lock
prevents removal of the wheel.
Sensor Life: 5 years.
Sensor range: 10ppm-999ppm.
Alarm Sound Level: 85dB (at 3 metres/10ft).
Window etching of the chassis number is a
cost effective deterrent.
Recommended Batteries: Duracell 9V Ultra,
Duracell MN1604, Energizer 522, Energizer
9V Ultra+, Gold Peak 1604A.
Free crime prevention
Advice about securing your motorhome,
protecting your valuables, property marking,
either at home or whilst on site, can be
obtained from the Crime Prevention Officer
through your local Police Station.
Battery Life: Exceeds 1 year, replaceable.
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CONNECTION OF SERVICES
Frost Precaution
Please read and become familiar with
operating instructions for equipment fitted in
your motorhome.
If the vehicle is not being used during
freezing conditions the water must be
drained. Whilst the vehicle is being used in
such conditions, and the water heater is at
risk of freezing, it should be drained by
opening the drain valve.
Connection of services are dealt with under
separate headings, Water, Electricity and
Gas.
WATER SYSTEMS
Fresh Water Pump
Fresh/Waste Tanks
A Flojet R3426-500 Triplex Diaphragm
automatic water system pump is fitted
beneath the rear end of the offside seat. This
is a self priming pump, mounted on noise
absorbing mounts, which has the ability to
run dry without damage. It has a flow rate of
5.3 litres (1.4 gallons) per minute.
The freshwater tank is located behind the
rear axle, with the drain tap located in the
offside rear corner skirt. The waste water
tank is on the nearside of the vehicle with the
large metal drain tap positioned in the skirt
pocket ahead of the axle.
For capacities of both see the Technical
Specification Section.
The fresh water tank is filled through the
Truma Ultraflow socket on the offside of the
vehicle using the special hose supplied.
All pipe work is manufactured to food grade
material specification.
Operation
With pump switch off and battery fully
charged, fill water tank, open all taps, then
turn pump switch on. Water will begin to flow.
When the water is free of air, turn taps off.
Remember, you are filling the water heater
and the toilet and shower lines. When all
valves are shut-off, pump will stop.
Breathers
Both tanks are fitted with breathers, which
allow air displacement when filling. When
filling the fresh water tank, water may escape
through these breathers; this should give no
cause for concern.
Caution: Should pump fail to stop, turn
switch off and see the trouble shooting guide.
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Sanitising
instructions for their specific winterising and
drainage procedures.
Portable water systems require periodic
maintenance to delivery a consistent flow of
freshwater. Depending on use and the
environment the system is subject to,
sanitising is recommended prior to storing
and before using the water system after a
period of storage.
WARNING: Do not use automotive antifreeze to winterise potable water systems.
These solutions are highly toxic and may
cause serious injury or death if ingested.
1. Drain the water tank. Open tank drain
valve. You may use the pump to drain the
tank by opening all the taps in the
system. Allow the pump to operate until
the tank is empty. Do not operate the
pump more than 15 minutes
continuously.
Systems with new components, or ones that
have been subjected to contamination,
should also be disinfected as follows:
1. Use of the following methods to
determine the amount of common
household bleach needed to sanitise the
tank.
(A) Multiply “gallon of tank capacity” by
0.13; the result is the ounces of bleach
needed to sanitise the tank.
(B) Multiply “litres of tank capacity” by
1.0; the result is the milli-litres of bleach
needed to sanitise the tank.
2. Open all taps and purge the water from
the plumbing system. Turn power to the
pump off. Be sure that all the water from
the drain lines are drained.
3. Remove quick connect inlet and outlet
fittings from the pump and turn the pump
on to pump out remaining water from the
pump head. Be sure to have a catch pan
or a rag under the pump to prevent water
from spilling onto the RV. Turn the pump
off once the plumbing is empty. Leave the
fittings disconnected from the pump until
the system is ready to be used again.
Make a note on your tank filler that the
plumbing is not connected.
2. Mix into solution the proper amount of
bleach within a container of water.
3. Pour the solution (water/bleach) into the
tank and fill the tank with potable water.
4. Open ALL taps (hot and cold) allowing
the water to run until the distinct odour of
chlorine is detected.
4. Be sure that all taps are left open to
protect against damage to the plumbing.
5. The standard solution must have four (4)
hours of contact time to disinfect
completely. Doubling the solution
concentration allows for contact time of
one hour.
6. When the contact time is completed,
drain the tank. Refill with potable water
and purge the plumbing of all sanitising
solution.
Winterising
Allowing water to freeze in the system may
result in damage to the pump and plumbing
system.
Non-toxic anti-freeze for potable water may
be used with Flojet pumps. Follow
manufacturers recommendations.
Refer to coach or equipment manufacturers
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Troubleshooting
Vibration induced by road conditions can cause plumbing to loosen. Check for any system
components that are loose. Many symptoms can be resolved by simply tightening the hardware.
Pump will not start/blows circuit breaker - check:
•
Electrical connections, breaker, main switch, and earth connection.
•
Is the motor hot? Thermal breaker may have triggered; it may reset when cool.
•
Is voltage present at the switch? Try to bypass the pressure switch. Does the pump operate,
if it does, it indicates faulty switch.
•
Charging system for correct voltage (± 10%) and good earth.
•
For an open or grounded circuit, or motor, or improperly sized wire.
•
For seized or locked diaphragm assembly (water frozen?).
Will not prime/splutters - (No discharge/motor runs) - check:
•
Is the filter clogged with debris?
•
Is there water in the tank, or, has air collected in the hot water system?
•
Is the inlet pipe work/plumbing sucking in air at plumbing/connections (vacuum leaky?)
•
Is inlet/outlet plumbing severely restricted or kinked?
•
Proper voltage with the pump operating (± 10%).
•
For debris in pump inlet/outlet valves or for swollen/dry valves.
•
Pump housing for cracks or loose drive assembly screws.
Pump will not shut-off/runs when tap is closed - check:
•
Output side (pressure) plumbing for leaks, and inspect the leaky valves or toilet.
•
For air trapped in outlet side (water heater) or pump head.
•
For correct voltage to pump (± 10%).
•
For loose drive assembly or pump head screws.
•
Are the valves or internal check valve held open by debris or is rubber swollen?
•
Pressure switch operation/adjustment incorrect, refer to shut-off adjustment for switch.
Noisy or rough operation - check:
•
For plumbing which may have vibrated loose.
•
Is the pump plumbed with rigid pipe causing noise to transmit?
•
Does the mounting surface multiply noise (flexible)?
•
For mounting feet that are loose or are compressed too tight.
•
For loose pump head to motor screws (3 long screws).
•
With the motor with pump head removed. Is noise from motor or pump head?
Rapid cycling - check:
•
Pressure switch shut-off adjustment.
•
Water purifier, if fitted, should be on separate feed line.
•
For restrictive plumbing, flow restrictors in taps/shower heads.
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Troubleshooting (continued)
Leaks from pump head or switch - check:
•
For loose screws at switch or pump head.
•
Switch diaphragm ruptured or pinched.
•
For punctured diaphragm if water is present in the drive assembly.
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CONNECTION OF SERVICES
GAS
GENERAL INFORMATION
Gas Bottles
Bottled Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) is the
most convenient portable source of fuel for
your motorhome. The motorhome includes a
gas bottle stowage compartment.
Make sure that heating and cooking
appliances and the gas cylinders are
switched off before you move the
motorhome.
The regulator
Your motorhome is fitted with a regulator as
standard equipment. The gas regulator has a
working pressure of 30mbar and is suitable
for both propane and butane liquefied
petroleum gas. There are dedicated hoses
available for different types of gas/bottle.
They are also available for camping gas and
other mainland Europe LPG suppliers.
Please contact your retailer who will have a
stock of these hoses.
Truma regulator
WARNING: Some industrial LPG
appliances operate at high pressure and
require a ‘high pressure’ regulator. This
often has an adjusting handle on it.
NEVER use such a regulator on a
motorhome.
Note: Regulator valves should always be in
the ‘OFF’ position when towing.
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TYPES OF GAS
Full cylinder:
Butane
i.
Place cylinder
in cradle in
gas locker.
ii. Remove
plastic
protector from
cylinder.
iii. Connect the gas hose.
iv. Connect retaining strap.
v. Turn on cylinder valve and then
systematically relight appliances as
required.
If cylinders other than those recommended
are used, then the user must ensure that:
1) The cylinders are adequately supported.
2) Do not block ventilation openings.
3) Cannot cause damage to fixtures and
fittings located in the compartment.
Butane is supplied in the U.K. in green, blue
or aluminium bottles.
All these have a male left hand thread
EXCEPT for Camping Gaz which has a
special female right hand thread and Calor
7kg and 15kg and aluminium bottles which
have a special clip-on connection.
Continental bottles usually have a male left
hand thread similar to but not identical with
U.K. butane.
Butane is suitable for use at temperatures
down to 2°C but will not work below that.
Propane
Propane is supplied in Red, or partly red
bottles which have a female left hand
threaded connector.
Scandinavian countries use the same
connector.
Germany and Austria supply propane with a
male connection.
Propane will work at temperatures as low as 40°C and is therefore suitable for all winter
use.
Note: See Technical Specification section for
recommended gas bottle sizes.
GAS SAFETY ADVICE
Facts about LPG
LPG is not poisonous.
Bi-products are harmless.
There is danger if all air and oxygen were
excluded.
(Ventilation holes must be kept clear at all
times).
CHANGING GAS CYLINDERS
LPG has been given a smell by the
manufacturers in order to identify leaks.
Ensure that the cylinder is empty, then:
i.
Turn off the tap located by the gas
regulator.
ii. Turn off cylinder valve and all gas
appliances.
iii. Remove the gas hose from the cylinder.
If the gas hose is left disconnected
protect the open inlet against the entry of
dirt or insects.
iv. Release retaining strap.
v. Remove cylinder from gas locker and
stand on
ground.
vi. Fit plastic
protecting cap
to cylinder.
Only use gas cylinders stored in the
dedicated gas locker. Do not attempt to fit
extension hoses or use externally located
gas bottles.
PRECAUTIONS
a) Never look for a leak with a match.
Always use a soap solution or its
equivalent when testing connections. Do
not operate any electrical apparatus
whatsoever, especially light switches. If
the leak is not obvious, the vehicle
should be evacuated and qualified
personnel consulted.
b) Avoid naked lights when connecting or
changing a cylinder.
c) Inspect flexible gas hoses regularly for
deterioration and renew as necessary
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with the approved type, in any case not
later than the expiration date marked on
the hose(s).
of the appliances in the vehicle. Roof vents
must not be covered with anything that may
limit or affect the ventilation they provide.
d) The gas is heavier than air and therefore
sinks to the lowest point.
Maintenance
Under no circumstances should any fixed
ventilation aperture be blocked, covered,
either partially or fully, or be modified in any
manner whatsoever. They should be checked
at least annually for damage or blockage.
Screens and/or grilles should be kept clean
and free from dust. See diagram of upper/
lower ventilation.
e) Keep bottle gas containers outside (and
protected against frost). If they must be
kept inside make sure they are well away
from heat.
VENTILATION
General
Fixed ventilation is a statutory requirement in
all motorhomes. These ventilation apertures
are positioned at both high and low level and
for your safety should not be obstructed,
even partially.
All ventilation complies with BS EN 721 and
vents should not be obstructed in any
manner as this could lead to insufficient fresh
air. In this case the confined atmosphere
becomes depleted of oxygen which leads to
the formation of the highly poisonous gas
‘carbon monoxide’. Carbon Monoxide is
odourless, colourless and tasteless and will
rapidly cause unconsciousness and death
with little or no warning prior to collapse.
THERE IS NO DANGER WHEN ADEQUATE
VENTILATION IS PROVIDED.
Low Level Ventilation
Under each appliance is a fixed ventilation
aperture, of a size commensurate with the
rating of the appliance itself. It is either gauze
covered or incorporates a fixed plastic vent.
This should be checked regularly to see that
it has not become blocked.
When you are cooking, it is essential to
provide additional ventilation such as opening
windows near grill, cooker or oven.
High Level Ventilation
High level ventilation is provided by the roof
vents. The ventilation provided has been
carefully calculated and relates to the rating
Symbol Ventilation Diagram
7-7
CONNECTION OF SERVICES
Roof-mounted Flue installations
WARNINGS:
All flue installations should be inspected once
a year throughout their length for corrosion.
Flues should be replaced if any sign of
perforation is found. Ensure that the
replacement is of an approved type.
1
Interior outlet sockets must only be
used with original appliances supplied
by manufacturer.
2
No appliance must be used outside
when connected to an internal socket.
WARNING: Never allow modification of
LPG systems and appliances except by
qualified persons.
3
No additional appliance must be used
inside the motorhome.
Never use portable cooking or heating
equipment other than electric heaters, that
are not of the radiant type as they are a fire
and asphyxiation hazard.
Connection
Ensure that the gas regulator is correctly
connected to the gas cylinder in gas bottle
compartment and that the hose is tight.
Before turning on the gas supply, ensure that
all gas operated equipment in the motorhome
is turned off.
Safe Usage
To avoid accidents, the following fundamental
advice should be carefully read before using
gas appliances or changing gas cylinders.
• Always read and follow the use and
maintenance instructions provided by the
manufacturers of gas equipment. Should
any soot accumulate on pans, fire
radiants, etc., or any smell be produced,
consult a competent installer on the
correct maintenance and adjustment of
burners.
• Never check for gas leaks with a naked
flame.
• Always turn off the gas cylinder valve(s)
or inlet to the motorhome or other
dwelling when gas appliances are not in
use.
• Never use gas appliances without
adequate ventilation. All gas appliances
require a plentiful supply of fresh air for
correct operation. Fixed ventilators or air
inlets should not be stopped up. Where
practicable, turn off all appliances before
retiring to bed, preferably at the cylinder
or inlet to the motorhome or other
dwelling.
• Unless the appliance incorporates
automatic ignition, when lighting an
appliance always make sure you apply a
lighted match or taper to the burner
before turning on the gas.
• If any appliance is disconnected for
repair, maintenance, etc., ensure that the
gas line is capped off.
• If taps are stiff to operate or appear to be
All gas equipment is supplied through a
central Gas Manifold System which has
individual isolation taps for each appliance
denoted by a symbol (see below).
Gas isolation valve
Note: Amount and order of taps may vary from that
which is shown.
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CONNECTION OF SERVICES
•
a source of leakage, call in a competent
installer to rectify. LPG taps require a
special grease.
Always seek advice when in doubt.
Input Ratings
Input rating for the gas appliances are as
follows:
Refrigerator ......................................... 0.1kW
Heater ................................................. 2.4kW
Grill ...................................................... 1.5kW
Water heater ....................................... 1.5kW
Oven ................................................... 1.5kW
Hob burners (x3) ...................... 1.5kW (each)
7-9
CONNECTION OF SERVICES
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE MAIN
SWITCH AT THE SITE SUPPLY POINT
SHOULD BE SWITCHED OFF, THE
SUPPLY FLEXIBLE CABLE
DISCONNECTED, AND ANY COVER
REPLACED ON THE SOCKET OUTLET AT
THE SITE SUPPLY POINT BEFORE
DISCONNECTING THE FLEXIBLE CABLE
FROM THE MOTORHOME. IT IS
DANGEROUS TO LEAVE THE SUPPLY
SOCKET OR SUPPLY FLEXIBLE CABLE
LIVE.
ELECTRICITY
As with electricity in the home, care must be
exercised when handling mains electricity.
Your attention is drawn to the following notice
as laid down by the Institute of Electrical
Engineers.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ELECTRICITY
SUPPLY
On arrival at caravan site
The motorhome mains inlet flexible supply
cable and its limits are shown on page 7-12.
Note: Please check appliance manufacturers
handbook to see if suitable for use with
generator or charger.
1. Before connecting the motorhome
installation to the mains supply, check
that:
A generator may only be connected via the
mains socket. If using a generator you also
need to comply with the requirements/
instructions supplied with the generator.
(a) the mains supply is suitable for your
installation and appliances, i.e. whether it
is a.c. or d.c. and whether it is at the
correct voltage and frequency,
Because motorhomes are sometimes left
unused for long periods in the open, it is
strongly advised that the mains installation is
inspected periodically to ensure that it is safe
to use. The IEE Wiring Regulations
recommend that mains installations in
motorhomes are re-inspected every 3 years
by a qualified person (see list) who should
sign and issue a periodic inspection report.
(The manufacturer recommends annual
inspections).
(b) your installation will be properly earthed.
Never accept a supply from a socket
outlet or plug having only two pins, or
from a lighting outlet, and
(c) any residual current device (earth
leakage circuit breaker) in the mains
supply to the motorhome has been tested
within the last month.
In case of doubt, consult the site owner or his
agent.
2. MAKE SURE THAT THE SWITCH AT
THE SITE SUPPLY POINT IS OFF.
3. Lift the cover of the electricity inlet
provided on the motorhome, and insert
the connector of the supply flexible cable.
4. Remove any cover from the socket outlet
provided at the site supply point, and
connect the plug at the other end of the
supply flexible cable to this. Switch on the
main switch at the site supply point.
Suitably qualified persons acceptable to the
NCC to sign and issue inspection and
completion certificates are:
• an approved contractor of the National
Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting* or
• a member of the Electrical Contractors’
Association
• a member of the Electrical Contractors’
Association of Scotland
• a qualified person acting on behalf of the
above (in which event it should be stated
for whom he is acting).
Note: Use mains cable fully uncoiled and
protect from traffic.
Caution: Be aware that the 12V appliances,
except the refrigerator, will not operate whilst
the ignition is switched on and the vehicle
engine running. The master switch on the
electrical control panel controls the 12 volt
supply.
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CONNECTION OF SERVICES
OVERSEAS CONNECTION
*The names and addresses of Approved
Contractors in any locality (there are over
10,500 in the UK) can be obtained from
Electricity Shops, or direct from:
Note: Connection to a mains voltage supply
OVERSEAS requires particular attention.
Care must be taken when connecting
supplies abroad since the supplies can be of
REVERSE POLARITY.
NICEIC
Vintage House, 37 Albert Embankment,
London SE1 7UJ
Telephone: 0171 582 7746
The significance of REVERSE POLARITY is
that when equipment is switched off it may
not be electrically isolated.
The names and addresses of members of
the Electrical Contractors’ Associations can
be obtained direct from:
The only certain way of making equipment
safe is to unplug it.
ECA
Esca House
Palace Court
London W2 4HY
Telephone: 0171 229 1266
ECA of Scotland
23 Heriot Row
Edinburgh EH3 6EW
Telephone: 0131 225 7221
If electrical polarity indication is not included
in your motorhome electrical equipment, it is
useful to have a means of checking polarity
of the mains supply, especially when touring
overseas. There are available several
proprietary makes of equipment for testing
polarity.
If it can be achieved, it is preferable to
connect live to live, and neutral to neutral to
maintain full electrical protection.
WARNING: Current consumption in the
motorhome must not exceed 16 amps or
the pitch permitted maximum if this is
less than 16 amps.
It is dangerous to attempt modifications
and additions yourself. Never allow
modification of electrical systems and
appliances except by qualified persons.
Lampholder–plugs (bayonet-cap
adaptors) should not in any
circumstances be used.
CAUTION: The Truma Ultraheat has the
potential to draw 8 amps at 2kW. It is,
therefore, advisable to check the supply
rating before switching on two loads (items)
greater than the supply as this may cause an
overload and the circuit breaker to trip.
7-11
The legal length of the
mains inlet cable is 25
± 2 metres. When in
use it must be fully
uncoiled and
protected from traffic.
WARNING: It is
essential that
connections are made
exactly as shown. If
terminal markings are
not in accordance
with the diagram they
must be ignored. If in
doubt consult a
qualified electrician.
7-12
WIRING OF CONNECTING CABLE AND MOTORHOME MAINS INLET
MOTORHOME MAINS INLET
CONNECTION OF SERVICES
CONNECTION OF SERVICES
EC155 POWER CONTROL SYSTEM
Key features
System overview
150W (~12A) combined Power Converter/
Battery Charger - Converts the 230v mains
supply into 12V DC power to run the leisure
equipment and charge the battery.
The following diagram shows the typical
configuration of the EC155 system. The key
component is the EC155 power supply unit
(PSU), which is the hub of the system and
provides connectivity to the ancillary
components and the EC50 series control
panel.
Low current switching voltage drop in the
circuit and improved circuit fusing provides
better protection for the harness and
equipment.
Links to the EC50 series LED control panel to
provide simple but intelligent control of the
12V equipment and built in over discharge
software protects the leisure and vehicle
batteries.
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CONNECTION OF SERVICES
POWER DISTRIBUTION UNIT (EC155)
POWER
SWITCH
RCD and 3
MCB's
DC FUSES
40A - 30mA
RCD
10A MCB 10A MCB 5A MCB
SOCKETS HEATER FRIDGE
EXTRA BOILER
HOB
SOCKETS CHARGER
Fig. 1 EC155 Control Unit
Power supply details
12 amps (155 watts), therefore the available
power is distributed between the leisure load
and the battery, with the leisure load taking
priority as per the following example:
For the safe operation of all electrical
equipment within your leisure vehicle it is
important that you read and fully understand
these instructions. If you are unsure of any
point please contact your dealer/distributor
for advice before use.
Leisure
load
3A
6A
9A
Fig. 1 shows the EC155 PSU layout.
WARNING
Available power for
battery charging
9 Amps
6 Amps
3 Amps
12A
Under heavy loads the EC155 PSU case
may become hot. ALWAYS ensure the
ventilation slots and the cooling fan have
a clear flow of air. Do not place
combustible materials against/adjacent to
the EC155 PSU. The PSU will shutdown if
overheated and will restart automatically
when cool.
0 Amps
Residual Current Device and Miniature
Circuit Breakers
Test Button
Battery charger/power converter
The EC155 PSU incorporates a fixed voltage
battery charger/power converter. The battery
charger/power converter also powers the
leisure equipment when the mains supply is
connected. This module supplies 13.8V DC
to the leisure equipment up to a maximum of
RCD
7-14
MCB’s
CONNECTION OF SERVICES
The following table shows the fuse allocation
for the 12 fuses fitted to the EC155 PSU.
The Residual Current Device (RCD) is
basically provided to protect the user from
lethal electric shock. The RCD will turn off
(trip) if the current flowing in the live
conductor does not fully return down the
neutral conductor, i.e. some current is
passing through a person down to earth or
through a faulty appliance.
FUSE/MCB TABLE
Fuse
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Battery
To ensure the RCD is working correctly, the
test button should be operated each time the
vehicle is connected to the mains supply (see
page 7-20).
The Miniature Circuit Breakers (MCB’s)
operate in a similar way to traditional fuses
and are provided to protect the wiring
installation from overload or short circuit. If an
overload occurs the MCB will switch off the
supply. If this occurs you should investigate
the cause of the fault before switching the
MCB back on.
The following table shows the rating and
circuit allocation for the three MCB’s.
MCB
Rating
1
10 Amps
2
10 Amps
3
6 Amps
Fuses
WARNING
When replacing fuses always replace a
fuse with the correct value. NEVER
replace with a higher value/rating as this
could damage the wiring harness. If a
replacement fuse ‘blows’ do not keep
replacing the fuse as you could damage
the wiring harness. Please investigate the
fault and contact your dealer.
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Rating
15 Amps
10 Amps
5 Amps
10 Amps
10 Amps
10 Amps
10 Amps
5 Amps
20 Amps
20 Amps
10 Amps
15 Amps
20 Amps
CONNECTION OF SERVICES
BATTERY
Discharging a battery below this figure can
cause permanent damage to one or more of
the cells within the battery.
Type/Selection
For optimum performance and safety it is
essential that only a proprietary brand
‘leisure’ battery is used with a typical capacity
of 75 to 120 Ah (ampere/hours). A normal car
battery is NOT suitable. This battery should
always be connected when the system is in
use.
To prevent over discharge, the EC155 PSU in
conjunction with the EC50 series control
panel incorporates a battery protect circuit
that warns and then disconnects the batteries
when they fall below the following conditions:
Vehicle battery voltage cut off point: 10.9V.
Action after cut off: Battery selection is
changed from vehicle battery to leisure
battery. If the leisure battery is below 9V then
a further warning will occur (see following).
The EC155 PSU is designed to charge
standard lead acid ‘leisure’ batteries,
however it may be used with Gel batteries
depending on their composition. Please
consult the battery documentation for further
advice.
Notes: This cut off level is designed to
protect the vehicle battery from over
discharge. The 10.9V level ensures there
is sufficient power in the battery to run
the vehicle electronics and start the
vehicle. This cut off only applies to power
drawn from the battery by the leisure
equipment; it will not protect the battery if
you leave the vehicle lights on.
The battery feed is fitted with an inline fuse
between the battery and the electrical
harness, and is usually located immediately
outside the battery compartment or within
500mm of the battery. The maximum rating of
this fuse is 20A per battery.
Installation & Removal
Leisure battery cut off point: 9V.
Always disconnect the 230V mains supply
and turn the EC155 PSU charger switch to
the OFF (0) position before removing or
installing the battery.
Action after cut off: Power is turned off.
Notes: This is an emergency cut off level
to protect the battery from severe
damage. You should not rely on this cut
off level during normal operation, but
manage your power consumption to a
discharge level of 10V.
When connecting the battery, ensure that the
correct polarity is observed (black is negative
[-] and red is positive [+]) and that the
terminals are securely fastened. Crocodile
clips must be used.
This cut off only applies to power drawn
from the battery by the leisure equipment
that is controlled by the control panel
power switch; it will not protect the
battery from discharge by the radio or
other permanently connected equipment.
WARNING
Explosive gases may be present at the
battery. Take care to prevent flames and
sparks in the vicinity of the battery and do
not smoke.
Operation/Servicing
Under normal circumstances it should not be
necessary to remove the battery other than
for routine inspection of the terminals and
“topping up” of the battery fluid where
applicable. Please see instructions supplied
with the battery.
Note: Do not over-discharge the battery. One
of the most common causes of battery failure
is when the battery is discharged below the
recommended level of approximately 10V.
7-16
CONNECTION OF SERVICES
EC51 CONTROL PANEL
Leisure
Select &
Level
Indicator
Lamps x5
Vehicle
Select &
Level
Level
Display
Power
ON/OFF
Pump(s)
ON/OFF
Waste
Full
Indicator
Water
Level
EC51 operation
Symbol
Function
Main 12V power
switch
Description
This switch turns on (or off) the 12-volt power.
As the power is turned on the leisure battery is automatically
selected and the LED display shows the battery voltage.
Water pump power
switch
This switch turns on the power to the internal water pump ready
for use. It can be used to turn off the pump overnight to avoid
any noise from the pump. When the switch is on, the LED will
show green.
Auxiliary power
switch
This switch turns the Awning or Entry light on (or off). When the
switch is on the LED will show green.
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CONNECTION OF SERVICES
EC51 operation (continued)
Symbol
L
Function
Select LEISURE
battery and display
battery voltage.
Description
This switch is used to selected the Leisure battery and to display
the battery voltage level. Press once to select and display the
voltage. This display will turn off automatically after two seconds.
The LED next to the button will show that the battery has been
selected.
If the Leisure battery drops below 9V an alarm will trigger to warn
you that the battery is low. This alarm lasts for one minute and
then the power will be switched off to protect the battery.
V
Select VEHICLE
battery and display
battery voltage.
This switch is used to select the Vehicle battery and to display the
battery voltage level. Press once to select and display the voltage.
This display will turn off automatically after two seconds.
the LED next to the button will show that the battery has been
selected.
If the Vehicle battery drops below 10.9V an alarm will trigger to
warn you that the battery is low. This alarm lasts for one minute
and then the battery selection will automatically switch over to the
Leisure battery to protect the vehicle battery.
Water Level test.
This switch is used to display the fresh water level within the
onboard water tank. Press once to select the Fresh tank and
show the water level. The tank has five levels Empty, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4
and Full. This display will turn off automatically after two seconds.
Waste Full
indicator.
The LED adjacent to the water level button is used to show when
the Waste Water Tank is full. The tank is full when the LED is
illuminated.
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CONNECTION OF SERVICES
System Disable
To meet EMC (Electro Magnetic
Compatability) directive 89/336/EEC the
EC50 series control panel will shutdown, and
the electrical accessories within the vehicle
will be disconnected while the vehicle is in
motion. When the engine is stopped the
control panel returns to standby mode ready
to be turned on by the power button.
This does not apply to the fridge, which will
continue to operate while the vehicle is in
motion provided that 12V is selected on the
fridge energy selection control.
5.
6.
Bar Graph technical data
LED
5
4
3
2
1
Voltage reading
13.5-14.4
12.5-13.5
11.5-12.5
10.5-11.5
<= 10.5
Water reading
100% full
75% full
50% full
25% full
Less than 25%
7.
8.
Operational and Safety Information
Mains connection
For your safety it is IMPORTANT that you
follow these connection instructions each
time your Motorhome is connected to a
mains supply.
turned off (lever in down position). Switch
the RCD back to the on position (lever in up
position). If the test button failed to operate
the RCD see the TROUBLE SHOOTING
section.
Check correct Polarity. Locate the
‘Reverse Polarity’ indicator on the EC155
PSU and ensure that the indicator is NOT
illuminated. If the indicator is illuminated see
the TROUBLE SHOOTING section.
Check Miniature Circuit Breakers. Locate
the MCB’s within the EC155 PSU (adjacent
to the RCD) and ensure they are all in the
ON (up) position. If any MCB’s fail to latch in
the on position see the TROUBLE
SHOOTING section.
Turn the EC155 PSU ON. Locate the red
power switch on the EC155 PSU and turn to
the ON (I) position. The switch will illuminate
when turned on.
Check operation of equipment. It is now
safe to check the operation of the 12V and
230V equipment.
Technical data
Input 230V: 230 Volts/0 to 12 Amps (+ / - 10%).
Output 230V: RCD protected, 3 x MCB outputs
of 10, 10 and 6A via 2 x 9 way connectors.
Input12V: 2 x 20A battery inputs via a single 9
way connector.
Output 12V: 20A total output via 4 x 16A
switched channels protected by 12 fused
outputs via a 12 way connector.
Integrated Charger: Input 220-230 volts AC +/19%, Frequency 50 Hz +/- 6%, Current 3A
max.
DC output 13.8 Volts nominal, Current 12
Amps (155 Watts).
Signal Input: 1 x Engine running via PSU
connector (4 x Fresh water level, 1 x Waste
water level on EC51 version).
Fresh water negative sensed. Waste waster
5V sensed.
Data In/Out: Data communication and power to
Control Panel via 8 way RJ45 connector.
IP rating: IP31.
Operating temperature: Ambient 0 to 35 deg
Centrigrade. PSU case temperature with full
load 65 deg Max.
Automatic shutdown and restart if
overheated/overloaded.
1. Ensure suitability of the Mains Supply.
Your Leisure Vehicle should only be
connected to an approved supply that meets
the requirement of BS7671. In most cases
the site warden will hold information
regarding suitability of supply. If using a
generator you also need to comply with the
requirements/instructions supplied with the
generator.
2. Switch the EC225 PSU internal Charger
unit OFF. Locate the red power switch on
the EC155 and ensure the switch is in the
OFF (0) position before connection to the
mains supply.
3. Connect the Hook-up Lead. Firstly
connect the supplied hook-up (orange cable
with blue connectors) to the Leisure Vehicle
and then connect to the mains supply.
4. Check Residual Current Device
operation. Locate the RCD within the
EC155 PSU and ensure the RCD is
switched on (lever in up position). Press the
‘TEST’ button and confirm that the RCD is
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CONNECTION OF SERVICES
COMMON FAULT TABLE
Fault
Possible Cause
Proposed Fix
No 230 volt
output from
PSU.
Connecting lead between
the site and Leisure
Vehicle not connected.
Check and connect lead as per page 7-18, note 3.
Check also input connector at the base of the ED155 PSU.
RCD switched off.
Reset RCD as per page 7-18, note 4.
RCD not operating
correctly.
Check supply polarity; if the RCD continues to fail contact your
dealer, as there is probably an equipment or wiring fault.
MCB switched off.
Reset MCB by switching OFF (down position) then back ON (up
position), if the MCB continues to fail contact your dealer, as there is
probably an equipment or wiring fault.
No or deficient supply
from site.
Contact site warden for assistance.
Control
Panel Problems.
Other fault.
Contact your dealer.
Control Panel has no
display.
Check batteries and fuses, turn EC155 PSU charger switch on, and
ensure mains supply is connected.
Check control panel connecting lead at EC155 PSU and behind
Control Panel.
Contact your Dealer.
12V Power turns off.
Battery save feature has operated to protect the vehicle battery and
or the Leisure battery. See page 7-15.
Engine has been started, all equipment has been disconnected to
meet EMC requirements. See page 7-18.
Observe control panel handling instructions.
No 12 volt output
from PSU
Pump not working.
Control Panel display
corrup/erratic
function.
Control panel software may have crashed. Reboot control panel by
turning off the EC155 PSU charger switch and removing fuses 9 and 10
at the EC155 PSU (2x20A fuses for leisure and vehicle batteries).
Wait 30 seconds then replace the fuses and turn the charger switch on.
(Alternatively, remove the bezel at the control panel by pulling down
in the centre at the bottom, unplug the control panel multi-way
connector, wait 30 seconds, then plug back in and reassemble.
No 230V supply.
Check all above.
Charger not switched on.
Switch charger switch on (I) position, switch will illuminate.
Battery not connected and
/or charged.
Install charged battery as per page 7-15.
Power switch on control
panel not switched to ON.
Turn power on at control panel.
Battery flat/Battery fuse blown.
Recharge battery, check fuses, check voltage is present at battery.
Fuse blown.
Check all fuses are intact and the correct value fuse is installed as
per fuse table.
Equipment switched off/
unplugged.
Check equipment is switched on and connected to the 12V supply.
PSU overheated/auto
shutdown operated.
Reduce load on system. Allow PSU to cool down. PSU will
automatically restart when cool. See page 7-13.
Other fault.
Contact your dealer.
Fuse blown.
Replace fuse.
Pump turned off.
Turn pump on by pressing the pump button at the EC155 control
panel (tap symbol).
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CONNECTION OF SERVICES
12V/230V WIRING DIAGRAM
7-21
CONNECTION OF SERVICES
7-22
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
Mass in Running Order (MRO)
TECHNICAL DATA
The Mass in Running Order is defined as the
mass of the standard converted vehicle with
bodywork including the following:
Base Vehicle Data
For all matters relating to the base vehicle,
and particularly tyre pressures, refer to the
base vehicle instruction book or if in doubt
consult your local base vehicle commercial
dealer.
•
Coolants (oil and water)
•
90% of automotive fuel
•
Spare wheel
Weights, Dimensions and Capacities
•
Crockery
Before using your Auto-Sleeper you should
be fully conversant with all matters relating to
weights. The following definitions should be
fully understood and then related to the
tabulated base vehicle weight data.
•
Washer fluid
•
Tools
•
Driver (at 75 kg, 11st 12lb)
•
Fire extinguisher
All other optional equipment whether on the
base vehicle or part of the conversion is
excluded from the mass in running order.
Weights
Details of vehicle weights are found below,
and are presented in the manner prescribed
in the European Standard EN1646-2 for
Payloads. All weights are in kilograms (kg).
Mass of the User Payload
The Mass of the User Payload is the
difference between the MPTLM and the
MRO. It is the motor caravans carrying
capacity for everything placed in or on the
vehicle, including the passengers. Please
note that a driver (at 75kg, 11st 12lb) is
included in the MRO. Everything listed in
italics below must be subtracted from the
payload.
Take care to ensure that heavy loads are
stored low down in bed boxes and low
cupboards, and distribute weight evenly side
to side as far as possible.
Note 1: Please take care to ensure that you
have allowed for the masses of all items you
intend to carry in the motor caravan, e.g.
passengers, optional equipment, essential
habitation equipment and personal effects
such as clothing, food, pets, bicycles,
sailboards, sports equipment, etc.
Mass of the Conventional Load
The Conventional Load is the mass of the
passengers carried and must be subtracted
from the payload. The “EC standard person”
weighs 75kg (11st 12lb). The user should
adjust the figure according to the mass and
number of passengers carried. Motorhome
Manufacturers designate passenger seats as
being suitable for travelling, and provide seat
belts accordingly. Multiplying the weight of
the passengers by the number of passengers
gives the Conventional Load. Please note
that a driver (at 75kg, 11st 12lb) is included in
the MRO.
Note 2: Warning - Under no circumstances
should the maximum technically permissible
laden mass of this motor caravan, or its
individual axles, be exceeded.
DEFINITIONS
Maximum Technically Permissible Laden
Mass (MTPLM)
The Maximum Technically Permissible Laden
Mass is a figure given by the manufacturer of
the base vehicle. It is the combined
maximum permitted weight of the vehicle and
all of its contents, both inside and out. The
MTPLM is unaffected by the Auto-Sleeper
conversion.
8-1
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
Essential Habitation Equipment
Gross Train Mass (GTM)
For the purpose of EN1646-2, the mass of
the Essential Habitation Equipment includes
the mass of the following:
If you are towing a trailer with your AutoSleeper, the Gross Train Weight is the
maximum allowable weight of the towing
vehicle, the trailer and the mass of every item
carried. The GTM is given by the base
vehicle manufacturer and is unaffected by the
Auto-Sleeper conversion. Please check your
driving licence to ensure you are allowed to
drive a vehicle combination at this weight.
•
the LPG cylinders, 90% full.
•
the freshwater tank, 90% full.
•
the water heater system, full.
•
the waste water tank, empty.
•
the toilet system flushing tank, full.
•
the toilet system holding tank, empty.
Maximum Braked Trailer Mass (MBTM)
This is the maximum allowable weight of the
trailer together with its load, provided the
trailer has a braking system, which complies
with the local Construction and Use
Regulations. The MBTM is given by the base
vehicle manufacturer and is unaffected by the
Auto-Sleeper conversion.
All of these must be subtracted from the user
payload.
Auto-Sleepers include the low voltage (230V)
connection cable and the second battery in
the mass in running order.
Options, Personal Effects and
Accessories
MTPLM of the Axles
When options, personal effects and
accessories are fitted or carried the mass
must be subtracted from the user payload. All
optional equipment whether on the base
vehicle or part of the conversion is excluded
from the mass in running order. Personal
effects are any items of any description
carried by the vehicle.
The individual axles also have MTPLM’s. The
sum of the two axle MTPLM’s usually
exceeds the overall vehicle MTPLM, but this
does not mean you can load each axle to its
maximum, because doing so would exceed
the overall MTPLM of the whole vehicle.
To determine accurately if a vehicle is
exceeding one of its maximum technically
permissible laden masses, the vehicle with all
of its load (that is passengers, contents,
luggage and external load) should be
weighed on a weighbridge.
You may wish to allocate the user payload to
suit your own use. For example, to increase
the available payload, the water system may
be emptied. If the vehicle is not being used
for camping the gas bottles can be left at
home to increase the mass available for
other items.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
WEIGHT AND DIMENSION DATA
WEIGHT DATA TABLE
All weights in kg
SYMBOL
2.2 HDi
3.0 HDi
333 L2
333 L2
MTPLM
3300
3300
Mass in Running Order
2805
2855
Mass of the User Payload
495
445
Conventional Load @ 75kg per person)
150
150
2
2
Essential Habitation Equipment
118
118
Personal Effects (standard minimum figure)
86
86
Remainder for Personal Effects / Options /
Accessories
141
91
Optional Overhead Bed + Ladder
TBA
TBA
Optional Roof Rack + Ladder
N/A
N/A
2
2
Optional Corner Steadies
N/A
N/A
Gross Train Mass
5300
5800
MBTM
2000
2500
Front, in Running Order
1480
1530
Rear, in Running Order
1325
1325
MTPLM Front
1750
1750
MTPLM Rear
1900
1900
Vehicle Designation
Designated Passenger Seats (excluding driver)
Optional Omnivent
Axle Weights
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
WEIGHT AND DIMENSION DATA
WEIGHT DATA TABLE
All weights in kg
SYMBOL ES
2.2 HDi
3.0 HDi
333 L2
333 L2
MTPLM
3300
3500
Mass in Running Order
2845
2895
Mass of the User Payload
455
405
Conventional Load @ 75kg per person)
225
225
3
3
Essential Habitation Equipment
118
118
Personal Effects (standard minimum figure)
96
96
Remainder for Personal Effects / Options /
Accessories
16
166
Optional Overhead Bed + Ladder
TBA
TBA
Optional Roof Rack + Ladder
N/A
N/A
2
2
Optional Corner Steadies
N/A
N/A
Gross Train Mass
5300
5300
MBTM
2000
2000
Front, in Running Order
1485
1535
Rear, in Running Order
1360
1360
MTPLM Front
1750
1750
MTPLM Rear
1900
1900
Vehicle Designation
Designated Passenger Seats (excluding driver)
Optional Omnivent
Axle Weights
8-4
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
WEIGHT AND DIMENSION DATA (continued)
DIMENSIONAL DATA
All dimensions in mm
MODEL
Symbol
Symbol ES
Base Vehicle Manufacturer
Peugeot
Peugeot
333 L2
335 L2
3450
3450
Overall Length
5613
5613
Overall Width (mirrors extended)
2690
2690
Overall Width (mirrors folded)
2320
2320
Overall Height
2810
2810
Internal Height (maximum)
1990
1990
Internal Height (minimum)
1990
1990
Single Bed (offside)
2000 x 590
2000 x 590
Single Bed (nearside)
1910 x 610
1910 x 610
Double Bed (Transverse)
1800 x 1470
1800 x 1470
Overcab Bed (where fitted)
1450 x 1350
1450 x 1350
Fresh Water Tank Capacity (litres)
69
69
Waste Water Tank Capacity (litres)
47
47
Gas Butane
2 x 7 kg
2 x 7 kg
Gas Propane
2 x 6 kg
2 x 6 kg
Base Vehicle Model
Wheelbase
METRIC DIMENSIONS
8-5
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
8-6
FITTED EQUIPMENT
IMPORTANT
CAPRICE Mk III BUILT IN OVEN
To maximise the usage of fitted equipment in
your motorhome it is essential that any
accompanying manufacturers’ literature is
read fully. All recommended maintenance
and preparation procedures should be
followed. The information provided in this
manual is only intended as a guide. If in any
doubt consult your manufacturer appointed
dealer, particularly before attempting to install
extra equipment.
In the interests of safety, replacement parts
for an appliance shall conform to the
appliance manufacturer’s specifications and
should be fitted by him or his authorised
agent.
OPERATION
Ensure the gas cylinder is turned on.
In the event of a gas smell turn off at the
cylinder and contact supplier.
HOTPLATE BURNERS
Cautions:
(1)
When cooking, young children should
be kept away.
(2)
Glass lids may shatter when heated.
Turn off all burners and grill before
shutting lid.
(3)
Spillage on the surface of the lid
should be removed before opening the
lid.
(4)
Do not use foil on the hob, as it creates
a fire hazard.
OFF
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FULL
RATE
LOW
RATE
FITTED EQUIPMENT
THE GRILL
The door must be open when the grill is
used.
To light the grill, push in the control knob and
turn 90 degrees anti-clockwise to full rate.
Hold a lighted match or taper to the burner
and push the control knob in and hold. It is
necessary to hold the knob depressed after
the burner has ignited for approximately 1015 seconds, to allow the thermocouple probe
to reach temperature, before releasing the
knob. Should the flame go out when the knob
is released, the procedure should be
repeated holding the knob depressed for
slightly longer.
For models fitted with spark ignition the
procedure is similar except that the burner
can be ignited by depressing the ignition
button, which is located on the fascia. If the
burner has not lit within 15 seconds the
control knob should be released and the
burner left for at least one minute before a
further attempt to ignite the burner.
Cautions:
(1) When the grill is being used, accessible
parts may be hot, young children must be
kept away.
(2) Never cover the grill pan or trivet with
cooking foil, or allow fat to build up in the
grill pan as this causes a fire hazard.
For simmering, turn the knob further anticlockwise to the low rate position.
(3) Keep all flammable material away from
the appliance.
To turn off: Turn the control knob until the line
on the control knob is aligned with the dot on
the control panel. Always make sure the
control knob is in the off position when you
have finished using the hotplate burners.
To light the grill, push in the control knob and
turn 90 degrees anti-clockwise to full rate.
Hold a lighted match or taper to the burner
and push the control knob in and hold. The
burner should ignite and the control knob
should be held in for 10-15 seconds before
release. If the burner goes out, repeat
procedure holding control knob for slightly
longer.
IMPORTANT:
•
The pan supplied with the appliance is
multi functional, for use in grill or oven.
•
The handle design allows removal or
insertion whilst the pan is in use.
•
Always remove the handle when the pan
is in use.
For models fitted with spark ignition the
procedure is similar except that the burner
can be ignited by depressing the ignition
button, which is located on the fascia. Ignition
must be carried out with the door open, and if
the burner has not lit within 15 seconds the
control knob should be released and the grill
left for at least one minute before a further
attempt to ignite the burner.
On first use of the grill, it should be heated for
about 20 minutes to eliminate any residual
factory lubricants that might impart
unpleasant smells to the food being cooked.
A non-toxic smoke may occur when using for
the first time so open any windows and turn
on mechanical ventilators to help remove the
smoke.
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FITTED EQUIPMENT
Although the grill does heat up quickly, it is
recommended that a few minutes preheat be
allowed.
the burner has not lit within 15 seconds the
control knob should be released and the
oven left off at least one minute before a
further attempt to ignite the burner.
Flame Failure Device (FFD): The grill burner
is fitted with a flame sensing probe, which will
automatically cut off the gas supply in the
event of the flame going out. In the event of
the burner flames being accidentally
extinguished, turn off the burner control and
do not attempt to re-ignite the burner for at
least one minute.
Place the oven shelf in the required position
and close the door. Set control knob to
approximately gas mark 5 and heat the oven
for about 30 minutes to eliminate any
residual factory lubricants that might impart
unpleasant smells to the meals being
cooked. A non-toxic smoke may occur when
using for the first time so open any windows
and turn on mechanical ventilators to help
remove the smoke.
It is normal for the flames on this burner to
develop yellow tips as it heats up, particularly
on butane.
Although the oven does heat up quickly, it is
recommended that a 10 minute preheat be
allowed. The oven should be up to full
temperature in about 15-20 minutes.
A reversible grill pan trivet enables the
correct grilling height to be achieved.
Fast toasting ...............
Grilling sausages ........
Grilling steak/bacon ....
Grilling chops, etc. ......
Slow grilling .................
trivet in high position
trivet in high position
trivet in high position
trivet in low position
trivet removed
To turn off: turn the control knob until the line
on the control knob is aligned with the dot on
the control panel.
To turn off, turn the control knob until the line
on the control knob is aligned with the dot on
the control panel. Always make sure the
control knob is in the off position when you
have finished grilling.
Shelf: The shelf has been designed to allow
good circulation at the rear of the oven and
are also fitted with a raised bar to prevent
trays or dishes making contact with the back
of the oven. To remove a shelf, pull forward
until it stops, raise at front and remove.
THE OVEN
WARNINGS:
Cautions:
All pans should be mounted centrally over
the burners, even when cooling, to protect
adjacent walls.
(1) When you are cooking, keep children
away from the oven.
Do not lower hob cover until hobs have
cooled.
(2) Do not use foil on the oven shelves, as
this creates a fire hazard and can hinder
circulation of heat.
On no account should these appliances
be used as a space heater.
To light: Open door, push in the control knob
and turn to gas mark 9. Hold a lighted match
or taper to the burner and push the control
knob in and hold. The burner should ignite
and the control knob should be held in for 1015 seconds before release. If the burner
goes out, repeat procedure holding control
knob for slightly longer.
Do’s and Don’ts
Do
read the user instructions carefully before
using the appliance for the first time.
Do
allow the oven to heat before using for
the first time, in order to expel any smells
before the introduction of food.
Do
clean the appliance regularly.
Do
remove spills as soon as they occur.
Do
always use oven gloves when removing
food shelves and trays from the oven.
Do
check that controls are in the off position
when finished.
For models fitted with spark ignition the
procedure is similar except that the burner
can be ignited by depressing the ignition
button, which is located on the fascia. Ignition
must be carried out with the door open, and if
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FITTED EQUIPMENT
Do not allow children near the cooker when in
use. Turn pan handles away from the
front so that they cannot be caught
accidentally.
Do not allow fats or oils to build up in the oven
trays or base.
Do not use abrasive cleaners or powders that
will scratch the surfaces of the hotplate
and oven.
Do not under any circumstances use the oven as
a space heater.
similar dish in our guide and use our shelf
position and gas mark setting recommendation. Shelf positions are from the top
down. When roasting with aluminium foil care
must be taken that the foil does not impair
circulation or block the oven flue outlet.
Leaks
If a smell of gas becomes apparent, the supply
should be turned off at the cylinder
IMMEDIATELY. Extinguish naked lights
including cigarettes and pipes. Do not operate
electrical switches. Open all doors and
windows to disperse any gas escape. Butane/
Propane gas is heavier than air, any escaping
gas will therefore collect at low level. The
strong unpleasant smell of gas will enable the
general area of the leak to be detected. Check
that the gas is not escaping from an unlit
appliance. Never check for leaks with a naked
flame, leak investigation should be carried out
using a leak detector spray.
Temperature control
The temperature in the oven is controlled by
a thermostatic gas tap and is variable over
the range 130 deg C to 240 deg C.
Approximate temperatures for the settings on
the control knob are shown in the following
table. The temperatures indicated refer to the
centre of the oven and at any particular
setting the oven will be hotter at the top and
cooler towards the base. The variation
between the top and centre, and centre to
bottom is approximately equivalent to one
gas mark. Good use can be made of the
temperature variation in that several dishes
requiring different temperatures may be
cooked at the same time. In this way
maximum benefit can be obtained from the
gas used to heat the oven. Care should be
taken not to overload the oven, adequate
spacing being used to allow free circulation
for heat.
Cooking guidelines
IMPORTANT - The pan supplied with the
oven is multifunctional, for use in grill and
oven. The handle design allows for removal
or insertion whilst the pan is in use. Always
remove the handle when in use.
Larger items may adversely affect the
circulation and heat distribution. Best results
will be obtained by the shelf positions in this
guide. It is not necessary to preheat the oven
but advisable for a range of dishes. The oven
is capable of full temperature in 15-20
minutes.
Most cookery books give details of the shelf
positions and gas mark settings for each
recipe. If in doubt about a recipe you intend
to use, study the recipe carefully then find a
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FITTED EQUIPMENT
Gas Mark
Temperature
1/4 - 1/2
265-275ºF
130-135ºC
Very cool
Meringues
1
285
140
Cool
Stewed fruit
2
300
150
Cool
Rich fruit cake
3
330
165
Warm
Baked custard
4
355
180
Moderate
Victoria sandwich
5
385
195
Fairly hot
Whisked sponges
6
410
210
Hot
Shortcrust pastry
7
430
220
Hot
Bread, scones
8
445
230
Very hot
Puff pastry
9
465
240
Very hot
Quick browning
Dish
Gas Mark
Shelf Position
Cooking Time
Scones
7
2
8-15 mins
Small cakes
5
2
15-25 mins
Victoria sandwich
4
2
20-30 mins
Very rich fruit cake
2
2
Approx. 60 mins per 500g
Puff pastry
8
2
15-30 mins
Flaky pastry
7
2
15-30 mins
Shortcrust pastry
6
2
15-55 mins
Shortbread fingers
3
2
25-30 mins
Ginger nuts
5
2
12-16 mins
Rice pudding
2
3
100-120 mins
Baked custard
3
3
50-60 mins
Fruit crumble
5
3
30-40 mins
Beef
3
3
25 mins per 500g plus 25 mins
7
3
15 mins per 500g plus 20 mins
3
3
30 mins per 500g plus 35 mins
7
3
25 mins per 500g plus 25 mins
Pork
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FITTED EQUIPMENT
SEITZ CONCERTINA BLINDS
EXTERNAL TV SOCKET
The windows of the habitation area are fitted
with concertina blinds and flyscreens.
An external weatherproof cable entry point
for TV and satellite cable is fitted to the
offside of the motorhome.
The flyscreens pull down from the top, the
concertina blinds up from the base and a
combination of both may be achieved by
clipping both units together in the centre to
adopt the required position. It should be
remembered that both the flyscreens and
concertina blinds are relatively delicate and
those in the living area should be treated with
care. They should be kept in a dry and dustfree state, it is advised that the mechanisms
are only lightly lubricated when they become
a little stiff and inoperative - otherwise no
maintenance is needed.
The concertina blinds are manufactured from
a paper type material and thus cleaning
solvents and aerosols should be kept well
clear from them.
Unlike Seitz roller blinds, they will not need to
be re-tensioned - any problems that should
arise should be addressed to your AutoSleeper dealer or the Motorhome Service
Centre at Willersey.
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FITTED EQUIPMENT
Filling the Truma Ultrastore with Water
TRUMA ULTRASTORE WATER
HEATER
1. Check that the safety/drain valve in the
cold water intake is closed: Lever should
be in horizontal position, position (e).
The Truma Ultrastore is a liquid gas operated
storage water heater with an additional 230V
electric heating element. It is fitted in the
base of the offside seat and is identified by
an external cowl.
2. Open hot tap in bathroom or kitchen, with
pre-selecting mixing taps or single-lever
fittings to “hot”.
3. Switch on water pump on electrical
control panel.
Operating Instructions
Always observe the operating instructions
prior to starting. The owner is responsible for
the correct operation of the appliance.
4. Leave the tap open to let air escape
while the water heater is filling. The
heater is filled when water flows out of
the tap.
A yellow sticker with the warning information
is fitted to the wardrobe door. Read this
before use.
Residues of frozen water can prevent filling if
there is a frost. The water heater can be
defrosted by switching on the heater for a
short period (max 2 minutes).
WARNING: Always mount the cowl cap
when the water heater is not being
operated and drain the water heater if
there is a risk of frost. Claims under
guarantee for damage caused by frost,
cannot be accepted either by ourselves or
Truma.
Note: If just the cold water system is being
used, without the water heater, the heater
tank is also filled up with water. In order to
avoid damage through frost, the water
contents must be drained by actuating the
safety/drain valve and also when the heater
has not been used. As an alternative, a shutoff valve can be installed upstream of the
cold and hot water connection (your AutoSleeper dealer will advise you on this).
WARNING: In the event of changing the
water pump with one of a different type,
ensure that a pressure of 2.8 bar is not
exceeded. We recommend the Shurflo
water pump model Trailking 7.
Draining the Water Heater
1. Disconnect power for water pump by
switching off the water pump switch.
2. Open hot water taps in the kitchen and
the bathroom.
3. Open safety/drain valve; with lever in
vertical position, (position f).
The water heater can now be drained directly
to the outside via the safety/drain valve.
Check that the water contents have been
completely drained (approximately 10 litres).
e = Lever position ‘closed’
f = Lever position ‘drain’
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FITTED EQUIPMENT
Control Panel (gas operation)
appliance being impaired through water, dirt
or insects. Close the isolation tap in the gas
supply line and turn off the gas cylinder.
No warranty claim will be met if this point is
not observed. Always remove the cowl cover
prior to operating the water heater.
Red Indicator Lamp “Failure”
The red indicator lamp (d) lights up if there is
a failure.
The reason for such an indication is, for
example, if no gas is available or if there is
air in the gas supply system, triggering the
excess temperature monitor. To unlock,
switch off the appliance, wait 5 minutes, and
switch on again.
a = Rotary switch ON - “gas operaton”
b = Rotary switch OFF
c = Rotary knob for temperature selection
(illuminated by green lamp “Operation”
GAS OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
In the event of faults, always contact Truma
Service (they may be contacted through your
local Auto-Sleeper dealer or direct on (01283)
528201).
WARNING: Never operate the water heater
without water in it.
ELECTRICAL OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS
Remove cowl cover (press upper centre with
both thumbs and pull from the top of cover
towards you).
WARNING: Never operate the water heater
without water in it.
d = Red indicator lamp “Failure”
To switch on, locate the mains isolator switch
adjacent to the water heater under the offside
sofa/seat. Push the rocker switch down to
turn on the electrical heating. Don’t forget to
switch off when no longer required.
Open gas cylinder and open isolation tap in
the gas supply line.
Select required water temperature at rotary
knob (b), which is infinitely variable from
approximately 30 to 70 deg C.
Note: The water temperature is fixed at
approximately 70 deg C. For a faster heating
up period the appliance can be
simultaneously operated on both gas and
electrical power.
Switch on water heater at the slide switch (a)
on the control panel, the green indicator lamp
“Operation” then lights up.
If there is air in the gas supply line, it may
take up to a minute before the gas is
available for combustion. If the appliance
switches to “Failure” during this period,
switch off the appliance - wait two minutes and switch on again.
Note: The water tank in the Truma Ultrastore
is of high quality stainless steel. The plastic
elbow water connections and the safety/drain
valve fulfil the EC guidelines for food quality
in plastic parts (90/128/EEC).
In order to avoid the colonization of micro
organisms, Truma recommend heating up the
tank to 70 deg C at regular intervals and not
using the water as drinking water.
Switching Off (gas operation)
Switch off the water heater at the slide switch
(a).
WARNING: Drain the water heater is there
is a risk of frost.
If the water heater is not to be used for a long
period, fit the cowl cover. Non-observance of
this point can lead to the operation of the
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FITTED EQUIPMENT
GENERAL SAFETY NOTES
used for some time), a slight amount of
fumes and a slight smell may be noticed
for a short time. Remedial action here is
to immediately run the heater and to
ensure adequate room ventilation.
In the event of leaks in the gas system or if
there is a smell of gas:
a) extinguish all naked flames.
b) do not smoke.
6. If the burner makes an unusual noise or if
the flame lifts off, it is likely that the gas
pressure regulator is faulty and it is
essential to have it checked.
c) switch off all appliances.
d) shut off the gas cylinder.
e) open the windows and doors.
f)
7. Items sensitive to heat (e.g. spray cans)
must not be stored in the installation
area, since excess temperatures may
under some circumstances be incurred
there.
do not actuate any electrical switches.
g) have the entire system checked by an
approved Truma engineer.
WARNING: Repairs may only be carried
out by an approved Truma engineer
8. Only pressure control equipment that
complies with EN 12864 (in vehicles) with
a fixed delivery pressure of 30 mbar must
be used for the gas system. The flow rate
of the pressure control device must
correspond to at least the maximum
consumption of all devices installed by
the system manufacturer.
1. Any alteration to the appliance (including
cowl) or the use of spare parts and
accessories which are important for the
functioning of the heater and which are
not original Truma parts, as well as the
non-observance of the installation and
operating instructions, shall lead to the
cancelling of the guarantee and
exclusion of liability claims. It also
becomes illegal to use the appliance, and
in some countries this even makes it
illegal to use the vehicle.
For vehicles we recommend the Truma
caravan regulator and the Duomatic Plus
gas pressure regulator kit for the twocylinder system. Truma regulators have
been specially developed for the harsh
stress conditions in caravans and
vehicles. As well as a safety valve that
provides protection against overpressure, they also have a pressure
gauge that can be used to check the
tightness of the gas system. The
pressure control equipment should be
operated with a de-icing system (Eis-Ex)
at temperatures around 0 deg C and
below.
2. The operating pressure for the gas
supply is 30 mbar (or 28 mbar butane/37
mbar propane) and must correspond to
the operating pressure of the appliance
(see data plate).
3. Liquid gas systems must accord with the
technical and administrative regulations
of the particular country in which they are
being used (e.g. EN 1949 for vehicles).
National regulations must be respected.
Regulator connecting hoses that meet
national regulations must always be used
in the respective country for which the
equipment is destined. These hoses must
be checked regularly for brittleness.
Winter-proof special hoses must always
be used if the equipment is operated
during the winter.
Note: The testing of the gas system must
be repeated every two years by a
qualified specialist and, if appropriate,
confirmed on the inspection certificate.
The vehicle owner is always responsible
for arranging the inspection.
4. Liquid gas equipment must not be used
when refuelling, in multi-storey car parks,
in garages or on ferries.
5. During the initial operation of a brand
new appliance (or after it has not been
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TECHNICAL DATA
Maintenance
determined in accordance with EN 624 or
Truma test conditions.
Use wine vinegar for de-scaling the water
heater; this should be introduced into the
appliance via the water supply. Allow the
product to react and then thoroughly flush out
the appliance with plenty of fresh water. To
sterilise the water Truma recommend “Certisil
Combina” or “Micropur Forte”.
Manufacturer:
Truma Geratetechnik GmbH & Co. KG
P.O. Box 12252
85637 Putzbrunn (Munich)
Germany
Note: The water tank in the Truma Ultrastore
is of high quality stainless steel. The plastic
elbow water connections and the safety/drain
valve fulfil the EC guidelines for food quality
in plastic parts (90/128/EEC).
Water contents: 10 litres or 14 litres.
Water pressure: up to max. 2.8 bar.
Type of gas: Liquid gas (propane/butane).
Operating pressure: 30 mbar.
In order to avoid the colonisation of micro
organisms, Truma recommend heating up the
tank to 70 deg C at regular intervals and not
using the water as drinking water.
Rated thermal output: 1500 W.
Gas consumption: 120 g/h.
Heating up time from approx. 15 deg C to
approx. 70 deg C (10 litres)
Gas operation approx. 34 mins.
Electrical operation: approx. 45 mins.
Gas and electrical operation: approx. 25
mins.
Heating up time from approx. 15 deg C to
approx. 70 deg C (14 litres)
Gas operation approx. 50 mins.
Electrical operation: approx. 72 mins.
Gas and electrical operation: approx. 38
mins.
Power consumption 12V
Ignition: 0.17A.
Heating up: 0.08A.
Standby: 0.04A.
Power consumption 230V
Heating up: (3.7A) 850W
Weight (empty): approx. 6.7 kgs.
Declaration of conformity:
The Truma-Ultrastore model has been tested
and approved through the DVGW and fulfils
the EC gas appliance guidelines (90/396/
EEC) as well as the associated EC
guidelines. The CE product number is
available for EU countries: CE-0085AP0038.
EEC Type Approval:
e1 022604.
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FAULT FINDING
GAS OPERATION
Symptom
Cause
When switching on, the heater does not operate
a) No 12V supply
b) Window open
Check the power supply (operation voltage min. 10.5V)
Check the water heater fuse (refer to maintenance “Fuses”).
Close any windows above the cowl.
When switching on, the heater does not operate
and the red lamp lights up
a) Cowl cover fitted
b) Air in the gas supply
c) No gas supply
d) Incorrect gas pressure
Remove cowl cover and/or clear any obstruction.
Check gas valves and gas bottle.
To unlock (and purge air), switch off the appliance, wait 5 minutes, and switch on again.
Heater operates for a prolonged time and
then the red lamp lights up
a) Over temperature thermostat
operated
Check water content, refill if required (close drain valve).
To unlock, switch off the appliance, wait 5 minutes, and switch on again.
ELECTRICAL OPERATION
Symptom
Cause
When switching on, the heater does not operate
a) No 230V supply voltage
b) Over temperature thermostat
operated
Connect the caravan to the site supply and/or check residual current circuit breaker.
Check water content, refill if required (close drain valve).
The electrical heating element is fitted with an excess temperature cut-out. In event of a fault,
switch off at the control panel, wait 5 minutes, then switch on again.
WATER SUPPLY
Symptom
Cause
Water drips from the safety/drain valve
a) Water pressure too high
Check water pressure (max. 2.8 bar), use a pressure reducer when connected to central water
supply.
When opening the cold water tap, hot
water comes out.
a) Hot water flows back through
the cold water supply
Fit a no-return valve in the cold water supply (refer to installation instructions).
If fault persists contact Truma Service.
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EBERSPÄCHER AIRTRONIC D2 SPACE HEATER
Red LED
Temperature pre-selection control knob
Left-hand end stop approx. 8ºC - small
amount of heat
Right hand end stop approx. 34°C - large
amount of heat
Heater “On” Key
Red LED - Operation check for heater
Switch off (not in combination with mini clock)
Ventilation “On” Key
Blue LED - operation check for ventilation
Blue LED
may regulate to a lower heat setting. In this
situation the temperature control may need to
be adjusted. Alternatively, the Airtronic will
increase its output automatically after the
external heat source has been switched off.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS FOR MINI
CONTROLLER
The mini controller enables you to set the
heater installed in the vehicle to the
temperature you require.
METHOD OF OPERATION
Start heater - heating mode:
Use the
Function:
button to start the heater in
Switching on
heating mode (continuous operation). You
can adjust the required temperature with the
control knob
. If the heater is in heating
The red LED in the operating control lights up
when the heater is switched on. The glow pin
is switched on and the fan will start running at
a low speed.
mode, the red LED lights up as a check.
Please note! If there is any residual heat
within the heat exchanger from a previous
heating operation, the fan only (cold blowing)
will run until the residual heat has been
dissipated.
Start heater - ventilation mode:
Use the
button to start the heater in
ventilation mode (continuous operation). The
control knob
has no function in ventilation
mode. If the heater is in ventilation mode, the
blue LED lights up as a check.
Start
Switch off heater:
Fuel starts to be delivered after approx. 60
seconds.
Use the
Alrtronic D2
button to switch off the heater.
The fuel-air mixture in the combustion
chamber ignites. Once the combi-sensor
(flame sensor) has detected the flame, the
glow pin is switched off after 60 seconds.
Heater or ventilation mode is terminated and
the corresponding LED goes out. Heating
mode is terminated with after run, of
approximately 3 minutes.
After another 120 seconds the Airtronic has
reached the control stage POWER
(maximum fuel quantity and maximum fan
speed).
Note: The Airtronic may be located in the
same area as another external heat source
such as a water heater.
If the heat source is operated, the Airtronic
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In the event of malfunction, check the
following points:
Operation with Bio-diesel
The Airtronic heater is not certified for
operation with bio-diesel. A mixture of biodiesel up to a maximum of 10% is
acceptable.
If the Airtronic does not start when it is
switched on:
Switch off the Airtronic and then switch it
back on again, but no more than twice in
succession-
Heating at high altitudes
When using the heater at high altitudes,
please note:
If the Airtronic still does not start, then check:
Is there fuel in the tank?
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Up to 1500m: Unlimited heating is
possible.
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Over 1500m: Heating is possible for short
periods at this altitude (eg taking a short
break while driving over a mountains
pass). Heating is not possible for longer
periods at this altitude (eg winter
camping).
Have any fuses blown?
Airtronic 12 V - main fuse 20 A
Airtronic 12/24 V - control fuse 5 A
Are all electric wires and connections OK?
Are the heating-air duct, combustion air
hose or the exhaust-gas tube blocked?
If the Airtronic unintentionally remains in
‘ventilating’ mode after it is switched on, the
control element has to be checked for a short
circuit.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
If these points are OK, please contact your
nearest Eberspächer service centre.
Before commencing any work on the
Airtronic, disconnect the vehicle battery.
FUEL AT LOW TEMPERATURES / HIGH
ALTITUDES
The Airtronic may only be started up if the top
cover and the hood have been mounted in
accordance with the regulations and if the air
duct on the suction and heating air side has
also been carried out in accordance with the
regulations.
Concerning the installation and repair of the
Airtronic
Danger of burns and Injury!
Fuel Supply
The heater runs smoothly on the same
commercial quality fuel as your vehicle
engine.
During operation the top cover must not be
opened and hot or moving parts must not be
touched.
Fuel for low temperatures
Refineries and fuel service stations
automatically adjust the fuel to normal winter
temperatures (winter diesel). This means that
difficulties are only to be expected for
extreme drops in temerature, as would also
apply to the vehicle engine. Please also refer
to the vehicle manual.
Important Instructions for the Installation
and repair of the Airtronic
When mounting or repairing the heater, only
original spare parts must be used. Changes
to the Airtronic or to components relevant to
the heating are not approved by Ebespacher.
This includes air and exhaust systems. Only
the control elements provided and / or
approved by Eberspächer, either on their own
or in a given combination, may be used to
operate the Airtronic, The use of other control
elements may lead to malfunctions of the
heater / heating.
Note:
•
Winter diesel will operate down to a
temperature of -25ºC.
•
Special cold diesel fuel (arctic diesel) will
operate down to -40ºC.
•
Mixtures with used oil are now allowed.
•
After refuelling with winter or cold diesel,
the fuel pipes and the fuel pump must be
filled with the new fuel by letting the
heater run for 15 minutes.
Operation
Non-compliance with the statutory, safety and
/ or function specifications may lead to the
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lapse of the General Design Certification
(ABG) of the Airtronic and also to the
exclusion of guarantee and liability on the
part of the company J. Eberspächer GmbH &
Go.
CAUTION!
The exhaust gasses exit the heater at a very
high temperature. When camping in long
grass, remove any such grass from the area
around the heater exhaust exit point
Important Information:
Switch off heater before refuelling
Do not cover heater in such a way as to block
inlet or outlet air ducts.
Never operate the heater in confined spaces
i.e. garages.
Every combustion process generates
exhaust gas, which has toxic constituents
because of this and high temperatures
generated, the exhaust pipe must comply
with the installation instruction.
Failure to comply with the instruction or
operation of the heater in confined spaces
(i.e. garages) harbours the risk of poisoning.
The heater may only be used for the purpose
specified by the manufacturer and in
compliance with the operating Instructions
supplied with every heater.
Operating the heater is not permitted when
inflammable vapours or dust can build up,
e.g. near fuel, coal or sawdust stores, grain
silos etc.
Switch off heater and wait for blower fan to
stop before isolating batteries.
When the heater or the heating system is
damaged, an authorised workshop must be
called in to repair the damage using genuine
spare parts.
When carrying out electric welding work on
the vehicle, disconnect the positive terminal
from the battery and ‘earth it’ in order to
protect the control unit.
Do not place aerosol cans, alcohol,
inflammable liquids or inflammable materials
in front of the heater or hot air outlets.
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EBERSPÄCHER AIRLECTRIC DUCT HEATER
Red LED
Temperature Control Knob
Heating “On” Button
Red LED - Confirms Heating is ON
OFF Control
Vent (Cool Air) Button
Blue LED - Confirms Vent Mode
Blue LED
DESCRIPTION
The Eberspacher Duct Heater provides
electrical heating, when mains is available, to
give you more flexibility than ever before,
whilst maintaining all the proven capability of
our popular diesel heating systems.
The system is wired to operate automatically,
whereby the system “knows” when mains is
available and automatically selects electric
heating.
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When the heating button (1) is pressed, the
RED LED will come on to indicate the heater
is operating. There will be a delay of
approximately 10 seconds while the fan is
started. After this delay, the electric heating
will come on. The temperature level is set
using the rotary control (2). To turn the
heating off, at any time, press the “0” button
(3).
AUTOMATIC OPERATION OF
HEATING
Automatic Diesel Heating
If there is no mains available, the system will
operate as a standard diesel heater (please
refer to your Airtronic D4/D2 heater manual
for detailed information about its operation.)
Automatic Mode - Switching between
diesel and electric heating
To turn the heating on, press the heating
button (1). Heater operation is confirmed by
the RED LED indicator (5). After a short
delay, the heater will blow warm air through
the system. The desired temperature level is
set using the rotary control (2), clockwise for
warmer, anticlockwise for cooler. To turn the
heating off, at any time, press the “0” button
(3).
The system will automatically switch between
diesel and electric heating, when wired for
automatic operation. When mains is
available, electric heating is provided. Should
the power fail, or be switched off, the system
will switch back to diesel heating.
There is a delay whilst heating switchover
takes place - this is not a system fault. Part of
the controlled changeover sequence involves
starting or stopping the diesel heater in a
controlled manner to maximise its operation
time between services.
Automatic Electric Heating
For electric heating to work, the hook-up
must be plugged into a 230V - (50-60 Hz)
mains supply, capable of providing at least
6A. It may be necessary to turn other
electrical items OFF in order to ensure that
6A is available for heating. (Failure to do this
may result in the circuit breakers operating
due to excess current demand.)
1. Switching from Diesel to Electric
Heating (Automatic Mode)
When mains is available, there is an initial 16
second delay time when the system checks
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that a steady supply is available. Once it
decides there is, the diesel heater will first
perform a controlled shutdown (essential for
maximum heater life), which takes
approximately 4 minutes. Next, it cools the
electric heating area down before switching
the heating element on. In all, the
changeover process (diesel to electric
heating) takes around 41/2 minutes.
2. Switching from Electric to Diesel
Heating (Automatic Mode)
If the mains input is switched off, for any
reason (or the hook-up is unplugged), the
system will keep the heating on by
automatically switching over to diesel. There
is an initial 16 second delay whilst the control
ensures the mains is definitely OFF, after
which the diesel heater is turned on. (The
diesel heater then takes approximately 30
seconds to start up).
VENT MODE AND TECHNICAL
SPECIFICATION
Vent Mode
The Eberspächer system can also operate in
vent mode, i.e. cold air blown through the
ducting. This is activated by pressing the
“Vent” button (4), operation is confirmed by
the BLUE LED (6). To turn vent mode OFF,
press Button 3.
Technical Specification
Input Voltage
230V - (50 - 60 Hz)
Power Rating
920W
Dimensions
265 x 158 x 120mm
(max)
Weight
1.6kg
Permissible Ambient
Temperature
Operation:
-30°C to +85°C
Permissible Ambient
Temperature
Storage:
-40°C to +85°C
Heat Rating Factor
(Ducting)
2
Operation with
Airtronic Heater
12V only
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RECOMMENDED SERVICE SCHEDULE AIRTRONIC D2
Every
Month
Every 6
Months
Every Year
(each Sept)
1. Remove glow pin and inspect for carbon build up.
Clean and/or replace.
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2. Replace fuel screen in glow pin port with special tool
supplied with new screen.
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3. Check for blocked or damaged ducting and rectify or
replace as required.
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5. Check electrical connections, including main fuse
holders, for corrosion.
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6. Check for blocked or damaged exhaust tube.
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7. Check for blocked or damaged combustion air rube.
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9. Check exhaust colour as a guide for carbon build up.
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10. Check heater delayed shut down time (approximately
240 seconds after switching off).
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11. Check all fuel lines and connections for security and
abutments; also ensure there are no fuel leaks.
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4. Inspect intake and outlet grilles for blockages; also
inspect intake fan blades for any restriction.
8. Test fire heater and check for correct operation.
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12. Remove fuel metering pump filter and replace.
13. Remove all dirt and corrosion from fuel metering
pump.
14. Check fuel metering pump for correct delivery of fuel
as shown in the Airtronic Ds Troubleshooting and
repair manual (Service station only).
Important: Please note the heat exchanger must be
replaced after 10 years of service.
Note: It is advisable that the 6 month/annual service is
carried out by an approved Eberspächer Agent.
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TECHNICAL DATA
Heater
AIRTRONIC D2
Heating medium
Air
Heat flow settings
Step
Power
High
Medium
Low
Heat flow (watt)
2200
1800
1200
850
Hot-air throughput without counter pressure (kg/h)
105
90
60
40
Fuel consumption (l/h)
0.28
0.23
0.15
0.10
34
22
12
8
Electrical input (watt)
During operation 12V and 24V
When starting 12V and 24V
≤ 100
Constant ventilation mode
4 to 5
Rated voltage
12V or 24V
Operating range
Lower voltage limit
An under-voltage protecting device
in the controller turns off the heater
at approx. 10V and 20V
10.5V and 21V
Response time - under-voltage protection:
20 seconds
Upper voltage limit
An over-voltage protecting device
in the controller turns off the heater
at approx. 15V and 28V
16V and 32V
Response time - over-voltage protection:
20 seconds
Fuel
For “fuel quality” and “Fuel at low
temperatures” see Operating Instructions
Commercial diesel fuel
(acc. to DIN EN 590)
Permissible ambient temperature Operation
-40ºC to +70ºC
Permissible ambient temperature Storage
-40ºC to +85ºC
Degree of radio interferance suppression
3 for UKW, 4 for KW, 5 for MW/LW
Weight
approx. 2.7 kg
approx. 4.5 kg
All technical data ± 10%
CAUTION: Data specified has to be complied with, and the minimum/maximum values may not be
exceeded. This may lead to malfunctions of the Airtronic.
Noise emission inside the vehicle: The highest sound pressure level is < 56 dB (A) measured in the
operating setting “2”, inconformity with 3. GSGV and DIN 45 635 - Part 1.
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REFRIGERATOR MODEL RM4233
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
LP gas operation
The refrigerator can be run on either 230
volt, 12 volt or LP gas. Changing between
these modes of operation is carried out by
means of the controls on the control panel
shown above.
To start gas operation:
1. Open the shut-off valve of the gas bottle
(check that there is enough gas). Open
any onboard shut-off valve.
2. Check that the switches for mains and
12-volt operation are off.
Two rocker switches are used to select the
electric power supply, one for 230 volt (B)
and one for 12 volt (A).
3. Turn on the gas supply by pressing the
(D) knob and turning it to the large flame
symbol.
Refrigerator temperature is controlled by a
thermostat (C) when the unit runs on 230
volt.
4. Set the thermostat knob (E) to the
highest setting.
The gas supply is turned on/off by means of
the knob (D). When lighting the gas, one
must depress the knob, as explained further
on.
5. Throw on switch (F). A light in the switch
should now start to flash, indicating that
sparks are being generated at the burner.
Refrigerator temperature is controlled by a
thermostat (E) when the refrigerator runs on
LP gas. Note that the thermostat has no ‘off’
position.
6. Press the (D) button. This opens the
flame failure device and allows gas to
flow to the burner.
7. When the flame lights, the sparking stops
automatically and the switch stops
flashing.
The gas flame is electronically lit, monitored
and relit, if necessary. For this the toggle
switch (F) should be ‘on’ during gas
operation.
8. Keep the (D) button pressed for a further
10 to 15 seconds to activate the flame
failure device, then release it.
An indicator lamp in the switch flashes when
the automatic igniter attempts to light the
burner. Otherwise the lamp is off.
9. To terminate gas operation turn knob (D)
to “•” and set switch (F) to “O”.
Starting the refrigerator
230 Volt Operation
The position numbers refer to the figure
shown above.
1. Turn the knob (C) to its highest (coldest)
position.
Caution: Only use one source of energy
at a time.
2. Set switch (B) to position I.
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12 Volt Operation
Travel Catch
Your refrigerator only operates on 12 volts
when the engine of the vehicle is running.
1. If applicable, turn off the gas operation.
2. Set the 12 volt rocker switch (A) to I.
Winter operation
Please check that the ventilation grills or the
flue outlet are not blocked by snow, leaves,
etc.
Ventilation grilles can be fitted with winter
covers to protect the cooling unit against cold
air. The covers may be fitted when the
outside temperature is below approximately
10ºC and should be fitted when the
temperature is below freezing point.
Make sure that the travel catch is engaged
when the vehicle is on the move (see
diagram above).
The travel catch at the top of the door can be
set in two different positions. In one position
the door is held tightly shut. In the other
position the door is secured ajar so that the
refrigerator can be aired when not in use.
Note: The covers should also be fitted when
the vehicle is to be driven as required by
European Type Approval for vehicle external
projections.
Food storage
We suggest that you also fit the winter covers
when the vehicle is laid up during the winter
months.
Always keep food in closed containers. Never
put hot food in the refrigerator, allow it to cool
first.
Never keep items in the refrigerator which
might give off flammable gases.
The 2-star (**) frozen food compartment is
intended for the storage of frozen food and
for making ice. It is not suitable for freezing
items of food.
Never put bottles or cans of fizzy drinks in the
frozen food storage compartment as they
may burst when freezing. Also do not give
children iced lollies straight from the frozen
food compartment as they could cause frost
burns.
Most kinds of frozen food can be stored in
the frozen food compartment for about a
month. This period of time may vary,
however, and it is important to follow the
instructions in the individual packets.
Regulating the temperature
It will take a few hours to reach normal
operating temperature. We suggest you start
it well in advance of a trip and if possible
store it with pre-cooled foodstuffs.
On 230 volt operation the refrigerator is
controlled by a thermostat and the thermostat
knob (C) should be set at 3-5. If a lower
(colder) temperature is desired, set the
thermostat to a higher figure.
On 12 volt operation the refrigerator works
continuously.
On LP gas operation the refrigerator is
regulated by the gas thermostat (E) which
should be set at 3-5. If a lower (colder)
temperature is desired, set the thermostat to
a higher figure.
Making Ice Cubes
Ice cubes are best frozen overnight. At night,
the refrigerator has less work to do and the
unit has more reserves.
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Defrosting
As time goes by, frost builds up on the fins.
When the layer of frost is about 3mm thick,
the refrigerator should be defrosted.
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Turning off
If the refrigerator is not to be used for some
time:
Switch off the refrigerator, as described in
‘Switching Off’
Remove the ice cube tray and food
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Leave the refrigerator door open
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After defrosting (freezer compartment
and fins free of frost), wipe the cabinet
dry with a cloth
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Use a cloth to mop up the water from the
freezer compartment
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Switch the refrigerator back on again
WARNING: The layer of ice must never be
removed forcibly, nor may defrosting be
accelerated using a heat source
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Set any switches to 0.
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Set the gas valve (D) to ●.
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Shut off any on-board valve in the gas
line to the refrigerator.
•
Empty the refrigerator, defrost and clean
it as described earlier. Leave the main
door and the frozen food compartment
ajar. Use the travel catch to hold in this
position.
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When the vehicle is laid up for a long
period of time fit the winter covers onto
the vent grilles.
Maintenance
•
Work on gas components and electrical
installation may only be carried out by
authorized personnel. We recommend
you contact your Motorhome Service
Centre or a Dometic Service Centre
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EN 1949 stipulates that the appliance’s
gas equipment and its associated fume
system must be inspected after
installation and a certificate issued.
Afterwards a qualified technician must
inspect according to EN 1949 every two
years and a certificate issued. It is the
user’s responsibility to arrange for
inspections after purchase.
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It is recommended that the gas burner be
inspected and cleaned as necessary at
least once a year.
Note: Water thawing in the main
compartment of the refrigerator runs into a
container at the back of the unit, from where
it evaporates.
Cleaning
Clean the inside of the refrigerator regularly
to keep it fresh and hygienic.
Soak a cloth in a solution of a teaspoon of
bicarbonate of soda to half a litre of warm
water. Wring out the cloth and use it to clean
the interior of the refrigerator and its fittings.
Never use detergents, scouring powder,
strongly scented products or wax polish to
clean the interior of the refrigerator as they
may damage the surfaces and leave a strong
odour.
We recommend maintenance following an
extended shutdown of the vehicle.
The exterior of the refrigerator should be
wiped clean now and again, using a damp
cloth and a small quantity of detergent, but
not the door gasket, which should only be
cleaned with soap and water and then
thoroughly dried.
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Some Useful Hints:
Make sure that:
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Defrosting is carried out periodically.
The refrigerator is left with the door ajar
when it is not to be used for some time.
Liquids or items with a strong odour are
well packaged.
The ventilation openings are
unobstructed.
The door is secured by means of the
travel catch when the vehicle is on the
move.
Only one mode of operation at a time is
used to run the refrigerator.
Technical Data
Capacity
Gross……………………………. ........ 70 litres
Net……………………………. ............ 60 litres
Frozen food compartment.……… .... 6.5 litres
Electrical data
Input 230 V ……………………… .... 125 watt
Input 12 V ……………………… .... 120 watt
Energy consumption/24 hr …… ....... 2.5 kWh
LP gas data
Input…………………………… ........ 232 watt
Input, low flame …………………. ..... 116 watt
Energy consumption/24 hr ……… .... 0.31 kg
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8. After use, open the valve blade (if still
closed) by turning the handle anticlockwise. Flush the toilet by pressing the
flush knob for several seconds. Close the
valve blade after use.
THETFORD CASSETTE C-402
TOILET
Preparing for use
Open the access door on the outside of your
motorhome.
Note: Do not leave water in the bowl if the
toilet is not being used. This does not help to
reduce unpleasant smells and only leads to
flooding.
Turn the water filling funnel outwards, remove
the cap and add the stated amount of
Thetford toilet fluid for the water tank. This
ensures a better and cleaner flush and keeps
the water in the flush tank fresh. After this, fill
the water tank with clean water.
Comment: To avoid blockages we advise the
use of Thetford’s fast dissolving toilet paper,
Aqua Soft.
Screw the cap back onto the water filling
funnel and turn it back inwards towards the
side of the flush water tank.
Emptying
The waste tank has a capacity of 17 litres
and must be emptied at the latest when the
red light in the level display lights up. The
indicator lamp will light up when the waste
tank can still take about 2 litres, which is
about three uses. It is advisable to empty the
waste tank earlier.
Note: 150 ml water remains in the water
filling funnel when the water tank is empty.
1. Remove the waste tank by pulling the
safety catch upwards.
2. Pull the waste tank outward to the stop.
Tip it slightly and take the tank fully out.
Note: Do not allow the waste tank to become
too full.
3. Place the tank upright and turn the
emptying spout upwards.
9. Make sure that the valve blade is closed.
Open the access door located outside the
vehicle. Pull the safety catch upwards
and remove the waste tank.
4. Remove the cap, with the measuring cup
inside, from the emptying spout and pour
the stated quantity of toilet fluid into the
waste tank. This avoids unpleasant
smells in the waste tank and keeps the
inside of the waste tank clean. Next add
approximately 2 litres of water - enough
to ensure that the bottom of the waste
tank is covered. Screw the cap back onto
the emptying spout. Turn the emptying
spout back to its original position.
10. Stand the waste tank upright (Pull-out
handle at the top, wheels at the bottom).
Press the handle down and move it away
from the waste tank until it snaps out of
its locked position.
11. Pull the handle up and wheel the waste
tank to an authorised waste dump.
12. Push the handle back. Turn the emptying
spout upwards and remove the cap from
the spout. Hold the waste tank by the
upper handle with one hand, while
placing your other hand by the rear
handle so that during emptying you can
operate the vent plunger with your thumb.
To empty the tank without splashing,
depress the vent plunger while emptying
the tank. After emptying, flush the tank
thoroughly with water. Also clean the
valve blade with water.
WARNING: Never add toilet fluid via the
valve blade or via the toilet bowl.
5. Slide the waste tank back into its original
position via the access door.
Note: Never use force if you cannot get the
tank back into place easily. This may cause
serious damage.
6. Make sure that the waste tank is secured
with the safety catch. Shut the access
door and lock it.
7. Run water into the bowl by pressing the
flush knob briefly or open the valve blade
by turning the handle anti-clockwise. Your
Thetford toilet is now ready for use.
Note: The vent plunger should only be
pressed once the emptying spout is pointing
downwards!
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13. If required make the toilet ready for use
once again. Slide the waste tank into the
toilet and close the access door.
Storage
It is important that you follow the instructions
below if you do not expect to use the
Thetford toilet for a long period.
14. Open the valve blade by turning the
handle on the toilet anti-clockwise. Press
the blue knob until the water stops
flowing into the bowl. Close the valve
blade.
15. Open the access door on the outside of
your motorhome and turn the water filling
funnel outwards. Remove the cap and
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empty the water filling funnel by turning it
a quarter turn anti-clockwise.
hand. Push the float upwards, turn the
float a half turn and remove it from below.
Remove the rubber seal that is under the
float. Rinse the float and rubber seal
under a tap. Replace the rubber seal and
the float for the automatic pressure
release vent in the same way.
16. Remove the waste tank and empty this at
an authorised waste dump. Follow the
instructions for cleaning and
maintenance.
17. Replace the waste tank and open the
valve blade by moving the handle on the
toilet to the left.
The rubber seal in the toilet (the valve blade
seal, the mechanism seal, the automatic
pressure release vent seal and the cap seal)
should be regularly treated with Thetford High
Grade Seal Lubricant. This will ensure that
the seals remain supple and in good
condition. If the toilet is not to be used for any
length of time, it is important to treat the seals
with Thetford High Grade Seal Lubricant after
cleaning.
Cleaning and Maintenance
The toilet should be cleaned and maintained
regularly, depending on the amount of use.
To clean Thetford toilets, we advise using
water and Thetford Plastic Cleaner.
Note: Never use household cleaners
(bleach, solvents or other powerful cleaning
agents). These may cause permanent
damage to the seals and other toilet
components.
NOTE: Never use Vaseline or any vegetable
oil except olive oil. These may cause
leakage.
N.B.: The valve blade seal is a part of the
toilet that is subject to wear. Depending on
the extent and manner of service, after a
certain period the seal will become less
effective and must be replaced.
Toilet:
*
Squirt Thetford Plastic Cleaner in the
toilet.
*
Flush the bowl with water and wipe down
the rest of the toilet with a damp cloth.
Winter operation
TIP: For a really shining toilet, dry it with a
soft dry cloth after cleaning.
*
You can use your Thetford cassette toilet as
usual in cold weather, as long as the toilet is
situated in a heated location. If this is not the
case there is a risk of freezing. In that case
we advise that the toilet is drained by
following the instructions under ‘Storage’.
Clean seat and lid. The seat and lid can
easily be removed. Lift the lid and seat
together and pull upwards. After
cleaning, replace the seat and lid by
positioning the round pins above the
holes and then pushing the lid and seat
downwards.
For environmental reasons the use of
antifreeze, such as that used in a car radiator,
is not advised.
Waste Tank:
We advise a thorough cleaning of the waste
tank once each season.
*
Remove the mechanism from the waste
tank by turning it anti-clockwise, as
shown on the waste tank. Rinse the
complete mechanism under a tap.
*
Remove the cover plate from the
automatic pressure release vent by
prising it up using a screwdriver. Use one
hand to push the automatic pressure
release vent open, while holding the float
of the automatic pressure release vent
on the inside of the tank with the other
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TELEVISION (where fitted)
OMNI-STEP ELECTRIC STEP
If your vehicle is fitted with an Avtex TV/DVD
then please note the following points:
Your vehicle is fitted with an electrically
operated side step. In the event of the step
being left extended a buzzer, positioned
under the dashboard, will sound (when the
ignition is switched on) and the step will selfretract.
•
For detailed operating instructions and
specification please refer to the literature
supplied with the vehicle.
•
Avtex operate a helpline for users
experiencing problems with any of their
products. Whether it is difficulty with
tuning, setting up the equipment or a
physical malfunction then contact their
Service Department on 02920 020279
(normal business hours).
They will be able to talk to you through
many issues, but if there is still a problem
they will arrange for a courier to collect
your set from any UK postcode (including
campsites) for return to their factory
overnight. The repaired equipment will
normally be despatched the following day
for return to the customer.
This service is free during the warranty
period. After the warranty has expired the
service is still available but there will be a
charge.
•
Maintenance
Dirt and frost can prevent the step from
operating properly. In this case the moving
parts should be cleaned or defrosted. All
points of movement are layered in
maintenance-free bearings.
Consult manufacturers literature for further
maintenance details.
Warning: If for any reason the TV is
removed from the support bracket
provided, ensure that when it is re-fitted
that only the original screws (or ones of
the same length) are used. If longer
screws are used they may damage the
internal components of the equipment.
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has three gas hobs, a single 230V AC electric
hotplate and a storage cupboard below. This
cupboard also houses the red isolation taps
for each gas appliance. For explanation of
the symbols on each tap, please refer to
page 7-8.
INTERNAL LAYOUT
General
The Symbol is designed as a two or four
berth model, with one or two forward facing
travelling seats in the rear.
Adjacent to the cooker is a stainless steel
sink and drainer concealed by a glass lid,
which may be used as a chopping board. The
sink is fed by a mixer tap mounted to the left
of the sink.
Cab Seats
Both the reclining cab seats have full forward
and rearward movement by releasing the
catch on the front of the seat and sliding it to
the required position.
Beneath the sink/drainer there is a cupboard,
which gives access to storage space, and
also a separate cutlery drawer.
Accommodation Seating
The Symbol features a forward facing seat,
with seatbelt, on the nearside and an inward
facing sofa on the offside, both with lift up
seat bases giving access to the under seat
storage. The ES model has a forward facing
seat, with seatbelt, on the offside in place of
the sofa.
The Dometic tilt-tolerant refrigerator is
located beneath the kitchen unit worktop. A
red warning light on the refrigerator will
illuminate when it is operating on 12 volt.
Between the fridge and the worktop is a slide
out worktop extension. All kitchen shelves are
coated with a plastic material which is easily
cleaned should a spillage occur.
Please note that Auto Sleepers advise
against the retrofitting of additional seat belts.
On the side of the kitchen unit, adjacent to
the offside rear door, behind a flip up, is an
external shower which is complete with a
retractable hose and mixer tap.
Security
Passengers are reminded that it is a legal
requirement to wear the seat belts provided
whilst the vehicle is in motion.
A high level unit above the kitchen area
comprises two large and two small storage
cupboards. The rearmost large cupboard
houses the crockery set for four people.
Table
Two tables are supplied with the Symbol. A
large table with folding legs can be
positioned along the vehicle to form a large
dinette, with the nearside seat lowered to the
bed position to provide additional seating.
When not required this table should be
securely stowed in the wardrobe.
The kitchen area is illuminated by two
individually switched 12V spot lights and two
large roof mounted fluorescent lights.
The offside rear pillar, above the worktop,
incorporates a 230V mains socket, a 12V
socket and the Eberspacher space heater
control. Above the rear doors is the electrical
control panel with scrolling menu display and
programmable control of all the vehicles
electrical services. It incorporates a fresh
water level indicator and master switches for
the water pump and 12 volt circuits.
A smaller table is stored behind the backrest
of the offside sofa, and this can be placed in
position adjacent to the sliding door to form a
twin dinette, utilizing the swiveling cab seat
and the forward facing rear seat. The leg for
this table is stored in the rear of the
wardrobe, and fits into a hole in the floor.
When this table is not in use the bung should
be fitted to the hole in the floor.
Shower Compartment
The shower compartment consists of a
Thetford cassette toilet, drop-down hand
basin with mixer tap, vanity unit with mirrors,
and full length shower curtain. The shower
compartment is also fitted with a roof
Caution: The tables must be stored when
the vehicle is in motion.
Kitchen Area
The kitchen area, on the offside rear of the
vehicle, comprises a Spinflo cooker, which
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ventilator, with hinged flyscreen, and a
fluorescent light. A toothbrush holder, towel
rail and showerhead with mixer tap are also
provided. A plastic shower mat prevents
damage to the shower tray when not in use.
The drop-down hand basin may be removed,
by lifting simultaneously upwards and
forwards, for cleaning and retrieval, if
required, of items (soaps etc.) that may have
fallen into the catchment basin.
On the front panel below the sofa is the
Ultrastore water heater control switch, and
there is a warm air outlet and a 230V mains
electricity socket fitted at the rear end of the
sofa.
Under the nearside seat is a slide out
stowage tray accessed by the drop down
door. On the outside of this seat, and
accessible when the side door is open, is the
switch for the retractable step and the
exterior awning light.
There is a blown warm air outlet duct fitted
near the floor, and a larger mirror fitted on the
forward wall.
A flat screen digital TV, complete with remote
control, is fitted to the roof above the cab
area and is visible from the lounge area.
The toilet is fed through its own integral water
supply and is serviced by opening the door in
the side of the shower compartment adjacent
to the rear door.
A fire extinguisher is fitted behind the driver’s
seat.
Storage
The shower compartment door incorporates
a fold out screen which bolts to the underside
of the high level kitchen cupboard forming a
private dressing area at the rear of the
vehicle.
Storage is provide by the cupboards, lockers
and within the seat bases. Additional storage
is available in the overcab shelves and
various small pockets around the vehicle. A
large drawer is fitted beneath the floor at the
rear of the vehicle, and a cupboard is built
into the end wall of the shower compartment,
both of which are accessed via the open rear
doors.
Wardrobe
The wardrobe is situated adjacent to the
shower compartment and has a hanging rail
and storage clips for the free standing table.
Below the wardrobe is a drawer, and below
that is the gas bottle storage compartment
which is accessed from outside the vehicle.
Heavy items must not be stored in any
overhead locker, nor in any storage area from
which they could come free and cause injury
to the occupants of the vehicle. Ensure all
cupboards are securely fastened before
moving off (i.e. that the push buttons are in
the ‘locked’ position).
Lounge Area
The lounge area is at the front of the vehicle
and consists of an inward facing bench seat
on the offside and the traveling seat, on the
nearside, which can be extended to form a
bench seat. The offside bench seat has a
slatted base which lifts up to provide access
to the underseat storage. (In order to make
lifting the seat base easier it is recommended
that the backrest is first laid flat against the
seat cushion). An overhead cocktail cabinet,
with a roll front, houses wine glasses for four
people, and a smoke alarm is located on the
side panel.
Ensure any articles stowed below the cab
seats will not come loose when the vehicle is
being driven.
Lighting is provided by twin spotlamps,
individually switched, on tracking rails above
the sofa, and two recessed ceiling mounted
lamps. There is also a reading lamp above
the nearside seat.
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LOCATION OF KEY FACILITIES
Control/thermostat for space heater
On panel adjacent to offside rear door
Electric step switch
On outside panel of nearside rear seat
Fuses, 12V DC
On electrical control unit front panel
Gas control for Ultrastore water heater
On front panel of offside sofa
Gas isolation taps
In cupboard under cooker
Halogen reading lights
Under overhead lockers in lounge area, all
individually switched
Miniature Circuit Breakers (MCBs)
On electrical control unit front panel
Mains electrical switch for Ultrastore
water heater
Under offside seat adjacent to heater
Mains electrical switch for space heater
Not fitted
Main 12V control panel
On panel above rear entrance door
Main 12V switch for lighting
On 12V control panel
Radio isolation switch
Not available with modern vehicle wiring
Radio rear speakers
In rear ceiling, volume may be balanced
side to side
Residual Current Device (RCD)
On electrical control unit front panel
Safe
N/A. Lockable drawer under rear floor
Smoke alarm
On ceiling adjacent to wardrobe
TV aerial socket
Separate item not fitted
Water heater safety / drain valve
Under offside sofa/seat
Water pump / Filter
Under offside sofa/seat
12V DC socket
On panel adjacent to offside rear door
230V sockets
1 off on panel beside offside rear door
1 off on panel under offside sofa/seat
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SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS
SYMBOL ES
SYMBOL
Single bed
Nearside - Slide front passenger seat to
rearmost position, raise the armrest and then
rotate through 180º to face rearward.
Release the catch on side of the rear seat
and pull forward to touch the front seat.
Adjust cushions and the front seat height, if
necessary, to form a flat bed.
Single bed
Nearside - Slide front passenger seat to
rearmost position, raise the armrest and then
rotate through 180º to face rearward.
Release the catch on side of the rear seat
and pull forward to touch the front seat.
Adjust cushions and the front seat height, if
necessary, to form a flat bed.
Offside - Slide driver seat to rearmost
position, raise the armrest and then rotate
through 180º to face rearward. Release the
catch on side of the rear seat and pull
forward to touch the front seat. Adjust
cushions and the front seat height, if
necessary, to form a flat bed.
Offside - Slide driver seat forward, raise the
armrest and then rotate through 90º to face
inward. Adjust the position of the front seat
and its height, if necessary, to form a flat bed.
Remove the backrest cushion from the
longitudinal sofa to create the maximum
width single bed.
Transverse double bed
Release the catch on side of the nearside
rear seat and pull forward to its full extent.
Release the catch on side of the offside rear
seat and pull forward to its full extent. Use
the backrest cushions to fill the gap between
the two seats, and the infil cushions to fill the
gap to the bodyside.
Transverse double bed
Release the catch on side of the nearside
rear seat and pull forward to its full extent.
Pull the sofa base and cushion towards the
centre of the vehicle until it meets the
nearside bed. Adjust the height of the support
legs if necessary. Arrange the sofa backrest
cushions to fill the remaining gap.
Overhead roof bed (where fitted)
In order to use the overhead roof bed,
release the safety clips, grasp the handles on
each side of the bed and pull downwards
until bed is flat and level. To gain access to
the bed, clip the ladder securely in place on
the side of the frame. When the bed is in use
the safety net must be secured in position.
To stow the bed reverse the above
procedure, making sure to fold the safety net
flat on the mattress before raising the bed.
WARNING: When bunks are used by
children, especially under six years of
age, care shall be taken against the risk of
falling out.
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SINGLE BED ASSEMBLY (SYMBOL)
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NORMAL SEATING ASSEMBLY (SYMBOL ES)
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SINGLE BED ASSEMBLY (SYMBOL ES)
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PARTS LIST (SYMBOL)
Item
Part No
Description/Cushion type
Qty
Notes
1
CS0161
2
CS0161
CAB SEAT RH
1
-
CAB SEAT LH
1
-
3
4
CS0343
BENCH SEAT BASE CUSHION
1
-
CS0343
BENCH SEAT BACK REST
1
5
N/A
-
-
-
-
6
N/A
-
-
-
7
CS0343
NEARSIDE BACKREST CUSHION
1
-
8
CS0343
NEARSIDE SEAT CUSHION
1
-
9
CS0343
INFILL CUSHION
1
-
10
CS0343
INFILL CUSHION
1
-
11
CS0334
ROOF MATTRESS
1
-
12
CS0334
ROOF MATTRESS
1
-
13
CS0334
ROOF MATTRESS
1
-
PARTS LIST (SYMBOL ES)
Item
Part No
Description/Cushion type
Qty
Notes
1
CS0161
DRIVERS CAB SEAT RH
1
-
2
CS0161
PASSENGER CAB SEAT LH
1
-
3
CS0344
NEARSIDE F/F SEAT, BACKREST & INFILL
1
-
4
CS0344
OFFSIDE F/F SEAT & BACKREST
1
-
5
CS0344
SINGLE & DOUBLE BED WALL INFILL
1
-
6
CS0344
OFFSIDE F/F SEAT INFILL CUSHION
1
-
7
CS0344
DOUBLE BED CENTRE INFILL CUSHION
1
-
8
CS0344
CAB SEAT CENTRE INFILL
1
-
11
CS0334
OVERHEAD BED CUSHION SET
3
-
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Stainless Steel Sink and Drainer
EQUIPMENT ARRANGEMENT
The stainless steel sink and drainer should
only be cleaned with light detergent. Under
no circumstances should bleach be used
since this will react adversely with the
stainless steel and may cause small holes in
the metal. Immediately beneath the sink is a
slide-out cutlery drawer. The chrome mixer
tap has a small rubber end cap to eliminate
water droplets marking the work surface
whilst in transit. A waste bin is incorporated
beneath the sink unit with a stainless steel
spice rack fitted on the adjacent wall.
Ventilation
Your vehicle is fitted with a large MPK roof
light in the kitchen area and a Seitz Heki 3
roof ventilator in the main living area (not with
optional roof bed), which can be raised or
lowered to the required height.
MPK Roof Light
The large MPK roof light is fitted with a night
blind and flyscreen; the small one in the
shower has a flyscreen only. These vents
give generous ventilation when required.
Each has a hinged flyscreen, and moving the
adjustment handle to the required position
operates the five-way opening facility.
Habitation Battery
This is located beneath the rear of the sofa
on the offside of the vehicle. Access is gained
by removing the wooden cover which is
retained by small screws. The battery is a
110 AH 12V, low maintenance, leisure battery
which should only require attention at the
annual habitation service.
Roof Ventilation
A Heki 3 roof ventilator, with blind and
flyscreen, is fitted in the main living area.
When the vehicle is being driven the roof
ventilator should be fully closed. Wind noise
may be reduced by closing the night blind
(see Appliance Section for operating
instructions). Further ventilation is provided
by an MPK roof ventilator incorporating a
night blind and flyscreen. For cleaning, the
blind and flyscreen may be hinged down and/
or the unit unclipped from the ventilator unit.
There is a further smaller MPK roof ventilator
in the shower.
If a replacement habitation battery should be
required then it is important that the
replacement be of the same type and
specification as that originally fitted.
WARNING: Switch off all appliances and
lamps before connecting or disconnecting
the habitation battery.
Do not obstruct the ventilators fitted - your
safety depends upon them.
Insulation
All body panels, except the front doors and
engine bulkhead, are insulated using
fibreglass insulation material, giving
protection against extremities of hot and cold,
and, at the same time, minimising
condensation.
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Electronic Control System/Battery
Charger
Retrofit Options
Whilst this list is not comprehensive, below
are listed suitable retrofit options. Contact
either your local Auto-Sleeper dealer or the
Motorhome Service Centre, Willersey for
further details.
A Sargent EC155 Power Control System is
fitted. It features a built in battery charger, an
LED control panel to provide intelligent
control of the 12V equipment and built in
over-discharge software to protect the
batteries. For a full description of this unit
including operating instructions and fault
finding, refer to the Connection of Services
section.
•
Cycle Rack. The Fiamma 200D or 200DJ
is recommended for fitment to the offside
rear door.
•
Top Box. A specific top box is not
recommended because of the small
amount of suitable space available on
the roof. If a box is fitted it should be
bolted through the roof, and the weight of
it and its contents must not exceed 50kg.
•
Air Conditioning. The Dometic B2200 is
recommended for air conditioning in the
habitation area.
An EM50 electrical interface adaptor box is
located on the bulkhead behind the driver’s
seat. This contains fuses and relays for
systems connected directly to the base
vehicle electrical system, and these are
unlikely to require attention from the owner.
•
Back Box. The Fiamma Ultrabox 180 or
320 would be suitable, and is fitted to the
cycle rack.
•
Rear Ladder. The Fiamma Deluxe 6 DJ
may be fitted to the nearside rear door to
combine with the 200 DJ cycle rack.
The mains hook up cable, provided as
standard with the vehicle, is stored in the
cupboard behind the shower compartment.
•
Towbar. The standard Peugeot towbar is
recommended.
Electrical - General
The 230V AC sockets fitted to your vehicle
are suitable only for medium demand
components such as televisions and
hairdryers. Safety/overload protection is
provided by the MCBs in the electrical control
box. A further 12V socket is also provided.
A strip LED awning light is provided above
the side entrance door.
Factory Fitted Options
The following optional items are available at
the time of build:
•
Cycle rack.
•
Awning.
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CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME
remove the flatting marks created by the
abrasive paper. For deep gouge type
scratches, where the paint or gel may have
been penetrated, you should first seek the
advice of your supplying Auto-Sleeper dealer.
GENERAL
In order to keep your Auto-Sleeper in first
class condition, periodic maintenance will be
required to both the bodywork, windows,
upholstery and other parts of the conversion.
This maintenance should be carried out as
follows:
Removing Scratches from Acrylic
Windows
All windows, except the chassis cab and
Luton, are manufactured in acrylic. Over time
these become scratched and their clarity
impaired. An Acrylic Window Polish removes
unwanted scratches and blemishes leaving a
clear, haze free finish. Minor scratches can
be polished out directly.
Servicing
Servicing of the conversion is the
responsibility of your local franchised AutoSleeper dealer to whom all queries should be
referred. Your local base vehicle commercial
dealer should carry out servicing of the base
vehicle.
Recommended Materials
GLASSFIBRE BODYWORK AND
ACRYLIC WINDOWS
G3 Paste Compound: This is a cutting
compound and polish, recommended for use
on painted surfaces and GRP. It is ideal for
removing the traffic film that builds up on
glassfibre coachwork and not only restores it
to its former glory, but adds a high level of
polish as well.
General Cleaning
At regular intervals, you should wash the
fibreglass bodywork with a recognised
cleaner for use on fibreglass gel coats.
Should marks remain, use a cleaner with
chemical and abrasion agents formulated for
use on gel coats.
G10 Extra Fine Grade Liquid: This is again
ideal for polishing surfaces and removes swirl
marks and very fine scratches. It is less
abrasive than G3 yet has the same polish
properties and cleans and restores
discoloured surfaces. It is ideal for use on
dark colours.
Discolouration
Fading or discolouration of the gel coat is a
natural ageing process caused by ultraviolet
light. To overcome this, use a mild abrasive,
which removes a thin layer of the discoloured
surface. This will restore the bodywork to its
original colour and surface lustre. Since
discolouration develops gradually, it should
not be necessary to carry out this procedure
more than every three years. Frequent use of
abrasive materials can reduce the thickness
of the gel coat, to a potentially harmful extent.
Black Top Hand Glaze: This is ideal for use
on stains, vinyls, body mouldings and
provides a long lasting high gloss finish. It is
resistant to car wash and abrasive solvents
and is easy to apply. Economical in use, only
a small amount is needed to give a very fine
finish.
Finishing Cloths: These are very fine grade
cloths, woven and thus easily washable that
are recommended by Farecia for use with
their materials.
Removing Scratches from Bodywork
Scratches can be removed from both gel and
painted surfaces. The method depends upon
the depth of the scratch, as care has to be
taken to avoid penetrating the paint or gel
coat. Very fine, hairline scratches can be
removed by rubbing across the line of the
scratch with rubbing compound. Slightly
deeper scratches should be lightly wet
sanded first using very fine (1200 grit or finer)
abrasive paper. Rubbing compound will then
The above can be purchased from our
Service Centre, Willerly (01386) 853511.
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UPHOLSTERY MAINTENANCE
STAINLESS STEEL
COMPONENTS
Cleaning
External
Upholstery should be brushed or vacuumed
regularly. Fabrics should be wiped every six
to eight weeks with a lint free cloth and fabric
cleaning fluid. Velour materials may be drycleaned.
In the event of discolouration of the stainless
steel ladder, this should be removed with TCut or any other mild abrasive and the
surface protected with WD40 or a similar
product.
Fabric Care
Internal
Fabric snags caused by sharp objects such
as toys, nails, etc., should be trimmed off
immediately. Never attempt to pull them off
since this could cause the snag to run.
Do not clean stainless steel fittings, i.e.
splash plate and sinks with bleach since this
reacts with the stainless steel and may lead
to corrosion.
Whenever possible, avoid exposing the
upholstery to direct sunlight which might
eventually cause the colour to fade.
Furniture
Furniture should be cleaned with a
proprietary furniture polish periodically. Any
watermarks that may occur on the hardwood
edging of the furniture units should be
removed by use of fine grade wire wool and
furniture wax.
Fabrics with a velour type pile finish will
develop crush marks in use - this is
unavoidable and does not affect the quality of
the product in any way.
Stain Removal
Heavy stains may need to be sanded out and
the edging re-polished with a proprietary
varnish (Ronseal etc.). The high gloss finish
is achieved by using wire wool and wax.
A proprietary dry cleaning fluid will remove
most household stains. However, stubborn
stains, such as coffee, wine or ice-cream
may need pre-treatment with a mild soap and
distilled water.
GAS INSTALLATION
Small marks in velour type fabrics can
usually be removed by stroking along the pile
using a small brush and warm water.
All gas vents and flue pipes should be
periodically checked for damage and should
be kept free from dirt.
We strongly recommend that before
commencing any treatment an inconspicuous
piece of material is tested for colourfastness
and shinkage. If in doubt, please contact a
professional dry cleaning company. Do not
apply cleaning solvents to velour piping,
otherwise the flock will be removed.
Blocking of vents or flues is extremely
hazardous and should be avoided at all
times.
Gas Appliance Igniters
It is advisable, periodically, to check visually
the igniters on hobs, grills and ovens are
sparking correctly.
Work Surfaces
Laminated work surfaces are fitted to the
tops of all furniture units. Whilst these are
hard wearing, hot pans should not be placed
directly on these surfaces, since damage
may result.
Annual Inspection
The gas installations should be inspected
annually by qualified personnel. If in doubt
contact your supplying Auto-Sleeper dealer.
Modifications to the gas systems should not
take place unless carried out by qualified
technicians.
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CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME
SEAT RESTRAINTS
WINTERISATION
WARNING: In the event of any impact of
25 mph or over in which seat belts have
been worn, they must be replaced before
the vehicle is used again.
General
WATER SYSTEM
This section contains information on the
winterisation of your Auto-Sleeper,
particularly when you may wish to lay up your
vehicle for the winter months.
Fresh Water Tank
Water System
At regular intervals, and at least every three
months, the fresh water system should be
flushed through with fresh water. Furthermore
it is advisable that prior to using your AutoSleeper, the fresh water system is thoroughly
flushed with fresh water.
The water system should be fully emptied
and the drain taps on both the fresh water
tank and waste water tank left in the open
position. Likewise, all internal taps should be
left open and the water pump run until the
last traces of water have come out of the
taps. Purely as a precaution, against very
severe freezing conditions, the water filter
that is attached to the water pump on the
outlet side should be removed and cleared of
all water. In doing so it will give you the
opportunity of cleaning it, if necessary, ready
for the coming season. Remove all sink plugs
to allow the water system to breathe.
Waste Water Tank
Since the waste water tank can hold foreign
matter, it should be regularly flushed with
fresh water. To prevent odours working back
through the shower and sink outlets, flush the
waste tank through with a small amount of
mild disinfectant.
Flush fully the waste water tank to remove
any excess debris and waste material. Flush
through again with disinfectant as part of the
final drain. Leave drain tap open.
Depending on the use of the waste tank, it is
possible that this will collect solid waste
matter, which in some instances may build up
and block the waste tank outlet tap. In this
case it will be necessary to drop the tank for
cleaning. Access is through a large diameter
fitting in the tank top. Once removed this will
allow the tank to be flushed out in an inverted
position and all solids removed.
Upholstery
We advise that any detachable upholstery is
removed and taken indoors during prolonged
winter storage, particularly detachable upper
bed mattresses and scatter cushions.
Curtains/Blinds
To prevent uneven bleaching, and possible
excess sunlight onto the furniture and fabrics,
we recommend that either the curtains or
blinds are left drawn.
Refrigerator
Leave the refrigerator door open, on its
intermediate lock position; this will allow the
refrigerator to breathe and prevent any
unpleasant odours in the storage department.
Ventilation
There is fixed upper and lower ventilation in
your Auto-Sleeper which is built-in in the
interests of safety. There is therefore no need
to leave any windows or roof ventilators ajar -
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CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME
indeed the roof ventilators have sufficient
fixed ventilation to allow the interior of the
vehicle to breathe satisfactorily.
Automotive
Exterior
•
Secure the vehicle using chocks.
Release the handbrake to prevent the
brake linings from seizing on.
•
Increase the tyre pressure (by
approximately 2 bar above the
standard pressure) to prevent the
tyres from becoming flat.
Follow the advice laid down by the base
vehicle manufacturer. In particular,
Fit, where appropriate, the Electrolux winter
covers to the fridge ventilators. Give your
Auto-Sleeper a good wash and polish before
laying up, and apply a small film of protective
oil to the stainless steel roof rack, ladder and
any other external polished metal
components.
WARNING: Do not exceed the
maximum pressure noted on the
sidewall of the tyre.
Electrical
Turn the electrical system off at the control
panel.
Alternatively, jack up the vehicle to
relieve the load on the tyres.
Peugeot recommend that if the vehicle is to
be parked up for a period of more than one
month then it is advisable to disconnect the
main vehicle battery. For full instructions on
the correct procedure refer to the Peugeot
handbook supplied with the vehicle and look
for the section covering the battery. If this
advice is followed, bear in mind that the
remote central locking will not function,
although it will still be possible to unlock and
lock the doors manually using the key.
To maintain the vehicle battery in good
condition it is recommended that it is fully
charged prior to storage and then recharged
every 3 months.
Windows
Open all windows fully. Check all window
seals are intact and shut firmly. Ensure locks
and over centre catches are applied as
appropriate.
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•
Cover the tyres to protect from sunlight,
as they will deteriorate rapidly in ultraviolet light. A light proof cover will help to
prevent cracking of sidewalls and
premature ageing.
•
Check coolant for antifreeze protection,
correct as required.
•
Check windscreen and headlamp
cleaning systems for antifreeze
protection, correct as required.
CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME
TROUBLESHOOTING
The following are a series of fault finding charts to which you should refer in the event of
problems you may have regarding 230/12V, LPG and water. This should be used as a guide only,
and in the case of an electrical fault, where a fuse has blown or an MCB tripped out, the fault
must be located before replacing the fuse. If a fault is suspected with the LPG system, consult a
CORGI registered technician.
If in doubt consult a qualified technician or your local Auto-Sleeper dealer.
12V TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
Symptom
Habitation 12V does not
operate
Habitation battery not
charging
Battery does not hold its
charge
Cause
Main 20A fuse blown
Battery Discharged
Switch on control panel in off
position
Vehicle ignition ‘on’
Main 20A fuse blown
Relay fault
Contacts dirty/loose on
battery terminals
Poor earthing
Failed battery
Current being drawn
Battery discharges over a
short time with appliances
operating
No power to one or more
12V appliances
Lights dull/only one tube
illuminating
Water pump not operating
No power on 12V socket
outlet
Poor battery cell condition
Failed battery
Battery not fully charged
Circuit fuse blown
Low battery charge
Faulty light unit/tube
Switch on panel ‘off’
Pressure switch on pump not
operating
Fuse 4 blown
Fuse 9 blown
12V plug incorrectly
connected/wired
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Remedy
Check/Replace
Recharge
Switch to on
Switch ‘off’ ignition
Check/Replace
Refer to dealer
Clean and check for tightness
Check earthing to chassis point
Check cells with hydrometer
change electrolyte if necessary
Check all appliances are off
when not in use
Check cells with hydrometer
Change battery
Fully recharge battery
Find fault and replace fuse with
same rating
Check battery
Replace/Check
Switch it ‘on’
Refer to dealer
Find fault and replace fuse with
same rating
Find fault and replace fuse with
same rating
Check plug
CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME
12V TROUBLESHOOTING CHART (continued)
Symptom
Water Heater not
operating/cuts out
Cooker ignition not operating
Fridge gas ignition not
operating
Fridge ignition switch flashes
but gas does not ignite
Ignition can be heard to be
sparking but no flashing on
fridge switch
Fridge does not operate on
12V when engine is running
Cause
Fuse 11 blown
Ignition control switch fault
Fault on fridge unit
Remedy
Find fault and replace fuse with
same rating
Recharge battery
Refer to dealer
Find fault and replace fuse with
same rating
Refer to dealer
Refer to dealer
Find fault and replace fuse with
same rating
Refer to dealer
Refer to dealer
Faulty fridge ignition switch
Refer to dealer
Fuse 3 blown
Find fault and replace fuse with
same rating
Find fault and replace fuse with
same rating
Refer to dealer
Refer to dealer
Low battery charge
Unit fault
Fuse 11 blown
Spark unit fault
Fault on cooker unit
Fuse 11 blown
Fuse 7 in EM50 interface
box blown
Fault on fridge relay
Fault on fridge unit
230V TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
Symptom
230V system inoperative
RCD/MCB keeps tripping
out
Water heater does not
operate on 230V
Cause
No site power
RCD/MCB switches tripped out
Fault on 230V supply
Faulty appliance
Overload on current
consumption by appliance
No power
Overtemperature trip activated
Battery charger does not
operate
Refrigerator does not operate
on 230V
Cooker Hotplate not heating
up
Charger switched off
Switch on refrigerator
thermostat dial not ‘on’
Element fault
No power
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Remedy
Check site supply
Reset circuit breakers
Check supply including polarity
Turn off all appliances, reset
circuit breakers, turn on
appliances until fault occurs.
Isolate faulty appliance
10A maximum available do not
use appliance
Switch on isolator switch/
check MCB is on
Reset thermal cut-out (refer to
operating instructions)
Switch on at control box/
check MCB is on
Check position of thermostat
dial
Refer to dealer
Check MCB is on
CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME
LPG TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
Symptom
Appliance will not light
Cause
No gas
Appliance lights but goes out
immediately the FSD override
is released
Odour
Gas leak
Yellow flame
Orange flame
Floating flame
Remedy
Change the cylinder
Check cylinder is turned on
Check isolation valve is open
Low battery (auto ignition)
Charge battery
Flame supervision device (FSD) Refer to dealer
is not functioning correctly
Lack of primary air. please note
yellow tipping to the flame is
normal
Particles of dust or dirt in the
mixing tube being carried
through the burner ports
Burner ports partically blocked
Lack of secondary air
Blocked retention ports
If in an oven
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Turn off the gas at the cylinder
and do not use the gas system
until the problem has been
rectified
In the event of a leaking cylinder,
if possible, position the cylinder
in an open area away from any
sources of ignition. Contact the
site warden and/or the local gas
supplier
Refer to dealer
Reduce the amount of dust in
air
Refer to dealer
Check all vents are clear (air
inlet to vehicle)
Check retention ports are clear
Check the flue way is clear
CARE OF YOUR MOTORHOME
WATER TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
Note: For more help with water pump issues, please refer to page 7-3 of this handbook.
Symptom
Continuous running of
water pump
Cause
1. No water
2. Major leak
Intermittent operation of water Minor leak in water system
pump
Water pump pressure release
valve reasserting itself
Water pump does not operate Fuse 4 blown
Water gauge does not
operate
No hot water (mains system)
No hot water (gas system)
Slow drainage from
sink/shower tray
Tip-up handbasin slow to
drain
Unsatisfactory operation of
water pump
Remedy
1. Fill tank
2. Switch off immediately and
check system
Check push fit joints
No action - part of pump design
Find fault and replace fuse with
same rating
Probe fault
Refer to dealer (check probe
connections)
Water heater tripped
Check and press re-set button
Gas module not lighting
Refer to dealer
Igniter not working
Check 12V switched on
Blocked breathers in waste tank Drop tank and clear breathers
Blocked drain hole
Remove basin and clear
Filter blocked
Clean filter
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USEFUL INFORMATION
DATA RECORD
We suggest that you record key details in the spaces below should you
accidentally mislay your keys or other vital documentation.
Vehicle Type ....................................................................................................................................
Vehicle Model ..................................................................................................................................
Auto-Sleepers Production Number .................................................................................................
Keys ................................................................................................................................................
Ignition Key .....................................................................................................................................
Door Key (if applicable) ...................................................................................................................
Fuel Filler (if applicable) ..................................................................................................................
Water Filler ......................................................................................................................................
Gas Compartment Key ...................................................................................................................
Toilet Compartment Key ..................................................................................................................
Alarm Code (if fitted) .......................................................................................................................
AA/RAC/etc. Membership Number .................................................................................................
Radio Security Code .......................................................................................................................
Supplying Dealer Contact Number .................................................................................................
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USEFUL INFORMATION
AUTO-SLEEPER DEALERS
To find your nearest Auto-Sleepers dealer
please go to www.auto-sleepers.co.uk and
click on ‘Find a Dealer’.
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SERVICE DETAILS
RECOMMENDED ANNUAL
SERVICE CHECK FOR MOTOR
CARAVAN BODIES AND
CONVERSIONS
SECTION 1 - BODY MOUNTING
Body to Chassis
Examine all fixings retaining the body to the
chassis - this may be direct or through a subframe. Where practical, all fittings should be
checked to ensure they are all present and
correctly secured.
It is recommended that the annual service is
carried out by an approved motorhome
service centre.
Body to Cab
Introduction
Examine joint between body and cab for
signs of movement and soundness of sealing
media.
This entire section offers guidelines for the
checking of a motorhome’s habitation area
and to ensure continual compliance with
EN1646-1.
Body Retention (dismountables)
Check serviceability and tightness of body
retaining gear.
It does not cover any part of the base vehicle,
although there may be minor overlapping
(such as tyre pressures, cab seats, internal
lights, battery and windows) in a van
conversion. The base vehicle must be
serviced in accordance with the chassis
manufacturer’s instructions.
Check serviceability of body support struts
and mountings. (Note: whether it will be
necessary to demount the body to check the
body supports must be agreed between
dealer and customer).
SECTION 2 - WINDOWS
Reference should also be made to:
•
Windows
Any owner’s manual or equivalent
supplied with the vehicle by the
motorhome converter.
•
Appliance manufacturer’s instructions.
•
Driver’s handbook or equivalent supplied
by the chassis manufacturer.
•
A vehicle is accepted for service at the
dealer’s discretion.
•
Any defects, repairs, adjustments,
cleaning or lubrication required will be
noted on the checklist. The customer’s
approval will be obtained before any work
is done.
Check window glazing rubber or sealing for
cracks and general condition. Check for
satisfactory operation and closing.
Check fixing of top hinge rail on top hung
windows.
Check for good weather seal when window is
closed and latched.
Check catches and stays for satisfactory
operation.
SECTION 3 - DOORS
EXTERNAL DOORS
Not including base vehicle doors.
Not all of the equipment mentioned in this
manual is fitted as standard to every
motorhome.
Security:
This guide is published as an aide memoir for
dealers. Any work carried out following the
check, and the sufficiency of the work in the
check itself, is subject to the contract
between the customer and the dealer.
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•
Check that hinges and catches are
satisfactory and that, when latched,
doors are held securely shut.
•
Check that the keys or internal latches
lock the doors correctly.
•
Check that any device fitted to hold a
door in the open position is satisfactory.
SERVICE DETAILS
Sealing:
Spare Wheel
•
Check all door seals for cracking and
general condition.
Remove spare wheel. Check for damage.
Check typre pressure.
•
Check correct closing to give a weathertight seal.
Check mounting frame for security to body
and for secure retention of spare wheel.
Childproof Lock:
Wheel Boxes
•
Check for damage, corrosion, water
seepage, signs of tyre scrubbing.
Where a door is fitted with a childproof
lock check that an appropriate warning
notice is fixed adjacent to the door.
Appropriate warning notices are available
from motorhome manufacturers.
SECTION 5 - ATTACHMENTS TO
BODY EXTERIOR
INTERNAL DOORS
Roof Lights
Security:
Check security, general condition, and that
sealing has not deteriorated.
•
Check that hinges and catches are
satisfactory and that, when latched, the
door is held securely shut.
Roof Racks and Ladders
Check security to body and general
condition.
Safety:
•
Check roof for damage adjacent to rack.
Check that any device fitted to hold a
door in the closed position can be
operated from both sides to open the
door in an emergency.
Mouldings, Trims
Check security. Check sealing has not
deteriorated.
SECTION 4 - ATTACHMENTS TO
CHASSIS OR UNDERBODY
Flue Terminals, Air Vents
Check security. Check sealing has not
deteriorated.
Corner Steadies
Check that these are not blocked.
Check that attachments to chassis are
secure.
SECTION 6 - INTERNAL
Ensure steadies work freely and
satisfactorily.
Body Seepage Check
Examine for moisture/water staining of areas
under windows, at side of roof and at
corners, which could indicate water seepage
problems. A moisture meter should be used
where appropriate.
Lubricate screw to ensure correct operation.
Folding/Retractable Steps
Check that step pivots are satisfactory and
not worn. Check that, when closed, the
retaining mechanism holds the step securely.
If fitted, check device is working.
Furniture
Check furniture is securely fixed.
Underfloor Water Tank Mountings
Check door hinges, catches and stays for
satisfactory operation.
Check mounting frames are secure to body.
Any fastenings that require releasing to
remove the tank should be free of rust and
operate freely. (Removal, flushing, cleaning
and replacing of tanks will be carried out at
the prior request of the customer or will be
done subsequently with other work).
Dinette Seats/Beds
Check seat bases for security of fixings and
for damage.
Make up beds according to manufacturer’s
instructions and check for rigidity and safety.
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Upper Bunks
ADVICE TO USERS
Check there is a secure means of access to
upper bunks and that, where applicable,
protection against falling out and entrapment
is provided.
VENTILATION
Do not obstruct the ventilators which are
fitted; your safety depends on them.
Curtains/Blinds/Nets
IN CASE OF FIRE
Check track is secure and curtains draw
freely without snagging.
1. Get everyone out.
2. Turn off outside gas valve and/or oil
valve (if fitted).
Check blinds and/or nets for correct
operation.
3. Disconnect the mains electricity
supply.
Check flyscreens in roof lights and air vents.
Cab Seats
4. Raise the alarm and call the fire
brigade.
Where cab seats form part of the living area
and/or bed layout they should be checked for
security of attachment, smooth and easy
operation of seat slides, swivels and seat
back operation.
5. Tackle fire if safe to do so.
FIRE PRECAUTIONS
Children: Do not leave them alone.
Means of Escape: Make sure you know
the location and operation of the
emergency exits, keep all escape routes
clear.
Fire Extinguisher
Check condition and expiry date. If an
extinguisher is not fitted, inform the customer
of the advisability of such equipment
Combustible Materials: Keep them
clear of all heating and cooking
appliances.
Fire Blanket
Check position (should be near cooker).
Fire Fighting: Provide, at least, a 1kg
power fire extinguisher, that complies
with BS5423 by the main exit door, and
a fire blanket next to the cooker. Make
yourself familiar with the instructions on
your fire extinguisher and the fire
precaution arrangements on the caravan
park.
If one is not present, inform the customer of
the advisability of such equipment.
Advice to Occupiers/Warning Notice
Check presence and condition and advise
customers accordingly.
The wording and layout of the notice should
be set out as follows:
Portable or Open Flame Heating
Equipment
Check for its presence. The customer must
be advised against its use.
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SECTION 7 - ELEVATING ROOFS
Appliances
Solid Side Wall
In general, the checking of gas appliances
can be divided into the following:
Check sides and end panels fold up and
down correctly, that they seal against each
other where appropriate and that retaining
mechanisms are satisfactory. Check all
hinges for security and freedom from strain.
1. Cleaning.
Locking of Roof
5. Flame failure device.
It is important to ensure that, when the roof is
in the travelling position, it is safely and
positively locked down. Any locking retaining
mechanism should be carefully examined.
6. Security.
2. Operation of controls.
3. Correct flame structure.
4. Flues.
Cleaning
•
SECTION 8 - GAS SYSTEMS
Cylinders, Regulators and Feed Hoses
Establish that the cylinder and feed hose is
compatible.
Where apprpriate, remove cover(s) to
gain access to heat exchanger. Clean
away any fluff or foreign matter.
Reassemble and test. Clean flame
viewing window.
Controls
•
Since the introduction of BS EN1949 the gas
pressures for Butane (blue) cylinders and
propane (red) cylinders have been
harmonised across Europe. The gas system
pressure is now 30mbar for both gases.
The gas regulator is now fitted as standard
equipment by Auto-Sleepers. Your supplying
dealer will need to supply you with the correct
hose compatible with the cylinder to be fitted.
Check that all knobs etc. work smoothly
and are secure on their spindles. If gas
taps require greasing to ease stiffness,
use only approved LPG grease. Check
that appliances can be brought into
service using the normal controls.
Correct Flame Structure
•
Check cylinder compartment vents and gas
drop hole in floor are free from obstruction.
Check that all pilot flames burn quietly
and clearly.
Refrigerator: With the refrigerator gas control
turned to maximum, the colour of the flame
should be predominantly blue.
Check seals on internal doors.
Instantaneous Water Heating: The main
burner flame should be of even height and
blue in colour. A flame burning yellow will
allow sooting to occur.
Hose and Piping
Check any flexible hose is of an approved
type. Check its condition and any evidence of
cracking.
Ovens: The oven flame should burn quietly
and be of even height, mainly blue/green in
colour. If the gas is propane, the flame will
normally develop yellow tips as the burner
heats up. If the gas is butane, a small amount
of yellow tipping will be seen immediately
after lighting, increasing as the burner heats
up.
The maximum permissible hose length is
400mm, longer hoses should not be used.
The hose length is the length of the flexible
portion of the hose assembly. Do not use
external cylinders and or extension hoses.
Check piping for condition, damage and
correct support.
Carry out an overall leak test.
Grill Burners: It is normal for the flames on
this type of burner to develop yellow tips as it
heats up, particularly on butane.
General: A flame lifting away from the
burners is an indication of too high a
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SERVICE DETAILS
pressure, although it may happen with grill
burners whilst the frets are heating up. A
yellow flame will cause sooting and is an
indication of too low a pressure. Providing the
regulator and piping have been checked and
found satisfactory, the above faults should
not appear.
SECTION 9 - WATER SYSTEM
Flues:
Check the external filler and filler pipe to
tank.
•
Before operating the water system, a visual
check of the following items may show up an
obvious leak source...
Fresh Water Tank
Check condition, fill tank and check for leaks.
Flues should be examined for security of
fixing and for correct attachment to
appliances and flue terminals. They
should be free from damage and
corrosion. Check for leakage of flue
gases into the vehicle.
Check for satisfactory venting.
Check condition and presence of filler cap.
Waste Water Tank
Check drain tap is clear and working.
Flame Failure Device (FFD):
•
Check condition and presence of drain hose.
(The water tank will be drained, flushed,
cleaned and charged with a measure of toilet
fluid/disinfectant at the prior request of the
customer).
Where fitted, FFD should be checked to
ensure satisfactory operation. After the
appliance has been successfully
checked, allow time for the thermocouple
to cool. Attempt to relight the appliance
by turning it on wihtout pushing in the
gas control knob. (Do not override the
FFD). If appliance does not light, FFD is
satisfactory.
Pump Filter
When applicable, remove filter and replace.
Check the in-line pump for security and
condition. Remove the submersible pump
from tank, check condition.
Security:
•
Check pump inlet and outlet are clear and not
obstructed.
Check appliance is securely fixed to the
vehicle/furniture and will be free from
rattles. Where applicable, check that
water pipes are satisfactorily attached
with no sign of leakage.
Check delivery hose and electric cable are
secure and satisfactory.
System Check
Protection of adjacent surfaces:
Operate pump. Check all piping for leaks.
•
Operate taps and shower. If a hot water
system is fitted, it can be checked for leaks
etc., using cold water. (Note: Aerated water
from tap could be due to a leak on the
suction side of the pump).
Check that surfaces adjacent to open
flame cooking appliance have adequate
protection.
Inspections:
•
It is recommended that inspections are
carried out by a qualified fitter trained to,
for example, CORGI (Confederation of
Registered Gas Installers) or Calor
standards.
Waste Water System
With water running through the drain pipes,
check for leaks and satisfactory draining of
water from sinks etc.
Couplings and Fluids
Check that the appropriate markings are
used - blue for fresh water, grey for waste
water. Ensure a sealing off cover is supplied
for each coupling.
Check that filler positions are designated
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“petrol”, “diesel” or “water” as appropriate.
SECTION 11- VENTILATION
Toilet Waste Tank
High Level
Check that any fixed tank intended to receive
discharge from a toilet is fitted with either a
level or full indicator.
Check all high level ventilators, including roof
lights, are free from obstruction and allow a
free flow of air.
SECTION 10 - ELECTRICAL
SYSTEMS
Low Level
Check all low level ventilators are free from
obstructions and allow a free flow of air. If the
ventilator is manually adjustable then ensure
the mechanism is free and operating
correctly.
Extra Low Voltage 12 Volts (excluding
vehicle)
Battery/ies:
•
Check battery/ies for condition.
•
Check connections, wires, fuses and
relays appertaining to the habitation
electrics.
Wiring:
•
Examine all visible wiring.
•
Check all connections and joints are
sound and satisfactory.
Fuses/Fuse Holders:
•
Ensure that fuses and fuse holders used
to protect the habitation electrics are
satisfactory and that fuse ratings are
compatible with the circuit appliances
being protected.
Appliances:
•
Inspect all appliances for damage, signs
of overheating and secure fixing.
Function test all appliances.
Mains 230 Volt System
It is recommended that the inspection and
certification of the 230 volt system be carried
out by a qualified electrician who is an
approved contractor of the NICEIC (National
Inspection for Electrical Installation
Contracting) or in membership of the
Electrical Contractors Association 17th
Edition Wiring Regulations.
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SERVICE DETAILS
You will see also that we check that key
components are serviceable (fire
extinguishers etc) and furthermore that
where appropriate, items are lubricated and
checked for serviceability.
AUTO-SLEEPERS SERVICE
CENTRE ANNUAL HABITATION
CHECK
Introduction
It is recommended that every 12 months the
habitation side of your motorhome is
inspected by qualified technicians. Attached
to this brief, is a list of all the points that are
checked.
A few customers are of the belief that this
check includes rectification of faults. It is
stressed that this is not the case, the annual
service is a check only of the habitation
aspect of the motorhome.
If faults are found, the technician will advise
you, the customer, of the fault and the
recommended course of action to resolve
this.
Servicing is not included in this check.
All facilities are run and tested through their
operational envelope. For example, the flame
propagation on the refrigerator and other
main gas appliances (where visible) is
checked. If the flame is burning a wrong
colour or burning too far from the jet, we
again advise you, the customer, as to how
this should be rectified.
We also recommend and are only too happy
to arrange for the refrigerator of your AutoSleeper to be checked here at the Service
Centre by a qualified Dometic engineer. In
this instance we call upon Leisure Appliances
and Repairs of Hereford who come, by
appointment, to carry out the necessary
work.
The only component that is changed during
the course of the annual check is the flexible
gas hose, the hose that leads from the
bulkhead fitting in the gas compartment to
the gas regulator.
A further aspect of the test is a gas pressure
test.
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SERVICE DETAILS
MOTOR CARAVAN ANNUAL HABITATION SERVICE CHECK
CHECK SHEET
CUSTOMER COPY
A Class
Coachbuilt
High top conversion
Elevating Roof
Dismountable
Vehicle Reg. Mark
Make & Model
Year of Manufacture
Recorded Mileage
CHECK ITEM
Manual
SECTION 1: BODY MOUNTING
BODY TO CHASSIS
BODY TO CAB
BODY RETENTION
SECTION 2: WINDOWS
WINDOWS
SECTION 3: DOORS
EXTERNAL
INTERNAL
SECTION 4: CHASSIS
CORNER STEADIES
FOLDING STEP
WATER TANK MOUNTS
SPARE WHEEL
WHEEL BOXES
SECTION 5: BODY EXTERIOR
ROOF LIGHTS
ROOF RACK AND LADDER
MOULDINGS AND TRIM
FLUE TERMINALS, AIR VENTS
SECTION 6: INTERNAL
SEEPAGE CHECK
FURNITURE
DINETTE SEATS/BEDS
CURTAINS, BLINDS, NETS
CAB SEATS
FIRE EXTINGUISHER
FIRE BLANKET
WARNING NOTICE
HEATING EQUIPMENT
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SERVICE DETAILS
CHECK ITEM
Manual
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SECTION 7: LIFT UP ROOFS
LIFTING MECHANISM
CANVAS SIDE WALLS
SOLID SIDE WALLS
LOCKING
SECTION 8: GAS SYSTEM
CYLINDERS & REGULATOR
HOSE & PIPING
APPLIANCES
SECTION 9: WATER SYSTEM
FRESH WATER TANK
WASTE WATER TANK
FILTER PUMP
SYSTEM CHECK
WASTE WATER SYSTEM
COUPLINGS & FLUIDS
SECTION 10: ELECTRICS
12 VOLT SYSTEM
BATTERIES
WIRING
FUSES, FUSE HOLDERS
APPLIANCES
MAINS 230 VOLT SYSTEM
SECTION 11: VENTILATION
HIGH LEVEL
LOW LEVEL
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INDEX
A
R
Annual Service Checks .................................... 12-1
Awnings ............................................................. 6-1
Refrigerator
RM4233 ...................................................... 9-20
Roof Rack Bars & Ladder .................................. 3-1
B
S
Bed Assembly .................................................. 9-36
Safety ................................................................. 6-1
Air Bags ........................................................ 6-1
Awnings ........................................................ 6-1
Children ........................................................ 6-1
Fire Extinguishers ......................................... 6-1
In case of fire ................................................ 6-1
Ventilation ..................................................... 6-1
Seat Swivel ........................................................ 4-2
Seating Arrangement ....................................... 9-35
Site Regulations ................................................. 5-1
Siting your Motorhome ....................................... 5-1
Sleeping Arrangement ..................................... 9-34
Smoke Alarm ...................................................... 6-3
Space Heater
Eberspächer Airtronic D2 ............................ 9-12
Step, Electric .................................................... 9-29
C
Cleaning
General ....................................................... 10-1
Stainless Steel ............................................ 10-2
Upholstery ................................................... 10-2
Codes of Conduct .............................................. 2-1
Cycle Rack ......................................................... 4-1
D
Data Record ..................................................... 11-1
Dealer Addresses ............................................. 11-2
Duct Heater
Eberspächer Airlectric ................................. 9-15
E
Electricity ..........................................................
Instructions for Electricity Supply ................
Overseas Connection .................................
Power Control System ................................
Power Distribution Unit ...............................
Electronic Control System ................................
Equipment Arrangement ........................ 9-31,
T
7-10
7-10
7-11
7-13
7-14
9-44
9-43
Technical Data ................................................... 8-1
Television ......................................................... 9-29
Toilet
Thetford C-402 ............................................ 9-24
Troubleshooting Chart ...................................... 10-5
V
G
Gas ....................................................................
Connection ....................................................
Gas Bottles ...................................................
Gas Safety Advice ................................ 7-6,
Gas System .......................................................
Ventilation .................................................. 6-1, 7-7
7-5
7-8
7-5
7-8
7-5
W
Warranty ............................................................. 1-3
Water Heater ...................................................... 9-7
Water System ..................................................... 7-1
Weight & Dimension Data .......................... 8-3, 8-4
Weights .............................................................. 8-1
Wheel Changing ................................................ 4-1
Wheel, spare ...................................................... 4-1
Winterisation .................................................... 10-3
Wiring Diagram
12V/230V .................................................... 7-21
I
Internal Layout ................................................. 9-30
L
Levelling ............................................................. 5-1
Loading of Weight .............................................. 3-1
Location of Facilities ........................................ 9-33
M
Marker Lights ..................................................... 4-1
O
Oven
Caprice Mk 3 ................................................. 9-1
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