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Summary of Content
TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION 1 About this Manual ............................................................................................................................ 1-1 Safety Messages Used in this Manual .............................................................................................. 1-1 Pre-Delivery Inspection .................................................................................................................... 1-2 Front Axle Tire Alignment ............................................................................................................... 1-2 Service and Assistance ...................................................................................................................... 1-2 Reporting Safety Defects .................................................................................................................. 1-2 Specifications and Capacities ........................................................................................................... 1-4 Owner Information ........................................................................................................................... 1-6 Emergency Information .................................................................................................................... 1-6 2007 New Vehicle Limited Warranty ............................................................................................... 1-7 General Warnings ............................................................................................................................. 2-1 Driving Safety ................................................................................................................................... 2-1 Propane Gas Leak Detector .............................................................................................................. 2-1 Carbon Monoxide Warning .............................................................................................................. 2-2 Carbon Monoxide Alarm .................................................................................................................. 2-2 Smoke Alarm .................................................................................................................................... 2-3 Fire Extinguisher ............................................................................................................................... 2-3 Emergency Exits ............................................................................................................................... 2-4 Formaldehyde Information ............................................................................................................... 2-5 Mold, Moisture and Your Motor Home ............................................................................................ 2-5 Roadside Emergency ........................................................................................................................ 2-6 Jump Starting .................................................................................................................................... 2-7 Engine Overheat ............................................................................................................................... 2-7 DRIVING YOUR MOTOR HOME 3 Seats .................................................................................................................................................. 3-1 Seat Belts .......................................................................................................................................... 3-2 Child Restraints ................................................................................................................................. 3-3 Key One Lock System ...................................................................................................................... 3-4 Power Door Locks ............................................................................................................................ 3-4 Power Electric Mirrors ...................................................................................................................... 3-5 Rearview Monitor System ................................................................................................................ 3-7 Electronic Compass and Outside Thermometer ............................................................................... 3-8 Power Sunvisors ............................................................................................................................... 3-8 GPS Navigation System .................................................................................................................... 3-9 Vehicle Information Center .............................................................................................................. 3-9 Parking Brakes ................................................................................................................................ 3-10 Engine Brake System ...................................................................................................................... 3-10 Rev. 0712100222 Part No. 132000-22-007 Copyright 2006 Winnebago Industries, Inc. All rights reserved. 5 - DASH / AUTO SAFETY & PRECAUTIONS 2 Table of Contents Pedal Adjustment ............................................................................................................................ 3-11 Hazard Warning Flashers ................................................................................................................ 3-11 Signal Lever/Headlight Hi/Lo Beam .............................................................................................. 3-12 Map Light Switch ........................................................................................................................... 3-12 Steering Column Adjustment .......................................................................................................... 3-12 SmartWheel Steering Wheel Control System ................................................................................. 3-12 Battery Boost Switch ...................................................................................................................... 3-15 Auto Air Conditioner/Heater .......................................................................................................... 3-15 Defrost Fans .................................................................................................................................... 3-16 In-Dash Radio ................................................................................................................................. 3-16 CB Radio Power Wiring ................................................................................................................. 3-17 Fuel Selection ................................................................................................................................. 3-17 Filling the Fuel Tank ....................................................................................................................... 3-18 Starting and Stopping Engine ......................................................................................................... 3-18 Engine Block Heater ....................................................................................................................... 3-18 Engine Access ................................................................................................................................. 3-18 Fuel/Water Separator ...................................................................................................................... 3-21 Engine Cooling System .................................................................................................................. 3-21 Chassis Battery Cutoff Switch ........................................................................................................ 3-22 Front Service Access (Hood) .......................................................................................................... 3-22 Windshield Washers and Wipers .................................................................................................... 3-22 Automotive 12-Volt Circuit Breakers ............................................................................................. 3-22 Tires ................................................................................................................................................ 3-23 Suspension Alignment and Tire Balance ........................................................................................ 3-23 Lights .............................................................................................................................................. 3-23 Mountain Driving ........................................................................................................................... 3-23 APPLIANCES & SYSTEMS 4 Refrigerator ....................................................................................................................................... 4-1 Ice Maker .......................................................................................................................................... 4-2 Refrigerator Service Access Compartment ....................................................................................... 4-2 Range Top ......................................................................................................................................... 4-2 Microwave Oven/Range Hood ......................................................................................................... 4-3 One Place Systems Monitor Panel .................................................................................................... 4-4 Solar Charger Panel .......................................................................................................................... 4-6 Energy Management System (EMS) ................................................................................................ 4-6 Water Heater - Gas/ Electric ............................................................................................................. 4-7 Pressure-Temperature Relief Valve .................................................................................................. 4-8 Motor Aid Water Heater ................................................................................................................... 4-8 Propane Gas Furnace ........................................................................................................................ 4-9 Rear Furnace ..................................................................................................................................... 4-9 Electronic Thermostat ..................................................................................................................... 4-10 Furnace-A/C Thermostat Operation Chart ...................................................................................... 4-12 Heat Pump ....................................................................................................................................... 4-12 Central Air Conditioner .................................................................................................................. 4-13 Table of Contents Air Conditioner Filter ..................................................................................................................... 4-13 Washer/ Dryer ................................................................................................................................. 4-14 Dishwasher ...................................................................................................................................... 4-15 Central Vacuum Cleaner ................................................................................................................. 4-16 PROPANE GAS 5 Propane Gas Supply .......................................................................................................................... 5-1 Safe Use of the Propane Gas System ................................................................................................ 5-3 Propane Gas Warnings and Precautions ........................................................................................... 5-3 Propane Gas Pressure Regulator ....................................................................................................... 5-4 Propane Vaporization in Cold Weather ............................................................................................ 5-5 ELECTRICAL 6 Electrical Cautions ............................................................................................................................ 6-1 120-Volt AC System ......................................................................................................................... 6-1 External Power Cord ......................................................................................................................... 6-1 Inverter/Charger Unit - 2000W ......................................................................................................... 6-3 120-Volt Circuit Breakers ................................................................................................................. 6-4 120-Volt Receptacles (Outlets) ......................................................................................................... 6-4 Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter ....................................................................................................... 6-5 Electrical Generator .......................................................................................................................... 6-5 Generator Slide Out Service Tray ..................................................................................................... 6-7 12-Volt DC System ........................................................................................................................... 6-7 Battery Information ........................................................................................................................... 6-7 Auxiliary Battery Disconnect Switch ............................................................................................... 6-8 Battery Access .................................................................................................................................. 6-8 Battery Care ...................................................................................................................................... 6-9 12-Volt House Circuit Breakers ..................................................................................................... 6-10 PLUMBING 7 Fresh Water System .......................................................................................................................... 7-1 Water Pump ...................................................................................................................................... 7-2 Central Water Filtration System ....................................................................................................... 7-5 Disinfecting Your Fresh Water System ............................................................................................ 7-6 Shower Hose Vacuum Breaker ......................................................................................................... 7-7 Exterior Shower / Wash Station ........................................................................................................ 7-7 Toilet ................................................................................................................................................. 7-7 Waste Water System ......................................................................................................................... 7-8 Utility Light .................................................................................................................................... 7-10 Water Drain Valves ........................................................................................................................ 7-10 Water Heater Bypass Winterization Valve ..................................................................................... 7-11 Winterizing Optional Appliances ................................................................................................... 7-16 Water System Drain Valve Locations ............................................................................................ 7-19 ENTERTAINMENT 8 Video Selection System .................................................................................................................... 8-1 Table of Contents TV-Ignition Switch Interlock – Front ............................................................................................... 8-1 Audio-Video System Basic Operation .............................................................................................. 8-1 DVD Home Theater System ............................................................................................................. 8-2 Radio through Theater Speakers ....................................................................................................... 8-2 Compact Disc Changer ..................................................................................................................... 8-3 TV Signal Amplifier ......................................................................................................................... 8-4 TV Antenna – Motorized .................................................................................................................. 8-4 TV Digital Satellite System – Automatic ......................................................................................... 8-5 TV Digital Satellite System – In-Motion .......................................................................................... 8-6 TV Cable, Portable Satellite Dish, and Phone Hook-ups (Input) ..................................................... 8-6 Bedroom Radio/CD/DVD Player ..................................................................................................... 8-7 Exterior Entertainment Center .......................................................................................................... 8-7 FURNITURE & SOFTGOODS 9 Lounge Chair Hoop Base .................................................................................................................. 9-1 Table and Chairs ............................................................................................................................... 9-1 Sleeping Facilities ............................................................................................................................. 9-2 Dinette/Bed Conversion .................................................................................................................... 9-2 Couch Bed Conversion ..................................................................................................................... 9-4 Sofa/Sleeper ...................................................................................................................................... 9-4 Sleep Number® Bed ......................................................................................................................... 9-5 Day/Nighter Pleated Blinds .............................................................................................................. 9-5 Wood Furniture and Cabinetry ......................................................................................................... 9-6 SLIDEOUT/LEVELING 10 Slideout Room Operation – Hydraulic ........................................................................................... 10-1 Slideout Room – Extreme Weather Precaution .............................................................................. 10-3 Slideout Room Troubleshooting ..................................................................................................... 10-4 Slideout Room Emergency Retraction Procedures ......................................................................... 10-4 Checking Hydraulic Oil Level ........................................................................................................ 10-7 General Slideout Care ..................................................................................................................... 10-8 Leveling System ............................................................................................................................. 10-8 MAINTENANCE & STORAGE 11 Sealants ........................................................................................................................................... 11-1 Roof ................................................................................................................................................ 11-1 Underbody ...................................................................................................................................... 11-1 Exterior Automotive Paint Finish ................................................................................................... 11-2 Care of Appliques and Decals ......................................................................................................... 11-3 Front End Masks and Paint Damage ............................................................................................... 11-4 Headlights and Exterior Lights ....................................................................................................... 11-4 Plastic Parts - Cleaning ................................................................................................................... 11-4 Interior Soft Goods ......................................................................................................................... 11-5 Tile and Grout Care ........................................................................................................................ 11-7 Cabinetry ......................................................................................................................................... 11-7 Solid Surface Countertop ................................................................................................................ 11-7 Table of Contents Galley Sink ..................................................................................................................................... 11-8 Range and Refrigerator ................................................................................................................... 11-8 Bathroom ........................................................................................................................................ 11-8 Doors and Windows ........................................................................................................................ 11-9 Day/Nighter Pleated Blinds – Care/Adjustment ............................................................................. 11-9 Preparing Vehicle for Storage ......................................................................................................... 11-9 Removal from Storage .................................................................................................................. 11-10 Chassis Service and Maintenance ................................................................................................. 11-11 Chassis Diagnostic Connectors ..................................................................................................... 11-11 Chassis Fuses and Relays ............................................................................................................. 11-12 Coach Maintenance Chart ............................................................................................................. 11-13 Recommended Sealant Application .............................................................................................. 11-16 MISCELLANEOUS 12 Loading the Vehicle ........................................................................................................................ 12-1 Roof Loading .................................................................................................................................. 12-1 Weighing Your Loaded Vehicle ..................................................................................................... 12-1 Car or Trailer Towing ..................................................................................................................... 12-3 Trailer Wiring Connector ................................................................................................................ 12-4 Towing Guidelines .......................................................................................................................... 12-4 Electric Entrance Step ..................................................................................................................... 12-5 Stepwell Cover ................................................................................................................................ 12-6 Windows ......................................................................................................................................... 12-7 Interior Solar/Privacy Screen .......................................................................................................... 12-8 Power Roof Vent – Galley .............................................................................................................. 12-8 Power Roof Vent – Bath ................................................................................................................. 12-9 Tool and Ladder Storage ................................................................................................................. 12-9 Roof Ladder .................................................................................................................................. 12-10 Storage Compartment Doors ........................................................................................................ 12-11 Power Awning .............................................................................................................................. 12-11 Air Hose ........................................................................................................................................ 12-12 Effects of Prolonged Occupancy .................................................................................................. 12-13 SECTION 1 INTRODUCTION ABOUT THIS MANUAL This operator manual was prepared to aid you in the proper care and operation of the vehicle and equipment. Please read this manual completely to understand how everything in your coach works before taking it on its “maiden voyage.” NOTE: This manual describes many features of your motor home and includes instructions for its safe use. This manual, including photographs and illustrations, is of a general nature only. Some equipment and features described or shown in this manual may be optional or unavailable on your model. Because of Winnebago Industries’ continuous program of product improvement, it is possible that recent product changes and information may not be included. The instructions included in this manual are intended as a guide, and in no way extend the responsibilities of Winnebago Industries beyond the standard written warranty as presented in this manual. The descriptions, illustrations, and specifications in this manual were correct at the time of printing. We reserve the right to change specifications or design without notice, and without incurring obligation to install the same on products previously manufactured. The materials in your InfoCase contain warranty information and operating and maintenance instructions for the various appliances and components in your motor home. NOTE: Many of the instruction sheets and manuals for the various appliances and components have been incorporated into the Operator Manual Supplement for your convenience. Please read the FAQ in section 1 of the Operator Manual Supplement for more details. Throughout this manual, frequent reference is made to the vehicle chassis manual that is provided by the manufacturer of the chassis on which this motor home is built. Consult the chassis manual for operating, safety and maintenance instructions pertaining to the chassis section of the motor home. SAFETY MESSAGES USED IN THIS MANUAL Throughout this manual, certain items are labeled Danger, Warning, Caution or Note. These terms alert you to precautions that may involve damage to your vehicle or a risk to your personal safety. Read and follow them carefully. DAN GE R DANGER indicates a directly hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious personal injury. 1-1 5 - DASH / AUTO Congratulations! We welcome you to the exciting world of motor home travel and camping. You will find it convenient and enjoyable to have all the comforts of home and still enjoy the great outdoors wherever you choose to go. Your motor home has been carefully designed, engineered and manufactured to provide years of enjoyment. Before sliding into the driver’s seat, please become familiar with operations and features. In addition, spend some time with the dealer when you take delivery to learn all you can about your new motor home. SECTION 1 INTRODUCTION WARNING WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious personal injury. CAUTION CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in damage mainly to equipment or property, but in some cases may also result in minor or moderate personal injury. NOTE: A ‘Note’ is not necessarily safety related but indicates a recommendation or special point of information that could assist in understanding the use or care of a feature item. PRE-DELIVERY INSPECTION This motor home has been thoroughly inspected before shipment. Your dealer is responsible for performing a complete predelivery inspection of the chassis and all motor home components. As a part of the pre-delivery inspection procedure, the dealer is responsible for road testing the motor home; noting and correcting any problems before delivery. FRONT AXLE TIRE ALIGNMENT We recommend that you have the front suspension and steering alignment checked and adjusted after you have fully loaded the vehicle according to your needs. Thereafter, have alignment inspected periodically to maintain vehicle steering performance and prevent uneven tire wear. 1-2 SERVICE AND ASSISTANCE Your dealer will be glad to provide any additional information you need, as well as answer any questions you might have about operating the equipment in your motor home. When it comes to service, remember that your dealer knows your vehicle best and is interested in your satisfaction. Your dealer will provide quality maintenance and any other assistance that you may require during your ownership of this vehicle. If you need warranty repairs while traveling you may take your motor home to any authorized Winnebago or Itasca dealership and request their assistance. See the Motor Home Service Dealer directory in your InfoCase. REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Winnebago Industries, Inc. If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or Winnebago Industries. To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153) or go to their website at http://www.safercar.gov or write to: Administrator, NHTSA 400 Seventh St SW Washington, D.C. 20590 You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from the NHTSA website at http://www.safercar.gov SECTION 1 INTRODUCTION VEHICLE CERTIFICATION LABEL This label is affixed to the lower driver side armrest panel, driver door or the driver side door jamb, depending on model. It contains vehicle identification numbers and other important reference information. EXPLANATION OF DATA 1. Chassis manufacturer. 2. Chassis manufacture date. 3. Month and year of manufacture at Winnebago Industries. 4. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: Total permissible weight of the vehicle, including driver, passengers, total cargo carried (including all liquids) and equipped with all options. 5. Gross Axle Weight Rating: Total permissible weight allowed for the front and rear axles (listed in pounds and kilograms). 6. Suitable Tire Choice: Tires recommended to meet handling and safety requirements. When replacing any of the tires on your vehicle, always replace with a tire that meets these specifications. 7. Suitable Rim Choice: Wheel rims recommended to meet handling and safety requirements. When replacing any of the rims on your vehicle, always replace with a rim that meets these specifications. 8. Cold Inflation Pressure: Inflation pressures at Gross Axle Weight Ratings recommended (while Cold) for the tires originally equipped be maintained to assure proper handling, safety and fuel economy. 9. Rear Axle Wheel Configuration: Single or Dual as it relates to the inflation. 10. Serial Number: This is the serial number assigned to the completed vehicle by Winnebago Industries. 11. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN): This number identifies the chassis on which the motor home is built. The 10th digit of the VIN designates the chassis model year. (6=2006, 7=2007, etc.). This information is useful when ordering chassis repair parts. 12. Type: States the NHTSA designated usage classification for your motor home. MPV signifies a Multi-purpose Passenger Vehicle. 13. Model: Lists the Winnebago product model number of your vehicle. 14. Color: Signifies the color code number of the decor used throughout the vehicle. This number is necessary for ordering replacement cushions, curtains, carpet, etc. on your vehicle. These pressure levels must 1-3 SECTION 1 INTRODUCTION SPECIFICATIONS AND CAPACITIES Model 40FD 40KD 40TD Length 39' 8" 39' 8" 39' 8" Exterior Height1 12' 4" 12' 4" 12' 4" Exterior Width2 8' 5.5" 8' 5.5" 8' 5.5" Exterior Storage3 (cu. ft.) 151.2 141.9 138.8 Awning Length 20' 20' 20' Interior Height 7' 2.5" 7' 2.5" 7' 2.5" Interior Width 8' 0.5" 8' 0.5" 8' 0.5" 108 108 107 57/72 57/72 52/86 LP Capacity5 (gal.) 31 31 31 Fuel Capacity (gal.) 100 100 100 GCWR6 (lbs.)† 44,320 44,320 44,320 GVWR (lbs.) 34,320 34,320 34,320 GAWR - Front (lbs.) 14,320 14,320 14,320 GAWR - Rear (lbs.) 20,000 20,000 20,000 267" 267" 267" Freshwater Capacity w/Heater4 (gal.) Holding Tank Capacity4 - Black/Gray (gal.) Wheelbase SEE NOTES ON FOLLOWING PAGE. 1-4 SECTION 1 INTRODUCTION Specifications and Capacities Notes: Freightliner Evolution Chassis, Cummins® ISL 8.9L turbo-charged diesel, 400-hp, side radiator, Allison® 6-speed electronic 3000 MH transmission, ZF-IFS front air suspension, NeWay® rear air suspension, 160-amp. alternator, 4-wheel ABS, engine compression brake 1 The height of each model is measured to the top of the tallest standard feature and is based on the curb weight of a typically equipped unit. The actual height of your vehicle may vary by several inches depending on chassis or equipment variations. Please contact your dealer for further information. Floorplans feature a wide-body design – over 96". In making your purchase decision, you should be aware that some states restrict access on some or all state roads to 96" in body width. Before making your purchase decision, you should confirm the road usage laws in the states of interest to you. 2 The load capacity of your motor home is designated by weight, not by volume, so you cannot necessarily use all available space when loading your motor home. 3 Capacities are based on measurements prior to tank installation. Slight capacity variations can result due to installation applications. 4 Capacities shown are tank manufacturer's listed water capacity (W.C.). Actual filled LP capacity is 80% of listing due to overfilling prevention device on tank. 5 Actual towing capacity is dependent on your particular loading and towing circumstances which includes the GVWR, GAWR, and GCWR as well as adequate trailer brakes. Please refer to the chassis operator's manual of your vehicle for further towing information. 6 † See “Towing Guidelines” in Miscellaneous section. 1-5 SECTION 1 INTRODUCTION OWNER INFORMATION Owner’s Name______________________________________________________________________ Street Address ______________________________________________________________________ City, State/Province, and Zip ___________________________________________________________ Motor Home Serial Number ____________________________________________________________ Vehicle Chassis Identification Number (VIN) _______________________________________________ Vehicle Mileage at Time of Delivery______________________________________________________ Selling Dealer Name and Address_______________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ EMERGENCY INFORMATION YOUR WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES DEALER Name _____________________________________________________________________________ Address ___________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ Contact Person _____________________________________________________________________ Phone ____________________________________________________________________________ CHASSIS DEALER/SERVICE CENTER Name _____________________________________________________________________________ Address ___________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ Contact Person _____________________________________________________________________ Phone ____________________________________________________________________________ INSURANCE POLICY Company __________________________________________________________________________ Policy Number ______________________________________________________________________ Phone ____________________________________________________________________________ 1-6 SECTION 1 INTRODUCTION 2007 NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC. WARRANTY COVERAGE TO OWNER Winnebago Industries, Inc. of Forest City, Iowa, (“Winnebago”) warrants each new Winnebago and Itasca recreational motor home to the owner for use in the U.S.A. and Canada as follows: BASIC LIMITED WARRANTY WINNEBAGO’S RESPONSIBILITY Any part of the vehicle subject to this warranty that is found to be defective in material or workmanship under normal use and maintenance will be repaired or replaced at Winnebago’s option without charge to the customer for parts or labor upon notice of the defect. WARRANTY PERIOD The basic Warranty Period is 12 months or 15,000 miles (24,135 kilometers), on the odometer, whichever occurs first. The Warranty Period for all coverages begins on the date the vehicle is delivered to the first retail purchaser or first placed in service as a demonstrator or company vehicle. ONLY WARRANTY This limited warranty is the only warranty made or authorized by Winnebago. Winnebago makes no other promises, representations or warranties concerning the vehicle or other matters set forth herein. Winnebago does not authorize any person to create for it any other obligations or liability in connection with this vehicle. DEALER’S REPRESENTATIONS EXCLUDED Winnebago shall not be bound by any undertaking, representation, or warranty made by any dealers selling its product to any purchaser of its products. ITEMS NOT SUBJECT TO WARRANTY COVERAGE Chassis, drivetrain and related components* Wheels* Tires* Any other part or component covered by a written warranty issued by its manufacturer* Service Items, such as Windshield Wiper Blades, Lubricants, Fluids & Filters Adjustments *These items are covered under the manufacturer’s individual warranty. ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT NOT COVERED Winnebago cannot and does not accept any responsibility in connection with any of its motor homes for additional equipment or accessories installed at any dealership or other place of business, or by any other party other than Winnebago. Such installation of equipment or accessories by any other party will not be covered by the terms of this warranty. 36 MONTH/36,000 MILE STRUCTURAL WARRANTY At the expiration of the Basic Coverage and for the remainder of the period of 36 months or 36,000 miles (57,924 kilometers), on the odometer, whichever occurs first, Winnebago Industries warrants the following: 1. 2. Structural defects of the subfloor, floor, and slide-out room assembly. Floor lamination failure and lamination failure of the subfloor panels and risers are covered by the structural warranty. Body Thermo-Panel“ Lamination of the sidewalls and backwall against delamination. Body Thermo-Panel“ Lamination is the bonding of the exterior skin and the interior paneling to an insulating core material. Delamination (separation of layers) caused by other factors such as physical damage or failed sealants is not covered by this warranty. EXCLUSIVE REMEDY THE PERFORMANCE OF REPAIRS IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE APPLICABLE TO THIS VEHICLE ARISING BY WAY OF STATE LAW IS LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY AS HEREINBEFORE OR HEREINAFTER PROVIDED. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Also, this warranty shall not apply to failures, damage or malfunctions resulting from normal wear, misuse, abuse, negligence, alteration, accident, fire, improper repair of the vehicle or failure to follow recommended maintenance requirements. OWNER’S RESPONSIBILITY-CARE AND MAINTENANCE LIMITATION ON LIABILITY WINNEBAGO SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. SUCH DAMAGES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF TIME, INCONVENIENCE, OR OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE INCLUDING EXPENSE FOR GASOLINE, TELEPHONE, TRAVEL, LODGING, LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PERSONAL PROPERTY, OR LOSS OF REVENUE. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty will last or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. It is the owner’s responsibility to perform the care, maintenance and proper load distribution described in the operator’s manual which accompanies your motor home. Any damage which results to your vehicle as a result of your failure to perform such duties, is not covered. Damage to appearance items such as fiberglass, metal, paint, fabrics and trim, may occur during manufacturing or transporting. Normally, any factory defect or damage is corrected at the factory. In addition, dealers are obligated to inspect each vehicle upon delivery to them and prior to delivery to you. You should also immediately inspect appearance items and advise your selling dealer of any discrepancies. Damage and normal deterioration due to use and exposure is not covered by this warranty. 1-7 SECTION 1 INTRODUCTION OBTAINING WARRANTY REPAIRS CALIFORNIA: While any Winnebago Industries motor home dealer can perform warranty service, we recommend you return to the dealership that sold you your vehicle. If you are touring or have moved, contact any Winnebago Industries motor home dealer in the United States or Canada for warranty service. Winnebago Industries participates in the Consumer Arbitration Program for Recreation Vehicles (CAP-RV). This third-party dispute resolution program is available, at no charge to you, to settle unresolved warranty disputes for recreational vehicles. This dispute resolution program reviews eligible product and service related complaints involving warranty covered components. If a part of the system covered by this limited warranty fails to function or requires service during the warranty period: 1. Promptly take the vehicle to the selling dealer for repair or inspection. 2. Written notice of defects must be given to the selling dealer and manufacturer. 3. If the dealer is incapable of making the repairs, request that he contact Winnebago Industries, Inc. 4. If, after the above steps are completed and the repair is not made, the customer should contact Winnebago Industries, Inc., 605 West Crystal Lake Road, P.O. Box 152, Forest City, Iowa 50436, Attention: Owner Relations Department (800-537-1885) and furnish the following information:  The complete serial number of the vehicle  Date of retail purchase  Selling dealer’s name  Nature of the service problem, and a brief explanation of the steps or service the dealer has performed, and the results obtained. The customer may be directed to another dealer or service center for repairs to be completed, if such a dealer or service center is better able to complete the repair. Winnebago Industries may, at its option, request the vehicle be returned to Forest City, Iowa for repair. If the customer refuses to allow repairs to be performed at the Forest City, Iowa facility, the warranty on that repair will be voided. 5. If after the above steps are completed and the repairs are not satisfactory, the customer may contact the Service Administration Manager of Winnebago Industries, and request a customer relations board meeting to resolve the problem. This action, however, is not mandatory. 6. Certain components are covered by warranties provided by individual component manufacturers. Please refer to the component’s information supplied in the vehicle’s InfoCase. To find out more about the program, or to request an application/brochure, please call the Arbitration Administration office toll-free 800-279-5343. The CAP-RV program operates as a certified mechanism under the review of the California Arbitration Certification Program. You must utilize the arbitration program before claiming rights conferred by 15 USC section 2310 (Uniform Commercial Code) or Civil Code section 1793.22(b) (Tanner Consumer Protection Act). You are not required to use the program if you choose to seek redress by pursuing rights and remedies not created by those laws. COMMENCEMENT OF ACTIONS Any action for breach of The Basic Limited or Structural Warranty or any implied warranty shall be commenced within one-year after expiration of the warranty. CHANGES IN DESIGN Winnebago Industries, Inc. reserves the right to make changes in design and changes or improvements upon its products without imposing any obligation upon itself to install the same upon its products theretofore manufactured. NEW YORK: If your motor home has been repaired three or more times for the same nonconformity, defect, or condition, or if your motor home has been out of service by reason of repair for twenty-one days, Section 198-a of the General Business Law of the State of New York requires you to provide written notice by certified mail, return receipt requested, to Winnebago Industries or its authorized dealer before making any claim under that section of the law. If you do have problems with your motor home, you should provide written notice to Winnebago Industries at the following address: Winnebago Industries, Inc. 605 West Crystal Lake Road P.O. Box 152 Forest City, Iowa 50436 Attn: Owner Relations 0306 1-8 SECTION 2 SAFETY & PRECAUTIONS • • • • • • • • • Only seats equipped with seat belts are to be occupied while the vehicle is moving. Make sure all passengers have seat belts fastened. Lap belts should fit low on the hips and upper thighs. The shoulder belt should be positioned snug over the shoulder. For pregnant women, the lap belt should be placed under the abdomen and across the upper thighs. The shoulder belt should be positioned across the center of the chest. Consult your doctor if you have any questions. Child restraints should be installed properly according to manufacturer’s instructions. See “Child Restraints.” All moveable or swiveling seats should be placed and locked in forward facing positions while the vehicle is moving. Never let passengers stand or kneel on seats while the vehicle is moving. Sleeping facilities are not to be utilized while vehicle is moving. Examine the escape window and be familiar with its operation. Inspect the fire extinguisher monthly for proper charge and operating condition. This should also be done before beginning a vacation or any extended trip. • • Driving through water deep enough to wet the brakes may affect stopping distance or cause the vehicle to pull to one side. Check brake operation in a safe area to be sure they have not been affected. Never operate any vehicle if a difference in braking efficiency is noticeable. Adverse weather conditions and extremes in terrain may affect handling and/or performance of your vehicle. Refer to your chassis manual for related information. PROPANE GAS LEAK DETECTOR Your coach is equipped with one of the propane gas leak detectors shown below. The leak detector sounds an alarm if an unsafe amount of propane gas is present inside the coach. 5 - DASH / AUTO GENERAL WARNINGS DRIVING SAFETY • • • • Do not attempt to adjust the driver’s seat while the vehicle is moving. Do not adjust tilt steering in a moving vehicle. Do not operate the cruise control on icy or extremely wet roads, winding roads, in heavy traffic, or in any other traffic situation where a constant speed cannot be maintained. Use care when accelerating or decelerating on a slippery surface. Abrupt speed changes can cause skidding and loss of control. Propane Gas Leak Detectors (typical) Because propane gas is heavier than air, the leak detector is located on a cabinet face near the floor of the coach. 2-1 SECTION 2 SAFETY & PRECAUTIONS WARNING Never use an open flame to test for gas leaks. When testing for gas line leaks with a soapy water solution, DO NOT use a detergent containing ammonia or chlorine. These substances may generate a chemical reaction causing corrosion to gas lines, resulting in dangerous leak conditions. Power Connection The propane gas leak detector is powered by the house batteries. If the auxiliary battery switch is shut off or the battery cable is disconnected from the batteries, the alarm will not work. The propane gas leak detector fuse or circuit breaker is located in the 12-volt house electrical load center. Because the propane gas leak detector is connected to the house battery, it is always drawing a small amount of current. Even though this current draw is slight, it could drain the house battery during storage periods when the house battery will not be charged regularly by the engine or shoreline. Turn the Aux. Batt switch OFF to avoid current drain during storage periods. Further Information See the manufacturer’s information in your InfoCase for further instructions on nuisance alarms and care and testing of the propane gas leak detector. CARBON MONOXIDE WARNING WARNING Avoid inhaling exhaust gases, as they contain carbon monoxide, which is a colorless, odorless and poisonous gas. The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust and ventilation system. It is recommended that the exhaust system and body be inspected by a qualified motor home service center. • Each time the vehicle is serviced for an oil change. • Whenever a change in the sound of the exhaust system is noticed. • Whenever the exhaust system, underbody or rear of the vehicle is damaged. To allow proper operation of the vehicle’s ventilation system, keep front ventilation inlet grill clear of snow, leaves or other obstructions at all times. DO NOT OCCUPY A PARKED VEHICLE WITH ENGINE RUNNING FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD. Do not run engine in confined areas, such as a garage, except to move vehicle into or out of the area. CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM Your coach is equipped with a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm located on the ceiling in the bedroom area. The CO alarm is powered by a 9-volt battery and has a sensor that is designed to detect toxic carbon monoxide gas fumes resulting from incomplete combustion of fuel. It will detect CO gas from any combustion source such as the furnace, gas range/oven, water heater, refrigerator, chassis engine, and electric generator engine. 2-2 SECTION 2 SAFETY & PRECAUTIONS Press button to test Press button to test Carbon Monoxide Alarm Smoke Alarm The following label is affixed to the smoke alarm. WARNING Failure to replace this product by the “REPLACE BY DATE” printed on the alarm cover may result in death by Carbon Monoxide poisoning. Further Information Please read the information provided by the manufacturer, which is included in your InfoCase. It includes information on precautions, operational testing, and battery replacement. Replacement When replacing this alarm, we recommend replacing only with a similar model. Other brands may not be recommended for RV application. SMOKE ALARM Your motor home is equipped with a smoke alarm located on the ceiling in the lounge area. The smoke alarm is powered by a 9-volt battery and has a sensor that is designed to detect smoke. Further Information See the manufacturer’s information in your InfoCase for further instructions on battery replacement and testing of the smoke alarm. Replacement When replacing this alarm, we recommend replacing only with a similar model. Other brands may not be recommended for RV application. We recommend obtaining a replacement from your Winnebago Industries dealer. FIRE EXTINGUISHER A dry chemical fire extinguisher is located on the wall or floor near the main entrance door. 2-3 SECTION 2 SAFETY & PRECAUTIONS EMERGENCY EXITS WARNING Fire Extinguisher (typical installation - your coach may vary according to model and floorplan) We recommend that you become thoroughly familiar with the operating instructions displayed on the side of the fire extinguisher or in the information supplied in your InfoCase. We also recommend that you inspect the fire extinguisher for proper charge at least once a month in accordance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommendations as stated on the label. If the charge is insufficient, the fire extinguisher must be replaced. Use care when exiting emergency window, as broken glass may be present in the exit area. Escape Window The bedroom escape window is secured by two red safety latches at the bottom of the window. To open, lift both latches up and toward the center of the window, then push outward near the bottom of the window. WARNING Do not test the fire extinguisher by discharging it. Partial discharge can cause leakage of pressure or contents which would render the unit inoperative when needed. When using the fire extinguisher, aim the spray at the base of the fire. Replacement If, for any reason, you must replace the fire extinguisher, the replacement must be the same type and size, or larger, as the one originally supplied in your coach. We recommend obtaining a replacement only from your Winnebago Industries dealer or a reliable RV parts supplier. 2-4 Escape Window - Lift latch handles upward to open. Using Slider Windows As Emergency Exits Some coaches are required to have a slider window as an alternate exit. This window will be marked EXIT and have a red handled latch. SECTION 2 SAFETY & PRECAUTIONS MOLD, MOISTURE AND YOUR MOTOR HOME What is Mold? Pull latch outward to slide window open Most slider windows along the side of any motor home can also be used as alternate emergency exits, should the need arise. To use a slider windows as an exit, first slide the window open, then either slide the screen open or push the screen material out, depending on window construction. FORMALDEHYDE INFORMATION WARNING Some components in this vehicle contain formaldehyde based adhesives which may release formaldehyde fumes into the air for an unknown period of time until total dissipation occurs. Individuals who are allergic to formaldehyde gas fumes may experience irritation to eyes, ears, nose and throat. Reaction in infants may be more severe. Although long range effects are not well understood, testing to date has not revealed any serious health effects in humans at the level of emission from these products. Molds are part of the natural environment. They are as old as the Earth itself. And mold spores are almost everywhere at some level waiting to grow. Mold plays a part of nature by breaking down dead organic matter such a fallen leaves and dead trees. Indoors, however, mold growth should be avoided. Molds reproduce by means of tiny spores. Those spores are invisible to the naked eye and float throughout the outdoor and indoor air. Because of the nature of the use of a motor home, it is natural for a motor home to be introduced into an environment with mold spores. Mold is a plant and requires its own special environment to grow. That environment includes organic materials, nutrients, moisture, and proper temperature. How Can I Avoid Mold? To reduce the ability for mold to grow, you must reduce what constitutes its growth environment. Mold can grow with the smallest of a nutrient base. Just small amounts of dirt or dust on the carpet can be enough to allow the mold process to begin. Keep the environment as clean as possible. Vacuum the carpet. Clean food spills thoroughly and quickly. Avoid grease buildup near the stove or sink. Clean the exhaust fan above the stove often. Minimize moisture in your motor home and keep humidity low. Clean spills quickly. Do not allow condensation to build up. You can open windows and vents to minimize condensation. Use of the air conditioner can assist in removing moisture from the air. Avoid leaks and if leaks do occur, make repairs promptly. Avoid bringing mold into your motor home. Plants, cloths, books, and other household items may already have mold present. It is easy to transfer mold into your motor home environment. 2-5 SECTION 2 SAFETY & PRECAUTIONS Monitor your motor home. Periodically check those hidden areas in corners, closets, and cabinets to assure mold is not present. What if I Have Mold? If mold develops, clean the area with a concentrate of soap and bleach. Items that contain mold that cannot be cleaned should be removed from the vehicle. Can Mold Harm Me? The effects of mold and airborne mold spores may cause irritation to some people. Experts disagree on the level of exposure that may cause health concerns. If Mold Is Present, What Will Winnebago Industries Do? If Winnebago Industries determines that mold is present in the Winnebago/Itasca motor home as a result of a manufacturing defect reported to Winnebago Industries within the limited warranty period, Winnebago will clean the affected areas and/or replace affected items as it deems necessary. This is the extent of coverage provided by Winnebago Industries. Winnebago Industries, however, will not assume responsibility for mold deemed to be a result of a motor home users lack of timely and appropriate action to mitigate circumstances should a problem occur. If Winnebago Industries determines that mold is present due to conditions it determines is not a result of a manufacturing defect found within the warranty period, Winnebago Industries will not provide any financial assistance to the repair of the condition. © Copyright Winnebago Industries, Inc. All rights reserved. ROADSIDE EMERGENCY Because of the size and weight of this vehicle and its tires, and the possible complications involved in tire changing, we strongly advise obtaining professional road service to change a flat tire whenever possible. However, if an 2-6 emergency requires you to change the tire yourself, please exercise extreme caution and read all tire changing information in the chassis manual. Never get beneath a vehicle that is held up by a jack only. If You Get A Flat Tire • • DO NOT panic. Grip the steering wheel firmly and steer the vehicle as straight as possible. Avoid quick maneuvers. You may need to counter-steer to compensate for “pull” created by the failed tire. • DO NOT stomp on the brake. This abruptly shifts the vehicle’s weight forward, making it nose-dive and pull toward the blown-out side. • DO NOT jerk your foot off the accelerator. Just ease back on the accelerator slowly and gently to continue momentum. The deflated tire will slow the vehicle. • If you must change lanes to get to a safe stopping place, use your signals to warn other motorists and change lanes smoothly and carefully after you are certain the lane is clear. • Let the vehicle coast to a stop, gently steering to a safe stopping place off the traffic lanes of the road. Don’t worry about damaging the tire or wheel rim by driving on it. A tire or wheel replacement is cheaper than damaging the vehicle or injuring yourself. • When you have come to a stop, activate your hazard flashers to warn other motorists, then exit the vehicle carefully. • Set out flares or other warning devices. Check your tires for proper inflation before each trip and at least once a month with an accurate tire gauge. Recovery Towing When calling a professional towing service, we recommend that you advise them of your coach length and approximate front axle weight listed on your Vehicle Certification Label. This will allow the towing operator to determine the proper towing equipment to use. SECTION 2 SAFETY & PRECAUTIONS We recommend that you ask for an underlift (wheel lift or frame lift) type towing assembly for safe towing. Winnebago Industries does not assume responsibility for damage incurred while towing this vehicle. NOTE: Consult the chassis manual for any additional towing instructions or precautions provided by the chassis manufacturer. CAUTION Do not lift on bumper. Damage will result to front end body parts. WARNING Stay out from beneath the motor home while it is suspended by the towing assembly unless the vehicle is adequately supported by safety stands. Do not allow passengers to occupy a towed vehicle. WARNING Do not attempt to push start this vehicle. Damage to the transmission or other parts of the vehicle will occur. ENGINE OVERHEAT If you see or hear steam escaping from the engine compartment or have any other reason to suspect an extreme engine overheating condition, pull the vehicle over to the roadside as soon as it is safe to do so, stop the engine and get all passengers out of the vehicle. WARNING Operating a vehicle under a severe overheating condition can result in damage to the vehicle and may result in personal injury. For information on what to do in case of overheating, consult your chassis manual. JUMP STARTING If your coach will not start from the chassis battery, try using the battery boost switch to divert power from the house batteries to the starter. (See either “Battery Boost Switch” or “Aux Start Switch.”) If you wish to try jump starting the engine using another vehicle or booster system, see your chassis manual for connecting jumper cables to the automotive electrical system. 2-7 SECTION 3 DRIVING YOUR MOTOR HOME The information in this section refers only to features installed or adapted to the dash and driver compartment area by Winnebago Industries. It also includes passenger seating in the living area of the coach. See your chassis manual for all original chassis related controls, instrumentation, switches and other features. This includes items such as cruise control, parking brakes, gauges, wipers, lights, etc. Hip Area -Up/Down SEATS The driver and co-pilot seats may be independently adjusted to suit individual preference. The seats may be swiveled to provide easy entrance and exit. The swivel feature also allows the seats on most models to be turned toward the living area for additional seating while the unit is parked. Main Seat Position -Up/Down -Fore/Aft Knee Area -Up/Down Do not adjust driver’s seat while vehicle is in motion. After adjusting seat, always use body pressure to make sure slide and swivel locking mechanism have engaged. Lumbar Tension 5 - DASH / AUTO WARNING Recline Control FRONT SEATS Multi-Adjustable Power Front Seats The power seat controls are located on the lower right hand side of the driver seat base. Recline Upright 3-1 SECTION 3 DRIVING YOUR MOTOR HOME WARNING Make sure that there are no people who could be harmed due to power seat reclining or position adjustment. Be sure driver and passenger front seat backs are in upright position before retracting slideout rooms to avoid damage. To Face Driver’s Seat Rearward: • • • • • • Tilt the steering wheel all the way up and put the left armrest down. Move the seat rearward fully and then ahead a few inches. Swivel the seat to the right until it just contacts the steering wheel, then move the seat ahead all the way to clear the steering wheel. Swivel the seat the rest of the way to face the living area. Collapse the steering column all the way and position the tilt wheel down to provide maximum clearance to recline the seat. Reverse the procedure to face the seat forward. Armrest Adjustment The armrests may be swung upward out of the way for easy exit or access to the front seats. A roller on the underside of the front of the armrest also lets you adjust the resting angle for personal comfort, whether the seat is upright or reclined. SEAT BELTS Seats intended for occupancy while the vehicle is in motion are equipped with seat belts for the protection of the driver and passengers. Lap Belts The lap belts must be worn as low as possible and fit snugly across the hip area. Always sit erect and well back into the seat. To gain full protection of the safety belt, never let more than one person use the same safety belt at any one time, and do not let the safety belts become damaged by pinching them in the doors or in the seat mechanism. After any serious accident, any seat belts which were in use at the time must be inspected and replaced if necessary. 1- Insert tab into buckle slot until it ‘clicks’ and is locked 3- Press to release 2- Pull strap to tighten Adjustment To lengthen belt, swivel the tab end at a right angle to belt and pull strap to desired length. To shorten, pull loose end of belt. 3-2 SECTION 3 DRIVING YOUR MOTOR HOME To Fasten Be sure belt is not twisted. Grasp each part of the belt assembly and push tongue into buckle. Adjust to a snug fit by pulling the loose end away from the tongue. WARNING Never wear the shoulder belt in any position other than as stated above. Failure to do so could increase the chance or extent of injury in a collision. To Release Press button in center of buckle and slide tongue out of buckle. Seat Belt Care and Cleaning WARNING • Snug and low belt positions are essential. This will ensure that the force exerted by the lap belt in a collision is spread over the strong hip area and not across the abdomen, which could result in serious injury. Only seats equipped with seat belts are to be occupied while vehicle is in motion. • • Lap/Shoulder Belts Be careful not to damage the belt webbing and hardware. Take care not to pinch them in the seat or doors. Inspect the belts and hardware periodically. Check for cuts, frays, and loose parts. Damaged parts should be replaced. Do not remove or modify the belt system. Keep belts clean and dry. If the belts need cleaning, use only a mild soap and water solution. Do not use hot water. Do not use abrasive cleaners, bleach or dyes. These products may weaken the belts. Replace any belt assembly that was used during a severe impact. Replace the complete assembly even if damage is not apparent. Fastening Hold the belt just behind the tongue using the hand nearest to the door. Next, bring the belt across the body and insert the tongue into the buckle until the latch engages. • Unfastening Press the release button in the buckle. Hold onto the tongue when you release it from the buckle to keep it from retracting too rapidly. When the lap-shoulder belt is in use, the lap belt must ride low across the hip area and the shoulder belt must ride diagonally over the shoulder toward the buckle. The shoulder belt is designed to lock only during a sudden stop, sudden body movement or a collision. At all other times it will move freely with the occupant. A properly installed and secured child restraint system can help reduce the chance or severity of personal injury to a child in an accident or during a sudden maneuver. Children may have a greater chance of being injured in an accident if they are seated in a child restraint system which is not properly secured. A child restraint system is designed to be secured in a vehicle seat by a lap belt or the lap belt portion of a lap-shoulder belt. When purchasing a child restraint system, follow these guidelines: CHILD RESTRAINTS 1. Look for the label certifying that it meets all applicable safety standards. 2. Make sure that it will attach to your vehicle and restrain your child securely and conveniently so that you are able to install it correctly each time it is used. 3-3 SECTION 3 DRIVING YOUR MOTOR HOME 3. Be certain that it is appropriate for the child's height, weight and development. The instructions and/or the regulation label attached to the restraint typically provides this information. 4. Review the instructions for installation and use of the restraint. Be sure that you understand them fully and can install the restraint properly and safely in your vehicle. Tether Anchor Loop If your coach has a dinette, it may be equipped with a child seat tether anchor loop located on the floor directly behind the forward facing dinette seat. Tether Anchor Loop KEY ONE LOCK SYSTEM Your coach is equipped with the Key OneTM lock system. A single key will open every door lock in the entire motor home (except the security deadbolt lock on the entrance door). The key number for your coach is registered in our factory database, so if you ever lose your keys, any Winnebago Industries dealership can order a new key for you. POWER DOOR LOCKS The power door locks control the main side entrance door and storage compartment locks. The switches are located on the entry switch panel and the dash. The dinette table must be in the lowered position when a child seat is in use. Power Door Locks on entry switch panel 1 2 3 1. Lower the dinette table. 2. Route the tether over the top of the dinette seat back and hook it to the anchor loop on the floor. 3. Fasten the lap belt. See the child seat maker’s specific instructions for proper attachment and adjustment of the tether and seat belts. 3-4 Power Door Locks on dash SECTION 3 DRIVING YOUR MOTOR HOME Keyless Remote Entry System with Cargo Lock Feature Your motor home is equipped with a Keyless Entry System that will permit keyless locking and unlocking of your coach and cargo doors by simply pressing the key ring remote. For a full description of all of the system’s features, please read the Keyless Entry System information in your InfoCase. Further Information For a full description of all of the system’s features, please read the Keyless Entry System information in your InfoCase. Touchpad Entry System –If Equipped The touchpad entry system allows you to unlock your coach without keys or remote by entering your personal entry code on the door pad. Keyless Remote Unit Reprogramming Remote The keyless entry system control box is located behind the circuit breaker panel in the 12volt electrical compartment at the front left side of the coach. Remove 4 screws and open the panel carefully to access the keyless entry control box. Keyless Entry Touchpad Please read the Keyless Entry System information in your InfoCase for information on features and instructions on how to program your personal entry code. POWER ELECTRIC MIRRORS Always adjust mirrors for maximum rear visibility before driving off. Make sure the seat is adjusted for proper vehicle control and that you are sitting back squarely into the seat. Mirror Adjustment Control The mirror control is located on the driver side armrest panel or the dash. The ignition key must be on to adjust the mirrors. Keyless Entry Control Box in 12-volt electrical compartment. The programming switch is behind a label as indicated on the box. 3-5 SECTION 3 DRIVING YOUR MOTOR HOME Press arrow buttons move mirror in direction indicated Move L or R to select mirror, or center for “neutral”. Mirror Adjustment Control • Mirror surface tilts in direction of arrow button pressed. • Middle switch selects L or R mirror to adjust. • Center position is ‘neutral’ to disable arrow buttons and prevent misadjustment of mirrors. Mirror Head Pivot Lock Unscrew protective cap and loosen Allen head set screw to pivot mirror head. Mirror Heaters The mirrors may also contain heating elements to defog or de-ice the mirror glass during cold weather operation. An ON-OFF switch for the mirror heaters is located near the remote mirror controls. Mirror Arm/Head Adjustment If you cannot adjust a mirror properly using the control switch, the mirror may need a coarse adjustment by repositioning the mirror arm and/ or rotating the mirror head. 3-6 Allen Head Set Screw* (Torque screw to 75-100 in/lbs) *Set screws may be located on the opposite side of the mirror arm. Passenger side mirror is similar. SECTION 3 DRIVING YOUR MOTOR HOME Mirror Arm Mounting Base Unscrew protective caps and loosen Allen head set screws to pivot mirror arm. (Torque screws to 75-100 in/lbs) If mirror arm will not pivot with set screws loosened, you may also need to loosen the mirror arm pivot bolt on the underside of the mounting base shown. Be sure to tighten this bolt when adjustment is done. Carefully pry out plug on underside of mirror base to access pivot bolt. Mirror Arm Pivot Bolt on underside of mounting base. Shown with access plug removed. (Torque nut to 75-100 in/lbs) REARVIEW MONITOR SYSTEM –If Equipped The rearview camera monitor system lets you see what’s directly behind your coach for maneuvering assistance and safety. Optional sideview cameras* also allow you to see what’s beside you before turning or changing lanes. The monitor screen ‘wakes up’ automatically when transmission is shifted into Reverse. A microphone built into the rear camera lets you hear warning sounds or verbal directions from an assistant. The monitor screen also doubles as a display for the optional GPS system.† 3-7 SECTION 3 DRIVING YOUR MOTOR HOME Basic Operating Instructions ELECTRONIC COMPASS AND OUTSIDE THERMOMETER Power - In STANDBY position the monitor is ‘asleep’ and will ‘wake up’ when the transmission is shifted into Reverse. The ON position activates the monitor for rear viewing while driving or parked. Key must be on. Input Camera/Aux - Press to switch between viewing Camera(s) or Aux GPS display (optional†) on monitor. Night/Day - Press to adjust contrast and brightness for nighttime and daytime lighting conditions. After making adjustments, button is used to switch between settings. Volume, contrast and brightness are self-explanatory. Sideview Cameras*– if equipped. The optional sideview cameras activate with the corresponding turn signals and replace the rear camera view on the monitor until the turn is completed or the signal lever is canceled manually. †Optional GPS system may not be available on all models. Further Information See the rearview monitor manufacturer’s complete operating information in your InfoCase. 3-8 • F/C Button - Press to switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius temperature degree scales. When display is off, press and hold to check temperature. • Mode Button - Press to ‘page through’ functions: Compass > Thermometer > Calibration Further Information See the compass manufacturer’s guide in your InfoCase for detailed operating instructions, calibration, specifications and other information. POWER SUNVISORS The powered sunvisors are controlled by switches on the driver and passenger armrest panels. • Press and hold the desired switch to extend or retract, then release at the desired position. • Driver side switches allow the driver full control of all visors. • Passenger side switch controls only the passenger side visor. SECTION 3 DRIVING YOUR MOTOR HOME GPS Display Driver Side Sunvisor Switches (center visor not equipped on models 40FD & 40TD) Further Information See the manufacturer’s information in your InfoCase for complete operating instructions. VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER Passenger Side Sunvisor Switch The Vehicle Info Center is an interactive display screen that provides information about your vehicle. It is similar to a ‘trip computer’ except that it provides additional vehicle operating conditions, performance data and diagnostic information. NOTE:Do not position visors where they will impair the driver’s forward vision or exterior mirror view. GPS NAVIGATION SYSTEM –If Equipped The GPS navigation system can help you confidently chart your course through the densest concrete jungle or remote country backroads using global satellite positioning technology. Vehicle Information Center GPS Display The GPS navigational information is displayed on the dash-mounted LCD panel using the control buttons or GPS remote control unit. 3-9 SECTION 3 DRIVING YOUR MOTOR HOME NOTE: It is normal to hear an occasional burst of air pressure from the rear of the vehicle. This is an automatic moisture purging feature of the air brake system. See the Brakes section of your chassis manual for instructions on periodic draining of brake air tank. ENGINE BRAKE SYSTEM 400-hp Engine Chassis –If Equipped • T/Toggle - Pages through the screens of a menu. • H/Home - Takes you back to the previous menu page. • Up Arrow - Scroll menu up. Highlights the next line up on the menu. • E/Enter - Enter the selected menu line. • Down Arrow - Scroll menu down. Highlights the next line down on the menu. • Favorite (Red Button) - Returns to Start-up page. See your chassis manual for detailed instructions on using this feature. PARKING BRAKES Parking Brake Knob - typical • Pull to apply • Push in to release Use the parking brakes whenever the vehicle is parked. Never try to drive the vehicle with the park brake applied. This can cause excessive wear on the brakes and may damage the transmission. 3-10 Many large diesel trucks are equipped with a compression release engine brake system, commonly referred to as a ‘jake brake’– so named for Jacobs Vehicle Systems, the originator of this type of braking system. The engine brake is a device mounted on top of the diesel engine that temporarily changes the timing of the exhaust valves, momentarily shutting down either three cylinders or all six cylinders, depending on Low or High setting. This turns the power-producing diesel engine into a power-absorbing compressor, which provides effective deceleration of the vehicle. Combined with use of the chassis air brakes, the engine brake delivers a substantial degree of braking power. The engine brake activation switch is located on the lower left side of the dash. Press and release the ON side of the switch to activate the engine brake system. The engine brake will operate whenever you let up on the throttle pedal while the switch is ON. To Use the Engine Brake The engine brake is activated using a 3position switch located on the upper left side of the dash. When activated, the engine brake will engage whenever you lift your foot from the accelerator pedal. Also, the brake lights on the back of the coach will illuminate whenever the engine brake engages to alert drivers behind you that your coach is slowing down. The chassis service brakes (air brakes) are also still active even when the engine brake is switched on. SECTION 3 DRIVING YOUR MOTOR HOME Engine Brake Operation PEDAL ADJUSTMENT • Low– Press for normal braking on level or shallow grades and in-town and city driving. This shuts down three of the six cylinders when engaged and provides about 130-hp of braking power. The switch indicator light will be on. The accelerator and brake pedals may be adjusted forward or rearward for maximum comfort and control using the button on the lower left dash panel. • High– Press for additional braking on steep grades and mountain driving. This shuts down all six cylinders when engaged and provides about 300-hp of braking power. The switch indicator light will be on. HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS • The middle position is Off. The engine brake is deactivated. Only the chassis air brakes are active at this setting. The switch indicator light will be off. WARNING The hazard warning flashers provide additional safety when the vehicle must be stopped on the side of the roadway and presents a possible hazard to other motorists. When the flashers are on, it serves as a warning to other drivers. See your chassis manual for instructions on activating, operating and canceling hazard warning flashers. Do not activate the engine brake system while on icy or extremely wet roads or in any other situation where abrupt deceleration could cause skidding or loss of vehicle control. Further Information See your chassis manual in your InfoCase for more instructions, information and precautions on using this feature. 3-11 SECTION 3 DRIVING YOUR MOTOR HOME SIGNAL LEVER/HEADLIGHT HI/LO BEAM STEERING COLUMN ADJUSTMENT The signal lever controls the turn signals and high/low beam changing. The tilt/telescope adjustment pedal is located on the floor to the left of the steering column as shown. Turn Signals/Hi-Lo Beams Move multi-function lever upward for right turn signal and downward for left turn signal. An audible chime will alert you when the signals are flashing. Pull end of handle toward you to switch headlight high/low beams. MAP LIGHT SWITCH Turn the map light on using the Panel Light brightness thumbwheel control. Roll it up towards “Cargo/Dome” until you feel it click into the map light ‘on’ position. Press pedal to adjust steering wheel tilt or telescope Adjust Steering Wheel or Column Press the pedal down to adjust either the tilt or telescope. Release the pedal when you have adjusted the tilt angle or steering wheel distance to your preferred position. WARNING Do not adjust the steering column or tilt wheel while the vehicle is in motion. This could cause a loss of vehicle control. SMARTWHEEL STEERING WHEEL CONTROL SYSTEM –If Equipped See your chassis manual for further information on this switch. 3-12 The steering wheel control system offers convenient and safe control of the horn, headlight and marker light flash, cruise control, and wiper functions all from switch panels mounted at your fingertips on the steering wheel. SECTION 3 DRIVING YOUR MOTOR HOME Cruise Control Functions: Cruise Control Pad Horn Bar Wiper Control Pad Horn Bar • • Normally sounds the chassis horn. Also sounds air horns if Air Horn switch on dash is activated. Headlight Courtesy Flash on Cruise Control Pad • Press and release to blink or flash the headlights. • Night: If the headlights are already turned on, pressing the switch will blink them off briefly. • Day: If the headlights are off, pressing the switch will flash them on briefly. (Truckers often use this signal to indicate to a passing rig when it is clear to pull back into the lane ahead of them.) Marker Light Courtesy Flash on Cruise Control Pad • Press and release to blink or flash the marker (clearance) lights. • Night: If the marker lights are already turned on, pressing the switch will blink them off briefly. • Day: If the marker lights are off, pressing the switch will flash them on briefly. (Truckers often use this signal as a greeting or an expression of thanks for assistance in passing, etc.) On/Off (Cruise System On/Off) • Press to turn cruise control system on or off. • This will also erase previously set speed. Set (Set Speed/Coast) • Press to maintain current desired driving speed. Will not work below 40 mph. • This button will also perform “Coast” feature. Press and hold until vehicle slows to desired speed and release to establish new ‘set’ speed. Res (Resume/Accel) • Press to return to previous ‘set’ speed after braking or reducing speed. Cancel • Press to switch cruise function off without losing current ‘set’ speed. 3-13 SECTION 3 DRIVING YOUR MOTOR HOME • WARNING Do not operate the cruise control on icy or extremely wet roads, winding roads, in heavy traffic, or in any other traffic situation where a constant speed cannot be maintained. Wiper Functions: There are four wiper control buttons: • Wiper On - HI/LO • Wiper Off • Wiper Delay • Wash/Wipe NOTE:Many states now have laws that require headlights to be on during precipitation conditions. To assure compliance with this law, the headlights will activate whenever you press any of the wiper function buttons - Hi/Lo, Wash or Delay. You can manually reset the headlights by cycling the headlight switch (on the dash) on and off. The headlights will also turn off when the ignition switch is turned off. Wiper On - Hi/Lo • Press to turn wipers on at Lo speed • Press again to switch wiper speed back and forth from Lo to Hi speed. • Press Off button to switch wipers off. Wiper Off • Press to shut wipers off. 3-14 Wipers will also switch off when the ignition is turned off. Wiper Delay This switch will set a Lo speed wiper delay time based on the duration between any two presses of the button. Here’s how it works: • During a light rain or mist, when your windshield needs a clearing wipe, press the button once and the wiper will swipe back and forth once at Lo speed. Let’s say 7 seconds later, the windshield needs another wipe press the button again and the delay time will be set to 7 seconds. • If the mist gets heavier and you press the button again 3 seconds after the last wipe, the delay time will be reset to 3 seconds. • The delay time can be set from approximately 1 to 30 seconds. Wash/Wipe • Press switch to activate Lo wipers and spray washer fluid onto the windshield for as long as you hold the button. • After you release the button, the wipers will continue for three wipe cycles, then turn off. • If wipers are already active, pressing the switch will simply spray fluid onto the windshield without affecting wiper setting. Idle Speed Control The cruise control system can also be used to control diesel engine idle speed (rpm) while parked. High Idle • Shift the transmission into Neutral (N). • On the turn signal lever, move the slide switch to the ON position or press the ON button on the steering wheel. Accelerate to the desired rpm. Press and release the SET/COAST or SET/COAST button on the steering wheel. SECTION 3 DRIVING YOUR MOTOR HOME • Disengage by stepping on the brake pedal, by moving the ON/OFF switch to the OFF position, or by pressing the OFF button on the steering wheel. CAUTION Do not operate engine at low idle for long periods with engine coolant temperature below the minimum specification in your diesel engine manual. This can result in the following: • Fuel dilution of the lubricating oil • Carbon build up in the cylinder • Cylinder head valve sticking • Reduced performance BATTERY BOOST SWITCH This switch can be used to draw emergency starting power from the house batteries to start the engine if the chassis battery is discharged. Press and hold in the ON position while turning ignition key for emergency starting power. Battery Boost Switch If engine battery is discharged, press and hold while turning ignition key for emergency starting power. AUTO AIR CONDITIONER/ HEATER Controls for the air conditioner, heater, defroster and vent are all combined into one control panel. NOTE: The Aux. Battery Disconnect switch near the entrance door must be ON and house batteries must be sufficiently charged for this feature to work. Fan Switch Temp Control Mode Selector Further Information Please read the information provided by the manufacturer, which is included in your InfoCase. NOTE:The dash air conditioner is not designed to cool the entire interior of the coach, but is intended only to provide cooling the cab area. 3-15 SECTION 3 DRIVING YOUR MOTOR HOME DEFROST FANS –If Equipped The two-speed auxiliary fans are intended to assist the automotive windshield defroster system in clearing fog and frost in cold weather or humid conditions. The middle position on the switch is OFF. Satellite Radio –If Equipped Your coach may be equipped with a Sirius satellite radio receiver that plays through your radio. See the radio manufacturer’s information in your InfoCase for programming and operating instructions. NOTE: If your Sirius tuner is not activated, follow the instructions in the radio owners manual in your InfoCase for the phone number to call and procedure to access the Sirius Tuner ID Number (ESN). Radio Remote Controls Defrost Fan Switch A steering wheel mounted remote control for the radio lets you change radio stations or CD selections without taking your eyes off the road or hands off the wheel. See the radio owner’s guide in your InfoCase for remote control instructions. IN-DASH RADIO The radio in your coach can receive AM/FM stereo and Weather band stations. It also has a compact disc (CD) player for your listening enjoyment through quality high-output speakers located in several areas of the coach. Radio Remote Control (typical) Please refer to the manufacturer’s operating guide in your InfoCase for detailed instructions on programming preset station buttons and using this full-featured radio/audio system. An additional hand-held remote allows these same conveniences for the passenger. The handheld radio remote is in your InfoCase. Radio Power Switch The radio power switch on the dash lets you connect the dash radio to the coach batteries when the ignition switch is turned off for 3-16 SECTION 3 DRIVING YOUR MOTOR HOME listening while parked. This prevents accidental draining of the chassis battery by prolonged use of the radio. NOTE:The Aux. Battery Disconnect switch must be on while listening to the dash radio because the audio relay is powered by house batteries. If the Aux Batt switch is off, the speakers will not emit sound. CB Power Wires (in plastic sheath) typical view - your coach may differ slightly FUEL SELECTION Refer to your chassis manual for the manufacturer's recommendations on proper fuel selection. Winter Fuel Waxing and Anti-Gel Additives Radio Power Switch • Press ENGINE to listen to the radio while parked without the ignition key on. • Press HOUSE to listen while driving. CB RADIO POWER WIRING Your coach is pre-wired for CB radio power connection. The wires are located beneath the dash to the left of the steering wheel. Look for a pair of wires, yellow (+) and white (-), with connectors and flag labels, suspended from the wiring harness. In sub-freezing temperatures, #2 diesel fuel can form small wax crystals that become trapped in the fuel filter and block the fuel flow to the engine, causing it to stall out. At sub-zero temperatures, the fuel can congeal and turn “slushy”. If this happens, the only remedy is to have the vehicle towed into a heated facility to allow the fuel to warm up and become fully liquid again. During winter time, most truck stops and reputable filling stations have winter blend diesel fuels available that are less susceptible to waxing. There are also commercially available products, typically called anti-gel additives, to add to diesel fuel while filling the tank to inhibit wax formation in freezing temperatures. Consult your chassis manual or diesel engine guide for more information on fuel requirements and additives. 3-17 SECTION 3 DRIVING YOUR MOTOR HOME FILLING THE FUEL TANK ENGINE BLOCK HEATER Diesel fuel, especially #2 grade, can foam up while being pumped into the tank. Sometimes this foam can cause the pump nozzle to shut off before the tank is actually full. Allow the foam to settle then resume filling at a slower flow rate until the tank is full. Your coach is equipped with an engine coolant heater to assist starting in freezing temperatures. The power cord is located in the rear cargo compartment on the driver side of the coach. When plugged into the receptacle, the heater is connected to both the shoreline and the auxiliary generator, so a separate extension cord is not needed. The power switch is a standard household light switch located near the OnePlace Systems Monitor Panel. STARTING AND STOPPING ENGINE Refer to your chassis manual for the manufacturer's recommendations on starting and stopping the engine. See also “Engine Block Heater” in this section. Do not attempt to start the vehicle by hotwiring. Idling Diesel Engine CAUTION Do not operate engine at low idle for long periods with engine coolant temperature below the minimum specification in your diesel engine manual. This can result in the following: • Fuel dilution of the lubricating oil • Carbon build up in the cylinder • Cylinder head valve sticking • Reduced performance See also “Idle Speed Control” elsewhere in this section. 3-18 Diesel Engine Heater Switch (typical) REMEMBER! Turn the engine heater switch off after starting the engine. The heater will keep operating for as long as it is supplied with electricity. If the switch is left on, the engine heater will come on each time you hook up the shoreline cord or start the generator. ENGINE ACCESS Rear Engine Grille The diesel engine is located behind the grille at the back of the vehicle. Lift the latches and swing the grille downward. SECTION 3 DRIVING YOUR MOTOR HOME Models with “North-South” Beds With the service panel open, you can access the following service points: • Engine Oil Dipstick • Engine Oil Fill Cap • Power Steering Reservoir • Engine Coolant Overflow Bottle • Transmission Dipstick/Fill Tube • Air Filter Restriction Indicator • Engine Diagnostic Connector • Diesel Fuel Filter/Water Separator • Chassis Battery Cutoff Switch Engine Top Cover The engine top cover is located beneath the rear bed. This cover is only removed for replacement of engine parts or if a complete view of the engine is needed for inspection. To do this, remove the mattress from the bed and lift the hinged bed board upward. Support the bed board with a suitable prop rod while accessing engine. ENGINE TOP ACCESS COVERS – REAR These covers are only removed if a complete view of the engine is needed for inspection, or for replacement or adjustment of upper engine parts. The engine top covers are located beneath the rear bed and wardrobe, depending on model. Take precautions to protect carpet and interior furnishings when removing engine covers. The undersides of the engine covers could contain deposits of oil and fuel or other engine fluids and substances that could damage fabrics and interior furnishings. (Lengthwise to Coach) • Remove the mattress from the bed and set aside in another area of the coach. • Remove the screws that fasten the foot end of the bed board down to the bed base. (Note: If bed is designed for storage below bed board, these screws will not be present). • Lift the hinged bed board upward against wall. Support the bed board with a suitable prop item as shown. A falling bed board can injure. Assure the bed is properly supported. Refer to instructions for propping the bed board. • Remove fasteners from metal engine covers and set covers aside. Models with “East-West” Beds (Crosswise to Coach) • Remove the mattress from the bed and set aside in another area of the coach. • Remove the screws that fasten the foot end of the bed board down to the bed base. (Note: If bed is designed for storage below bed board, these screws will not be present). • Lift the hinged bed board upward against wall. Support the bed board with a suitable prop item as shown. A falling bed board can injure. Assure the bed is properly supported. Refer to instructions for propping the bed board. • Remove the screws that fasten the wardrobe steps beside the bed, then remove the step cover and set aside. • Remove fasteners from metal engine covers and set covers aside. Removing Step Cover When taking off the step cover, there are screws that need to be removed. These screws are found by feeling around the top edge of the step cover carpet (approximately two on each side). 3-19 SECTION 3 DRIVING YOUR MOTOR HOME Sliding Step Cover Step Cover Steel Frame Step Cover Screw Locations -Typical View -Typical View If your bed board is equipped with a front panel, there are two screws that need to be removed in order to take off the step cover (after panel is removed). See below photo. Steel Frame Screw Locations -Typical View Remove two screws attaching bed board frame to step cover - located below panel -Typical View If your bed is not equipped with storage underneath and the bed board needs to be propped in order to access the engine, in some models you may need to remove the steel frame located underneath the bed in order to remove the carpeted step cover. 3-20 SECTION 3 DRIVING YOUR MOTOR HOME Propping the Bed Board Place an appropriate container beneath the outlet and open the water release valve several turns. Drain any water deposits from the canister until clean diesel fuel flows from the valve. Close valve by hand. Do not over tighten. Aluminum Tube Fuel/Water Drain Valve - typical Steel Frame Dispose of the drained liquid in an environmentally responsible manner, such as taking to a waste oil disposal center. ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM NOTE: When supporting the bed with a suitable prop item (e.g. 6-ft. long 2x4 board), make sure that the top of the board is seated firmly against the aluminum tube at the top of the bed board and make sure the bottom of the board is seated firmly against the steel frame on the floor for security. FUEL/WATER SEPARATOR Diesel fuel often contains small quantities of water which can damage the engine if not filtered out. The fuel/water separator traps this water and prevents it from reaching the engine. The harmful water deposits must be drained from the separator canister during normal periodic service and maintenance to keep the fuel filtration system working effectively. The fuel/water separator is located in the rear engine compartment. Do not remove the radiator cap while engine and radiator are still hot. Always check coolant level visually at the see-through coolant reservoir. NOTE: Your chassis engine cooling system is filled with special extended-life coolant that is not the same as common antifreeze available at retail outlets. The coolant system MUST be refilled or topped up with the same type of coolant as equipped to maintain the special longlife properties. CAUTION When refilling the coolant system of a vehicle equipped with a rear auxiliary automotive heater and motoraid water heater, be sure to allow for additional coolant capacity of the heater and its supply and return hoses. 3-21 SECTION 3 DRIVING YOUR MOTOR HOME Refer to your chassis manual for information and precautions on filling, servicing and checking the fluid level. CHASSIS BATTERY CUTOFF SWITCH The battery cutoff switch disconnects most chassis electrical loads from the chassis (starting) batteries to avoid discharge by direct systems such as engine computers, clock chips, sensors, etc. This feature is intended to help conserve battery charge when the vehicle is not in use. Note: The slideout room mechanisms are still operable when this switch is turned off so rooms may be extended or retracted if necessary. Squeeze both latches then pull the hood panel outward and swing it up to open. Hood Latch Locations WINDSHIELD WASHERS AND WIPERS The windshield washer fluid reservoir is located in the front of the coach behind the ‘hood’ panel. A long-necked funnel may be required for filling. We recommend using commercially available premixed solutions for best results. Do not use water in freezing temperatures because the washer pump could become damaged. Chassis Battery Cutoff Switch inside rear engine access grille Turn the knob to the OFF or ON positions to disconnect or reconnect the chassis batteries. FRONT SERVICE ACCESS (HOOD) The ‘hood’ panel can be opened for access to the air hose connector and service items such as filling windshield washer fluid reservoir and checking generator oil. 3-22 Windshield Washer Reservoir behind front “hood” panel. AUTOMOTIVE 12-VOLT CIRCUIT BREAKERS The 12-volt automotive and additional coach circuit breakers are located on the main 12-volt electrical panel in the front left exterior compartment. SECTION 3 DRIVING YOUR MOTOR HOME 12V Electrical Compartment TIRES Improper tire pressure can result in tire overloading and abnormal wear and also affects handling, ride characteristics and fuel economy. WARNING Make sure all replacement tires are of the same size and ply rating as those installed as original equipment. See your Vehicle Certification Label for tire information. SUSPENSION ALIGNMENT AND TIRE BALANCE The front suspension and steering system of this vehicle was factory aligned using highly accurate equipment prior to delivery to the dealership. However, alignment should be checked and adjusted, after you have fully loaded the motor home according to your personal needs. Thereafter, the alignment should be periodically inspected to help prevent uneven tire wear. Any excessive or abnormal tire wear may indicate worn or misaligned suspension or steering, unbalanced tire or other tire/suspension problem. Alignment can be affected by worn steering/ suspension parts or by incidents which happen during driving, such as hitting a curb, pothole or railroad track, etc. Improper alignment can cause tires to roll at an angle and wear unevenly. It may also cause the vehicle to “pull” to the right or left. Have your dealer inspect your vehicle’s suspension and steering components periodically for misalignment or wear. Out-of-balance tires will not roll smoothly and can lead to vibrations and uneven tread wear such as cupping and flat spots. Tires may need to be balanced if uneven wear is detected or if ride comfort decreases noticeably. See your chassis manual for further information. LIGHTS All exterior lights should be checked for proper operation each time the vehicle is prepared for a trip. Any bulbs which fail to light should be checked and replaced, when necessary, with a new bulb of the same size. A failure of more than one light, such as both taillights not operating, may indicate a burned out fuse. Check fuse and replace with one of the same rating when necessary. If a fuse is not the cause of the problem, the wiring system should be checked immediately by an authorized service center. Refer to your chassis manual for further information. MOUNTAIN DRIVING Special techniques must be used when driving in mountainous or hilly country. Climbing A Hill The transmission will automatically downshift as needed to climb most hills. If the hill is long or very steep, however, you may need to manually shift to a lower gear to keep the transmission from repeatedly upshifting and downshifting. Select the lowest adequate gear range for the duration of the incline. See your chassis manual for specific information. 3-23 SECTION 3 DRIVING YOUR MOTOR HOME CAUTION Observe the engine temperature gauge more frequently than normal. If overheating occurs, pull off to the side of the road and allow the engine to thoroughly cool before refilling the radiator and restarting the engine. Descending A Hill When going down a long grade, you may need to manually shift to a lower gear rather than keeping your foot on the brake pedal. A lower gear will allow the engine to provide a degree of braking action. Holding your foot on the brake pedal for an extended period may cause brakes to overheat, which could cause you to lose control of the vehicle. See your chassis manual for specific information. 3-24 SECTION 4 APPLIANCES & SYSTEMS The appliances installed in your motor home are manufactured by reputable RV appliance makers and have been tested by independent laboratories to meet all applicable standards and codes set for RV appliances. REFRIGERATOR Leveling Before operating the refrigerator when the motor home is stationary, place a small level on the bottom of the refrigerator and make certain the unit is level. If over 1/2 of the bubble is inside the circle in any direction, the coach is level enough for continuous operation of the refrigerator while parked. Bubble must be at least 1/2 inside circle Normal vehicle leveling to provide comfort for the occupants is satisfactory for refrigerator operation. CAUTION To prevent permanent damage to the refrigerator cooling unit, turn the refrigerator off if the vehicle will be parked on an incline of over 3° side-to-side or 6° front-to-rear (such as steep driveways or parking lots, etc.) for more than one hour. Basic Operation • • • Place bubble level in bottom of refrigerator Press the ON/OFF button to start the refrigerator. If the display code reads ‘no’ there is no electricity or gas available to operate the refrigerator. Open the propane tank valve or connect the shoreline. Press the MODE button to select energy source. There are three settings: LP (Gas Mode) - Refrigerator will operate on gas from the propane tank if the main valve is open and the tank contains gas. AC (Electric Mode) - Refrigerator will 4-1 5 - DASH / AUTO The refrigerator in your coach can operate from either of two energy sources available to the motor home: • 120-Volt AC electric • Propane gas To be able to use both types of energy, the refrigerator does not have a compressor like household refrigerators. Instead, it uses an ammonia-water solution for cooling. Basically, ammonia vapor is distilled from the solution by heat produced from either propane gas flame or electrical heat element. The ammonia vapor is then carried to the finned condenser where it liquefies. The liquid then flows to an evaporator where it creates cooling by evaporation. The ammonia circulates back into the water solution and the cooling cycle continues. SECTION 4 APPLIANCES & SYSTEMS • operate on 120-VAC household current if the shoreline is connected or the auxiliary generator is running. AU (Automatic Mode) - Refrigerator will automatically start operating on 120-VAC household current if the shoreline is connected or the auxiliary generator is running. If electricity is lost, it will automatically switch over to LP gas operation if gas is available. Press the SET TEMP button to change temperature setting from 1 to 9 on display. Start at the ‘coldest’ setting to ensure coldest temperature in the freezer compartment, then adjust warmer as necessary after cold* food has been added. * The refrigerator will retain temperature more efficiently if food is cold before placing inside. To Open: 1. Use a screwdriver or coin to turn the latch knobs to the vertical position as shown. Refrigerator Access Door Latches 2. Remove the door from the opening. To Close: 1. Replace the door into the opening. 2. Push the latch knobs in while turning to the horizontal position as shown. Further Information For further information and operating cautions, see the refrigerator operating instructions included in your InfoCase. ICE MAKER –If Equipped Some refrigerators are equipped with an automatic ice maker system. The ice maker unit is installed in the freezer compartment of the refrigerator. See the refrigerator manufacturer’s operation, care and maintenance information in your InfoCase. NOTE: A water shut-off valve for the ice maker is located near the water faucet filter inside the galley cabinet beneath the sink. REFRIGERATOR SERVICE ACCESS COMPARTMENT (Exterior) The exterior refrigerator service compartment allows access to the rear of the refrigerator for inspection, maintenance and service. 4-2 Refrigerator Access Compartment RANGE TOP The range in your motor home operates on propane gas and will provide most of the functions of the range in your home. SECTION 4 APPLIANCES & SYSTEMS WARNING Portable fuel-burning equipment including wood and charcoal grills and stoves, shall not be used inside the recreational vehicle. The use of this equipment inside the recreational vehicle can cause fires or asphyxiation. To Light Range Top Burners • Turn the desired burner knob to HI LITE position • Immediately spin the IGNITOR knob clockwise at least one full turn to light the burner Avoiding Asphyxiation The following warning label has been located in the cooking area to remind you to provide an adequate supply of fresh air for combustion. Unlike homes, the amount of oxygen supply is limited due to the size of the recreational vehicle, and proper ventilation when using the cooking appliances avoids dangers of asphyxiation. It is especially important that cooking appliances not be used for comfort heating, as the danger of asphyxiation is greater when the appliance is used for long periods of time. FAILURE TO COMPLY COULD RESULT IN DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY. Further Information See USING THE COOKTOP in the appliance manufacturer’s RV Cooking Appliance Use and Care guide in your InfoCase. MICROWAVE OVEN/RANGE HOOD The range hood vent is built into the microwave oven. The range hood fan carries cooking odors and gas fumes to the outside of the coach. A light on the underside of the hood provides illumination for food preparation. The hood fan and light switches are located on the microwave control panel. Microwave/Range Hood - typical (brand, model and appearance shown may vary from your model) 4-3 SECTION 4 APPLIANCES & SYSTEMS Further Information See the manufacturer’s information in your InfoCase for microwave operating instructions and replacement of vent hood light bulbs and replacement or cleaning of grease filter elements. ONE PLACE SYSTEMS MONITOR PANEL The ONEPLACE Systems Monitor Panel provides a convenient, central location for checking the condition of all utility systems in your coach. It also includes the TRUEAIR climate control thermostat and the POWERLINE Energy Management System status panel. Generator Switch and Hourmeter Generator Hourmeter See Electrical Systems section for generator hourmeter information. Water and Holding Tank Levels Press and Hold the appropriate button to show approximate tank level on the monitor lights OnePlace Monitor Panel At the touch of a button this panel can display the fresh water and holding tank levels, propane gas tank level, plus the chassis battery and house battery condition. You can start the electric generator or turn on the water pump and water heater. Indicator lights tell you if the water pump is on or if the water heater pilot light is out. Generator Start/Stop Switch See Electrical Systems section for generator start-up and shut-down instructions. 4-4 The approximate fluid levels are measured by sets of electronic sensors (detector cells) on the sides of the tanks. There is generally more fluid in a tank than indicated on the monitor panel. SECTION 4 APPLIANCES & SYSTEMS Water Level Sensors The propane level is registered by a sending unit on the tank. The gauge mounted on the side of the tank will give a more accurate indication of actual tank level if needed. Water Pump Switch Water Tank For example, if the fluid level is 1-2” below the FULL sensor, the monitor will show the level to be only 2/3 even though the tank is nearly full. If a tank is about 1/4 full, the monitor will register an empty tank because the fluid level is below the 1/3 sensor even though there is still fluid in the tank. However, when the indicator reads FULL, the tank is actually full. For your convenience there is also a tank monitor panel in the water service center compartment. When you want to use the self-contained water system, turn on the “Water Pump” switch on the monitor panel. The “Pump On” light will illuminate when the pump switch is turned on. Water will be available as soon as a faucet is opened. For your convenience, a switch is also located in the water center compartment. Water Pump Switch Battery Voltage Meter Press the “House Battery” switch position to check the level of charge (voltage) in the 12-volt house batteries. Press the “Engine Battery” position to check chassis battery charge. To get an accurate reading; Water Center Tank Level Monitor -typical 1. Both the chassis engine and the generator engine must be shut off. 2. An interior light should be turned on to provide a small load which draws off the battery surface charge. Tank Capacities See Section 1 - Tank Capacities. Propane Gas Level Press and hold the “LP GAS” button to show approximate propane tank level. 4-5 SECTION 4 APPLIANCES & SYSTEMS The LCD display will show the current battery voltage to the nearest tenth of a volt. • • • A 12-volt battery typically registers anywhere from 12.5V to 13V when adequately charged. Voltage below 12V indicates a moderately discharged condition; 11.5V or less is extremely discharged. Voltage above 13V typically indicates that the battery is being charged by the inverter charger system. SOLAR CHARGER PANEL –If Equipped The 10-watt roof-mounted solar charger panel uses the sun to help keep your house batteries charged. A charge indicator light is provided on the One Place panel to show you when the solar panel is actively charging the house batteries. NOTE: The solar battery charger is not intended to make the coach battery system “maintenance free.” The solar panel will not completely compensate for continuous low amperage draw from components such as the propane gas leak detector, the clock in the dash radio and the radio station memory circuitry, for example. Although the solar panel system can help to extend battery life, the coach shoreline should be plugged in routinely to “top off” the batteries. We also recommend following regular battery inspection and maintenance, especially in cold weather. See “Battery Care” in Electrical section. ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (EMS) The Energy Management System (EMS) monitors the electrical usage of the appliances and equipment in the coach and controls electrical loads as necessary to avoid nuisance tripping of the shoreline circuit breaker. This system works together with the energy efficient central air conditioner to allow both compressors to operate at the same time on a 30-amp shoreline connection. PowerLine EMS Display on Monitor Panel - typical Solar Charging Indicator • • • • 4-6 Glows when charging Full glow means maximum charge rate Gradually dims as batteries charge Goes off when batteries fully charged Futher Information Please read the PowerLine Energy Management System Owner Guide in your InfoCase for information on controls, display SECTION 4 APPLIANCES & SYSTEMS panel features and settings. It will explain how this system operates under several conditions, whether connected to 20-amp, 30-amp or 50-amp shoreline connections. It also contains important information for running both air conditioner compressors at the same time. WATER HEATER - GAS/ ELECTRIC (with Motor Aid water heating system) –If Equipped The gas/electric water heater has a dual power feature. It can operate from propane gas or 120volt house current; or it can use both at the same time for quicker recovery at times when you are using a lot of hot water. Read the Water Heater Operation Manual for complete Safety Warnings, Operating Instructions and Maintenance Information before operating the water heater. Be sure the water heater is filled with water before starting either electric or propane gas operation. To fill the water heater, turn the Water Pump switch on and open a hot water faucet anywhere in the coach. When water begins to flow steadily from the faucet, the water heater is full. For Propane Gas Operation Press the Water Heater switch on the Monitor Panel. The “Pilot Out” light will glow for about 10-15 seconds, then it will go out. The “Heater On” indicator will remain lit. If the “Pilot Out” light comes on during gas operation, it means that the burner has gone into “lockout” mode and must be restarted. If this happens, turn the Water Heater switch off for about 5 minutes, then turn it back on. See the water heater user’s guide in your InfoCase for further information. Gas Water Heater Switch on systems monitor panel For Electric Operation Turn on the Water Heater electric element switch. The shoreline must be connected or generator running for electric operation. Electric Water Heater Switch typically located near systems monitor panel For Quick Recovery Operation (Dual Heating) Turn On both Water Heater switches; the gas one on the monitor panel and the electric one. This will help reheat the water heater tank more quickly than a single source would alone. Use this mode when you are using a larger than normal volume of hot water. Operating Instructions Read the operating and safety information provided in the Water Heater Operation Manual in your InfoCase. 4-7 SECTION 4 APPLIANCES & SYSTEMS PRESSURE-TEMPERATURE RELIEF VALVE On occasion, water may be seen seeping from the water heater pressure temperature relief valve. This is no cause for repair or replacement of the valve. Open Lift handle straight out to open P-T valve when water heater is cold * 4. Let the handle of the P-T valve snap shut. 5. Close the faucet and turn on the water supply before switching the water heater on. Manually operate the pressure temperature relief valve at least once a year. Water Heater Exterior Service Access Normally there is an air gap at the top of the water heater tank which acts as a pressure buffer. In time, however, heated water may expand and fill this air gap, causing a slight increase in water pressure. This may cause the P-T valve to “weep” until the air gap is manually replaced. CAUTION Operate this valve only when the water heater and engine cooling system are cold! To Replace the Air Gap: 1. Turn off the water heater switch and incoming water supply (city water and/or demand pump). 2. Open a faucet in the motor home to relieve water pressure. 3. Pull the handle of the P-T valve straight out and allow water to flow until it stops. 4-8 *If your water heater is equipped with the Motor Aid system, it uses an extension from the engine cooling system to heat water in the water heater while driving. The engine cooling system must also be cold before opening the pressuretemperature relief valve. See “Motor Aid Water Heater” for more information. MOTOR AID WATER HEATER –If Equipped The motor aid uses heat from the chassis engine cooling system to heat water in the water heater while driving. Hoses are routed from the engine to a heat exchanger surrounding the water heater tank. Under normal conditions, the entire contents of the water heater can be heated in about two hours or 100 miles of driving. This means you can have hot water at the faucets immediately upon arriving at a site. The motor aid also increases the capacity of the engine cooling system, allowing the engine to run cooler under many conditions. SECTION 4 APPLIANCES & SYSTEMS CAUTION Any leak in the heat exchanger or its supply or return lines could cause loss of coolant and subsequent engine failure. We recommend that you periodically inspect these connecting lines and the heater to insure that no leaks have developed. PROPANE GAS FURNACE To Start Up: 1. Open the LP gas tank valve by turning fully counterclockwise. Thermostat Switch • Move to Heat or Gas position for furnace operation Temp Selector • Press up or down to select temperature 2. Move THERMOSTAT switch from Off to Heat and press the Temp Selector button (Up/ Down arrows) until the desired temperature is shown in the display. 3. Furnace fan should start to blow immediately after setting the thermostat. 4. After about 30 seconds, the furnace burner should light. 5. The furnace should now cycle off and on automatically as the thermostat demands just like a household furnace. NOTE:If heat does not come out of the heat ducts after a minute or so the burner is not lit. Turn thermostat off for 3-5 minutes, check to be sure propane gas tank valve is open and tank is not empty, then try steps 2-4 again. If the furnace will not light after three attempts, go to Shut Down steps and contact your dealer or a local RV service center for repair. To Shut Down: 1. Slide thermostat switch to Off position. 2. Close propane tank valve if coach will be stored for a period of time. For Further Information Please see the furnace operating instructions provided in your InfoCase for further information, including operating precautions, and periodic maintenance. See the Coach Maintenance Schedule for recommended intervals. NOTE: If the furnace burner has any residuals of metal protectant or lubricants used during manufacture of the furnace, it may smoke slightly when the furnace is used for the first time and may set off your smoke alarm. We recommend that you provide adequate ventilation when using the furnace for the first time to avoid a nuisance smoke alarm. We do not recommend removing the smoke alarm battery. REAR FURNACE –If Equipped The rear furnace is controlled by a separate thermostat located in the rear of the coach. To Start Up: 1. Open the LP gas tank valve by turning fully counterclockwise 2. Move the Thermostat/Switch to from OFF to the desired temperature position. 4-9 SECTION 4 APPLIANCES & SYSTEMS and periodic maintenance. See the Coach Maintenance Schedule for recommended intervals. Thermostat/Switch • Move from OFF to desired temperature for furnace operation Room Temperature Thermometer 3. Furnace fan should start to blow immediately after setting the thermostat. 4. After about 30 seconds, the furnace burner should light. 5. The furnace should now cycle off and on automatically as the thermostat demands just like a household furnace. NOTE:If heat does not come out of the heat ducts after a minute or so the burner is not lit. Turn thermostat off for 3-5 minutes, check to be sure propane gas tank valve is open and tank is not empty, then try steps 2-4 again. If the furnace will not light after three attempts, go to Shut Down steps and contact your dealer or a local RV service center for repair. To Shut Down: 1. Move thermostat switch to OFF position. 2. Close propane tank valve if coach will be stored for a period of time. For Further Information Please see the furnace operating instructions provided in your InfoCase for further information, including operating precautions, 4-10 NOTE: If the furnace burner has any residuals of metal protectant or lubricants used during manufacture of the furnace, it may smoke slightly when the furnace is used for the first time and may set off your smoke alarm. We recommend that you provide adequate ventilation when using the furnace for the first time to avoid a nuisance smoke alarm. We do not recommend removing the smoke alarm battery. ELECTRONIC THERMOSTAT (Central Heat/Air Conditioning System) The thermostat, on the One Place panel, controls heating, air conditioning, cooling fan and heat pump operation. Temperature Selector Thermostat (Source) Switch COOL= Air Conditioning ELEC = Heat Pump GAS = Furnace Central Air Thermostat NOTE:The thermostat does not automatically switch between heating and cooling. You must place the thermostat switch in the desired position. SECTION 4 APPLIANCES & SYSTEMS Heating: • • Slide the thermostat switch to “Gas Heat” position. NOTE:Follow proper furnace lighting procedures described previously in this section. • Adjust the temperature setpoint to personal preference if needed. See “Changing Temperature Setpoints.” Digital Thermostat Display The digital display normally shows current room temperature, with the word “ROOM” in small letters at the left side of the display. When you press the temperature selector button up or down, the display will show the word “SET” and the new temperature setpoint until you release the button. Adjust the temperature setpoint to personal preference if needed. See “Changing Temperature Setpoints”. To Run Fan Only (No Heat or Air) • • • • Set Thermostat switch to OFF. Slide Fan Mode switch to On. Place Fan Speed switch to Lo or Hi as desired The fan will run continuously at the selected speed and is not controlled by thermostat setting. The display will show current room temperature. Changing Temperature Setpoints To set the temperature to a new temperature, simply press the Temperature Selector button up or down until the temperature you want appears in the display. The word “SET” will also appear at the left side of the display while you are changing the temperature setpoint. A few seconds after you release the temperature selector button, the display will return to showing the current room temperature. Cooling (A/C): • • Slide the thermostat switch to Cool position. Slide the Fan Mode and Fan Speed Switches to the desired positions. On/Low: A/C compressor cycles on and off with the thermostat while fan runs continuously at low speed. On/High: A/C compressor cycles on and off with the thermostat while fan runs continuously at high speed. Auto/Low: Fan runs at low speed and cycles on and off with the A/C compressor as controlled by the thermostat. Auto/High: Fan runs at high speed and cycles on and off with the A/C compressor as controlled by the thermostat. 4-11 SECTION 4 APPLIANCES & SYSTEMS FURNACE-A/C THERMOSTAT OPERATION CHART The following chart shows the system functions with the “Heat/Cool” thermostat. Disregard references to heat functions when using the “Cool Only” thermostat in the rear bedroom. HEAT PUMP –If Equipped Your coach may be equipped with an air source heat pump built into the air conditioning system. Because the heat pump operates on electricity, it provides economical heat inside your coach and helps reduce the use of propane gas for heating in cooler weather. 4-12 A heat pump can be thought of as an air conditioner running in reverse. An air conditioner absorbs heat from the air on the inside of the coach and moves it to the outside. The heat pump does exactly the opposite. Even cold air contains some heat, so a heat pump will extract heat from the outside air on a cold day and carry it to the inside of the coach to maintain a comfortable temperature. SECTION 4 APPLIANCES & SYSTEMS The efficiency of a heat pump decreases as the outdoor air temperature drops, so supplementary heat is often needed when the outside temperature nears freezing. This system is set to automatically start the gas furnace to assist the heat pump if room temperature cools to 5 degrees or more below the thermostat set temperature. You may wish to manually switch to furnace heat to maintain a higher temperature when outside temperatures begin to reduce the efficiency of the heat pump. The heat pump will not operate when the outside temperature falls below 36 degrees F. To operate the heat pump: See the air conditioning/heat pump manufacturer’s information in your InfoCase for complete operating instructions. CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONER NOTE:See “Electronic Thermostat” for instructions on turning the air conditioner on and changing the temperature settings. The central air conditioner is located behind the louvered body panel on the right (passenger) side of the coach. The panel can be opened for maintenance and periodic service. (See “Condenser Coils” elsewhere in this section.) The cooled air is forced through ducts in the ceiling of the coach. Inside air returns to the air conditioner through a filter system in the rear bedroom area of the coach. (See “Air Conditioner Filter” elsewhere in this section.) Condenser Coils • Gas Heat = Gas Furnace • Electric Heat = Heat Pump • Cool = Roof Air Conditioner The condenser is located behind the louvered body panel on the right side of the coach. The condenser is the large, black, rectangular area that looks like a car radiator. The panel is hinged at the top edge to allow opening for periodic cleaning or service. Remove the screws under the lower edge of the panel and swing it upward for access to the condenser. Periodically sweep debris carefully from the fins of the condenser. Rinse dust off with clean water. The condenser coils must be clean and free of dust, debris and insect particles, etc., for the air conditioner to cool efficiently. Check your Air Filter Further Information Closed or blocked vents and a dirty air filter can hinder the efficiency of a heat pump. • Be sure ceiling vents are open to distribute heat pump output air. • The A/C return air filter should be checked monthly for dirt build-up and cleaned or replaced as needed. See “Air Conditioner Filter” elsewhere in this section. See the air conditioner manufacturer’s operating instructions supplied in your InfoCase. They contain detailed operating instructions, special precautions and basic troubleshooting. AIR CONDITIONER FILTER The disposable furnace-type filter must be inspected monthly and replaced periodically so the air conditioner will operate efficiently. The air filter is woven fiberglass, which cannot be cleaned and should be replaced when coated with dust. 4-13 SECTION 4 APPLIANCES & SYSTEMS Filter Locations Models 40FD & 40KD Beneath Washer/Dryer Cabinet Remove grate on front of cabinet as shown to access filter. NOTE:Do not block the filter in any way, such as by setting packages or newspapers, etc. in front of the return air grate. There must be free air flow for the air conditioner to operate efficiently. WASHER/ DRYER –If Equipped For complete operating instructions, see the manufacturer’s information provided in your InfoCase. A/C Filter Size: 14” x 20” x 1” Filter must be installed with airflow markings (arrows) pointing downward. NOTE:Do not block the filter in any way, such as by setting packages or newspapers, etc. in front of the return air grill on the front of the cabinet. There must be free air flow for the air conditioner to operate efficiently. Model 40TD Beneath Floor Panel in Wardrobe Remove floor panel from wardrobe as shown to access filter. AC/Furnace Filter under wardrobe floor panel A/C Filter Size: 14” x 20” x 1” Filter must be installed with airflow markings (arrows) pointing downward. 4-14 To Open the Door During a Wash Cycle: Follow these steps if you need to open the door to your washer-dryer after a cycle has already begun. 1. Advance the Program Selector to 'Reset' and wait 5 seconds. 2. Advance the Program Selector to 'Drain' (8 o'clock') and allow the machine to drain completely. 3. Advance the Program selector to 'Reset' (the 'Status/Door Lock' LED will blink quickly to indicate that the cycle has stopped, but the door is STILL LOCKED) 4. When the 'Status/Door Lock' LED blinks SLOWLY (takes 1-2 minutes), you can open the door. SECTION 4 APPLIANCES & SYSTEMS To Open During a Dry Cycle: 1. Advance the Program selector to 'Reset' (the 'Status/Door Lock' LED will blink quickly to indicate that the cycle has stopped, but the door is STILL LOCKED) 2. When the 'Status/Door Lock' LED blinks SLOWLY (takes 1-2 minutes), you can open the door. IMPORTANT! Once a wash cycle is underway, the washer-dryer door will LOCK for the duration of the cycle and will STAY LOCKED for up to 2 minutes after the cycle ends. DO NOT attempt to open the door unless the 'STATUS/ DOOR LOCK' LED is BLINKING SLOWLY! Water Supply Faucets The washing machine water supply faucets are located inside the cabinet door above the machine. Always turn supply faucets off when not using washing machine to avoid possible water leaks if a hose or hose gasket should fail. DISHWASHER (Drawer Style) –If Equipped Lock Feature The Dish Drawer must be programmed to the ‘Closed Drawer’ mode to keep the drawer locked while driving. Power Button Water Supply Faucets -typical See Winterization Procedure in Plumbing section. Start/Pause Button Lock Button 1. Press the power button (left side of touch panel). 2. Open the drawer, then press the ECO button on the inside of the drawer and the Lock button (right side of touch panel) at the same time until you hear one long beep. 3. Press the start/pause button (center of touch panel) 3 times; the light above the button will be red. 4. Press the Lock button (right side of touch panel) to turn the “Closed Drawer” feature on. The lights on display panel inside of the drawer will light up. 5. Press the power button (left on touch panel) the unit is set. 4-15 SECTION 4 APPLIANCES & SYSTEMS NOTE: If the power is disconnected and restored, the drawer will unlock then lock itself after 30 seconds. It will stay locked when power is disconnected and must have power connected to open. To open the drawer in this mode, you must press the start/pause button. Further Information See the manufacturer’s Dish Drawer User Guide provided in your InfoCase. CENTRAL VACUUM CLEANER –If Equipped The central vacuum cleaner system is located in a passenger side storage compartment. Storage Compartment Vacuum For convenient cleaning of exterior storage compartments an additional vacuum hose outlet is located in a middle compartment on the passenger side of the coach. The vacuum cleaner operates on 120-volt household current, so the shoreline must be connected to provide power. To Use The Vacuum Plug the hose into the hose outlet. The vacuum cleaner will start automatically. When you remove the hose, the vacuum will stop. To Change Filter Bags Pull the cover from the square metal canister. The canister is located in an exterior storage compartment on the passenger side of the coach. Central Vacuum Cleaner System To Use Vac Pan Press the vac pan lever to the right using your foot as shown to open the door and turn on the vacuum unit. Sweep floor debris into the opening. When you release the spring-loaded door it will automatically shut and turn off the vacuum unit. 4-16 Pull cover off to change filter bags SECTION 4 APPLIANCES & SYSTEMS Dust bag inlet opening fits over side nozzle If The Vacuum Will Not Start Check for a tripped circuit breaker. Also be sure that the vacuum unit is plugged into the electrical outlet in the exterior storage compartment, and the shoreline is connected. 4-17 SECTION 5 PROPANE GAS PROPANE GAS SUPPLY The propane gas system supplies fuel for the range, water heater, furnace and refrigerator (while in gas mode). When used and handled properly, this system is safe and economical and provides modern living conveniences wherever you travel. How Propane Gas Works Propane Tank System The storage reservoir for the propane gas system is a horizontally mounted tank which is permanently attached to the vehicle frame. The tank is accessible only from the outside of the vehicle. The tank supply valve is located near the top center of the tank, next to the regulator. Before opening the supply valve, check to be sure all controls for gas appliances are in the “Off” or “Pilot Off” position. If this step is not performed, propane gas could accumulate inside the motor home creating a fire or explosion hazard. Propane Gas Tank behind slideout room Overflow Valve Propane Tank Fill Valve Main Tank Valve Switch Propane Gas Access in compartment behind driver side front wheel Main Tank Valve Switch The main tank valve is located out of normal reach, so a switch is provided on the front of the tank compartment and on the OnePlace panel when you need to open or close gas flow from the propane tank. 5 - DASH / AUTO Propane is a type of LP (Liquefied Petroleum) gas, which is a true gas compressed into liquid form for easy transportation and storage. Propane is also called tank gas, bottle gas, or simply LP. Propane is used by appliances in vapor form only, but is stored in the tank as a liquid under very high pressure. As the liquid gas is released, it reverts back to a vapor and expands to many times its compressed volume. Main Tank Valve on OnePlace Panel Main Tank Valve in Tank Fill Compartment 5-1 SECTION 5 PROPANE GAS NOTE: Both switches must be On to allow propane supply to the coach. Propane gas flow can be stopped by turning either switch Off. Turn switch Off when propane gas supply is not needed to conserve house battery power. Refilling Propane Tank Since the propane tank is permanently mounted to the frame, the motor home must be taken to a propane dealership for filling. Do not attempt to remove the propane tank from the vehicle. The tank is equipped with a fill adapter with both internal and external threads which allows easy filling with any propane filling equipment. The tank is full when liquid propane gas appears at the overflow valve. NOTE: The propane tank is equipped with an automatic 80% stop-fill device. DAN GE R DO NOT FILL CONTAINER TO MORE THAN 80 PERCENT OF CAPACITY. FAILURE TO COMPLY COULD RESULT IN A FIRE OR PERSONAL INJURY. Make sure the motor home is level when filling. It is possible to accidentally overfill the tank if the vehicle is unlevel, with the fill valve on the uphill side. Overfilling the propane gas tank can result in uncontrolled gas flow, which can cause fire or explosion. A properly filled container will contain approximately 80 percent of its volume as liquid propane gas. All pilot lights must be extinguished and supply valve closed before refilling propane gas tanks or vehicle fuel tanks. Do not smoke or expose an open flame while near a propane refueling area. Propane gas is heavier-than-air and extremely flammable. Never fill the propane tank with engine or generator running. Before opening the supply valve, check to be sure all controls for gas appliances are in the “Off” or “Pilot Off” position. If this step is not performed, propane gas could accumulate inside the motor home creating a fire or explosion hazard. Never use an open flame to test for propane gas leaks. Replace all protective covers and caps on propane system before filling. Selecting LP Fuel Types We recommend using straight propane in your LP gas tank. Propane gas is commonly available at all LP gas outlets in the U.S. (According to the National LP Gas Association, LP gas outlets in the United States do not offer any other type of liquefied petroleum gas than propane to the general public.) Check local phone directory yellow pages for locations of local LP gas refilling stations or bulk dealerships. 5-2 SECTION 5 PROPANE GAS NOTE: If you travel outside the U.S. with your motor home, you may find butane or propane/butane mixtures available in addition to propane. Because gasburning RV appliances are designed to run on propane only, we recommend that you request straight propane only. Butane burns about 30 percent hotter than propane and can overheat some appliances, particularly refrigerators, and cause permanent damage. Other appliances designed to operate on propane can become sooted and lose efficiency by using butane fuel. • • • Air In The Propane Gas Tank If your propane gas appliances do not stay lit or require frequent adjustment, even though you know the propane tank contains sufficient fuel, the problem may be air in the propane gas tank. Air in the tank mixes with the propane gas vapors causing them to burn poorly. This condition could linger for weeks if the air is not purged from the tank. Most propane gas dealers have equipment for purging air from propane gas tanks and will purge before refilling the tank. SAFE USE OF THE PROPANE GAS SYSTEM The propane system is designed and built with strict adherence to federal, state and recreational vehicle industry requirements for mobile propane gas equipment. For your safety, there are many safety devices and backup systems installed, such as tank fill overflow valves, an interior propane gas detector/ alarm, and an interior carbon monoxide (CO) detector/alarm. Propane gas also contains an odor additive that you can smell if propane is present in the air. Here are a few precautions to observe that will help you to use the propane gas system safely: • Exercise caution at all times. Be familiar with the distinctive odor of propane gas. If a leak is suspected, turn off the supply valve • • • • • immediately. Have the propane gas system checked by your dealer or other qualified propane gas service center. Do not tamper with the propane gas piping system, pressure regulator or gas appliances. Service and maintenance of propane gas system components should be performed only by your dealer or a qualified propane gas service center. Never attempt to connect natural gas to the propane gas system. Have the entire propane gas system inspected for possible leaks and missing or damaged parts at each tank filling. Also inspect before and after each trip, and any time trouble is suspected. Turn the propane supply valve off when not using the propane gas system. Never use a wrench to tighten the tank supply valve. It is designed to close leak-tight by hand. If a wrench is required to completely close the valve, it is defective and must be replaced. Be sure appliance and outside vents are open and free from obstruction when using the propane gas system. Never attach a lock or any device requiring a key to the propane tank compartment door. According to standards set for recreation vehicles, the propane supply valve must be readily accessible in an emergency. Exercise caution when drilling holes or attaching objects to the walls. Gas lines and electrical wiring could be seriously damaged and present an extreme safety hazard. PROPANE GAS WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS It is illegal for vehicles equipped with propane tanks to travel on certain roadways or through certain tunnels in the U.S. To avoid inconvenience, check state regulations concerning flammable gas transportation. 5-3 SECTION 5 PROPANE GAS Propane Gas Leaks • The following label is located in the vehicle near the range area. If you smell gas within the vehicle, quickly and carefully perform the procedures listed. • • • • • • All pilot lights must be extinguished and appliances and their ignitors turned off while refilling the fuel tank or propane tank. Never smoke while refilling vehicle fuel tank or propane gas tank. Avoid inhaling exhaust gases produced by burned gasoline, diesel fuel or propane gas in items such as the range, chassis engine, generator engine, refrigerator, furnace and water heater. They contain carbon monoxide, which is an odorless, colorless and poisonous gas. Do not bring or store propane gas containers, gasoline or other flammable liquids inside the vehicle because a fire or explosion may result. Propane gas containers are equipped with safety valves which relieve excessive pressure by discharging gas to the atmosphere. Never use an open flame to test for propane gas leaks. Replace all protective covers and caps on propane system after filling. Make sure valve is closed and door latched securely. Portable fuel-burning equipment, including wood and charcoal grills and stoves, shall not be used inside the recreational vehicle. The use of this equipment inside the recreational vehicle may cause fires or asphyxiation. Regulators are equipped with a protective cover. Make sure that the regulator vent faces downward and that the cover is kept in place to minimize vent blockage which could result in excessive gas pressure causing fire or explosion. PROPANE GAS PRESSURE REGULATOR The pressure regulator is protected from the elements by a plastic cover which should be left in place at all times. Only your dealer or a qualified propane gas service should remove the regulator cover for adjustments. WARNING Visually inspect the pressure regulator vent periodically for blockage by accumulated debris or insect nests, etc. Vent obstruction could result in excessive pressure which could cause a fire or explosion. If any obstruction is apparent, have the regulator serviced by your dealer or a qualified propane gas service center. NOTE:If your model is equipped with a propane powered electrical generator, there will be two regulators stacked one upon another. One regulates the house propane supply pressure; the other regulates pressure to the generator. 5-4 SECTION 5 PROPANE GAS tank control valve closed when not in use, even when tank is empty, to prevent moisture from collecting on the inside. If regulator freeze-up should occur, you may attempt to thaw the regulator using a light bulb. DO NOT USE AN OPEN FLAME OR HEAT LAMP. If moisture begins to cause problems, have your propane gas dealer inject a small amount of dry methyl alcohol in your tank (approximately one ounce to 20 pounds or one pint to 100 gallons) to help guard against regulator freezeups. PROPANE VAPORIZATION IN COLD WEATHER Regulator Freeze-up Regulator freeze-ups are caused by the presence of moisture in fuel. This moisture will pass through the cylinder valve and into the regulator where it can freeze. Fuel producers, tank and bottle manufacturers and propane gas dealers take every precaution to reduce moisture, but sometimes only a fraction of an ounce entering the tank can cause problems. To help avoid the possibility of freeze-up, always keep Propane gas vaporization increases and decreases in direct relation to ambient temperature. In other words, the lower the temperature, the slower the liquid propane will vaporize into a usable gas for appliances. This means that in extremely cold weather when a large volume of gas is being used by the furnace for heating, it is possible to experience a loss of gas pressure. At first, this problem may appear to be caused by an empty tank or a regulator freeze-up, but is actually caused by failure of the liquid gas to vaporize as fast as it is needed by the furnace. The demand for propane to produce heat increases to the point where the gas cannot vaporize fast enough to keep the furnace going. The only solution to this problem is to reduce gas usage where possible. Adjusting the temperature on the gas/electric refrigerator may be a first step. Using less hot water will also help, as well as refraining from using the gas cooktop. A final step is to lower the thermostat setting to reduce gas usage by the furnace. 5-5 SECTION 6 ELECTRICAL ELECTRICAL CAUTIONS • • • • • • Careless handling of electrical components can be fatal. Never touch or use electrical components or appliances while feet are bare, while hands are wet, or while standing in water or on wet ground. Improper grounding of the vehicle can cause personal injury. Do not plug the utility power cord into an outlet which is not grounded and do not adapt the plug to connect to a receptacle for which it is not designed. Do not attach an extension cord to the utility power cord. Be sure that all electrical appliances to be used contain 3-prong plugs for proper grounding. Avoid overloading electrical circuits. Replace fuses or circuit breakers with those of the same size and amperage rating only. Never use a higher rated fuse or breaker. Use caution when handling or working near electrical storage batteries. Always remove jewelry and wear protective clothing and eye covering. Avoid creating sparks. portion of the 120-volt current to 12-volt DC current. All equipment in the motor home that is normally powered by the house batteries is then powered through the converter. In addition, the following equipment is entirely dependent on 120-volt current: air conditioner, refrigerator (when placed in AC mode), microwave oven, and any 120-volt electrical equipment used at convenience outlets. EXTERNAL POWER CORD (Shoreline) The external utility power cord (commonly referred to as a “shoreline”) is located in a compartment on the left (driver’s) side of the coach. Power Cord Reel The power cord reel has a two-way switch to extend and retract the cord. Press and hold the switch in the direction desired. 120-VOLT AC SYSTEM The 120-volt system operates from the shoreline cord connected to an outside 120-volt utility service such as those at campgrounds, or from the 120-volt generator. When the shoreline cord is connected to an outside power source, or when the auxiliary electric generator is running, the power converter automatically changes a Press and hold switch to retract power cord 6-1 5 - DASH / AUTO Your coach is equipped with an electrical system consisting of two separate voltages: • 12-volt DC system (battery current) and • 120-volt AC system (household current) The 12-volt system consists of two internal power sources, while the 120-volt system is operated from an outside power source or the optional 120-volt generator. SECTION 6 ELECTRICAL WARNING A flip-down hatch lets you route the power cord out the bottom of the compartment so you can close the compartment door while the power cord is connected. Do not connect the external power cord to any receptacle until you have contacted the owner and/or attendant of the premises to verify proper polarity and grounding. It is the responsibility of the owner of the electrical receptacle to ensure that the receptacle is properly wired and grounded. Reverse polarity and improper grounding of the vehicle can cause personal injury or death. 1. Flip the hatch downward. The power cord is designed to ground the electrical system through the receptacle. It is also designed to carry the amperage output of most campground outlets. If the electrical receptacle to be used is designed to mate with the prongs of the power cord plug, the electrical connection can be expected to carry rated load. Connecting The Power Cord To connect to an external source, remove the cord from the utility compartment and plug it into a suitable 50-amp power receptacle to provide external power to the coach and converter/ charger system. 2. Swivel the cover section aside to reveal cord notch. NOTE: Some parks do not have 50-amp service available, so you will need to connect to a standard 30-amp service pole using an adapter. 30 Amp Receptacle 50 Amp. Power Receptacle 6-2 3. Route the cord through the notch and flip the hatch back up into place and close the compartment door. SECTION 6 ELECTRICAL NOTE: Always keep service access passage closed while utility connection is not in use. The inverter can also be used while driving the motor home because the engine alternator will charge the batteries while driving. WARNING Do not plug the power cord into an outlet which is not grounded, or adapt the plug to connect to a receptacle for which it is not designed. Be sure that all four prongs of the supply cord are properly plugged into the receptacle. Do not connect the power cord to an extension cord. Park Fuses or Breakers Most campgrounds are equipped with a fuse or circuit breaker at the receptacle. This protects the park’s wiring, as well as the power cord on your vehicle, from electrical damage. If electrical power fails, contact the park attendants and have them check the fuse or breaker for your supply receptacle. INVERTER/CHARGER UNIT 2000W –If Equipped The inverter/charger unit is located on the wall of the utility compartment on the left side of the coach. The inverter/charger has a power/reset switch and two circuit breakers to protect the inverter and the AC input source from overloads. See the inverter/charger operation information for complete explanation and instructions on this system. NOTE: The inverter is not intended for steady use while ‘dry camping’. Batteries will deplete quickly with use of the inverter. The inverter is intended for limited, short term power usage when not connected to shoreline or generator power. Inverter Charger Unit Location in utility compartment *Typical picture shown for location. CAUTION Do not store items too closely around the inverter unit in the storage compartment. The inverter generates heat while operating and needs unrestricted airflow for proper cooling. The power converter changes 120-volt AC household current from the shoreline or generator into 12-volt DC current for use by 12-volt equipment in the motor home. Charging Section The charging section of the inverter/charger charges house batteries while 120-volt external power is connected. If the house batteries have been extremely discharged, they will accept charge at a relatively high amperage rate. If they are only slightly 6-3 SECTION 6 ELECTRICAL discharged, they will charge at a lower amperage rate. The rate of charge will decrease as the batteries reach “full charge”, then will continue “trickle” charging at a very low amperage rate. If your battery does not charge as described above, it is possible the battery is defective. If the batteries are extremely discharged, the charger unit will not activate to charge batteries NOTE:We do not recommend leaving the shoreline plugged in continuously during storage periods because the batteries can lose electrolytic fluids and become damaged from continuous charging without periodic use. We recommend following regular battery inspection and maintenance, especially in cold weather. See “Battery Storage & Maintenance” at the end of this section. 120-VOLT CIRCUIT BREAKERS The breaker panels protect all 120-volt components in the motor home from either an overload on the circuit or a short in the wiring or component itself. When an overload or short develops, the breaker will open preventing damage to the system. Shut off the equipment (example: roof air conditioner) and allow a brief cooling period. Then reset the breaker by moving the switch to “Off” and back to “On”. If the breaker is continually tripped and no overload is evident, have the system checked for a short in the wiring or the appliances. The breaker panels are located behind a door or pull-off panel on a lower cabinet face in the galley or lounge area or beneath the rear bed. Inverter/Charger Control Panel: –If Equipped The inverter/charger has a wall mounted monitor/control panel that can be programmed for several charging options. It will also display warnings for overload conditions or other operating failure conditions. See the inverter/charger control panel instructions in your InfoCase for complete instructions and charging setup directions. House Circuit Breakers - typical *Breakers are labeled on panel. Arrangement may vary according to appliance and equipment options. 120-VOLT RECEPTACLES (OUTLETS) Inverter/Charger Control Panel When the inverter is not being used, it should be shut off at the control panel. The inverter could drain the house batteries if the shoreline is not connected to external power and the Aux. Battery switch is on. 6-4 A number of standard household electrical outlets are provided throughout the coach for connecting small appliances such as televisions, radios, toasters, etc. An exterior outlet is also located on the outside of the coach near the entrance door or in a storage compartment on the passenger side of the coach. SECTION 6 ELECTRICAL GROUND FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTER Bath, galley and exterior outlets are connected to a GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter), which is an extremely sensitive circuit breaker that will help to protect against severe electrical shock if a ground fault develops. If such a condition occurs, the GFCI will break the circuit by turning off the power to the protected outlets. Should this occur, unplug all the appliances on that circuit and press the reset button on the GFCI equipped outlet. If the GFCI keeps tripping, have the electrical system checked and repaired, if necessary, before using again. Push to Reset circuit after monthly testing or ground fault tripping. Push to Test at least monthly. Should break circuit. Press Reset button to reconnect. ELECTRICAL GENERATOR –If Equipped WARNING Careless handling of the generator and electrical components can be fatal. Never touch electrical leads or appliances when your hands are wet, or when standing in water or on wet ground. Do not attempt to repair the generator yourself. Service should be performed by an authorized service center. Do not plug the power cord into the generator receptacle while the generator is running. Automatic Power Transfer Switch –If Equipped Whenever the generator is started, an automatic power transfer system automatically switches the household electrical system to the generator approximately 10 seconds after the generator is started. The ten-second delay allows the generator to start easily without the burden of electrical loads. GFCI Outlet (Ground Fault Protector) WARNING The GFCI will not completely eliminate the risk of electrical shock. Small children and persons with heart conditions or other disabilities which make them especially sensitive to electrical shock may still be injured by a 120-volt receptacles even though protected by a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter. Automatic Generator Start (AGS) The automatic generator start feature monitors house battery voltage and coach interior temperature, and has the ability to automatically start the generator to help maintain full air conditioning function and house battery charge. 6-5 SECTION 6 ELECTRICAL The following label is located near the 120volt house circuit breaker panel and at the generator to warn you to disconnect specific electrical connections before servicing the generator and storing the coach. Generator Hourmeter This meter is located on the monitor panel. It registers the total number of hours that the generator has been operated. Refer to the hourmeter to determine when periodic maintenance is due and to record services which have been performed. Operation Warnings and Cautions WARNING See your AGS operating manual for more information to help understand the AGS feature and its operation with your generator. Generator Basic Operation To Start the Generator Press and Hold the Generator switch in START position until you hear the generator running smoothly, then release. To Stop the Generator Press and Hold the Generator switch in STOP position until you hear the generator come to a full stop, then release. See the generator manufacturer’s information provided in your InfoCase for detailed operating instructions, troubleshooting and maintenance. Generator Switch and Hourmeter on monitor panel 6-6 The exhaust of all internal combustion engines contains carbon monoxide (CO). This poisonous gas is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and lighter than air. The exhaust systems of both your motor home engine and your generator engine have been installed with your safety in mind. However, certain precautions must be taken when using them to protect yourself from conditions beyond the control of the manufacturer. 1. Do not simultaneously operate the generator engine and a ventilator which could draw exhaust gases into the vehicle. 2. Do not open windows or ventilators on the end or side of the vehicle where exhaust pipe of the generator is located. 3. Park the vehicle so that the wind will carry the exhaust away from the vehicle. Also, note the position of other vehicles to be sure their exhaust will not enter your vehicle. 4. Do not operate the generator engine while parked if vegetation, snow, buildings, vehicles, or any other object can deflect the exhaust under or into the vehicle. Check auxiliary generator oil level frequently during periods of use. Check auxiliary generator oil level frequently during periods of use. Refer to the generator manufacturer’s information in your InfoCase for specific recommendations. SECTION 6 ELECTRICAL WARNING Never check generator oil level while generator engine is running. (See also Automatic Generator Start warning) GENERATOR SLIDE OUT SERVICE TRAY The generator service tray can be extended and retracted on a slideout frame mechanism. 3. After storing the generator, be sure to reinsert the travel pin into the slide rail frame. You may need to move the generator and grille panel in or out slightly by hand to align the holes properly to insert the pin. WARNING Make sure travel pin is in place to secure generator before driving after generator service or maintenance. Failure to do so may allow the generator to extend unexpectedly during sudden brake application or other rapid deceleration. To extend generator frame for service: 1. Pull the travel-locking pin from the slide rail. It is located on the driver side of the generator and can be seen by looking down just inside of the “hood” panel opening as indicated by the arrow in the photo below. The pin is tethered to the rail assembly by a small cable. 12-VOLT DC SYSTEM The DC voltage system consists of the chassis batteries and the 12-volt house batteries. BATTERY INFORMATION Chassis Batteries Travel Pin - see arrow Viewed looking downward at left side of generator through front “hood” panel opening. 2. Pull the slide frame outward until generator frame is fully extended. The chassis batteries operate the engine starter and all automotive accessories and controls found on the instrument panel. The leveling jacks, slideout room system and the electric step are also connected to the chassis battery. A battery monitor device called Trik-L-Start will help maintain the chassis battery charge anytime the coach is plugged into 120-volt shore power and the battery disconnect switch is in the “On” position. 6-7 SECTION 6 ELECTRICAL The device monitors battery voltage in the house batteries and compares it to the chassis battery. If the device senses the chassis battery voltage is approximately ½ volt lower than the house battery, it allows up to 5 amps of current to flow to the chassis battery. The circuitry within the device prevents back feeding of electricity from the chassis to coach battery so if 120-volt power is interrupted, the chassis battery will not be discharged. House Batteries The house batteries supply current to 12-volt equipment located in the living area of the coach. This includes interior lights, range exhaust fan, furnace fan, water pump, water level and holding tank gauges, 120-volt generator starter, refrigerator and bath roof vent fan. The house battery may also be used to start the engine if the automotive battery is discharged. (See “Aux. Start Switch.” or “Battery Boost Switch” in section 3.) The house batteries are automatically charged by the chassis alternator while the engine is running. Aux. Battery Disconnect Switch (Near entrance door) NOTE: Some electronic displays and memory functions may need to be reset after power has been reconnected. See also “Battery Care” elsewhere in this section. BATTERY ACCESS The batteries are located on slide-out trays in the battery compartment on the outside of the coach. Lift the retainer catches that hold the battery tray and slide it outward for service. AUXILIARY BATTERY DISCONNECT SWITCH The Aux Battery Disconnect switch disconnects the house (auxiliary) batteries from the 12-volt system of your coach during storage periods to avoid battery drain by electrical items that are hooked directly to the house batteries, such as clock displays and radio memories, etc. Always leave this switch ON while using the coach. 6-8 House Batteries Chassis Batteries SECTION 6 ELECTRICAL 2. Check the battery and recharge as necessary at least once a month during long storage periods. Turn the Aux Batt Switch off to avoid electrical arcing when attaching or detaching charger clamps. WARNING Lift Battery Tray Retainer Latches WARNING Always refasten the battery retainer when returning a battery to the compartment. BATTERY CARE Lead -acid type batteries are electro-chemical devices for storing and releasing electrical charge. As such, they are simply an electrical reservoir, not an electrical source. As soon as energy is removed from the battery, it should be replaced by the engine alternator or the RV converter system. If a battery sits unused for 30 days or more, especially during warm weather, it can develop a deposit of sulfate crystals on the metal plates inside the battery. This condition is called ‘sulfating’ and prevents the battery from either releasing or accepting a charge. If this condition occurs, the battery must be replaced. If a battery does not contain at least 80% charge during freezing temperatures, the electrolyte can freeze and crack the battery case. The two best defenses against sulfating and insufficient charge are to: 1. Turn off the Auxiliary Battery Disconnect (Aux Batt) switch to avoid parasitic discharge (the trickle discharge caused by directly connected components like propane gas detectors or digital clock displays, etc.) California Proposition 65 Warning: Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling. NOTE: We do not recommend leaving the shoreline plugged in continuously during storage periods because the batteries can lose electrolytic fluids and become damaged from continuous charging without periodic use or maintenance. We recommend following regular battery inspection and maintenance, especially in cold weather. Further precautions are: • Remove the battery from the coach. • Store it in a cool place on a wooden or rubber pad to inhibit conductive transfer. • Check the state of charge periodically to avoid discharge or sulfating. To ensure that the battery will always accept and hold a charge, follow these simple maintenance practices. • Make sure the batteries always remain securely clamped in the battery tray. • Make sure battery cable clamps are tight on the terminal posts and are free of corrosion. • Neutralize corrosion buildup or acid film on top of battery by washing with a baking soda/ water solution. Rinse with clear water. 6-9 SECTION 6 ELECTRICAL NOTE: Make sure vent caps are on securely to prevent baking soda solution from entering the battery and contaminating the electrolyte fluid. WARNING Before removing any battery cables or battery, make sure all 12-volt equipment in the motor home is off and the power cord has been disconnected. Be sure to replace the battery terminal boot back onto the positive terminal after servicing. Care must be taken to avoid pinching the cable between any metal parts. Should the cable be damaged, a short circuit could result in personal injury or damage to equipment. Replace any damaged cables at once. Always remove jewelry and wear protective clothing and eye covering when checking or handling batteries. • • • Clean and tighten battery terminals and have the specific gravity checked at least once a year. Check the battery fluid level every month, or more often in hot weather. Fill to approximately 3/8 inch above the plates. DO NOT OVERFILL. If fluid is added during freezing weather, the motor home should be driven several miles to mix water and electrolyte to prevent freezing. Fluid level check may be omitted if equipped with maintenance-free batteries. WARNING To prevent wiring damage, it is essential when replacing the cables on the battery, or when using a “booster” battery, that the positive post and the positive cable be attached and the negative post and negative cable be attached. The posts are marked (+) plus and (-) minus. If a “boost charger” is used while battery is in the motor home, disconnect both battery cables before connecting the charger to avoid damage to engine electronic components. Never attempt to charge or boost a frozen battery. 12-VOLT HOUSE CIRCUIT BREAKERS All 12-volt circuits and equipment in the coach area of the motor home are protected by the breaker panel. When a circuit is overloaded or a short develops in any part of the system, a fuse or breaker will shut down that circuit. If this happens, turn off all affected lights or appliances and press the breaker in to reset. The House 12-Volt Breaker Panel is located behind a lower cabinet door in the galley area or beneath the bed. A label on the panel states the amperage rating and circuit protected for each breaker. House Circuit Breakers - typical 6-10 SECTION 6 ELECTRICAL *Typical view of breaker panel. Actual breaker panel location may vary according to model floorplan. Breakers are labeled on panel according to appliance and equipment options. 6-11 SECTION 7 PLUMBING FRESH WATER SYSTEM The fresh water system provides water to the galley sink, shower, bathroom lavatory, toilet and water heater. Water may be supplied by either of two sources: • a fresh water tank located within the motor home. • any external water source to which the motor home may be connected, known as “city water”. Water Hose Reel Water Service Center - typical view Fresh Water Valve in Tank Fill position (located in water service center) Filling the Fresh Water Tank: Always fill the fresh water tank at an approved potable water filling facility or a known purified drinking water source. The tank is filled through the city water connection (Fresh Water Inlet) or optional hose reel in the water center. The Fresh Water Valve routes the water from the city water hose to the fresh water tank for filling. 3. Turn city water supply on. 4. Tank is full when water flows from tank vent tube beneath coach. 5. Turn off city water supply and disconnect from city water connector. 6. Turn Fresh Water valve to Normal position to use the water demand pump. The Tank Fill position is only for pressure filling the water tank from the city water hose connection 1. Attach a hose from a city water faucet to the city water connector (Fresh Water Inlet) in the water center on the driver side of your coach (or pull a sufficient amount of hose from the optional water center hose reel) and attach to an external city water faucet. 7-1 5 - DASH / AUTO 2. Turn the Fresh Water Valve to ‘Tank Fill’ position. SECTION 7 PLUMBING 2. Open a faucet on the coach (such as exterior wash station) to relieve water line pressure. 3. Disconnect the hose from the city water faucet and retract the hose into the hose reel. Be sure to replace the protective cap on the hose end to avoid entrance by debris or insects. Fresh Water Valve in Normal use position (located in water service center) Using City Water When connected to an outside source of water, the water bypasses the demand pump and storage tank and supplies pressure directly to individual faucets and toilet. A check valve built into the pump prevents water from entering the pump and filling the storage tank. 1. Connect hose to city water connection as described in previous steps. 2. Turn Fresh Water Valve to Normal position and turn the water pump switches OFF. Fresh Water Valve in Normal use position (located in water service center) NOTE: Always keep the tank fill valve in Normal position unless you are filling the tank. If this valve is left in the Tank Fill position while using the city water, water will keep flowing into the tank and out the tank vent tube onto the ground and the water pump will run without delivering water to faucets. Disconnecting from City Water: 1. Turn the city water source off. 7-2 Press button and hold to retract water hose reel NOTE:Be sure the Fresh Water Valve is in Normal position to use the water pump. If the valve is in Tank Fill position, the pump will run continuously without delivering water. Pressure Regulators Because city water pressure varies from location to location, we recommend obtaining an in-line water pressure regulator to prevent damage to any components, connections and seals in your fresh water system. We recommend a regulator that controls water pressure to 40 psi. max. These devices simply connect in-line between the supply hose and the city water input on the coach. Water pressure regulators are commonly available at any well stocked RV dealership and many large retail discount or home supply centers. WATER PUMP When your coach is not connected to a city water supply, water is supplied from the fresh water tank by a water system demand pump. A demand pump is designed to run only when you SECTION 7 PLUMBING are using water. When you open a faucet, the water line pressure drops and the pump begins to run, and it will continue to run as long as the faucet is open. When you close the faucet, the line pressure backs up to the pump, and it shuts itself off. The pump is self-priming and will run briefly to build up line pressure when the Water Pump Switch is first turned on. See “Initial Water Line Priming” for instructions on using the water system for the first time. To Clean Pump Strainer • Be sure all water pump switches are OFF. • Twist the inlet cap (bowl) counterclockwise to unscrew from the strainer assembly. • Remove the bowl and pull the strainer screen out of the bowl to tap out any particles and rinse clean. • Insert the strainer screen back into the bowl, then screw the bowl back onto the strainer assembly. Further Information NOTE: You must also empty the strainer when winterizing your coach to avoid water freezing and cracking the filter bowl. See the water pump manufacturer’s operation, care and maintenance information in your InfoCase. Pump Strainer The pump is equipped with a cleanable strainer to capture any possible tank borne particles that could damage pump components. NOTE: We recommend that you check and clean the strainer after each tankful of water during the first few uses of the water pump system. Thereafter, remember to check it at least yearly, and be sure to empty water from it during winterization procedures. Unscrew bowl and remove to clean strainer Water Pump Strainer in Water Service Center (typical) Water Pump Switch The water pump switch is located on the systems monitor panel. (Some models may have an additional switch in the water service center.) While the switch is “ON”, the pump will automatically supply water as it is needed. We recommend that you turn the water pump switch off whenever you will be away from the vehicle or not using the water system. In time, a slow leak in a faucet could drain the water tank, fill the holding tank and discharge the house batteries. Initial Water Line Priming 1. Make sure that all water drain valves are closed, including water heater valve. 2. Turn water pump switch to “OFF” position. 3. Fill water tank. 4. Open all faucets, hot and cold. 5. Turn on pump switch. 6. Close each faucet as it begins to deliver a steady stream of water (close cold water first). Leave hot water faucets on until they also deliver a steady stream of water. This will ensure that the water heater is filled with water. 7. Check to be sure pump stops soon after all faucets have been closed. 8. Pump is now ready for automatic operation. Pump will start when a faucet is opened and stop when the faucet is closed. 7-3 SECTION 7 PLUMBING Water Pump Switch on OnePlace Panel Water Filter Assembly (Located below Galley Sink) * Typical View - your coach may vary Replacing the Water Filter Cartridge Water Pump Switch in Water Service Center FILTERED WATER FAUCET –If Equipped The filtered water faucet is connected to a flow-through, activated carbon filter cartridge that removes chlorine and odors for taste-free drinking water. Replace the filter cartridge when water flow from the faucet is too slow for convenience. • Twist the filter cartridge counterclockwise (to the left) about one-quarter turn, then pull it down and out of the filter socket. (A springloaded valve inside the filter socket will block water from flowing out of the socket when the filter cartridge is removed.) • Insert a new filter cartridge up into the filter socket as far as possible and twist it clockwise (to the right) one-quarter turn until it stops. • Filtered Water Faucet 7-4 Purge a new filter cartridge before using for drinking. Run a few gallons of water through the filter and discard the water (or use for watering plants) to avoid ingesting carbon dust or particles that may have been present in the new filter cartridge. SECTION 7 PLUMBING • • See Winterization Procedure at the end of this section. Also see filter manufacturer’s information in your InfoCase for further instructions or precautions. When removing the coach from storage, always disinfect and flush the water system thoroughly before installing a new filter. CENTRAL WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM -If Equipped The central water filtration system uses a flowthrough, activated carbon filter that removes chlorine and sediments, resulting in clean, odorless and taste-free water for drinking, cooking, and personal care. • • • Central Water Filter System in Water Center (typical) Replacing the Central Water Filtration Cartridge: Replace the filter cartridge after 1,000 gallons of usage or sooner if water flow from faucets is noticeably reduced. • Turn off the water supply and relieve water line pressure by opening a faucet. • Remove the filter canister from the filter head. Use the filter wrench supplied to loosen the filter canister. (see following photos) • • • • Unscrew the canister from the filter head. (There will be water inside the canister.) Remove the large O-ring seal from the canister. Check seal for damage, wipe clean and set aside. Discard the used filter cartridge. Wash the inside of the canister with dish soap and warm water using a nonabrasive sponge or cloth. Rinse thoroughly. Fill canister about 1/3 with clean water and add a couple of tablespoons of household bleach, then scrub with a sponge or brush to disinfect. Rinse thoroughly. Lubricate the O-ring with clean silicone grease to ensure a proper watertight seal, then place back into the groove at the bottom of the canister threads. The O-ring should be replaced every third cartridge change to insure proper sealing. Insert a new filter cartridge into the canister, then hand tighten the canister securely onto the filter head. DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN. Turn the Fresh Water Valve to Normal position, turn a faucet on inside the coach, then turn city water on slowly to allow the canister to fill with water. Thoroughly flush the system by running the water for twenty (20) minutes. Check for leaks. Finished. 7-5 SECTION 7 PLUMBING See also “Winterizing Procedure” in this section to prepare the water filtration system for freezing conditions. See your dealer for replacement cartridges and O-rings. DISINFECTING YOUR FRESH WATER SYSTEM To assure complete disinfection of the potable water system, it is recommended that the following procedure be followed on a new system, one that has not been used for a period of time, or one that could have become contaminated. This procedure is also recommended before long periods of storage such as over winter. Coaches with Central Filtration System (in Water Center) 1. Open a faucet to relieve any water line pressure, then remove the filter canister from the filter base. 2. Remove the filter cartridge from the canister. Seal it in a clean plastic bag and set aside for reinstallation after disinfection procedure. 3. Pour 1 1/2 cups of household bleach (sodium hypochlorite solution) into the empty filter canister and screw the canister back onto the filter base. This solution will result in a residual chlorine concentration of approximately 50 ppm in the water system. (If a 100 ppm concentration is required as discussed in step 6, use 3 cups of household bleach.) 4. Connect a hose from a city water source to the City Water inlet and fill the fresh water tank completely. The bleach will be drawn into the tank when the city water is turned on and the tank fill valve is turned to Tank Fill position. 5. Open each faucet in the coach and run the water until a distinct odor of chlorine can be detected in the water discharged. Do not forget the hot water faucets. 6. Let the system stand at least 4 hours when disinfecting with 50 ppm residual chlorine. (If a shorter time period is desired, then a 7-6 100 ppm chlorine concentration should be allowed to stand in the system for at least 1 hour.) 7. Drain the fresh water tank. 8. Reinstall the filter cartridge into the filter canister, then refill the tank with fresh water. 9. Open each faucet again and run fresh water to flush chlorinated water from the lines. Run the water until there is no odor of chlorine detected in the water discharged. Do not forget the hot water faucets. (It may take some time to flush the water heater with clean water.) 10. Water system disinfection procedure is done. WARNING Chlorine is poisonous. Recap bottle and clean all utensils after use. NOTE: Alternate Method – This method has the additional benefit of disinfecting the city water hose at the same time. -Remove the filter cartridge from the canister, then hand-tighten the empty canister back onto the filter base. (Seal the filter in a clean plastic bag and set aside to reinstall after tank disinfection.) -Connect the water hose to the city fill connection on your coach. Do not connect to city water faucet yet. -Use a funnel to pour the required amount of bleach into the open end of the hose. Hold the hose up to allow enough room for the bleach to flow into the hose. -Connect the hose to the city water faucet and turn on so the water will force the bleach into the tank and continue filling the tank with water. Continuous Tank Disinfection (Superchlorination) Some RVers like to ensure continuous sanitation of their fresh water tank by ‘superchlorination’– maintaining an effective SECTION 7 PLUMBING low level of chlorine in the tank at all times. The chlorine is then removed from drinking water by the Filtered Water Faucet. Add 1 teaspoon of chlorine bleach (sodium hypochlorite) to your tank for each 10 gallons of tank capacity. When you fill the tank, this will result in a 6.7 ppm level of chlorine, which should kill harmful bacteria and slime-forming organisms. Super chlorination does not affect city water usage– only the water tank. SHOWER HOSE VACUUM BREAKER After using the shower, you may notice water dripping from the shower faucet assembly. The dripping results when vacuum in the shower hose (after closing the shower faucet) slowly releases and allows water remaining in the hose to drain down. This is a normal function of the shower valve assembly and is not a leak or defect. Exterior Shower/Wash Station (Typical) TOILET The toilet in your motor home is very similar to the household type, except that it is designed to use only a small amount of water per flush. It uses a high velocity jet of water, producing a swirl effect, to efficiently cleanse the bowl. CAUTION If items are placed into the shower tub before shower valve vacuum release is complete, they may become wet. EXTERIOR SHOWER / WASH STATION –If Equipped The exterior wash station feature allows you to do things such as rinse off sand or salt after a swim, rinse off muddy boots, or bathe your pet outside the coach. Some models may have a water pump switch located near the shower faucet for convenience. Important “Don’ts” • • • Don't use facial tissue or regular toilet tissue in the RV toilet. These will not disintegrate sufficiently and will often cling to the sides of the holding tank. Toilet tissue made specifically for use in RV toilets and holding tanks is available at most RV supply centers. Don’t dispose of sanitary napkins or other non-dissolving items in the toilet. Don’t put automotive antifreeze or caustic chemicals, such as laundry bleach or heavy detergents into the toilet or holding tank. These products may damage plastic or rubber parts in the system. 7-7 SECTION 7 PLUMBING See winterizing instructions at the end of this section to prepare the toilet for storage in freezing conditions. Further Information 2. Open the hose end valve (handle) and place the head of the sewer hose into the disposal opening. Push the handle forward to open the valve inside the hose head See the toilet manufacturer’s operation information in your InfoCase for complete operating, care and maintenance information. WASTE WATER SYSTEM (Holding Tanks) The drainage system is self-contained and uses two separate holding tanks to contain the waste water until it can be dumped at an appropriate waste water disposal site. This means you can use the toilet, sinks and shower even in areas where utility hookups are not available. The black water holding tank contains the sewage from the toilet and may include bathroom lavatory on some models. The gray water holding tank contains the waste water from the galley sink and shower, and may include bathroom lavatory. See “Tank Capacities” for your model in Introduction section. The waste drain (sewer) hose has a handle and valve as a sanitary convenience feature. The handle makes the hose easier to carry when placing into a dump site receptacle and when rinsing and storing. The valve end reduces the chance of dripping from the hose. Dumping Holding Tanks 1. Remove the dust cap from the drain outlet and connect the sewage drain hose. Twist to lock the hose end hooks onto the pegs on the drain outlet. Be sure it is firmly attached. NOTE:The dump valve drain outlet swivels downward when necessary to avoid bends in the drain hose which could trap solids while dumping or to provide more direct drainage while using on-site sewer hook-ups. 7-8 NOTE:If the hose end valve (handle) is closed while pulling the hose to the disposal opening, a vacuum lock condition will develop which prevents the hose from extending fully. Do not open the holding tank valves until the hose valve is open. If you open the dump valve before the hose valve, the hose will fill with sewage water and be difficult to move or could cause the hose to clog. 3. Open the sewage tank valve (black handle) with a quick pull. Move hose gently about to dislodge any waste and to ensure complete drainage. Close the valve as soon as the tank is empty. NOTE:DO NOT OPEN BOTH VALVES AT ONCE. Do not open the gray tank valve until the black tank is drained and dump valve closed to avoid sewage back-up SECTION 7 PLUMBING into gray tank. Gray water also rinses any black water solids from the drain hose. NOTE:If the hose will not collapse while storing, open the hose end valve (handle) to release air trapped inside the hose. 8. It is advisable to add an odor control chemical to the sewage holding tank. These chemicals are available at most RV supply stores. NOTE: We recommend that you dump all holding tanks before traveling to avoid carrying unnecessary weight. Flushing your Black Water Holding Tank Holding Tank Valves (Typical) NOTE: Black and Gray tank valve positions may be reversed depending on floorplan and tank location. 4. Open waste water dump valve (gray handle) with a quick pull. Close valve handle as soon as tank is empty. 5. After both tanks have been drained, flush the black water tank as described in ‘Flushing Your Black Water Holding Tank’ following this procedure. (If hose is not available, run several gallons of water into the sewage tank through the toilet. Then open sewage dump valve and drain the tank again. Close valve when done.) 6. Close hose valve by pulling handle up until lock snaps into place. 7. Rinse end of sewer hose thoroughly with water and stow. The black water holding tank is equipped with an internal spray head that allows you to rinse the inside of the tank with a shower of clean water after dumping. 1. Dump your black water holding tank in the usual manner at approved sewage disposal station. 2. Leave black water dump valve open while flushing tank. 3. Attach a garden hose from a city water hydrant to the Flushing System inlet fitting in the water service center. (This inlet is clearly marked separate from the City Water inlet.) Black Water Tank Flush Inlet (Located in water service center) -Typical View 4. Turn the water on to begin flushing; allow water to run for about three minutes. 5. Disconnect hose from flushing system and close dump valves. 7-9 SECTION 7 PLUMBING Using On-Site Sewer Hook-Ups The drain hose may remain attached to the dump outlet and be routed out the flip-down hatch in the bottom of the compartment while the motor home is parked and connected to an on-site sewage hook-up. The center outlet section may be swiveled downward for better hose alignment and drainage. NOTE: Always keep service access passage closed while utility connection is not in use. When using a sewer hook-up, keep the dump valves closed until a tank becomes full or when preparing to leave the site. This keeps the solids in suspension, allowing them to be carried out with the liquids when the dump valve is opened. If the valve is left open, the liquids will drain off, leaving solids in the tank. Should this accidentally happen, disconnect the hose, fill the tank about half full with water, and drive a few miles to dislodge the solids. A few starts and stops will aid in the process. Then reconnect the hose and drain in the normal manner. WATER DRAIN VALVES The water drain valves are used to drain water from the water tank and the water supply lines when preparing the motor home for storage or when sanitizing the water system. To Drain Water Tank The fresh water tank drain valve is opened by pulling on a T-handle located in the water service center or in a passenger side compartment door (mid-way down), depending on model. Holding Tank Level Indicators See “Systems Monitor Panel” in Appliances section for further information on the monitor panel and checking tank levels. See “Tank Capacities” for your model in Introduction section. UTILITY LIGHT A light is located up on the left sidewall to illuminate the utility hook-up area when needed. The switch is located in the water service center compartment. • • • • 7-10 Open both Hot and Cold water line valves. Turn Fresh Water Valve to ‘Tank Fill’ position. Pull the handle to drain the water tank. Push to close valve immediately after draining to avoid entrance by insects or blown debris. SECTION 7 PLUMBING To Drain Water Lines The water line drain caps are located in the water center compartment on the driver side and in other compartments, depending on model. Remove the drain caps to drain water from hot and cold water lines. Water Heater Drain Plug The water heater drain plug is located on the outside of the coach behind the water heater service panel. Use a socket to remove the plug. CAUTION Leave bypass valve handle in NORMAL FLOW position if draining water and blowing out water lines. Place in BYPASS position ONLY when using antifreeze solution in water lines. Drain Plug WINTERIZING PROCEDURES Water Heater Service Access WATER HEATER BYPASS WINTERIZATION VALVE Your coach may be equipped with a water heater bypass valve for easier winterization of water lines using RV antifreeze. See Water System Drain Valve Locations chart at the end of this section for valve location on your model. Turn the handle as shown to either Bypass or Normal flow through the water heater. You can winterize the water and plumbing system of your coach using one of the following two methods – 1) Blow out waterlines using compressed air or – 2) Fill waterlines with RV water system antifreeze. Method 1 – Blow Out Procedure (Drain and purge waterlines using compressed air) 1. Level the Motor Home. If the coach is not level, there may be “low points” in waterlines that can trap water in the lines and prevent it from draining properly. 2. Drain Fresh Water Tank and Waterlines. Open all waterline drain valves and drain fresh water tank. (See “Water System Drain Valve Locations” chart at end of this section for locations of drain valves on your model.) 3. Drain Exterior Shower/Wash Station. Open exterior shower knobs and lay shower head on ground as shown to drain any water left in the shower line. Also place the tip of your finger into the city water inlet and gently 7-11 SECTION 7 PLUMBING press the backflow valve “button” in the center of the inlet to drain any water trapped in the inlet line. 6. 7. 8. Using Exterior Shower to drain waterline (Typical View- appearance on your coach may differ) 4. Remove the Water Filter Cartridge (if equipped). Remove the filter cartridge from the filter assembly below the galley sink. (If your coach is not equipped with a filtered water faucet, proceed to the next numbered step.) Water Filter Assembly (Located below galley sink) * Typical View - your coach may vary • Twist the filter cartridge counter-clockwise (left) about a quarter-turn and pull it down and out of the filter socket. 5. Remove Full-Coach Water Filter (if equipped). Remove the filter canister from the full-coach water filtration system in the 7-12 9. water center compartment (if equipped) and discard the filter cartridge. (If your coach is not equipped with a fullcoach water filtration system, proceed to the next numbered step.) After emptying the canister, remount it onto the filter assembly and continue the blow-out procedure. Open Faucets. Turn on the water pump and open all sink faucets and shower head knobs. Leave open after water stops flowing. Drain Toilet. Press the toilet flush pedal and hold until water stops flowing in the toilet. Then turn water pump switch off. Drain Optional Appliances. At this time, if your coach is equipped with an optional refrigerator ice maker, dishwasher, or washer/ dryer, the waterlines for these appliances must also be drained. (See “Winterizing Optional Appliances” instructions at the end of this section.) If not, proceed to the next step. Drain Water Heater. Turn off the water heater power switch before draining the water heater tank to avoid damage to the heating element. Drain the water heater by removing the plug from the base of the water heater tank, accessible from the outside of the coach. (Requires socket and ratchet.) Water Heater Drain Plug (Remove with socket) Also open the Pressure-Temperature relief valve at the top right portion of the tank to prevent air locking in the tank while draining. SECTION 7 PLUMBING 13. Turn air pressure off. Disconnect water purge adapters. Recap the city water inlet to avoid contamination by dirt or insects. Lift handle only when water heater is cold 10. Connect Air Pressure: After water has stopped draining at all faucets and drain valves, leave faucets open and connect a “blow-out” plug to the city water connection on the coach. Then use a compressed air hose regulated to 30 psi or less to force air through the system. A blow-out plug can be purchased at any Winnebago® or Itasca® dealer. City Water Connection Fresh Water Inlet Blow-out Plug Air Hose CAUTION Limit air pressure to 30 psi to avoid damage to pump or waterlines. NOTE: DO NOT burst air into the system. This can damage the water pump. It is better to let air in slowly. 11. Let air flow for five minutes until water is completely drained out of faucets and drain valves. Then close faucets one at a time. 12. Drain Toilet. Operate and hold toilet flush lever until water is completely drained from toilet. After Disconnecting Air Pressure 14. Empty the full-coach water filter canister of any water trapped during blow-out procedure. Remount empty canister onto filter assembly. (If not equipped with a full-coach water filter system, continue to next step.) 15. Close all waterline and tank drain valves and all faucets to avoid contamination by dirt, insects, or rodents. 16. Reinstall the Water Heater drain plug and close the P-T Relief Valve. 17. Pour about one cup of RV antifreeze down each drain for the galley sink, lavatory sink, and shower/tub. This fills the drain trap pipes to prevent holding tank odors from entering the coach during storage. NOTE: It is not necessary to add antifreeze to the toilet since the flush valve will be closed. Do not add automotive antifreeze or caustic chemicals such as bleach or laundry detergents into the toilet bowl or holding tanks. Although these products may have a deodorizing effect, they may damage plastic and rubber parts in the system. 18. Empty the water pump strainer filter bowl to avoid water freezing and cracking the filter bowl. See “Water Pump” previously in this section. Dump and Clean Holding Tanks 19. Completely drain the sewage and waste water holding tanks at an approved waste disposal site. Drain the sewage tank first so the following waste water can rinse any waste solids from the dump outlet and sewer hose. 20. Flush the sewage tank using the Black Waste Tank Flush Inlet (if equipped). 7-13 SECTION 7 PLUMBING 21. Close dump valves and refit the dust cap onto the drain outlet. This will inhibit rust formation on valve shafts and prevent entry and contamination by airborne debris, insects, and rodents. Your drainage and fresh water systems are now totally winterized. WARNING NEVER use automotive antifreeze/ coolant in your RV water system. Auto antifreeze contains ethylene glycol which, if ingested, can cause blindness and can be fatal. See instructions for removal from storage in Maintenance Section. Method 2 – Antifreeze Fill Procedure (Fill plumbing lines with RV water system antifreeze) NOTE: As an alternative to totally draining the waterlines, you may winterize tanks and lines by filling them with non-toxic RV water system antifreeze through the plumbing system. This product is available from your dealer and from most RV supply stores and national retail outlets. Follow directions on the container to determine the correct amount to use for your coach. Your coach is equipped with a manually operated waterline winterization system for your convenience in winterizing fresh waterlines. The system features a diverter valve with siphon tube to draw non-toxic RV water system antifreeze into the waterlines. There is also a water heater bypass valve to avoid filling the water heater with antifreeze. This feature is located near the water pump in the water center or utility compartment. CAUTION Leave Bypass valve handle in “Normal Operation” position if draining water and blowing out waterlines. Place in “Bypass” position ONLY when using antifreeze solution in waterlines. 7-14 Remove Water Filters (if equipped) Before pumping RV antifreeze into water system, remove water filter cartridges (if equipped.) 1. Remove and discard the filter cartridge from the filtered water faucet assembly (if equipped) below the galley sink. (If your coach is not equipped with a filtered water faucet, proceed to the next numbered step.) Water Filter Assembly below Galley Sink (Located below galley sink) * Typical View - your coach may vary • Twist the filter cartridge counter-clockwise (left) about a quarter-turn and pull it down and out of the filter socket. NOTE: The water filter head has a built-in bypass. No separate diverter plug is needed. 2. Remove the filter canister from the full-coach water filtration system in the water center compartment (if equipped) and discard the filter cartridge. SECTION 7 PLUMBING (If your coach is not equipped with a fullcoach water filtration system, proceed to the next numbered step.) After removing filter, remount the empty canister onto the filter assembly and continue the antifreeze fill procedure. . Set Up Winterization Valves 3. Turn Winterization Valve 1 to “Water Heater Bypass” position to avoid filling water heater with antifreeze. . RV Antifreeze Siphon Tube (Located in water center or near water pump) - Insert into container of RV water system antifreeze See Water System Drain Valve chart at the end of this section for location on your coach 4. Place handle of Winterization Valve 2 in the “Winterize” position. Fill Lines 6. Turn the water pump switch on. 7. Open each hot and cold water faucet handle/ knob in the coach – one at a time each in turn until antifreeze solution just begins to flow from the faucet, then close. Do not forget exterior shower/wash station knobs (if equipped.) 8. Press the toilet flush pedal and hold until antifreeze begins flowing into the toilet. Leave small amount of antifreeze that remains in the bowl. When Done Adding RV Antifreeze 9. Turn water pump switch off. 10. Turn the Winterization Valve 2 to “Normal”. This will stop the flow from the antifreeze siphon tube and revert the tank line flow to the pump. 11. Replace the protective cap onto the end of the antifreeze siphon tube to keep out insects and debris when not in use. See Water System Drain Valve chart at the end of this section for location on your coach 5. Remove and save the protective cap from the end of the antifreeze siphon tube (which connects to Winterization Valve 2). Insert the end of the siphon tube into a pail or other container with 2 to 3 gallons of non-toxic RV antifreeze solution. Drain Water Heater 12. Turn off the Water Heater power switch before draining the water heater tank to avoid damage to the heating element. • Drain the water heater by removing the plug from the base of the water heater tank, accessible from the outside of the coach. (Requires socket and ratchet.) 7-15 SECTION 7 PLUMBING 15. Pour about one cup of RV antifreeze down each drain for the galley sink, lavatory sink, and shower/tub. This fills the drain trap pipes to prevent holding tank odors from entering the coach during storage. Water Heater Drain Plug (Remove with socket) • Also open the Pressure-Temperature relief valve at the top right portion of the tank to prevent air locking in the tank while draining. Dump and Clean Holding Tanks 16. Completely drain the sewage and waste water holding tanks at an approved waste disposal site. Drain the sewage tank first so the following waste water can rinse any waste solids from the dump outlet and sewer hose. 17. Flush the sewage tank using the Black Waste Tank Flush Inlet (if equipped). 18. Close dump valves and refit the dust cap onto the drain outlet. This will inhibit rust formation on valve shafts and prevent entry and contamination by airborne debris, insects, and rodents. Your drainage and fresh water systems are now totally winterized. See instructions for removal from storage in Maintenance Section. Lift handle only when water heater is cold • Reinstall the water heater drain plug and close the P-T relief valve when drained. Drain Appliances 13. At this time, if your coach is equipped with an optional refrigerator ice maker, dishwasher, or washer/dryer, the waterlines for these appliances must also be drained. (See “Winterizing Optional Appliances” instructions at the end of this section.) If not equipped with optional appliances, proceed to the next step. Close All Drain Valves 14. Close all waterline drains and tank drain valves to avoid contamination by dirt, insects, or rodents. 7-16 WINTERIZING OPTIONAL APPLIANCES –If Equipped Winterizing Ice Maker When winterizing, make sure the water line is completely drained by following this procedure. 1. Drain coach water lines. 2. Unscrew the water supply line from the bottom of the water inlet valve and drain any water left in the line. This connection is located in the refrigerator service compartment on the outside of the coach. (See Refrigerator Service Access Compartment in Appliances & Systems section.) SECTION 7 PLUMBING 5. Turn the water supply faucets OFF. Disconnect the inlet hoses from the faucets. Drain any remaining water from the hoses. 6. Washer/Dryer is now winterized. 7. Go back to step 9 of ‘Blow-Out Procedure’. Ice Maker Water Supply Connection 3. Let the ice maker run through a cycle, then raise the shut-off arm. 4. Be sure water has drained from ice maker supply line, then reconnect to inlet valve. 5. Ice maker is now winterized. 6. Go back to Blow-Out Procedure Step 9. To use Ice Maker again: Flush antifreeze from the water lines, then 1. Close all drain valves. 2. Turn the water supply on. 3. Be sure the ice bin is in place and the automatic shutoff arm is down. 4. Let the refrigerator cool down to ice making temperature. Remember, this can take up to 24 hours. 5. Let the ice maker cycle and dump the first batch of ice. Winterizing Washer-Dryer Method 1– Draining Water Follow these steps to winterize (drain) your washer-dryer for freezing temperatures. 1. With the machine power OFF, pour 1/2 quart of RV-type antifreeze into the washer drum 2. Close the door. Advance the Program Selector knob to a SPIN position 3. Press ON/OFF Button (IN). Wait 1-2 minutes 4. Press ON/OFF Button (OUT). Unplug the washer-dryer from the electrical outlet (or disconnect power) Method 2– Adding RV Antifreeze If you’re currently pumping RV antifreeze through the fresh water system, follow these steps to winterize: 1. With the machine power OFF, turn the WASH TEMP knob to HOT 2. Advance the Program Selector knob to REGULAR in Cotton Heavy Duty 3. Press the ON/OFF button (IN) and let the machine fill until antifreeze is in the drum 4. Advance Program Selector to a RESET. Wait 5 seconds (Status/Door Lock LED will blink) 5. Advance Program Selector to a SPIN position. Let the antifreeze drain from the drum 6. Advance Program Selector to RESET. Wait 5 seconds (Status/Door Lock LED will blink) 7. Turn the WASH TEMP knob to COLD 8. Advance the Program Selector knob to REGULAR in Cotton Heavy Duty 9. Let the machine fill until you see antifreeze in the drum 10. Advance the Program Selector knob to RESET. Wait 5 seconds (Status/Door Lock LED will blink) 11. Advance the Program Selector knob to SPIN. Let the antifreeze drain from the drum 12. Press the ON/OFF button (OUT). 13. Washer/Dryer is now winterized. 14. Go back to step 9 of ‘Blow-Out Procedure’. To use washer-dryer again: Flush antifreeze from the water lines, then 1. Reconnect the water inlet hoses to the corresponding HOT/COLD faucets. Turn the faucets ON. (NOTE: Check the water inlet 7-17 SECTION 7 PLUMBING 2. 3. 4. 5. hoses and pump periodically. Refer to the “Use & Care Guide” that came with the machine) Plug the washer-dryer into an appropriate electrical outlet (or reconnect power supply) With the ON/OFF button in the off (OUT) position, pour 1/2 TBSP. of powder detergent (or liquid equiv.) into the ‘Detergent’ compartment inside the Dispenser Drawer Advance the Program Selector knob to an EXPRESS cycle Press the ON/OFF button (IN) and allow the machine to run through the complete cycle to clean out any remaining antifreeze. Finished! Winterizing Dishwasher Follow dishwasher manufacturers instructions for operating and for interrupting cycles. 1. Empty all dishes from the dishwasher. 2. Follow coach winterization instructions for using the winterization valve to draw RV water system antifreeze into the water system so antifreeze can enter the dishwasher. 3. Set the dishwasher controls to the start of the Rinse cycle and run briefly until antifreeze can be seen inside the dishwasher. 4. Set the controls to the end of the Rinse cycle to pump the liquid out of the dishwasher to make sure the lines and pump contain antifreeze. 5. Turn dishwasher controls to Off. 6. Pour about a quart of RV water system antifreeze directly into the dishwasher to ensure protection of pump and drain lines. 7. Dishwasher is now winterized. 8. Go back to step 9 of ‘Blow-Out Procedure’. To use dishwasher again: Flush antifreeze from the water lines, then 1. Set the dishwasher controls to the start of the Rinse cycle and run briefly until antifreeze can be seen inside the dishwasher. 7-18 2. Set the controls to the end of the Rinse cycle and allow the machine to run through the complete cycle to clean out any remaining antifreeze. SECTION 7 PLUMBING WATER SYSTEM DRAIN VALVE LOCATIONS SYSTEM Water Lines: DRAIN VALVE LOCATION Remove two (2) water line caps in the water service center. (Model 40KD has additional drain valve in rear compartment on right side of coach.) Open exterior shower faucet and lay shower head on ground. Also, to drain any water left in the city water line, place the tip of your finger inside the city water connection and gently press the backflow valve (small “button” in center of connector). Water Tank: One (1) T-handle valve in the water service center or in a passenger side compartment door (mid-way down), depending on model. Pull to drain. Water Heater: Drain plug on outside of coach, behind service door. (Location varies by model.) Use socket to remove drain plug. Winterization Valve 1: (Water Heater Bypass) Model 40FD: Behind pull-off panel below linen cabinet. Model 40KD: In right side rear storage/battery compartment. Model 40TD: Behind cabinet door below washer/dryer. Winterization Valve 2: (Antifreeze Siphon) Valve with clear vinyl siphon tube is located in the water service center. 7-19 SECTION 8 ENTERTAINMENT VIDEO SELECTION SYSTEM –If Equipped To Watch VCR (if self-installed) • Press VCR button on MAIN TV section of Video Selection System panel. To Watch Rear/Bedroom TV (if equipped) • Video selection for the rear TV is similar to front TV viewing except all selections are made with buttons in the TV2 grouping. The video selection system allows you to switch the antenna, cable TV, satellite TV system or VCR/DVD signal to any TV set location in the coach. This means one person can watch a program coming in on the roof antenna on the bedroom TV while another person watches a satellite or cable TV program or video on the front TV. VCR Group Buttons • The buttons in the VCR group are for selecting the signal input to a self-installed VCR for taping programs. • If you wish to tape a program from cable TV press CABLE button. If the program is on the dish, press SAT, and so forth. To Watch Broadcast TV (Antenna) • Press TV ANT button on MAIN TV section of Video Selection System panel. To Watch Cable TV • Press CABLE TV button on MAIN TV section of Video Selection System panel. To Watch Satellite TV (Dish) • Press SAT button on MAIN TV section of Video Selection System panel. To Watch DVD • See “Audio-Video System Basic Operation” elsewhere in this section for basic DVD and home theater setup. If your coach is equipped with a front overhead TV, it is plugged into a special electrical outlet with a built-in ignition switch interlock. The device allows the front overhead TV to operate only when the ignition key is in the Off or Accessory positions. AUDIO-VIDEO SYSTEM BASIC OPERATION NOTE: For your convenience, we have also included a handy, tear-out version of this “A/V System Basic Operation” guide in Section 8 of your Operator Manual Supplement. See your InfoCase for specific operating guides for audio and video components. 8-1 5 - DASH / AUTO TV-IGNITION SWITCH INTERLOCK – FRONT –If Equipped SECTION 8 ENTERTAINMENT • DVD HOME THEATER SYSTEM –If Equipped The available DVD home theater system operates from 120-volt AC household current only, so you must have either the shoreline connected, the generator running, or the inverter turned on (if equipped). The TV is connected to the Home Theater System which plays through theater speakers in the lounge area of the coach. Connect Theater Speakers • Press the Speaker switch on the dash to TV position to connect the theater speakers to the Home Theater System. NOTE:The Aux. Battery Disconnect switch must be On for Theater Sound because the audio relay is powered by house batteries. If the Aux Batt switch is off, the speakers will not emit sound. Sony: “Video 7” Sharp: “Video 1” TV Sound through Theater Speakers When watching TV programs (broadcast, cable or satellite), the TV normally plays sound through its own built-in stereo speakers. To connect TV sound output to home theater speakers for a richer sound quality, follow these steps: • Press Speaker switch on dash to TV position. • Turn the TV and DVD player On. • Select the TV channel you wish to watch. • Press FUNCTION button on DVD player or remote to set DVD player to “TV/VCR” • Use the TV Menu button to set TV audio output to ‘Variable Audio Output.’ (See TV owner’s manual for instructions.) This will route TV stereo sound output through the home theater system. • Adjust theater speaker master volume to maximum on the DVD, then control volume with the TV remote. The TV screen will display the DVD player logo when the correct input is selected. RADIO THROUGH THEATER SPEAKERS Set TV Video Input • Turn On both TV and DVD player. • Press TV/VIDEO or INPUT button on the remote or front of TV and select the DVD input channel on the TV. • When the main menu screen appears, use the arrow buttons on the remote to select the desired entry or press the ENTER or PLAY buttons on the remote (or ‘Play’ button on DVD player) to begin playing the feature. • Volume is adjusted with the DVD remote (or volume control on DVD player). Play DVD with Theater Sound • Insert DVD into player. DVD will begin to ‘load’ automatically. TV screen will typically show “READING” or “LOADING.” • The DVD may load directly to the main title/menu screen or it may begin to play previews. You may be able to skip previews if desired by pressing the chapter ‘advance’ button until you see the main menu screen. 8-2 –If Equipped To Listen to the Dash Radio through the Theater Speakers:. • Press the Speaker selector switch on the dash to RADIO position to connect the radio to the theater sound speakers. Volume is adjusted with radio buttons or radio remote. NOTE: The theater sound center channel speaker will not be active in Radio mode. SECTION 8 ENTERTAINMENT • When the Ignition switch (key) is Off the Radio Power switch must be in ‘House’ position. • While driving, the Radio Power switch should be in ‘Engine’ position. NOTE:The Aux. Battery Disconnect switch must be On for Theater Sound speakers because the audio relay is powered by house batteries. If the Aux Batt switch is off, the speakers will not emit sound. COMPACT DISC CHANGER –If Equipped The remote CD changer is located out of sight in the driver side overhead front cabinet. The changer cartridge holds up to 10 compact discs for hours of listening enjoyment. The CD changer operates through the dash radio. WARNING Never allow the antenna to touch electrical power lines or any other electrical wires. Raising Antenna to Operating Position Turn elevating crank clockwise in “UP” direction until some resistance to turning is noted (about 13 turns). Antenna is now in operating position. Turn amplifier power switch “ON” to receive TV signal. Rotating Antenna for Best Picture Make sure antenna is in the “UP” position. Pull down on directional handle using both hands until it disengages ceiling plate and rotate for best picture and sound on TV set. See the Compact Disc Changer System operating guide in your InfoCase for complete instructions on how to load CD’s, operate the changer with your radio and troubleshoot basic problems. TV ANTENNA The TV antenna on your motor home can be easily raised, rotated a full 360° and lowered from inside the vehicle by simply turning a crank or directional handle. A built-in signal amplifier designed to strengthen signals, is controlled by a power switch built into the optional video selector panel or on a wall plate assembly. See the antenna manufacturer’s operation, care and maintenance information in your InfoCase. Lowering Antenna to Travel Position Rotate antenna until pointer on directional handle aligns with pointer on ceiling plate. Turn elevating crank (counterclockwise) in “DOWN” direction until resistance is noted (about 13 turns). Antenna is now locked in travel position. Turn amplifier power switch “OFF”. 8-3 SECTION 8 ENTERTAINMENT CAUTION Always align directional handle to “DOWN” position before lowering. TV ANTENNA – MOTORIZED –If Equipped Never partially raise or lower antenna. Antenna must be raised fully up into operating position or lowered fully down into travel position. The motorized TV antenna is operated from inside the vehicle by a control panel on the wall in the galley area or video cabinet. A built-in signal amplifier designed to strengthen signals, is controlled by a power switch built into the video selector panel. See the antenna manufacturer’s operation, care and maintenance information in your InfoCase. TV SIGNAL AMPLIFIER The TV signal amplifier is built into the antenna and can be turned on or off with a power switch on the video selection system in the video center cabinet above the driver and passenger seats or entertainment center cabinet. A red indicator light will glow when the switch is on and the signal amplifier is active. TV Signal Amplifier Switch on Video Selection System Checking Amplifier Performance The TV signals available to an RV are entirely dependent on its location in relation to the transmitter (tower). Signals may vary from strong to no usable signal at all. We recommend that the TV system be checked out in an area known to have good TV reception. To check the antenna amplifier, raise the antenna, select a TV channel and rotate the antenna for best picture. Then turn off the amplifier power switch. If the antenna amplifier 8-4 is working properly, the TV picture will now be degraded (snowy). When you turn the switch back on, the picture should again be sharp. Control Panel Functions: (If all three antenna position indicator lights are blinking, there is an obstruction. See Trouble Shooting in the manufacturer’s operating guide in your InfoCase.) WARNING Never allow the antenna to touch electrical power lines or any other electrical wires. Raising Antenna to Operating Position 1. Press antenna control panel ‘POWER’ button. Power indicator will come on and one of the three middle lights will also light to show antenna position. SECTION 8 ENTERTAINMENT 2. Press ‘RAISE/STOW’ button. The antenna will raise automatically and the MOTION indicator will light up until the antenna is raised. When antenna has raised fully, the MOTION light will turn off and the RAISED light will turn on. 3. Press ‘TV Ant. Power’ button on video selector panel to turn TV Signal Amplifier On. Rotating Antenna for Best Picture 1. Press and hold the ‘Rotate’ counter-clockwise button to rotate antenna towards signal. MOTION light will turn on while antenna is rotating. View your TV picture and release button to stop antenna rotation when TV picture appears to be the best quality for your location. NOTE: If pressing a ‘Rotate’ button does not turn on the Motion light, the antenna is at its maximum rotation in that direction, or not in up position. Press the other ‘Rotate’ button or make sure antenna is fully raised. 2. To view a different TV channel, switch TV to channel you desire and press and hold one of the ‘Rotate’ buttons until the TV picture appears to be the best quality for your location. Lowering Antenna to Travel Position 1. Press the ‘RAISE/STOW’ button to lower and stow antenna. The MOTION indicator will light up and the antenna will automatically return to its home position before stowing. When antenna has lowered completely, the MOTION light will turn off and the STOWED light will turn on. 2. Press ‘POWER’ button on control panel to turn system Off. 3. Press ‘TV Ant. Power’ button on video selector panel to turn TV Signal Amplifier Off. CAUTION Before moving RV, antenna must be in stowed position. Visually confirm antenna is down before moving. TV DIGITAL SATELLITE SYSTEM – AUTOMATIC –If Equipped The Automatic Digital Satellite Television System allows you to receive TV programs directly from satellite to your coach. The programs are transmitted in digital format so the quality is equal to laser disc or CD. We recommend that you read the satellite dish manual thoroughly to understand the system completely before attempting any setups or adjustments. • The coach must be parked and level before attempting to operate the automatic antenna dish. • There must be a clear “line of sight” to the satellite. Mountains, buildings, trees, telephone poles and other obstructions can all block the satellite signal from reaching the dish. • When activated while parked, the dish antenna will raise into position and seek the selected satellite automatically. • Press the SAT switch on the Video Selection Panel to connect the Satellite System to the TV. 8-5 SECTION 8 ENTERTAINMENT The television and phone input lines can be routed through the hatch in the bottom of the compartment so the door can remain shut while connected. Automatic Satellite Dish Control • See the Automatic Satellite System owner’s manual in your InfoCase for for complete description of features and instructions. TV DIGITAL SATELLITE SYSTEM – IN-MOTION –If Equipped The dome antenna switch must be on to power the in-motion satellite TV dish. See the manufacturer’s operating instructions in your InfoCase. Exterior Connection for Satellite Dishes and Cable TV (in Water Center or Shoreline Compartment) Front Phone Jack A phone jack is provided on a wall in the living area of the coach such as those shown below. Location varies by model and floorplan. Front Phone Jack TV CABLE, PORTABLE SATELLITE DISH, AND PHONE HOOK-UPS (INPUT) The portable satellite dish, cable television and telephone input connectors are located in the shoreline compartment. 8-6 Rear Phone Jack There is a phone jack in the bedroom, near the radio or alarm clock on the nightstand shown in ‘Bedroom Radio”. SECTION 8 ENTERTAINMENT BEDROOM RADIO/CD/DVD PLAYER –If Equipped Further Information Please read the manufacturer’s operating information in your InfoCase for operation of Radio/CD/DVD player and optional TV. The available bedroom radio/CD/DVD player/alarm clock is located on the bedroom nightstand if equipped. The radio cabinet also contains the rear phone jack, plus AC and a 12volt electrical outlets for convenience. Exterior Entertainment Center (optional features may be shown) Rear Phone Jack Bedroom Radio/ CD/DVD Player 12-volt DC Electrical Outlet AC Electrical Outlet EXTERIOR ENTERTAINMENT CENTER –If Equipped The exterior entertainment center contains a stereo radio/CD/DVD player, electrical outlets and convenient TV hook-up (or optional swingout TV) for your outdoor listening or viewing pleasure. NOTE: These electronic devices and speakers are not designed to be waterproof. Please take measures to prevent rain or other precipitation from entering the entertainment center by closing the compartment door or ensuring that an awning will prevent entrance of precipitation. 8-7 SECTION 9 FURNITURE & SOFTGOODS LOUNGE CHAIR HOOP BASE The hoop base of the lounge chair is fastened to the floor with a clamp as shown. CAUTION The chair must be clamped back into place and the glide mechanism locked before traveling. TABLE AND CHAIRS –If Equipped You can unscrew the knob and remove the clamp to position the chair where you desire in the living area of the coach. The dinette chairs are free-standing to allow greater freedom of movement than typical booth style dinettes or pedestal seats. Folding dinette chairs are also provided for additional seating when needed. The folding chairs are typically stored in the bedroom wardrobe or under the bed. Free-standing chairs are not intended for occupancy while the vehicle is in motion. Before driving, always return chairs to their storage location. Secure dinette chair legs together with the retainer strap(s) provided. 9-1 5 - DASH / AUTO Dinette Chairs SECTION 9 FURNITURE & SOFTGOODS WARNING • Push dinette chairs against opposite sides of table. • Bind chair legs and table pedestal together for travel with strap(s) provided. • If table is ‘legless’ type, bind both front chair legs together. Be sure all free-standing chairs and furniture items, and all other loose items are secured or stored properly while the vehicle is in motion. Possible overlooked items such as canned goods or small appliances on the countertop, cooking pans on the range can also become dangerous projectiles during a sudden stop. SLEEPING FACILITIES (Typical chair leg fastening method shown– your coach may vary) Pedestal Table –If Equipped The pedestal base of the dining table is fastened to the floor with a clamp as shown. WARNING Do not use sleeping facilities while vehicle is moving. DINETTE/BED CONVERSION (Typical view – Your coach may vary) –If Equipped Dinette to Bed: 1. Lift the seats and remove the seat support ‘bumpers’ to allow the seats to lie flush for use as a bed. Do not lose the bumpers because you must refit them when reverting back to dinette seat configuration. You can unscrew the knob and remove the clamp to position the table wherever you desire in the living area of the coach while the coach is parked. NOTE: Store the clamp assembly for future use to secure the table before traveling. 9-2 SECTION 9 FURNITURE & SOFTGOODS 2. Release the catch on the table leg brace and fold the leg up against the bottom of the table. Bed to Dinette: 3. Remove the table from the wall support bracket by lifting the end of the table. Then lower the table to rest on the cleats attached to each dinette bench. 1. Reattach the table onto the wall support and lower the table leg. Wall Support Table Bracket 4. Arrange dinette cushions to cover bed area. 2. Make sure that the table leg is secured into the floor support bracket and the leg brace is locked. 9-3 SECTION 9 FURNITURE & SOFTGOODS 3. Refit the seat support ‘bumpers’ onto the seat frame. Armrest blade fits in bracket between cushion and side of couch Pull the front edge of the couch seat upward and outward from the wall while gently pushing downward on the backrest until the cushions lie flat. The bed is now ready for use. Bed to Couch: Push the front edge of the seat toward the wall while lifting upward on the backrest until the couch is fully seated against the wall. COUCH BED CONVERSION (with Removable Armrests) –If Equipped SOFA/SLEEPER –If Equipped (Typical view – your coach may differ) Couch to Bed: Sofa to Bed: Remove the armrests from both ends of the couch by lifting upward and sliding the blade out of the bracket as shown. 1. Remove cushions and set aside. Remove armrest by pulling upward 9-4 2. Lift the front edge of the seat upward to pull mattress frame upward and out. SECTION 9 FURNITURE & SOFTGOODS SLEEP NUMBER® BED by Select Comfort™ –If Equipped 3. Unfold frame and mattress completely and add necessary bedding. NOTE: The Sleep Number bed operates on 120volt AC household current only, so you must have the shoreline plugged in or the generator running to adjust the air pressure settings in this bed. Further Information For further information and operating cautions, see the Sleep Number bed operating instructions included in your InfoCase. DAY/NIGHTER PLEATED BLINDS Bed to Sofa: 1. Lift foot portion of frame and mattress, and fold back over head portion. 2. Lift frame edge upward and push folded frame and mattress down into storage compartment in sofa base. 3. Place and arrange cushions on sofa seat. –If Equipped Your coach may feature two-stage pleated window blinds that can be used for daytime or nighttime privacy. Sun Filter The lower section is a translucent white shade that can be lowered for privacy without darkening the inside of the coach. It can also filter out harsh direct sunlight to help keep the inside of the coach cool in summer or to disperse light for houseplants. Room Darkening/Privacy Shade The upper section is an opaque, darkening shade for nighttime privacy and daytime room darkening purposes. Pull both sections down together or separately. See Maintenance & Storage section for adjustment and care instructions. 9-5 SECTION 9 FURNITURE & SOFTGOODS WOOD FURNITURE AND CABINETRY –If Equipped People are drawn to the natural beauty of wood. At Winnebago Industries, our craftsmen work with the art found in each piece of wood to create cabinets of superior quality, backed by the Winnebago Industries warranty. • Oak is a strong, open-grained hardwood that ranges in color from white to pink and reddish tones. Streaks of green, yellow and even black may appear due to mineral deposits. Oak may also contain wormholes and wild, varying grain patterns. This distinct graining is considered a desirable quality and has made oak one of the most popular woods used for cabinetry. • Maple is a close-grained hardwood that is predominately white to creamy-white in color, with occasional reddish-brown tones. While maple typically features uniform graining as compared to other wood species, characteristic markings may include fine brown lines, wavy or curly graining, bird's eye dots and mineral streaks. These traits are natural and serve to enhance maple's natural beauty. • Cherry is characterized by its red undertones, but may vary in color from white to a deep, rich brown. Cherry is a close-grained wood with fairly uniform texture, revealing pin knots and curly graining. All wood will age with time and the finish will darken. This is especially true for cherry. This is a soughtafter quality in cherry cabinetry, and those who select it expect this evolution. No matter which species you choose for your new Winnebago Industries motorhome cabinetry, please keep in mind that no two pieces of wood are exactly the same. Stains are likely to exaggerate the difference between open and closed grains and other markings in wood. Grain variation and color change should be expected. As hardwood ages, it will darken when exposed to different types of 9-6 light. Color differences or changes in wood can also be caused by exposure to harsh chemicals, extreme heat or other contributing external conditions. Any color change that occurs in both the finish and the wood is considered part of the natural aging process and is not to be considered defect or damage. Additionally, wood species exhibit other defining characteristics, such as mineral deposits/streaks, knots, sap runs, pin holes and wormholes. These markings make the wood unique and contribute to its enduring beauty. Therefore, since wood is a product of nature and will have certain natural characteristics and variances they are not covered under the warranty. SECTION 10 SLIDEOUT/LEVELING SLIDEOUT ROOM OPERATION – HYDRAULIC NOTE: We recommend that you KEEP THE ENGINE RUNNING WHILE EXTENDING OR RETRACTING SLIDEOUT ROOMS so the engine alternator can provide maximum power for proper operation of the slideout mechanisms. Slideout Travel Locks –If Equipped Note: Be sure locks are fully released. The room will not extend or retract if the locks are protruding more than 1/4”, and you will hear the slideout hydraulic pump running in idle/bypass mode when attempting to extend or retract room. To Release: • Press and hold the ‘unlock’ side of the Slideout Lock switch for about 7 seconds until you hear the lock motor sound stop. To Lock: • Press and hold the ‘lock’ side of the Slideout Lock switch for about 7 seconds until you hear the lock motor sound stop. To Extend Slideout Room CAUTION Release slideout room travel lock before attempting to extend slide-out room. Fasten travel lock before driving vehicle. See following instructions. Some slideout rooms are equipped with electric powered travel locks to restrict movement of the slideout room while the vehicle is in motion. The slideout rooms will not extend until the travel locks are fully released. The travel lock switches are located near the slideout control switches. Before Extending! • Level the coach and set the Parking Brake. • Release the slideout locks (front slideouts only). • Make sure exterior compartment doors are closed so that they will not interfere with slideout operation. • Make sure that there are no people who could be harmed or obstacles that could cause damage due to room extension. • If the slideout room has a couch or other furniture, make sure no people or pets are seated on them until the room has been fully extended. 10-1 5 - DASH / AUTO Your coach is equipped with slideout room extensions to enlarge your living area at the push of a button. The slideout room extends and retracts by a hydraulic mechanism with an electronic control system. The front slideout room and travel lock switches are located on the dash. Location varies by model and floorplan. The rear slideout switches are located on a wall in the rear of the coach. Location varies by model and floorplan. SECTION 10 SLIDEOUT/LEVELING WARNING CAUTION Keep all persons clear of the slideout room and moving parts while extending or retracting. Do not occupy the slideout room while it is being extended or retracted. Holding a control switch in the “extend” or “retract” position for a time period longer than necessary to fully extend or retract the hydraulic cylinders, can cause overheating and damage to the pump motor as well as the electrical components. CAUTION Check to be sure the exterior storage compartment doors below the slideout room extension are closed before extending or retracting the room to avoid possible damage to the doors. Extend Procedure: See “Before Extending!” before proceeding. • • • • Start the engine so the alternator can provide maximum power for proper operation of slideout mechanisms. Set the Parking Brake. An interlock relay system will then provide power to the slideout control switches. Release the slideout locks (front slideouts only). Press ‘EXTEND/ OUT’ and hold until the room is fully extended, then release the switch. Note: If the room will not extend, check to be sure the travel locks are fully unlocked. Press the ‘unlock’ side of the switch for a few seconds, then try extending again. 10-2 • To stop extending the room anytime during operation, release the button. To Retract Slideout Room Before Retracting! • • • • • Be sure the coach is level and the Parking Brake is set. Check the outside of the coach to make sure there are no people, pets or obstructions near the slideout room. Make sure that there are no people who could be harmed or obstacles that could cause damage due to room retraction. If the slideout room has a couch or other furniture, make sure no people or pets are seated on them until the room has been fully retracted. Remove all items from the coach living room floor, close cabinet doors and drawers. Be sure there are no items at the end of the bed or behind the driver seat or protruding from compartments which could be crushed or cause damage to floor covering or cabinets when the room is retracted. SECTION 10 SLIDEOUT/LEVELING • CAUTION Although there is an awning over the roof of the slideout room, there is a possibility of debris getting onto the roof. Because the slideout roof is drawn into the interior of the coach when retracted, be sure there is no debris, such as excessive dirt, tree seeds, twigs, leaves, etc. on the roof before retracting. If it has rained recently before you retract the slideout room, we recommend using the hydraulic leveling system to lean the coach and drain off any excess water possibly remaining on the roof before retracting. Lean the coach slightly to the left (driver’s side) as shown by raising both right side jacks to let excess water flow away from the rooftop weather seal and toward the outside of the slide-out roof. • • Note: If the room will not retract, check to be sure the travel locks are fully unlocked. Press the ‘unlock’ side of the switch for a few seconds, then try retracting again. CAUTION Holding a control switch in the “extend” or “retract” position for a time period longer than necessary to fully extend or retract the hydraulic cylinders, can cause overheating and damage to the pump motor as well as the electrical components. • • WARNING Keep all persons clear of the slideout room and moving parts while extending or retracting. Do not occupy the slideout room while it is being extended or retracted. Retract Procedure: See “Before Retracting!” before proceeding. Start the engine so the alternator can provide maximum power for proper operation of slideout mechanisms. Set the Parking Brake. An interlock relay system will then provide power to the slideout control switches. Press the Slideout Room switch ‘RETRACT/ IN’ and hold until the room is fully retracted, then release the switch. To stop retracting the room anytime during operation, release the button. After the room is fully retracted, press the ‘lock’ side of the Slideout Lock switch and hold for about 7 seconds until the lock is fully secured (front slideouts only). Note: Visually confirm that the slideout lock has engaged by looking at the room from outside the coach and observing that the top of the room is being held tightly against the sidewall of the coach. SLIDEOUT ROOM – EXTREME WEATHER PRECAUTION Certain extreme weather conditions, such as heavy rains, heavy snow, and high winds – or any combination of these – could cause damage to the slideout room awning-cover (if equipped) or reduce effectiveness of the slideout room weather seals. 10-3 SECTION 10 SLIDEOUT/LEVELING Also, freezing rain and snow can prevent the slideout awning-cover (if equipped) from closing and may cause damage to the awning-cover, slideout room, weather seals and mechanisms. To avoid potential damage, we recommend retracting your slideout room(s) during extreme weather conditions. SLIDEOUT ROOM TROUBLESHOOTING If Slideout Room Will Not Operate • • The chassis battery may be low on charge. The engine should be running while extending or retracting slideout rooms so the engine alternator can provide maximum power to properly operate the slideout mechanisms. If battery charge is sufficient, go to next step. One of the fuses may be blown in the hydraulic system control box on the pump beneath the right front of the coach. WARNING • If no fuses are blown, go to the next step. If the batteries and fuses are okay, there may be a failure in the hydraulic control system or electrical system which requires service. Retract the room using the following emergency retract procedures and contact your dealer for service. SLIDEOUT ROOM EMERGENCY RETRACTION PROCEDURES Front Slideout Rooms - Emergency Crank-In Procedure (If slideout room will not retract using control switch) Step 1 - Relieve Hydraulic Line Pressure • Open the hydraulic pump slideout solenoid valves to release hydraulic line pressure and let fluid bypass into the fluid reservoir. • The hydraulic pump is located beneath the entrance steps. To access the pump, remove the nut from the underside of the top step ‘lip’ and lift the step upward and remove. Stop engine, place transmission in neutral position and apply parking brake before lying beneath vehicle for this procedure. Hydraulic Pump Access - remove nut from bolt on underside of step and lift off step Hydraulic System Control Box viewed beneath right front of vehicle See the Leveling System/Room Extension Operator’s Manual in your InfoCase for control box fuse information. 10-4 SECTION 10 SLIDEOUT/LEVELING • of debris and contamination of hydraulic oil in the reservoir, which could lead to pump failure or other problems. Open the slideout solenoid valves (with 1/4” nuts on the ends) to relieve hydraulic line pressure. DO NOT LOOSEN NUTS MORE THAN 4 FULL TURNS. Hydraulic Pump beneath Entry Step NOTE:The hydraulic pump is equipped with two types of hydraulic solenoid valves shown. The leveling jack solenoids have a Thandle on the valve shaft that can be turned by hand. The slideout room solenoid has a small 1/4” nut at the end of the valve shaft that requires you to use a 1/4” nut driver built into the shaft of the oil reservoir breather/fill cap. See the Leveling System/Room Extension Operator’s Manual in your InfoCase for specific instructions on which valves to open for front or rear slideout rooms and what additional precautions to follow. Leveling/Slideout System Hydraulic Pump (Note valve positions in relation to fluid reservoir) Use provided 1/4” nut driver to turn nut counterclockwise 4 turns only. Slideout Room Solenoid Valve • Use 1/4” nut driver built into end of pump reservoir cap to open slideout solenoid valves. NOTE:Always clean away any dirt and debris from the top of the reservoir before removing the breather cap to avoid entry Do not open any of the four large T-handled valves. These control the coach leveling jacks. Step 2 - Crank the Room Inward • A wrench is used to crank the room inward. You may use the ratchet wrench supplied with the coach (in one of the storage compartments) or any type of wheel lug wrench for the same size bolt head. 10-5 SECTION 10 SLIDEOUT/LEVELING • • Retract Bolts are located on the outboard mounting plates of the slideout room as shown. These plates are located at both ends of the room inside the StoreMoreTM compartment doors. Loosen the Lock Screws near the Retract Bolts as shown before trying to turn the bolts. Lock Screw • Crank the wrench(es) clockwise slowly, until the room is fully retracted. Allow about 10 minutes to crank room in fully. NOTE:Attempting to crank the room in too quickly will raise pressure in the hydraulic fluid lines and make cranking more difficult. CAUTION The retract bolts must be ‘backed out’ to their original positions immediately after the crank-in procedure to avoid damaging the retract bolts and slideout mechanism the next time the room is extended. Retract Bolt • After loosening the lock screws, fit the ratchet wrench onto the bolt head and begin cranking clockwise slowly a few turns, then alternate to the other side for a few turns. Have an assistant use an additional wrench, then crank both sides evenly together to speed this process. Step 3 - Secure Travel Locks and Close Hydraulic Line Valves • Activate the slideout room Travel Locks. • Close the slideout solenoid valves completely. NOTE: Close the valves snugly, but do not overtighten. Overtightening may cause internal damage to the valves. • See your dealer for service of the room extension system before using again. Bedroom Slideout Rooms Emergency Push-In Procedure In the unlikely event that your bedroom slideout fails to retract using the power switch, check for obvious causes first, such as low charge on the house batteries, or a burned out fuse on the hydraulic system control box. (See “Slideout Room Troubleshooting” elsewhere in this section.) Crank the Slideout Retract Bolt with the Ratchet Wrench provided. 10-6 ‘Push-In” Procedure: • Open the “slideout” hydraulic line valves on the pump to relieve hydraulic line pressure. (See Step 1 - Relieve Hydraulic Line Pressure” and photos on previous pages.) • DO NOT OPEN THE JACK VALVES ON THE RESERVOIR SIDE OF THE PUMP. These regulate the coach leveling jacks. SECTION 10 SLIDEOUT/LEVELING • Apply a steady inward pressure of approximately 150 lbs. to the exterior sidewall of the slideout room to push the room in toward the coach until it is snug against the main coach sidewall. NOTE: Use some type of rigid, padded material to protect the sidewall from punctures, dents or other damage to the finish from any device or equipment used to press the sidewall in. • Pressure must be applied evenly to avoid binding of the hydraulic mechanism. It may take about 10 minutes to press the room extension inward completely. • When the room is snug against the coach wall, close the solenoid valves to prevent “creep out” during transit. See your Authorized Winnebago Industries Dealer for service of the slideout system before using again. NOTE:When the system has been corrected, check hydraulic fluid level and refill reservoir as necessary. Press the Retract switch for 15 to 20 seconds before attempting to extend the room. Then run the room out and in several times to purge any air from the hydraulic system. Finally, recheck fluid level and fill as necessary. Further Information See the Hydraulic Leveling System/Room Extension Operator’s Manual in your InfoCase for further instructions and troubleshooting information. The hydraulic oil level should be checked when the vehicle is first purchased and then once every two years– or more often if an oil leak develops in the system. The hydraulic pump is located under the entrance step. Jacks and Slideout Positions: To get an accurate indication of oil level, all leveling Jacks must be UP and slideout rooms must be positioned as follows for each model. Model 40KD 40TD 40FD Slideout & Jack Positions All slideout rooms must be IN and all leveling jacks must be UP RH bedroom slideout room must be OUT but all other slideout rooms must be IN and all leveling jacks must be UP Checking Dipstick: The hydraulic oil level is checked with a dipstick built into the breather/filler cap on top of the oil reservoir, which is part of the hydraulic pump/manifold assembly. NOTE:Always clean away any dirt and debris from the top of the reservoir before removing the breather cap to avoid entry of debris and contamination of hydraulic oil in the reservoir, which could lead to pump failure or other problems. The oil level should be between the two marks on the breather cap dipstick shown in the following illustration. CHECKING HYDRAULIC OIL LEVEL See the Leveling System/Room Extension Operator’s Manual in your InfoCase for complete maintenance instructions and information. All maintenance should be done as part of the normal servicing of the coach. 10-7 SECTION 10 SLIDEOUT/LEVELING NOTE: Overfilling the hydraulic reservoir can cause leakage of oil through the breather cap. Hydraulic Fluid Recommendation Universal multipurpose hydraulic oil is recommended for use in this system. DO NOT USE brake fluid or hydraulic jack oil, which can damage the seals and cause leaks. NOTE: In an emergency, Dexron type automatic transmission fluid can be used. However, transmission fluid contains a red dye that can cause stains if a leak develops. GENERAL SLIDEOUT CARE • • • Wipe outer seals occasionally with talc or 303 brand protectant for smooth quiet operation. Clean the floors inside before retracting the room to avoid vinyl flooring scratches or carpet pile snags. See your authorized dealer for regular maintenance and service of the slideout mechanism. WARNING Never check for hydraulic fluid leaks using your hands and/or any other body part. The leaking fluid is under pressure and is capable of cutting and penetrating your skin, resulting in severe injury. LEVELING SYSTEM The 4-point hydraulic leveling system is designed to minimize problems in selecting a ‘level’ parking site, making setup easier and faster for you. The leveling system control panel is located in the tip-out panel on the lower right dash. 10-8 Leveling System Control Panel NOTE:When parking at an uneven site, always park the front of the motor home to the downhill side. This allows you to level by raising the front end rather than the rear. Since only the rear wheels are locked while in PARK, raising either one or both of the rear wheels off the ground could allow the vehicle to roll off the jacks. SECTION 10 SLIDEOUT/LEVELING WARNING • Do not use the coach leveling system as a lift for changing tires or working under the vehicle. • Never check for hydraulic fluid leaks using your hands and/or any other body part. The leaking fluid is under pressure and is capable of cutting and penetrating your skin, resulting in severe injury. • When extending the rear stabilizers, do not lift the wheels beyond ground contact. This makes it possible for the vehicle to roll unexpectedly forward (or backward) off the jacks. This could cause severe injury or death. • Do not use the leveler as an emergency brake. They are not designed for any type of vehicle braking purpose. • Do not use the levelers on icy or slick surfaces on which the foot pads may slip. CAUTION WARNING Keep all people clear of the coach while the leveling system is operating. Do not use leveling jacks to support vehicle for service or tire changing. Auto Level Remote Switches In addition the dash control panel, there are two remote switches for your leveling convenience. These switches allow you to extend or retract your jacks and observe them at the same time. It also allows you to stop them suddenly, if needed, without having to climb in and out of the coach. The remote switches are located just inside the entrance door and in the service center. Auto Level Switch inside Entrance Door Do not try to drive vehicle unless ‘TRAVEL’ light is glowing with ignition switch on. Do not try to drive the vehicle until the air suspension system has built up sufficient pressure if you have used the coach leveling system or have used the DUMP button to manually exhaust the air suspension system. Auto Level Switch in Service Center compartment 10-9 SECTION 10 SLIDEOUT/LEVELING Jacks Down Light The ‘Jacks Down’ indicator is intended to warn you to retract your leveling jacks before moving the vehicle. The light will come on briefly and a chime will sound when the ignition key is turned on the On or Run positions if the jacks are down. Turn T-handle out about six turns Leveling Jack Solenoid Valve In The Event Of Accidental Jack Extension “Jacks Down” light on dash NOTE:If one of the leveling jacks should fail to retract, it can be normally retracted by opening a T-handle valve on the reservoir side of the hydraulic pump. The jacks are spring loaded to retract when hydraulic line pressure is relieved. See the Leveling System Operator’s Manual included in your InfoCase for specific instructions on which valve to open and what precautions to follow. The hydraulic pump is located under the entrance step. Valves will be in same relative positions. Leveling/Slideout System Hydraulic Pump (Note valve positions in relation to fluid reservoir) 10-10 1. Bring the vehicle to a safe and complete stop as soon as possible. 2. Turn the leveling systems power switch on and press the ‘all up’ switch. 3. Visually inspect the vehicle undercarriage for any problems. Further Information See the Leveling System Operator’s Manual supplied in your InfoCase. It contains detailed instructions, precautions and technical information. It also contains troubleshooting instructions for operating the leveling system if any functions fail. SECTION 11 MAINTENANCE & STORAGE SEALANTS NOTE:Proper sealant inspection includes not just visual observation but running a finger along sealant seams to verify proper adhesion to the surface. Any loosened areas must be replaced. • Have the sealant replaced if you notice any of the above. Your local Winnebago Industries dealer has the correct and necessary parts and experience to help you maintain your sealants. See the Recommended Sealant Application page at the end of this Section. • Always use the same type sealant that was removed. • Immediately have dealership check moldings, windows and exterior attachments for leak source if you notice water inside of unit. CAUTION Sealants must be inspected every 6 months and replaced if necessary. ROOF The roof is made of Thermo-Panel materials like the walls and floor. It will support the weight of an average adult should it become necessary to repair the roof or roof mounted components. It is not recommended, however, that very large or heavy objects be carried on the roof while the vehicle is in motion. (See “Roof Loading” specifications in Miscellaneous section.) Always have damage to the roof area repaired immediately. Damaged or detached sealant around the vents, air conditioner, body-to-roof seams, etc., should also receive immediate attention. Delaying these repairs may allow water leakage and result in damage to interior ceiling and body panels, upholstery, etc., which is not covered by the limited warranty (see Introduction section). UNDERBODY Buildup of mud and dirt under the body can cause damaging rust on steel parts and can add needless weight to the vehicle. This, in effect, reduces the amount of cargo you can carry and remain within GVWR and GAWR limits. Corrosive materials, such as those used for ice and snow removal and dust control, also accumulate on the underside of a vehicle. These materials should be removed by flushing the underbody regularly with water, especially areas where mud and other foreign materials collect. 11-1 5 - DASH / AUTO Water is a recreational vehicle’s worst enemy when it is allowed to enter where it’s not intended. Sealants perform a very important function and should be inspected closely and maintained regularly. Winnebago Industries utilizes many different types of sealants. Refer to the Recommended Sealant Application page at the end of this Section. Sealants, in general, do not have “set” lifetimes. Varying environmental factors affect the pliability and adhesiveness of sealants. You or your dealer must: • Inspect all sealants, a minimum of every six months. • Inspect the moldings, windows, clearance lights, exterior compartment doors and all their attachments. • Also, inspect weather seals around entrance door, etc., and if necessary have a dealer replace them immediately. • Check for cracks, voids, gaps, breaks, adhesion, and any sign of physical deterioration. SECTION 11 MAINTENANCE & STORAGE EXTERIOR AUTOMOTIVE PAINT FINISH –If Equipped The body of your coach is fully or partially finished with the highest quality automotive paint and clearcoat. Follow these precautions to keep the finish on your coach looking its best and preserve maximum gloss and durability. Parking • • • • Avoid parking under trees – When this happens, you should rinse the bird droppings and tree sap off as soon as possible. Tree sap is a form of sugar and will dissolve after a couple of rinses. Bird droppings can eat into a painted surface if left unattended and need to be removed as soon as possible. Lukewarm soapy water can help speed up the cleaning process. Avoid parking near salt spray – When this happens, you need to rinse off the salt mineral residue to minimize the corrosiveness of the salt. Avoid parking near factories with heavy smoke or industrial fallout – Industrial fallout can eat into your coach’s finish when dew or rain mixes with it to create nitric or sulfuric acid that gets magnified by the intensity of the sun. As the water evaporates, the acid becomes more powerful and attacks the painted surface. Rinsing and washing the surface helps remove the fallout and neutralize the acid. After the initial 60-day cure stage, a coat of wax or polish can help protect the surface from these types of contaminates. Do not scrape ice or snow from the painted surface - Brush off gently with a soft-bristled “snow brush” – avoid being forceful with the brush. If brush scratches show after the motorhome thaws out, it may be possible to remove them by hand waxing with a silicone-free liquid wax. 11-2 Driving • • • • Avoid driving on gravel roads. Rinse off bugs and bird droppings with water daily. Antifreeze, fuel, or windshield/window solutions spilled on the painted surface should be rinsed off immediately with water and allowed to air dry. Wiping dry with a towel may create fine scratches due to the solvent nature of these types of fluids. Fuel cannot be diluted and dissipated with water. It must be removed with a mineral spirit type cleaner (such as SEAFOAM Bugs-BGone or equivalent) or a silicone-free spray wax and microfiber cloth to remove the stain left by fuels. Note: When driving in wintry conditions, the road surface may be covered with heavy salts or small rocks to improve road traction. These types of road conditions can cause undue surface damage to your RV. Please refrain from driving in these conditions. Washing • • Commercial vehicle wash facilities should be strictly avoided! They will scratch your RV! This is because truck-style wash centers have high-pressure wands that emit higher than necessary water pressures and the brushes are very aggressive. Most truck wash brushes are made from a heavy plastic for durability and are under heavy pressure. They are designed to clean heavy road films on semitrailers and are often dirty. They are not designed for custom painted RV’s and they will scratch the clearcoat finish. Many times these scratches can penetrate the clearcoat finish causing delamination and/or other paint related issues that are not covered under warranty. Wash your RV with cool or lukewarm water using a mild soap (such as a baby shampoo) that does not contain bleach solution. Most SECTION 11 MAINTENANCE & STORAGE • • auto stores offer car wash detailing soaps that are similar and do not have bleach in the formulation (such as Meguiars #62). Never use a bristled brush or broom to wash the painted surface. This will cause scratches in the finish. Use a clean lamb’s wool mitt, sponge, or microfiber mitt (or mop) to wash your unit. Be sure your cloth or applicator is clean. A dirty applicator can scratch your RV. Washing Procedure • Rinse area to be washed with cold water to remove surface residue. Make sure you are not in direct sunlight. • With area to be washed still wet from the rinse, use the recommended soapy mixture to clean the area. Use care to make sure that a clean lamb’s wool mitt, sponge, or microfiber mitt (or mop) is used to apply soapy water. • Rinse washed area before soap evaporates. • Dry the rinsed area before the water evaporates. NOTE:Avoid aiming water flow from a hose or spray from high pressure washing equipment into any appliance intake because damage or difficulty in operating appliances may occur. • After washing the coach, carefully inspect sealant around window frames, vents, and any other joints that may have loosened or separated. See “Sealants” at the beginning of this section for details. Bug Removal • Rinse the loose debris off with water and allow the remaining residues to soak and soften. Use soap and water to wash the residue, then rinse. (You may wish to repeat and leave soap on longer than normal to help with softening hardened residue.) • For more stubborn areas, use an ammoniabased glass cleaner followed by a warm soapy water wash and a rinse. • Remember to use microfiber towels during this process to help avoid scratches. • If this does not work, as a last resort, use a bug removal product (like SEAFOAM Bugs-BGone or equivalent) in a shady area and follow the directions on label. Polishing and/or Waxing NOTE:When your coach is new or has been repainted for any reason, no polish or wax should be applied to the finish until after a 60-day cure cycle at temperatures higher than 60 degrees for 60 days. Failure to observe this precaution could void your paint warranty. • We recommend a silicone-free polish (such as Meguiars M8132 Hand Polish or Machine Polish) with an orbital machine and terry cloth applicator. • Liquid waxes are easier to apply and bring to a gloss with fewer residues. • Avoid paste waxes. They sometimes have fillers and additives that give a very short term result. Stay away from silicones in polishes and soaps. • Buffing compounds remove some of the mil film of the clearcoat, so we recommend that only professionals or very experienced users apply this type of product. CARE OF APPLIQUES AND DECALS The pressure-sensitive appliques and decals on your coach require very little maintenance. They should be treated like any painted surface on your vehicle. Here are a few helpful hints on caring for decals: • Wash appliques and decals with plain soap and water or any retail car wash soap. Always rinse thoroughly. • High pressure water spray may loosen or damage appliques and decals. • Test any cleaning solution on a small section of appliques or decal before using. 11-3 SECTION 11 MAINTENANCE & STORAGE • • Never use aromatic solvents such as acetone, MEK, toluene, xylene, lacquer thinner, etc., on appliques or decals. Any solvent including alcohol may soften or smear colors. Fuel or antifreeze spilled on appliques or decals should be rinsed off immediately with water. FRONT END MASKS AND PAINT DAMAGE NOTE: This information is to make you aware of a potential paint failure that could occur when moisture is trapped between front end masks and painted surfaces. If you choose to install an aftermarket protective front end mask, please follow these preventive guidelines: • The front end mask must be removed if the vehicle sits longer than 5 days without being driven. • The front end mask must be thoroughly dry before storing away or reinstalling on the front of the coach. • When reinstalling the mask, be sure both the mask and the painted surface are free of debris to avoid damage by abrasion. • Failure to follow recommendations will void any paint warranty. HEADLIGHTS AND EXTERIOR LIGHTS Exterior Light Lenses Most Winnebago Industries vehicles have polycarbonate lenses on exterior lamps, which are very sensitive to a variety of chemical solvents and cleaners. Use only soap and water to clean exterior lamp lenses- especially headlights! • Contact with certain chemicals can cause etching, ‘crazing’ or cracking of the lens, which can significantly reduce the lens clarity and effectiveness of the lamp and may require replacement of the complete lamp housing. 11-4 • • • Some popular citric acid cleaners may cause bicarbonate lenses to become ‘hazy’ or ‘foggy.’ Do not use a pressure washer to clean headlights. Inspect and operate the lights regularly to confirm proper operation and mounting condition. Headlight Moisture Your coach is equipped with composite headlights which contain replaceable halogen ‘bulb’ elements, common to most current automobiles. This type of lamp assembly is not sealed from the atmosphere and is designed with a moisture venting system. Because they are not sealed, under ‘dew point’ conditions the headlights may exhibit signs of humidity condensation on the reflector surface and lens, such as small droplets of water or ‘fogging over’. If this happens, drive with the headlights on so the moisture can evaporate and expel through the venting system designed into the headlamp assembly. PLASTIC PARTS - CLEANING Many parts in your motorhome, such as the dash, exterior light lenses, and certain exterior body panels are made of high-impact plastic materials that can be damaged by wiping with solvents or improper cleaning products. Always try cleaning plastic parts with the mildest cleaners first and work your way up to stronger cleaning products. Use the following cautionary lists as a guide when selecting cleaning products to use on plastic parts. SECTION 11 MAINTENANCE & STORAGE INTERIOR SOFT GOODS CAUTION DO NOT use citrus based cleaners on polycarbonate finishes. Citric compounds will damage the highgloss surface, causing it to appear dull or ‘flat’. Always test a cleaning product on a hidden area to be sure it will not cause damage to the appearance of the part. Here is a list of mild cleaners that may be used safely: • Car washing soap and water • Glass cleaners without ammonia • Mineral oil • Multipurpose cleaners (such as Fantastik®, Formula 409®, etc.) The following products, compounds or solvents must be wiped off immediately to avoid damage: • Ammonia • Brake fluid • Bathroom basin, tub and tile cleaners • Chlorine • Ethyl alcohol • Isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol • Kerosene or gasoline • Naphthalene • ‘Pine’ type household cleaners Do not use cleaners containing the following products, compounds or solvents. These products will damage the finish. • Acetic acid • Acetone (nail polish remover) • Aromatic solvents (lacquer thinners) • Benzene • Butyl alcohol We recommend a weekly routine of vacuuming all fabrics and carpet throughout the motor home to prevent an accumulation of dirt which can detract from the appearance and shorten the life of carpet and fabrics. Fabric Upholstery Some fabrics used in this motor home may contain fire retardant and lightfastness additives which can be damaged by use of improper cleaning products. Some water-based household cleaning products are not formulated for use on fabrics and may cause excessive shrinkage or fading. Always test any cleaning product on a hidden area of fabric before using on visible areas. For best results, fabric cleaning should be referred to a professional carpet and upholstery cleaner. NOTE: To minimize fading of upholstery, carpets and other interior fabrics caused by excessive sunlight, the drapes, blinds or shades should be closed when the motor home is parked for an extended period of time. WARNING When cleaning upholstery and fabric, do not use lacquer thinner, nail polish remover, laundry soaps, or bleach. Never use carbon tetrachloride, gasoline, or naphthalene for any cleaning purpose. These materials may cause damage to the material being cleaned and most are highly flammable. Leather Upholstery –If Equipped (not available on all models) The optional leather seats are made of top quality cattle hide leather. • We recommend using a mild soap with water applied gently to the solid areas. Buff dry immediately with a soft cloth to avoid water 11-5 SECTION 11 MAINTENANCE & STORAGE • • spotting. Avoid harsh and excessive rubbing while cleaning. Soft leather needs delicate care. Never use harmful substances (e.g. stain removers, solvents, saddle soap, shoe polish or other unsuitable fluids) on soft leather. Cleaning and touch-up kits are specifically formulated for leather upholstery are available from most furniture dealers. Ultraleather HP Leather-Like Upholstery –If Equipped Type of Stain Detergent/ Water Cleaner/ Degreaser Coffee, Tea  Red Wine, Liquor  Cola, Soft Drinks  Milk  Ketchup  Steak/Soy Sauce  Mayonnaise, Butter   Salad Oil   Chocolate   Cosmetic Makeup   (not available on all models) Lipstick   Ultraleather HP synthetic leather fabric material has the luxurious look and feel of the finest European calfskin, with the durability and resistance to soils and stains of vinyl fabrics. It is also tougher than real calfskin and has superior resistance to punctures, snags and rips. For most soils and stains, the fabric manufacturer recommends spot treatment with a solution of water and TideTM brand laundry detergent or equivalent. More stubborn stains may be treated with a water-based multipurpose cleaner/degreaser such as Simple GreenTM or equivalent. Solvent cleaners such as nail polish remover or other aromatic solvents are not recommended. Face Cream   Suntan Oil/Lotion   Shoe Polish   Urine   TM Care Instructions • Spot clean with mild soap and water. • Air dry or, if desired, dry quickly using a hair dryer on warm setting - not hot. • For stubborn stains, use cleaner-degreaser. Machine Oil  Vinyl Fabrics (including ceiling) –If Equipped Vinyl should be cleaned with a soft, damp cloth, and a mild detergent only. Do not use solvents. Solvents may damage the surface of the vinyl. Draperies, Curtains and Bedspreads These items may be woven from a variety of fabrics. We recommend that these be professionally dry cleaned only. A five percent shrinkage may occur when you have these items dry cleaned. General Stains As with any stain or contamination, the quick response is the best, especially when done in conjunction with the proper cleaner for the type of stain. 11-6 SECTION 11 MAINTENANCE & STORAGE TILE AND GROUT CARE –If Equipped For tile and grout soiled with grease, grime or soap scum, use a neutral pH, everyday-type stone and tile cleaner formulated for use on natural stone, ceramic tile and grout. A concentrated tile and grout cleaner may be needed to clean stubborn soils and stains in grout. To maintain grout appearance, apply a porous stone protector or grout sealer after the grout has been cleaned and is thoroughly dry (usually about 24 hours after cleaning). Quality brand tile cleaning products may be found at many flooring sales centers or home improvement retail centers. NOTE: Always follow manufacturer's directions closely for best results, and always test on a small inconspicuous area before using on entire floor surface. CABINETRY Wooden items may be cleaned with a soft cloth and a good quality wood finish cleaning product. Vinyl simulated wood panels may be cleaned with a mild, water based cleaner and a soft cloth. Do not use solvents on vinyl wood panels. NOTE:Many cabinetry and furniture items throughout this motor home are constructed either partially or completely of real hardwoods. Because of natural variations in woodgrain density, slight differences in stain hue may exist between one item and another. This is the distinctive character and beauty of real wood. SOLID SURFACE COUNTERTOP Care and Maintenance You can easily maintain the beauty of your countertop with little effort, under most circumstances, using a window spray cleaner, warm soapy water or other general purpose spray cleaner. You can also use liquid or gel-type cleaners containing bleach. Because the material is nonporous, stains cannot penetrate below the surface and will nearly always disappear using these cleaning methods. If a stain has dried on, allow the cleaner or soapy water time to soften the area, after which the stain will wipe off. If the stain is not water-base or oil-base material, you may need to gently remove it using a plastic scraper (disposable plastic knife for example) followed by normal cleaning methods described above. You may want to scrub the entire surface periodically. Do this lightly and evenly with a mild abrasive powdered or liquid cleaner. Always use a cutting board rather than slicing foods directly on your countertop. The underside of one of your sink covers will provide an easily accessible cutting surface. This will keep your countertop looking its best and minimize care efforts. (An occasionally sanding with a medium grade (120 grit) sandpaper will remove any cut marks accumulated on the sink cover bottom). To remove cuts and scratches, use a more aggressive cleaning powder such as Comet, a moistened steel wool soap pad or green scouring pad. We recommend that you finish the entire surface using the same cleaning material and scrubbing method to maintain a uniform appearance. If you prefer a glossier look, follow up with a good quality furniture polish or a liquid automotive wax (non-cleaner type). Use trivets and ‘hot pads’ under hot cooking pans. Do Not set hot pots or pans directly from the stove or oven onto the counter. The solid 11-7 SECTION 11 MAINTENANCE & STORAGE surface material is extremely heat resistant, but sudden contact by a very hot material with a cold countertop surface could cause a crack that would need to be repaired. Likewise, concentrated high heat sources in a small area, such as a crock pot or an electric griddle may cause a crack. We strongly recommend using a trivet under these. Also do not allow candles to burn directly on the counter surface. Avoid paint remover or oven cleaner. The solid surface material is also resistant to most chemical substances but exposure to some harsh chemicals and solvents such as these can cause damage that would need professional repair or replacement. If one of these materials does spill or drip onto the counter surface, wipe it up immediately to avoid damage. GALLEY SINK Stainless Steel Care & Cleaning Instructions The stainless steel sink can usually be cleaned with water and soap or detergent using a soft cloth or sponge. • Rinse thoroughly with warm water and wipe dry quickly to avoid spots and streaks. • For stubborn stains, use a mild abrasive cleanser like Soft Scrub®, Comet®, etc. Work in the direction of the ‘grain’ of the brushed finish lines. • Never use steel wool. Particles of steel from the wool pad can embed into the sink surface, then become rusty and unsightly. • Avoid contact with full-strength bleaches, household chemicals, and acid based cleaners. If this happens, rinse and wipe dry quickly. • Salt, mustard and mayonnaise can cause pitting if left on the steel sink surface. If spilled, clean and rinse immediately. • A high iron content in the water (hard water) may result in a brown or rust colored stained appearance. If noticed, dry towel sink after each use. 11-8 • Do not use rubber mats in the sink bowl. Material trapped under mats can complicate cleaning. NOTE:Improper use may damage this product and void the warranty. RANGE AND REFRIGERATOR For care and appearance maintenance of the range and refrigerator, refer to the operation and maintenance manual for each of the individual appliances included in your InfoCase. BATHROOM Toilet For instructions on the care of your toilet, refer to the information in your InfoCase. Tub and Shower Walls The tub and shower walls in the bathroom should be cleaned with a mild soap and water solution. Do not use an abrasive cleaner on the shower door frame and towel bar, shower walls or tub. Lavatory Sink Do not use abrasive cleaners, harsh detergents or solvents. General Cleaning. Rinse all food, beverage or cosmetic residue from the sink as soon as possible. Some residues, if left to sit in the sink, may require the use of detergent or a mild liquid or gel abrasive cleaner. Hard-to-Remove Food and Beverage Residue. Use an abrasive cleanser such as Ajax®, Comet®, Bon Ami® or Bar Keeper's Friend®, to remove mild stains and for routine cleaning. Use an abrasive pad such as Scotch-Brite® to remove most of the tougher stains. For the most stubborn stains, fill the sink about one quarter full with a 50/50 solution of bleach and water. After 10 or 15 minutes of soaking drain solution from the sink as you rinse both sides and bottom. SECTION 11 MAINTENANCE & STORAGE NOTE: Do not use steel wool or metal scouring pads. Mineral Based Stains. Cleaners designed to remove iron or rust should not harm the sink, nor will solvents such as denatured alcohol, mineral spirits or acetone. Marks or Discoloration. White automotive rubbing compound may be used to remove stubborn marks or discoloration. Use of these products will not damage the solid surface. Always follow label directions. DOORS AND WINDOWS Windows may be periodically cleaned with a good quality glass cleaner or mild soap solution using a soft cloth. Use care when removing ice or frost from the windows. Always use a plastic ice scraper, never one made of metal. Use care when removing ice from the mirrors to protect the reflective surfaces. Door locks and hinges should be lubricated periodically with powdered graphite to ensure trouble-free operation and to protect against freeze-up. DAY/NIGHTER PLEATED BLINDS – CARE/ADJUSTMENT Tension Adjustment: The tension of the pleated blinds can be adjusted if they become loose and will not stay up when raised, or they are too tight and are difficult to raise and lower. To tighten tension Wrap the lower end of the guide cords (on each side of the shade) a few turns around the spools at the lower corners of the blinds. To loosen tension Unwrap the guide cords from the spools one turn at a time until desired tension is achieved. Preserving Shape: The pleated blinds are made using high quality materials that are designed and woven to retain their shape throughout their useful life. They may lose their crisp shape, however, if left in a lowered position for an extended period of time without being raised periodically. If this happens, the pleats can be restored using this simple method. • With the blind fully lowered, dampen the entire area of the pleats with a good quality laundry spray starch. • Raise the blind fully while still damp and let it remain in the raised position for about 24 hours. • Reapply starch periodically (every few months) as needed. PREPARING VEHICLE FOR STORAGE Properly preparing your vehicle for storage will lessen the possibility of damage to your vehicle. Prepare the motor home for vacancy just as you would if you were leaving your house for an extended period: Clean and Prep Coach for Storage 1. Turn off the propane gas tank 2. Turn the furnace thermostat switch OFF. 11-9 SECTION 11 MAINTENANCE & STORAGE 3. Remove all foods and items that may cause odors from cabinets and refrigerator. 4. Clean and defrost the refrigerator. Prop the door open slightly to allow any odors to dissipate. Place an open box of baking soda inside the refrigerator to help absorb odors. 5. Fully charge the batteries. Batteries must have at least 80% charge to survive freezing temperatures and long period of non-use. We recommend that you connect a battery charger or plug in the shoreline once a month during long-term storage periods to maintain battery charge and to avoid sulfating. If connecting a charger directly to batteries, turn the Aux Battery Switch off to avoid electrical arcing when attaching and detaching charge clamps. NOTE: We do not recommend leaving the shoreline plugged in continuously during storage periods because the batteries can lose electrolytic fluids and become damaged from continuous charging without periodic use. We recommend following regular battery inspection and maintenance especially in cold weather. See “Battery Care” in the Electrical section. 6. After charging batteries, turn the Aux Battery Switch off to disconnect the batteries and avoid parasitic* drain. * Parasitic battery drain is the gradual drain by items connected directly to battery power such as clocks, radio memory and the engine computer. 7. Have the vehicle chassis completely serviced and lubricated. Be sure radiator antifreeze protection level is sufficient for the lowest anticipated temperatures. 8. Wash and wax the coach. 9. Inspect all seams and seals around doors, windows, vents, and any other joints. Replace or repair any that are damaged. Sealing materials and compounds can be purchased from your dealer. Badly damaged weather seals may need to be replaced by your dealer. 11-10 10. Close all windows and roof vents. Protect all appliance vent openings from contamination by animals or insects (e.g. bird nest, wasp nests, etc.) 11. Lubricate all door hinges and locks. 12. Clean the interior of the coach. Dirt and stains are more easily removed when fresh. When storing your vehicle through the winter, or in cold climates, extra preparations need to be made to protect systems that can be damaged by freezing temperatures. See “Winterizing” in Plumbing Section. REMOVAL FROM STORAGE 1. Completely air out the motor home. 2. Have the entire LP gas system checked for leaks. 3. Check window operation. 4. Check cabinet and door hinges. Lubricate with penetrating oil, if necessary. 5. Close all faucets and drain valves that are open. 6. Add a few gallons of water to the fresh water tank and turn on the water pump to check for leaks especially at fittings. 7. Open all faucets in turn to release trapped air and check to be sure faucet washers have not hardened during storage. 8. Sanitize the water system as outlined under “Disinfecting the Fresh Water System” in the Plumbing Section, then flush the water lines thoroughly with fresh water. 9. Install a new water filter cartridge on the filtered water faucet if equipped. Store the diverter plug for future use – it is intended for winterization only. 10. Check the toilet for proper operation. 11. Add water to the holding tank using the toilet flush pedal and galley sink faucet. Check to be sure dump valves seal tightly. 12. Check around all appliances for obstructions and ensure that all vent openings are clear. 13. Start refrigerator and check for proper cooling. SECTION 11 MAINTENANCE & STORAGE 14. Clean wall and counter surfaces. 15. Replace batteries if necessary and check out electrical system to make sure all lights and electrical components operate. 16. Check tires for proper cold inflation pressure. See Vehicle Certification Label. 17. After washing accumulated winter grime from the vehicle, it is important to carefully inspect the seams and sealants for separation or cracks that may have appeared around the window frames, vents and any other joints. See “Sealants” at the beginning of this section. Re-sealing is quite simple and the material is quickly and easily applied. Appropriate compounds are available from your dealer. See “Recommended Sealant Application” page at the end of this section. Also inspect weather seals around doors, etc., and if necessary, have a dealer replace immediately. The chassis diagnostic connectors are located in on the steering column support plate beneath the dash and in the rear engine compartment as shown in the following photos. Diagnostic plug on steering column Ice Maker Start-Up –If Equipped 1. Close all drain valves. 2. Turn the water supply on. 3. Be sure the ice bin is in place and the automatic shutoff arm is down. 4. Let the refrigerator cool down to ice making temperature. Remember, this can take up to 24 hours. 5. Let the ice maker cycle and dump the first batch of ice. Diagnostic plug on rear CHASSIS SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE Consult the appropriate sections in your chassis manual for specific information regarding operating safety, service recommendations and maintenance schedules for the chassis section of your motor home. CHASSIS DIAGNOSTIC CONNECTORS 11-11 SECTION 11 MAINTENANCE & STORAGE CHASSIS FUSES AND RELAYS Chassis fuses and relays are located in the 12volt electrical compartment at the left front of the coach. Towing Package fuses are on fuse block The fuses for the chassis supplied towing package are located in a fuse block behind the air conditioner condenser grille on the rear left side of the coach. Remove 4 screws at the front end of the grille and 1 screw on the underside of the rear end of the grille. Swing the grill upward and support while servicing. Remove 5 screws in locations shown to hinge grille 11-12 SECTION 11 MAINTENANCE & STORAGE COACH MAINTENANCE CHART These recommendations apply for normal recreational use. Heavy duty or full-time use may require more frequent maintenance intervals. As Necessary ‹ Check propane tank condition, mounting and fittings ‹ Every 6 Months Pressure regulator - inspect and adjust if needed Every 3 Months ‹ Monthly ‹ Weekly Every Year Before Each Use Have propane gas system checked for leaks. Always use specified sections or manufacturer’s guide for further information and instructions. Propane Gas System Electrical System Check Battery Condition Meter ‹ ‹ Check battery fluid level & connections ‹ Check 12V fuses & 120V breakers ‹ Check GFCI Receptacles Generator Visually inspect Generator and Compartment ‹ ‹ See generator manufacturer’s maintenance guide Plumbing System Sanitize plumbing system ‹ Winterize plumbing system ‹ ‹ Clean water pump strainer filter ‹ Slide-Out & Leveling System Check Hydraulic Oil Level ‹ ‹ ‹ Check Hydraulic Lines (routing, leaks, etc.) ‹ Check & inspect room seals (bulb seals) ‹ Exterior ‹ Clean roof Clean sidewalls ‹ ‹ ‹ Clean windows Flush underside of vehicle ‹ ‹ ‹ 11-13 SECTION 11 MAINTENANCE & STORAGE COACH MAINTENANCE CHART These recommendations apply for normal recreational use. Heavy duty or full-time use may require more frequent maintenance intervals. As Necessary Every Year Every 6 Months Every 3 Months Monthly Weekly Before Each Use Always use specified sections or manufacturer’s guide for further information and instructions. Safety Equipment Check operation of the following items Headlights, Taillights and Marker Lights ‹ ‹ Turn Signals ‹ ‹ Horn ‹ ‹ Hazard Warning Flashers ‹ ‹ Windshield Wipers & Washers ‹ ‹ Fire Extinguisher - check charge indicator ‹ ‹ Smoke Alarm - test operation * ‹ ‹ Carbon Monoxide Alarm - test operation * ‹ ‹ Propane Gas Leak Detector - test operation ‹ ‹ (*replace battery if needed) Appliances Water Heater ‹ See water heater manufacturer’s maintenance guide Inspect & clean exterior vent ‹ ‹ ‹ ‹ ‹ ‹ Refrigerator ‹ Refrigerator maintenance guide Inspect and clean exterior vent & drip tray drain tube Furnace ‹ See furnace manufacturer’s maintenance guide Inspect & clean exterior vent Air Conditioner ‹ See A/C manufacturer’s maintenance guide ‹ Inspect for exterior damage Check/Replace Filter ‹ ‹ Range Top See range manufacturer’s maintenance guide ‹ Inspect & clean/replace range hood grease filter ‹ 11-14 SECTION 11 MAINTENANCE & STORAGE COACH MAINTENANCE CHART These recommendations apply for normal recreational use. Heavy duty or full-time use may require more frequent maintenance intervals. As Necessary Every Year Every 6 Months Every 3 Months Monthly Weekly Before Each Use Always use specified sections or manufacturer’s guide for further information and instructions. Sealants ‹ Inspect (see “Sealants” at the beginning of this section for proper inspection technique) Replace (see “Recommended Sealant Application” page at the end of this section) ‹ ‹ Frame & Chassis Follow chassis manufacturer’s maintenance guide (refer to chassis manual) Inspect Hitch Receiver (if towing) ‹ ‹ Tires Check & adjust air pressure ‹ ‹ Check tread wear ‹ ‹ ‹ Check front end alignment and adjust if needed Miscellaneous Lubricate locks, hinges, latches ‹ ‹ 11-15 SECTION 11 MAINTENANCE & STORAGE RECOMMENDED SEALANT APPLICATION Satellite dish Sealant B & D Radio Antenna Sealant B Air Horns Sealant B Edge Molding Sealant C Sky light Sealant B & E Roof Cap Sealant A & C Roof Vent Sealant B & D Sealants may be purchased from your Winnebago or Itasca Dealer Ladder Sealant B Roof Edge Sealant C Reefer Vent and Water Heater Sealant C Microwave/Stove Vent Sealant C Revision A This is only a graphic representation for sealants and does not represent actual component position Note: Sealant 131264-03-02A may be substituted for sealant B. Sealant A B C D E Roof to Rear Cap Joint Sealant B & C Dryer Vent Sealant C Winnebago Part # 072889-10-000 131264-03-01A 094401-04-000 131264-05-02A 131264-04-02A 11-16 SECTION 12 MISCELLANEOUS NOTE: Your motor home’s load capacity is designated by weight, not by volume, so you cannot necessarily use all available space when loading your motor home. • Store or secure all loose items inside the motor home before traveling. Possible over- looked items such as canned goods or small appliances on the countertop, cooking pans on the range, or free-standing furniture items can become dangerous projectiles during a sudden stop or evasive maneuver. • Be aware of GVWR, GAWR and individual load limit on each tire or set of duals. When loading the vehicle, distribute the cargo load equally so that you do not exceed either the Front or Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) or the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). The Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) means the weight value specified by the chassis manufacturer as the load carrying capacity of a single axle system as measured at the tire-to-ground interfaces. This is the total weight a given axle is capable of carrying. Each axle has its own rating. Have your vehicle weighed to determine the proper load distribution for your vehicle. Also distribute cargo side-to-side so the weight on each tire or dual set does not exceed one half of the GAWR for either axle. For example, if the Front GAWR is 6,000 lbs., there should be no more than 3,000 lbs. on each tire. (If the left side weighs 3,100 lbs. and the right side weighs 2,700 lbs., at least 100 lbs. of the load must be shifted from the left side to the right side.) The GVWR is listed on the Vehicle Certification Label. (See sample in Specifications Section). The GCWR (Gross Combination Weight Rating) means the maximum allowable loaded weight of this motor home and any towed trailer or towed vehicle. NOTE: We recommend that you dump all holding tanks before traveling to avoid carrying unnecessary weight. CAUTION The weight of the loaded vehicle (including options, attachments, passengers, water, fuel, luggage and all other cargo) must not exceed the GVWR or GAWR of either axle. ROOF LOADING The roof is capable of carrying up to 10 pounds per square foot to a maximum of 100 pounds while the vehicle is in motion. When the vehicle is stationary, a cargo load of 100 pounds plus the weight of a 225 pound person to load the cargo or to conduct inspection and maintenance is permissible. Weight added to both the roof and the trailer hitch contribute to the gross vehicle weight, which must not exceed the vehicle’s GVWR. WEIGHING YOUR LOADED VEHICLE To check the weight of your fully loaded coach, locate a commercial weighing scale that is capable of weighing large trucks. NOTE: Sales literature may give approximate or standard weights. Your actual coach weight may differ based on added factory and/or dealer options. Loading Load your vehicle completely as if you were going on a long trip, with everything you would carry, including food, clothing, bedding, lawn 12-1 5 - DASH / AUTO LOADING THE VEHICLE SECTION 12 MISCELLANEOUS chairs, etc., a full fuel tank, full propane tank, and a partial tank of fresh water - but empty holding tanks. Finding a Scale In urban areas, the most common places to find a public access scale are commercial truck stops. In rural areas, most grain storage elevators have scales available. Most scales charge a nominal fee for weighing a vehicle. Weighing There is typically a scale operator to direct you but the basic routine is to take three separate weights - front axle, whole vehicle, and rear axle. You will first drive only your front wheels onto the scale pad, then drive ahead so that the whole vehicle is on the scale, then finally pull off until just the rear wheels are on the pad. Front GAWR (Front Axle Only) GVWR - Whole Vehicle (All Axles) Rear GAWR (Rear Axle Only) 12-2 You will receive a weight ‘ticket’ that states your current Front Gross Axle Weight, Rear Gross Axle Weight and Gross Vehicle Weight. You can compare these weights to the weight ratings listed on your Vehicle Certification Label to use as a guideline for future loading limits and weight distribution. The gross weight of the vehicle must not exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) specified on the Vehicle Certification Label. The front and rear axle weight also should not exceed the corresponding Axle Weight Rating specified on the Vehicle Certification Label. Corner Weighing (Side-to-Side) The most accurate method of weighing a motorhome is to weigh each ‘corner’ of the coach separately (single L/R front wheels or L/R rear dual sets). This method will help you determine how to distribute your cargo to avoid overloading, especially on tires. To determine the weight distribution on each tire or dual set, you will need to find a scale capable weighing side-to-side, or all four ‘corners’ of the vehicle, separately. A truck scale may be used if the ground is level with the scale surface and the scale has clearance to drive one side of the coach onto the scale as shown. Drive the coach on the level area next to the scale and straddle the scale so that only one side of the coach will be on the scale pad. NOTE: Wind and precipitation can also cause weight inaccuracies. Pull only the right front wheel onto the scale pad as shown. Weighing Right Front Corner SECTION 12 MISCELLANEOUS When the front wheel has been weighed, pull the coach straight ahead until only the right rear wheel/dual set is on the scale pad as shown. CAR OR TRAILER TOWING Hitch pulling capacity: 10,000 lbs. max. Tongue weight Weighing Right Rear Corner Now, turn the coach around and repeat the process for the other side. The load on each wheel or dual-wheel set should not exceed one-half of the corresponding GAWR. For example, if the GAWR for the rear axle is 12,000 lbs., then the load on each rear dual set (left rear duals or right rear duals) should not exceed 6,000 lbs. Tires must be filled to the recommended air pressure for the highest loaded tire set on that axle. For example, on the rear axle, if the left side weighs more than the right, fill the left tires to the pressure required for that weight, then fill the right tires to the same pressure as the left ones. If your actual weight is considerably less than GAWR, you may be able to lower your tire pressure. See a tire dealer for a load/pressure chart. NOTE: The Hitch Load from a Towed Vehicle or carrier box must also be counted on the Rear GAWR and subtracted from the rear axle cargo capacity. Be aware that hitch load can affect handling characteristics. The more weight on the hitch, the lighter the front end will feel at the steering wheel. 500 lbs. max. Do not exceed either the GVWR, the rear axle GAWR, or the chassis GCWR by the combined loaded weight of the coach and the towed vehicle. See preceding items “Loading the Vehicle” and “Weighing Your Loaded Vehicle” for explanation of weight ratings. Because of individual vehicle use and loading habits, we recommend weighing the vehicle while fully loaded to avoid exceeding any of the listed Gross Weight Ratings. See “Vehicle Certification Label” in the Introduction Section for information on gross weight ratings. Towing will affect vehicle handling, durability and fuel economy. Exceeding any of the listed Gross Weight Ratings will result in unacceptable overall vehicle performance. Maximum safety and satisfaction when towing depends on proper use of correct equipment. Select a drawbar that mates properly with the towing hitch receiver and provides proper alignment to the vehicle tow bar. The tongue of the tow bar must be as close as possible to parallel with the ground when attached to the hitch ball. Installation of a proper trailer brake system is recommended. Check state regulations on trailer weight and trailer brake requirements to be sure you select the right equipment before towing. Before descending a steep or long grade when towing a trailer, reduce speed and shift into a lower gear to control vehicle speed. Avoid prolonged or frequent application of brakes which could cause overheating and brake failure. 12-3 SECTION 12 MISCELLANEOUS WARNING For safe towing and vehicle handling, maintain proper trailer weight distribution. The total weight of the motor home and the vehicle towed must not exceed the Gross Combined Vehicle Weight rating. See the “Body and Chassis Specification” chart in the Introduction Section. CAUTION Exceeding any of the recommended gross vehicle weight ratings may result in vehicle damage. Do not install a frame equalizing type hitch on your vehicle. TRAILER WIRING CONNECTOR Your coach is pre-wired for trailer or car towing lights with a 7-pin socket. The connector plug is supplied in the coach parts package provided to you by your dealer when you took delivery of the vehicle. The following diagram shows proper connection of trailer or tow vehicle wiring to the coach light system. The ‘pigtail’ assembly with the (car/trailer end) connector plug should be wired by a qualified technician. Provision for an electric brake controller is located near the steering column. TOWING GUIDELINES Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR): This is the maximum allowable weight of the fully loaded vehicle. Included are fuel, water, LP, passengers, cargo, tools, and optional equipment installed by the motor home manufacturer, dealer, or owner. This value is found on the VIN label, typically placed near the driver position. Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR): This is the total weight a given axle is capable of carrying, measured at the ground. Each axle has its own rating. These values are also found on the Vehicle Certification Label: front and rear. Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR): This is the maximum allowable weight of the motor home and loaded trailer, including the items noted in GVWR above. For purposes of this definition, the “trailer” can be a trailer, a vehicle towed on a dolly, or a vehicle towed by means of a tow bar. GCWR is typically specified based on durability and performance of the tow vehicle drive train: engine and cooling systems, transmission, drive line, drive axle, and others. The tow vehicle brakes may be rated for operation at GVWR, not GCWR. NOTE: If the “trailer” weighs 1,000 lbs. or more, state or provincial laws/ regulations may require the “trailer” to be equipped with brakes that are 12-4 SECTION 12 MISCELLANEOUS activated when the motor home brakes are applied. The user is responsible to know and understand the laws of the state or province being traveled. The Department of Transportation in a given state or province should be able to provide specific information. Hitch Ratings: SAE Standard J684 defines: • Class 1 trailers as “GVWR not to exceed 2,000 lbs.” • Class 2 trailers as “GVWR over 2,000 lbs. and not to exceed 3,500 lbs. GVWR” • Class 3 trailers as “GVWR over 3,500 lbs. and not to exceed 5,000 lbs. GVWR” • Class 4 trailers as “GVWR over 5,000 lbs. and not to exceed 10,000 lbs. GVWR” Hitches are to be permanently marked with “Maximum trailer GVWR to be drawn” and “Maximum vertical tongue weight to be imposed...” The SAE standard does not specify a vertical load rating, as such. Traditionally, hitches are labeled 3,500/350 as Class 2, 5,000/500 as Class 3 and 10,000/1,000 as Class 4. The vertical tongue load value of 10 percent of drawn rating apparently comes from the collective experience that 10 percent is the minimum value that provides stable towing of a trailer. Ford’s towing guide suggests 10 to 15 percent for trailers over 2,000 lbs. Within GCWR, a Class 3 hitch allows “dingy” towing a large car or mid-size SUV; a Class 4 hitch allows “dingy” towing a large SUV or pickup. (NOTE: Hitch ratings are independent of towing vehicle ratings.) NOTE: Some Winnebago Industries models equipped with a Class 3 hitch may have a label limiting vertical tongue load to 350 lbs. All Winnebago Industries models equipped with a Class IV hitch may have a label limiting vertical tongue load to 500 lbs. At 228" wheelbase, 500-lb. load on a hitch 11' from the rear axle will apply about 800 lbs. at the axle. The user must verify that the hitch equipment being used is adequate for the application. ELECTRIC ENTRANCE STEP –If Equipped The power switch for the electric entrance step is located to the left of the main entry door as you enter the coach. WARNING Do not use step unless fully extended. Do Not Stand on step when vehicle ignition switch is turned to either the “On” or “Start” position. The step will automatically retract, which may cause personal injury. Automatic Mode - Entry Step Switch ON (Step Operates with Door) With the Step switch in the ON position the step is in Automatic Mode. This means it will extend and retract automatically whenever the screen door is opened or closed. Stationary Extended Mode - Step Switch OFF (Step Remains Extended) With the Step power switch in the OFF position the step will extend when the screen door is opened and will stay extended whether the door is opened or closed. This position is normally used to keep the step extended when parked at a campsite or whenever people will be entering and exiting the vehicle frequently. Automatic Retraction Feature The step is equipped with an automatic retraction feature that stores the step automatically when the Ignition Switch key is turned to the On or Start positions and the entrance door is closed. 12-5 SECTION 12 MISCELLANEOUS The step will retract regardless if the Step power switch is ON or OFF. This feature is intended to prevent injury or damage by an extended step while the vehicle is moving. Further Information For additional information on the step, see the manufacturer’s operators manual included in your InfoCase. STEPWELL COVER The stepwell cover can be extended to cover the stepwell area and increase usable floor space in the front of the coach while the entrance door is not in use. CAUTION Stay clear of the entrance step area when the step cover is being extended or retracted. Loose clothing may also catch on components of the mechanism when entering or exiting the coach. Personal injury and/or property damage may result. Emergency Retract Feature The step cover is equipped with an Emergency Retract function in event of an emergency exit situation and/or the step cover fails to retract while in the extended position. CAUTION Do not use Emergency Retract feature unless necessary for emergency. Operation of the Emergency Retract feature will cause the step cover to become non-functional until the cable mechanism is reconnected by your dealer. Step Cover shown in extended position Press and hold the Step Cover switch on the passenger sidewall armrest. Release when the step has extended or retracted fully. 12-6 An emergency cable release is connected to a black plastic snap-in plate labeled ‘Emergency Retract’ located at the front edge of the step cover. To release the step cover for exit emergency, remove the black plastic plate by pulling it upward and to the side. A bead-chain is attached to the black plastic cover and as you remove it, the chain will pull the release allowing you to manually push the cover in. SECTION 12 MISCELLANEOUS Lift snap-in plate from front edge of step cover. If the window will not open after three or more full turns of the knob, the glass may be stuck to the sealing gasket. Go to the outside of the coach and gently free the glass with your fingers. A periodic light dusting of talcum powder on the gasket should prevent this from recurring. Horizontal Slider Windows Swing the latch handle straight out from the window. Grasp the sliding window edge frame and slide the window to the side. Be sure the latch is open before trying to slide the window closed. Pull chain to release step mechanism and manually slide step cover back. WINDOWS Crank-Out Windows Vertical Slider Windows Turn the crank-out knob clockwise to open window; counterclockwise to close. Do not use excessive force on the knob to open or lock into closed position. This could cause permanent damage to the crank mechanism. When closing the window, crank the window in snugly, then back off 1/4 turn to help avoid glass warping which can result in wind noise. Vertical windows have spring-loaded catches on both sides of the window that pop out to hold the window in its fully raised position. Press the catches outward toward the frames while lowering the window. 12-7 SECTION 12 MISCELLANEOUS Care and Storage: • • Vertical Window Catches INTERIOR SOLAR/PRIVACY SCREEN The interior solar/privacy screen provides excellent protection from heat, glare and damaging UV rays, as well as superior daytime privacy. The interior installation not only improves the exterior appearance of your coach – it also eliminates direct exposure of the screen to the elements, which preserves the appearance and useful life of the screen. Installation When you are ready to use your Solar/Privacy Screen, remove it from the storage sleeve and unroll it. • Starting at the passenger side of the coach, feed the screen into the track located at the front edge of the cockpit headliner at the top of the windshield. • Center the screen side-to-side for proper fit. • At the bottom where the screen touches the dash, roll the screen in towards the coach interior. Make any final adjustments by smoothing wrinkles toward the edges with your hand and pulling the screen gently. NOTE: There may be some temporary wrinkles in the screen from being rolled up in the storage sleeve. However, once exposed to direct sunlight, virtually all wrinkles caused from being rolled up will go away within a short period of time after being installed. • • Always roll your screen for storage. NEVER, EVER FOLD! (If your screen is folded it may develop permanent creases.) Always place the screen inside the special storage sleeve provided and store the screen on TOP of all other items in a compartment to prevent creasing. DO NOT store any items on top of the screen. If any cleaning is ever necessary, use only regular detergent and water along with a soft brush to remove any dirt or stains. Allow the screen to air-dry after washing before storing. NEVER use ArmorAll® or other ‘protectant’ type products on your screen. These types of products could damage the material. POWER ROOF VENT – GALLEY The 3-speed turbine vent is controlled by a switch on the wall to raise or lower the dome. The fan will start automatically as the vent is raised and stop as the vent is lowered. There is also a thermostat near the OnePlace monitor panel which can be set to automatically open and close the vent at a selected temperature. • 12-8 Fan Speed Selector Fuse Fan On/Off Switch Manual Dome Crank Power Ventilator SECTION 12 MISCELLANEOUS The fan speed switch on the fan allows you to adjust the amount of circulation you need at any time. The fan on/off switch lets you turn the fan off if you prefer the vent dome raised without the fan running. Fan On/Off Switch Fuse Fan Speed Selector Thermostat The thermostat lets you set the temperature at which you want the vent to open and exhaust room air. Manual Dome Crank Power Ventilator Further Information See the power vent manufacturer’s operating instructions supplied in your InfoCase. The fan speed selector on the fan allows you to adjust the amount of circulation you need at any time. The fan on/off switch lets you turn the fan off if you prefer the vent dome raised without the fan running. Further Information POWER ROOF VENT – BATH The 3-speed turbine vent fan is controlled by a switch on the wall. The vent dome is raised and lowered using the Dome Crank knob on the fan. The fan will start automatically as the vent is raised and stop as the vent is lowered. See the power vent manufacturer’s operating instructions supplied in your InfoCase. TOOL AND LADDER STORAGE The roof ladder extension and various supplied tools are stored in clips on the walls of one or two of the exterior storage compartments. The following photo(s) show typical tools and arrangements. NOTE:Actual locations of items and features may vary depending on equipment and storage compartment configuration of your model. Your model may not be equipped with all items shown and some items may not be available on your model. 12-9 SECTION 12 MISCELLANEOUS • Never ignore warning labels or weight limits defined on your ladder. The following warning label is located on or near the ladder: WARNING Do not exceed 225 lbs. maximum weight capacity. Misuse of ladder could result in death or serious injury. See Operators Manual before using ladder. • • Roof Ladder Extension Awning Tool • • • • Air Hose Folding Step Ladder optional ROOF LADDER –If Equipped The ladder provided on your motor home is for limited access to the roof of your coach. If you are working on your roof, create an environment that provides safety as a first priority. Before Using the Ladder • • Inspect the ladder to make sure it is not damaged. Never use a damaged ladder. Keep the rungs of the ladder clean and dry while in use. Never use the ladder when it is raining, snowing or icy. The rungs can become slippery. Do not step onto the rungs if the rungs are wet, or if your shoes are wet or carry mud or debris that could result in a loss of footing. 12-10 • • Maximum Capacity: 225 lbs. Do not overload. Ladder is intended for one person. Make sure you are physically capable to safely use the ladder. Strength, flexibility and stability are required. Be aware that the vehicle may sway as you climb the ladder. Do not use the ladder in high winds. As you climb the ladder, grasp the side rails firmly and always use both hands. Keep your body centered between the side rails. Do not over-reach. Always store the ladder extension when not in use. Never allow children on the ladder. Do not transport items anchored to the ladder. You could damage the ladder. SECTION 12 MISCELLANEOUS To Use the Ladder Extension: • • • C-Shaped Retainer Brackets Ladder Support Ladder Extension (typical) • • • • Lower the extension into place and pull downward to ‘seat’ the retainers onto the ladder rung. Make sure retainer brackets are properly engaged onto ladder rung before using ladder. Reverse steps to remove and store. Remove extension from storage clips in cargo compartment. Unfold the ladder support and pin into place as indicated on the following photo. Hold the ladder extension horizontally with the ladder support pointing downward. Slide the open ends of the C-shaped retainer brackets over the lowest ladder rung as shown in the following photo. STORAGE COMPARTMENT DOORS The high-density gaskets used on the exterior storage compartments are designed to provide a more positive seal against dust and weather. Sometimes this seal firmness can inhibit complete latching of the compartment doors if they are simply ‘dropped shut’ or closing force is applied only to the center of the door. To ensure that exterior storage compartment doors have latched properly, press firmly on the bottom edges of the doors with the palms of your hands. If the door is ajar you will hear and feel a loud ‘click’ when the latches engage properly. POWER AWNING –If Equipped The awning control switch is on the switch panel just inside the entrance door. Wind Sensor Auto-Retract Feature If the Wind Sensor is activated, the system will automatically retract the awning when the wind speed becomes strong enough to be a threat to the awning. 12-11 SECTION 12 MISCELLANEOUS The awning control box is located on a wall in an exterior storage compartment. The Wind Sensor switch is on the inboard end of the control box. AIR HOSE –If Equipped For convenience, your coach is supplied with a 50-foot quick-connect air hose that you can use for inflating tires or sports and camping equipment if needed. The hose is located in one of the exterior storage compartments. NOTE: Inflation or blowing attachments are not supplied and must be obtained separately. Air hose in exterior compartment The quick-connect coupler is located behind the hood panel at the front end of the vehicle. Instructions for connection and disconnection are shown on the label at the coupler. Wind Sensor Control Switch on inboard end of control box. NOTE: If the awning will not retract using the switch it may be manually cranked in using the crank rod stored in one of the exterior storage compartments. The crank hooks into a loop at the rearward end of the awning. Further Information For complete operating instructions, refer to the manufacturer’s information provided in your InfoCase. 12-12 Quick-connect air coupler and air pressure gauge at front end of coach The air is supplied by the chassis air brake/ suspension system air tank. The pressure gauge near the quick connector indicates air pressure available for use. SECTION 12 MISCELLANEOUS When the air pressure is less than what you need to inflate an item, you must start the coach engine to activate the system air compressor to refill the tank. EFFECTS OF PROLONGED OCCUPANCY Your motor home was designed primarily for recreational use and short term occupancy. If you expect to occupy your coach for an extended period, be prepared to deal with condensation and humid conditions that may be encountered. Humidity and Condensation Moisture condensing on the inside of windows is a visible indication that there is too much humidity inside the coach. Excessive moisture can cause water stains or mildew which can damage interior items such as upholstery and cabinets. When you recognize the signs of excessive moisture and condensation in your coach, you should take immediate action to minimize their effects. You can help reduce excessive moisture inside the motor home by taking the following steps: Ventilate with outside air: Partially open one or more windows and a roof vent to circulate outside air through the coach. In cold weather, this ventilation may increase use of the furnace, but it will greatly reduce the condensation inside the coach. Minimize moisture released inside the coach: Run the range hood fan while cooking, and open a bath vent while bathing or showering to carry water vapor out of the coach. Avoid making steam from boiling water excessively or letting hot water run. Avoid bringing extra moisture into the coach by way of soaked clothing or snow on shoes. Do not hang-dry wet overcoats or clothing inside the coach. 12-13 120-Volt AC System .................................... 6-1 120-Volt Circuit Breakers ............................ 6-4 120-Volt Receptacles (Outlets) .................... 6-4 12-Volt DC System ...................................... 6-7 12-Volt House Circuit Breakers ................ 6-10 2007 New Vehicle Limited Warranty .......... 1-7 About this Manual ....................................... 1-1 Air Conditioner Filter ................................ 4-13 Air Hose ................................................... 12-12 Audio-Video System Basic Operation ......... 8-1 Auto Air Conditioner/Heater ..................... 3-15 Automotive 12-Volt Circuit Breakers ........ 3-22 Auxiliary Battery Disconnect Switch .......... 6-8 Bathroom ................................................... 11-8 Battery Access ............................................. 6-8 Battery Boost Switch ................................. 3-15 Battery Care ................................................. 6-9 Battery Information ...................................... 6-7 Bedroom Radio/CD/DVD Player ................ 8-7 Cabinetry .................................................... 11-7 Car or Trailer Towing ................................ 12-3 Carbon Monoxide Alarm ............................. 2-2 Carbon Monoxide Warning ......................... 2-2 Care of Appliques and Decals ................... 11-3 CB Radio Power Wiring ............................ 3-17 Central Air Conditioner ............................. 4-13 Central Vacuum Cleaner ............................ 4-16 Central Water Filtration System .................. 7-5 Chassis Battery Cutoff Switch ................... 3-22 Chassis Diagnostic Connectors ................ 11-11 Chassis Fuses and Relays ........................ 11-12 Chassis Service and Maintenance ............ 11-11 Checking Hydraulic Oil Level ................... 10-7 Child Restraints ............................................ 3-3 Coach Maintenance Chart ........................ 11-13 Compact Disc Changer ................................ 8-3 Couch Bed Conversion ................................ 9-4 Day/Nighter Pleated Blinds – Care/Adjustment ..................................... 11-9 Day/Nighter Pleated Blinds ......................... 9-5 Defrost Fans ............................................... 3-16 Dinette/Bed Conversion ............................... 9-2 Dishwasher ................................................. 4-15 Disinfecting Your Fresh Water System ....... 7-6 Doors and Windows ................................... 11-9 Driving Safety .............................................. 2-1 DVD Home Theater System ........................ 8-2 Effects of Prolonged Occupancy ............. 12-13 Electric Entrance Step ................................ 12-5 Electrical Cautions ....................................... 6-1 Electrical Generator ..................................... 6-5 Electronic Compass and Outside Thermometer ............................................ 3-8 Electronic Thermostat ................................ 4-10 Emergency Exits .......................................... 2-4 Emergency Information ............................... 1-6 Energy Management System (EMS) ........... 4-6 Engine Access ............................................ 3-18 Engine Block Heater .................................. 3-18 Engine Brake System ................................. 3-10 Engine Cooling System ............................. 3-21 Engine Overheat .......................................... 2-7 Exterior Automotive Paint Finish .............. 11-2 Exterior Entertainment Center ..................... 8-7 Exterior Shower / Wash Station ................... 7-7 External Power Cord .................................... 6-1 Filling the Fuel Tank .................................. 3-18 Fire Extinguisher .......................................... 2-3 Formaldehyde Information .......................... 2-5 Fresh Water System ..................................... 7-1 Front Axle Tire Alignment .......................... 1-2 Front End Masks and Paint Damage .......... 11-4 Front Service Access (Hood) ..................... 3-22 Fuel Selection ............................................ 3-17 Fuel/Water Separator ................................. 3-21 Furnace-A/C Thermostat Operation Chart 4-12 Galley Sink ................................................ 11-8 General Slideout Care ................................ 10-8 General Warnings ........................................ 2-1 Generator Slide Out Service Tray ................ 6-7 5 - DASH / AUTO INDEX Index GPS Navigation System ............................... 3-9 Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter .................. 6-5 Hazard Warning Flashers ........................... 3-11 Headlights and Exterior Lights .................. 11-4 Heat Pump .................................................. 4-12 Ice Maker ..................................................... 4-2 In-Dash Radio ............................................ 3-16 Interior Soft Goods .................................... 11-5 Interior Solar/Privacy Screen ..................... 12-8 Inverter/Charger Unit - 2000W .................... 6-3 Jump Starting ............................................... 2-7 Key One Lock System ................................. 3-4 Leveling System ........................................ 10-8 Lights ......................................................... 3-23 Loading the Vehicle ................................... 12-1 Lounge Chair Hoop Base ............................. 9-1 Map Light Switch ...................................... 3-12 Microwave Oven/Range Hood .................... 4-3 Mold, Moisture and Your Motor Home ....... 2-5 Motor Aid Water Heater .............................. 4-8 Mountain Driving ...................................... 3-23 One Place Systems Monitor Panel ............... 4-4 Owner Information ....................................... 1-6 Parking Brakes ........................................... 3-10 Pedal Adjustment ....................................... 3-11 Plastic Parts - Cleaning .............................. 11-4 Power Awning ......................................... 12-11 Power Door Locks ....................................... 3-4 Power Electric Mirrors ................................. 3-5 Power Roof Vent – Bath ............................ 12-9 Power Roof Vent – Galley ......................... 12-8 Power Sunvisors .......................................... 3-8 Pre-Delivery Inspection ............................... 1-2 Preparing Vehicle for Storage .................... 11-9 Pressure-Temperature Relief Valve ............. 4-8 Propane Gas Furnace ................................... 4-9 Propane Gas Leak Detector ......................... 2-1 Propane Gas Pressure Regulator .................. 5-4 Propane Gas Supply ..................................... 5-1 Propane Gas Warnings and Precautions ...... 5-3 Propane Vaporization in Cold Weather ....... 5-5 Radio through Theater Speakers .................. 8-2 Range and Refrigerator .............................. 11-8 Range Top .................................................... 4-2 Rear Furnace ................................................ 4-9 Rearview Monitor System ........................... 3-7 Recommended Sealant Application ......... 11-16 Refrigerator .................................................. 4-1 Refrigerator Service Access Compartment .. 4-2 Removal from Storage ............................. 11-10 Reporting Safety Defects ............................. 1-2 Roadside Emergency ................................... 2-6 Roof ........................................................... 11-1 Roof Ladder ............................................. 12-10 Roof Loading ............................................. 12-1 Safe Use of the Propane Gas System ........... 5-3 Safety Messages Used in this Manual ......... 1-1 Sealants ...................................................... 11-1 Seat Belts ..................................................... 3-2 Seats ............................................................. 3-1 Service and Assistance ................................. 1-2 Shower Hose Vacuum Breaker .................... 7-7 Signal Lever/Headlight Hi/Lo Beam ......... 3-12 Sleep Number® Bed .................................... 9-5 Sleeping Facilities ........................................ 9-2 Slideout Room – Extreme Weather Precaution .................. 10-3 Slideout Room Emergency Retraction Procedures .............................................. 10-4 Slideout Room Operation – Hydraulic ...... 10-1 Slideout Room Troubleshooting ................ 10-4 SmartWheel Steering Wheel Control System .................................................... 3-12 Smoke Alarm ............................................... 2-3 Sofa/Sleeper ................................................. 9-4 Solar Charger Panel ..................................... 4-6 Solid Surface Countertop ........................... 11-7 Specifications and Capacities ...................... 1-4 Starting and Stopping Engine .................... 3-18 Steering Column Adjustment ..................... 3-12 Stepwell Cover ........................................... 12-6 Storage Compartment Doors ................... 12-11 Suspension Alignment and Tire Balance ... 3-23 Table and Chairs .......................................... 9-1 Index Tile and Grout Care ................................... 11-7 Tires ........................................................... 3-23 Toilet ............................................................ 7-7 Tool and Ladder Storage ............................ 12-9 Towing Guidelines ..................................... 12-4 Trailer Wiring Connector ........................... 12-4 TV Antenna – Motorized ............................. 8-4 TV Cable, Portable Satellite Dish, and Phone Hook-ups (Input) ...................................... 8-6 TV Digital Satellite System – Automatic .... 8-5 TV Digital Satellite System – In-Motion ..... 8-6 TV Signal Amplifier .................................... 8-4 TV-Ignition Switch Interlock – Front .......... 8-1 Underbody ................................................. 11-1 Utility Light ............................................... 7-10 Vehicle Information Center ......................... 3-9 Video Selection System ............................... 8-1 Washer/ Dryer ............................................ 4-14 Waste Water System .................................... 7-8 Water Drain Valves ................................... 7-10 Water Heater - Gas/ Electric ........................ 4-7 Water Heater Bypass Winterization Valve 7-11 Water Pump ................................................. 7-2 Water System Drain Valve Locations ....... 7-19 Weighing Your Loaded Vehicle ................ 12-1 Windows .................................................... 12-7 Windshield Washers and Wipers ............... 3-22 Winterizing Optional Appliances .............. 7-16 Wood Furniture and Cabinetry .................... 9-6