2 – Perseo Manual

 

PERSEO MANUAL

 

 

 


A. INTRODUCTION

 

We suggest that you get to know your new camping car by reading this manual, and hope that you are fully satisfied with it.

This Benimar user’s manual gives you all the information you need about the equipment in the living compartment and precautions to be taken and instructions to be followed in using it.

For information about the basic chassis, please refer to the instructions and recommendations given by the manufacturer.

Your dealer will also be pleased to advise you and share his experience with you.

Do not hesitate to call him for any reason.

Good reading and happy motoring!

B. PREPARATION BEFORE LEAVING

A camping car has two separate parts; firstly the basic vehicle or carrier that provides the transport, and secondly the living compartment in which you will spend your holidays.
You should make a few standard verifications on both of these components before leaving.

1. CARRIER PREPARATION:

You should make the same verifications on the carrier before you leave as you would normally do for your car. This includes routine verifications, namely checks on the levels of your engine oil, cooling circuit water, windscreen washer fluid, and that all parking lights and indicators are working, without forgetting to adjust the two outside rear view mirrors that are very useful considering the width of the vehicle. It is very important to check the level of the electrolyte in batteries that contain electrolyte (see chapter on battery maintenance).
Obviously, the tyre pressures should be checked.

2. PREPARING THE LIVING COMPARTMENT (outside):

The first thing to do before you leave is to switch on the electricity power supply to the living compartment. A motor home has two batteries, one supplying the carrier (engine) and a second supplying the electrics in the living compartment.
Depending on which model you chose, this battery may either be in the engine compartment, or under the front passenger seat or in the rear compartment.
The motorhome is further prepared for use by positioning the gas bottles (2 13kg bottles, PROPANE only; one bottle only on certain models) in an externally-accessed watertight locker. Gas bottles must be turned off when vehicle is in motion…
Gas cylinders must be turned off while travelling. Pictograms are placed in the appropriate location to remind you of this. (fig.1).

The clean water tank is filled through an external orifice marked by a specially identifiable pictogram to distinguish it from the fuel tank on your basic vehicle.
Any covers or plugs on air intakes or orifices on all household appliances should be removed.
Blanking pieces for the refrigerator grills are supplied as an option by your sales outlet.
The WC cassette also needs to be put into service by adding a dose of the appropriate chemical without forgetting to add little water. This operation is done through the outside door (access flap), but can also be done very easily from inside the living compartment.
When you have finished all operations outside your camping car, you can start the operations to be done inside the living compartment.

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3. PREPARING THE LIVING COMPARTMENT (inside):

 

The first thing to do is to switch on the electrical circuit on the control panel.
Check that the water pump is working and purge any air in the circuit, for example by carefully opening the kitchen taps. All air is purged when water starts flowing. Do the same thing for the cold water and hot water circuits which are independent.
Air also needs to be purged in the gas circuit. Open the cylinder in the outside compartment, then open the red supply valves to the various appliances. Purge by opening the heater supply valve and switching the gas on. You will know that there is no more air in the circuit when it starts working (flame). Your preparation operations will be finished when the water and gas are both working.
Please refer to chapter XI for operation of each appliance.

C.  CARRYING PASSENGERS

The number of authorized seated positions in your camping car when driving on the road is marked on the registration certificate. Passengers must travel seated at the places shown (pictogram) and safety belts must be attached on seats facing the road. The same applies to seats with their back to the road which are fitted with safety belts.
Equipment, accessories and conveniences in the living area of the camping car are designed for use when the vehicle is stationary only.
This is particularly the case for the extensible television support which is only usable after vehicle total stop.
Their use while the vehicle is in motion may contravene road regulations and introduce risks about which the user should be aware. Similarly, unexpected movements of the vehicle can make standing people fall over. Therefore, the driver and passengers should evaluate these risks in each case.
The manufacturer cannot be held responsible for incidents or accidents occurring while the camping car is in motion.

 

D.  LOADS

 

 

The camping car is a mobile home so everyone can lay it out as he or she wishes, but some rules have to be respected; these can be summarized as two main rules.
The first is to keep the center of gravity low. This is a question of safety to improve the road holding of your camping car. You simply need to keep the weight low, in other words put everything heavy in the lower compartments and lightweight articles in the top cupboards.
The second rule is the maximum authorised loaded weight. This is noted directly on the motor-caravan’s registration certificate. You must respect this limit by reducing your load, simply by eliminating everything that is superfluous. Furthermore, do not exceed maximum authorised load on the front and rear axles, and ensure that the load is spread as evenly as possible in relation to the vehicle’s axis (when vehicle is fully loaded, including people).
The maximum permitted loads on each axle are given on the living compartment identification plate. If you have a roof rack and would like to use it to transport lightweight equipment (see centre of gravity problem), make sure your load is tied down firmly and protect your roof from rubbing and other potential damage to the roof covering (aluminium plate or polyester skin).
Inside, use the storage areas provided to put your clothes and other utensils, and when in motion everything must be fixed perfectly in position with cupboard doors closed and locked.

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E.  METHACRYLATE WINDOWS

Our living compartments are fitted with windows made of methacrylate (plastic). Some of these windows open directly outwards, consequently they must be closed when the camping car is traveling on the road.
Sliding windows are often fitted to the rear of the motor caravan, or on the side opposite the living area door.
It is highly recommended to avoid using an aerosol near the windows (to prevent rings appearing). These windows must be cleaned EXCLUSIVELY with water and mild soap.
Never use any detergents, even routine household products, particularly if they are based on hydrocarbon and alcohol (risk of reducing the transparency of the windows).

F.  DRIVING

1. GENERAL – OVERTAKING

A camping car is driven in much the same way as a car. However, the vehicle is larger (both in height and in width) and heavier; therefore acceleration is not the same.
Therefore the most important point is the size and you must respect road signs about size, particularly signs that control the height, width and maximum weight; your vehicle weighs more than 2 T.
For the width, note that if your rear view mirrors pass, everything will pass.

 

 

2. PRECAUTIONS – SIGNALLING


Avoid the following dangers:
– Underground car parks.
– Some service stations, which may have superstructures that are too low.
– Shop signs that project over the road.
– Tree branches that hang over the road.
– Passages under porches.
– Narrow roads.
And do not forget speed humps and level crossings.
If you park in reverse gear, do not keep going until the wheels touch the pavement, the overhang at the back can be long, so watch the back of your camping car.
When driving, take care with the length on tight turns and do not hesitate to give yourself a little extra room.

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G. EURO-RELAIS STATION

These stations are provided specially for camping car enthusiasts. It is fairly easy to find them, since all specialised press magazines print frequently updated guides telling you where to find them.
You can fill up with water in these stations, and also and especially you can empty your waste water and the WC cassette. Obviously, you should always leave the station clean for the next user.

H. PARKING MANOUVERS

Some of our models are fitting with a parking detector, an ideal aid for demanding motor caravanners.
The parking detector informs the driver of the distance of an obstacle by means of an audible signal, which makes parking safer. The system is automatically activated as soon as reverse gear is engaged.

1. Operation :

The parking detector emits ultrasonic sound waves that are reflected by an obstacle and generates an audible signal. The exact detection of the distance of an obstacle renders parking maneuvers easier, even in restricted spaces. The frequency of the ultrasonic sound waves has been chosen to avoid interference and discomfort to people and pet animals.

2. Signaling :


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In some circumstances the system may fail to detect or incorrectly signal obstacles:
– an obstacle with a complex shape, with hollows or projections;
– an obstacle that is very smooth and reflective (glass and mirrors), especially if it is located almost parallel to the motor caravan body.

Important remarks:
This system is exclusively an aid to the driver and must never be considered to be infallible. You must always take care and use your judgment.
Carry out parking maneuvers at low speed in order to ensure your own safety and that of others.
Stop your vehicle when audible signaling starts, to take into account the effects of inertia.
Regularly check that the detectors operate correctly and clean them carefully.
In the event of rain, snow, or ice, the sensitivity of the detectors can be temporarily reduced by up to 20%. Take even more care in these conditions.

When you have found a place where you would like to park, use your rear view mirrors when reversing, and do not hesitate to ask someone to help.
You should always take at least two wooden planks for your rear jacks (*) to keep them perfectly stable, and you should put them on the ground under the jack. The jacks are only designed to keep your camping car steady and stop it moving while you walk inside, never use them to correct a cross slope and certainly not as a jack for changing a wheel.
(*) fitted as standard on some models and as an option on others.
Make sure that the floor of your motor home is perfectly horizontal to ensure the correct operation of all the functions in your motor home’s living compartment.

I. THE CAMPING CAR DRIVER’S CHARTER

As with all types of vehicles, you need to follow the highway code when driving a camping car. You must respect traffic rules applicable to private cars.

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In town centers or suburban areas, you should park your camping car:

– in areas with low population density
– where it will not obstruct visibility and access to shops
– so that it does not hinder traffic.

When staying in your camping car in this type of area:

– Do not have anything projecting outside the vehicle
– Do not cause any nuisance for neighbors
– Do not monopolize public areas
– Take care that your pets do not make a mess outside.
– Drain waste water into appropriate locations such as special service areas, stands, public or private toilets, etc.
– Do not empty your waste water into rain water drain pipes (gullies) since not all of them are connected to a treatment plant.
– All water drain taps must be closed when traveling. – Put domestic garbage in bags and leave the bags in locations provided for them

Applying all these principals will make for good neighborliness, help to protect the environment so that you can expect a warm welcome wherever you go.

J. OPERATION OF APPLIANCES

1. ELECTRICITY POWER SUPPLY

General:

The electrical energy necessary for your lighting and for operation of all household appliances, water pump, WC, etc. in your living compartment is provided by a 12 volt battery (2 on certain models).
All extra batteries are installed in addition to the basic vehicle battery.
A coupling relay is installed between the two batteries:

when traveling, this relay couples the two batteries together so that they are recharged simultaneously
when you are not traveling, it « separates » the two batteries. If your living compartment battery should be completely discharged, you can still start up the engine in your vehicle.

The battery(ies) of living compartment is(are) located :

generally inside a special box in a rear comportment of the camping car.
under the front passenger seat

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Additional battery:

Traditional battery with liquid electrolyte, in which the electrolyte level should be checked regularly and topped up with distilled water when necessary.
Leisure vehicles are unlike most private cars in that they have long periods in which they are not used.
The natural phenomenon by which batteries discharge slowly and regularly means that they are often in a deep discharge situation.
It has been observed that only a very small percentage of batteries are capable of accepting charge and therefore operating satisfactorily, starting from this deep discharge condition.
In order to avoid this situation, you MUST;

either take out your batteries after charging them and storing them protected from frost.
or leave the vehicle connected to the 220 V mains supply so that the living compartment and carrier batteries (kept charged during periods when they are not being used).
or at least for short periods (1 or 2 weeks), disconnect the batteries and leave them in position after recharging them.

Because of changing and varying use condition of your living compartment battery, its guarantee is excluded of global guarantee.
In the event that an auxiliary battery is replaced, the new battery must be of the same type and capacity as the auxiliary battery originally installed.
Battery level alarm:
A buzzer is installed on certain models.

 

 

2. CONTROL AND INSTRUMENTATION PANEL

 


Two types of control and instrumentation panels are used on the different models in our range, and are usually located close to the kitchen unit.

Model PC 100

On this model there are three control switches, namely:

Switch A:

The main power switch. The LED above the switch flashes to indicate that the battery is discharged and the low-voltage system is in operation.

 

Switch B:

Awning light switch when applicable. This switches off automatically when the base vehicle engine is switched on. An orange LED next to the switch indicates that it is switched on. It is controlled by the main switch.

 

Switch C:

Water pump control switch. An orange LED next to the switch indicates that it is on. It is controlled by the main switch.

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Visual checks

You can carry out a number of checks using the knobs to the left of the control panel:

Switch 1 :

When you press this button, you will see the clean water tank level with LEDS (mark 5).

 

Switch 2 :

Control button of the living compartment battery (B2). When you press this button, you will see the living compartment battery charge level with LEDS (markl2).

 

Switch 3 :

Control button of your basic vehicle battery (B1). When you press this button, you will see the vehicle battery charge with LEDS (mark 12).

 

Switch 4 :

Shows the test of clean water tank level, the winking is the empty tank alarm .

 

Switch 5 :

LEDS of control of clean water tank level.

 

Switch 6 :

Waste water tank signalling winking LED, lights up when the tank is 3/4 full.

 

Switch 7 :

This LED lights up when the waste water tank is full. This is an additional information for the alarm mark 6.

 

Switch 8 :

This LED lights up when your living compartment battery is charged with help of the basic vehicle alternating-current generator (vehicle battery end living compartment battery are associated for charge by alternator).

 

Switch 9 :

Vehicle battery test B1. Winks when the vehicle battery is discharged.

 

Switch 10 :

Living compartment battery test B2. Winks when the living compartment battery is discharged.

 

Switch 11 :

This LED lights up when 220V network is connected with the EEC 17 plug.

 

Switch 12 :

LEDS Voltmeter controlling vehicle(B1) and living compartment (B2) batteries voltage.

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CONTROL AND INSTRUMENTATION PANEL MODEL PC 100

FUSES (Fig. 2)

 

1.

 

5A

fuse for external light supply.

 

2.

 

10A

fuse for water pump supply.

 

3.

 

3A

fuse for boiler or combined heater unit supply.

 

4.

 

20A

fuse for “A” light group supply.

 

5.

 

20A

fuse for “B” light group supply.

 

6.

 

30A

fuses for 12V AES and absorption refrigerator power supply.

 

7.

 

20A

fuse for auxiliary supply (solar panel load limiter) + continuous 12Vfor living compartment battery. Switch A is inoperative.

 

8.

 

25A

fuse for electric running board

 

9.

 

3A

fuse for relighting the (gas) fridge and safety valve for combined heater unit + continuous 12V.

LOW VOLTAGE CONTROL

An electronic device cuts off all 12V power supplies when the service battery drops to the minimum voltage of 10V.

The battery cell must have a minimum threshold of 11 V to be reactivated.

 

3. CONTROL AND INSTRUMENTATION PANEL MODEL PC 200

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As for the PC 100 TR, which is fitted to the other models in our range, there are 4 control switches on this model, namely:

Mark A:

Main power supply switch.

 

Mark B:

Awning light switch. This is automatically switched off when the basic vehicle engine is started. A LED next to the knob shows that it is switched on.

 

Mark C:

Water pump switch. A LED next to the control knob shows that it is switched on.

Visual checks

 

You can carry out a number of checks from this panel, as detailed below.

Mark 1:

Inside/outside temperature control button and clock settin. Information are located on the digital display (mark 4).

Mark 2:

Vehicle battery (B1) and living compartment battery (B2) control button. When press this button a first time, you will see the living compartment battery charge level on the central display mark 4 and mark 7 will show a living compartment. When you press this button a second time, you will see the vehicle battery voltage and mark 6 will show a chassis. In order to show that it deals with a Volt voltage, mark 14 shows “U”. You can set the clock too with this button.

Mark 3:

Control knob showing levels in liters in clean and waste water tanks. Pressing this knob displays the number of liters in the central screen mark 4, whilst mark 14 indicates L for liters. Indicator light 12 is lit for clean water. The figure indicates the number of liters in the tank. Pressing the knob a second time accesses information on the waste water tank. Indicator light 13 is lit to show that waste water is being checked.

 

Mark 4 :

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Shows the number of liters which can still be held in this tank.

 

Marks 5 and 8 are lit when the carrier and living compartment batteries are put in parallel when the engine is started.

Your living compartment is connected to the 220V supply when mark 10 is lit up.

Mark 11 is lit when the voltage drops to its minimum (10V) before cutting out. You should charge the living compartment battery.

Mark 12 flashing is warning you that you clean water tank is almost empty.

Mark 13 flashing is warning you that your waste water tank is almost full. Inside and outside temperatures are displayed by mark 4 (I for inside and E for outside at mark 14).

The inside temperature sensor is on the living compartment door and the outside temperature sensor is underneath the floor.

FUSES

 

1.

 

5A

fuse for external light supply.

 

2.

 

10A

fuse for water pump supply.

 

3.

 

3A

fuse for combined heater unit supply, which depends on the main switch.

 

4.

 

20A

fuse for “A” light group supply.

 

5.

 

20A

fuse for “B” light group supply, which depends on the main switch.

 

6.

 

20A

fuse for 12V automatic power switching or absorption fridge supply.

 

7.

 

20A

fuse for auxiliary supply (solar panel load limiter).

 

8.

 

25A

fuse for electric running board.

 

9.

 

3A

fuse for relighting the (gas) fridge and safety valve for combined heater unit

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4. FOOD SAFETY

Warning about the use of your refrigerator:

When storing your food, be particularly careful about the special conditions of use of a refrigerator located in a vehicle. The conditions inside the vehicle are indeed changing a lot depending on:

– The weather conditions

– The high temperature inside the vehicle especially if the vehicle is parked in the sun. The temperature may then reached 50°C.

– The use of the 12 V source during a long trip.

– The refrigerator being located behind a window facing the sun.

Under those circumstances, the refrigerator may not keep the temperature lower enough for the food preservation (especially highly perishable food). List of highly perishable food : meat, fish, poultry, pork butchery precooked dish and all the products which need to be stored at 4°C max.

Always remember:

 

 

– Wrap up separately raw food and cook food in aluminium or plastic wrap.

– Don’t remove the packing if useful information about the product are written on.

– Don’t leave refrigerated products outside the refrigerator too long.

– Put the products that have to be eaten first in the front of the refrigerator.

– Put left-overs in sealed boxes an eat them rapidly.

– Wash your hands carefully before touching any food and before eating.

– Wash regularly your refrigerator. Use soap and water to wash it and bleach to rinse.

The use by date appears as follow: “Use by…” followed by the date or the information to know where the date appears on the labelling. See the chapters in the refrigerator instructions concerning cleaning and storage of foodstuffs.

Please keep the instructions carefully.

If others use the refrigerator, please enclose the instructions.

 

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5. DOMETIC REFRIGERATORS

Our products are fitted with several different refrigerator models. The following is an overview of their operation. If you would like further information, please refer to the instructions written by the manufacturer of the refrigerator located inside your vehicle

■ Usage

The refrigerator may operate 230 V power supply, 12 V power or on liquified gas. Use the controls A shown in figure 1 to change from one operating mode to another.

 

6. ELECTRICAL OPERATION

2. Mains power

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This option should only be selected where the supply voltage of the connection for power supply corresponds to the value specified on the data plate. Any difference in values may result in damage the appliance.

 

7. GAS OPERATION

•The refrigerator should only be operated using liquid gas (propane, butane). DO not use town gas or natural gas or LPG.

•The use of gas is forbidden in petrol stations and when the vehicle is in motion. Gas appliances are only to be used when the motor caravan is stopped. Disturbances may occur when priming the gas at more than 1,000 m above sea level (this is not a malfunction).

.1. Open the valve of the gas cylinder.

2. Open the shut-off valve to the gas supply.

The ignition process is activated automatically, accompanied by a ticking sound approx. 30 sec. Upon successful ignition, the display LED (C) “Gas” lights yellow. The refrigerator is in function. Use rotary switch (B) to regulate the temperature in the main refrigerator compartment.

 

8. STORING FOOD

Turn the refrigerator on about 12 hours before filling it with food. If possible only put cold foodstuffs inside.

•Always store food in sealed containers, aluminium foil or similar.

•Never put hot food into the refrigerator, always let it cool down first.

•Products that could emit volatile, flammable gases must not be stored in the refrigerator.

•Store quickly perishable foods directly next to the cooling fins. The freezer compartment is suitable for making ice cubes and for short-term storage of frozen food. It is not suitable as a means of freezing foods.

•Do not expose the refrigerator to direct sunlight.

•Take account of the fact that the temperature inside a closed vehicle left in the sun can rise to a high level and affect the refrigerator’s performance.

•Do not obstruct air from circulating around the refrigerator aggregate.

The advice only relates to highly perishable products!

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The temperature indicator and sticker indicate the super-cool area. The indicator shows that the correct temperature has been reached in the desired area. The display shows OK (after about 30 minutes). A lack of display means that the average temperature is this area is too high. Turn the thermostat to lower the temperature inside the refrigerator.

Less perishable items (e.g. fruit juice) may be stored wherever you choose.

The OK display may not appear or may go out after storing fresh food, taking food out.

9. DEFROSTING

As time goes by, frost builds up on the fins. When the layer of frost is about 3mm thick, the refrigerator should be defrosted.

1. Switch off the refrigerator.

2. Remove the ice cube tray and food.

3. Leave the refrigerator door open.

4. After defrosting (freezer compartment and fins free of frost), wipe the cabinet dry with a cloth.

5. Use a cloth to mop up the water from the freezer compartment.

6. Switch the refrigerator back on again. The layer of ice must never be removed forcibly, nor may defrosting be accelerated using a heat source.

Note :

Water thawing in the main compartment of the refrigerator runs into an appropriate container at the back of the refrigerator. From there, the water evaporates.

 

10. DOOR LOCKING

 

11. SWITCHING

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12. WINTER OPERATION

 

1. Check that the ventilation grills and the extractor have not been blocked by snow, leaves or similar..

2. When the outside temperature drops below 8°C, the optional winter protective device must be used. This is available from your sales outlet.

3. Affix the cover and fasten it. It is advisable to use the winter protection when you do not intend to use your vehicle for an extended period (optional).

 

13. MAINTENANCE

 

Works on gas components and electrical installation may only be carried out by authorised personnel. We recommend to contact your Dometic Service Centre.

• EN 1949 stipulates that the appliance’s gas equipment and it’s associated fume system must be inspected after installation and a certificate issued. Afterwards a qualified technician must inspect according to EN 1949 every two years and a certificate issued.

It is the user’s responsibility to arrange for inspections after purchase.

• It is recommended that the gas burner be inspected and cleaned as necessary at least once a year.

 

14. ENERGY-SAVING TIPS

• At an average ambient temperature of approx. 25°C, it is sufficient to operate the refrigerator at the middle thermostat setting (for both gas and mains voltage).

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• Where possible, always store goods that have previously been cooled.

• Do not position the refrigerator in direct sunlight.

• Constant circulation of air must be supplied to, the refrigerator unit.

• Defrost regularly.

• Open the door only for a short time when removinq goods from the refrigerator.

• Run the refrigerator for about 12 hours before filling it.

15. DOMETIC REFRIGERATOR WITH AES

 

A

energy selection switch

 

B

AC/DC gas/electric thermostat

 

C

operating indicator lamps (4 lamps)

 

D

temperature threshold display

 

E

Frame heater switch

 

F

Dimmer lamp (E) to regulate lamp brightness (only accessible when the door is open)

Equipment with automatic energy selection have the “AUTO” function as an extra .

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“AUTO” operation

 

RM7XX5 L models are fitted with an “AUTO”matic function.

Manual operation is possible at any time.

Comments:

The electronic system automatically selects one of the three functions once the engine is running: 230V – 12V – liquefied gas. The optimum energy source is selected to supply your refrigerator.

The automatically-selected energy is displayed by a lamp (e.g. 230 V operation).

230 V operation

 

If the mains voltage is sufficient (> 200 V), this energy source is selected in priority.

12 V operation

 

12 V operation is only selected when the vehicle’s engine is running or if the solar power installation provides sufficient voltage. This takes place via the D+ connection between the alternator and the electronic system or the corresponding signal from the solar regulator.

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Gas operation

 

The refrigerator only operates on gas when the vehicle’s engine is not running and there is insufficient electric supply (voltage < 200 V or no electric supply).

Stopping at a petrol station.

To prevent automatic changeover to gas supply when the vehicle stops for fuel, the electronic system only moves to gas once the engine has been stopped for fifteen minutes. The equipment is on stand-by during this time and only the “AUTO” lamp is lit up.

The use of flame-based equipment is forbidden in petrol stations.

If you spend more than fifteen minutes in the petrol station, you must turn the refrigerator knob to “A” or another energy source.

 

16. THETFORD REFRIGERATOR

Use

 

– Never cover the ventilation grills on the motor home walls. The absorption systems must be well ventilated to operate correctly.

– Any water ingress through the ventilation grills may damage your refrigerator permanently. We recommend great care when washing your motor home. Using the refrigerator is forbidden when the vehicle is moving or when stopping at a petrol station.

SWITCHING ON

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B. The thermostat regulates the refrigerator temperature when it is operating from the mains (230V). The dots indicate the refrigerating power (the larger the dot, the higher the power).

 

C. The gas control knob controls the refrigerator temperature when it is operating on gas. Position 5 indicates the coldest temperature.

 

D. The pilot light controller indicates that the pilot light is lit by moving into the green area.

 

E. When you press this manual ignition button (electrical-piezzo), a spark light the flame into the burner.

Operation on electricity

The refrigerator has two different operating methods on electricity:

WARNING: you should always start and cool down the refrigerator by connecting it to gas or the mains. Running it on the 12 V battery only serves to keep it and the foodstuffs inside it at the correct temperature once it is cold.

– Mains (230V): place the power source selection knob (A) on      

– Adjust the temperature by turning the thermostat knob (B). Bigger is the point higher is the power.

Operation on gas

Beware!

– Flammable material should be kept well away from the refrigerator.

– The gas cylinder must be changed outside, away from any ignition source.

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– It is forbidden to run the refrigerator on gas when travelling. If there should be a fire following an accident this could cause an explosion.

– It is also forbidden to run it on gas in the vicinity of service stations.

1. Open the gas cylinder valve and the gas taps;

2. Set the gas control knob to maximum;

3. Place the power source selection knob (A) on

4.. Ignite the flame:

 

Manual ignition (N80P, N90P, N100P, N110P and N112P):

– Press thermostat (B), and hold it down;

– Press the button several times to ignite manually, leaving an interval of 1-2 seconds;

– Release the gas control knob when the pilot light controller reaches the green area. Repeat the procedure if the pilot light controller does not move into the green area.

Beware!

Never press the gas control knob several times consecutively for more than 30 seconds. If the pilot light does not appear, wait at least five minutes before repeating the operation. Gas could accumulate and result in a fire or explosion if this rule is not observed.

– Set the temperature with thermostat (B). A thicker marking indicates higher power.

 

Electrical ignition (N80E, N90E, N100E, N112E and N145):

– Press thermostat (B), and hold it down.

– Ignition is automatic. You will hear a ticking noise which will stop when the pilot light is alight. The pilot light controller then becomes green and you can release the gas control knob.

– If the pilot light goes out, the ignition process is repeated automatically.

– Set the temperature with thermostat (B). A thicker point indicates higher power.

Turning off

1. Place the power source selection knob (A) on .

2. Turn the gas control knob (C) to position 0 (switched off).

3. The refrigerator is now fully switched off.

SWITCHING ON THE REFRIGERATOR: MODELS N100A AND N145A

 

– Before switching on, it is advisable to clean the inside of the refrigerator.

– When using the appliance for the first time, leave to cool for at least eight hours before putting food inside. – The low-temperature compartment should be cold an hour after switching on the refrigerator.

I. SMART ENERGY SELECTION SYSTEM (SES)

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Models N100A and N145A are equipped with the Smart Energy Selection System. When AUTO mode is selected when switching on, the SES system automatically selects the best of three possible power supplies in the following order of priority:

If an alternative, higher-priority power source becomes available (e.g. you start the vehicle engine), the system switches over to it and cuts off the preceding power source.

If any of the energy sources fail, no problem is indicated as long as another energy source is available. The SES system switches over automatically.

If no power source is available, the operating indicator lamp turns blue, and all the other symbols on the LCD display light up.

The automatic models also leave you the choice of selecting the power source manually.

II. SWITCHING ON THE REFRIGERATOR

Each modification to the settings is saved in the SES system’s memory. The system will therefore start up with the latest settings the next time it is switched on.

A

Main switch (on/off)

 

B

Mode Selection switch

 

C

Temperature Selection switch

 

D

Operating indicator lamps

 

E

LCD display

1. Open the gas cylinder valve.

 

2. Open the gas input taps.

 

3. Press the main switch (A). The operating indicator lamp turns blue, and all the other symbols on the LCD display light up;

 

4 Using Mode Selection, choose the “Auto” function, or the power source of your choice. The LCD display shows the option chosen;

 

5 Using Temperature Selection (C), choose the desired temperature. The indicator lamp shows the setting that you have chosen.

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Use the main switch to turn the refrigerator on or off. The neighboring operating indicator lamp is blue. After 10 seconds, the LCD display backlighting is deactivated. The blue operating indicator lamp remains lit.

A. Press Mode Selection: the backlit LCD display shows the setting for 10 seconds. Afterwards, each successive time you press Mode Selection, you display the menus as follows: AUTO, Manual 12 volts, Manual Gas, Manual Mains (230V), return to AUTO. Choose the “Auto” function, or the power source of your choice. The LCD display shows the option chosen. If you choose AUTO, the system chooses the most suitable power supply and the LCD display shows both AUTO and the symbol for the power supply chosen by the system. The LCD display backlighting is deactivated10 seconds after the Mode Selection button is released.

B . The Cooling Rate selector is used to set the refrigerator temperature. When you press the Cooling Rate selector, the backlighting is activated and the LCD display shows the temperature setting. Each successive time you press the Cooling Rate selector lowers the refrigerator temperature by one position. When the lowest temperature position is reached, pressing the Cooling Rate selector again selects the highest temperature setting once more. The LCD display backlighting is deactivated10 seconds after the Cooling Rate selector is released. lights.

  ELECTRICAL OPERATION

                Electrical operation can be selected in both AUTO and manual mode.

AUTO mode

Mains voltage (230V):

This power supply is selected if the voltage of the energy source is higher than 200V.  a continuous 12V supply is needed for the electronic regulation system to work.

12V direct current:

12V operation is only selected by the SES system if mains voltage (230V) is not available, The vehicle engine is on and the available voltage is higher than 11V.

If there is a failure during electrical operation (230V or 12V), it is not indicated as long as another energy source is available. The system switches over to the power supply with the highest priority.

2. Manually selected electrical operation.

230V Mains:

The indicator lamp warns you when the available power is insufficient or when there is a power failure. If this happens, the indicator lamp starts flashing once a second and the LCD display shows an error code. As soon as power returns or becomes sufficient again, the indicator lamp returns to showing a steady green light.

12V DC:

The indicator lamp warns you when the available power is insufficient or when there is a power failure. If this happens, the indicator lamp starts flashing once a second and the LCD display

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shows an error code. When the engine is restarted, the failure is fixed or the available voltage is sufficient again, the main switch indicator light returns to green.

CAUTION! If your vehicle’s engine is not on, the refrigerator will not automatically switch to another power source if the 12V supply has been manually selected. In this case the refrigerator will not cool down.

GAS OPERATION

Gas operation can be selected in both AUTO and manual mode.

Warning! Inflammable materials must be stored away from the refrigerator.

Consult the sticker inside the refrigerator for type of gas to use.

Consult the sticker inside the refrigerator and the table at the beginning of this manual for pressure regulator information. The type and positioning of the gas cylinder must comply with the latest technical regulations. Ensure that the chosen place for cylinder installation is properly checked and ensure that air vents in the storage area remain open.

The gas cylinder must be changed outside, away from any ignition source.

– It is forbidden to leave the refrigerator in gas-operated mode while the vehicle is in motion.

– It is prohibited to operate the refrigerator on gas in the vicinity of a petrol station.

1. AUTO mode

The system selects gas operation if:

– Mains voltage (230V) is not available,

– The vehicle engine is not on.

If mains electricity is available again or if the vehicles engine is running, the system changes over to the power source with the highest priority when the refrigerator is in AUTO mode.

If, in AUTO mode, the refrigerator switches over from electrical operation (12V) to gas operation, the system will wait about 15 minutes before igniting the gas. The gas control light is on during this  waiting time. This ignition delay is designed to avoid gas operation during refuelling. To override this built-in setting, switch the refrigerator off and immediately back on. When the system selects gas operation, ignition is automatically carried out.

Gas circulates to the burner and is ignited by the electric igniter. If the flame goes out, the gas is automatically and immediately re-ignited.

 

2.Manually-selected gas operation

 

If you manually select gas operation, ignition is carried out automatically.

Gas circulates to the burner and is ignited by the electric igniter. If the flame goes, the gas is automatically and immediately re-ignited.. If a flame cannot be lit within 30 seconds, the supply of gas and the gas operating mode are both stopped. The indicator lamp warns you when the available electrical power is insufficient or when there is a power failure. If this happens, the indicator lamp starts flashing once a second and the LCD display shows an error code. When the system selects gas operation, flame lighting is automatically activated. Gas is supplied to the burner and is ignited by the electric ignition system. If the flame goes out, the gas is immediately ignited again. Gas operating mode can only be reinstalled once the refrigerator has been switched off. When you switch the refrigerator back on and gas operating mode still does not work, the corresponding indicator lamp flashes to warn that gas is not available and the LCD display shows an error code.

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Warning ! It is forbidden to leave the refrigerator in gas operated mode while the vehicle is near a petrol station. If refuelling takes more than 15 minutes, you must switch off the refrigerator using main switch (A).

SWITCHING OFF

– press main switch (A).

– The blue indicator lamp goes out.

– The refrigerator is now completely switched off.

Use the special hook on the door locking mechanism to block it in the open position. This prevents the formation of unpleasant odours and mould.

CAUTION:

The upper section of one large-capacity Thetford refrigerator 180 – has a small compartment above the freezer with a temperature above 12°C, unlike the temperature in its lower section (about 5°C).

Only place items able to withstand this temperature (wine, water, etc.) in this compartment. Meat, fish and other perishable foods must be stored in the lower refrigerator section.

Maintenance

 

Your refrigerator requires regular maintenance if it is to function correctly.

Cleaning :

After defrosting is a good opportunity to clean your refrigerator.

– Wipe it with a soft cloth and a mild cleaning product;

– Clean it with a soft, damp cloth;

– Use a brush or cloth to remove the dust from the refrigerating element inside the refrigerator once a year.

Defrosting :

Ice forms gradually on the refrigerating element of your refrigerator which should be defrosted as soon as the layer of ice is 3 mm thick. The ice reduces your refrigerator’s cooling abilities and service life.

Remove the ice tray and all foodstuffs;

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– Switch the refrigerator off as described in the chapter “Switching off”

– Leave your refrigerator door open;

– Put some dry cloths inside to soak up the water;

– Place containers full of very hot water in the freezer compartment;

– After defrosting (no ice remains in the freezer compartment or on the refrigerating element)remove the cloths and water containers. Dry the refrigerator with a cloth;

– Switch the appliance back on.

WARNING:

– Under no circumstances should you remove the ice layer by force or using a sharp object.

– Do not attempt to speed up the defrosting process by using a heating device, such as an electric

hair-dryer.

Use in Winter:

When you are using your refrigerator with outside temperatures below freezing, it is advisable to install Thetford winter protection on the ventilation grids which acts as a barrier to the cold air. Winter protection is one of a range of accessories for your refrigerator available from your dealer. The winter protective device is an optional accessory for your refrigerator, which can be obtained from your sales outlet.

Hint!

We also recommend using the winter protection when your vehicle is not being used for an extended period of time,

 

 

Gas device maintenance

Maintenance and inspection of the gas device and electrical elements should be carried out by a qualified person. We recommend that this is carried out in a customer service centre. We recommend that this maintenance is carried out by an approved Thetford service centre

WARNING:

 

In accordance with European  regulations in force regarding gas devices and combustible products evacuation, the following rules should be taken into account. They are the user’s responsibility: – the gas system and its exhaust gas outlets must be inspected before being used for the first time, then inspected annually.

– liquefied gas appliances must be checked annually. A certificate is issued after this check.

– the burner should be cleaned at least once a year, more frequently if necessary

Temporary disuse

You should observe the following instructions when you do not intend to use your refrigerator for an extended period:

– Remove all foodstuffs ;

 

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– Switch the refrigerator off ;

– Clean it following the recommendations in the paragraph “Cleaning”;

– Close the refrigerator gas supply tap ;

– Keep the door ajar using the small hook specially incorporated into the locking mechanism (disuse) ;

– Fit the winter protective device to the ventilation grills (option).

17. GAS OVEN

The appliance can only be used for cooking and must never be used as a heater. Use of this appliance can generate heat and humidity. This means that proper ventilation of the kitchen must be provided.

Use

To light the oven or grill, the door must be completely open.

The push button must be pressed gently then turned to the left to the lighting position. When the flame has lit, the button must be held down for about 10 seconds. If a grill is fitted, this is lit by turning  the button to the grill position on the right hand side

Stop pressing the button, and turn it to the desired setting. The appliance is fitted with an automatic thermostat for temperatures of up to 250°.

Important :

If the oven or grill fails to light, the entire procedure must be repeated. If the appliance fails to function after 3 attempts, you should contact your sales outlet. Before using the oven for the first time, you must operate it for half an hour at the highest temperature setting.

Cleaning Only clean the oven with cleaning products designed for domestic use.

 

   18. VENTILATED COOKER HOOD

Some of our models are fitted with a cooker hood (fig. 1).

Cooking vapour and smoke are evacuated to the exterior via the discharge pipe, after passing

through the acrylic or aluminium grease retaining filter.

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For correct operation of the hood, periodically check that the pipe connected to the upper or rear part of the hood is not blocked..

Maintenance and cleaning

 

Periodically wash the cooker hood with water and neutral liquid detergent. Do not use either solvents or abrasives. Replace the acrylic filter inside the metal panel (preferably every three months) or wash the aluminium filter, as applicable.

 

WARNING:

 

The accumulation of grease in the filter due to lack of maintenance and cleaning can cause a fire hazard.

Do not flame cook food, or use a chip pan under the cooker hood, as the excessive heat could damage the appliance.

Lighting

The hood may be fitted with light bulbs (max. 40W each) or halogen spotlights (max. 20W each).

To replace light bulbs, just unscrew them after first removing the lower panel. Halogen spotlights are replaced by removing the metal ring that holds the bulb, and pulling out the bulb.

Avoid touching the bulb with your hands, as this could damage them.

 

19. WATER HEATER (BOILER)

Three different types of units are fitted in the various models in our range; simple boilers for production of hot water alone and combined units for the supply of hot water and heating for the living compartment.

If there is any risk of frost, drain the boiler.  The guarantee does not cover any damage by frost.

Boiler

The following describes the user instructions for this appliance. However, you will have been provided with specific instructions for this appliance when your camping car was delivered. It will give you details of how to make the best use of your boiler.

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Filling the water heater:

 

Before starting your water heater for the first time and after draining:

Fig B :

1. Check that the safety / pressure relief valve (14) is closed (lever in the horizontal position). see figure A: position of lever e.

2. Switch the water pump on (main switch or pump switch).

 

3. Open the hot water taps in the washroom or in the kitchen (mixer tap or single control mixer in the « hot » position) until the water heater is full of water, all air has escaped and water is running freely.

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4. If there has been a frost, it is possible that filling will not take place due to an ice plug formed in remaining water. In this case, switch the water heater on (for not more than 2 minutes so that you can fill it. Defrost frozen pipes by heating the living compartment.

 

Fig. B :

Start up

 

Warning: never operate the water heater without water.

 

1. Remove the outside cover from the flue.

 

2. Open the gas cylinder and gas supply pipe taps.

 

3. Switch the water-heater on by placing the selector switch figure (A) onto required temperature (b).

 

4. If the gas pipe is full of air, it will take about one minute before the gas reaches the burner. If the appliance indicates “failure” (red light) repeat the process by switching off the appliance.

Waiting for 5 minutes and then starting again.

Switching off

 

Use control knob (a) to switch your water heater off (fig. A). Fit the chimney cover. Empty the water heater if there is any danger of frost.

If the heater will be shut down for a long period, close the fast closing valve in the gas pipe. Close the gas cylinder valve.

Red « failure » indicating light

 

The red indicating light comes on if there is a failure. Possible reasons include no more gas, air in gas pipes, fault in safety element, etc. To clear the « fault », switch the apparatus off – wait for 5 minutes – and then start again.

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Emptying the water heater

 

(see Fig. B)

 

1.Switch off the electricity power supply to the water pump (main switch or the pump switch).

 

2. Open the hot water taps in the washroom and in the kitchen.

 

3. Open the safety / pressure relief valve (14). Put the lever in the vertical position (see fig. A): lever position: e.

 

4. Then drain the water heater using the safety valve (14) towards the outside. Check to make sure that all water runs out (10 or 14 liters depending on the model).

 

20. Maintenance

When you want to remove scale from the water heater, use wine vinegar or formic acid, putting it into the appliance through the water inlet. Allow the product to act and then clean the water heater thoroughly with fresh water. We recommend that you use «Certisil» to degerminate the appliance since other products, and particularly products containing chlorine, are unsuitable.

To prevent the spread of micro-organisms, you should heat the water heater regularly to 70ºC.

The gas installation should be checked regularly by an authorised workshop. This check should be instigated by the vehicle owner.

The water contained in the tank is not drinking water.

Your gas fittings must be checked regularly by a registered workshop. The owner is responsible for having these checks done.

 

21. BOILER WATER HEATER TYPE C4002/C6002

 

These appliances include the water heater and the living compartment heater (read the instructions for the appliance supplied with the camping car, before using it).

When loading your vehicle, the boot door may come close to the spent gas exhaust outlet in the side wall. Given the heat released if the boiler is running, thought should be given to potential damage to the boot lid from this proximity, even for a very short time.

Usage instructions

 

Before switching your boiler on, you must respect the usage instructions and important instructions for use. You are responsible for conform use of your appliance.

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Warning: always drain water when you are not using your heater if there is any risk of frost! The guarantee does not cover any damage caused by frost.

Also drain water before doing any repair or maintenance work on the vehicle in a

workshop.

Water heater and hot water operation with gas

a = Rotary knob to adjust the ambient temperature (1-9).

 

b = Green “Power on” indicator lamp.

 

c = Summer service mode (water temperature 40ºC or 60ºC).

 

d = Winter service mode (heating without hot water request).

 

e = Winter service mode (heating and hot water request).

 

f = Rotary OFF switch.

 

g = Yellow “Hot water tank warming up” indicator lamp.

 

h = Red “Failure” indicator lamp. Consult the vehicle manufacturer

instructions if it is controlled by the vehicle knobs.

Ambient temperature thermostat

Safety/drain valve

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The drain valve is held closed by an electric coil. It is advisable to open the drain valve when the appliance is not being used for some time to avoid unnecessary load on the battery! The water in the water heater can self empty when the appliance is not being used (even in the event of failure) in temperatures below 4ºC! To prevent all loss of water, run the appliance (winter or summer service mode) and close the discharge valve by pulling on the drive knob (position m). The drain piping to the electric safety/drain valve must always be kept free of impurities (snow, ice, dead leaves, etc.). The guarantee does not cover ice damage!

 

Filling the water heater

 

1. Close the safety/drain valve by pulling the control knob upwards (position m). Switch the heating or water heater on first if the temperature is close to 8ºC or below so that the valve does not reopen.

 

2. Switch the water pump on (main switch or pump switch when running).

 

3. Turn the hot water taps on in the kitchen or bathroom (place the thermostat or single lever on “hot”).

Leave the taps on until water has displaced all the air and filled the water heater and flows through the taps. The water heater will nevertheless fill with water even if the cold water circuit alone is used. To prevent ice damage, the water must be drained by activating the safety/drain valve, even if the water heater has not been used.

Draining the water heater .

 

1. Switch the water pump off (main switch or pump switch).

 

2. Turn on the hot water taps in the kitchen and bathroom.

 

3. Open the electric safety/drain valve by pressing in the control knob (position n).

The hot water tank empties directly outside via the safety valve/discharge valve. Check that the bucket placed underneath is large enough to contain all the water raining from the tank (12 litres). The guarantee does not cover ice damage!

Switching on

 

1. Check that the flue is clear. Any flap must be removed.

 

2. Turn on the gas cylinder tap and the fast-closing valve in the gas supply pipe. On principle the heating will always work without restrictions be there water or not.

 

Summer use (hot water only)

 

Place the rotary switch in summer operation mode (c) 40ºC or 60ºC. When the pre-set water temperature (40ºC or 60ºC) has been reached, the burner cuts out and the yellow indicator lamp (g) goes out.

Winter use

Heating with hot water requested

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1. Turn the rotary knob (a) to the desired thermostat position (1-9). When switched on, the green indicator lamp (b) lights up and shows the position of the pre-set ambient temperature.

Place the rotary switch to the operating position “e”. The appliance automatically chooses the burner rate necessary as a function of the difference between the existing temperature and the true ambient temperature. When the ambient temperature pre-set on the control has been reached, the burner returns to its lowest rate and heats the water to 60ºC. The yellow indicator lamp (g) remains lit during the entire pre-warming phase and goes out when the water reaches the desired temperature.

Red “failure” indicator lamp

The red indicator lamp (h) lights up if the system fails.

Please consult the fault troubleshooting manual to ascertain possible causes of failure.

The appliance is reset by turning it off and on.

Maintenance

The water tank used is in food-grade steel.

 

Use vinegar or formic acid placed in the water heater to descale it. Allow the acid to act, then rinse the water heater thoroughly with clean water. We recommend the use of Certisil-Argento to disinfect your appliance, as other products, particularly those giving off chlorine, are unsuitable. To prevent the spread of microorganisms, you should heat the water heater regularly to 70ºC (only possible winter operation). The water contained in the tank is not drinking water! The gas installations should be checked and renewed every two years by a specialist and must, if necessary, be authenticated by a control certificate (in accordance with, for example, the German work sheet G607 produced by the DVGW for the vehicles).

This check should be instigated by the vehicle owner.

The regulations in force in other countries should be observed. For your own safety, make sure that the appliance and the entire installation is checked regularly (at least every two years) by a specialist. The appliance must be switched off when the vehicle is being filled with fuel or in a garage.

 

 

22. DUAL TOP RHA-100 :

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Operating instructions :

1. General

Always observe the operating instructions and “Servicing and safety instructions” prior to starting!

The vehicle owner is responsible for the correct operation of the appliance.

Before using for the first time, it is essential to rinse the entire water supply system. If the heater is not being used, always drain the water contents if there is a risk of frost!

Also drain the water prior to repair or maintenance work on the vehicle as the electrical drainage valve may open when the appliance is switched off!

2.Control Panel

Changes to the settings on the Control Panel are implemented after a short delay!

A = Mode selector knob

B= Interior temperature selector

C= Power indicator / fault code display (green / red)

1 = Summer mode, water temperature 40 º

2 = Summer mode, water temperature 70 ºC

3 = Winter mode, heating only

4= Winter mode, heating and hot sanitary water combined

5 = Frost protection mode

6 = Drainage

7 = Off

3. Normal operation

Summer mode (hot sanitary water only)

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1 Make sure that the boiler is filled with water.

2. Set selector knob (A) to summer mode 40°C (1) or 70°C (2) at Control Panel.

The indicator (C) on the Control Panel lights green when the equipment is switched on. )

The red indicator on the mode selector knob (A illuminates.

When the selected water temperature has been reached (40°C or 70°C) combustion inside the heater stops.

As soon as the water temperature has dropped below a certain value, the combustion is started again.The indicator (C) on the Control Panel lights green as long as the equipment is switched on.

Winter mode

Heating without hot sanitary water production

1 Move interior temperature selector (B) on the Control Panel to desired thermostat setting for interior temperature.

2 Move mode selector knob (A) to winter mode, heating only (3) at Control Panel.

The indicator (C) on the Control Panel lights green when the equipment is switched on.

The red indicator on the mode selector knob (A) as well as on the interior temperature selector (B) both illuminate.

When the selected interior temperature is approached, the heater starts to modulate. The power is adjusted to a level necessary to maintain a constant temperature. In case the interior temperature exceeds the selected temperature, due to environmental influences, the combustion inside the heater stops.

Please note that, in case the boiler has been filled, the water is automatically heated as well. The water temperature may reach up to 80°C depending on the power and the duration of the heating.

Winter mode

Heating with hot sanitary water production

1 Make sure that the boiler is filled with water.

2 Move interior temperature selector (B) on the Control Panel to desired thermostat setting for room temperature.

3 Move mode selector knob (A) to winter mode, heating and hot water (4) at Control Panel.

The indicator (C) on the Control Panel lights green when the equipment is switched on. The red indicator on the mode selector knob (A) as well as on the interior temperature selector (B) both illuminate.

The unit gradually reduces the power until the selected interior temperature is reached. If the interior temperature has been reached, but the water temperature is still too low, the blown air circulation fan switches off and the water continues to be heated to a temperature of 70°C.

The water temperature may reach up to 80°C depending on the heating power that is required to achieve the interior temperature.

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23. AIR HEATER RUNNING ON DIESEL

 

Two different makes of heater are used

WEBASTO AIR HEATER

It is easy to operate.

Switch on using the knob shown below, normally located on the front seat. A green light appears in the centre of the knob when the appliance is working. Turn the knob to the maximum position to start off and when it has regulated turn to the required position (about half-way for a temperature of 20ºC). Never leave the heater set to maximum, as the safety cut-out may be triggered (overheating).

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24. EBERSPÄCHER HEATER

Switching on

The indicator lamp in the control panel lights on start-up. The glow pin is switched on and the fan starts to turn slowly.

Monitor this!

The fan comes on by itself at first (cold air) if there is too much residual heat from a previous heating operation in the heat exchanger. Once the residual heat has been eliminated start-up commences.

AIRTRONIC start-up

The fuel starts to flow after about 60 seconds and the air-fuel mix is ignited in the combustion chamber.

Once the combination sensor (flame sensor) has recognised the flame, the glow pin will be switched off after about 60 seconds.

The heater will reach the “POWER” setting after another couple of minutes (amount of maximum fuel and maximum fan speed).

Selecting the temperature on the control panel

The inside temperature is pre-set using the rotary adjustment knob to between +10°C and +30°C depending on the heater selected, the area to be heated and the outside temperature.

The setting chosen is an experimental value.

Adjustment when heater is in service

The temperature of the space, even of the suctioned hot air, is monitored constantly when the heater is in service. Adjustment commences when the temperature is higher than set on the control knob. Four adjustment levels are provided so that the heat current may be adjusted to match precisely the heat delivery required.

The fan speed and fuel quantity correspond to the respective adjustment levels. If the adjusted temperature is still exceeded when the equipment is on its lowest setting, the heater will move to the “STOP” setting. The fan will operate by inertia for about four minutes as part of the cooling process. The fan will then continue to operate at minimum speed (circulation of air) or even switched off (cold air) until switched on again.

Fan operation

Under fan operation, the “heater/ventilation” changeover switch must firstly be activated before the heater is triggered.

Switching off

When the heater is switched off the indicator lamp goes out and the fuel no longer flows. The fan operates by inertia for about four minutes as part of the cooling process. The glow pin is switched on for about forty seconds when the fan is operating by inertia for cleaning purposes.

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Special case:

The heater will stop operating without an inertia phase if no more fuel flowed into it before it was switched on or if it was in the “STOP” position.

Heating at altitude

Please consider the following points when heating at altitude:

Heating up to 1500 m above sea level:

– Unlimited heating possible.

• Heating at more that 1500 m above sea level:

– Short stay (crossing a pass or stopping for a break), heating is possible in principle.

– Longer stays (e.g. camping in winter), heating is not possible.

Maintenance instructions

• Operate the heater for ten minutes once a month outside the heating season.

• Have a trial run with your heater before the heating season starts. If the burner emits heavy, persistent smoke or  unusual noises, or even a strong smell of fuel, or if the electric/electronic parts overheat, switch the heater off and take it out of service by removing the fuse.

Arrange for the heater to be inspected by specialist Eberspächer trained personnel before switching it on again.

• Check the combustion air duct openings and the exhaust as ducting after a longer period of non-use and clean them if necessary.

25. GAS CIRCUIT

Supply to appliances

Check that the valves to the various appliances are closed.

Open the gas cylinder.

Then open the valves supplying each appliance.

Ignite the various appliances. Ignition may take some time because air in the pipes has to be purged.

Each appliance is equipped with a safety device that switches the gas supply off if the flame is accidentally extinguished.

Closing circuits: proceed in the same way as when opening them, but in the reverse order.

Recommendations

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All appliances operating on gas must not be used unless the vehicle is stopped.

Make sure that the cylinder(s) is or are properly closed before starting to drive.

Safety ventilation grills should not be obstructed – evenly partly – for any reason.

Naked flame heaters should not be used to heat the living area.

Make sure that the external grills are not obstructed by any protective devices that have been put in position, before switching the refrigerator and the water heater.

The grills are not supplied as standard with the motor caravan, but are available as an aftermarket option from your sales outlet.

WARNING

Never leave the refrigerator working on gas when filling up with fuel.

 

26. WATER CIRCUIT

Your camping car is equipped with:

-a clean water tank

– a waste water tank (2 on certain  models)

Filling

Fill with clean water through a filling orifice equipped with a key plug located outside the living compartment and identified by the pictogram.

Internal power supply

The water supply uses a 12 V electric pump. Pressurize the pump as follows:

Check that all taps and mixers are closed (cold water and hot water).

Switch on the 12 V pump, using the switch on the electric control panel.

purge the cold water and hot water circuits using each tap or mixer.

The installation is then ready to operate.

A purge fault (presence of air) may prevent the water heater from operating

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Clean water tank

When traveling, do not wait until the tank is almost empty before filling it. For example when filling with fuel, take the opportunity to fill up with clean water as well. Some parking areas have a tap, but in any case always be discrete and diplomatic.

Moreover, more and more communes are offering specific points with special camping car stations (for example EURO-RELAIS).

The water in the tank is not drinking water.

Waste water

Take care where you dispose of your waste water.

Insulation

The wastewater tank on some models has specific insulation underneath the vehicle chassis.

WARNING

If you are not heating your vehicle when winter approaches, you must empty all clean water and waste water circuits and water heater to prevent any damage which will not be covered by the guarantee.

 

Water pump

 

For the Shurflo pump models, the tank must be completely drained during the winter. Draining is done by opening the drain tap or by opening all the taps and operating the pump (15 minutes on, 15 minutes off) until the tank is empty.

Next, disconnect the pumps inlet and outlet pipes, preparing a container to catch any residual water. Switch the pump on to evacuate any water remaining in the pump. To avoid problems due to freezing, do not reconnect the pipes during the winter, and leave all the taps open.

 

27. 220V POWER SUPPLY CONNECTOR

The mains power supply is connected to an EEC 220 V connector (2 pins + earth) on the right or left side of your camping car. Lift the protective cover when you want to access it and insert the standard plug (Differential protection).

220 V internal power outlets

There are one or more 220 V power outlets in your living compartment.

28. HEKI + REMISTAR ROOF LIGHTS

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Suggested precautions

• Close the roof lights fully before driving the vehicle (make sure they are locked)

.• Do not leave the roof lights open when absent from the vehicle.

• Do not open the roof lights in high winds or heavy rain.

Remove snow, ice or any dirt from the roof lights before opening them.

In strong sunlight, the blind over the panoramic roof light should only be two-thirds closed. This also applies to the blind on the fixed roof   window fitted on certain models.

Consult a specialist workshop in the event of damage.

SKY VIEW

Open :

 

1. The two low knobs , next the one in the middle and finishing by the side knobs

2. Use the handle to raise the window, at the same time rest the free hand on the window and push down.

3. Block the knob

Close :

1.Unlocked the handle, turn it until the window goes completely down

2. Put on the two low knobs on closed position, then the one in the middle and at last the two above

3. Lock the handle.

220 V protection

A Circuit breaker of 18 A protects your camping car during 220 V voltage. This circuit breaker is located in the wardrobe, under the bench or low elements in the living compartment depending on the model.

Move the control upwards (I position) to switch on the power.

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Clean the acrylic glass with soapy water or with specific products for acrylic glass. Fine scratches and some dull stains may be removed with polish and a soft cloth. Only use soapy water to clean the blinds.

Failure to comply with these recommendations will automatically invalidate the guarantee.

29. BEDS

Above the driver

Fold the pivoting board down to the horizontal position, if there is one in your chosen model. Remember to lift it up again to increase your driving space before you start driving.

In dining area

Position the table between the two benches.

Put the sliding extensions into position (if there are any) at each end of the bench.

Finally put the various cushions (seats, backs and extra mattresses into position.

Bunks

 

When the upper bunks are used by children, especially the under-6s, pay attention to the risk of falling and take all necessary precautions for their safety.

Hint

Do not hesitate to ask your dealer to demonstrate all these operations when you collect your camping car.

HE IS A SPECIALIST!

Never force an element to put it into place.

We recommend that you use Polydon type bedding including a cover sheet and a quilt exactly the same size as the bed above the driver’s seat.

30. CHEMICAL WC MODEL C-200

 

Take care with the air pressure when you open the cover of the WC cassette, particularly when you are traveling in mountains. Make sure that the WC pan covers are closed when you open the cassette cover. The following is a brief description of how to use this appliance.

The model C200 toilet comprises a rotatable pan, a seat and a removable cover, and a control unit in which a

flush button and a level indicator are inserted. The valve handle is located under the pan.

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Putting into service

1. To remove the waste holding tank, open the door on the outside of the camping car.

Pull the fastener upwards (fig.1).

2. Pull the waste holding tank straight outwards until it hits the stop. Tilt the tank a little and remove it (fig.2)

3. Put the tank vertical. Turn the rotatable arm upwards (fig. 3)

4. Remove the plug from the rotatable arm. Add the required quantity of liquid for Thetford toilets through the rotatable arm. (fig. 4). Then add sufficient water to completely cover the bottom of the waste holding tank.

Note: you may need to add more toilet liquid in hot weather, or during a prolonged storage period. For better results, only use liquid for Thetford toilets.

Warning: never add toilet liquid into the toilet pan.

5. Insert the waste holding tank through the opening in the camping car (fig. 5).

6. Make sure that the waste holding tank is locked in place with the fastener. Close the

door (fig. 6).

Operation

 

 

7. Rotate the pan into the most comfortable position if necessary (fig. 7).

 

8. Before using the toilets, it is recommended that you should allow water to flow in the pan by pressing on the push button. Water stops flowing as soon as you release the flush button (fig. 8).

 

9. To open the valve, turn the handle in the anti-clockwise direction (fig. 9 – 9A).

 

10. To rinse it, press on the flush button (fig. 10). After rinsing, close the valve by rotating the valve handle in the clockwise direction. You can also use toilets with the valve open. Waste will then drop directly into the waste holding tank.

Emptying the cassette

The capacity of the waste holding tank is 17 liters and it must be emptied when the light signal on the level indicator lights up. The light signal lights up when the waste holding tank contains more than 15 liters of waste. Starting from this moment the remaining capacity is 2 liters, equivalent to about 5 usages.

Note: you must empty the waste holding tank in time.

11. Open the door and remove the waste holding tank. You cannot remove it unless the valve is closed

(fig. 11).

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12. Carry the tank, holding it with one of the handles, the rotateable arm pointing upwards, to

an appropriate  emptying place (fig. 12). Hold the waste holding tank vertical and turn the

rotateable arm upwards.

           13. Remove the cap from the rotateable arm. Hold the cassette in one hand using the

handle closest to the rotateable arm.

Hold the rear handle with the other hand, such that you can control the air intake

button with your thumb. Press on the air inlet button, while emptying the tank. This

avoids splashes (fig. 13).

Note: do not press the air intake button unless the rotatable arm is facing upwards.

Rinse the tank with clean water. Follow items 1 to 6 inclusive to prepare the tank for

reuse.

Cleaning and maintenance

               The rubber valve seal requires regular maintenance (once or twice per month, depending

on use).

    Slide the sliding plate in the direction of the rotating arm. Open the valve by rotating the

        valve handle in the anticlockwise direction.

Clean the seal with water. Dry the seal and spray it with silicon oil (you can also use food

oil). Fill the waste holding tank with water and rinse it thoroughly.

Use mild soap or a dish washing product to clean the pan, the seat and the cover, and

the outside of the toilets.

Note: never use cleaning products containing chlorine, solvents or other corrosive products.

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Preparation for winter and storage

It is very easy to prepare cassettes for winter. If the cassette is connected to a separate

water tank: drain the water tank. When the water tank is empty, press on the flush button

until there is no more water. Empty the waste holding tank.

If the cassette is connected to a central water tank: open the electric valve by pressing on

the flush button while draining the water system. Empty the waste holding tank.

«Do not put the cap back onto the rotatable waste holding tank arm; the reservoir will thus

remain dry.»

Use during the winter

You must prepare the toilets for winter if the outside temperature is below zero and the

camping car is not heated for more than one day or one night (see preparation for winter and

storage).

Use in hot weather and at high altitude

Altitude changes while driving or during temperature changes do not cause any problems

provided that the waste holding tank is inserted  in the toilet. Automatic aeration keeps the

pressure in the tank the same as the pressure outside the tank.

It may be necessary to add more toilet liquid in hot weather and during prolonged storage

periods.

K. MOVING THE SWIVELLING SEATS IN THE DRIVERS CAB

Some of our models feature swivelling cab seats which can be used to form an inviting front sitting area.

The parking brake* thus needs to be released to rotate the driver’s seat on Renault base: brake is foldable so does not need to be released.

For safety reasons and before carrying out any operation, you must make sure that you can proceed in all safety:

1) Proceed with the engine off.

2) Only proceed if the vehicle is parked on level ground.

3) Wedge the vehicle wheels with suitable wedges and engage 1st gear.

4) Only now can you release the parking brake rotate the seat, put the parking brake back on immediately and take the vehicle out of gear.

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L. SAFETY

(Ventilation Fire Extinguisher)

I. Ventilation he living area of your motorhome is fitted with safety ventilation in accordance with the legislation in force. These grills, normally located under the refrigerator, above furniture and in the gas locker must never be obstructed. For your safety, it is essential to clean these grills at least once a year (blowing and brushing from outside).

. Fire Extinguisher

In the case that your motorhome living area is equipped with an approved fire extinguisher. It is advisable to carry out the necessary checks to keep this device in good working order. The motor home owner is responsible for these checks.

M. Road heating

Those motor homes in our range without a heating system running on diesel are fitted with a road heater located over the front dining alcove in the living compartment. Two types of road heating are fitted on our models:

I – A Heating for living compartments on a FORD and a Renault chassis:

 

Three-position control switch on the front of the appliance. The heating intensity is adjusted using a slide located on the front of the appliance. The appliance is connected to the vehicle chassis water circuit.

I – B Heating of living compartments on a FIAT chassis:

The road heating control switch is located on the dashboard.

N.   SAFETY  

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PRECAUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

For winter driving, and particularly for driving on snow, you should use the same rules for a camping car as for a private car, in other words drive very smoothly without sudden acceleration or braking.

In any case, your camping car will tend to hold the road better than a car, simply because it is heavier and therefore holds the road better. It will lose its grip later than a car, but when it does skid, it will be much more difficult to control, therefore

TAKE CARE.

You must put chains before driving on thick snow, but before driving on snow for the first time it is good idea to install the chains at home in peace. It can only be easier than when you really need them, often when it is snowing. The most difficult problem to solve in the living compartment during winter use is condensation. The keyword to prevent the condensation phenomenon is AERATION.

Particularly in the winter, do not close the bottom or top aeration systems in your camping car.

Another important point for the comfort during winter use is the waste water tank which must not freeze. Add either antifreeze, or salt, or alcohol to lower the freezing point.

O. Cleaning

1. Cleaning the outside

When cleaning the body work, never use a roller system since you could damage or tear the aeration structures from your camping car.

If you wish, you can use washing systems with rotary brushes. DO NOT use high-pressure washers.

 

2. Cleaning the inside

 

Do not use a sponge with a scouring back to clean the furniture.

For the floor, avoid sand which is abrasive and can damage the surface of the floor covering. Consequently, do not allow it to enter the living compartment at all costs.

Do not use large quantities of water when cleaning the floor, since this could reduce the life of your cell (presence of wood).

The best cleaning appliance is the vacuum cleaner.

We use metacrylate windows and they should only be cleaned with soapy water and a sponge (never any other products, see chapter V).

Cushions and curtains need dry cleaning.

P             Winter storage

This is the period during which you no longer use your camping car. hen it is not being used. Therefore, take appropriate precautions:

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1) Drain all water circuits (clean water, waste water, WC toilet cassette), and your dealer will help you the first time since you need to be thoroughly familiar with your vehicle.

Refer to the paragraph on the pump operation to bleed the water pump.

2) Do not forget to close the gas cylinder, or even remove it. Do not forget to close all ventilation orifices so that insects cannot enter (blanking pieces available as an option).

 

3) Take the batteries out and charge them, and then store them in a dry, frost free location, unless you can leave your camping car plugged in to a 220 V mains power supply while you are not using it, to keep the batteries charged and frost free.

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