PREFACE Thank you for selecting Cruise America, the leading RV rental and sales company serving the United States and Canada. This manual is intended to assist you in the operation of the RV to ensure your travels will be as carefree as possible. The material contained in this manual is intended as a guide only. If you experience any problems at all during your rental, please see one of the troubleshooting guides in this book. There is an overall quick Troubleshooting Index at the back of this book as well as a specific Troubleshooting Guide and other information in each section. These guides tell you the same information that our Travelers Assistance representatives will tell you for the most common renter problems. Thus, you can often save yourself the time of a phone call by simply flipping to the back of this book for most problems. Cruise America and Cruise Canada purchase motorhomes and campers from several different manufacturers and the fleet consists of several different model years with different chassis manufacturers. Each model year brings changes. Each motorhome manufacturer and each chassis and truck manufacturer are unique. As such, it is impossible to provide a single authoritative manual to cover all motorhome variations. The manual specifically addresses late model year motorhomes built on Ford chassis. We hope you will find the manual useful. As a reminder, when in doubt, call Traveler’s Assistance
• If at any time during your travels you develop the need for service, please have this copy of the Renter's Guide available when you call. The Traveler’s Assistance representative will refer to specific page numbers pertaining to the area you are experiencing a problem in operating. Also note throughout the interior of the RV you will find small yellow labels at each appliance. These correspond to the section of this guide containing information about this particular item.
• If you are involved in an accident of any type you must call the Traveler’s Assistance Department as soon as possible within 24 hours and provide all the details of the accident, including location, police report, injuries, and any other information requested by the Traveler’s Assistance representative.
• When you call please have your contract number ready. It will help in handling your concern. The contract number can be found at the top of your “Rental Agreement” or “Rental Contract”. It is listed as “RA#______”.
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Cruise America rents different classes of motorhomes manufactured to our specifications by several leading motorhome manufacturers. The illustrations and text in this manual may be slightly different for your RV.
TABLE OF CONTENTS Page 1
Section 1: CRUISE AMERICA GATEWAY LOCATIONS
7 9 10 11 15 16
Section 2: THE MOTORHOME CAB Warning Lights Warning Chimes and Buzzers Gauges Controls Seats and Seat Belts Ignition Switch, Tilt Steering and Sound System
21 22 23 24 25 27 28 29 30 31 34 35 36
Section 3: DRIVING & ROAD RULES: SAFE DRIVING IN NORTH AMERICA Before Driving Away Starting the Engine Driving Your Motorhome Anti-lock (ABS) Brakes Driving Using the Shifter Safe Driving Tips Passing, Night Driving, Parking & Backing Up, Backup Alarm, Backup Radar Hills, Turning, Braking & Stopping Inclement or Freezing Weather, Access Control Devices Road Signs School Buses & Crosswalks Turning Left from Odd Number Lane Streets, Safety Precautions While Driving Stopping for Fuel and Propane
Section 4: ACCIDENTS, BREAKDOWNS & MAINTENANCE Accidents, Insurance Certificates Emergency Service, Repair Scams
45 46 47
Section 5: DEPARTURE & SAFETY EQUIPMENT Departure Kit, Personal Pack and Provisioning Kit Smoke Detector, Fire Extinguisher, L.P. Gas Detector Carbon Monoxide Detector, Emergency Exit, Window Operation
51 52 53 54 55 56 57
Section 6: CAMPGROUND TIPS & EQUIPMENT LOCATOR Arriving at the Campground; Electric and Water Hook Up Sewer Hook Up Campground Etiquette, Campground Security, Overnighting at Primitive Sites Departing the Campground Typical Vehicle Specifications Motorhome Equipment Locations The Monitor Panel
63 64 67 68 70
Section 7: THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM Electrical System: 12-Volt, 120-Volt Chassis Electrical The Power Converter The Generator Electrical Troubleshooting
Section 8: THE 120-VOLT APPLIANCES The Convection Microwave Oven The Roof Air Conditioner
85 86 87 90 92 93
Section 9: THE L.P. GAS APPLIANCES L.P. Gas System L.P. Gas Leak Detector The Refrigerator The Stovetop (Range) The Furnace The Water Heater
97 98 99 101
Section 10: THE WATER SYSTEM The Fresh Water System The Waste Water System The Motorhome Toilet Winter Operations and Freeze Damage
Section 11: THE FUNMOVER
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Before Driving Away The Lift-Gate The Lift-Gate Circuit Breaker The Roll-up Door Securing Cargo Load Cargo Area Emergency Exit, Cargo Area CO Detector
APPENDIX I: Troubleshooting Index
APPENDIX II: Returning the Motorhome
CRUISE AMERICA RENTER ASSISTANCE GUIDE
SECTION 1: CRUISE AMERICA GATEWAY LOCATIONS
CRUISE AMERICA LOCATIONS Selected Cruise America Location maps are presented here for your convenience. U.S. locations are listed first and arranged alphabetically per state. Canadian locations are on page 4, listed alphabetically per province. For all locations, to the right of the city name you will find the Cruise America 3-digit code for that location. Note: Rental center addresses are subject to change. Always call the rental center in advance to confirm. U.S. Locations STATE Alaska Arizona California California Colorado Florida Florida Florida Georgia Illinois Massachusetts Minnesota Nevada New Jersey New Mexico New York Oregon Pennsylvania Texas Utah Virginia Washington
Canadian Locations CITY Anchorage Phoenix Los Angeles San Francisco Denver Miami Orlando Tampa Atlanta Chicago Boston Saint Paul Las Vegas Newark Albuquerque Long Island Portland Philadelphia Houston Salt Lake City Manassas Everett
ALASKA: ANCHORAGE (ANC) 2230 Cinnabar Loop (907) 349-0499 From Airport, take Minnesota Dr. south to left on Dimond Blvd. At right curve, turn left to stay on Dimond. After left curve, turn right onto 84th Ct. Road curves left and becomes Cinnabar Loop. Cruise America is 1/2 block on the right.
CODE ANC PHX LAX SFO DEN 132 ORL TPA 271 354 244 398 LAS EWR/288 ABQ 299 677 PHL/256 430 SLC WDC EVT
PROVINCE Alberta British Columbia Nova Scotia Ontario Quebec Yukon Territories
ARIZONA: PHOENIX (PHX) 11 WEST HAMPTON AVE. MESA, AZ (480) 464-7300 From PHX Airport, take I-10 eastbound 7 mi. Merge onto eastbound U.S 60. Cont. 7 mi. Exit Country Club Dr. Go north 1 block. Turn right on Hampton Ave. At 90째 left turn, Cruise America is on the right.
CITY Calgary Vancouver Halifax Toronto Montreal Whitehorse
CODE YYC YVR YHZ YYZ YUL YXY
CALIFORNIA: LOS ANGELES (LAX) 2233 223RD STREET CARSON, CA (310) 522-3870 From I-405 (San Diego Fwy) to Wilmington Ave exit go West across railroad tracks 1 block to 223rd Street. Turn left. Approx. 1/2 mile on the left.
CALIFORNIA: SAN FRANCISCO (SFO) 796 66TH AVENUE / ZHONE WAY OAKLAND, CA (510) 639-7125 From SFO airport, go south on US 101 to westbound Hwy 92 to northbound I-880. Exit #209, turn right to Cruise America on right. From OAK airport, take Hegenberger Rd. northeast to left on San Leandro St. to left on 66th Ave. to Cruise America on left.
FLORIDA: ORLANDO (ORL) 2915 N. ORANGE BLOSSOM TR. KISSIMEE, FL (407) 931-1409 From Airport, take south exit to FL 417 westbound to US Highway 441 (North Orange Blossom Trail) southbound. Go 4 miles to Cruise America on left.
ILLINOIS: CHICAGO (369) 2732 N. MANNHEIM RD. FRANKLIN PARK, IL (847) 451-9662 From ORD Airport, exit southbound Mannheim Rd. Cruise America is 1/8 mi. past Grand Ave. on right.
COLORADO: DENVER (DEN) 8950 NORTH FEDERAL BLVD. FEDERAL HEIGHTS, CO (303) 650-2865 From DEN Airport, take Airport Blvd to I70 westbound to I-25 northbound to U.S. 36 westbound. Exit north on Federal Blvd to Cruise Ameria on the right.
FLORIDA: TAMPA (TPA) 3210 N. FLORIDA AVE (813) 221-4135 FromTPA airport, take SR-60 southbound to I-275 northbound. Go 4 miles to Exit 44 Downtown/Scott St. Turn left onto N Florida Ave and go 1.1 miles to Cruise America on left.
MASSACHUSETTS: BOSTON (244) 438 PLYMOUTH STREET MIDDLEBORO, MA (508) 946-1070 From BOS Airport, take I-90 West to I-93 South. Continue I-93 13 mi. to exit at Hwy 24 South. Continue Hwy 24 South 18 mi. to East on I-495. Exit #6 to Eastbound U.S. 44. Go 3 mi. to left on Plymouth St. Cruise America is on the right in the KOA park.
FLORIDA: MIAMI (132) 17680 South Dixie Highway (U.S.1) (305) 232-2060 From MIA Airport, go south on LeJeune Rd. to FL 836 westbound to Florida Turnpike southbound. Exit Eureka Dr./184th St. eastbound to left on Dixie Highway/U.S.1. Go 1/2 mi to left on Guava St. Cruise America is straight ahead.
GEORGIA: ATLANTA (271) 7008 Jonesboro Rd. Morrow, GA (404) 608-1883 From ATL Airport, take I-285 eastbound to I-75 southbound. Exit at Exit #233. Go southbound on Jonesboro Rd. 0.9 mi. Turn left at Southern Rd. Cruise America is straight ahead.
MINNESOTA: SAINT PAUL (398) 1654 LIVINGSTON AVE. WEST SAINT PAUL, MN (651) 455-4702 From MSP Airport, take Hwy 5 West to I494 East. Continue I-494 6 mi. to exit at Robert Tr. Go North on Robert Tr. 2 miles to left on Wentworth Ave. Take next left onto Livingston Ave. to Cruise America on the left.
NEVADA: LAS VEGAS (LAS) 6070 BOULDER HIGHWAY LAS VEGAS, NV (702) 456-6666 From Las Vegas International Airport go to Russell Road. Go east to Boulder Highway, make left on Boulder Hwy. Cont. 2 mi. to Cruise America on left.
NEW JERSEY: NEWARK (288) 3421 US HIGHWAY 22 E BRANCHBURG, NJ (908) 707-0005 From EWR Airport, take U.S.1&9 north to I-78 west toward Clinton. Continue 31 mi. to Exit 26. Take Lamington Rd. south 2.5 mi. to right on U.S.22. Make the second available left turn across median. Cruise America is straight ahead.
NEW MEXICO: ALBUQUERQUE 12400 SKYLINE RD. (ABQ) (505) 275-3550 From I-40, exit #166. South on Juan Tabo, left on Skyline. C. A. is in KOA on left. From airport, take University north, R. on Gibson, L. on Louisiana, R. on Central, L. on Figueroa and L. on Skyline
NEW YORK: LONG ISLAND (299) 1045 NORTHERN BLVD. ROSLYN, NY (516) 365-1054 From JFK Airport, take I-678 North 7.5 mi. then I-495 East 10 mi. to Exit #36. Go North on Searingtown Rd. 1.3 mi. to right on Northern Blvd. Cruise America is 0.2 mi. on right.
OREGON: PORTLAND (677) 8400 SE 82nd AVENUE (503) 777-9833 From PDX Airport, exit east to I-205 southbound. Continue I-205 8.5 miles. Exit Johnson Creek Blvd. Turn right onto Johnson Creek then right onto SE 82nd Ave. to Cruise America on the right.
PENNSYLVANIA: PHILADELPHIA (256) 346 GODSHALL DR. HARLEYSVILLE, PA (215) 631-9373 From PHL Airport, go south on I-95 5 miles to north on I-476. Continue I-476 30 miles (portions Toll). Take Exit 31 towards Lansdale. Turn right onto Sumneytown Pike. Continue 1-1/2 mi. to right on Godshall Dr. Cruise America is second business on right.
UTAH: SALT LAKE CITY (SLC) 4125 SOUTH STATE STREET (801) 288-0930 From SLC Airport, take I-80 eastbound then I-15 southbound. Exit and turn left (eastbound) onto 45th South St. Turn left on S. State St. to Cruise America on right.
VIRGINIA: MANASSAS (WDC) 8254 CHATSWORTH DRIVE (703) 392-1449 From Dulles Airport, take southbound State Rte. 28. Cont. 8 mi. Turn onto westbound I-66. Cont. 6 mi. Exit at Sudley Rd (Exit 47). Go south on Sudley 1 mi., then right on Sudley Manor Dr. 1 mi., then right onto Chatsworth to Cruise America on left.
TEXAS: HOUSTON (430) 22532 LOOP 494 KINGWOOD, TX (281) 358-9809 From IAH Airport, take east airport exit to U.S.59 northbound. Exit Hamblin Rd./Loop 494. Keep right, becomes Loop 494. Cruise America is 1 mi. on right.
WASHINGTON: EVERETT (EVT) 12201 HIGHWAY 99 S. (425) 355-8935 From Airport, take S.R. 518 eastbound to I-5 northbound. Continue 32 miles to Exit 186. Turn left onto westbound 128th St. then left onto Highway 99 to Cruise America, third building on left.
ALBERTA: CALGARY (YYC) 2980 26th STREET N.E. (403) 291-4963 From YYC airport, go south on Barlow Trail. Turn left (westbound) onto 32nd Avenue N.E. then right onto 26th Street N.E. Cruise Canada is approximately 1/2 km on the left.
ONTARIO : TORONTO (YYZ) 12275 HWY 50 BOLTON, ON (905) 951-3102 From airport, take Highway 427 north to end. Turn left onto westbound Highway 7. Take first right onto northbound Highway 50. Cruise America is 15 km on right.
BRITISH COLUMBIA: VANCOUVER 7731 VANTAGE WAY (YVR) DELTA, BC (604) 946-5775 From YVR airport, take Hwy 99 southbound. Exit River Road and go northeastbound. Turn right on 76th street then left on Vantage Way to Cruise Canada approximately 1/2 km on the left.
QUEBEC : MONTREAL (YUL) 198 BLVD. CURE LABELLE STE ROSE, LAVAL, QC (450) 628-7093 From Dorval Airport, take Aut 520 eastbound to Aut 15 northbound. Exit #14 at Aut 117 (Blvd. Cure Labelle). Go north to Cruise Canada on right 1.6 km. From Mirabel, take Aut 15 south to Aut 117 as above.
NOVA SCOTIA: HALIFAX (YHZ) 3070 HIGHWAY 1 UPPER SACKVILLE, NS (902) 865-4342 From YHZ Airport, take southbound Hwy 102 10 km. Veer right towards Bedford/Lower Sackville (still on Hwy 102) & go 7.5 km. Exit westbound Hwy 101 & go 16 km to Exit 3. Turn right, go to end. Turn right on Hwy 1 and go 2 km to KOA and Cruise America on right.
YUKON TERRITORIES: WHITEHORSE 12 BOULDER RD (YXY) (867) 668-6622 From Airport, take Alaska Hwy southbound 9.5 km. Turn left on Fraser Rd. and right on Denver Rd. Go to end, turn left on Landsdowne and left on Boulder Rd. Cruise America is 2nd building on the left.
SECTION 2: THE MOTORHOME CAB • • • • • • • •
Warning lights Warning chimes and buzzers Gauges Controls Seats and seat belts Ignition switch Tilt Steering Sound system (radio)
THE MOTORHOME CAB SPEED CONTROL INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM
TURN SIGNAL & WIPER/WASHER CONTROL
ELECTRONIC SOUND SYSTEM
DRIVER AIR BAG
Engine coolant temperature
Electronic Throttle Control
Illuminates when the engine coolant temperature is high. Stop the vehicle as soon as possible, turn off the engine and let cool.
Illuminates when engine is in reduced power or “limp home” mode. Call Travelers Assistance.
Check fuel cap
Air bag readiness
Illuminates when fuel cap may not be properly installed. May also cause the SES light to illuminate.
Comes on momentarily when the ignition is turned to the ON position. If the light fails to illuminate, continues to flash or remains on, have the system serviced immediately.
Tow haul (See also p. 25.) Illuminates when Tow/Haul is active. If light flashes steadily, call Travelers Assistance immediately.
Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) If the light remains on or flashes continuously, call Travelers Assistance. With the ABS light on, the anti-lock brake system is disabled and normal braking is still effective unless the brake warning light also remains illuminated with the parking brake released. Troubleshooting the ABS Warning Light Cause Solution Problem ABS light flashing or Anti-lock brake system is disabled Call T.A. to sched. repair. stays lit and normal braking is still effective ABS light and Brake 1. Speed sensor malfunction Call T.A. immediately to sched. repair. light both lit 2. Combination ABS problem plus Release park brake or check and fill brake park brake on or low brake fluid fluid and call T.A. to sched. repair. Service Engine Soon (SES) SES light is continuously lit: A continuously lit SES light means that one of the engineâ€™s emission control systems may be malfunctioning. The malfunction may be a temporary condition. Examples of temporary conditions which may cause the SES light to illuminate are: 1. The vehicle has run out of fuel. (The engine may misfire or run poorly.) 2. Poor fuel quality or water in the fuel. 3. The fuel cap may not have been properly installed and securely tightened. Temporary malfunctions can be corrected by filling the fuel tank with good quality fuel and/or properly installing and securely tightening the gas cap. After three driving cycles without these or any other temporary malfunctions present, the SES light should turn off. (A driving cycle consists of a cold engine startup followed by mixed city/highway driving.) No additional service is required. If the Service Engine Soon light remains on after 3 engine cycles, contact Travelers Assistance. SES light is flashing: A flashing SES light means the engine is misfiring. Drive in a moderate fashion (avoid heavy acceleration) and contact Travelers Assistance as soon as possible. Low fuel Illuminates when the fuel tank is empty or almost empty. Brake System Warning Illuminates if the parking brake is engaged. Illumination with the parking brake released indicates low brake fluid level and the brake system should be inspected immediately. Call Travelers Assistance. Also call Travelers Assistance if this light fails to illuminate momentarily when the ignition is switched on. Troubleshooting the Brake Warning Light Cause Solution Problem Brake light is lit 1. Parking brake may be on Release parking brake 2. Low on brake fluid Check and fill brake fluid ABS light and Brake 1. Speed sensor malfunction Call T.A. immediately to sched. repair. light both lit 2. Combination ABS problem plus Release park brake or check and fill brake park brake on or low brake fluid fluid and call T.A. to sched. repair. 8
Momentarily illuminates when the ignition is turned to the ON position to remind you to fasten your safety belts.
Illuminates when the ignition is turned to the ON position and the engine is off. If this light illuminates when the engine is running, call Travelers Assistance.
Oil pressure Illuminates when the engine oil pressure is low. Add engine oil as soon as possible. Use 5W-20 engine oil if available. If 5W-20 is unavailable, you may use 5W-30. If oil light illuminates again, call Travelers assistance.
Illuminates when the speed control (cruise control) is activated.
Illuminates when the high beam headlamps are turned on.
Illuminates when the left or right turn signal or the hazard lights are turned on. If one or both of the indicators stay on continuously, check for a burned-out turn signal bulb.
Overdrive and Tow/Haul lights Depending on your RVâ€™s model, there will be either (1) an Overdrive Light and Button on the gearshift, (2) a Tow/Haul Light and Button on the gearshift or (3) a Tow/Haul Light below the oil pressure gauge and a Tow/Haul Button on the gearshift (see illustrations at right).
These lights illuminate when OVERDRIVE is OFF or TOW/HAUL is ON. (2) Please drive with the Overdrive or Tow/Haul light illuminated as this provides the best performance and fuel economy for a heavy load such as a motorhome. If the light on the gearshift lever or under the oil pressure gauge (depending on your model) is not illuminated, press the button on the gearshift and the light should illuminate. If the light flashes steadily, a transmission malfunction is detected. If this occurs or if the light does not illuminate when the Overdrive (3) or Tow/Haul button is depressed, call Travelers Assistance as soon as possible.
OVERDRIVE BUTTON GEARSHIFT TOW/HAUL LIGHT
TOW/HAUL BUTTON GEARSHIFT
OIL PRESSURE GAUGE
WARNING CHIMES AND BUZZERS Safety belt warning chime/buzzer
TOW/HAUL BUTTON TOW/HAUL LIGHT
Sounds to remind you to fasten your safety belts. Key-in-ignition warning chime/buzzer Sounds when the key is in the ignition in the OFF/LOCK or ACC position and the driver's door is opened. Headlamps on warning chime Sounds when the headlamps or parking lamps are on, the ignition is off (and the key is not in the ignition) and the driver's door is opened. Parking brake ON warning chime Sounds when the parking brake is set, the engine is running and the vehicle is moving at 3 mph or more. 9
ODOMETER/ TRIPOMETER WINDOW
Engine oil pressure gauge Shows the engine oil pressure. Sufficient pressure exists as long as the needle remains in the normal range (the area between the "L" and "H"). If the gauge indicates low pressure, stop the vehicle as soon as safely possible and switch off the engine immediately. Check the oil level. Add oil if needed. If, however, the oil level is correct, contact Travelers Assistance. Fuel gauge Displays approximately how much fuel is in the fuel tank when the key is in the ON position. The fuel gauge may vary slightly when the vehicle is in motion. The ignition should be in the OFF position while the vehicle is being refueled. When the gauge first indicates empty, there is a small amount of reserve fuel in the tank. When refueling the vehicle from an empty indication, the amount of fuel that can be added will be less than the advertised capacity due to the reserve fuel. Engine coolant temperature gauge Indicates the temperature of the engine coolant. At normal operating temperature, the needle remains within the normal area (the area between "H" and "C"). If it enters the red section, the engine is overheating. Stop the vehicle as soon as safely possible, switch off the engine immediately and let the engine cool. Never remove the coolant reservoir cap while the engine is running or hot. The gauge indicates the temperature of the engine coolant, not the coolant level. If the coolant is not at its proper level the gauge indication will not be accurate. If the gauge enters the red section, the engine coolant and Service Engine Soon indicators illuminate. Battery voltage gauge Shows the battery voltage when the ignition is in the ON position. If the pointer moves and stays outside the normal operating range, have the vehicle's electrical system checked as soon as possible. Odometer and Tripometer The odometer and tripometer (trip odometer) are displayed in the window on the right-hand side of the instrument panel. There are actually two tripometers, Tripometer A and Tripometer B. To cycle the display between the odometer and the two tripometers, press the Select/Reset button. To reset either tripometer, push and hold the reset button. 10
CONTROLS Headlamp Control The headlamp control is located on the dash, left of the steering column. Pull it toward you to the first position to turn on the parking lamps, tail lamps, license plate lamps and marker lamps. Pull the headlamp control toward you to the outer position to turn on the headlamps in addition to the previous lamps. Warning: Turn headlamps off when you turn the engine off. Daytime running lamps This vehicle may be equipped with daytime running lamps. If so, it turns on the headlamps with a reduced output provided the ignition switch is in the ON position and the headlamp control is in the OFF or Parking lamps position. Always remember to turn on your headlamps at dusk or during inclement weather. The Daytime Running Light System does not activate your tail lamps and generally may not provide adequate lighting under these conditions. Failure to activate your headlamps under these conditions may result in a collision. High beam control High beam control is located at the end of the turn signal lever on the left of the steering column. Push forward to activate and pull toward you to deactivate. You can flash your headlights to pass by pulling toward you to activate and release to deactivate. Panel dimmer control The instrument panel dimmer control is built into the headlamp switch on the dash. Rotate the knob clockwise/counterclockwise when the headlamp control is in the parking lamp or low beam position. To turn on the courtesy lamp, rotate this knob fully counterclockwise.
Hazard Flasher Switch The hazard flasher, also called the emergency flasher or four-way flasher, is controlled from a switch located on the top of the steering column. Use this only in an emergency to warn traffic of a vehicle breakdown, approaching danger, etc. The hazard flashers can be operated when the ignition is off. Depress the control to activate all hazard flashers simultaneously. Depress the control again to turn the flashers off.
Speed Control All of the controls are located on the center section of the steering wheel. Do not use the speed control in heavy traffic or on roads that are winding, slippery, or unpaved. Do not shift the gearshift lever into neutral with the speed control on. On the left side are the ON/OFF controls. Press the ON switch to engage. Note that the vehicle speed must be at least 30 miles per hour for the speed control to begin.
To turn the speed control off, press OFF or turn off the vehicle ignition. Once the speed control is switched off, the previously programmed set speed will be erased.
You can accelerate with the accelerator pedal at any time during speed control usage. Releasing the accelerator pedal will return your vehicle to the previously programmed set speed. To set a lower set speed, press and hold CST/COAST. Release the control when the desired speed is reached. Or you may repeatedly press and release CST/COAST. Each press will decrease the set speed by 1 mile per hour or depress the brake pedal. When the desired vehicle speed is reached, press SET/SET ACC/SET ACCEL. To disengage the speed control, depress the brake pedal. Disengaging the speed control will not erase the previously programmed set speed.
The remainder of the speed control switches are located on the right side of the steering wheel. To set a speed, press SET/SET ACC/SET ACCEL.
If you drive up or down a steep hill, your speed may vary momentarily slower or faster than the set speed. This is normal. Speed control cannot reduce the vehicle speed if it increases above the set speed on a downhill. If your vehicle speed is faster than the set speed while driving on a downhill, you may want to shift to the next lower gear or apply the brakes to reduce your vehicle speed. To set a higher speed, press and hold SET/SET ACC/SET ACCEL. Release the control when the desired vehicle speed is reached. Or you may repeatedly press and release SET/SET ACC/SET ACCEL. Each press will increase the set speed by 1 mile per hour or accelerate with your accelerator pedal. When the desired vehicle speed is reached, press and release SET/SET ACC/SET ACCEL. 12
Pressing OFF will erase the previously programmed set speed.
To return to a previously set speed, press RES/RSM/RESUME. For RES/RSM/RESUME to operate, the vehicle speed must be faster than 30 miles per hour.
If your vehicle slows down more than 10 miles per hour below your set speed on an uphill, your speed control will disengage. This is normal. Pressing RES/RSM/RESUME will re-engage it.
Overdrive and Tow/Haul Button
Windshield Wiper/ Washer Control
The Overdrive or Tow/Haul button is located at the end of the gearshift lever. To operate, push the button and the Overdrive or Tow/Haul light will switch on or off. GEARSHIFT Depending on RV OVERDRIVE LIGHT model, this light is located either on the gearshift lever or under the oil pressure gauge (see illustrations at OVERDRIVE BUTTON right). Please drive with this light on to GEARSHIFT provide the best TOW/HAUL LIGHT performance and fuel economy for your motorhome. If the Overdrive or Tow/Haul TOW/HAUL BUTTON light is not on, press the button to turn it on.
The windshield wiper/washer control is located at the end of the turn signal arm on the left side of the steering column. Rotate the windshield wiper control to the desired interval, low or high speed position.
OIL PRESSURE GAUGE
TOW/HAUL BUTTON TOW HAUL
The bars of varying lengths on the ferrule are for intermittent wipers. When in this position rotate the control upward for fast intervals and downward for slow intervals. Push the control on the end of the stalk to activate washer. Push and hold for a longer wash cycle. The washer will automatically shut off after ten seconds of continuous use.
Turn Signal Control Push down to signal a left turn. Push up to signal a right turn.
Heating/ Ventilation/ Air Conditioning Control
Fan control Controls the volume of air circulated in the vehicle. Temperature control knob Controls the temperature of the airflow inside the vehicle when the mode selector is set on heater or air conditioner. 13
Mode selector control Controls the direction of the airflow to the inside of the vehicle and it allows selection of the heater, vent, or air conditioner. In the OFF setting outside air is shut out and the fan will not operate. For short periods of time only, use this mode to prevent undesirable odors from entering the vehicle. MAX A/C uses recirculated air to cool the vehicle. MAX A/C is noisier than NORM A/C but more economical and will cool the inside of the vehicle faster. Airflow will be from the instrument panel registers. This mode can also be used to prevent undesirable odors from entering the vehicle. NORM A/C uses outside air to cool the vehicle. It is quieter than MAX A/C but not as economical. Airflow will be from the instrument panel registers. VENT distributes outside air through the instrument panel registers. However, the air will not be cooled below the outside temperature because the air conditioning does not operate in this mode. FLR allows for maximum heating by distributing outside air through the floor ducts. However, the air will not be cooled below the outside temperature because the air conditioning does not operate in this mode. MIX distributes outside air through the windshield defroster ducts and the floor ducts. Heating and air conditioning capabilities are provided in this mode. For added customer comfort, when the temperature control knob is anywhere in between the full hot and full cold positions, the air distributed through the floor ducts will be slightly warmer than the air sent to the windshield defroster ducts. If the temperature is about 10 degrees C (50 degrees F) or higher, the air conditioner will automatically dehumidify the air to reduce fogging. DEF distributes outside air through the windshield defroster ducts. It can be used to clear ice or fog from the windshield. If the temperature is about 10 degrees C (50 degrees F) or higher, the air conditioner will automatically dehumidify the air to reduce fogging. Operating tips: In humid weather, select defroster before driving. This will reduce fogging on your windshield. After a few minutes, select any desired position. To prevent humidity buildup inside the vehicle, do not drive with the climate control system in the OFF position. Remove any snow, ice or leaves from the air intake area at the bottom of the windshield. If the vehicle has been parked with the windows closed during hot weather, the air conditioner will do a much faster job of cooling if you drive for two or three minutes with the windows open. This will force most of the hot, stale air out of the vehicle. Then operate your air conditioner as you would normally. Do not place objects over the defroster outlets. These objects can block airflow and reduce your ability to see through the windshield. Also, avoid placing small objects on top of your instrument panel. These objects can fall down into the defroster outlets and block airflow and possibly damage the climate control system. 14
SEATS AND SEAT BELTS (Safety Restraints) There are two adjustments which may be made to
To unfasten, push the release button and remove the tongue from the buckle. Safety Belt Pretensioner The vehicle is equipped with safety belt pretensioners at the driver and front passenger seating positions. The safety belt pretensioner is a device which removes excess webbing from the safety belt system. The safety belt pretensioner uses the same crash sensor system as the front air bag supplemental restraint system. When the safety belt pretensioner deploys, webbing from the lap and shoulder belt is tightened Safety Belt Height Adjustment
the driver and passenger seats. Lift the handle on the front of the seat to move the seat forward or backward. Pull the lever located on the side of the seat next to the door to adjust the seatback. Never adjust the driver's seat or seatback when the vehicle is moving. Always drive and ride with your seatback upright and the lap belt low across the hips. Reclining the seatback can reduce the effectiveness of the seat's safety belt in the event of a collision. The driver and passenger seats are equipped with a combination lap and shoulder belt. To use, insert the belt tongue into the proper buckle until you hear a snap and feel it latch. The proper buckle is the one that is closest to the direction the tongue is coming from. Make sure the tongue is securely fastened in the buckle.
The vehicle has safety belt height adjustments for the driver and front passenger. Adjust the height of the shoulder belt so the belt rests across the middle of your shoulder. To lower the shoulder belt height, push the button and slide the height adjuster down. To raise the height of the shoulder belt, slide the height adjuster up. Pull down on the height adjuster to make sure it is locked in place. Position the shoulder belt height adjuster so that the belt rests across the middle of your shoulder. Failure to adjust the safety belt properly could reduce the effectiveness of the safety belt and increase the risk of injury in a collision.
IGNITION SWITCH The ignition switch has five positions. Note that the positions are not marked. ACCESSORY - allows the electrical accessories such as the radio to operate while the engine is not running. LOCK - locks the steering wheel, automatic transmission gearshift lever and allows key removal. OFF - shuts off the engine and all accessories without locking the steering wheel.
ON OFF START PARK
ON - all electrical circuits operational. Warning lights illuminated. Key position when driving. START - cranks the engine. Release the key as soon as the engine starts.
TILT STEERING The motorhome is equipped with a tilt steering wheel. The control is a small stalk located under the steering wheel to the left. Just pull the tilt steering control toward you to move the steering wheel up or down. Hold the control while adjusting the wheel to the desired position, then release the control. Never adjust the steering wheel when the vehicle is moving.
ELECTRONIC SOUND SYSTEM Caution: If you wish to listen to the sound system while the engine is off, turn the ignition key all the way counterclockwise to â€œACCESSORYâ€? (see above illustration). MP3 Function: Refers to MP3 tracks on a CD only. The system does not have an input for an MP3 Player. 1. Power/volume: Press to turn ON/OFF; turn to increase or decrease volume levels.
2. CD: Press to enter CD mode. 16
3. COMP (Compression): Brings soft and loud CD passages together for a more consistent listening level when in CD mode. Press COMP to turn the feature ON/OFF.
4. Scan: Press SCAN to hear a brief sampling of radio stations or CD/MP3 tracks. Press again to stop.
13. Select: Use with Bass, Treble, Balance, Fade and other menu selections.
5. CAT/Tune: Press W or X to manually tune down/up the radio frequency band.
14. Balance: Press BAL; then press SEL T/S to shift sound to the left/right speakers.
6. CD slot: Insert a CD with the label side up. 7. SEEK: Press and release SEEK W/X for previous/next strong station or track. 8. TEXT: The filename (Fi), song title (So), artist text (Ar) or album text (AL) may be viewed while playing an MP3 selection. When MP3 selection text is shown on the message display, its corresponding text indicator (Fi, So, Ar, or AL) is shown in the elapsed time display. Press TEXT to scroll through the text fields. The display will scroll through all of the text in the current field before changing to the next field. (TEXT must be pressed within 3 seconds of the previous press to proceed to the next/last text display.) The last text field shown on the display will become the new display message default. 9. Not used. 10. MUTE: Press to MUTE playing media; press again to return to playing media. 11. EJ: Press to eject a CD. 12. Bass: Press BASS; then press SEL T/S to decrease/increase the bass output. Treble: Press TREB; then press SEL T/S to decrease/increase the treble output.
Fade: Press FADE; then press SEL T/S to shift sound to the rear/front speakers. 15. Memory presets: To set a station: Select frequency band; tune to a station, press and hold a preset button until sound returns.
16. BAND: Press to toggle between AM/FM1/FM2 frequency band. 17. Not used 18. REW(Rewind): In CD/MP3 mode, press until desired selection is reached. 19. FF(Fast forward): In CD/MP3 mode, press until desired selection is reached. 20. FOLDERW : Press to access the previous MP3 directory. 21. FOLDERX : Press to access the next MP3 directory. 22. SHUFFLE: Plays CD/MP3 tracks in random order when active (ON). Press to show shuffle status. Press again to toggle status. 23. REPEAT: Repeats the current CD/MP3 track when active (ON). Press to show repeat status. Press again to toggle status.
24. Menu: Press MENU and SEL to access/adjust the following functions: Autoset: Press MENU until AUTOSET appears in the display. Press SEL to toggle ON/OFF. Allows you to set the strongest local radio stations without losing your original manually set preset stations for AM/FM1/FM2. When the six strongest stations are filled, the station stored in preset 1 will begin playing. If there are less than six strong stations, the system will store the last one in the remaining presets. Setting the clock: Press MENU until SELECT HOUR or SELECT MINUTE is displayed. Use SEL to manually increase (S) or decrease (T) the hours/minutes. Press MENU again to disengage clock mode. Folder/Track mode: In MP3 mode, press MENU until MODE appears in the display. Use SEL to toggle between FOLDER (only tracks within selected folder are accessible) or TRACK (all tracks on disc are accessible) MODE.
SECTION 3: DRIVING & ROAD RULES Safe Driving in North America • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Before driving away Starting the engine Driving your motorhome Anti-lock (ABS) brakes Driving using the shifter Safe driving tips Passing Night driving Parking & backing up Back up alarm & backup radar Hills (up and down driving) Turning Braking and stopping Restricted areas Inclement or freezing weather Access control devices Road signs School buses and crosswalks Turning left from odd numbered lane streets Safety precautions while driving Stopping for fuel and propane
Before Driving Away Note: Do not let anyone else drive the motorhome. Only the renter and those listed on the Rental Agreement as additional drivers are authorized to operate the motorhome. The renter is fully responsible for any and all damage caused by an unauthorized driver. Before getting into the driver’s seat always observe the area around your motorhome. A car, bicycle, child or tree branch may be behind, near the top or beside your vehicle and remain unseen until it's too late. There are a few blind spots you absolutely must check when parking or backing up. Before starting the engine, take a walk around the inside and the outside of the vehicle. • Be sure the shore line is plugged into the receptacle inside the shore line compartment. • Outside step, if equipped, is in the up position and securely stowed. • All compartment doors are latched or locked. • Nothing is left behind. • Water heater is turned off. • Water pump is turned off. • Check the fresh water supply. Be sure that you have enough water to reach your destination. • When temperatures are expected to go below freezing, i.e. 32°F or 0°C, you must drain all water from the motorhome to prevent water freeze-up. As a precaution against freezing, during expected freezing conditions your motorhome will have been drained of all water and be winterized by the rental station prior to departure. • There is no evidence of fluid leaks under the vehicle. • Roof vents are closed. • Refrigerator door is latched. • Cabinet doors and drawers are closed. • Coach entry door is closed and deadbolt is engaged. • There are no loose items in the vehicle. Do not place heavy items in overhead storage areas. • Check your fuel supply. Be sure you have enough to reach your next fuel stop. • Close exterior sewer caps and close the sewer valves. • Check for overhead clearance. • Side-view mirrors are properly aligned and tight. To drive safely, you must use the side view mirrors, so try to become accustomed to them as soon as possible. • The majority of accidents happen while maneuvering in tight conditions such as a parking lot or service station. Always use a spotter and extreme care in confined areas. • Buckle up!!! It's the law! • Release the parking brake.
Preparing to Start Your Vehicle Before starting the engine, make sure that all vehicle occupants have bucked their safety belts. Make sure the headlamps and vehicle accessories are off. Make sure the parking brake is set. Make sure the gearshift is in â€œPâ€? (Park).
GEARSHIFT IS IN P (PARK)
PARKING BRAKE IS SET
Note: When starting a fuel-injected engine, avoid pressing the accelerator before or during starting. Only use the accelerator when you have difficulty starting the engine.
TURN KEY TO ON ON OFF START
Turn the key to ON without turning the key to START. Note: Key positions (OFF, ON, etc.) are not marked.
NOTE: KEY POSITIONS (OFF, ON, ETC.) ARE NOT MARKED.
Troubleshooting - If there is difficulty in turning the key, firmly rotate the steering wheel left and right until the key turns freely. This condition may occur when the front wheels are turned or one of them is against a curb or when the steering wheel is turned when getting in or out of the vehicle. Several instrument panel lights will illuminate briefly. (If the driver's safety belt is fastened, the seat belt indicator light may not illuminate.) SHADED AREAS OF INSTRUMENT PANEL ILLUMINATE BRIEFLY
Starting the Engine
ON OFF START
- TURN KEY TO START. - RELEASE KEY WHEN ENGINE STARTS
Turn the key to START without pressing the accelerator pedal. Release as soon as the engine starts. The key will return to ON. If the engine does not start within five seconds on the first try, turn the key to OFF. After ten seconds try again. If the engine does not start after two attempts, wait ten seconds, then press the accelerator pedal 1/3 to 1/2 of the way to the floor and hold. Turn the key to START position. When the engine starts, release the key, then release the accelerator pedal gradually as the engine speeds up. Allow the engine to run at idle for a few seconds before driving.
Note: If the temperature is below 10 F, allow up to 15 seconds per try for the engine to start. 22
A computer system controls the engine's idle revolutions per minute or RPM. When the engine starts, the idle RPM runs faster to warm the engine. If the engine idle speed does not slow down automatically, call Traveler’s Assistance. Do not allow vehicle to idle for more than 10 minutes at the higher engine RPM. Extended idling at high engine speeds can produce very high temperatures in the engine and exhaust system, creating the risk of fire or other damage. Troubleshooting - Problem: Engine cranks slowly or not at all Solution 1: Use emergency start (see below). Solution 2: Clean and/or tighten the battery terminals.
Emergency Start Your motorhome has an emergency start switch for use if the engine compartment battery becomes discharged or in cold weather. The switch temporarily connects the coach battery to the engine compartment battery for extra starting power. To use the emergency start system: 1. Be sure the vehicle is stopped, shift to “P” (PARK) and apply the parking brake. 2. Press and hold the emergency start switch. 3. Start engine with ignition switch. 4. Release the emergency start switch.
EMERGENCY START SWITCH
Emergency Start Switch
DRIVING YOUR MOTORHOME Do not park, idle, or drive the motorhome in dry grass or other dry ground cover. The emission system heats up the engine compartment and exhaust system, which can start a fire. Although odorless and colorless, carbon monoxide is present in exhaust fumes. Take precautions to avoid its dangerous effects. If you smell exhaust fumes inside the motorhome, call Traveler’s Assistance immediately. Do not drive if you smell exhaust fumes.
Brakes The service brakes are self adjusting. Occasional brake noise is normal and often does not indicate a performance concern with the vehicle's brake system. In normal operation, automatic brake systems may emit occasional or intermittent squeal or groan noises when the brakes are applied. Such noises are usually heard during the first few brake applications in the morning; however they may be heard at any time while braking and can be aggravated by environmental conditions such as cold, heat, moisture, road dust, salt or mud. If a "metal to metal," "continuous grinding," or "continuous squeal" sound is present while braking, the brake linings may be worn. Call Traveler’s Assistance immediately. Four-wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) Your motorhome is equipped with Anti-lock (ABS) brakes. Use anti-lock brakes like normal brakes. You may feel the brakes vibrate, or you may notice some noise outside your vehicle, but this is normal. Let anti-lock work for you, but remember: Your front wheels can still stop rolling. If that happens, release enough pressure on the brakes to get the wheels rolling again so you can steer. The (ABS) symbol on your dash (illustration, p. 22) momentarily illuminates when the ignition is turned on and the engine is off. If the light stays on, the (ABS) needs to be serviced. With the (ABS) light on, the anti-lock brake system is disabled and normal braking is still effective unless the brake warning light also remains illuminated with the parking brake released. The ABS performs a self-check after you start the engine and begin to drive away. A brief mechanical noise may be heard during this test. This is normal. If a malfunction is found, the ABS warning light will come on. If the vehicle has continuous vibration or shudder in the steering wheel while braking, please call Traveler’s Assistance. The ABS operates by detecting the onset of wheel lockup during brake applications and compensates for this tendency. The wheels are prevented from locking even when the brakes are firmly applied. In an emergency or when maximum efficiency from the ABS is required, apply continuous force on the brake. The ABS will be activated immediately, thus allowing you to retain full steering control of your vehicle and, providing there is sufficient space, will enable you to avoid obstacles and bring the vehicle to a controlled stop. The Anti-lock system does not decrease the time necessary to apply the brakes or always reduce stopping distance. Always leave enough room between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you to stop. In case of sudden tire failure: • Avoid heavy brake application • Gradually decrease speed • Hold the steering wheel firmly and move slowly to a safe, off-road place • Park on a firm level spot • Turn off the ignition • Turn on the hazard flasher system
Driving Using the Shifter Note: Your vehicle is equipped with a brake-shift interlock feature. This feature prevents you from shifting from PARK unless you have the brake pedal depressed. (The ignition must be in the â€œONâ€? position.)
Shift Indicator (Shown in D or DRIVE)
Always depress the brake pedal before attempting to move the gearshift selector out of PARK.
Warning: When parked, hold the brake pedal down when you move the gearshift selector from one position to another. If you do not hold the brake pedal down, your vehicle may jump while in gear. OVERDRIVE and TOW/HAUL Please drive with the Overdrive Light or Tow/Haul Light on (see below for 3 possible light locations depending on RV model) as this provides the best performance and fuel economy for a heavy load such as an RV. If the light is not on, press the button on the end of the gearshift lever to turn it on. OIL PRESSURE GAUGE GEARSHIFT OVERDRIVE LIGHT
P (Park) Always come to a complete stop before you shift into P (PARK). This position locks the transmission and prevents the wheels from turning. To securely latch the gearshift in the P (PARK) position, pull it toward you, and push it completely counterclockwise (left) against the stop and then push it toward the instrument panel. The gearshift is securely latched in P (PARK) if you cannot rotate it in a clockwise direction without lifting it toward you. Warning: When parked, in addition to placing the shifter in P (PARK), you must always set the parking brake fully (illustration, p. 22). Always turn off the ignition whenever you leave your vehicle. Do not leave your vehicle unattended while the engine is running.
R (Reverse) With the gearshift in the R (REVERSE) position, the vehicle will move backward. You should always come to a complete stop before shifting into or out of R (REVERSE).
N (Neutral) With the gearshift in the N (NEUTRAL) position, the vehicle can be started and is free to roll. Hold the brake pedal down while in this position. 25
D (Drive) This shifter position is for normal driving. It allows the transmission to use all gears which reduces fuel consumption and engine wear. As the vehicle picks up speed, the transmission automatically upshifts. If you need more power for passing or going uphill push the accelerator pedal down and the transmission will shift to a lower gear. With the Overdrive or Tow/Haul Indicator Light ON (see Overdrive and Tow/Haul above), engine braking will occur when descending a grade.
Shift Indicator (Shown in D or DRIVE)
When to use 3 (Third Gear) Use 3 (THIRD) for improved traction on slippery roads and for additional engine braking. When to use 2 (Second Gear) Use 2 (SECOND) to start-up on slippery roads or to provide additional engine braking on downgrades. Note: Do not go faster than 55mph (88km/h) in this gear. When to use 1 (Low Gear) Use 1 (LOW) to drive up or down steep grades and to provide maximum engine braking. Note: Do not drive faster than 30 mph (48 km/h) in first gear.
Safe Driving Tips Speed • Drive at a steady rate to save fuel. Stay centered in your lane. • Remember that you are driving a high profile vehicle and be prepared to encounter crosswinds. • Do not drive when tired. Full concentration is required when driving a motorhome. • Excessive speed is one of the most common causes of traffic accidents. • With ideal weather conditions your top speed should never exceed posted speed limits. • Reduce speed in bad weather to prevent accidents that could ruin your holiday. • Observe and obey all posted speed limits as they can change suddenly. • You must pay for all speeding fines and parking tickets at the rental counter upon return.
Use Truck Lanes At Toll booths
Overhead Clearance • Always be aware of the dimensions of your motorhome. • Low hanging tree branches, and canopies and signs at gas stations, restaurants and campgrounds will cause clearance problems. • Remember that there are items located on the roof (e.g. air conditioner, solar panels and vents) that add substantially to the height of the roof. • Motorhomes are much taller than a conventional car so it must be kept in mind that at least 12 feet (4 meters) clearance is necessary. • Remember this when approaching gas station canopies, trees, overpasses, tunnels, bridges, toll booths, restaurants, etc. • Always use truck lanes at tollbooths. 27
Passing Side mirrors do not present a complete rear view when changing lanes. Be careful of your blind spots directly next to the driver and directly behind the motorhome. Due to the motorhome's weight and length, more time and distance is required to pass other vehicles. Make sure there is plenty of clear road ahead. Remember that your motorhome is much longer than a car, so give other drivers plenty of room before you pull back into the lane. It is illegal to pass without signaling or to pass on a hill, curve or crosswalk.
Night Driving Don't if possible. A disproportionate number of accidents occur at night. A tired driver, especially one exceeding recommended speed and poor driving conditions can contribute to an accident.
Parking and Backing Up Do not depend on your mirrors when backing up!!! Always use a spotter -- have someone outside of the motorhome to check for overhead clearance, side clearance and obstacles whenever possible. Allow for adequate mirror clearance. Wheels should be turned toward the curb, vehicle in P (Park) and the parking brake applied when parked.
Backup Alarm Your motorhome is equipped with a backup alarm. This alarm consists of a loud repetitive "beep" "beep" "beep" to warn people behind you that you are backing up. This tone is automatically generated whenever you put the gearshift lever in the reverse position.
Backup Radar Your motorhome is equipped with backup radar. This radar beeps inside the cab whenever you are about to back up into something. The radar beeps slowly when you are within 6 feet of an obstruction. It beeps quickly when you are within 2 feet of the obstruction. When you hear this quick beeping, stop backing up!
Hills (Up and Down Driving) When climbing hills, the transmission will automatically shift to lower gears. This decreases the strain on the engine and saves gas. Do not press the gas pedal to the floor on steep grades. This wastes gas, overheats the engine and transmission and can cause permanent damage. Use just enough gas to maintain forward progress. When descending hills, shift to a lower gear to retard speed to a slower, safer level. Never use brakes as the sole method to control downhill speeds. Constant brake use can render their stopping power useless. The lower gear level uses the engine to "brake" the vehicle. Never ride your brakes down a hill. That will cause brake overheating and eventually failure, for which you will be responsible.
Turning Make turns slowly and with caution. Remember that motorhomes have a much wider turning radius than a car. Make wide turns and watch for side and overhead clearance. Overhead clearance is not always marked. Watch for the rear of the vehicle to swing out. You are responsible for damage due to inadequate side clearance. Always use a spotter when in doubt.
Making a Turn: Curb Clearance
Braking and Stopping Do not tailgate! Allow at least four seconds between yourself and the vehicle ahead on normal surfaces. When the vehicle ahead of you passes a certain point, such as a sign, count â€œone-thousand-one, onethousand-two, one-thousand-three, one-thousandfour.â€? This takes about four seconds. If you pass the same point before you finish counting, you are following too closely. For slippery surfaces, allow even more space. Prolonged use of your brakes may result in overheating and possible loss of use. Avoid sudden stops. Abrupt braking or speed changes on a slippery surface can cause skidding, loss of control and accidents.
Gauging Your Following Distance
Inclement or Freezing Weather Reduce speed in windy or wet conditions. The size of motorhomes make them susceptible to crosswinds. Braking distances are increased when driving on ice, snow or rain. Allow extra room between you and the vehicle ahead. In severe weather conditions drive slowly with the headlights on. Avoid soft shoulders after a rain. You are responsible for tow charges if you get stuck. If driving in snow, do not use snow chains. If chains are required, do not drive! Snow chains can damage the motorhome. The use of snow chains on our motorhomes is strictly prohibited. In the case of a dust storm, pull off the road and turn your lights off. In extremely hot climates, avoid driving in midday. If you must drive, drive slowly. Keep the air conditioning off until you are driving on level roads. Bring extra water. In case of sub-freezing weather, special operating procedures are required to prevent freeze damage (see “Winter Operations and Freeze Damage” on page 100). This is your responsibility and YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES THAT MAY OCCUR. Check with your rental station prior to departure or call Traveler’s Assistance if freezing conditions should occur. It is the responsibility of the renter to notify a Cruise America representative if they plan to travel into freezing conditions. Cruise America will winterize your vehicle for $35 upon request. This service is available only at the original rental location. Please do not attempt to treat the system yourself by adding antifreeze or any other chemicals. Freezing temperatures also have an affect on the propane system. In extremely cold weather, there may not be enough heat outside to vaporize the liquid propane in your propane tank. This can reduce or even stop the flow to your appliances. If you have any further concerns regarding these conditions please call 1-800-334-4110.
Access Control Devices (Tire Spikes) Be aware of access control devices. These devices are made to punch holes in and ruin your tires. There may be signs to warn you of these. You are responsible for all tire damage due to negligence. (See the illustrations below.)
Access Control Device
ROAD INTERSECTION SIGNS (SLOW DOWN)
SCHOOL CROSSWALK (be prepared to stop)
RAILROAD CROSSING (be prepared to stop)
School Buses and Crosswalks
School Crosswalk: Be Prepared to Stop
Stopping for School Bus
Our customers, especially those from overseas, should be aware of special precautions required for school children. The United States universally uses orange colored buses to transport children to and from school. Each school bus, when it stops, will have flashing lights and a stop sign projecting from the bus. You must come to a complete stop driving in either direction when you see the flashing lights and/or the protruding stop sign. You may not continue until the lights have gone out and the stop sign closes from view. School zones and school crosswalk speed limits are 10 or 15 mph (16 to 24 km/h) and are strictly enforced. Very heavy fines and even imprisonment are the penalties for violating these laws. When you see a school bus or a school crosswalk, SLOW DOWN AND BE PREPARED TO STOP.
Turning Left from Odd Number Lane Streets Many streets in North America with an odd number of driving lanes (3, 5, 7) use the middle lane as a turn lane. Be aware of this and never try to turn from a driving lane.
TURN LEFT FROM CENTER LANE ONLY
Turning Left from Odd Number Lane Streets
Safety Precautions While Driving While vehicle is in motion: • The driver and all passengers must wear seat belts. • Never allow a passenger to stand or kneel on the seats. • Do not adjust tilt steering. • Do not adjust the driver's seat. • Never carry extra gasoline in the motorhome.
Stopping for Fuel and Propane (L.P. Gas) Before Refilling the Fuel Tank and/or LPG Tank: • Turn off all gas appliances (furnace, water heater, refrigerator, oven and range). Turn off all pilot lights (oven and range). Turn off the propane tank. • Turn engine and generator off. • Use only regular unleaded gasoline. (Tank holds 35 to 55 gallons, depending on your vehicle.) WARNING: NO DIESEL. If diesel is added to a gas engine then the
customer will be responsible for any and all charges due to having the engine flushed, disposal charges, environmental charges and charges for any repairs and/or towing. • Check tires and pressure. Refer to the manufacturer’s sticker on the driver’s side door jamb for recommended tire pressure (See photo at right). The recommended pressure is for “cold” tires, i.e., when the vehicle has been parked for at least one hour or has been driven for less than 3 miles. Please note that the minimum tread depth allowed on a Cruise America vehicle is 5/32 of an inch ( 3.97cm).
WARNING: DO NOT UNDERINFLATE THE TIRES FOR A SMOOTHER RIDE. This is a dangerous misconception.
Underinflated tires can cause the tires to overheat very quickly causing the treads to separate which will lead to a blow out. • Check oil, transmission fluid, engine coolant, and windshield wiper fluid every time you fill up. If oil changes or transmission fluid are required you will be reimbursed. Save the receipts. Use 5W-20 engine oil if available. The only other acceptable oil is 5W-30. • Check generator oil level (with generator shut off) after every 6 hours of use. Use SAE 30 or 10W-30 oil for the generator. • Check brake lights and turn signal light operation. • Adjust mirrors.
Tire Pressure: Refer to Manufacturer’s Sticker
• Do not remove radiator cap for any reason at any time. Serious injuries could occur. Always check coolant level visually at see-through coolant reservoir. Add coolant if necessary. • Do not leave valuables in the motorhome when unattended. Always take them with you. • When you stop for a period of time, check under the motorhome to see if there are any leaks from the vehicle. If there are, investigate. • Remember that, other than the addition of fuel and lubricants, a professional must perform all maintenance service. • Always have someone outside the vehicle guide you while you are parking or backing up.
SECTION 4: ACCIDENTS, BREAKDOWNS & MAINTENANCE • • • •
Accidents Insurance certificates Emergency service and repair How to guard against repair scams
ACCIDENTS, BREAKDOWNS AND MAINTENANCE Accidents In case of an accident, notify Cruise America immediately by calling toll free (1-800-334-4110) and make a full report in writing upon return. Always get a police report. Sometimes the police are unable to come to where you are. In this case give them your information by telephone and ask them for a file number. Without a police report you will be responsible for damages regardless of fault. If it is not possible to obtain a police report you are required to get all information from the other party, including full name, vehicle license number and state of registration, insurance information and a written explanation of the details of the accident. All accidents involving another party must be reported as soon as possible within 24 hours. You must provide a police report and file number and complete an incident/accident report upon return of the rental vehicle.
Insurance Certificates When you rented your RV, you were given an insurance certificate (insurance identification card). Please leave this insurance certificate and the vehicle’s registration papers inside the motor home. Do not carry these documents with your personal papers. At right and on the following page are examples of Cruise America’s U.S., Canadian and Mexican Insurance Certificates.
L E A T A U T C I C F A RTI N A CE T NO NCE A R U INS (STATE)
COMPANY NUMBER 12345 POLICY NUMBER ABC6789 YEAR
GENERIC INSURANCE IDENTIFICATION CARD
COMPANY NS. S. CO. CO JOHN DOE INS.
EFFECTIVE FFECTIVE DATE DATE 11/01/2050
EXPIRA EXPIR EXPIRATION DATE 1 11 11/01/2051
I VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER FLEET INSURANCE
PANY ISSUING IS SSUING CARD AGENCY/COMPANY S CO S. JOHN DOE INS. INSURED
A CRUISE AMERICA, INC. W HAMPTON AVE. 11 W. MESA, AZ
Example Insurance Certificate: U.S.
XYZ Insurance Company
L ATE A U CT TIFIC A N ER A C T O E N NC A R U INS
NAME AND ADDRESS OF INSURANCE COMPANY / NOM ET ADRESSE DE LA CO COMPAGNIE D'ASSURANCE SSURAN É NAME AND ADDRESS OF INSURED / NOM ET ADRESSE DE L'AS L'ASSURÉ
Cruise Canada, Inc. c/o Cruise ruise America enue 11 West Hampton Avenue SA Mesa AZ 85210 USA
INSURED VEHICLE -YEAR, MAKE, E, SERIAL NO.
VÉHICULE V ASSURÉ - A ANN ANNÉE, MARQUE, SÉRIE
All Vehicles s Owned by, Leased Lease Lea sed ed To, or Manag Manage Managed by the Insured
EFFECTIVE DATE TE E / DATE D'ENTRÉE EN VIGUEUR
June 1, 2050
POLICY NUMBER / P PO OLICE NUMÉRO
123ABC456XYZ 3ABC456XYZ ABC456XYZ
DATE OF EXPIRY / DATE D'EXPIRATION DAT
June 1, 2051
XYZ Insurance Ltd
MOTOR VEHICLE LIABILITY INSURANCE CARD CERTIFICAT D'ASSURANCE - AUTOMOBILE RESPONSABILITÉ
APPLICABLE WITHIN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA EN VIGUEUR AU CANADA ET AUX ÉTATS-UNIS D'AMERIOUE
This certificate is subject to the terms and conditions of the insurer's standard automobile policy. This certifies that the party named herein is insured against liability for bodily injury and property damage by reason of the operation of the motor vehicle described herein, in an amount not less than the statutory minimum requirements in any area of Canada. WARNING - Any person who issues or produces a card to show that there is in force a policy of insurance as indicated herein that is in fact not in force is liable to a heavy fine and/or imprisonment and his licence may be suspended. This card should be carried in the insured vehicle for production as proof of insurance when demanded by police. Le présent certificat est assuietti aux dispositions et conditions de la police d'assurance automobile de I'Assureur. Ce certificat atteste que la personne susnommee est assurée contre la responsabilité pour blessures et dommages aux biens découlant de I'usage du véhicule ci-décrit, conformément aux limites minimales exigées par les lois d'assurance en vigueur partout au Canada. AVERTISSEMENT - Quiconque émet ou présente un tel certificat comme preuve d'une police d'assurance-responsabilité qui effectivement n'est pas en vigueur, est coupable d'une infraction passible dune forte amende et/ou d'emprisonnement et suspension de son permis. Ce certificat doit être laissé dans le véhicule assure afin d'être présenté comme preuve d'assurance lorsque la police l'axige.
Example Insurance Certificate: Canada
Policy No.: (Póliza No.):
Seguros Comercial America, S.A. de C.V. Insurgentes Sur No. 3900 14000 Mexico, D.F.
GENERIC TOURIST VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION CARD (for vehicles with Foreign License Plates only)
E T A C I IT F R E C E C N A R U S N I L A U T C A N (Tarjeta de Identificacion para Vehículos Turista)
Insured's General Information (Datos Generales del Asegurado): Insured (Asegurado): Cruise America, Inc. Address (Domicilio): 11 W. Hampton Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85210 Additional Insured/Loss Payee: (Asegurado Adicional/Beneficiario Preferente)
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From (Desde) Policy Term :
August 20, 2050
From (Desde) Coverage period
Cruise America Contract Number:
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for this vehicle: (Periodo de cobertura para este vehiculo) Vehicle Covered (Vehiculo Cubierto): erto):
VIN # (No. de Serie):
Limits/Limite (U.S. Dlls.) Deductible (Deducible) Coverage/Cobertura 2% w/minimum of $200 US 1. Collision (Daños Materiales): $35,000 riales): Actual Cash Value up to 2. Total Theft/Comprehensive Total): $35,000 Actual Cash Value up to 5% w/minimum of $400 US hensive (Robo To $100,000 CSL PD/BI Occ/Agg (Limite Unico Combinado) 3. Third Party Liability ility lity PD & BI (R (Responsabilidad Civil por ero ): eros Daños a Terceros): 4. Medical Expenses Occupants (Gastos Medicos Ocupantes): $4,000 per person / $20,000 per accident xpenses Occupa Occupan 5. Legal Assistance (Asist (Asistencia Legal): $100,000 6. Optional Excluded / Excluido tional Coverages (Coberturas Opcionales): It is understood nderstood and an agreed that the coverages insured under this policy shall be applicable to accidents occuring within the territory of the Republic of Mexico and in accordance to Mexican jurisdiction and/or laws. - ALL ACCIDENTS MUST BE REPORTED IN MEXICO, BEFORE RETURNING TO THE USA - TOLL FREE NUMBER: 01-800-017-8300
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Agent's Number (Numero del Agente): ABCDE Cost Center (Centro de Utilidad): 01234 Place of Issuance (Lugar de Expedición): Hermosillo, Sonora this August 17, 2056
IMPORTANT NOTE: FOR INSURANCE TO BE EFFECTIVE, A COPY OF THIS AUTO I.D. CARD SHOULD BE FAXED TO (123) 456 7890
Example Insurance Certificate: Mexico
Emergency Service and Repair In case of mechanical failure rendering the vehicle inoperable, get the vehicle completely off the road at the first opportunity. Call 1-800-334-4110 for instructions. If in a remote area, raise the hood and attempt to flag a passerby. Ask the person who stops to call the 800 number for you. Give that passerby your Rental Agreement number to reference the call. Never abandon the vehicle under any circumstances. All repairs over $75 per rental require an authorization from Travelerâ€™s Assistance. Repairs and incidentals up to $75 per rental do not have to be phoned in to Travelers Assistance. Maintaining fluid levels does not require authorization. Keep all receipts for reimbursements. Tire Repair In case of flat tire, the spare tire is located at the rear of the motorhome. For your safety, we do not provide tire changing tools. Call 1-800-334-4110. How To Guard Against Repair Scams When at a gas or service station never leave your motorhome unattended. Watch closely what the service attendant is doing and ask questions. Beware of high-pressure sales tactics. Call Traveler's Assistance before you agree to any repairs. Remember: repairs over $75.00 require our authorization, or you will not be reimbursed. Repairs and incidentals up to $75 do not have to be phoned in to Travelers Assistance. We recommend making required oil changes at national firms, such as Jiffy Lube. Most oil changes should cost about $35.00. Ask for the price of an oil change before the work is done. If it seems too high, call Travelerâ€™s Assistance or go to another service station. (See page 36 for oil requirements.) Please refer to the following sections of this handbook to guide you with the proper operation of your motorhome.
SECTION 5: DEPARTURE KIT & SAFETY EQUIPMENT • Departure kit • Personal pack • Provisioning kit • Smoke detector • Fire extinguisher • L. P. GAS detector • Emergency exit • Carbon monoxide detector • Window operation
Departure Kit During check-out you received a departure kit. These items are at no additional charge to you. The departure kit contains: • KOA Value Kard • Roll Of R.V. toilet paper • Troubleshooting Guide • Matches • KOA Campground Guide Book • Drawstring Bag • 9-Volt battery • Biodegradable toilet chemical
Personal Pack A personal pack is a collection of personal items that may be rented for individuals in your party. Please return these items to Cruise America when you return the motorhome. The following is a list of personal pack items and associated charges for returning with them damaged or missing: PERSONAL PACK ITEMS ITEM
DAMAGED OR MISSING
SLEEPING BAG/BLANKET (2 EA.)/COMFORTER
BATH TOWEL (2 EA.)
WASH CLOTH (2 EA.)
Provisioning Kit As you rented your motorhome, you may have elected to have it stocked with dishes and a number of other items that are collectively called a provisioning kit. These items are for your use during your trip. However, please return these items to Cruise America when you return the motorhome. Additionally, we ask that all items be returned clean. Note: All Provisioning Kit components were clean when packed. HOWEVER: due to storage, it is recommended that they be washed prior to use. The following is a list of provisioning kit items and associated charges for returning with them damaged, missing or dirty: PROVISIONING KIT ITEMS
ITEM COOKWARE SET (5-PC OR 7-PC)
DAMAGED, MISSING OR DIRTY $3/PC ($18 MAX)
DAMAGED, MISSING OR DIRTY
DAMAGED, MISSING OR DIRTY
SOUP BOWL (6 EA.)
8” CARVING KNIFE
SOUP SPOON (6 EA.)
3” PARING KNIFE
TEASPOON (6 EA.)
DINNER FORK (6 EA.)
DINNER KNIFE (6 EA.)
DRINKING GLASS (6 EA.)
STEAK KNIFE (6 EA.)
COFFEE CUP (6 EA.)
DINNER PLATE (7 EA.)
Smoke Detector Alarm CAUTION: Please do not disconnect the smoke alarm
for the sake of convenience when cooking foods that may set it off. Instead open windows and doors to air the unit out. The smoke alarm may save your life. Your motorhome comes with a smoke detector alarm for your protection and peace of mind. The alarm is powered by a replaceable 9-volt battery. If it needs to be replaced, it will begin to emit a chirping sound. Replace the battery with a fresh one which you will find in your Departure Kit.
Locating the Smoke Alarm The smoke alarm is round in shape and will be attached to the interior ceiling of the motorhome. Replacing the battery 1. To install the new battery, remove the smoke alarm cover from TEST BUTTON the mounting bracket by twisting clockwise. 2. Remove and discard the existing battery. 3. Install new battery (supplied in your Departure Kit). 4. Check to make sure that the battery connections are secure and NOZZLE the battery is secured in its compartment. 5. Test alarm by depressing test button. 6. Reinstall alarm by aligning tabs on ceiling bracket and turning clockwise. 7. Test alarm again.
Fire Extinguisher Your motorhome is equipped with a dry chemical fire extinguisher. It is rated for type B fires (liquids and grease) and type C fires (electrical). To use the fire extinguisher, pull the ring at the top, aim the nozzle at the base of the flames and press or squeeze the lever. Cover the entire width of the base of the flames by sweeping the nozzle from side to side. Locating the fire extinguisher The fire extinguisher is located at the side of the step well by the coach entry door.
L.P. Gas Leak Detector The LP detector is an electronic device designed to detect and alert you of a possible LP Gas leak in the motorhome. The detector immediately warns the operator with a fast beeping sound and turns the gas off at the propane tank. See page 86 for more information on this detector. L.P. Gas Leak Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector The CO (carbon monoxide) detector is located either above the rear bed or above the dinette. The detector constantly monitors the air inside the motorhome for the presence of carbon monoxide. If dangerous levels of carbon monoxide are present in the interior of the motorhome, the detector will sound an alarm. When you hear the alarm sound, you must stop the vehicle if you are driving, turn off the motor and the generator, open the door and exit the vehicle. If not driving and you hear the alarm sound, open all windows and the door to ventilate the interior of the motorhome. After the coach airs out, reset the detector. If the problem persists, call Travelerâ€™s Assistance.
GREEN ON FLASHING RED-LOW ALARM SOLID RED - HIGH ALARM RED/GREEN - LOW VOLTAGE OR REPLACE DURING AN ALARM MOVE TO FRESH AIR; CALL 911
Troubleshooting the CO Detector A chirping sound will indicate a low coach battery. Run the chassis engine to charge the coach battery.
Emergency Exit The emergency exit is located at the rear of the motorhome and is marked by this label located at the window. Open the window and exit the motorhome. You may also exit the motorhome by the main entry door or the front cab doors.
Window Operation The motorhome windows may be opened by pulling slightly on the latch to release the window and sliding the glass to open. Don't forget to close the windows in case of rain. When driving or operating the generator, you should keep the windows closed to prevent the entry of exhaust gases into the motorhome.
Smoking Policy Smoking is not allowed in Cruise America Motorhomes. We expect our customers to respect this policy in consideration of other renters. Thank you for smoking outside. No Smoking
SECTION 6: CAMPGROUND TIPS & EQUIPMENT LOCATOR • Campgrounds: Arriving at the campground: Electrical hook-up Water hook-up Sewer hook-up Campground etiquette Campground vehicle security Overnighting at primitive sites Departing the campground • Typical vehicle specifications • Equipment location • Monitor panel
CAMPGROUNDS Arriving at the Campground Always try to arrive at your destination while there is still some daylight so you can register and be able to locate your campsite, some campgrounds have obstructions and trees, which can damage the overhead or undercarriage of the motorhome. Remember: you are responsible for all damage occurring at a campground. Always ask for a campsite that is level so your refrigerator will work properly. If you arrive after the campground office is closed, you may still be able to check in after hours. It is helpful to call ahead so the campground doesn't give out your site, also you might end up in a site that does not have full accommodations. While you can still run your generator for electricity, you may be restricted from using your generator after dark. Electrical hook up Ask for electrical hookup whenever possible. If your stay is for longer than one day, you should ask for full hookup (electric, water, and dump facility). This will make your stay more enjoyable, because you will be charging your coach battery, and also running your appliances, without using the 12-volt battery. You will not worry about your appliances not functioning, due to having drained your 12-volt coach battery. Connecting your motorhome to the campsite electric supply is simple and easy. Just remove the motorhome shore line from the receptacle inside the shore line compartment, and plug into the campsite 120-volt receptacle. You can also use the provided adapter in case the campground only has a 15-amp receptacle.
15 AMP RECEPTACLE
SHORE LINE SHORE LINE 30 AMP RECEPTACLE
15 AMP CONNECTION 30 AMP CONNECTION (PREFERRED)
Campsite Electrical Connections
Water hook up Remove the fresh water hose from the lower compartment and connect to the motorhome and the campsite water faucet. Caution: some campground water supplies are on wells and the water may not be fit to drink. Cruise America strongly recommends bottled water for drinking, ice cubes or any other human consumption. Use of water from the on board water system is at the clientâ€™s sole risk.
Water hook up, continued Note: some campgrounds have very high water pressure, which may cause a leak in your water system. If you encounter very high water pressure we encourage you to use a water pressure regulator (available at campground store) to prevent water lines from rupturing. Warning: if the overnight temperature is expected to go below freezing for an extended period, you must winterize the motorhome. Please follow the instructions in the fresh water system (winter operation and freeze damage) section of this guide. You will be liable for all freeze damage to the motorhome. Sewer hook up Remove the sewer hose from its storage compartment and connect to the motorhome sewage drain outlet. (See p. 99: “Dumping the Holding Tanks”.) Keep the two waste dump valves closed, even while connected to the campground sewer system (see “Caution” below). Monitor the tank levels, and empty the tanks only when the panel reads 3/4 or above. After dumping, close the valves and fill the toilet 1/4 full. Add toilet chemicals so waste can dissolve in the water. Caution: If you are camping and are able to leave your sewer hose hooked up, please keep the valves closed. Open the valves only for dumping and then promptly close them again. Dump only after the tanks are 3/4 full so there will be plenty of flow. If you simply leave the valves open, solid waste will settle and your waste tank will become clogged!
Campground Etiquette Common sense rules of etiquette prevail when you check into any campground, public or commercial. Whether you plan to stay for one night or an extended stay, you are joining a community and you are expected to be a good neighbor and comply with campground rules. You will be expected to not make excessive noise, to respect the environment around you, to clean up any litter and to never run the generator at night. If you arrive at a campground late in the afternoon or at night, keep your lights dim and make as little noise as possible. If you see a campsite empty except for a chair or similar object it means that someone has staked it out, and will be back to claim their campsite. It is a good idea to stock up on toilet chemicals and RV toilet paper while you are at the campground since these items will not be available to you at any supermarket.
Campground Vehicle Security Do not leave valuables in the motorhome while you are away. Take valuables with you. Secure all windows. Close the curtains and the front privacy curtains. Leave one light on inside the vehicle while you are away.
Overnighting at Primitive Sites If your campsite does not have electrical, water or sewer hookups, ask the campground office where their dump station and water fill are located. 1. If not hooked up to electricity, be sure the engine fuel tank has enough fuel to run the generator. (The generator will use about 1 gallon of fuel per hour of operation and will shut down when the level in your fuel tank drops below 1/4 full.) 2. Be sure that the fresh water tank is full. 3. Light the water heater only when you need hot water. Turn off after use. 4. Use the generator for all electrical operations inside the coach. This will insure that your coach battery remains fully charged. Important: using the furnace and your interior lights and appliances will quickly drain your coach battery. 5. Check that the refrigerator pilot light is still lit. If necessary, relight the pilot light per the instructions on the refrigerator section of this guide.
Departing the Campground 1. Disconnect the shore line from the campsite receptacle, plug the end of the electric cord back into the 120-volt receptacle in the motorhome shore line compartment. If you used the 15-amp adapter, store it in the shore line compartment also. 2. Close both dump valves. Disconnect the sewer hose from the motorhome. Lift the hose to drain any liquid from the hose. 3. Turn off the water spigot and disconnect the fresh water hose from the motorhome. 4. If you need to add fresh water to the motorhome fresh water tank, open the fresh water fill door and place the hose end in the fill hole. Only turn the faucet partway as the tank has to vent as it fills. Fill the fresh water tank. 5. Stow the sewer hose back into its compartment. 6. Turn off the water and disconnect the fresh water hose from the campground spigot, allowing excess water to drain off before stowing the hose in its compartment. 7. Secure all compartment doors before departing the campsite. 8. Turn off the water heater. We advise this because it is a rapid recovery system. 9. Secure the refrigerator door and check to insure that your refrigerator is operating on LP Gas while you drive. 10. Close roof vents. 11. Make sure all loose articles inside the motorhome are secured and stowed away. 12. Check all tires. If any tires are low, air them up as soon as possible. 13. Adjust side mirrors if necessary. 14. Stow the entry step. 15. If backing up from the campsite, post a lookout to guide you back safely. 16. Latch and deadbolt the entry door. 17. Before driving away, make sure all passengers are buckled up with seat belts.
Typical Vehicle Specifications Vehicle Type Class Engine Transmission Drive Wheels Power Brakes Power Steering Dash air conditioning Cruise control Dual rear tires Stereo sound system Refrigerator Furnace Cooktop burners Microwave Roof Air conditioner Generator Shower Flush toilet Capacities (gal./liter) Fuel (Unleaded) Water heater Fresh water Gray water Sewage (black water) LP Gas
Compact CT-22 V-8 Auto 2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 3 Yes Yes US only Yes Yes
Standard C-25 V-8 Auto 2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 3 Yes Yes US only Yes Yes
Large C-30 V-10 Auto 2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
40/151 6/22 23/87 21/79 22/83 11/42
55/208 6/22 40/151 35/132 30/114 14/53
55/208 6/22 40/151 35/132 30/114 14/53
25’/7.6 8’4”/2.54 12’0”/3.72
30’/9.1 8’4”/2.54 12’0”/3.72
Dimensions (ft.,inches/meters) Length (to nearest foot) 25’/7.6 Width (mirrors retracted) 7’10”/2.39 Overhead clearance 12’0”/3.72
Notice to Customers: Cruise America and Cruise Canada purchase new vehicles each year from several different manufacturers and we cannot guarantee exact vehicle specifications. The features/amenities are representative and may be added to or deleted without notice. Vehicle dimensions are approximate. 55
Motorhome Equipment Location WATER TANK FILL
WATER TANK DRAIN
BLACK WATER VENT
110 VAC OUTLET STORAGE
ROOF A/C SHOWER VENT
STORAGE ROOF VENT
GENERATOR FURNACE SHORE LINE
DUMP VALVES EMERGENCY EXIT
FUEL FILL SEWER HOSE
STORAGE (FRESH WATER HOSE)
Motorhome Equipment Location
The Monitor Panel Location: In most motorhomes the monitor panel is located above the stove in the range hood. Function: These panels allow you to conveniently check the approximate levels in such items as the fresh water tank, holding tank 1 (toilet waste) holding tank 2 (sink & shower waste water) & LP gas (propane) tank. You can also check the condition of your aux (coach) battery, turn on the water pump and water heater, and start or stop the generator, if present.
One Style of Monitor Panel
The illustration above is of a common style monitor panel (styles may vary) in most motorhomes. The monitor panel uses rocker style switches as controls and level checks. Some of the switches click on and off. The others have to be held down momentarily to activate. The switches for the water heater, water pump, hood light and hood fan are all on/off type switches. The switches for the generator, fresh water, L.P. Gas, holding tanks and battery condition are all momentary hold type switches. Checking tank levels: To check the amount of water available in the fresh water tank, push that switch and hold. For example, if the tank is 2/3 full, the E, 1/3 and 2/3 lights will light up on the panel. This will apply to all tank levels on the panel. (See the following table.) Level Lights Empty E 1/3 E and 1/3 2/3 E, 1/3 and 2/3 Full E, 1/3, 2/3 and F Helpful hints: The monitor panel is for convenience and if not working properly won't ruin your vacation. Below are listed alternative ways to check most of your levels. The LP tank has a secondary gauge mounted on the tank. Look there for a tank level. The fresh water tank will be located either under the rear dinette seat, under the rear bed or in a rear outside storage compartment depending on which model RV you have. It is translucent white and you can see through it for your tank level.
You can determine the level in holding tank 1 (toilet waste) by looking down the toilet to see how full it is. On occasion, the toilet waste tank gauge on your monitor panel may read incorrectly. This is because the sensor probes mounted on the inside of the tank sometimes get coated with particles, causing faulty readings on the panel. To prevent this, always flush with plenty of fresh water when using the toilet. Never pour grease or oil down the toilet and always use the easily dissolved special RV toilet tissue and dry or liquid enzymes type RV toilet chemicals. If you get faulty readings on holding tank one, you may correct this in the following way: First drain the tank. Then fill the tank with water and 1/2 cup dishwashing soap. Then simply drive for a while. The sloshing water will usually clean the probes. The level in holding tank 2 (sink & shower drain water) cannot easily be determined. However, if you have water coming up in the shower it is an indication that the tank is full. Checking battery condition: The battery condition switch tells you Another Style of Monitor Panel approximately what condition your coach battery charge is in. To check the battery condition, you must first have the shore power disconnected, the generator and engine off and one interior light on. Press the battery condition switch and the lights on the panel marked 10v, 11v or 12v will light up. If the 12v light is not on, you should charge your coach battery by plugging into shore power or running the engine or the generator. Control Switches on the Monitor Panel On the monitor panel you will find the generator start/stop switch (some models only), the water heater switch and the water pump switch. The GENERATOR SWITCH is discused on page 68. The WATER HEATER SWITCH turns on the water heater pilot for hot water. It also has an indicator light to let you know if it is on or not. Refer to the water heater section for more instructions on water heater usage. The WATER PUMP SWITCH has an indicator light to let you know if it is on or not. Note: There is a second water pump switch on the bathroom wall.
Troubleshooting the Monitor Panel Problem
No lights on panel
1. Blown fuse.
2. 40-amp breaker. 3. Dead battery.
1. Check monitor panel fuse at power converter. Change if needed. (See illustration this page.) 2. Reset breaker (see p. 73). 3. Check and charge coach battery.
Panel not working at all.
Check white ground wire on negative (-) side of battery for good connection.
Panel shows low battery condition.
Low coach battery.
Run chassis engine to recharge coach battery.
1. LOCATE AND OPEN POWER CONVERTER DOOR.
2. FIND FUSE # FOR MONITOR PANEL (#5 IN THIS EXAMPLE)
3. LOCATE MONITOR PANEL FUSE (#5 IN THIS EXAMPLE)
Finding the Monitor Panel Fuse
SECTION 7: THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM • Electrical system: 12-volt, 120-volt • Chassis Electrical • The Power Converter • The Generator • Electrical Troubleshooting
Electrical System All motorhomes are equipped with two separate electrical systems: (1) a 12 volt DC system (direct current from a battery source ) and (2) a 120 volt AC system (alternating current from a power outlet or an on board generator). Note: You cannot operate any appliances without 120-volt AC. If you are not plugged into a campground power supply or if you are not running the generator, you will quickly drain the auxiliary battery. 12-Volt System Your motorhome has two 12-volt batteries: one in the engine-compartment and the other in the coach. The one in the coach is also called the auxiliary battery. The engine-compartment battery (located under the hood) is charged by the alternator while driving the motorhome. It supplies power to the engine ignition system, dash controls, switches and all exterior lighting of the motorhome. The auxiliary or coach battery operates the furnace, water pump, propane detector, monitor panel and all interior lighting. It also supplies power to the electronic controls for the water heater and the refrigerator. The auxiliary or coach battery is charged in two ways: â€˘ From the vehicle alternator when the engine is running (this is the most efficient method). â€˘ From the 12-volt system through the power converter (at a lower charge rate). Troubleshooting - If the coach lights and the other 12-volt appliances are not working, please see the 12volt troubleshooting guide on page 72. 120-Volt System RESET BUTTON
By connecting the motorhome's power cord to a 120volt outside power source, you may run the roof air conditioner, microwave and the 120-volt electrical outlets in the motorhome. The 120-volt outlets in the bathroom and kitchen are protected by a Ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) This device is intended to protect you against the hazards of electrical shock when using electrical appliances.
Note: If the power is on and there is no current push the RESET button (at the center of the GFCI outlet). When using the on board generator the 120-volt shore line must be plugged into the receptacle located at the shore line storage compartment. Troubleshooting - If neither the coach A/C nor the microwave are working, please see the 120-volt troubleshooting guide on page 71.
SHORE LINE (SHOWN PLUGGED INTO GENERATOR OUTLET)
Chassis Electrical The chassis or cab has a set of fuses and circuit breakers that are separate from the coach and run independent components on the engine, dash components and exterior lights. It is important that if you experience a problem with one of these components you check the automotive fuses and replace a blown fuse with a fuse of the same amperage and size. This is usually marked on top of the fuse itself (5,10,15,20, etc). There are two fuse boxes: one underneath the dash on the driver’s side and the other underneath the hood on the driver’s side (usually marked “Power Distribution Box”). The fuse boxes have covers which must be removed to reveal the fuses. Again: if you have a blown fuse, use only the same size replacement fuse. FUSE RATING vs. FUSE COLOR Fuse Rating
Cartridge Maxi Fuses
Fuse Link Cartridge
2A 3A 4A 5A 7.5A 10A 15A 20A 25A 30A 40A 50A 60A 70A 80A
Gray Violet Pink Tan Brown Red Blue Yellow Natural Green -----------
Gray Violet Pink Tan Brown Red Blue Yellow Natural Green -----------
--------------Yellow --Green Orange Red Blue Tan Natural
--------------Blue --Pink Green Red Yellow --Black
--------------Blue --Pink Green Red Yellow Brown Black
UNDER-DASH FUSE LOCATIONS
Under-Dash Fuse Rating/Service KEY AMPS
1 2 3 4 5 6
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
5A 4WABS MODULE 10A REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY(RKE), O/D CANCEL 15A TRIP COMPUTER, RADIO 15A COURTESY LAMPS 30A POWER LOCK SWITCHES, POWER LOCKS w/o RKE 10A BRAKE-SHIFT INTERLOCK, DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS (DRL) MODULE, REVERSE PARK AID (RPA) 10A MULTI-FUNCTION SW., TURN SIGNALS 15A RADIO CAPACITOR(S), IGNITION COIL, POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) DIODE, PCM POWER RLY. 5A WIPER CONTROL MODULE 20A MAIN LIGHT SW, PARK LAMPS. LICENSE LAMP (EXTERNAL LAMPS), MULTIFUNCTION SW. (FLASH-TO-PASS), BSM 15A MULTI-FUNCT. SW. (HAZARDS), BRAKE LAMP SW., BRAKE LAMPS, IVD RELAY 15A BACKUP LAMPS, AUX. BATT. RELAY. 15A BLEND DOOR ACTUATOR, FUNCT SEL. SW. 5A INSTR. CLUST. 5A TRAILER BATT. CHG. RLY., CLUSTER, BSM 30A POWER SEATS 5A POWER MIRRORS --- NOT USED --- NOT USED
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
ENGINE OIL FILL
TRANSMISSION DIPSTICK / FILL
20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44
10A RESTRAINTS --- NOT USED 15A MEMORY PWR RADIO, BATT. SAVER RELAY, INSTR. CLUSTER, COURT LAMP RELAY, ACCESORY DELAY RELAY 20A POWER LOCKS w/RKE --- NOT USED 10A LEFT HEADLAMP (LO BEAM) 20A CIGAR LIGHTER, DIAGNOSTICS 5A RADIO --- NOT USED --- NOT USED 15A HEADLAMPS (HI BEAM INDICATOR) 10A RIGHT HEADLAMP (LO BEAM) 20A POWER POINT #1 (INSTRUMENT PANEL) 10A START RELAY --- NOT USED --- NOT USED 5A INSTRUMENT ILLUMINATION. --- NOT USED --- NOT USED 10A TRLR TOW ELEC. BRAKE, BRAKE LAMPS 20A POWER POINT #2 (2ND ROW SEAT, DRIVER SIDE) 30A MODIFIED VEHICLE 20A (CIRCUIT BREAKER) POWER WINDOWS --- NOT USED 20A (CIRCUIT BREAKER) WIPER/WASHER
ENGINE OIL DIPSTICK
POWER STEERING FLUID
Engine Compartment (Passenger’s Side)
Engine Compartment (Driver’s Side)
POWER DISTRIBUTION BOX
Engine Compartment Fuses (Power Distribution Box)
Engine Compartment Fuse Rating/Service KEY AMPS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
--- POWER CNTROL MODULE (PCM) DIODE --- AUX BATT DIODE 10A DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS (DRL) MODULE, A/C CLUTCH 5A HEATED PCV (6.8 ENGINE ONLY) 15A HORN RELAY --- NOT USED 60A IGNITION SWITCH, ACCESSORY DELAY 40A TRAILER BATTERY CHARGE RELAY 50A MODIFIED VEHICLE POWER 30A ELECT. BRAKE CONTROLLER 60A 4-WHEEL ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (4WABS) 60A I/P FUSES 29, 34, 35, 40 & 41 20A FUEL PUMP RELAY 50A AUXILIARY BLOWER RELAY 30A MAIN LIGHT SW. 20A INJECTORS 50A BLOWER MOTOR RELAY (BLOWER MOTOR) 60A POWER DIST. BOX (PDB) FUSES 3, 5 & 26. I/P FUSES 26 & 32. START RELAY --- NOT USED
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 A B C D E F G H J K
60A AUXILIARY BATT. RLY, PDB FUSES 8 & 24 30A PCM POWER RELAY, PDB FUSE 27 60A I/P FUSES 4, 5, 10, 11, 16, 17, 22 & 23. CIRCUIT BREAKER 44. 20A CMS, HEGOS, MAF, EGR, A/C CLUTCH RELAY 20A TRAILER TOW RUNNING LAMPS & BACKUP LAMP RELAY --- NOT USED 20A TRAILER TOW TURN SIGNALS 10A PCM KEEP ALIVE, CANISTER VENT --- NOT USED --- FUEL PUMP RELAY --- HORN RELAY --- TRAILER BACKUP LAMPS RELAY --- TRAILER RUNNING LAMPS RELAY --- TRAILER BATTERY CHARGE RELAY --- IVD --- PCM RELAY. --- BLOWER MOTOR RELAY --- ACCESSORY DELAY RELAY --- START RELAY
Batteries All motorhomes have two batteries, one battery is for the chassis and one is for the coach. You should not have trouble with either battery as long as you do not let them run low or drain them for extended periods of time. The chassis battery is located under the hood on the right hand side, the coach battery is located in a in a battery compartment either under the entrance step or in a side compartment. Emergency starting If your engine will not start try using the emergency start switch located under the driver's side of the dash, near the bottom of the steering column support. Depress the emergency switch and hold while turning the ingition key to the START position. 66
The Power Converter All modern recreational vehicles operate on two different electrical systems: a 12-volt dc (direct current) system and 120-volt ac (alternating current) power. A power converter is used to transform 120-volt ac power to 12-volt dc power when the motorhome is plugged into a campground receptacle or the on-board generator. The converter supplies 12-volt dc power to interior lights, fans and water pump. The 120-volt ac provides household current to the wall outlets, air conditioner unit etc.
2. PULL FLAP OPEN
1. TWIST KNOB TO HORIZONTAL
120 V CIRCUIT BREAKERS
12 V FUSES
The Power Converter
Converters incorporate a series of automotive type fuses and circuit breakers. Warning: if a fuse blows (goes out) it must be replaced with one of the same type and amperage. Replacement with a larger amperage fuse can cause severe damage to the 12-volt dc system. The 120 volt ac system has a series of circuit breakers. If one of these should trip, move the switch to the ON position as indicated at the breaker. If repeated attempts do not fix the problem, call Travelerâ€™s Assistance. Never store flammable material near the converter. Converters create a great amount of heat and require a lot of ventilation. Keep the area around the converter clear for ventilation. If the converter overheats, it will temporarily shut down. The converter has a thermostatically controlled cooling fan which will cycle on and off. This is to keep the converter cooled when needed. Location: See page 73 for the location of your power converter.
TRANSLUCENT PLASTIC BODY
GOOD FUSE: HAS A CONTINUOUS METAL STRIP INSIDE
BAD FUSE: HAS A BURNEDOUT METAL STRIP INSIDE
Automotive (12-volt) Fuses
The Generator Note: Some Cruise America RV's are not equipped with a generator. The generator is designed to provide 120 volt electrical power if outside power is not available or when you are traveling in the RV. This feature will allow you to enjoy all the comforts of the RV while traveling or roughing it in the woods. The generator will consume about one gallon of fuel for each hour of operation. The fuel supply is shared with the RV engine and is designed to shut off at 1/4 of the tank's capacity. If you will be camping without the convenience of 120-volt power connection or using the generator while traveling you will need to plan ahead and refill your fuel tank to allow uninterrupted use of the generator. Note: the 120V shore line cord must be plugged into the receptacle in the cord storage area to allow the generator to provide power to any of the RV's systems. (See p. 63, bottom illustration.) The Generator Is Designed To Supply Power To The Following Appliances: • All 120 volt electrical outlets • Roof mounted air conditioner • Microwave oven • Refrigerator
• It will also recharge the auxiliary battery, although the most efficient way is to start the engine.
Generator Prestart Checks: • Check oil level daily or after every six hours of operation. • Check fuel level for adequate supply (minimum 3/8 of a tank). Starting the Generator: • When starting and stopping the generator, you must turn off all electrical appliances, roof a/c and microwave or any outlets currently in use. • The generator start/stop button is located either by the kitchen sink (this page) or on the monitor panel by the coach entry door (p. 58). To start the generator, push and hold the “START” end of start/stop button for a period of ten seconds. If the generator does not start, wait for approximately thirty seconds and repeat. See Troubleshooting, p. 70, if the generator does not start. Note: There is a second generator on-off switch on the generator itself. (See illustration, next page.) Stopping the Generator: • Before stopping, turn off the air conditioner and any other 120-volt appliances in operation. Allow generator to run for two minutes to allow the engine to cool down.
WATER HEATER LIGHT AND SWITCH
Generator Start/Stop Button: Galley Location
GENERATOR START/STOP BUTTON
• Τo stop the generator, press and hold the lower end of the start/stop button until the generator stops completely. Restarting A Stalled Generator: • Try to determine why it shut down. See Troubleshooting the Generator, next page, and follow the instructions listed. • Turn off all electrical appliances and restart the generator. • After the generator starts, turn the appliances back on one at a time until you are fully operational again. Generator Hour Meter There is a Generator Hour Meter near the generator switch. The current Hour Meter reading minus your rental contract’s “Generator Out:” figure equals the number of hours you have run the generator.
1. OPEN GENERATOR COMPARTMENT DOOR. 2. REMOVE GENERATOR INSPECTION PANEL.
LOCAL START / STOP BUTTON SPARK PLUG
30A CIRCUIT BREAKER
OIL DIPSTICK / OIL FILL
Resetting Circuit Breakers: â€˘ If a breaker in the main power distribution panel trips or the breaker on the generator does, you may need to reduce the number of appliances you are attempting to operate. Try turning off the roof air conditioner when operating the microwave oven. This will reduce the load on the generator. After you are finished with the microwave, turn the roof air conditioner back on. Troubleshooting the Generator Problem
Checks / solutions
Fails to crank
1. Low battery. 2. Bad battery connection.
Start chassis engine then start generator. Clean and tighten all battery and cable connections. Replace fuse on control panel.
3. Blown fuse. Cranks slowly
1. Low battery. 2. Bad battery connection. 3. Load connected.
Cranks but won't start
Start chassis engine then start generator. Clean and tighten all battery and cable connections. Disconnect load before starting.
1. Fuel below generator pick-up in tank. 2. Low oil level. 3. Plugged fuel filter, bad fuel pump, fouled spark plug.
Add oil if necessary. Call Travelers Assistance to arrange for service.
Stops when driving around corner
1. Low on fuel. 2. Low oil level. 3. Excess oil.
Refill fuel tank. Add oil if necessary. Reduce generator oil level.
Unit starts and runs, then stops when start switch is released.
1. Low fluid levels.
Check and bring all fluid levels up to the appropriate level. Check for blocked air flow and that the generator cover is properly closed. Contact Travelerâ€™s Assistance.
2. Possible overheating. 3. Other functional problem.
Circuit breaker trips.
Turn off some of the electric load and reset the circuit breaker.
Generator runs then surges.
Started with load on.
Turn off all appliances and restart generator.
Troubleshooting the 120 Volt System
1. The shore line must be plugged into either an external 120v receptacle (Option 1 at right) or the generator receptacle located in the shore line storage compartment (Option 2 at right). If using an external 120v receptacle, make sure the breaker for that receptacle is turned on. If using the generator receptacle, you must also have the generator running.
BREAKER AT EXTERNAL RECEPTACLE MUST BE ON OPTION 1: EXTERNAL RECEPTACLE
OPTION 2: GENERATOR RECEPTACLE
Fig. 1- Shore line Plug-in Options
120 V CIRCUIT BREAKERS
12 V FUSES
2. The circuit breakers in the power converter box (located at the rear sleeping area or the dinette area) must be in the ON position (Figure 2 ).
Fig. 2 - Power Converter Box
3. The Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) may need to be reset (Figure 3). Push the reset button to the IN position. (The GCFI is usually located at the 110v receptacles in the bathroom and/or kitchen areas.) RESET BUTTON
Note: If the RESET button does not pop out when the TEST button is pushed, a loss of ground fault protection is indicated. Do Not use any electrical outlets until the problem has been corrected by a certified technician.
Fig. 3 - GCFI Outlet
4. The 30A Breaker on the generator (see p. 69)
Troubleshooting the 12 Volt System 1. The coach battery may be low (this can be checked at the monitor panel). You may charge your coach battery by simply running the chassis engine. If the coach battery wonâ€™t hold a charge, call Travelers Assistance to arrange for a replacement coach battery. 2. A fuse may be bad (illustration: p. 67). Replacement fuses may be purchased at Auto Parts stores, Hardware stores and some Gas Stations. 3. The 40 amp circuit breaker may need to cool down or be reset. Figure 4 shows 3 possible locations for this breaker. This breaker must cool down before it resets. On some models, you must push the reset button. On other models the breaker resets automatically (no reset button). The reset button is often on the back side of the breaker and can be felt but not seen. 4. If the breaker fails and will not reset, there is an electrical overload or other problem and you must call Travelerâ€™s Assistance. 5. A rotten-egg odor in the coach indicates sulfur fumes, which are probably coming from the coach battery because of over-charging or a short. Open all windows on coach and call Traveler's Assistance to arrange for repair.
40A BREAKER (RESET BUTTON ON TOP)
40A BREAKER (RESET BUTTON ON BACK SIDE)
RAISE BOARD UNDER MATTRESS
POWER CONVERTER POWER CONVERTER
UNDER REAR BED
(ALTERNATE LOCATION IS UNDER FORWARD DINETTE SEAT, SEE BELOW)
RAISE BOARD UNDER MATTRESS
AT REAR OF COACH
40A BREAKER (RESET BUTTON ON BACK SIDE) REMOVE FORWARD DINETTE SEAT CUSHION
40A BREAKER (RESET BUTTON ON TOP)
POWER CONVERTER POWER CONVERTER
Some C25’s and C30’s: Some C30’s:
UNDER REAR BED
UNDER FORWARD DINETTE SEAT
(ALTERNATE LOCATION IS UNDER REAR BED, SEE ABOVE AND AT LEFT)
(ALTERNATE LOCATION IS UNDER FORWARD DINETTE SEAT, SEE AT RIGHT)
Fig. 4 - Locations of Power Converters and 40 Amp Breakers
SECTION 8: THE 120-VOLT APPLIANCES
• Convection Microwave • Roof air conditioner
The Convection Microwave Oven About the MicrowaveThe microwaves used in Cruise America motorhomes are manufactured for use in RV's only. Altitude and the type of cookware used can affect cooking times. Note: The microwave operates on 120 volts only. To use 120volt ac, you must have the shore line plugged into either a campground receptacle or the generator outlet. (The generator outlet is located in the shore line compartment.) If you are plugged into the generator, the generator must of course be running in order for there to be 120-volt ac. Like all microwaves, there are certain things that should not be put into it. Not recommended: • • • • • • •
Glass jars- they may shatter. Paper bags- except popcorn bags intended for the microwave - they create a fire hazard. Styrofoam plates or cups - they may melt. Plastic containers - they may melt. Metal utensils and wire ties from bread bags. Never use dishes with metallic rims. Aluminum foil.
Recommended uses: • • • •
Glass or ceramic plates, and bowls. Microwave browning dishes. Microwavable plastic wrap, wax paper, paper towel and napkins. Paper plates and cups.
How to Use the Microwave A convection microwave uses convection cooking to take the place of a conventional oven. When you start the generator or plug in the shore line, the microwave display shows a message "SHARP SIMPLY THE BEST PRESS CLEAR AND PRESS CLOCK". You may either follow the directions to set the clock or press CLEAR to stop the message and not set the clock. The Control Panel Buttons The convection microwave control panel buttons are grouped into six “COMPU cook” buttons in the center oval of the control panel and six “manual cook” buttons just above the numeric keypad (see illustration). Basic Cooking This section describes how to use the microwave in microwave, convection, grill and roast modes. You will be using the “manual cook” buttons only. Microwave-Only Cooking 1. Remove the metal oven rack. The rack is not for use during microwave-only cooking. 2. Place food in oven. 3. Enter desired cooking time on keypad. DISPLAY 4. (Optional) For reduced power level, WINDOW press POWER LEVEL then a number 1 through 9 (1 being lowest power). 5. Press START 6. To stop cooking before the timer runs out, press STOP twice. Convection Cooking 1. If you don't require the oven to be “COMPU preheated, place your food in the oven. COOK” BUTTONS 2. Press CONVEC. 3. For preheat, press 1. For no preheat, press 2. This bypasses the preheat setting. 4. Press the number key corresponding to “MANUAL COOK” your desired cooking temperature. BUTTONS 5. Enter desired cooking time on keypad. 6. Press START. 7. If you selected preheat in step 4, the oven will beep when the preheat temperature is reached. Place your food in the oven now. 8. To stop cooking before the timer runs out, press STOP twice.
Convection Microwave Control Panel
Basic Cooking (continued) Grill Cooking - uses resistance Roast Cooking - uses both microwave and convection heat heating elements 1. Place food in oven. 1. Place food in oven. 2. Press ROAST. This automatically sets the temperature at 325F. 2. Press GRILL. 3. Press 1 for top and bottom grill 3. (Optional) To change the temperature, press ROAST or press 2 for top grill only. again then press the number key corresponding to your 4. Enter grilling time. desired temperature. 4. Enter roasting time. 5. Press START. 6. To stop grilling before the timer 5. Press START. runs out, press STOP twice. 6. To stop before the timer runs out, press STOP twice. Special Cooking This microwave has dozens of settings for various specific foods. For these settings, you will be using both “manual cook” buttons and “COMPU cook” buttons. You may discover all the special cooking settings by pressing the various control panel buttons and reading the Display Window. Convection Microwave Safety
• Always have food in the oven when it is on to absorb the microwave energy. • Dish Check - To determine whether a dish is safe for microwaving, place the empty dish in the oven and microwave for 30 seconds. If the dish becomes very hot, do not use if for microwaving.
• Avoid steam burns by directing steam away from the face and hands. Slowly lift the farthest edge of a dish's covering and carefully open popcorn and oven cooking bags away from the face.
• Stay near the oven while it's in use and check cooking progress frequently so that there is no chance of overcooking food.
• Never use the oven as a storage compartment. • Keep aluminum foil used for shielding at least 1 inch away from oven walls, ceiling and door. • Use potholders and be careful of hot dishes when using oven. • Unlike a microwave-only oven, this oven can become very hot. Do not touch hot oven parts. • Always use the turntable and make sure its rotation is not restricted.
Troubleshooting the Microwave Oven ProblemPossible causeSolution-
Oven inoperative and no display No 110v power to microwave 1. If roof air works, check breakers in converter. 2. If roof air inoperative, troubleshoot 110v system to coach. 3. Oven may not be plugged in. (Check in cabinet next to oven).
Display is lit but oven does not heat food. Oven may be broken. Call Travelers Assistance to arrange for repair or replacement.
Sparks or arcing when microwave is turned on Metal object in microwave Check for metal or foil objects.
Roof Air Conditioner How it operatesCool air is generated by recycling the air from inside the motorhome (return air), sending it through the evaporator coils and pushing it back into the motorhome (discharge air) through the air grills. Note: The roof air conditioner operates on 120 volts only. To use 120-volt ac, you must have the shore line plugged into either a campground receptacle or the generator outlet. (The generator outlet is located in the shore line compartment.) If you are plugged into the generator, the generator must of course be running in order for there to be 120-volt ac. Note: Before turning off the generator (or unplugging the shore line), turn off the roof air conditioner. The ability of the air conditioner to cool down or maintain a desired temperature depends upon the heat gain of the motorhome, the size of the motorhome, the amount of windows, exposure to the sunlight and the number of people in the motorhome. As a rule, air entering the return air will be cooled 15 to 20 degrees, depending on the outside temperature and humidity. It is not uncommon to see water dripping from the roof while using the a/c in more humid temperatures. Parking the motorhome in shaded areas, keeping curtains and blinds drawn, and avoiding the use of heat producing appliances will help reduce the heat gain. When the outdoor temperatures drop in the evening to below 75째F, the temperature control should be set midway between WARMER and COOLER. Otherwise the evaporator coil may become iced up and stop cooling. Should icing up occur, it is necessary to turn the air conditioner off for at least 45 minutes to clear the coil of ice. Alternatively, you may turn the selector to the HI FAN position until increased airflow is observed. When the air conditioner is in operation, its compressor circulates refrigerant under high pressure. Once it is turned off it takes 3 to 4 minutes to equalize the pressure. Therefore, once it is turned off it is important to leave it off for 3 to 4 minutes before starting it again. "Short cycling" the compressor will sometimes trip the circuit breaker.
Coleman Air Conditioner Control Panel
REMOVE FILTERS TO CLEAN (ONE EACH SIDE)
Carrier Air Conditioner Control Panel
Carrier Air Conditioner Filter
Air Conditioner Start Up 1. From the ceiling assembly, turn the selector switch to the LO COOL or HI COOL position. 2. Rotate the thermostat (temperature control) to the position most comfortable to you. 3. Position the louvers to the desired direction the discharge air is to flow.
Troubleshooting the Roof Air Conditioner
Checks / solutions
A/C doesn’t run
No 110v power to roof A/C
1. If microwave runs, check the A/C breaker in the converter. For ducted type A/C’s only, you may also check the 2A fuse in the wall thermostat. 2. If the microwave doesn’t run, troubleshoot the 110v system.
Not cooling or low cooling.
Evaporator coils are iced up. Filter is clogged (Carrier only)
Run air conditioner on FAN, HIGH for 45 minutes or turn off for 45 minutes. Remove filters and clean (see illustration).
SECTION 9: THE L.P. GAS APPLIANCES
• L.P. Gas System • L.P. Gas Leak Detector • Refrigerator • Stovetop (range) & oven • Furnace • Water heater
L.P. Gas System REFRIGERATOR
RANGE & OVEN FURNACE
The L.P. Gas System
Your motorhome is equipped with a propane gas system designed to provide fuel to the following appliances: refrigerator, range/oven, furnace and water heater. The propane tank is located outside the motorhome (see drawing). The main shutoff valve, also called the service valve, is located on the tank and will need to be open to operate your gas appliances. The LP system is designed to allow you to operate the motorhome with the propane tank turned on. This allows the refrigerator to cool as you travel. Caution: All gas appliances (refrigerator, range & oven, furnace and water heater) must be turned off before you enter a gas station.
Close (twist clockwise) the service valve at the LP tank (illustration above) before you begin refueling the motorhome. IF YOU SMELL GAS: 1. Extinguish any open flames, pilot lights, and all smoking materials. 2. Do not touch electrical switches. 3. Shut off the gas supply at the container valve(s) or gas supply connection. 4. Open doors and other ventilating openings. 5. Leave the area until odor clears. 6. Have the gas system checked and leakage source corrected before using again. Cold weather operation: In extremely cold weather, there may not be enough heat outside to vaporize the liquid propane in your propane tank. This can reduce or even stop the flow to your appliances. For other cold-weather issues, please see pages 30 and 100.
L.P. Gas Leak Detector The LP detector is an electronic device designed to detect and alert you of a possible LP Gas leak in the motorhome. The detector immediately warns the operator with a fast beeping sound and turns the gas off at the propane tank. It is important to note the detector is sensitive to more than just LP Gas. Other combustibles which may be detected include, alcohol, colognes, perfumes and most cleaning fluids.
Yellow - Warm Up Green - On Red - Danger Red/Green - Replace
The detector is located near the floor of the motorhome in either the entry step, kitchen or dinette area.
L.P. Gas Leak Detector
The detector is powered by the coach battery. When the battery voltage falls to below 10.5 volts, the L.P. system will automatically shut off and the detector will begin to chirp at a slow pace. If this happens, you will need to start the generator or the engine to allow the coach battery to recharge. For startup or restart conditions, light one of the stove burners and allow it to burn for approximately thirty seconds or until the flame is burning evenly. If the stove will not light see “Troubleshooting the L.P. Gas System” (below).
Troubleshooting the L. P. Gas System Problem
Checks / solutions
No L.P. to L.P. Gas appliances
1. Valve off at tank 2. Low coach battery 3. Out of L.P. 4. Sub-zero temp.
Fully open the valve at the L.P. Tank (counterclockwise). Run engine to charge battery. Refill L.P. tank Tank too cold to vaporize L.P. Move to a warmer locale.
L.P. flowing but ap- Air in lines pliances won’t light
Expel air from lines (see troubleshooting guide for refrig., range, furnace or water heater, p. 90, 92, 93 or 94, resp.).
LPG detector alarm Combustible fumes activated or will not in area of detector. reset.
Air out coach and try to reset detector. If detector will not reset then turn off main LPG valve at tank and call Travelers Assistance as soon as possible to arrange for service.
LPG alarm chirping. Low coach battery.
Run engine to charge coach battery.
The Refrigerator Motorhome refrigerators are completely different from the one you have inside your home. A motorhome refrigerator is an absorption refrigerator. Rather than applying direct cold, heat is drawn out from the refrigerator. There are no moving parts, the whole process is based on chemistry and physics, rather than mechanics. While effective there are limitations inherent to this system. The average cooling temperature of a recreational vehicle refrigerator is around 60ยบ F (15ยบ C) and it can vary depending on the outside air temperature. Avoid opening the refrigerator for extended periods of time as this will warm the refrigerator and its contents and it can take up to 6 hours to bring the temperature back down to 60ยบ F.
Here are some helpful hints to help keep your perishable food items cold: 1. Pre-cool your food if possible. This gives the unit a break and keeps temperatures down inside the refrigerator. 2. Proper refrigeration requires air circulation within the refrigerator. It is essential that the shelves are not covered with paper or large food items as this will restrict airflow. 3. Please park your RV on level ground. The refrigerator will not work properly if the motorhome is not level. 4. Don't open the refrigerator doors more than necessary. EACH OPENING WILL INCREASE THE TEMPERATURE BY ABOUT 10 F (6 C). It can take up to 6 hours to bring the temperature back down to a sufficient cooling temperature.
Refrigerator Control Panel
Operating Instructions A 12-volt supply must be available for the electronic control of the refrigerator to function. This power is supplied by the coach battery. START UP - Push ON/OFF button until LED window illuminates. Then push MODE button until AUTO bar appears. - AUTO light & AC light means AC operation. - AUTO light & LP light means LP gas operation. TEMPERATURE SET - Push and hold TEMP SET button to set thermostat at any of settings “1” through “9”, with “9” being the coldest. SHUT DOWN - Push the ON/OFF button for two seconds. If you are experiencing a problem with your refrigerator please refer to the troubleshooting guide on page 90 or see the Fault Codes Table below.
Fault Code Meaning Corrective Actions
DC voltage is unavailable to the refrigerator control panel or the refigerator is OFF.
Door was open for more than 2 minutes.
Check: - That the refrigerator is ON. - Troubleshoot the 12V Electrical System - Call Travellers Assistance. Close the door.
The burner did not ignite or re-ignite.
Check: - That the manual shut off valve of the refrigerator is open. - Troubleshoot the L.P. System - Call Travellers Assistance.
AC voltage is unavailable to the refrigerator control.
Check: - That the refrigerator is plugged into an outlet. - Troubleshoot the 120V Electrical System - Call Travellers Assistance.
DC voltage to the refrigerator control panel is too low.
Check: - Troubleshoot the 12V Electrical System - Call Travellers Assistance. 1st time the code appears - Before reset Check: - That the vents are not blocked. - That a door(s) is not open. Close door(s). - That the vehicle is level. - To reset, turn power OFF and then ON. 2nd time -If "n" code reappears, call Travellers Assistance.
The refrigerator cooling unit has stopped cooling.
Display flashes when TEMP SET pushed.
The refrigerator is operating on its "Back Up" system.
Call Travellers Assistance.
“H”, “r” or “S”
Refrigerator Control Problem
Call Travellers Assistance.
Troubleshooting the Refrigerator - L.P. Gas If you are experiencing any problems with the refrigerator while using L/P gas please check the following items: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
The ON button must be in the IN position (not applicable to Norcold refrigerators). The Auto/Manual Button must be in the OUT position. The L/P tank must have L/P gas, and the valve must be open. The L/P detector must be in the ON position and operational. The 12-volt supply must be operational and charged. (Note: This can be checked at the monitor panel.) The motorhome should be parked on level ground. There may be air in the LP line. Cycle the refrigerator on and off several times, wait 30 seconds between cycles.
Note: A refrigerator takes up to 6 hours to cool down after starting or with extended periods of being opened and closed. Troubleshooting the Refrigerator - 120-volt If you are experiencing any problems with the refrigerator while using 120-volt please check the following items: 1. The ON button must be in the IN position (not applicable to Norcold refrigerators). 2. The Auto/Manual button must be in the IN position. 3. Is the microwave clock on? If so, then the 120v system is working and you should check the breaker for the refrigerator in the converter. 4. If the microwave clock is not on, then you should troubleshoot the 120V system. 5. The motorhome should be parked on level ground. 6. (Norcold units only) Please see the explanation of the L.E.D. codes on the previous page. Note: A refrigerator takes up to 6 hours to cool down after starting or with extended periods of being opened and closed.
Stovetop (Range) WARNING: IT IS NOT SAFE TO USE COOKING APPLIANCES FOR COMFORT HEATING
How It Operates: The stovetop burners are operated on L.P. Gas. The basic operation is the same as a gas stove in a house. But unlike a home, the amount of oxygen is limited in a motorhome, due to the size and construction. Therefore always have sufficient ventilation when using the stove or oven. There is an exhaust fan located in the hood above the stovetop that may be used during cooking for extra ventilation. Using the Stove Top: Your RVâ€™s stovetop may have an Igniter Knob (illustration). If it does, you should light the stove with the Igniter Knob rather than with a match. Burner Knob
Using the Igniter Knob 1
Turn the valve at the LP tank counter clockwise to its fully opened position. (The L.P. detector must be in the ON position and the green light blinking.) 2. Push in and turn the desired burner knob to the LITE position. 3. Turn the igniter knob in the direction of the arrows. This causes a spark which will ignite the flame. If the stove will not light, turn the burner knob to the OFF position to stop the gas. You may then try using a match (see below). 4. Adjust the flame to the desired level. Igniter Knob
Using a match Danger: Misuse of the gas stovetop can result in fire and explosion in an RV just as it can an any kitchen. Use extreme caution when lighting the stovetop burners with a match. To prevent too much unburned propane from accumulating, first light the match, hold it next to the burner and THEN open the burner valve.
Troubleshooting the Range Problem - Stove will not light. Possible cause -
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Low coach battery Combustible fumes in area of detector. Air in the line. Low coach battery voltage. Igniter not functioning properly
Solution - 1. Fully open the valve at the L.P. tank (counter clockwise). 2. When the detector is turned off, you also turn off the gas and the alarm (chirping noise). Check L.P. detector to see if the switch is in the "ON" position and the light is blinking. 3. Expel air from the line by leaving one stove burner on while continuously attempting to light it until the air is expelled. If after 10 seconds the burner has not lit, turn the burner off. Warnings: (1) Do not let burner remain on for more than 10 seconds unless it lights. (2) Do not walk away from the stove while a burner is on. 4. Run engine to charge the coach battery. 5. (a) Use matches or lighter or (b) lift stove top up and reconnect orange lead to back of igniter or (c) call Travelers Assistance to arrange for repair.
Oven Cruise America Rental Motorhomes do not have a conventional oven. Instead, they have a convection microwave which takes the place of the oven. See Convection Microwave (page 77).
The Furnace “ON / OFF” LEVER
“Suburban” Wall Thermostat
“Atwood” Wall Thermostat
How it operatesUse the wall thermostat to turn the furnace on. Air is heated by burning propane. The hot air is circulated through the motorhome by a blower using 12-volt power from the auxiliary battery. WARNING: If the auxiliary battery is not being charged via the chassis engine, a campground connection
or the generator, the furnace blower will discharge it in two to three hours and then the furnace will shut off. If this happens, you may recharge the battery by running the chassis engine for about 45 minutes. Furnace Start Up1. Verify the propane is turned on in the full open position and the L.P. detector is in the ON position and the green light is flashing. 2. Move temperature selector on the wall thermostat to its highest position. Move the OFF lever to the ON position (Atwood only). 3. Allow three to four minutes after the blower motor starts for the air to heat up. The ducts are located near the floor throughout the motorhome. 4. Adjust thermostat to desired temperature setting. Troubleshooting the Furnace Problem -
Possible cause -
Furnace blows no air
1. Blown fuse.
Replace 15A fuse at converter or 2A fuse in wall thermostat (some models) Review furnace start-up procedures.
2. Thermostat operation/ malfunction
Furnace blows cold air only after a 3 to 4 minute delay time
1. 2. 3. 4.
Out of LP L.P. detector is not on L.P. is not turned on Air in L.P. lines
Heats only when using external power source
Low coach battery
Refill LP tank Turn L.P. detector to on position. Open the L.P. valve. Cycle furnace on and off several times, waiting 45 seconds between cycles. Check battery condition and charge if necessary.
Water Heater Your motorhome is equipped with an LP Gas water heater. The water heater ON / OFF switch is located either on the monitor panel or next to the generator start button (see illustration at right).
PILOT INDICATOR LIGHT
PILOT INDICATOR LIGHT
CONTROL 1. The water heater has a capacity of SWITCH approximately 6 gallons of water. The water is supplied from two different Two Types of Water Heater Control / Indicator Lights sources: (1) campground water supply via a fresh water spigot through a water hose connected to the fresh water hose connection of your motorhome, or (2) a supply of fresh water carried on board in your fresh water tank. To obtain fresh water from your on board tank you must turn on your water pump by turning on the WATER PUMP switch located on your monitor panel.
2. The water is heated by burning L.P. Gas. This gas is supplied from your propane tank located on the lower exterior of your motorhome. Note: If you are running low on L.P. Gas the water heater will not operate. 3. Additionally the water heater will not operate if there is not sufficient electrical voltage in the 12-volt system to produce a spark to light and maintain the water heater pilot light. 4. Electronic ignition provides convenience and safety. The water heater is turned on or off with the control switch on the monitor panel. 5. The water heater pilot indicator light should come on briefly (up to 20 seconds) when the control switch is flipped on. If the light does not come on or stays on too long, see the troubleshooting chart below. 6. Water should be sufficiently hot for bathing in about 20 minutes.
Troubleshooting the Water Heater Problem
Red light stays 1. You are out of L.P. Gas. on. 2. L.P. Gas valve is shut off. 3. Air in the L.P. Gas line.
Have the propane tank refilled. Turn on L.P. Gas valve. Cycle water heater several times, wait 30 seconds between cycles. Reposition vehicle away from wind. See 12V electrical section.
4. Flame was blown out by wind. 5. Low coach battery
Red light does 1. Water in tank is already hot; (water Carefully check if water is already not come on at heater will not light until temperature hot at faucet. all. of water drops sufficiently). 2. Check fuse at power converter. Replace fuse if necessary. Water heater leaks at relief valve
1. Common due to expansion from heating water to temperature. 2. Debris in relief valve.
Briefly open any hot water faucet and this should relieve the pressure. Quickly open and close pressure relief valve behind cover on outside of coach (see below) CAUTION: Water will be VERY HOT!!!
Water heater is on but water not hot.
1. Bypass valve may be open
Close bypass valve (see illustration)
PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE RELEASE HANDLE
COVER RELEASE CATCH
FLAME INSPECTION WINDOW
STAND BACK!! DRAIN PLUG
Water Heater Cover
Behind Water Heater Cover
WATER HEATER (UNDER STOVE) BYPASS VALVE
Water Heater Bypass Valve
SECTION 10: THE WATER SYSTEM • The fresh water system: Campsite water hook up The water pump • The waste water system: The gray water holding tank The black water holding tank • Water pump troubleshooting chart • The motorhome toilet • Dumping the holding tanks • Winter Operations and Freeze Damage
The Fresh Water System Please note this water is not potable (i.e., not for drinking) so use only for bathing, washing and toilet flushing. You may purchase bottled water for drinking. You may set your fresh water system for either a city water connection or your on-board fresh water supply (see graphic at right). Campsite Water Hook-up (City Water) With a campsite water hookup, you will have an unlimited supply of fresh water for bathing, washing and toilet flushing. You should keep in mind, however, that all the water that you use goes into your waste water holding tanks. Because of this, you will need to check the monitor panel for water and waste water levels occasionally. To use a campsite water hookup, connect one end of your fresh water hose (located in an exterior compartment) to the campsite water faucet and the other end to your RV’s city water connection and then open the campsite faucet.
The Fresh Water System
If the campsite water pressure is too high, you will need to install an in-line water pressure regulator (available at the campground store for a small fee). On-board Fresh Water System (Tank and Pump) Your on-board fresh water system consists of a water pump and a fresh water tank. To fill the water tank, open the cap on the fresh water tank fill and slowly fill the tank until full. The cap may be behind a door on the coach exterior and is labeled “Water Tank Fill” or “Potable Water”. Be careful not to have too much pressure, as the tank must be vented when filling. The Water Pump First, make sure that there is water in your fresh water tank. Then turn on the water pump with the switch located on the monitor panel. The pump will pressurize the system and make the water flow. The pump runs on 12-volt electricity from the coach battery. The pump is an "on demand" type: as soon as the system is pressurized, the pump will shut off. However, when you are through using water, you should turn the pump switch off. Caution: Do not allow the pump to run when the water tank is empty. Continuous operation with a dry tank could damage the pump. With the on-board fresh water system you will have a supply of water limited by the amount of water in the fresh water tank. Sizes vary between 42 and 60 gallons depending on the size of your motorhome. You are responsible for all damage caused to the vehicle due to freezing of the water lines, toilet, water heater and waste tanks.
The Fresh Water System, cont’d Troubleshooting the Fresh Water System Problem
Fresh water tank will not take water.
1. Water pressure too high Turn water pressure down. 2. Tank already full. Check monitor panel and run water. 3. Using the City Water connection Use Fresh Water Fill (has cap, no hose conn.)
Pump fails to start.
1. Blown fuse. 2. Low voltage. 3. Faulty pump.
Check fuse located at power converter. Connect shore power line to 120-v to charge coach battery Needs service call for authorization.
Pump continues to 1. Fresh water tank empty. operate after faucets 2. Faucet or toilet valve are closed. partially open 3. Leak in the fresh water system.
Check water tank and fill if necessary. Close faucets and check toilet bowl for paper jamming the valve mechanism. Needs service call for authorization.
City water connection leaks.
1. Loose connection 2. Worn or missing gasket 3. Leaky hose
Tighten connection. Install new rubber gasket for hose. Install new hose.
No water at sinks, shower or toilet.
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Turn on pump. Fill fresh water tank Hook up to campsite water source Turn on campsite water faucet Run engine to charge coach battery.
Low water flow at sink.
Clogged aerator at sink
Water pump is off Unit is out of water Not hooked up to campsite Campsite faucet not turned on Coach battery dead
No water at shower Knob at shower head is turned off
Unscrew aerator and flush out or leave off. Turn knob on the back of the shower head.
The Waste Water System All RV's have 2 wastewater holding tanks: a gray water tank and a black water tank. The gray water holding tank collects the wastewater from the kitchen, bathroom sink and shower. The black water holding tank is mounted under the motorhome, directly beneath the toilet, and collects all wastewater from the toilet. Please observe your monitor panel for the level of your tanks. Your monitor panel will indicate when these tanks are getting full. You will have to manually empty the waste tanks by connecting the sewage hose supplied with your motorhome. (See ‘Dumping The Holding Tanks’, this section)
The Waste Water System
The Motorhome Toilet The motorhome toilet is a fresh water system. To use it, you must turn on the water pump or connect to a campground water supply. Before using the toilet, fill the bowl at least 1/2 full with water. To fill, press the pedal half way down (see illustration).
PUSH PEDAL HALF WAY DOWN
To flush the toilet, press the pedal all the way down. Make sure all waste and tissue have cleared the bowl before releasing the pedal. Step 1: Fill Bowl
Caution: Never flush paper towels, facial tissue, feminine napkins or tampons into toilet, as these items will clog the tank drain. If a backup occurs, fill the bowl with hot water and allow to stand. The blockage should dissolve shortly.
PUSH PEDAL ALL THE WAY DOWN
NEVER attempt to unclog the RV toilet with caustic chemicals. They will damage the toilet mechanism. You are responsible for all damage caused to vehicle due to freezing of the water lines, toilet, water heater and waste tanks.
Step 2: Empty Bowl
The Holding Tanks (Waste Tanks) Warning: You must empty your waste tanks before you return or pay a substantial cleaning and dumping charge when you return the motorhome. Consult your KOA Directory for dump station locations in your area. Dumping the Holding Tanks 1. Remove the sewer hose from the exterior storage compartment. 2. Remove the dust cap from the dump WASTE DRAIN valves drain outlet and connect the sewer hose. Make sure the hose is firmly attached. 3. Place the plain end of the sewer hose at least 6 inches into the dump station disposal opening. BLACK TANK 4. Open the larger (rear tank) dump valve DUMP VALVE GRAY TANK HANDLE first by pulling the valve handle straight DUMP VALVE out. This will release the sewage from the HANDLE black water tank. Wait until the fluid has DUST CAP completely drained. Now flush the toilet SEWER HOSE with about 1-2 gallons of water to help rinse the toilet tank (black water tank) out. Dumping the Holding Tanks (Continued on next page.)
5. Now pull the smaller of the two valve handles to release the liquid from the gray water tank. The gray water will help flush out the sewer hose. 6. Close the dump valves. 7. Rinse the sewer hose thoroughly with water and stow the hose back into the exterior storage compartment. 8. While depressing the toilet pedal all the way down to open the flush valve, add RV waste tank chemical through the open hole directly into the black holding tank. You may use either a chemical packet supplied with your departure kit or additional chemical purchased in the outdoor section of any Walmart or the like. This chemical reduces odor by breaking up the waste. If you use purchased chemical, please use the appropriate amount for your tank size. The size of the CT22 black tank is 22 gal. All other black tanks are 30 gal. 9. Add several gallons of fresh water to the black tank by holding the flush pedal all the way down for about one minute. This water will help prevent waste from clogging the black dump valve. Remember: Never Drive the Motorhome with the Waste Drain Open or with the Cap Off. Caution: If you are camping and are able to leave your sewer hose hooked up, please keep the valves closed. Open the valves only for dumping and then promptly close them again. Only dump after the tanks are 3/4 full so there will be plenty of flow. If you simply leave the valves open, solid waste will settle and your waste tank will become clogged!
Troubleshooting the Wastewater System Problem
Checks / solutions
Water backs up into 1. Gray waste tank is full Dump the waste tanks. shower and /or 2. Shower drain basket Clean shower drain basket of hair and debris shower will not drain. plugged Holding tanks will 1. Tank contents frozen. not dump when valve handle is pulled. 2. Dump valve broken.
Try to dump again after you have moved to a warmer climate (above 40 degrees). Call Travelers Assistance to arrange for repair.
Monitor panel says tank full after they have been dumped.
Do not run water into tank for a while to let the sensors dry out, then try again. If still not reading properly try to flush out tanks several times at dump station.
Non-RV toilet paper used and now hung up on sensors.
Winter Operations and Freeze Damage Freeze Damage Precaution When temperatures are expected to go below freezing, i.e. 32째F or 0째C, you must drain all water from the motorhome to prevent water freeze-up. This includes the fresh water tank and both wastewater tanks. As a precaution against freezing, during expected freezing conditions your motorhome will have been drained of all water and be winterized by the rental station prior to departure. Should you pick up your motorhome in a warm weather location and travel to a location where temperatures are expected to drop to freezing, you must drain all water, and waste tanks to prevent freezing damage to your pipes and water system. You will not be able to use the water system in freezing conditions so plan in advance to purchase bottled water for drinking and minor cleaning needs. Note: You will not be able to use the bathroom during severe freeze conditions. Plan to use alternative facilities. Warning: You will be responsible for all damage caused to vehicle due to freezing of the water lines, toilet, water heater and waste tanks. See also: Please see page 30 (Inclement or Freezing Weather) for other coldweather cautions and advice.
SECTION 11: THE FUNMOVER • Before driving away • The lift-gate • The lift-gate circuit breaker • The roll-up door • Securing cargo load • Switches by the entry door • Cargo area emergency exit • Cargo area CO detector • For other topics, please refer to the corresponding sections of this handbook
Funmover (with lift in transit position)
Lift and Garage Opening
Before Driving Away Before getting into the driver’s seat always observe the area around your FUNMOVER. A car, bicycle, child or tree branch may be behind, near the top or beside your vehicle and remain unseen until it's too late. There are a few blind spots you absolutely must check when parking or backing up. Before starting the engine, take a walk around the inside and the outside of the vehicle. • Be sure the shore line is plugged into the receptacle inside the shore line compartment. • Be sure that all cargo items in garage are properly stowed and secured to the tiedowns and that cabinet latches are closed and locked. • Rear roll-up door is closed and the handle is locked. • Make sure that the liftgate is secured in the upright position and that guide plates are in resting plates completely. latch pins must be in both holes through resting plates and cams on both sides of vehicle. • Outside step, if equipped, is in the up position and securely stowed. • All compartment doors are latched or locked. • Nothing is left behind. • Water heater is turned off. • Water pump is turned off. • When temperatures are expected to go below freezing, i.e. 32°F or 0°C, you must drain all water from the motorhome to prevent water freeze-up. As a precaution against freezing, during expected freezing conditions your motorhome will have been drained of all water and be winterized by the rental station prior to departure. • Check the fresh water supply. Be sure that you have enough water to reach your destination. • There is no evidence of fluid leaks under the vehicle. • Roof vents are closed. • Refrigerator door is latched. • Cabinet doors and drawers are closed. • Coach entry door closed and deadbolt is engaged. • There are no loose items in the vehicle. Do not place heavy items in overhead storage areas. • Check your fuel supply. Be sure you have enough to reach your next fuel stop. • Close exterior sewer caps and close the sewer valves. • Check for overhead clearance. • Side-view mirrors are properly aligned and tight. To drive safely, you must use the side view mirrors, so try to become accustomed to them as soon as possible. • The majority of accidents happen while maneuvering in tight conditions such as a parking lot or service station. Always use a spotter and extreme care in confined areas. • Buckle up!!! It's the law! • Release the parking brake.
The Lift Gate WARNING ! The following list of warnings are to be read before operating the TVL series tailgate: • Read this manual and all of the decals on the liftgate BEFORE operating the liftgate. • Before using the liftgate, have the transmission in PARK and the emergency brake set. • All protective covers and guards must be in place before operating the liftgate. • DO NOT operate the liftgate if you do not have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the operation of the liftgate. • NEVER OVERLOAD THE LIFTGATE. The maximum rated capacity of the TVL 16 liftgate is 1600 lbs. • Never use the liftgate if it makes any unusual noises, has vibrations, or fails to operate freely. • Make certain that the area below the platform is clear before and at all times during the operation of the liftgate. • Keep hands and feet clear of all pinch points. • The platform must be in the closed position and the cam latches properly pinned before transit. • Always load as close to the center of the platform and as close to the cylinder housing as possible. (See figure 1 at the bottom of page 109.) • Never operate lift trucks on or over any part of the platform. • Load and unload the platform from the rear and not from the the side of the platform. Never remove the platform support chains to load or unload. • Only operate liftgate when vehicle is on level ground and brake is set. • DO NOT ATTEMPT ANY REPAIRS TO THE LIFTGATE. • DO NOT ride the liftgate, it is not intended as personnel lift. • This liftgate is intended for the use of loading and unloading cargo only, and it is not to be used for anything other than this. • DO NOT modify this liftgate. Altering this liftgate may cause serious injury or damage the liftgate and mechanism. • Run engine at fast idle when using the lift extensively. This is to keep the battery charged.
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL DAMAGES TO THE VEHICLE INCLUDING THE LIFTGATE AND MECHANISM.
Liftgate Operating Instructions Liftgate Remote Controller The liftgate remote controller is stored in a compartment by the main entry door. Plug the controller cord into the remote control socket located on the bottom of the rear of the side of the Funmover.
REMOTE CONTROL SOCKET
REMOTE CONTROL STORAGE COMPARTMENT
NOTICE You must store the liftgate remote cord in its storage compartment on the wall next to the entrance door. This will prevent the accidental loss of the cord. Do not let the remote cord get caught in the liftgate mechanism or let the cord drape over the support chains as this may chafe or damage the liftgate remote cord.
OPENING OF PLATFORM
Liftgate Latch (passenger’s side shown; driver’s side opposite)
1. Plug in the liftgate remote controller. 2. Remove the locking pins and latch pins ON BOTH SIDES OF LIFTGATE. 3. Lower the platform.
Level Loading - When a maximum load is to be raised or lowered, this load must be centered on the load bearing platform, both front to back and side to side.
Center the Liftgate Load Front-to-Back
Center the Liftgate Load Side-to-Side
CLOSING OF PLATFORM 1. Hold the yellow handle all the way down with either your hand or your foot (see illustration). 2. Raise the platform until the rollers have cleared the lower part of the slide mechanism. 3. While continuing to raise the platform, you may now release the yellow handle. 4. When the platform reachs the top and stops, release the RAISE button on the remote control. 5. Replace the latch pins and locking pins ON BOTH SIDES OF THE LIFTGATE. 6. Stow the liftgate remote control in its proper place.
Troubleshooting the Liftgate -
Problem: Solution 1: Solution 2: Solution 3:
Liftgate will not go up or down. Low coach battery. Chassis should be running anytime liftgate is in use. Liftgate breaker tripped. See instruction below. Liftgate control cord loose. Wiggle connector while pushing the buttons.
Liftgate Circuit Breaker The liftgate motor is protected by a circuit breaker. If this breaker trips, you will need to reset it in order to use the liftgate. The circuit breaker is located on the underside of the Funmover floor, just rearward of the coach battery (see photos). Push the reset button as shown. If the liftgate still will not operate or the breaker continues to trip, please call Travelerâ€™s Assistance.
ACCESS TO BREAKER
The Roll-Up Door Opening the roll-up door 1. To open the roll-up door, rotate the lock release cam counter clockwise until it clears the right side of the main handle. 2. Lift the main handle and rotate it counter clockwise until it is at its fully opened position and it engages the spring loaded release latch to the left of the main handle center pivot bolt. (Failure to open the lock fully could cause your roll up door handle to get caught at the top of the roll up door opening. If this happens, use extreme care when reaching in to rotate the lock so it will clear the gap at the top of the roll up door opening). 3. Lift up the roll-up door while you hold on to the roll-up door strap hanging from the door to prevent the door from rolling past its fully opened position as this can damage the door and/or your possessions.
HOOK AND SLOT
LOCK RELEASE CAM
Closing the roll-up door Before closing the roll-up door make sure that all cargo is properly and securely fastened, and that there are no obstructions blocking the track of the roll-up door. If the cargo is beyond the track of the roll-up door you will damage your cargo or the door. 1. Pull downward on the roll-up door strap until the roll-up door contacts the floor. 2. Push the release latch to the left to release the main handle. 3. Lift the main handle and rotate it clockwise until its hook is fully inserted into the slot on the floor, and the rotating lock release cam falls back in place. (It takes considerable downward pressure on the top of the main handle to secure the roll-up door if it does not lock completely, check for any obstructions such as the door strap or some debris under the door). 4. Ensure that the lock release cam located at the upper part of the roll-up door handle rotates back into position securing the handle in the fully locked position and that the hole on the rotating lock release cam is lined up with the corresponding hole located on the right side of the roll-up door handle. 5. You may now lock the roll-up door by inserting your padlock (not supplied) through both the hole at the roll-up door handle and the hole at the rotating lock release cam. Remember: you are responsible for all damage to the vehicle that is caused by negligence. To avoid personal injury: Always keep your hands and feet clear of moving parts of the roll up door.
Securing Cargo Load It is extremely important that all cargo carried in the FUNMOVER cargo area, be properly and securely tied down. This can be accomplished by the use of cargo-securing devices such as Pro-trac strip and tie-down ring clips, tie down straps, and flip-up wheel chocks. 1. The Pro-trac strips located at the floor of the garage area of the FUNMOVER are for securing your cargo by means of tie-down ring clips. Six tie-down ring clips are provided with the FUNMOVER.
2. The tie-down ring clips are to be inserted into the Pro-trac strips (see illustrations 1-4 this page). You need to determine the best location to insert the tie-down ring clips: they are adjustable to fit into any of the openings along the Pro-trac strips. 112
1. PUSH THE TOP OF THE PIN. THIS WILL COMPRESS THE SPRING.
2. INSERT THE DISK END OF THE PIN. THE TIE-DOWN SHOULD BE ABLE TO MOVE IN THE INDICATED DIRECTIONS.
3. SLIDE THE TIE-DOWN TO POSITION ITS EDGES OVER ANY TWO HOLES.
4. RELEASE THE PIN. THE EDGES OF THE TIE-DOWN SHOULD PENETRATE THE HOLES.
Attachment of Tie-downs
3. Secure your cargo by using approved tie-down straps (not provided), and positioning your cargo in a way that it will not bounce or move around in the cargo area. Always position your cargo for even weight distribution. 4. When transporting motorcycles use the flip-up wheel chocks that are located at the floor of the cargo area of the FUNMOVER to prevent the motorcycles from sliding back and forward (always use tiedown straps and tie-down ring clips to properly secure your cargo to the Pro-trac strips).
D Flip-up Wheel Chocks
5. Make sure that all loose items such as helmets, tools, toolboxes, shop jacks, and other small items are stowed away in compartments or are securely tied down to prevent them from moving around and damaging your property or the FUNMOVER
6. Ensure that no cargo extends past the roll-up door track, as this will prevent the door from closing and locking fully. Remember: you are responsible for all damage to the vehicle that is caused by negligence. Cargo Area Weight Restrictions Before loading cargo, consult the Motorhome Weight Specification sticker, usually located in the cargo area near the roll-up door. Note the front and rear gross axle weight rating (GAWR). Do not overload the rear axle. It is advisable to weigh the loaded motorhome before traveling.
WARNING Any motorized vehicle or any motorized equipment powered with flammable liquid can cause fire or explosion or asphyxiation if stored or transported within the RV. To reduce these risks: 1. Do not allow passengers to ride inside the cargo area while vehicles are present. 2. Close the doors and windows that connect the cargo area to the living area while vehicles are present. 3. Run the fuel out of the engine after shutting off the fuel at the tank. 4. Do not store or transport supplementary motor fuel within this vehicle. 5. Keep the interior of this vehicle ventilated. 6. Do not operate gas appliances, pilot lights or electrical equipment while motorized equipment is in this vehicle.
Cargo Area Emergency Exit In the event that you are locked in the cargo area of the FUNMOVER and canâ€™t open the door leading to the living area or open the roll-up door, you may exit the vehicle by using the cargo area emergency exit located on the ceiling of the cargo area in the following manner: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
Unlatch the ladder from the wall by pulling the latch until it releases the ladder from itâ€™s holder. Pull the ladder away from the wall Climb up ladder until you can reach the release handle on the cargo area roof vent. Pull the release handle on the cargo area roof vent as indicated in photo above. Open the the cargo area roof vent by lifting up on the lid and swing up to open. Climb up the rest of the the way and exit onto the roof.
CARGO AREA ROOF VENT
TO USE LADDER, UNLATCH AND PULL AWAY FROM WALL CO DETECTOR
Garage Emergency Exit and CO Detector (view looking up)
Carbon Monoxide Detector The Funmover cargo area comes equipped with a carbon monoxide detector. The detector constantly monitors the air inside the cargo area for the presence of carbon monoxide. If dangerous levels of carbon monoxide are present in the cargo area, the detector will sound an alarm. When you hear the alarm sound, you must stop the vehicle if you are driving, turn off the motor and the generator, open the door and exit the vehicle. If not driving and you hear the alarm sound, open all doors to ventilate the cargo area. The detector is located on the wall near the ladder.
APPENDIX I: TROUBLESHOOTING INDEX Problem
Generator running Generator breaker tripped. but no 110V power Breakers in converter tripped. in coach. Shore line not plugged in inside shore line compartment.
Plugged into shore Breaker at shore power hook up Turn on shore box power. power but no 110V is off. power in coach. Breakers in converter are off. Reset breakers at converter.
110V pwr Microwave and at recep- A/C work but no tacles power to outlets.
12 volt power system
Low coach battery. Blown fuses in bat compartment. 40 amp breaker needs to be reset or needs to cool down.
Reset breaker on generator. Reset breakers in converter. Plug shore line into receptacle inside shore line compartment.
Reset GFI on bathroom or kitchen 110V outlet. Reset breakers inside converter.
Run chassis engine to recharge battery. Replace fuses. Reset 40 amp breaker found under floor at coach entry, engine compartment bulkhead, or compartment under bed. Tighten up connection. Obtain a rubber gasket for hose at nearest hardware or RV store.
Shut off engine and/or generator, let coach air out then reset detector.
Alarm sounds and (CO in coach) chassis engine or will not reset. generator has been running while the windows were open. CO detector Battery detector: Low 9V battery chirping. Wired detector: Low coach batt
Replace 9V battery in CO detector. Run chassis to recharge coach battery.
Reading low on monitor panel.
Coach battery is low.
Run chassis to recharge coach battery.
Rotten egg smell.
Call T.A. to schedule repair. Open all windows on coach to keep unit aired out.
Lights are dim or are not working.
Battery emitting sulfur fumes due to short or over charging of battery. Dead or low coach battery. 40-amp breaker is off.
Run engine to charge coach battery. Reset 40-amp breaker.
Engine Ignition System
Engine cranks Poor cab battery connection. slowly or not at all. Low charge in cab battery.
Clean and/or tighten the battery terminals. Use emergency start switch on lower left corner of dash under steering column while turning ignition key.
Engine Ignition System
Key is stuck or will Steering wheel turned too far to Firmly rotate the steering wheel left or right not turn. either left or right against a curb until the key turns freely. or when getting out of vehicle.
Fresh water system
Fresh water tank will not fill.
No power to amenities.
City City water Water connection leaks. connectâ€™n CO detector
Funmover Liftgate will not go liftgate up or down, just stuck in place.
Converter breakers tripped.
Connection loose at coach. Rubber gasket missing from connected hose.
Tank is already full. Check monitor panel reading and run water. 98 Fill pressure too high. Turn down the water on the fill hose. Attempting to fill tank at the City If you screwed the end of hose to side of unit Water connection. then you are at the wrong location to fill tank. Look for the "FRESH/POTABLE" door. Low coach battery. Breaker tripped for lift gate. Remote cord connection loose at coach.
Chassis should be running any time liftgate is 108 in use. Reset breaker located next to or above coach battery in generator compartment. Try to wiggle connector while pushing buttons on remote.
Sub-problem Furnace blows no air.
Causes Fuse blown in converter.
Replace 15A fuse in converter or 2A fuse in wall thermostat (some models). Review furnace start-up procedures. Open exterior door and turn switch on.
Unit out of LPG. Main LPG valve is off. LPG detector is off. Air in LPG lines.
Refill LPG tank. Turn on main LPG valve. Reset LPG detector. Cycle furnace on and off several times, waiting 45 seconds between cycles.
Low coach battery.
Run chassis to recharge coach battery.
Anti-lock brake system is disabled and normal braking is still effective. Parking brake may be on. Low on brake fluid.
Call T.A. to schedule repair.
Release parking brake. Check and fill brake fluid.
Speed sensor malfunction. Combination of ABS problem plus park brake on or low brake fluid.
Call T.A. immediately to schedule repair. Release park brake or check and fill brake fluid and get service at next opportunity.
Gauges & SES light is Engine misfire. Instrumen blinking. tation Gauges & SES light stays on. One of engines emission control Instrumen systems may be malfunctioning. tation
Call T.A. to schedule repair. Drive at a moderate speed and avoid acceleration and deceleration. Vehicle may be running out of fuel. Poor quality fuel or water in the fuel. Fuel cap may not have been properly installed and securely tightened. If engine runs poorly and SES light is lit, call T.A. to schedule service.
Gauges & TCIL light is on or Instrumen is blinking. tation
Reactivate Overdrive. Call T.A. immediately to schedule service.
Call T.A. to schedule service. Do not use outlets until problem is repaired.
Thermostat operation Local switch is off. (Hydroflame only) Furnace
Furnace blows cold air.
Heats only when using external power source Gauges & ABS light flashing Instrumen or stays lit. tation Gauges & Brake light is lit. Instrumen tation Gauges & ABS light and Instrumen Brake light are tation both lit.
GCFI power outlet
Overdrive is off. Transmission malfunction detected.
Reset button does Loss of ground fault protection. not pop out when tested.
Generator Circuit breaker trips.
Generator Cranks good but wont start.
Not enough fuel in chassis tank. Add fuel to chassis tank (fill to above 3/8). Low oil level. Add SAE 30 or 10W-30 oil to generator. Plugged fuel filter. Call T.A. to schedule repair. Inoperative fuel pump. Call T.A. to schedule repair. Fouled spark plug. Call T.A. to schedule repair.
Generator Cranks slowly or not at all.
Low coach battery. Load connected. Bad battery connection. Blown fuse.
Turn off some of the electrical load and reset 70 circuit breaker. 70
Start chassis engine then start generator. 70 Disconnect load before starting. Clean &/or tighten connections at coach batt. Replace fuse on generator control panel.
Generator Generator runs then Started with load on. surges.
Turn off all appliances and restart generator. 70
Generator Starts, runs until Low oil level in generator. start button released Malfunction in generator.
Chk generator oil. Add 10/30W oil if needed. Call T.A. to schedule repair.
Generator Stops when driving around corners.
Low fuel levels. Low oil level. Excess oil.
Refill fuel tank. Add oil if necessary. Reduce generator oil level.
Tank contents frozen.
Try to dump again after you have moved to a 100 warmer climate (above 40 degrees). Call T.A. to sched. repair.
Holding tanks don’t dump when valve handle is pulled.
Dump valve broken.
Monitor panel says Non- RV toilet paper used and tank full after you now hung up on sensors. have dumped them.
Do not run water into tank for a while to let the sensors dry out, then try again. If still not reading properly try to flush out tanks several times at dump station.
Little or no flow.
Water pump is off. Unit is out of water. Clogged aerator.
Turn on pump switch on monitor panel. Add water to the fresh water tank. Unscrew faucet aerator and flush out or leave off if needed.
LP not flowing to amenities.
Tank main valve not open. LP det. switch off / dead battery Low pressure in LP tank. Freezing temp. not allowing LP to vaporize.
Turn on main valve. Turn LP detector on or replace battery. Add LP to main tank. Move to warmer location until propane warms up.
LPG detector alarm activated or will not reset.
Low coach battery. Combustible fumes in area of detector.
Run chassis to charge coach battery. 86 Air out coach and try to reset detector, if detector will not reset then turn off main LPG valve at tank and call T.A. as soon as possible to schedule repair.
No clock or light.
No 110v power to microwave.
Turn on rooftop a/c. If roof a/c works, check 78 breakers in converter. If roof a/c doesn’t work, troubleshoot 110v system. If roof a/c works and breakers are ok, check in cabinet next to microwave to see if microwave is plugged in.
Microwav Clock and light work Microwave is bad. oven but unit doesn’t heat
Call T.A. to schedule repair.
40-amp breaker. Dead Battery.
Check fuse at power converter marked "monitor panel". Change if needed. Reset 40-amp breaker. Check and charge coach battery.
Refrigerat Display shows "A" or or “C”
No voltage to refr. control or low voltage
Check that refr. is plugged in & outlet has 90 power. Run engine to charge coach battery.
Refrigerat Display shows "F" or
Burner did not ignite.
See if have LP at stove - If no, troubleshoot LP sys. If yes, open LP valve at refr.
Refrigerat Display shows “d” or
Door open for more than 2 minutes
Refrigerat Display shows “n” or
Refr. has stopped cooling.
Verify refr. vents clear, refr. door closed & vehicle level.
No lights on panel.
Refrigerat Display is "H", “r” or or “S”
Causes Refr. control problem.
Call T.A. to schedule repair.
Refrigerat Refr. does not turn Refr turned off. or on Low or dead coach battery.
Turn refr. on. Run engine to charge coach battery.
Refrigerat Refr. does not Air in LP line. or work in LPG mode. Other LP problem.
Cycle refr. on and off several times, wait 30 seconds between cycles. Troubleshoot LP.
Refrigerat Refr. does not or work on 110V mode.
Circuit breaker tripped.
If the microwave clock is on, check breaker for appliances in converter. If not, troubleshoot 110V system.
A/C doesn't run.
No 110V to rooftop A/C.
If microwave works, check the breaker for roof A/C in converter. In ducted-type A/C's only, you may also check the 2A fuse in the wall thermostat. If the microwave does not work, troubleshoot the 110V system, p. 73.
Shower faucet turned on but no water coming out.
Knob at back of shower head is Turn knob on the back of the shower head. turned off. Other fresh water problem. Troubleshoot the fresh water system.
Water backs up into shower while running kitchen or bath faucet.
Gray tank is full.
Empty Gray water tank.
Water backs up into shower while using it.
Gray tank is full. Shower drain basket plugged.
Empty Gray water tank. Clean shower drain basket of hair and debris.
No 110V power to coach.
Stove top LPG flowing out of Manual igniter inoperative. Use matches/lighter or call T.A. to schedule burner but igniter repair. will not light LPG. Igniter lead has come off igniter. Lift stove top up and reconnect orange lead to back of igniter or use matches/lighter.
Stove top Stove burner will not light.
LPG not getting to stove.
Troubleshoot LPG system.
No water to toilet.
Troubleshoot fresh water system.
Red light stays on. No LPG getting to stove.
Troubleshoot LPG system.
Red light does not Water heater was on and water come on at all. is now hot. Fuse blown in converter panel.
Check faucet for hot water.
Replace 5A fuse in converter.
Water heater leaks Common due to expansion after Use some hot water from system and this 94 at relief valve. water heater heats water up to should relieve pressure. operating temp. Debris in relief valve. Open and close valve with silver lever on top of valve behind the water heater door. CAUTION: WATER WILL SPURT OUT AND MAY BE VERY HOT!!
Water heater is on Bypass valve may be open but water not hot.
Water pump not pumping.
Close bypass valve
Dead or low coach battery. Run engine to charge coach battery. Fresh water tank may be empty. Fill tank.
APPENDIX II RETURNING THE MOTORHOME Before your return your motorhome, please be prepared. This will avoid the possibility of being charged for any of the following: 1. Remember to return the unit at least as clean as it was when you rented it or you will be charged a cleaning fee. 2. Remember to return the unit with the waste tanks empty and the dust cap off (where permitted by law) or you will be charged a dumping fee. 3. Remember to return the unit with at least the same amount of fuel as it had when you rented it or you will be charged a refueling fee. 4. Remember to return the unit at the date, time and place indicated on your copy of “Rental Agreement: Check Out” (the document you signed when you picked up your RV) or you may be charged an hourly late fee. It is recommended that the vehicle be returned during normal business hours and the Rental Agreement should be finalized while you are present. 5. When you return, you must report and pay for traffic/parking violations or you will be charged an administration fee. Contact your rental return location for fee amounts. These points and more can be found in “Rental Agreement: Check Out” and in “Additional Terms and Conditions of Rental Contract” (a folded document given to you along with your copy of “Rental Agreement: Check Out”).
WE VALUE YOUR COMMENTS Dear Valued Customer: Thank you for choosing Cruise America for your motorhome vacation. We hope that you have enjoyed our hospitality and we look forward to serving your future motorhome vacation needs. Cruise America is dedicated to providing the highest quality of service to all of our customers. Your comments and suggestions are needed to assist us in improving the quality of service that you receive. When you return your RV, please take a few moments to fill out the lower right-hand portion of the Vehicle/Service Acceptance Form (our Form number 07-005) and let us know how we are doing! There you can mark as Satisfactory or Not Satisfactory various aspects of your rental experience as well as fill in a Customer Comments section. Thank you! Your Cruise America Management and Staff 120